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WORLD WAR Z MOVIE SYNOPSIS IS NOTHING LIKE THE BOOK, INTERNET MELTS DOWN

via io9 Remember when the World War Z movie held such promise? Now, not so much. Paramount has released the synopsis for its film adaptation of Max Brooks’ seminal zombie war story, and people are not happy about the massive deviations. The internet is rising up like a last-ditch offensive … Continue reading

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MOVIE HOT LINKS FOR JAN 12TH: SUCKER PUNCH, CAPTAIN AMERICA, ALIENS, X-MEN, AND MUCH MORE

New Sucker Punch promo: Meet 5 women who could break us in half   by Scott Edelman at Blastr This movie looks SO good. I can’t wait until March! Captain America Trailer To Be Delayed, Apparently Footage “Isn’t Amazing” via Comic Book Movie This isn’t good. I’ve been really excited … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR DECEMBER 8TH: ‘WALKING DEAD’, ‘VAMPIRE DIARIES’ CLIPS, ‘DIRK GENTLY’, AND ‘ALPHAS’

Reflections on ‘The Walking Dead’ Season One by Alyse Wax at Fear Net The grave is still fresh on The Walking Dead season one, but we are already jonesing for more. With only a six-episode season, can you blame us? While we have the next eleven months to speculate on … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR DECEMBER 2ND, PART 2: STAR TREK 2, BATMAN 3, NARNIA, AND ‘THE MAZE RUNNER’

‘Star Trek’ writers: ‘We have broken the story’ for sequel Geoff Boucher at The LA Times The 2009 reboot of “Star Trek” was a shining moment for fans of sci-fi and spectacle films and the sequel, due in 2012, may well follow the box-office trajectory of the Christopher Nolan Gotham … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: BOOK ADAPTATION EDITION

Top 10 books made into movies – by EmJ #1 Lord of the Rings #2 Harry Potter #3 Twilight #4 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow #5 Eragon #6 Interview with the Vampire #7 X-Men #8 Bram Stoker’s Dracula #9 Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein #10 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Top … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JULY 12TH, PART 1: HUGO CABRET, INCEPTION, WICKED, AND PREDATORS

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret Movie Details Posted by Fiona at filmofilia.com Hugo Cabret, Scorsese’s first film which will be shot in 3D, tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JULY 2ND, PART 2: ROBERT HEINLEIN, 2ND DEATHLY HALLOWS TRAILER, SAM WORTHINGTON, AND THE LAST AIRBENDER

Star Trek writer adapting Heinlein’s Have Spacesuit for a film By Scott Edelman at Sci Fi Wire One of Robert A. Heinlein greatest novels, Have Space Suit—Will Travel—the last the author published specifically for a young audience—is being adapted for the big screen by Harry Kloor, who’s written for Star … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: BLOOD OATH BY CHRISTOPHER FARNSWORTH

Christopher Farnsworth: Blood Oath Written by OBS Staff Member Rose Move over James Bond, this secret agent’s cocktail is blood, warm, whether shaken or stirred. By far this is the best vampire book I have read in a long time, and I’ve read my fair share. Blood Oath, Christopher Farnsworth’s … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JUNE 18TH, PART 1: PLAN 9, REMAKES, ‘NEVER LET ME GO’, AND AVATAR DESIGN ART

Plan 9 From Outer Space Being Converted to 3D from Uncle Creepy at Dread Central San Diego-based 3D production and conversion studio PassmoreLab has some big plans. The company is about to take the Ed Wood, Jr. zombie “classic” Plan 9 From Outer Space, which was colorized a couple of … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS PART 1: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4, SUPERHEROES ON SCREEN, TRON ART & MORE

Source: reelzchannel MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4 GETS RELEASE DATE J.J. Abrams is going to be pretty busy for the next year with Paramount giving both his secret Super 8 project and Mission: Impossible 4 release dates for next year. Deadlinereports that Super 8 will open sometime in the summer, while MI:4 will be shifted from Memorial … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: PETER PAN

“He is Peter Pan, you know, mother’ At first Mrs. Darling did not know, but after thinking back into her childhood she just remembered a Peter Pan who was said to live with the fairies. There were odd stories about him; as that when children died he went part of … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MAR. 23RD: NEVER CRY WEREWOLF, WAR OF THE GODS, AND CAPTAIN AMERICA…OFFICALLY

SyFy Movie ‘Never Cry Werewolf’ with Nina Dobrev of The Vampire Diaries via Werewolves.com The first thing you think when you see ‘SyFy movie’ in any review title is, ‘Here we go, more crappy effects in a hastily thrown together creature feature.’ Well, what the hell is wrong with that? … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JAN. 11TH: NEW VAMPIRES, BOOK ADAPTATIONS, AND HOLLYWOODS LACK OF NEW IDEAS

By Erin McCarthy at Popular Mechanics: How to Stop a Daybreakers-Style Vampire Epidemic In Daybreakers, a bat bites a man and infects him with a disease that turns him into a bloodsucker. Within 10 years, only 5 percent of the human population is left. The remaining 95 percent of the … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 29: VAMPIRE HUNTERS, LITTLE WEREWOLVES, ANGELIC ASSASINS, AND WHEEL OF TIME

from Caleb Goellner at MTV News–ADAPT THIS: ‘Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer’ by Van Jensen and Dustin Higgins THE STORY: “Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer” by Van Jensen (W) and Dustin Higgins (A) – SLG Publishing WHAT IT’S ABOUT: After vampires claim the life of his father Geppetto, Pinocchio takes up arms (and wooden … Continue reading

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