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Scurte #562

December 11, 2017 Leave a comment

câştigătorii 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards.

– un fragment din Problema celor trei corpuri, de Liu Cixin.

statistici Amazon (2016).

– Hard vs Soft SF.

Turtles All the Way Down, romanul YA al lui John Green, ar putea fi transpus de FOX pe marile ecrane. Alte două cărţi ale autorului, The Fault in Our Stars şi Paper Towns, au fost ecranizate în 2014, respectiv 2015.

citate marca Samuel R. Delany.

– un fragment din Waking Gods de Sylvain Neuvel.

curiozităţi despre Octavia Butler.

Old Man’s War, roman scris de John Scalzi, va fi ecranizat de Netflix.

cărţi vechi.


Maze Runner: The Death Cure Trailer #2

December 11, 2017 Leave a comment

Directed by Wes Ball
Starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Espositio, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Will Poulter and Patricia Clarkson

Young hero, Thomas, embarks on a mission to find a cure to a deadly disease known as the “Flare”.

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Ready Player One Trailer

December 11, 2017 Leave a comment

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline. The film was produced by Donald De Line, Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.

“Ready Player One” stars Tye Sheridan (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Mud”), Olivia Cooke (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” “Bates Motel”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One – A Star Wars Story,” “Bloodline”) and T.J. Miller (“Deadpool,” “Silicon Valley”), with Simon Pegg (the “Star Trek” movies, the “Mission: Impossible” movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” upcoming “Dunkirk”).

Behind the scenes, three-time Oscar winner Spielberg (“Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan”) reunited his creative team from “Bridge of Spies,” including Oscar-winning director of photography Janusz Kaminski (“Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan”), Oscar-winning production designer Adam Stockhausen (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Oscar-winning editor Michael Kahn (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark”) and Sarah Broshar (“The Post”), and costume designer Kasia Walicka-Maimone (“Moonrise Kingdom”). The music is by Oscar-nominated composer Alan Silvestri (the “Back to the Future” films, “Forrest Gump”).

Warner Bros. Pictures and Amblin Entertainment present, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, an Amblin Production, a De Line Pictures Production, a Steven Spielberg Film, “Ready Player One.”

Slated for release on March 30, 2018, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

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Altered Carbon Teaser Trailer

December 10, 2017 Leave a comment

In the future, human minds are digitized and downloaded from body to body. Last night, the wealthiest man on Earth, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) was murdered. To investigate his death, he brings back ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman / Will Yun Lee) and in exchange, Bancroft offers Kovacs the chance to live again.

The series debuts exclusively on Netflix February 2nd, 2018.

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WarGames Teaser Trailer

December 8, 2017 Leave a comment

Shall we play a game? You shape the story in #WarGames, the new interactive series, coming soon from Eko, in partnership with MGM.
Created by Sam Barlow. Produced by m ss ng p eces.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer

December 8, 2017 Leave a comment

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
In Theaters June 22, 2018

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Stars Pratt and Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. They are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.

Framestore: Doctor Strange – VFX Breakdown

December 7, 2017 Leave a comment

Framestore worked on over 365 shots on Marvel’s Doctor Strange, encapsulating a range of VFX and animation work including environments, the complex ‘Mandelbrotting’ of sets, incredibly high resolution digi-doubles of key characters, and the creation of the astral form, a key technique used throughout the film.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Videos

December 7, 2017 Leave a comment

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – In Theaters June 22, 2018.

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Scurte #561

December 5, 2017 Leave a comment

recomandări pentru pasionaţii de jocuri video.

curiozităţi despre William Gibson.

– un fragment din Binti: Home, continuarea lui Binti, scrisă de Nnedi Okorafor.

lista celor mai noi apariţii Tor/Forge.

recomandări pe subgenuri SFF.

– puteţi identifica diverse cărţi ştiind doar câte un citat?

rafturi cu cărţi.

referinţe literare în desene animate.

– un fragment din The Boy on the Bridge, continuarea lui The Girl With All The Gifts, romanul lui M.R. Carey.

cărţi recomandate de Barrack Obama.

Terry Brooks primește Lifetime Achievement Award

December 5, 2017 Leave a comment

Bestselling author Terry Brooks receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the 2017 World Fantasy Convention.

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