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Stranger Things 2 Returns To The Upside Down With New Monsters & More Spielberg

Stranger Things’ telekinetic teen Eleven (breakout star Millie Bobby Brown) may be able to lift government kidnapper vans but series creators Ross and Matt Duffer can rattle off the biggest movies of the summer of 1984 without blinking. Their passion for pop culture fueled the creation of Netflix’s Things, a tribute to the movies they loved as kids in North Carolina (think E.T., The Goonies, Stand by Me). “Obviously they’re nerdy, but that’s what makes them so cool,” says Brown. “It makes [Stranger Things] so authentic because it comes from their hearts.” The Duffers’ canny but old-fashioned combination of emotion and thrills drove the series — about four small-town Indiana friends who find themselves dealing with a portal to a different dimension — to monster-level success after its 2016 premiere. “I don’t think Netflix thought it was going to be as huge as it became, but neither did we,” admits Matt.

On Oct. 27, fans will finally get to see Things’ bigger, badder second installment. To celebrate the return, Entertainment Weekly has three different covers featuring the cast and you can read more about Stranger Things season 2 HERE.

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly will be on stands Friday.

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WIRED’s October Cover Story Features Blade Runner 2049

WIRED’s October cover story goes behind-the-scenes of the new Blade Runner sequel and features interviews with the film’s stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, as well as director Denis Villeneuve, executive producer Ridley Scott, and many others. WIRED’s Brian Raftery visits the crew on set in Budapest for an exclusive look at the making of Blade Runner 2049, and to discuss the ongoing influence of the original film, and why the sequel will resonate with today’s audience.

Blade Runner 2049 lands in theaters next month, at the end of one of the most restless, fear-feeding years in recent memory. And it arrives just as many of the technologies at the center of both the original and sequel—advanced artificial intelligence, genetic engineering—are no longer pure fiction. The once far-off dystopia seems to inch closer every day, which means 2049 isn’t just another adventure in the Blade Runner world; it’s a darker iteration of what our own future could be.

“We’re so close,” Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher says of the future world that he, Ridely Scott, and Philip K. Dick conjured so many years ago.

It is this very closeness that could help 2049 succeed where Blade Runner first failed. The strongest sci-fi has always used the landscape of the future to help us process our worries about the present, and the nightmarish outcomes that audiences wanted nothing to do with back in 1982 are now talked about, debated, and noodled over by ever-growing numbers of people. Americans today feel the existential anxieties at the core of the Blade Runner universe more deeply and fully than almost anyone in 1982 could’ve imagined, and so a sequel that doubles down on dystopia could resonate in ways the original never could.

Read more HERE.

Ploughshares Summer 2017 Issue Features New Short Story By Stephen King, Thin Scenery

The Summer 2017 issue of Ploughshares is guest edited by writer Stewart O’Nan and the literary journal features new work from Stephen King. The short story is in the form of a screenplay and is entitled, “Thin Scenery”

More info HERE.

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Check Out The New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Empire Cover

A new exclusive subscribers Empire magazine cover has been revealed, featuring Rey and Luke in a “passing the torch” moment with a lightsaber.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Domhnall Gleeson as Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran as Rose.

The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in regular and IMAX theaters on December 15, 2017.

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Entertainment Weekly The Ultimate Guide to Stephen King

There are few writers today who have influenced popular culture more than Stephen King, from his iconic novels and stories to the movies that have been inspired by them, including Carrie, The Shining, Misery, Stand By Me, It, Cujo, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, and so many more.

Now, in this all-new 96 page special edition from Entertainment Weekly, The Ultimate Guide to Stephen King, you’ll be able to delve into the world of the master storyteller: Go behind the scenes to find out exactly how King’s stories travel from page to screen. The issue lists his greatest and scariest hits, and his 25 scariest moments from his movies, and they examine his many compelling heroines, and why so many of his novels feature “nasty women.” Additionally, EW lists all of the works the godfather of horror has written, as well as the notable movies and television shows derived from his short fiction.

Lavishly illustrated with art by Robert Sammelin, and filled with photos from his life, his movies, and his book covers, The Ultimate Guide to Stephen King is a must-have for every fan of this beloved writer.

Available now for $13.99.

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Announcing The Stephen King Issue of Birth.Movies.Death. Magazine

The next issue of Birth.Movies.Death. magazine celebrates the one and only King – Stephen King, that is! They’re celebrating the upcoming films The Dark Tower and IT with a full-color, hyper-limited, commemorative issue that dives into King’s four decades as a published author, as well as the many brilliant and horrifying adaptations of his very best works.

This gorgeous issue features an exclusive cover by acclaimed artist and graphic designer Chris Bilheimer that honors King’s best works on page and screen. And the issue will include only-available-here images and interviews with some of the best minds behind The Dark Tower and IT, including Dark Tower director Nikolaj Arcel and more!

