Daily Archives: October 24, 2011

Boorito: Wear A Costume Inspired By A Family Farm On Halloween At Chipotle And Score A $2 Burrito

This Halloween, Chipotle is celebrating family farms and their dedication to the land they live on and the delicious food they produce. To join in on the party, come into any Chipotle on Halloween from 6 pm to closing dressed in a costume inspired by the family farm and they’ll hook you up with a burrito, bowl, salad, or an order of tacos made with responsibly raised ingredients for just $2.

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Mondo To Release J.C. Richard’s Jurassic Park Poster On Thursday October 27th

Mondo is releasing a new poster for the film Jurassic Park created by J.C. Richard and it’ll be on sale this Thursday October 27th for $45. The print measures 24 x 36 and will be released in an edition of 375 copies.

You will have to pay attention to @mondonews as always to find out when it goes on sale.

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Brian Grazer Assures That Stephen King’s Dark Tower Movie Will Be Made

The Playlist spoke to Brian Grazer during the “Tower Heist” press rounds and the prolific producer, informed the site that The Dark Tower film budget has been cut back in an effort to greenlight the picture.

“We found a way to cut out $45 million out of the budget without changing the scope and actually giving it a good ending,” Grazer said, suggesting a heavily re-worked approach. “In the $140 million draft, the ending wasn’t quite as satisfying. Now, we’ve got $45 million, $50 million out of the way and a really satisfying ending. It’s gonna get made.”

Update: Brian Grazer shared with MTV today that HBO will air the Dark Tower television portion of the project which is slated to be split between theatrical films and TV episodes.

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Author Justin Cronin Discusses The Twelve, His Follow Up To The Passage

Brian Freeman from Cemetery Dance had a chance to catch up with Justin Cronin — author of the internationally bestselling novel The Passage.

Freeman asked some questions about the follow-up novel entitled The Twelve which is slated for 2012.

Read more HERE.


All-TIME 100 Songs

TIME’s critics picked the most extraordinary English-language pop recordings since the beginning of the magazine in 1923. HERE are 100 (unranked) songs of enduring beauty, power and inventiveness.

You can also listen to the selected songs on TIME’s special Pandora playlist which you can get here: TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Songs of All-Time on Pandora.

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Paint What You See

In a node to Escher, the artist balsamia paints what he/she sees.

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Steve Jobs Biography Now Available on iBookstore

Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ official biography, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, is now available on the iBookstore and through other retailers. Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over the last two years of his life, as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, competitors, and contemporaries, the book spans Jobs’ entire life from his younger days growing up in Mountain View, CA, to his decision to step down as the CEO of Apple earlier this year. As expected, the book also holds several surprises, as Jobs spoke openly of his thoughts regarding competing products — Android in particular — and of the inner works at Apple. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is priced at $17.

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Apple Posts Video of Steve Jobs Tribute Event

Apple has posted a video of its special event celebrating the life of Steve Jobs. The video, which runs over 80 minutes in length, was recorded at Apple’s campus in Cupertino, CA on October 19th, and features speeches and remembrances from Apple CEO Tim Cook, former Apple employee and Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell, former U.S. Vice President and Apple board member Al Gore, and Apple senior vice president of industrial design Jonathan Ive, and musical performances by Norah Jones and Coldplay.

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iPod Announced 10 Years Ago Today

Ten years ago today, Apple announced the original iPod for $399, an early step in the computer maker’s evolution into a consumer electronics giant. Designed solely to store and play music, the first iPod was distinguished by its unusually small size for a then-considerable 5 Gigabytes of storage space, enough to hold roughly 1,000 songs. With a clear and white plastic face and a mirror-polished stainless steel back, the iPod used a physically moving Scroll Wheel and four physical buttons to navigate black text menus on a white backlit screen.

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DreamWorks Animation Plans to Bring Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants to the Big Screen

DreamWorks Animation today announced that the studio has obtained the rights to Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants book series, with plans to pursue a feature film adaptation for the big screen. DreamWorks Animation development executive Damon Ross is overseeing the project at the studio.

The Captain Underpants book series tells the story of two mischievous kids, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, who hypnotize their school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, Captain Underpants.

“This is a joyous day for the countless Captain Underpants fans at our studio,” said Bill Damaschke, DreamWorks Animation’s Chief Creative Officer. “We are thrilled that Dav has decided the time is right to turn his beloved property into a movie and we look forward to bringing the greatest Waistband Warrior of all time to the big screen at DreamWorks Animation!”

“I never wanted to do a Captain Underpants movie in the past because, frankly, I worried that a movie might not be able to properly convey what I was trying to do with the books. Then I saw How to Train Your Dragon and the Kung Fu Panda movies. I loved the subtle way that morality and personal responsibility were handled in these very funny and exciting adventures. I felt that DreamWorks Animation would be the perfect home for Captain Underpants,” added Dav Pilkey.

Scholastic first launched the Captain Underpants book series in September of 1997 and there are over 50 million Pilkey books in print in the U.S. alone. Eight Captain Underpants books have been published in 19 countries and several have debuted at #1 on various best-seller lists, including The New York Times and USA Today.

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