Jul/2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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When Neil Gaiman wants to tell you a story, you stop and listen. Having said that, listen up!

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

You or I couldn’t come up with something this wonderful, but Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett could, and they did. ‘Good Omens‘ is what it’s better known as and it’s gloriously funny in the way only these brilliant writers could be. I’m not sure what emotion I like more, the absolute elation I felt as I read the book, or the giddy joy in finding out that this book has made the long trek to being realized as a series on Amazon Prime!!!

Oh yes, you read that right, and it’s only taken 27 years. What could possibly be better you ask? Neil Gaiman will PERSONALLY be handling the adaptation, writing each script and serving as the showrunner. Amazon Studios and BBC will co-produce what is to be 6 hour-long episodes that will air in 2018. The great thing, for those of us with an Amazon Prime subscription, is that the miniseries will premiere on Amazon Prime video first before it goes to BBC.

 

 

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Life and death, witches and demons, the antichrist, angels and secrets surrounding the end of the world. They all have one thing in common, you’ll find all of them in the pages of ‘Good Omens‘ by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett. This isn’t a book review, because I’d need way more space and time than you’d be willing to give me, but this IS a flaming awesome announcement about said novel. It’s coming to TV!

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If you’ve been hanging on every new bit of information about author Neil Gaiman’sAmerican Gods‘ TV series adaptation, we’ve got a bit more to tell you. If you remember we reported the series moving forward a few months ago here then we learned that the author himself would be writing episodes in this article. We can now add to the overall story who the director will be – David Slade.

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Neil Gaiman is one of those authors that everyone has heard of and most everyone that reads him, likes what they find. I was a little late to the Gaiman party only getting interested in his work in the last few years, the one thing I didn’t read when I began my Gaiman journey was ‘American Gods‘. Oh mon dieu! I corrected the error of my ways after our Editor-in-Chief, Bryan couldn’t believe I hadn’t read it, yet. Ironically, I was putting together an article on books that should be made into film and this was his suggestion.  I spent a weekend with the tome and fell in love and agreement, this book SHOULD have a film counterpart. The universe responded with wish granted.

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Author Neil Gaiman will pen another script for ‘Doctor Who‘.  Gaiman won a Hugo Award for his 2011 episode of ‘Doctor Who’ titled ‘The Doctor’s Wife’.  Now, Steven Moffat, the series executive producer has announced that Gaiman will return to write an episode for the current season that will feature the return of Cyberman, the vicious cyborg (much like cylons) enemies.

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Neil Gaiman is returning to the Sandman universe with artist J.H. Williams III on a new series based on his iconic graphic novel series.  The new project will be a limited series for DC’s Vertigo label.  Gaiman made the announcement via video at a panel at Comic-Con.  Needless to say, the crowd went wild.

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Has it been 15 years already?  Wow.  BBC is re-releasing one of Neil Gaiman’s celebrated works on DVD for its 15the anniversary.  I am of course talking about Neverwhere.  What is Neverwhere you ask?  Well, if you don’t know, then you need to buck up and get off your ass and go out and read and watch this fantastic story.  Neverwhere is the pretty much unseen darker “nether” world underground London.  This most excellent DVD comes with new extras and surprises for any Neverwhere and Gaiman fan.  It rocked my socks clear off.

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Neil Gaiman is one master writer and story teller.  I just get so excited, uber fan boy style, when I hear that one of his books is being adapted for the screen.  I’ve been wanting his book, “American Gods” to be adapted for so long now.  It is going TO BE epic.

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The news we broke two weeks ago about Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ was the tip of the iceberg as there is new information to kvell over. If you’re unfamiliar with the original news, read my report here then join us in our new excitement!

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Bow Down to the’American Gods’ Trailer!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 15th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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I now know what I’ll be doing at the end of April. I’ll be watching Starz’s new show ‘American Gods‘, which is the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s book. Bryan Fuller (‘Hannibal‘, ‘Pushing Daisies‘) is the showrunner here with Ian McShane, Kristen Chenoweth, Peter Stormare, Crispin Glover, Pablo Schreiber, Ricky Whittle, and more starring. There are monsters, blood, violence, and Gods here. I can’t wait.

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Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel ‘American Gods‘ finally has a trailer! I have been stoked for this project and have been looking for this trailer for months. The lucky crowds at San Diego Comic Con were lucky enough to see it first, but now we have it to share with everyone. The project debuts in 2017 and stars Ricky Whittle, Gillian Anderson, Pablo Schreiber, Emily Browning, Dane Cook, Cloris Leachman, and Ian McShane. Read the rest of this entry »

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The cast of Starz’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’sAmerican Gods‘ has landed the roles for everyone they’ve cast so far and the trend keeps going with Orlando Jones and Demore Barnes.

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‘The Secret Garden’ is Getting the Remake Treatment!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 7th, 2016

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Hollywood is now remaking ‘The Secret Garden‘ yet again. I’ll say that the last big film adaptation of the classic family book was back in 1993, so there has been a little bit of time between remakes. David Heyman and Studio Canal are set to produce the film, which Heyman is mostly known for producing all of the ‘Harry Potter‘ films. The studio has hired Jack Thorne to write the screenplay.

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If you’ve been wanting more ‘American Gods‘ news and can’t wait for the Starz series, pay attention because this is awesome!! ‘X-Files‘ star Gillian Anderson has signed onto the project as Media, one of the New Gods. She can become any number of celebrities. The attention we put into our TV screens, iPhones and computers are her brand of worship and that’s what she thrives on.

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We’ve got more casting news in the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s brilliant novel, ‘American Gods‘. We know who will be the lead character’s wife, Laura Moon, and it’s Emily Browning.

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At long last, we have a face to put with the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday for Starz’s series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel ‘American Gods‘ and it’s the glorious Ian McShane. Apropos this information was released on a Wednesday, wouldn’t you say?

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Bryan Fuller is a name known for such shows as ‘Hannibal‘ and ‘Pushing Daisies‘, but if you go a little further into Fuller’s past, you’ll find a sci-fi fan first and foremost. In fact, Fuller became a writer with the hopes of writing for Gene Roddenberry’s juggernaut that is the ‘Star Trek‘ universe. He achieved that goal and began his writing career writing for ‘Star Trek: Voyager‘ and ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘. Now he’s back where it all started, taking on the mantle of showrunner and co-creator of the new Trek series coming from CBS.

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If you’re a Neil Gaiman fan, you have your own ideas of who should be cast in the upcoming series from Starz based on Gaiman’sAmerican Gods‘, now we get to see who showrunners have picked for the lead character, Shadow Moon.

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AMC has got fans waiting on tenterhooks awaiting the final word on Glenn’s ultimate outcome on ‘The Walking Dead‘, while I do NOT have any news on that front, I do have some casting news for the iconic Robert Kirkman series.

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Ten Great Lesser-Known Films Starring Big Name Actors!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 7th, 2015

Paul N., Here…

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You might find yourself reading the following list, thinking “Hey! I’ve seen all these movies! How dare you claim them to be ‘lesser-known’!” My response to you, should you say such a thing, is “congratulations.” You see, just because you are a film nut like me, doesn’t mean that the rest of the populace is. The following is a list of ten good films with big-named actors that somehow slipped under the general radar. I’m not saying they are completely unknown, but based upon ticket sales, it certainly seems like they slipped the notice of the general public. These are all solid films that, should you enjoy these actors, you definitely want to check them out (the films, not the actors – although to each their own, I guess).

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