The issue will embrace everything from The Shining to The Stand, Christine to Carrie, Dead Zone to Dark Tower. Team BMD has always been impassioned devotees of all things Stephen King, and they are so excited to take that passion to the page with a magazine unlike any they’ve ever done before!

You can pre-order the issue HERE and it will ship in September.

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Stephen King Talks The Dark Tower In A World Exclusive From Empire Magazine

“You don’t sit down one day and say, ‘Well, I think I’ll write a magnus opus.’ But I said to myself, ‘This could be really long and really exciting and I wanna take a crack at it.’ Look what happened.” What happened, is that Stephen King (speaking exclusively in the brand new issue of Empire) wrote something so audaciously ambitious, so creatively complex, that it seemed unfilmable. The work in question? The Dark Tower, of course.

“It never seemed likely to me that someone would come along and want to make a film out of it,” King continues. “There were things from time to time, when people would talk about the possibility, but I never took it seriously.” The Dark Tower’s journey from page to screen has certainly been a colorful one, with J.J. Abrams attempting to adapt it alongside Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse as far back as 2007. Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman came on board in 2010, casting Javier Bardem as gunslinger Roland Deschain and planning to deliver three films with two television series sandwiched between. “I liked that idea,” King tells Empire. “Everybody did.”

Though Ron Howard eventually moved on, his replacement – first-time director Nikolaj Arcel (screenwriter for the Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) – set about tackling Goldsman’s draft. “I like Akiva Goldsman as a writer very much,” says King. “(Akiva) said, ‘Why don’t we start in media res, in the middle of the story?’ Akiva’s idea and Nic’s idea, was to say, ‘Maybe this is the second time around for Roland Deschain…’”

After 10 years of in-production limbo, it was only “two years ago” when King started to actually believe this film would hit the big screen.

Remarkably, The Dark Tower pops the author’s producing cherry, also gifted casting approval over an ensemble headed by Idris Elba (“in the books, it’s never said that Roland Deschain is a Caucasian person”) and Matthew McConaughey (“to me, he was always Walter, pretty much the way I’d imagined him. When people fall back from him in fear, you understand why”).

According to King, The Dark Tower “is something completely new that melds the Western with fantasy. This is a risky project. It’s not backed up by a bunch of comic books. (It’s) scary. But I’m happy with what we’ve got.”

For more on The Dark Tower, including interviews with McConaughey and Elba, be sure to pick up the brand new issue of Empire.

Reprinted from Empire Magazine.

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Black Panther Graces Entertainment Weekly’s Annual San Diego Comic-Con Preview Issue

Black Panther graces Entertainment Weekly’s annual Comic-Con preview issue, featuring an exclusive set visit beyond the border of Wakanda — the fantastical African nation where Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa rules over a secretive and futuristic society.

It’s a place Marvel fans have been waiting years to visit – and the film provides a starring role to the historic first black comic-book superhero, whose power to inspire transcends even his feats of physical strength.

Read more HERE.

Pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday.

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This Week’s Entertainment Weekly Cover: Meet Your New Favorite Spider-Man

The beginning of Spider-Man: Homecoming may look familiar — the Avengers knocking the stuffing out of each other on a tarmac in Berlin, a clash of titans we witnessed in last year’s Captain America: Civil War. But this time, we’re seeing the action from a unique perspective — through the eyes (and iPhone lens) of a 15-year-old. Of course, this is not just any teenager. It’s Peter Parker a.k.a Spider-Man. And this Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, is not a dude worried about danger, or grappling with larger existential questions about great power and responsibility. Peter simply can’t believe his good fortune: that he has these amazing abilities, that he’s in this heady company, that he has a new souped-up suit. Here is a kid who is ready to have a good time. The same can be said for Spider-Man: Homecoming (in theaters July 7), which has put the youthful fizz and pop back into the adventures of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and provides vicarious thrills like never before. “The fact that Peter Parker is 15 allows me to have fun with it,” says Homecoming director Jon Watts (Cop Car), who also co-wrote the screenplay. “Yes, there’s a lot of drama and conflict, but more than anything, it’s about, ‘If you were that age and could do what he can do? That would be really fun.”

To read more on Spider-Man: Homecoming, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday.

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Vanity Fair Presents Star Wars: The Last Jedi On Set Exclusive

Following the Vanity Fair cover images from yesterday, the magazine has released more of Annie Leibovitz’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos and a look behind the scenes of the highly-anticipated film!

The photos reveal citizens of the city Canto Bight, Benicio Del Toro’s DJ, and Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo.

With exclusive access to writer-director Rian Johnson, plus interviews with Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, and others, V.F. presents the ultimate sneak peek at The Last Jedi—and Carrie Fisher’s lasting legacy. Read the full article HERE.

The Last Jedi opens in regular and IMAX theaters on December 15, 2017.

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