Jul 11 2011

Tintin for the 21st century?

I will never, ever, ever stop finding motion-capture stuff creepy, but I'll probably see this anyhow:It helps that it's based on a cartoon, so the characters aren't supposed to look super-realisti...

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Jul 7 2011

The joys of legalese

For those of you interested in the nine(!) Wizard of Oz-related film projects currently in development, there's an interesting Hollywood Reporter article about Warner Bros.'s recent legal victory ...

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Jul 7 2011

Maladroit

I'm so happy this is a real thing:Yes. Snow White, perhaps the most famous poisoning victim in all of fairyland, is hawking the very food that led to her downfall. Way to go, Disney![Via io9]

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Jul 6 2011

Been there

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Keri Russell has signed on to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Shannon Hale's novel Austenland. The movie will be directed by Jerusha Hess (best known ...

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Jul 5 2011

Sound advice

Aw, my beloved Cold Comfort Farm got a shout-out in Laura Miller's Salon article about Invisible Libraries, collections of books that only exist within works of fiction. (Books like the guidebook...

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Jul 5 2011

Travel to faraway places...

I want these (particularly the Hogwarts one):Maybe not to the extent of selling a kidney, but seriously close.[Via io9]

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Jun 30 2011

Two-for-one

I've never read Michael Morpurgo's novel War Horse (I don't like wartime tearjerkers or sad animal stories, and this sucker manages to be both), and I am now 100% certain I won't be seeing the mov...

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Jun 29 2011

Sing-a-long with LeVar Burton

Um. I'm not sure I can sign off on the idea of a Reading Rainbow flash mob, where an unknown number of participants gather to sing the show's theme song. Reading Rainbow was a big part of my chi...

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Jun 28 2011

High art

I can't believe I'm so stoked about a video game novelization (particularly for a game I've never played), but this one—written by internationally successful author Miyuki Miyabe—just looks so coo...

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Jun 28 2011

Bridget Jones's Twitter feed

Helen Fielding is one of those authors who clearly made enough money to never work again, so I guess it's understandable that she hasn't published anything since 2009's Ox-tales, a collection of s...

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Jun 27 2011

Signs of life

After the better part of a year, Lisa Kleypas is back: she's offering a sneak peek of her upcoming contemporary romance Rainshadow Road (not out until January, sadly), as well as an August re-rele...

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Jun 27 2011

Somewhere, a studio executive is crying.

Here's the latest trailer for the Captain America: The First Avenger movie. How did they pass up on a 4th of July weekend release? Seriously, how?

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Jun 24 2011

Leading lady material

Well, this makes me slightly more inclined to see it: Emma Stone has apparently been offered the lead role in the upcoming film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (Admittedly, this on...

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Jun 21 2011

Moneyball on the big screen

The trailer's out for the film adaptation of Michael Lewis's 2003 book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. Behold:I have zero interest in baseball, but I support anything that requires ...

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Jun 20 2011

Cool (in a creepy way)

We here at Wordcandy always enjoy a good re-imagined bookcover, but we get a thrill out of fresh takes on classic movie posters, too... particularly when the films in question are based on familia...

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Jun 17 2011

And then the drink takes a drink...

Sadly, this "How To Drink Like Your Favorite Authors" article does not include a "Which author/lush are you?" quiz or drink recipes, but it's a fun read nonetheless.

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Jun 16 2011

The Nine Lives of Chloe King hits Hulu

The first episode of ABC Family's The Nine Lives of Chloe King (based on the YA novel by Celia Thompson) is now available on Hulu. Here's the trailer, which looks entertaining enough, if a little...

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Jun 16 2011

Six days and counting...

For those of you with boatloads of time on your hands this week, you can keep an eye on the YouTube countdown clock to J.K. Rowling's mysterious Harry Potter-Related Big Announcement. It's pretty...

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Jun 14 2011

An insider's look

My mother was absolutely fascinated by the Bernie Madoff scandal, but she's determined to wait until she is 100% certain she's found the most informative and in-depth book about his situation befo...

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Jun 13 2011

American Gods on TV?

I didn't have the stomach to enjoy this book (the thought of the main character's undead wife slowly decomposing body still makes me queasy, and I read the book almost ten years ago), but Neil Gai...

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Jun 13 2011

Here you go, Australia! You're welcome!

The London Evening Standard recently posted a depressing article about the fact that one in five London-area parents are either illiterate or only "functionally literate" (meaning they read at the...

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Jun 9 2011

Eye-catching and delicious!

One more summer reading list and we're done. Here's the Horn Book magazine's list of recommended books for children. Their choices range from picture books to YA novels, and they've convinced me...

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Jun 9 2011

Skip Beat goes live-action

The trailer for the upcoming Taiwanese drama take on the Japanese manga Skip Beat is out:Uh... well, everyone looks pretty (particularly Korean actor Choi Siwon–that man is amazingly good-looking)...

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Jun 8 2011

Get 'em while they're hot

If you're one of the many conflicted fans of both independent booksellers and e-readers, this is your weekend. Unbridled Books has partnered with the American Booksellers Association to promote t...

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Jun 7 2011

That man cannot catch a break.

How did I miss this? There's a graphic novel adaptation of Jonathan Stroud's The Amulet of Samarkand, one of my favorite YA novels ever, and the cover art is (once again) terrible. Seriously, I'...

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Jun 6 2011

Needless to say, we will not be reading the sequel to Precious.

And speaking of summer reading, NPR has been putting together a number of genre-specific recommended reading lists, including crime fiction, cookbooks, and historical novels. Their selections are...

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Jun 6 2011

A word of advice

Lifehacker has put together a helpful guide for How to Create an Awesome Summer Reading List. They offer everything from basic tips ("First, tackle your reading backlog") to DIY-instructions for ...

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Jun 2 2011

Charming!

Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul has announced that there is no female writer whom he considers his equal. He specifically dismisses Jane Austen's claim to literary fame, saying he "couldn...

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Jun 1 2011

Faking It and Fast Women, by Jennifer Crusie

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The fine people at St. Martin's Griffin continue to trot out reprints of Jennifer Crusie's earlier work. Their latest offerings are freshly re-covered editions of 2001's Fast Women and...

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May 31 2011

Dreamy!

Last week, The Beat posted the cover image for Yen Press's upcoming Twilight: The Graphic Novel #2, and it is, frankly, hilarious. Behold:It's possible that Yen will shell out for a print job tha...

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