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The Name Of The Wind – Epic Fantasy Or Fictional Biography?

The Saturday after Thanksgiving I’d gotten together with a group of friends for what we call “Friendsgiving”. A chance to have a Thanksgiving meal with the people you REALLY want to see. This particular group are voracious readers but on a wide array of genres. One friend reads Lovecraft, another is into science fiction while […]

91-Year-Old Dick Van Dyke To Appear In Mary Poppins Sequel

Revealed yesterday during a seemingly innocuous (aside from an awesome Jerry Lewis interview) Hollywood Reporter article about 90+ year old actors, the legendary Dick Van Dyke will join the cast of Disney’s upcoming Mary Poppins Returns. A sequel to the 1964 classic (this reporter’s all-time favorite film), Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt in the […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda And Patrick Rothfuss Team To Adapt The Kingkiller Chronicles

It’s like someone at Lionsgate was sitting at my table on Thanksgiving day. The talk was about the Hamilton the musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda and then we shifted to the charitable work of Patrick Rothfuss and his fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicles. Today, Variety is telling us that Lionsgate has tapped Miranda to be creative producer […]

Report: Lin-Manuel Miranda Wants To Play Carnage In Maximum Carnage Movie

There’s a rumor going around that Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda wants to play Carnage in a Marvel movie. Preferably, he would like to play him in an adaptation of Maximum Carnage, the 1990s super-mega-crossover event that saw Carnage lead a team of super-villains including Shriek, Doppelganger, Demogoblin, and Carrion in a fourteen-issue battle against a team […]

First Trailer For Moana, The Next Disney Animated Feature

Disney has released a first trailer for Vaiana… which may be confusing since we will see it as Moana. The new animated feature set in the South Pacific and staring the voices of Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson and featuring the music of Lin-Manuel Miranda from Hamilton. It features a script co-written by current Black Panther writer Taika […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda And J.J. Abrams Perform Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cantina Song For May The Fourth

In celebration of May the Fourth, Tony Award Nominee and musical sensation Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda performed his contribution to Star Wars: The Force Awakens — with his backing band and director J.J. Abrams in tow — in front of fans hoping to get tickets to tonight’s performance of Hamilton (via The Verge). [youtube][/youtube] According […]

Hamilton And The Force Awakens Collide And Other Tales Of The Star Wars

Another day on the Star Wars press tour as The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams tells Jimmy Fallon he composed a new cantina band tune with Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit musical Hamilton. [youtube][/youtube] “I go to see the show with our son, and at intermission, [Miranda] … comes up to me. And my […]