Sunday, December 28, 2014

Author Brandon Sanderson Unveils Line-up Of Future Projects And What To Expect From Him

I am eagerly waiting for the release of Firefight, the second book in The Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson. Come January 6, 2015 and the wait will be almost over, because I still have to wait a few more days for the delivery time... Just imagine my excitement right now.

Multiply that excitement a hundred fold when I heard directly from the author about his future plans and projects. A couple of days back, this now favorite author has unleashed to the world not only one, not two, not three, but a gazillion projects that he has been working on. He such a prolific writers, that could shame both Patrick Rothfuss and George R. R. Martin for letting their fans wait for years for their next book.

If you are as excited as I am with Brandon Sanderson, then git a full load of these gems that we will be expecting from him.

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson


The one book that I mentioned above, to be released next year. As mentioned also, this is the second book in The Reckoners series, featuring David, who killed the High Epic Steelheart in the previous book. Don't forget the next book in the series, called Calamity, which the auhor has already started working with.

Legion: Skin Deep

Another sequel that fans have been waiting for... This limited release, courtesy of Subterranean Press, brings back Stephen Leeds aka Legion. Legion has a mental capacity to create aspects ("hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills"). It is this ability that makes the story very interesting read.


After about 6 six years, Brandon Sanderson returns to this sarcastic, funny and revealing stories that you would almost believe it is he that speaks directly to his readers.


I am also awaiting for Shadows of Self in the second cycle of the Mistborn series. And to hear that I will not be only expecting one book if this series, but at least two more gives me a boost to finish the original trilogy already.

After Shadows of Self, which will be released in October 2015, Bands of Mourning will be released on January 2016 to be followed by The Lost Metal.

Future Projects

Brandon Sanderson has still more tucked under his sleeves. First is the sequel to his debut novel, Elantris. Nightblood will also be coming as a sequel to Warbreaker. Dark One is a new series that will feature the villain as the main character. We've read so much about a hero vanquishing a Dark Lord, so it's maybe high time we read something in the perspective of this misunderstood characters. Some of his other upcoming projects include Silence Divine, Legion 3, Adamant, White Sand graphic Novels, and Dragonsteel. You can read more about them in here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Choose Your Favorite: The Hottest Hunters on TV Today

Hunting is a big pastime in America—according to the group that puts on National Hunting and Fishing Day, more than 38 million Americans hunt and fish, collectively spending 228 million days a year in the pursuit of their pastime. So it's no surprise that television is full of fictional hunters who capture the imagination. The hunter as an archetype is ingrained in the fabric of American myth and culture, and here is a look at some of the hottest hunters on television today:

Daryl Dixon

Daryl is one of the main characters of AMC's “The Walking Dead,” a survivor of the zombie apocalypse and master hunter. As an expert in tracking, navigation, and hunting, Daryl has earned the respect of his fellow survivors and has become an important member of the main group. Deadly with his Horton Scout HD 125 crossbow, Daryl is also dangerously skilled with a wide variety of firearms. Daryl grew up in the mountains of northern Georgia, where he developed the skills that have helped him to survive the end-times. If you are interested in refining your skills in the environment that honed Daryl, consider getting a hunter's license and heading to the forests of Georgia. There you can practice your tracking skills without worrying about stumbling upon the walking dead.

John Constantine

The titular character of NBC's “Constantine,” John Constantine is a working class detective, magician, con artist and monster hunter. Snarky, cynical and cunning, John is driven by the desire to do something meaningful with his life as well as the adrenaline rush that he can only find dealing with the strange and supernatural. Played in the show by Welsh actor Matt Ryan, John Constantine was originally the main character of the DC Vertigo comic series “Hellblazer” and “Constantine,” as well as the “Constantine” film from 2005.
Though a talented sorcerer, Constantine relies mostly on his quick thinking, skill at manipulation and vast web of contacts to track down supernatural threats to mankind. Though the television show is still in its infancy, having only debuted in October of this year, you can be sure to see Constantine use his skills with weaponry, thaumaturgy, sigils and even time travel to hunt the forces of darkness wherever they may hide.

