Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4 Might be Shot Back to Back, Incredibly Detailed Map of Westeros and an AMAZING Illuminated Piece of Fan Art
Listen up Thronies, we’ve got some news and beautiful art to share so put the swords in their scabbards and pour yourself some mead, it’s time for a Game of Thrones update.
There’s a rumor a’swirling about the continuation of HBO‘s smash hit adaptation of George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire series. As I’m guessing you know by now, A Game of Thrones is actually the name of the first novel in the series, not the name for the series itself. But HBO changed it when they named their show, and honestly, I think it works even better. Season two is fast approaching (Get here now, April!!) and fans have started wondering what’s the show’s future? Will book three, A Storm of Swords, which is quite lengthier than the first and second, be cut in to two seasons…
‘Tis the week of sales, and Amazon’s deal on eBooks is unbeatable. Between now and December 3rd you can snag awesome deals on hundred of Kindle eBooks all for under $4. I can honestly guarantee you’d find a book worth a read for only a few bucks.
There’s one standout though, I can’t believe how cheap this is, Breathers: A Zombies’s Lament by S.G. Browne available for $.99! Geeks of Doom alerted me to this deal and I cannot tell you enough how great the book is. It’s a zombie-romantic-comedy, and it fufills those three elements wonderfully.
Breathers tells the story of Andy, a newly risen zombie whose learning how to get back on his feet after death. He faces all sorts of struggles as zombies are treated as no-class citizens. A zombie has no rights, cannot own property, cannot marry, cannot hold a job. They’re little more than pets, but nobody wants one.
Andy’s forced to live in his parent’s basement, attend weekly meetings of Undead Anonymous and endure constantly being shat upon by society because of his undead status. Oh, and he can’t talk either since his mouth was sewn shut before embalming. Everything starts looking up when he meets, Rita, a gorgeous zombie who also attends UA. The love story Brown creates is completely original and heartbreaking. You would probably never think a zombie love scene could be beautiful, you’re wrong.
To top it off, Breathers is hysterical! Andy’s deadpan observations of life a new zombie are so funny and often eye-opening. Zombies are all the rage right now, but this book has such a different take I think it’s must read. In Breathers you’re not concerned about wiping out the zombies, your fueled to campaign for zombie rights.
Seriously, go buy it now, at $.99 I don’t think you can be disappointed. Don’t fret if you don’t own a Kindle, I don’t. Kindle eBooks can be read on one of Amazon’s free reading apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows PC, Mac, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7.
Also it’s good to note this book has been optioned to become a film with a script by Diablo Cody. She wrote Juno (which I saw, and loved) and Jennifer’s Body (didn’t see, Megan Fox scares me). I’m not sure how she would adapt the story, so to be on the safe side you should read the book first.
Is This Our REAL First Look at The Lizard from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’?
Yesterday we showed off our first look at Rhys Ifans‘ The Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man. It was a PEZ dispenser. It looked like this.
This is supposedly concept art for The Lizard’s new look. It comes from Spider-Media, and you know what? It does look like the face on the PEZ dispenser. Again, the toy is crappy bit of plastic, but I do think I see the resemblence between it an the concept art. I also can’t help but think this guy looks more like DC’s Killer Croc than The Lizard…
Has What Happens in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Prologue Been Leaked?!?
Total Film is claiming to have the official breakdown of the promised six-minute prologue for The Dark Knight Rises. Obviously, if you don’t want to know what could, maybe, possibly happen in the opening minutes of Christopher Nolan‘s finale, stop reading. The rest of us hoping this will allow us to skip out on Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, the film the prologue footage is attached to, let’s continue on…
So, ‘Skyrim’ Has Its Own Serial Killer
People have gone absolutely mad for Elder Scrolls IV: Skyrim. Honestly, at this point even if you haven’t played the game you’re familiar with Dovahkiin and dragonborn. You’re know some players have been hoarding just about everything: equipment, apples, troll skulls. Now the land of Skyrim is playing host to its very own serial killer. Get to ready to be creeped the fuck out…
First Look at The Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man
And it’s a crappy, merchandise tie-in, PEZ dispenser. What? I’m not surprised by the coming promotional, merchandising bonanza surrounding The Amazing Spider-man. I’m not shocked by PEZ dispensers molded to look like Spidey and his nemesis, The Lizard. I am a little taken aback that the first time we see him, in full on lizard mode, is as a PEZ dispenser. How lame.
This photo evidence, which I guess could be a fake but looks like a pretty accurate, crappy PEZ dispenser to me, was discovered by an anonymous fan. They then shared it with the internet masses ensuring anyone and everyone would see it before the day was done…
How ‘The Muppets’ Was Supposed to End, Plus Muppet Burlesque Shows – Seriously!?
All right, all right, we’ll get to the burlesque soon. I know if you’re like me you read that headline and thought, “What the fuck?! Muppets and burlesque. Okay, I’ll check that out.” And it’s for real, but first let’s talk about The Muppets not taking off their clothes. Chances are over this holiday weekend you saw The Muppets. If you did, you should check out my review. If you didn’t, well, I think I kept it mostly spoiler-free, so you should check it out anyway.
But what I’m going to mention here is very spoiler-y. This is me talking about the ending of the movie. Do not continue if you haven’t seen The Muppets. I guess if you don’t care then go on ahead, but really, you should see this movie. It’s excellent…
‘The Hobbit’ – Set Photos, Scene Descriptions, and Trailer Attached to ‘Tin Tin’ – Oh My!
Get ready to live vicariously (and jealously) through some other lucky nerd. Quint of Ain’t It Cool News recently went on a trip to New Zealand to do what? Duh, visit the set of The Hobbit, which I believe is easily the number one thing to do in New Zealand. Peter Jackson production = instant tourism. Quint has returned with an abundance of exclusive set photos as well as a bunch of spoilers wrapped up as neat, tidy scene descriptions…
Elijah Wood is F&%$ing Pissed About ‘Star Wars’ in 3D
And not because of the 3D but because of the release schedule. I hear ya, Elijah! Just last night when I was at the movies waiting to go in to The Muppets (Review here!) we were standing in front of the poster for the 3D release of Episode I: A Phantom Menace. It releases in February of next year, followed by Episode II in 2013, Episode III in 2014 and so on. Meaning we’ll be waiting until 2015 before we can see the film that started it all, y’know, Star Wars (None of this A New Hope bullshit.) in 3D. Or hell, just seeing it in theatres again!
Tell us how this makes you feel, Elijah…