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Will Aaron Paul Appear in Ron Howard’s THE DARK TOWER Adaptation?

Who doesn’t love Breaking Bad? If you’re not into that show, I don’t know if I trust you. Just sayin’… Apparently mega director Ron Howard is a… more

On Reading: Dave Eggers’ THE CIRCLE

I read Dave Eggers’ latest novel, “The Circle,” on my Kindle. It learned my reading speed within the first few “pages” and then reported to me with a timestamp in… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more

Love and Time Travel Abound in the OUTLANDER Trailer

Finally, time travel-based romances and adventures are happening to women other than Emily Blunt and Rachel McAdams! In the first trailer for Starz’s Outlander from Battlestar Galactica impresario Ronald D…. more

Going Old School With 10 Random Facts From The World Almanac 2014

It is not, to most of you, news that before there was Wikipedia, the way we all looked stuff up was to consult the printed page. Nowadays, it’s rare to… more

Nerdist Podcast: Jerry Stahl

The very interesting and insightful Jerry Stahl stops by the show to talk about being addicted to heroin, the Fatty Arbuckle story and William Randolph Hearst’s role in pushing the… more

Studio Ghibli to Adapt Joan G. Robinson’s WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE This Summer

Although you’ll have to wait until February 21, 2014 to experience the high-flying fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki’s swan song, The Wind Rises, Japanese film distributor Toho revealed in its 2014… more

Tom Cruise Developing New JACK REACHER Novel For Sequel

About this time last year, Tom Cruise produced and starred in writer-director Christopher McQuarrie’s Jack Reacher, an adaptation of author Lee Child’s novel One Shot, which introduced the cinematic world… more

Learn All About J.R.R. Tolkien in This INFO MINUTE

With the impending release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, many people find themselves wondering, “Wait, how many Hobbit movies are there again?,” “The book was only 300-something pages?,”… more

Visit Ancient Westeros in New GAME OF THRONES Novella

If you’re like me, you’re laying on a tortuous bed of anticipation waiting for both the new season of HBO’s Game of Thrones and the arrival of George R.R…. more

EXCLUSIVE: Edgar Wright Intros the Film Crit Hulk Book

This is a film fan’s dream come true: Film Crit Hulk, the syntax-smashing yet surprisingly erudite film critic from Badass Digest has authored an e-book, entitled Screenwriting 101. The book… more


Once in a lifetime, a book hits shelves so magnificent, so utterly enchanting that it becomes an eternal beacon of paper magic for ages to come. If you love Pocket… more

Teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s THE STRAIN TV Series

It isn’t the most forthcoming of videos, even for viral marketing, but the first teaser for FX’s upcoming The Strain TV series, based on the bestselling horror novel by Guillermo… more

Holiday Gift Guide: Odds and Ends

There’s all sorts of gifts for the holidays that just don’t fit into any particular category. They can’t be boxed in, these gifts! From ornaments to toys to games to… more

Holiday Gift Guide: Comic Book Edition

It’s Comic Book Day and chances are you’re already neck deep in preparation for tomorrow’s Turkey Day feast. But, you’d be foolish to head into Black Friday and Cyber Monday… more

Holiday Gift Guide: Movies For The Stockings

Don’t like leaving the house on Christmas to go to the movies? Trust me, I know the feeling. You’d be hard pressed to get me to leave my room during… more

Doug Dorst, the Writer Behind JJ Abrams’ S.

Doug Dorst had JJ Abrams on the phone. Though he’s an accomplished novelist and his work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, ZYZZYVA, and other journals, as well as… more

Holiday Gift Guide: Grumpy Cat, Pulp Fiction and a Super Book for Superheroes

You won’t need a car charger, headphones, protective cases, or extended warranties for the old standby in the art of gift-giving: The Book. What’s it called?: Grumpy Cat,… more

Holiday Gift Guide: GAME OF THRONES Edition

The promise of new Game of Thrones episodes may be enough to keep us warm through these cold, Westeros-less winter months, but like the Night’s Watch, we’ve sworn to protect… more

Report: Telltale Working on a GAME OF THRONES Game

When Kanye West impelled us to “Watch the Throne,” chances are he wasn’t talking about George R.R. Martin’s now-seminal A Song of Ice and Fire series, better known to… more

Viz Launches Massive Manga Catalog on Apple’s iBooks Store

Good news for those of you out there who want to scratch their manga itch without getting adult-onset scoliosis from lugging around scores of weighty tomes of Naruto, Bleach, and … more

Dispatches From the ENDER’S GAME Press Day

Adapting a beloved novel with legions of die-hard nerd-fans isn’t exactly a cakewalk. Writer/Director Gavin Hood and stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, and Harrison Ford talked about the… more

Top Ten Favorite Horror Novels

Halloween is almost here, so let’s get spooky together with this list of my favorite horror novels of all time! 10. Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark - Alvin… more

Sink Your Teeth Into a Copy of THE SNACKING DEAD

Let’s say you’re in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. It’s dangerous, it’s smelly, the world is in complete disrepair, and there are undead ghouls attempting to gnaw your face… more