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Sarah is a journalist and an artist who lives in the city. She loves movies and television. She reads early and often. She also secretly hopes the Doctor will come and take her away, though she realizes he probably already has a dedicated companion at the moment. Sarah also helps out over at BSCkids.com, Optionated.com and our other sites!

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Last Unpublished Stories to be Released in 2017

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F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most prolific writers in the last hundred years and lovers of his writing will be excited to learn that the last of his unpublished works, a new collection, titled I’d Die for You is set to be finally published.

According to a report from The Guardian, the collection was unable to get published during the 1930s but is finding new life in April of 2017.

I’d Die for You will be published by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The publisher explained why the works in the collection were unpublished in the 30’s, explaining some of the stories went unsold because of their controversial subject matter. The style “departed from what editors expected of [the author] in the 1930s.” While some of the other unpublished pieces in the collection were sold to magazines at the time but were never put in print.

According to Scribner, the collection features:

… Fitzgerald writing about controversial topics, depicting young men and women who actually spoke and thought more as young men and women did, without censorship. Rather than permit changes and sanitising by his contemporary editors, Fitzgerald preferred to let his work remain unpublished, even at a time when he was in great need of money and review attention.

The collection includes the title store, “I’d Die for You” which is inspired by Fitzgerald’s own experiences in the mountains of North Carolina in 1936. During that time period, Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda was at a sanatorium nearby. The story, Scribner explains, adds “a Hollywood star and film crew to the Smoky Mountain lakes and pines,” incorporating “the cinematic world in which [Fitzgerald] would soon be living.”

Netflix Is Giving Bill Nye a Talk Show!

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Bill Nye the Science Guy is returning to television!!!!!!!!!

Nye has an exciting new science show courtesy of Netflix, our quality television overlords. The new series will be called “Bill Nye Saves the World.”

The official synopsis, from Netflix: “Each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.”

Nye released a statement about the new series:

“Since the start of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science. Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”

“Bill Nye Saves the World” is set to premiere on Netflix in Spring 2017.

 

Tracy Morgan, Jordan Peele Comedy Gets a 10-Episode Order at TBS

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Tracy Morgan is coming back to television!! Even better he is coming back with Jordan Peele! Morgan, of “30 Rock” and SNL fame, is heading to TBS for a new series where is he is partnering with  creators and executive producers Jordan Peele and John Carcieri (Eastbound & Down) for a still untitled comedy series.

The still untitled comedy series follows an ex-con trying to fit back into society after 15 years in prison. TBS has officially given the series a 10 episode order. Not much is known about the project yet. The few details we have is that TBS says Morgan will play a newly released prisoner named Tracy who “is shocked to see just how much the world has changed in his absence. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, Tracy discovers that his former girlfriend has married an affable, successful white man, who is helping raise his twin sons he never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tracy falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading on unfamiliar territory.”

The series was originally trying to find a home on FX who ordered a pilot script for the Morgan-Peele show back in January, but according to a report from Vulture, the network opted against ordering a series after reading the finished project. TBS then stepped in.

In a press release announcing the pickup, Brad Weitz, head of programming at TBS, called Morgan and Peele “two of today’s most sought-after and authentically funny comedians” and said their new show “captures all the hilarity you would expect” from the duo.

Morgan had been working for several years to get a project on FX before his June 2014 auto accident. This series with TBS marks his return to television since the devastating accident.

TBS hasn’t announced a production schedule or anticipated premiere date but sometime in 2017 is expected.

Chuck Berry Announces His First Album in Nearly 40 Years

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Iconic singer and songwriter, Chuck Berry has just turned 90 but that hasn’t slowed him down apparently! He has officially announced a new album – his first in 38 years.

The new album is titled “Chuck” and will reportedly featured brand new music that Berry recorded with his children. Berry produced the album himself according to Pitchfork. “Chuck” is dedicated to his wife of nearly 70 years, Themetta.

Berry said in a statement. “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”

“Chuck” is set for a 2017 release via Dualtone.

Watch the First Trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2

It feels like fans have been waiting ages for this announcement and when the announcement trailer hit, it showed us almost nothing. Rockstar Games confirmed earlier this week that fans would get “Red Dead Redemption 2” with the above announcement trailer but the teaser shows us very little about what to expect for the game.

The only piece of dialogue we hear—”Listen to me, when the time comes, you have to run and don’t look back. This is over” We don’t know who these ominous words come from but it is speculated that it could be at least said to John Marston as he leaves the gang of outlaws he ran with in his early days pre-Redemption.

