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Under the Dome Review

Last November I was privileged enough to witness a rare meeting of the minds and report on it for Dork Shelf. Cronenberg looks under King’s Dome detailed the filmmaker’s interview with Stephen King in front of a giddy audience at Toronto’s Canon Theatre. Although they covered many subjects it was primarily a promotional event for […]

Book Shelf: Malazan Book of the Fallen

A friend of mine once told me about a movie series backed by Ted Turner which was set up to be an epic, three-part, 12-hour opus about the American Civil War.  It was called Gods and Generals, starring Jeff Daniels and Robert Duvall, and it was canceled after the first 4-hour entry of the trilogy.  […]

HBO picks up Game of Thrones for Series

The Hollywood Reporter and several other outlets are reporting that HBO has given the greenlight for a ten episode order of Game of Thrones. The TV series, which is based on George R.R. Martin’s extremely popular A Song of Ice and Fire novels, shot its pilot in the UK and Morocco late last year. Thrones […]

Director Morel Controls the Spice, Controls Dune

Paramount Pictures has found a new director for their adaptation of Frank Herbert’s landmark science fiction novel Dune.  Director Pierre Morel (Banlieue 13, Taken) replaces Peter Berg who had been attached to the project for some time.  This will be the second film adaptation of Dune, the first being David Lynch’s abortive 1984 attempt.  The […]

Cronenberg looks under King’s Dome

This past Thursday night I was treated to a very special surprise: last minute tickets to an evening with Stephen King. I estimate that no one has written a larger portion of my lifetime’s reading than this man. And as an added bonus, he was interviewed by my favourite Canadian filmmaker, David Cronenberg. I didn’t […]

Sean Bean Cast in HBO’s Game of Thrones

The Hollywood Reporter has some big casting news for HBO‘s television adaptation of George R. R. Martin‘s Game of Thrones fantasy series.  Sean Bean has been cast as Lord Eddard Stark, one of the main characters from the book.  Bean, whose resume is quite long, is recognizable to many as Boromir from Lord of the […]

Where The Wild Things Are Trailer

Director Spike Jonze‘s much anticipated adaptation of the popular children’s book Where The Wild Things Are finally has an official trailer.  Hit the HD and Fullscreen buttons for best results. Where The Wild Things Are by author and artist Maurice Sendak tells the story of a young boy, Max whose imagination takes him on a […]