From acclaimed British filmmaker Peter Greenaway
As you all should know by now, one of my favorite movies of all time ever is Django Unchained. I could never pick a favorite scene, but I really love the moment when Christoph Waltz‘s character breaks it to DiCaprio (Mr. Candie) that one of his favorite authors—Alexandre Dumas—is a black man. Before I saw the movie I had no idea, and soon found myself all up on Dumas‘ Wikipedia page. The beloved French author of The Three Musketeers and The Count Of Monte Cristo had a fascinating life and soon we’re going to see some of it on the big screen. Click inside for more!
Spoiler Alert Warning?
We are just weeks away from the theatrical debut of the long-anticipated sequel film Jurassic World and fans are already chomping at the bit for any new info on the film as soon as it is available. Many Jurassic World toys and books have been released already and one book in particular, Where Dinosaurs Come to Life, is giving us our first LISTEN of what the Indominus Rex dinosaur‘s roar will sound like. The book comes with an interactive app that uses virtual reality to make the dinosaurs come to life … it’s really neat, I have to say. Click the embed to watch and skip to the 11:25 minute mark to hear Indominus Rex roar for the first time. I have a feeling the roar will sound much more impressive in movie theaters but this is a really great tease for the movie to come.
Then mysteriously deletes it...
If she wasn’t already, Amber Rose is getting ready to be incredibly, ridiculously busy. Her new book, titled How to Be a Bad Bitch is officially out, and now we’re learning that she might have an actual talk show on the way. Amber Rose, inside of our TVs, giving us life and relationship advice? I don’t know… it kind of makes sense to me. But nothing has been confirmed yet, and Amber even deleted the first photo she posted from set. Click inside for more.
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"Big Little Lies" sounds amazing
HBO is moving full steam ahead with new content. It feels like every other day I hear about a new project coming to the network. I spent the week watching the incredible miniseries The Casual Vacancy (the adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s novel), and Issa Rae and Snoop Dogg have shows in the works, there’s a Gloria Steinem miniseries in the works, and a host of other projects. Now I have to add one more must-watch series to the list. Big Little Lies is a book that’s being adapted into a miniseries, and Reese Witherspooon and Nicole Kidman are both the executive producers and stars. Click inside for more!
Bound For The Promised Land
HBO Films has announced a new television film project that will tell the tale of escaped slave turned civil rights icon Harriet Tubman based on the biography of her life Bound for the Promised Land. Actress Viola Davis (The Help, How to Get Away with Murder) has signed on to play Tubman in this biopic movie that only seems like the most perfect casting ever. It’s been many years since I studied the life of Harriet Tubman so I think I’m due for a refresher. Considering the high quality of films that HBO has produced in recent years, I cannot think of a more fitting studio to bring the story of Harriet Tubman to life. More »
Action figures, books, TV specials, LEGO play sets and MORE!
After that unsavory business concerning the comments made by Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner earlier today, I’m ecstatic that I have some very positive comic book / superhero news to share right now. DC Comics has announced that the will unveil a line of products designed for female comic book fans. DC Super Hero Girls will be a line of products that will range from books to TV shows, movies to toys and everything in between. While there is no reason that any person of any gender can enjoy anything comic book-related, it’s refreshing to see that DC Comics has decided to gear a line of products specifically for the large portion of their fanbase that is all too often neglected and taken advantage of. Click below to learn more about this exciting new line of superhero stuff coming our way. More »
“I’ve got so many tales to tell."
Madonna continues to promote the release of her new album Rebel Heart and the forthcoming launch of her new Rebel Heart Tour in any way she can and this week sat down for an interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 to talk about thangs. In her chat, Madonna revealed that she’s been thinking about the possibility of writing her autobiography. Maddy reveals, duh, that she’s “got so many tales to tell” and since she made a stunning career telling stories in song, it makes sense that she might be interested in penning her own life story. According to Madge, if she wrote a book like this it would have to cover her whole life story … which is something that I DEFFO would want to read. Click below to hear Madonna talk about the possibility of her writing an autobiography and listen to her interview in full with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2. More »
Lisbeth Salander's story continues
Remember back in December of 2013 when it was first reported that new books in Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium Trilogy series (aka the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books) would be written by a new author named David Lagercrantz? Well, today we learn that the first book in the continuation of the series has been given a title and a book cover. The Girl in the Spider’s Web will continue the story of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist even tho the author who created the series died a decade ago. News that the book series would be continued by a new author was met with some controversy but the book is coming whether folks like it or not. Click below to see the cover of The Girl in the Spider’s Web along with the new covers of the previous Millennium Trilogy books and learn more about this new book. More »