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Some Other Guy is Directing Dune!

This just in from industry sources, i.e. Gilbert, the guy down the hall who reads Variety: Peter Berg isn’t directing Dune anymore. You know, the Hancock guy. He was going to direct a Dune remake. He’s not anymore.

Instead, Pierre Morel is going to direct it. He’s the Taken guy. Here’s a Taken montage:

Awesome. Liam Neeson …

Arvid Nelson: How I Got Into Comics

Most people get into comics because of a lifelong passion for the medium, and a dedication to continuing the rich heritage of some of our culture’s best beloved characters, like Superman and Spiderman.

I got into comics because I got kicked out of a band.

It’s sad but true. There I was, my final year of college, bandless, …

Origins: Eli Roth, the “Hostel” Guy

The Hostel director and Inglourious Basterds co-star talks to TIME contributing nerd Gilbert Cruz about his creative influences.

At NYU film school in the early ’90′s, Eli Roth decorated his entire dorm floor as a shrine to Reservoir Dogs. “I thought it was the most important American film to come along in 50 years, the movie that …

Comics on Our Pull List – 1/6/10

Well it’s day 13 of no comics and I’m finally managing to keep food down. It was a tough winter break but I’m ready for my fix. Marvel is coming strong with Siege #1 and the event could not get here fast enough. I’ve had just about all I can take of that miserable Iron Patriot armor. The creators of Powers continue their new title God …

Flixster, Eyes Fixed On IMDB, Devours Rotten Tomatoes

Look out, IMDB. Nemesis Flixster just got a new (not-so-secret) weapon.

As of today, Flixster has acquired user-review bible Rotten Tomatoes from IGN Entertainment.

The pairing makes sense as Flixster grows (this will only aid the rise) and IGN looks to shrink its content umbrella more exclusively to gaming and men’s …

New Comics for 1/6/2010

The drought is over! This week comics return, and not a moment too soon. I was getting the splash page DT’s over New Years. But the new year has brought big events with it. The long awaited Siege will finally arrive, according to Marvel it’s somewhere between 7 and 75 years in the making. Check back on Tuesday to see what books Techland …

Reviewing the Vue Personal Video Network

The Vue Personal Video Network is a $299 wireless video surveillance system that’s easy to install and use. You get a base station that hooks into your router, two small cameras, and four magnetic mounting bases that can be affixed to a wall or ceiling with adhesive, screws, or nails.

If simplicity’s what you’re after, you’ll …

An Interview with Daniel Suarez: “This Is Not a How-To Manual”

Daniel Suarez is one of those rare novelists who writes like he’s a) living in the same world we are and b) actually paying attention to what’s going on there.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, he writes speculative fiction about a superbrilliant artificial intelligence that’s loose on the Net, killing people and seizing the assets of major …

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