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Is Hollywood Science Fiction Anti-Science Fiction?


20100204104618!TerminatorOver at The Awl, writer Ryan Britt has made a compelling argument that for the most part Hollywood’s big SF movies are actually anti-SF. Britt says that if you really look at these movies, you’ll see that most of them focus on technological innovation gone wrong or abused:

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SF & Fantasy

Movie Trailer: Elysium


poster-elysiumWhen I wrote my Top 10 2013 Movies I Want Now back in January, I left a movie off the list.

Elysium. And I can’t wait for it! Make the jump to watch the trailer and post your comments!

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SF & Fantasy

New Release Interview: The Annotated Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks


brooks-annotatedswordAfter more than a year, it’s here.

The Annotated Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks is in fine bookstores everywhere! To celebrate the release, I asked Terry some questions about the new book, why it exists, and his memories writing one of the best books in the genre.

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SF & Fantasy

Dear Hollywood: Trust Authors


Dear Hollywood,
I know that this letter will likely not be read. No surprise. I am no one but a concerned and angry fantasy reader. I also know how busy you are—trying to find the next Twilight-like project, working hard to find the proper actor to play Christian Grey, remaking movies like Total [...]

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Suvudu

They Call Them Spoilers for a Reason


spoilet-alert-everybody-dies It was after watching the last trailer for Prometheus that I came to the opinion that Hollywood is ruining my movie-going experience.

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SF & Fantasy

Why Steve Carell Would Make A Great Ben Holiday


brooks-magickingdomA few weeks ago, Hollywood news broke that attached actor Steve Carell to the adaptation of Magic Kingdom For Sale–Sold! by Terry Brooks!

Discussion began immediately. Here are my thoughts on the subject. In short, I hope they move forward with Carell in the lead role of Ben Holiday—lawyer, widower, and High King of Landover!

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SF & Fantasy

Poll: Will The Hobbit Movies Affect Hollywood Fantasy Buying?


poster-hobbitWhen The Lord of the Rings hit the silver screen in 2001, studio executives flocked to fantasy properties. After several dozen dud movies, fantasy goers are annoyed.

Then Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin and HBO hit last year. The question is: Will we see fantasy properties begin to get re-optioned with the success of Thrones and the forthcoming The Hobbit?

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SF & Fantasy

Hollywood Is Going To Landover


brooks-magickingdomHollywood has been on a spending spree lately.

First, they optioned Boneshaker by Cherie Priest. Then they optioned Otherland by Tad Williams. And now they have optioned the Landover series that begins with Magic Kingdom For Sale—Sold! by Terry Brooks!

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Paranormal

Hollywood Ain’t Always Wrong


Hollywood Ain’t Always Wrong

We’ve all heard of the “Hollywood ending,” right?
For those of you who may not be familiar with the term, it refers to when Hollywood (or anybody, really, but Hollywood’s gotten the worst rap for it) tacks a happy ending onto something where it didn’t belong. Maybe it’s an adaptation of a story that didn’t have [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Where the heck are all my movies?!


So I haven’t blogged on Suvudu for a while. My apologies–and I also apologize for returning with a ranty temper tantrum, but here it is.
What the heck is up with Hollywood and fantasy? Seriously?
All I can figure is that somewhere, in the mists of time, some movie mogul went on a really bad date with [...]

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