Category: Books

Is this the Christian Grey YOU envisioned?

Categories: Books, Celebrities, Movies, Social Media

Tags: 50 Shades of Grey, Beyoncé, Christian Grey, E.L. James, Jamie Dornan, movies, music

When you watch the sizzling trailer for the highly-anticipated 50 Shades of Grey, it definitely reels you in. But then we see Christian Grey's face.
The first teaser trailer for the next Hunger Games movie is out and, man, is it eerie. Mockingjay - Part 1 isn't out for months, but the sinister President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is already dispatching a menacing message from the Capitol.
The gleam of the silver screen has a way of illuminating pop culture trends that have been quietly percolating, like when a bestselling book becomes a blockbuster movie. Take The Fault in Our Stars, aka the teen romance that stole last weekend's box office from Tom Cruise. The movie's opening weekend triumph suggests that those who flocked to it -- like many of those who read John Green's original novel -- could not have all been teens.
Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter to Do? and The Dolphin Way present two very different parenting strategies, but both are also loving tributes celebrating the women who produced wise-cracking gossip maven Elaine Lui and Harvard brain Shimi Kang.

J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts film to be trilogy

Categories: Books, Movies

Tags: Fantastic Beasts, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, movies, trilogy

Soaring dragons, giant three-headed dogs, talking spiders: the fantastic beasts of Harry Potter's world are apparently headed back to a screen near you...in a new film trilogy. The revelation follows the now de rigueur notion that all YA-inspired movie adaptations must come in threes and the belief that pop culture fans can't get enough of producers milking these make-believe worlds.

Guardians of the Galaxy trailer unveils Marvel's misfit superhero team

Categories: Books, Celebrities, Featured, Movies

Tags: Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel, space, superheroes, trailer

Since Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt debuted the anticipated film's trailer Tuesday night, the interwebs have been buzzing. Comedy, space travel and a plethora of aliens feature prominently in the footage that introduces the motley team of misfit superheroes.

Battling Boy reinvents comic book superheroes for younger readers

Categories: Books

Tags: Aurora, Battling Boy, Paul Pope, superheroes, teen, young adults

With his latest work, comic book veteran Paul Pope has created a template-smashing new kind of superhero: Battling Boy, a kid (admittedly the offspring of gods) who sets out to protect other kids. "The thing that's attractive about kids as characters is that, if anything, they represent potential," he tells CBC News.

Batwoman writers quit after superhero's wedding 'prohibited'

Categories: Books

Tags: comic books

220-batwoman-tec-cv855.jpgJ.H. Williams III and W.H. Blackman, co-authors of the Batwoman comic book, announced today that they are leaving the title after citing interference from the DC Comics editorial board.


Summer reading: top book choices from CBC Arts

Categories: Books

Tags: nonfiction, novels, summer reading

With summer officially here, Canadians turn their thoughts to sitting on a dock or a beach, perhaps with a book or two for company. It's one of life's pleasures to get lost in someone else's ideas or picture of the world. CBC Arts staffers share their wish list for summer reading.
A map of Afghanistan. Footage of a weeping man. A weather report for Kabul. An unusual new digital companion to Khaled Hosseini's And The Mountains Echoed is taking shape through vivid imagery, intriguing sounds and fan interpretations of the anticipated novel.