The good people over at Marvel have announced today that they will be showing 17 minutes of exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy footage in select IMAX theatres around North America on July 7th.
The press release that we here at Nerdophiles received in the early hours of this morning stated that the exclusive sneak peak will be shown in 150 IMAX theatres across North America on July 7th at 7pm sharp.
We’ve read the comics, we’ve seen the trailers and our bodies are 110% for Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy, and so is its director James Gunn it seems.
“We’ve re-mastered some of our epic sequences into the IMAX 3D format, taking the scope and scale to new heights while creating a truly immersive, cinematic experience that will take you further into the Marvel Universe than ever before.”
Of course the tickets for these events are going to go quick…
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Warning: amateur philosophy.
People are basically good, and also basically asshats. We’re a mixed bag, is what I’m saying.
Put it another way: people are fucking flawed, from breath to blood to atoms. I don’t just mean bodies and brains, either; I mean whatever spirit or biological synthesis you choose to believe is steering each individual beast in the collective meatflock. We govern ourselves with an ever-changing yet eternal series of moral, spiritual, social and legal constraints more rigid, for the most part, than even the most optimistic view of human nature believes us to be capable of upholding en masse, because the alternative means giving up on our capability for goodness, change, improvement. We have the memories of mayflies and the cultural baggage of methuselahs, and are historically, as a species, very bad at noticing the dissonance, mostly because we’re so obsessed with the solipsistic present or one…
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I have an anti-Semite shelf at GR, I keep it for those few loathsome souls that deserve it. To get your books shelved there you either have to proclaim your hatred for all those Jewish or you can just do what author Lloyd Lofthouse just did.
“You might even want to attempt a Goodreads Giveaway, but be warned, there are trolls who are members of Goodreads dedicated to trashing books that—they never read—with rotten reviews and 1-star ratings, and that even happens on Amazon. Trolls are mean, sneaky, mentally ill people addicted to anonymously hurting others, and standing up to them just motivates the trolls to be meaner. Consider these trolls to be the Ebola virus of the internet. If you question why there are such people on the earth, think about Hitler, Stalin, Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.” -Lloyd Lofthouse, Thank you for asking me to review your…
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Rameau’s note: At the time of reading this book, in 2012, I didn’t know about the paedophile scandal in the author’s family. I think I found out that her husband had abused small boys and that Zimmer Bradley had protected him after reading The Mists of Avalon, but I’m not sure. My review, however, stands.
In Marion Zimmer Bradley’s masterpiece, we see the tumult & adventures of Camelot’s court thru the eyes of the women who bolstered the king’s rise & schemed for his fall. From their childhoods thru the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women & a diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds. As Morgaine & Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur’s kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin & Viviane wield their magics for the future…
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Over at the USA Today HEA blog, I’m running a second column where I’m asking SF&F authors for their favorite science fiction or fantasy movies and TV shows. For my post here today, I thought I’d narrow in on some of my favorite End Of The World As We Know It (or EOTWAWKI) movies. I was reading Entertainment Weekly at breakfast and they have an “Ultimate Apocalyst” of 52 movies, which is what started me thinking along this vein.
On the magazine’s list of 52, I’ve seen 37, which I guess tells you how much I do enjoy this subgenre. EW might be missing a few but probably nothing too major. I mean, they’ve omitted the 1955 “Day The World Ended” AND the 1967 TV movie remake, entitled “Year 2889”, both of which I’ve seen. “The Day After” is missing. They only include one version of “War of the…
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Initial reaction: Word to the wise: the less you know about this book, the better it’ll probably seem to you. The writing was very good, and I’ll admit I really liked turns of the book where I followed Jamie through his meandering quest to discover his past and navigating the convoluted hints his sister, Cate, drops.
But I have to say that there were things I didn’t like about the narrative and places where I think it could’ve added just a bit more to give it that extra punch for the aim it was going for. Hopefully I can expand upon those points in the review to come. I’ll try to make it spoiler free.
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