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Mon
Mar 31 2014 10:40am

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling

To write in your “No One is Surprised” ledger: J.K. Rowling’s upcoming film about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’s Newt Scamander has just been expanded into a three-film extravaganza...

[Make that money, baby.]

Mon
Mar 31 2014 9:45am

Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW decided to put their musical talents to the best possible use—mashing up 43 different cartoon theme songs into one performance! The video has animated clues sprinkled throughout (such as the piccolo player dressed as Spider-Man, above), so close your eyes if you want to guess each theme without any hints! How many do you recognize?

[The ending is perfect.]

Mon
Mar 31 2014 9:40am

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Just when you thought you were safe from Simian Flu...

This teaser for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes makes us want mooooooore.

[Watch!]

Mon
Mar 31 2014 8:00am

Latte artist Kazuki Yamamoto has created many wonders from his foam palette, but so far our favorite is this rendition of the Peanuts gang. Just look at Snoopy’s ear, and try not to giggle uncontrollably. We have to get more coffee...

But first! Morning Roundup has news for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Jungle Book, the insane timeline of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, and an account of looking for evidence of the Big Bang in the Antarctic!

[Plus, because we had to: Bane Cat]

Fri
Mar 28 2014 3:40pm

The Slow Regard of Silent Things novella Kingkiller Chronicles Patrick Rothfuss

DAW Books has just announced a November 4, 2014 publication date for The Slow Regard of Silent Things, a new novella set in the world of Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle fantasy series!

[Read more]

Fri
Mar 28 2014 10:45am

Entertainment Weekly has released some new stills from Amazing Spider-Man 2 and they appear to show an event that we are absolutely dreading and hoping against hope doesn’t happen in the movies.

And no, it’s not the full look at the Rhino suit.

[Craaap!]

Fri
Mar 28 2014 8:00am

Redditor Dontago posted some wonderful on-set pictures of H.R. Giger working on the designs for Alien! Here he is painting an egg to give it just the right amount of skin-crawling horror. You can see more of the pictures here, including a few touch-ups to the full Alien model!

Morning Roundup has news about Interstellar, details on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and shocking confession from the Game of Thrones cast!

[Plus GOOOOAAAATS.]

Thu
Mar 27 2014 2:10pm

How to Train Your Dragon 2

This adorable little clip from How to Train You Dragon 2 show us what Hiccup and Toothless have been spending their free time doing, and it is 30 seconds of pure cute.

[Watch it!]

Thu
Mar 27 2014 12:20pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michael Bay Leonardo trailer

The first trailer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is here and it is...a Michael Bay movie. It is a paint-by-numbers Michael Bay movie.

Neverthless, get your first look at the new turtles below.

[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer]

Thu
Mar 27 2014 10:15am

Jupiter Ascending, Mila Kunis

The new trailer for the Wachowski's upcoming Jupiter Ascending makes it a little more clear what we're in for—which would seem to be a standard “secret princess” fairy tale, but set in space! We're into it.

[Check the trailer.]

Thu
Mar 27 2014 10:00am

The Winds of Winter Braavos

Every so often, be it from a reading at a convention, as a bonus for downloading an app, or just because, author George R. R. Martin gives us a preview of a chapter from the next Song of Ice and Fire novel The Winds of Winter.

In the years between publication, these preview chapters tend to pile up. And with the release of two new preview chapters in just this past week, we thought it was high time to take stock of everything we’ve seen thus far from The Winds of Winter. Spoilers ahead, naturally.

[Released chapters from The Winds of Winter]

Thu
Mar 27 2014 8:00am

Looking to get into the proper mood for Game of Thrones? Robert M. Ball has a project called Beautiful Death, in which he presents imaginative illustrations of deaths from each episode of the show. He’s posting one per day, leading up to the Season 4 premiere, so it’s basically a gruesome advent calendar. Ball has only worked his way up through Season 2 so far, but obviously spoilers abound! (via The Mary Sue!)

Morning Roundup has new images from Gotham, and interviews with the people behind Tyrion Lannister and Jem, and an entire rainbow of Muppets!

[Plus a discussion of race in SFF!]

Wed
Mar 26 2014 5:40pm

Amy Acker Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel and ABC have announced that Whedon alum Amy Acker will appear in an upcoming episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Coulson’s left-behind girlfriend, the cellist from Portland.

Acker’s character doesn’t know her beau is alive and has possibly moved on and won’t it be exciting to have Coulson seek her out only to learn that? WHY COME BACK TO LIFE WHEN IT IS SUCH PAIN?

Actually, we anticipate their meeting going much like this:

[Read more]

Wed
Mar 26 2014 4:02pm

Winds of Winter excerpt Mercy

George R.R. Martin has released a new excerpt from The Winds of Winter! We don’t want to give a single syllable away, so we’re just going to give you this link and invite you to discuss in the comments after you’ve finished! Please assume there will be spoilers! 

[Read More]

Wed
Mar 26 2014 1:15pm

Comic Book Movie has posted the first full look at Dane DeHaan in Amazing Spider-Man 2 after his transformation into classic Spider-Man villain the Green Goblin. The full image is below and it is ooooooogey.

[Dane DeHaan as Green Goblin]

Wed
Mar 26 2014 12:30pm

Rocket Talk, illustration by Tim Paul

To help celebrate Justin Landon’s launch of Rocket Talk, the Tor.com Podcast, we asked Tim Paul to come up with a super-cute banner. But what are they saying!? Please help us set dialog to the scene in the comments below!

Wed
Mar 26 2014 11:00am

Game of Thrones season 4 refresher

The fourth season of Game of Thrones begins on April 6th, basically covering the events of the last half of George R. R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords. It’s been a while since we last saw Westeros, though, and one can’t be blamed if memories of a certain wedding have since blotted out all other details about the show.

Here’s a handy guide to where all the key Game of Thrones characters are by the end of season 3.

[Where all the characters are before season 4 begins]

Wed
Mar 26 2014 10:01am

Rocket Talk: Tor.com podcast

In this episode of Rocket Talk, Brad Beaulieu and Emily Asher-Perrin join host Justin Landon to talk about The LEGO Movie! Is everything truly awesome in the film, as its theme would suggest?

[Listen]

Wed
Mar 26 2014 8:00am

Designer Michael Villamejor has created a series of Street Fighter-style pixelated princesses! Elsa shoots frost from her hands, Ariel bransdishes a trident, and Belle wields a book, but our favorite was Lilo in her Stitch mecha. So adorable! So deadly! Check out more of Villamejor’s work here!

Morning Roundup has enough news about the Marvel Universe to fill a hot tub! We also have some fantasy casting ideas and Simpsons trivia!

[Plus, a Shakespeare class with Magneto!]

Tue
Mar 25 2014 3:15pm

Tom Cruise lives in a world where it’s impossible to find coffee in the most terrifying horror film we’ve ever seen.

Actually, once we paused, recovered, and watched the rest of this trailer, things got more interesting. Edge of Tomorrow seems to be either Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless War, or the most violent reboot of Groundhog Day imaginable. Tom Cruise lives, then dies, then lives some more, fights a whole bunch, and Emily Blunt is there to...help? Anyway, we’re intrigued!

[This all could have been avoided if everyone played more video games.]