Posts tagged with "book"

Marvel Universe LIVE to tour the UK

Marvel Universe LIVE to tour the UK
Marvel families unite! For the first time ever, iconic Marvel Super Heroes and villains will be brought to life in a spectacular live-action family arena show, when “Marvel Universe LIVE! Super Heroes Assemble” tours the UK from September. Taking live entertainment to a whole new level, Marvel Universe Live will become one of the most epic nights of 2016. Bringing together the largest assembly of Marvel characters in a live production,... 

Asian generalisation and stereotyping – Hello, I Love You book review

Asian generalisation and stereotyping – Hello, I Love You book review
Warning, the following review does contain some spoilers. When I first found out that a K-pop and Korean drama fan had written a book based in South Korea, my inner fangirl went wild. Finally, someone has written the love story most overseas fans could relate to, in terms of dreams of course. Hello, I Love You is marketed as a “Fresh new voice within the young adult market. Featuring an opposites attract love story and a Korean K-pop superstar... 

William Shatner to return as Captain Kirk

William Shatner to return as Captain Kirk
There are few science-fiction character portrayals more iconic than that of Star Trek‘s Captain James T. Kirk by the legendary William Shatner. It was no surprise, then, that when CBS announced that Shatner would be reprising his role, a thrill of excitement was felt by fans everywhere. But how will Shatner being re-visting this role? Will it be in the upcoming Star Trek 3 movie? Well, for answers to these questions, we need look no... 

“Fangirls, Assemble” for Hot Topic’s new Marvel inspired fashion collection

“Fangirls, Assemble” for Hot Topic’s new Marvel inspired fashion collection
Have you ever wanted to be your favourite comic book hero – but without cosplaying? America’s big fashion label Hot Topic has joined forces with Her Universe to reveal their new collaborative line of outfits for women based off the hit series of comics and films – Marvel’s The Avengers! With the release of Avengers: Age Of Ultron upon us it didn’t take long for the San Diego Comic-Con winners of the “Her Universe’s... 

Author Interview – Lucy Saxon (Take Back the Skies)

Author Interview – Lucy Saxon (Take Back the Skies)
As many of you know, cosplay is a time consuming hobby by itself, so how someone manages to write a published novel at the same time is anyone’s guess, but Lucy Saxon has managed to do so! Her first book from Bloomsbury, Take Back the Skies, will be released in June and looks set to be the start of a fascinating and exciting series that will captivate audiences all over the world. Following the adventures of a government official’s daughter,... 

Review: Anatomy of Steampunk The Fashion of Victorian Futurism

Review: Anatomy of Steampunk The Fashion of Victorian Futurism
“The tyranny of the body type is o’erthrown, something that my way cooler and hipper wife pointed out to me. Whereas Cosplay 1.0, happily percolating and gestating away in it’s Asian Urgrund, was predicated on its practitioners being insanely cute, five-foot-nothing, ninety-five-pound Japanese teenage girls, working out their manga fixations in some public park in Tokyo, steampunk lays down no such strictures. Everybody looks good... 

Warm Bodies Review

Warm Bodies Review
Zombies. The widely-defined zombie genre is one that always feels like it’s in a state of oversaturation, yet time and time again someone finds a way to take the ideas in a different direction, keeping the undead, funnily enough, fresh. Warm Bodies is yet another, um, stab at the zombie genre. Originally a novel written by Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies has been adapted onto the big screen by 50/50 director Jonathan Levine, who both writes and directs... 

Life of Pi Review

Life of Pi Review
The word “unfilmable” is one that is constantly thrown about with adaptations. With the word “adaptation” already provoking some moans and groans at the lack of original ideas in cinema, adaptations deemed unfilmable seem all the more risky. With new technologies, and with new forward-thinking filmmakers, the idea of unfilmable books appears to be a thing of the past. Even so far back as Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Lolita in 1962, the... 

Interview with Katharine Neil – Developer of Alone in the Park

Interview with Katharine Neil – Developer of Alone in the Park
When I sat down in the downstairs room of a crowded London bar on a cold September night to play Alone in the Park I had no idea what to expect. I was handed a horizontal iPad, split into two sections like the pages of a book. On one side was an empty page and on the right was an image. As I started clicking on items in the picture and adding words to the story on the empty page I started to fall in love with the story I was being presented with.... 

The Convergence of Games With Films and the Need to Rebrand

The Convergence of Games With Films and the Need to Rebrand
With the growth in power in gaming hardware, and increased graphical abilities of the last few generations, video game cut scenes and gameplay are coming closer and closer to the level of movies. In many ways, games have started taking tips from the movie industry and are becoming steadily more cinematic. The question is, are games becoming too much like movies? Would it be a bad thing for the mediums to converge? What does that do for storytelling... 
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