This story is pretty self-explanatory…we’d all have second thoughts about taking on Batman. Who wouldn’t love to run around wearing that suit, and get paid tens of millions of dollars to do it? Then again, Batman has a very rich, and varied history, and there will be enormous pressure not to screw it up.
We at TGD have been following the developments of Ender’s Game very closely. It’s one of the most popular sci-fi books of the last thirty years, and a movie adaptation has been a long time coming. Now the reviews are in. The verdict?
We know how much many of you hate 3D out there, even though movies like Gravity prove that there’s still amazing things that are being done with the technology. But for 3D haters, there is some good news: The less 3D movies there are out there, the cheaper it is to go to the movies.
We recently reported on TGD that the World of Warcraft movie is coming together quickly for a potential December 18, 2015 release. Colin Farell and Paula Patton are both up for the lead roles, and now news comes in that Travis Fimmel from the show Vikings is also up to star.
There were rumors some months back that JJ Abrams was going to leave the Star Wars franchise. That hasn’t come to pass, but now reports have surfaced that Michael Arndt, who also penned Toy Story 3, is leaving the project, and JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan are taking over the screenplay from here.
Robert Friggin' Redford is in this! Scarlett Johansson, Sam Jackson, and Chris Evans. I mean, this looks pretty cool. The first Captain America was a little flat and geezer-y, but this looks completely different. And, Robert Redford still rocks with the charisma thing.
On Tuesday Apple had their semi-annual new product announcement fest that in years past would have dominated the news. The big news this year? To be honest, the biggest news coming out of the Apple event was that there wasn’t much news, it barely got noticed, and didn’t dominate anything.
Wikipedia is the 6th most sued website in the world. A recent report finds that its volunteer workforce is shrinking, threatening the site's ambition to "compile the sum of all human knowledge."
When the fridge was nuked in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, it became synonymous with a series being past its prime. First you jumped the shark, now you nuked the fridge. There’s still talk of another Indiana Jones movie somewhere down the road, but at this point it really feels like all the air has leaked out of the tire, and the whole thing’s gone pretty flat.
Harrison Ford isn’t the most outgoing or enthusiastic person on the planet, and you get the impression he’d rather get a root canal than talk to the press. So the fact that he’s doing interviews for Ender’s Game tells us that he could indeed be very behind this movie, and that it really could be a winner.
I was a little kid when John Carpenter’s Halloween became a phenomenon at the end of the ‘70’s, and like the boogeyman himself, it was the stuff or urban legend, a movie so terrifying, you couldn't help but scream your head off all the way through it.
The Pirates of the Caribbean series showed that you actually could turn a Disney ride into a movie, and there are a number of Disney attractions that are also up to be made into film. We’re not certain if a Space Mountain movie is in the works, but we certainly wouldn’t be surprised if we found out one was in development.
The next installment of The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug, is coming on December 13, and the third and final Hobbit installment will be released in 2014. What could possibly be next for Peter Jackson? A ten-movie adaptation of War and Peace?
Qualcomm kicked off a big press event in New York this week and it was kind of amazing to see what the company showcased. Not only did Qualcomm have both the new Kindle Fire HDXs and the new Nokia Windows RT tablet on display, but also showed off a large number of phones in the phablet class from vendors like Nokia, LG and HTC.
People use their GPS apps, cameras, and mobile internet to navigate strange cities in search of good coffee, record "selfie" commentary while they wait in line, and upload their videos directly to social media sites while they sip their latte. But no amount of high-tech savvy can save a well-loved device from dying when its battery is drained.
Researchers report that wood-biochar supercapacitors can produce as much power as today’s activated-carbon supercapacitors at a fraction of the cost – and with environmentally friendly byproducts. The report appears in the journal Electrochimica Acta.
At a cosmologically crisp one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit), the Boomerang Nebula is the coldest known object in the Universe – colder, in fact, than the faint afterglow of the Big Bang, which is the natural background temperature of space.
Earlier this week, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover began climbing "Solander Point," the northern tip of the tallest hill it has encountered in the mission's nearly 10 Earth years on Mars.
Researchers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have found evidence that the normally dim region very close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy flared up with at least two luminous outbursts in the past few hundred years.
The U.S. is steadily inching toward installing some offshore wind power, with nearly a dozen projects in the works, according to a new report prepared for the Department of Energy.
Turns out ”pure tension” is not what you experience when your plug-in vehicle is running out of juice and there’s not a charging station to be found. (Ba-dum-tish.)
While both of these products have similar screen sizes, cameras, carry weights and price - they are actually targeted at very different consumer groups.
Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7, not just when the sun is shining. Mobile phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges. These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University that is described in a paper published in the Oct. 22 issue of the journal Scientific Reports.
Researchers in electrical and computer engineering at UC Santa Barbara have introduced and modeled an integrated circuit design scheme in which transistors and interconnects are monolithically patterned seamlessly on a sheet of graphene, a 2-dimensional plane of carbon atoms. The demonstration offers possibilities for ultra energy-efficient, flexible, and transparent electronics.
Galaxies may look pretty and delicate, with their swirls of stars of many colours – but don’t be fooled. At the heart of every galaxy lies a supermassive black hole, including in our own Milky Way.
Japan Display has debuted a 12.1 inch, 3840 x 2160 pixel display targeted at next-gen notebooks and tablets.
Scientists from NASA and the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Ariz., have identified what could be a supervolcano on Mars—the first discovery of its kind.
The volcano in question, a vast circular basin on the face of the Red Planet, previously had been classified as an impact crater.
The first Cygnus Spacecraft to visit the International Space Station (ISS), the G. David Low, departed the station at 7:31 AM EST on October 22, 2013. The Cygnus spacecraft is the latest in a long line of cargo vehicles built to resupply the orbital outposts that humanity has positioned in the heavens.
The forthcoming McLaren P1 hybrid supercar, which debuted earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, is set to be a demon on the roads. With only 375 units planned for production, it will also command a high price tag of over $1 million, which demands of course amazing performance figures.
As we reported just yesterday, wind power has hit a bit of a rough patch, with first-half-of-year installations down for the third year in a row. But don’t look for this trend to last very long, says the International Energy Agency.
Thor may not be the most popular Marvel character, but as part of the Avengers ensemble he should do very well when his next movie, Thor: The Dark World, is unleashed on November 8. Now the reviews are in, and the verdict is…
The Bone Season is the latest dystopian young adult novel that publishers have hoped will be the next Harry Potter. The Bone Season was written by Samantha Shannon, who got big bucks to write it while she was attending Oxford. (Actually, she’s still in Oxford and is all of 21 years old.)
Apparently, my U-verse rep is right, getting Internet access is rocket science and I should stop screaming at him. As for its Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD), NASA has demonstrated a new record for data transmission using lasers. Communicating with laser sounds so cool, dude!
Doctor Who is hitting its 50th anniversary on November 23, and fans of the good doctor must be counting down everywhere. Doctor Who is the longest running sci-fi series in TV history, and in Europe the doctor’s anniversary will have one special touch it won’t have in the States.