2017 Writers Guild Awards Winners Announced

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Many folks know about the SAG Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards. There’s lots of hoopla surrounding it, lots of stars dressed up in designer clothes, a red carpet and fawning correspondents. Some of you might even watch the ceremony. But did you know there are also major industry awards given out by the Writers [….]

LitStack Review: Born With Teeth by Kate Mulgrew

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Born With Teeth:  A Memoir Kate Mulgrew Little Brown and Company Release Date:  April 14, 2015 ISBN 978-0-316-33431-0 In the summer of 1975, I spent a week in bed suffering from some unnamed ailment that kept me weak and listless.  While I normally never watched television during the day, out of sheer boredom I switched [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – When the Cigarette Doesn’t Burn

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The other day I was watching the latest episode of a dramatic television series that I had found surprisingly good: well realized plot, intriguing development, strong acting, great look.  Yet as the season progressed, I found myself becoming increasingly disillusioned with it, less on the convolution of the complex story line and more with what [….]

New Wizard of Oz Adaptation Features Adult Dorothy (LINK)

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From THP: One of the most popular fantasy worlds ever created is getting another visit, as NBC has picked up “Emerald City” for 10 episodes. The series will feature a modern and more sophisticated examination of L. Frank Baum’s original 14 “Oz” books. In this iteration, Dorothy will be 20 years old and will find [….]

First Look: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Character, The Mountain

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From The Huffington Post: “Game of Thrones” fans, take a good hard look at The Mountain. The most pirated show of 2013 won’t be back on the air until spring, but its newest cast member, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, took to Instagram to reveal a character photo. Björnsson will play Gregor “The Mountain” Clegor, The Hound’s [….]

‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff Series Headed to the Small Screen

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From THP: Zombies are taking over AMC. The network announced plans for a new “The Walking Dead” spinoff series set in the same universe as the current hit zombie apocalypse drama. The companion series has “Walking Dead” producer Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert on board as executive producers with a 2015 premiere target date. [….]

Syfy to Turn ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Into a Dystopian Battlefield

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File this one under “Oh Lord” From The Huffington Post: Move over, “Sharknado”: Syfy is taking on “The Wizard Of Oz” and this time, it’s getting twisted. According to Deadline, director Timur Bekmambetov is teaming up with the network for a miniseries project, titled “Warriors Of Oz.” Described as a re-imagining of the classic story [….]

‘Pawn Stars’ Acquires First Edition Copy Of ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea’

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From The Huffington Post: On “Pawn Stars,” a customer brought in one of the rarest books out there: a first American edition copy of Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.” Most of the first editions were lost in The Great Boston Fire of 1872. Only about 50 copies are thought to currently exist. [….]

New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 3 Trailer

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There’s an extended “Game of Thrones” trailer to get you that much more excited for Season 3. Who knew 20 seconds could be so cool? Need more “Game of Thrones” Season 3? Check out these dragon ads, the original Season 3 trailer and the first episodic pictures.

The Most Absurd Moments from the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’-themed ‘Law & Order: SVU’

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PopWatch covered the ‘Law & Order: SVU’ episode ripped the pages of Fifty Shades of Grey. From the site, “In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. And when those offenses revolve around a bestselling erotic novel that promises to release a woman’s ‘inner Venus,’ they also tend to get especially ridiculous. [….]