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'Project Totem' Brings Indie Platforming to Xbox One

Gaming News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:55pm
Indie games were mostly a curiosity on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but now represent major opportunities for the PS4 and Xbox One. Press Play is an indie studio under Microsoft's wing, and hopes that its new "Project Totem" will be a feather in the Xbox's cap. Tom's Guide went hands-on with "Project Totem" (which will not be the game's final title) at PAX East 2014.

Facebook Wants to Get Into Your e-Wallet

Gaming News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:49pm

The National Bank of Facebook won’t be setting up branches on the corner anytime soon, but the world’s largest social network is apparently moving further into financial transactions than just facilitating the purchase of virtual cows for Farmville players. According to a report in the Financial Times, the California-based social media giant is only a few weeks away from receiving approval to operate as an “electronic money institution” (EMI) in Ireland. Because of European Union regulations, this would allow Facebook to offer transactional and payments services across the EU. According to the Central Bank of Ireland, electronic money is “value stored on a technical device such as a chip card or indeed, a computer memory.


#10: Timebound (The Chronos Files)

Teens Bestsellers - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:12pm
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'Transformers 4' to kick off new trilogy, says Bay

Movie News Headines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:11pm

Film director Michael Bay has confirmed that "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will indeed mark the start of a new trilogy. Crucially, and unlike the rest of the robotic race, Lockdown isn't allied to the Autobots or the Decepticons. And that opens up a whole other gigantic world for Transformers.” And if you see "Transformers 4" upon its mid-July release, look out for Lockdown-related hints about the next two films, especially inside Gun Face's ship.


Cannes 2014: Rebecca Zlotowski to lead Critics' Week juries

Movie News Headines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:01pm

The 33-year-old French filmmaker will preside over the juries dedicated to emerging talents during the International Critics' Week (May 15-23), one of the main parallel sections of the Cannes Film Festival, organizers announced Monday. The director behind "Dear Prudence" (2010) and "Grand Central" (2013), Rebecca Zlotowski will follow in the footsteps of Mia Hansen-Løve as the head judge in the competition for the Discovery Prize (Prix Découverte), awarded to a short film, and the Visionary Award (Prix Révélation), given to a feature. Zlotowski will be joined on the jury by British filmmaker Andrea Arnold, who was named president of the Grand Prize jury in late March.


James Franco to headline 'Michael'

Movie News Headines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:53am

The actor and director will play a former gay activist turned anti-gay Christian pastor in this drama, Deadline.com reports.


Harrison Ford talks 'Blade Runner' sequel, 'Star Wars' and 'Raiders' scenes

Movie News Headines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:51am

"Star Wars" and "Blade Runner" actor Harrisson Ford conducted an Ask Me Anything on Reddit over the weekend and answered a few choice questions about his past career and future aspirations. "The set for Blade Runner was maybe the hardest set I've ever worked on because I think we worked 50 nights in a row, and it was always raining," he recalled. That said, Ford still retains interest in a rumored sequel. "I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another," he revealed.


'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' trailer: Master Splinter makes his appearance

Movie News Headines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:11am

Turtle sensei and wise old mutant rat Splinter narrates and makes a two-second appearance in the latest half-minute TV spot for the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie.


Gerard Butler to go into orbit in 'Geostorm'

Movie News Headines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:58am

The Scottish actor is attached to headline the sci-fi adventure movie, The Hollywood Reporter indicates. According to the website, Gerard Butler will play an engineer specialized in satellite design. Produced by Skydance Productions in tandem with Warner Bros, "Geostorm" will be directed by Dean Devlin. One of Roland Emmerich's frequent collaborators, Devlin was a writer and co-producer on "Independence Day" (1996) and "Godzilla" (1998).


MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest

Movie News Headines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:07am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that change as clips from anticipated blockbusters debuted at the madcap ceremony.


Who will win the fiction Pulitzer today?

Books - Top Stories - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:46am
'The Flamethrowers' is said to have an edge.

Who will win the fiction Pulitzer today?

Books - Top Stories - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:46am
'The Flamethrowers' is said to have an edge.

Excerpt: 'Hold Me in Contempt' by Wendy Williams

Books - Top Stories - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:15am
HEA shares an excerpt from 'Hold Me in Contempt' (out this week) by Wendy Williams.

'Grandmaster' wins a dozen Hong Kong Film Awards

Movie News Headines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:06am

HONG KONG (AP) — Wong Kar Wai's much lauded kung fu epic "The Grandmaster" won a record dozen honors at the Hong Kong Film Awards.


Johnny Depp to appear in Kevin Smith's next movie

Movie News Headines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:46am

The actor and producer will take part in "Tusk," the forthcoming feature from the director who gained a cult following in the 1990s with "Clerks" and "Mallrats." News of Johnny Depp's involvement was revealed by Justin Long, the star of "Tusk," in an interview with Long-island.newsday.com. According to Thewrap.com, the 50-year-old actor will likely play a French Canadian police officer, Guy Lapointe, in this off-beat suspense movie.  Slated for release in late 2014 in the US, "Tusk" revolves around the investigation led by a journalist (Justin Long) into the intriguing life of Mr. Howe, an adventurer with a bizarre fascination with walruses.


'Grandmaster' nearly sweeps Hong Kong Film Awards

Movie News Headines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:31am

HONG KONG (AP) — Wong Kar Wai's much lauded kung fu epic "The Grandmaster" won a near-sweep of the Hong Kong Film Awards.


'Captain America' still reigns over worldwide box office

Movie News Headines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:52am

The superhero action movie "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" remained the most lucrative feature at the worldwide box office. The feature grossed $102 million over the weekend of April 13, according to Rentrak.


'Captain America' commands North American box office

Movie News Headines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:34am

Superhero sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" maintained the top rank at the North American box office this weekend, estimates showed Sunday.


'Hunger Games' wins big at MTV Movie Awards

Movie News Headines - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:28am

The second installment of "The Hunger Games" saga dominated the MTV Movie Awards Sunday, with a best-film trophy and best actor awards for Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence. Hutcherson accepted the movie of the year trophy on behalf of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" while paying tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died in February and played the role Plutarch Heavensbee in the dystopian film series. "I know that if Phillip were here, he would really think that this is very cool," Hutcherson said. Hutcherson also took home the trophy for best male performance, while co-star Jennifer Lawrence, who was not present, won for best female.


Donna Tartt 'surprised' by Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Books - Top Stories - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:10am
She says she is "happy and delighted" to see her best seller win prestigious award.
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