Orson Scott Card’s Ender saga has become a classic of military sci-fi literature for young adults. Beginning with the publication of the first installment (expanded from a novelette) in 1985, Card eventually developed the series into a juggernaut containing 12 novels, 12 short stories, a_nd two comic book series. Now the series makes its leap to the screen, with a November 1 release date from Lionsgate. The film stars Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, and Harrison Ford, and is directed by Gavin Hood.
The Mac on your desk or on the cafe table next to you has a chip with secret functions that can be unlocked only by inputting a spell from the Harry Potter series. The SMC, or system management controller, is a chip used to regulate a Mac's current and voltage, manage its light sensor, and temporarily store FileVault keys. Turns out that the SMC contains undocumented code that is invoked by entering the word "SpecialisRevelio," the same magic words used to reveal hidden charms, hexes, or properties used by wizards in the Harry Potter series written by author J. K. Rowling.
The Doctor is a literary hero. He’s also a library hero. Libraries pop up again and again, and when Doctor Who does libraries, it does them grandly.- Derek Attig
Judy Blume, at 75, has guided countless kids through the terrors of adolescence with her books—including 1970’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret; 1972’sTales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; 1973’s Deenie; and 1975’s Forever—which have sold more than 82 million copies worldwide.
Somehow, though, it’s taken until now for one of Blume’s books to be adapted for the big screen. On June 7, Tiger Eyes, based on the 1981 best-seller about a young woman mourning her father’s death, will be released on demand and iTunes, and in select -theaters. Blume co-wrote the screenplay with her son, Lawrence Blume, who directed the film, but getting it to the screen wasn’t easy—surprising, given Hollywood’s current obsession with all things YA. “It’s a Judy Blume movie. That should be enough, you would think,” says Lawrence, 49. “What shocked me was that a big -segment of the business knew who Judy Blume was but they didn’t understand who she was. Part of it is that the film business is run mostly by old white men—and some young ones, too—who didn’t grow up with her books.”
Critics' reviews for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" are simply not that great. It's the fourth big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel, which follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he's drawn into Jay Gatsby's lavish circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy. The latest version stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton and Jason Clarke.
The Fault in Our Stars author John Green is responding to concerns fans have voiced over the casting of actor Ansel Elgort for the role of Gus.
Ever wonder what J.D. Salinger, Toni Morrison or Ernest Hemingway looked like as teenagers? Check 'em out:
Fascinating Photos of Famous Authors as Teenagers