The Hobbit Sets December Box Office Record

Director Peter Jackson and Middle-earth still go together, like Sam and Frodo. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first leg in his return to J.R.R. Tolkien’s mythical world set a December box-office record in it’s opening weekend in U.S. theaters, garnering almost $85 million in ticket sales. Add to that the roughly $138 million in […]

Lawrence Block Offering Free Matt Scudder Kindle Download

Top mystery ace and all around good guy Lawrence Block is offering another free download of one of his wonderful writings, in addition to a Matthew Scudder story! I received an email from him this morning with the gen, so I’ll let the man speak for himself. “I can’t explain it, but I seem to […]

B&T Launches Free Downloadable Audiobook Platform

Baker & Taylor (B&T) December 11 announced the launch of Acoustiks, a mobile platform “that allows consumers to buy and download digital audiobooks on their Apple and Android devices” using a free app powered by Findaway World, LLC.

Hobbit 3D Causes Motion Sickness, Alan Moore’s New Nemo, Star Trek: Into Darkness Trailer and Hemingway’s Stolen Suitcase | Geeky Friday

Not only is The Hobbit’s near three-hour running time a butt-buster, but according to several press reports, the cutting edge 3D is making some audience members sick to their stomachs. Director Peter Jackson shot the film at the unusually high speed of 48 frames per second, twice the standard 24 fps. This increased speed in […]

Geeky Friday: IDW Launching New Rocketeer/G.I. Joe Series in 2013, Tarantino’s “Dogs”/”Pulp” Back in Theaters, Jackson’s “Thriller” Turns 30!

Back in March, GF brought word that IDW Publishing had announced two Dave Stevens’ projects. In July, IDW issued the best of his work in Dave Stevens’ Covers & Stories, which showcased all his non-Rocketeer material. For finhead fans, IDW also had tapped writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee (both huge Rocketeer geeks) for […]

Q&A: Blackstone Audio’s Anne Fonteneau | November 15, 2012

LJ’s Mike Rogers interviews Anne Forteneau, Digital Sales Director for Blackstone Audio

Audio News | November 15, 2012

The latest news from AudioGo and Oasis Audio.

Audio Reviews | November 15, 2012

Reviews of Fangoria’s Dreadtime Stories, John le Carre’s A Murder of Quality, and Bob Spitz’s Dearie, plus a full list of audio reviews from the Nov. 15 issue.

Tolkien Estate/Harper Collins Suing Film Producers for $80M

J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate and HarperCollins, publisher of the late author’s works, has filed an $80 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and its New Line Cinema subsidiary in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The estate apparently has taken umbrage with what it deems “morally questionable” products based on the late author’s works, specifically Warner/New […]

Geeky Friday: Hobbit Ebooks, Harry Potter Exhibition in NYC, Jamie Foxx as Electro in Spidey 2, Toy Story 3 Writer Penning Next Star Wars

Tolkien heads are counting down on fingers and furry, little toes the number of days left before the first three-hour beast in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy opens in theaters (Dec. 14). Houghton Mifflin’s Megan Wilson tells GF that the five tie-in titles (I’ve got advanced copies, and they are sweet!) also will be available […]