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Hamlet Z- A New Version of 'Hamlet' with Zombies

"Hamlet Z," a reinvention of Shakespeare's classic play featuring Denmark under siege by zombies, is available now for purchase on Amazon.com, and is in pre-production for a 2013 stage production in Austin, Texas by Assembled Productions, LLC.

Lancelot and The Wolf Author Victim of Gay Hate Campaign

Author Sarah Luddington has come under attack from a barrage of homophobic hatred following the release of her Arthurian fantasy series, The Knights of Camelot, in which the main protagonist is bisexual.

The Road Warrior Returns in “Mad Max: Fury Road”, with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron

Principal photography began 9 July on the dystopian action adventure “Mad Max: Fury Road”, written and directed by “Mad Max” creator George Miller. It's the fourth in the franchise’s history and stars Tom Hardy  in the title role of Max Rockatansky, alongside Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa and Nicholas Hoult.

Peep!

I saw a brilliant movie the other day. It featured a highly sophisticated critique of both the prevailing intellectualism and the corporately hijacked political elite. Its protagonists presented in part woolly, but mostly toothy arguments supporting the view that our system is undeniably adrift and we are headed for imminent disaster.

De Niro, Pfeiffer and Tommy lee Jones to Star in Luc Besson’s Malavita

Principal photography has begun on EuropaCorp and Relativity’s comedic actioner Malavita directed by Luc Besson and starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones.

NASA Lands Car-Size Rover Beside Martian Mountain

NASA's most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.

LA FUTURA Arrives This September from ZZ Top

The first new studio album from ZZ Top in nine years is LA FUTURA, set for release September 11 by American Recordings. The album harks back to the hallmark raw sound of the band's formative years and will, inevitably, be considered a return to form on multiple levels.

What if amnesia was infectious? Find out in Geoff Nelder's, ARIA: Left Luggage

As I puffed, riding my bicycle up a steep Welsh hill 5 years ago I had an original idea. What if amnesia was infectious? Then what if no one was immune. I researched like crazy for 4 months to discover a) there was no known medical event of infectious amnesia, and b) that the concept – especially with retrograde amnesia (lose say a year’s worth per day backwards) – hadn’t been used in published stories, nor on TV or film.

Two Dads Use KickStarter to Fund Film Project with Hidden Cause - HIV Awareness

Aspiring filmmakers and full time dads Rob Lewis and Mark Skelton have made a unique pitch to the users of the online crowd-funding service KickStarter. They are asking for help to make a feature-length film entitled 'Gnorml' that they say will "change their situation." However, the real impact of their project lies buried in the details of their film's storyline. The main character is HIV positive.

J.K. Rowling Doing Live Harry Potter Webcast With Schoolkids

Scholastic has arranged a live webcast with author J.K. Rowling on October 11, 2012 along with the launch of the website, Harry Potter Reading Club. At 12:00 noon ET (9:00am PT / 5:00pm GMT) (and that's a Thursday folks) the potter author will chin-wag with schoolkids across America and discuss the world of Harry Potter including Pottermore, a free online site that offers Potter fans the chance to read new writing by J.K. Rowling, exclusively that is.

Man decodes Fifty Shades of Grey

A newly released ebook, Fifty Shades of Grey Decoded is rapidly climbing the Amazon sales charts. Unlike numerous parodies of the No.1 best seller, author M. Alan has created a "cheat sheet" for men out of his own desire to understand what made the book so appealing to millions of women. Apparently the author is striking a chord with men and women.

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit to be a Trilogy

Peter Jackson will make a third film in his upcoming adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Jackson recently wrapped principal photography on what he originally planned to be a two-film adaptation of The Hobbit, which is set in Middle-earth 60 years before The Lord of the Rings.

Science Fiction Author Bypasses Traditional Publishing

When author Eric Kent Edstrom announced the release of Afterlife, the second book of The Undermountain Saga, on his twitter feed on June 28th, 2012, he joined a growing trend of authors turning their back on the so called Big Six publishers in New York. High profile success stories like J.A. Konrath, Blake Crouch, and John Locke have uncovered profitable niches of readership by indie publishing their work using sites like Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords. Edstrom hopes to do the same in the young adult genre.

New Game Allows Players to Create Their Own Jurassic Park

Dinosaurs once again roam the Earth the ‘Jurassic Park Builder’ game app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Based on Jurassic Park, users will experience their own interactive journey on the mysterious Isla Nublar.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Getting Blu-ray Release

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with its first-ever release on Blu-ray, on October 9, 2012. It's digitally remastered and has the new 7.1 surround sound.

Filmmaker Begins Work On Experimental Sequel To 1990's Children's Film 'Home Alone'

Home Alone, one of the most success holiday-themed family films of all time is finally due for a reboot, albeit an unlicensed one. Taking a cue from Hollywood and fans across the United States, Pittsburgh -based filmmaker Wright Williams, known for his involvement in the adult industry, has taken it upon himself to craft an entirely fan-funded shot-for-shot remake of the original film, but done in 'his own style'.

Elizabeth Mitchell tells the true story of the horse nobody wanted, and his journey to the 2012 Olympic Games

On the eve of the London Games, Elizabeth Mitchell's new Byliner Original The Fire Horse tells the highly unlikely—and incredibly life-affirming—story of Neville Bardos, a horse that barely survived a terrible barn fire last year, his relationship with his devoted rider, Boyd Martin, and their journey together to the 2012 Olympics.

India, China and Brazil Kill Effort to Eliminate Super Greenhouse Gases

For the fourth year in a row, Brazil, China and India have prevented formal talks at the Montreal Protocol on proposals to end global production and use of the most powerful known greenhouse gases (GHGs).

‘A Liar’s Autobiography’ The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman Coming Soon

 ‘A Liar’s Autobiography’ The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman Makes World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

The new animated feature A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman is getting its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Fellow Python member Terry Jones plus the film’s directors Bill Jones (Jones’ son), Ben Timlett, and Jeff Simpson will be in attendance.

Ancient Enemy Returns to Enact Revenge in New Sci-Fi Novel

Andrew Iddon gives the classic good versus evil story a futuristic twist in his new science fiction novel, “The Regime: Resurrection” Set far into the future in a fictional galaxy, “The Regime” introduces readers to Greg Simons, a sergeant of the mighty Imperium. A good man and brave soldier, Sergeant Simons struggles with low-self esteem and feels as though he’s always living in the shadow of his father, a decorated war hero who has never respected him.

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