Sam & Dean Winchester

The Winchesters are monster hunters in the television drama “Supernatural,” where they work together to slay every monster that stalks the shadows. Raised and taught to hunt by their father John after the death of their mother at the hands of a demon, Sam and Dean spent years searching for their father and the creature that killed their mother. Determined to continue the crusade against darkness started by their father, both brothers bring various skills to the hunt.
Dean is resourceful and skilled in the use of firearms, and Sam is intelligent and well versed in many pseudo-legal activities. Whereas Dean is the fighter of the pair, Sam is the academic. Both have also developed supernatural powers in the course of their journey, making them even more dangerous hunters of the things that go bump-in-the-night. As hunters go, Sam and Dean are a killer pair, which is lucky — their prey is the deadliest imaginable.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Divergent Series: Insurgent Trailer Has Tris Fighting Against Herself

Most of us had a premature judgment on the movie The Divergent Series: Insurgent when the trailer teaser landed online. Mostly it was bashed for being Spider-Man like in nature, not even knowing if it's an actual scene or a dream sequence. Now is your chance to reassess those judgments with the help of the new trailer of the movie.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

This film stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Naomi Watts, and Kate Winslet. It is directed by Robert Schwentke.

Watch the exciting new trailer of The Divergent Series: Insurgent.


The Divergent Series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris and Four are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent hits theaters on March 20, 2015.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's 'The Little Prince' Gets Another Movie Adaptation, Watch Its French Trailer Now

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince is a beloved tale of self-discovery. It touched million of hearts, including mine. It was so eye-opening that it was adapted int he 1970s. Now to reimagine it for the current generation, a new adaptation will be brought to us by director Mark Osborne, one of the directors of Kung Fu Panda.

The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince)

The movie is a unique 3D experience featuring the voices of Rachel McAdams, Mackenzie Foy, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks, Bud Cort, Jacquie Barnbrook, and Riley Osborne.

Watch the new trailer of The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) movie adaptation.

Also check out these pictures.


A pilot crashes in the desert and meets a little boy from a distant planet.

The Little Prince will journey straight to your hearts, in theaters October 7, 2015.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

J.K. Rowling To Release 'Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination'

The very first time I watched J.K. Rowling's Harvard University Commencement Speech I was cackling time and time again. She delivered it in front of many officials, "members of the Harvard Corporations and Board of Overseers, members of the faculty, proud parents and, above all, graduates" last June 5, 2008. It was only until September 15, 2011 that Harvard Magazine released the video of said speech on their Youtube channel.

Next year this same speech will be published into a booklet, courtesy of Little, Brown, Rowling's publisher for her adult novels. It is called Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination. This 80-page words of wisdom (or antics) will feature illustrations by Joel Holland.

Here is the cover and synopsis of Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling.

Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling


In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others?

Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world-famous author addresses some of life's most important issues with acuity and emotional force.

Sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a charity organisation founded by J.K. Rowling, which works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children, and university-wide financial aid at Harvard University.

Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling will hit book stores on April 14, 2015.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Blue Sky Studios' The Peanuts Movie Gets A Teaser Trailer And Poster

The success of Mr. Peabody & Sherman and many other movies have paved the way for more non-cinematic media to make their way to the big screen in animated format. In fact. one such movie to come our way will be a movie adaptation of a beloved comic strip, Peanuts, and it will be called The Peanuts Movie. Its teaser poster and trailer is here for you to enjoy...

The Peanuts Movie

Steve Martino takes the directorial seat of this movie adaptation based on the comics, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. The characters will be brought to life by voice actors, including Bill Melendez as Snoopy & Woodstock, Noah Schnapp as Charlie Brown, Hadley Belle Miller as Lucy, AJ Tecce as Pigpen, Noah Johnston as Schroeder, Venus Schultheis as Peppermint Patty, Alex Garfin as Linus, Francesca Capaldi as Little Red-Haired Girl, Mar Mar as Franklin, Mariel Sheets as Sally, Rebecca Bloom as Marcie, William Alxander Wunsch as Shermy, Anastasia Bredikhina as Patty, and Madisyn Shipman as Violet. The movie is written for screen by Bryan Schulz, Craig Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano.

Watch the new teaser trailer of the movie, The Peanuts Movie.


For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang we know and love from Charles Schulz's timeless "Peanuts" comic strip will be making their big-screen debut; like they've never been seen before in a CG-Animated Feature film in 3D.

The Peanuts Movie will hit theaters on November 6, 2015.