Unfortunately we have pretty much forever to wait. Red Dead Redemption 2 releases in fall of 2017 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. (There’s no Nintendo Switch version… yet.)

Rockstar will continue to slowly release information about the game over the next year so this teaser is just the beginning.

New to Netflix Streaming – November 2016

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Netflix has officially announced the new releases for November 2016 and some notable new additions include the special Netflix event “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.” In November, we also see “Lovesick” season 2, and The Jungle Book, Boyhood, and “The 100.”

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1

  • The African Queen (1951)
  • Alfie (2004)
  • Bob the Builder: White Christmas (2008)
  • Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
  • The Confessions of Thomas Quick (2016)
  • Cujo (1983)
  • The Doors (1991)
  • The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
  • Jetsons: The Movie (1990)
  • King’s Faith (2013)
  • Love, Now (2012)
  • Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016)
  • Pervert Park (2014)
  • Ravenous (1999)
  • Stephen King’s Thinner (1996)
  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
  • Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas (2012)
  • Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express (2012)
  • Thomas & Friends: Merry Winter Wish (2010)
  • Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines (2014)
  • Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas (2009)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2

  • Dough (2015)
  • Food Choices (2016)
  • Meet the Blacks (2016)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 4

  • The Crown: Season 1
  • Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60
  • The Ivory Game (2016)
  • Just Friends (2005)
  • World of Winx: Season 1

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 9

  • Danger Mouse: Season 2

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 11

  • All Hail King Julien: Season 4
  • Case: Season 1
  • Estocolmo: Season 1
  • Roman Empire: Reign of Blood: Season 1
  • Tales by Light: Season 1
  • True Memoirs of An International Assassin (2016)
  • Under the Sun (2015)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 12

  • Take Me to the River (2015)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 13

  • Chalk It Up (2016)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 14

Carter High (2015)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 15

  • Dieter Nuhr: Nuhr in Berlin
  • K-POP Extreme Survival: Season 1
  • Men Go to Battle (2015)
  • The Missing Ingredient: What is the Recipe for Success? (2016)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 16

  • The 100: Season 3
  • Burn After Reading (2008)
  • Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie (2011)
  • Paddington (2014)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 17

  • Lovesick: Season 2
  • Paranoid: Season 1

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 18

  • The Battle of Midway (1942)
  • Beat Bugs: Season 2
  • Colin Quinn: The New York Story
  • Divines (2016)
  • Prelude to War (1942)
  • San Pietro (1945)
  • Sour Grapes (2016)
  • Thunderbolt (1947)
  • Tunisian Victory (1944)
  • Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines (1943)
  • Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia (1943)
  • WWII: Report from the Aleutians (1943)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 22

  • Mercy (2016)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 23

  • Penguins: Spy in the Huddle: Season 1

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 25

  • 3%: Season 1
  • Boyhood (2014)
  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
  • Michael Che Matters

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 29

  • Silver Skies (2016)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 30

  • Ghost Team (2016)
  • I Dream Too Much (2016)
  • The Jungle Book (2016)
  • Level Up (2016)
  • Traded (2016)

James Patterson Cancels Release of The Murder of Stephen King

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It feels like James Patterson JUST announced his latest book and now he has announced that his latest book, “The Murder of Stephen King” has been cancelled. Reportedly, the book was about a stalker reenacting the horrors from King’s books on the author himself.

In a statement to The Associated Press, Patterson said:

My book is a positive portrayal of a fictional character, and, spoiler alert, the main character is not actually murdered. Nevertheless, I do not want to cause Stephen King or his family any discomfort. Out of respect for them, I have decided not to publish The Murder of Stephen King.

Though Patterson says the novella was meant as a tribute to King, it always seemed in odd taste considering the two aren’t exactly friends. In the past, King has said of Patterson that he’s “a terrible writer but he’s very successful.”

King has not commented publicly on the book.

FXX Will Air All 600 Episodes of The Simpsons in 13-Day Marathon

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“The Simpsons” has an insane 600 episodes under their belt and FXX has plans to air all of them back to back for your viewing pleasure (?). The marathon will take an astounding 13 days, beginning at noon EST on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, (in case you need some background television for your belligerent family gatherings) lasting through Tuesday, Dec. 6.

“The Simpsons” will air its 600th episode, “Treehouse of Horror XXVII,” on Oct. 19 airing on Fox, the show’s mother network. The marathon will occur on FXX which describes it as the longest in television history. The previous record was also held by “The Simpsons” when FXX ran 552 episodes over 12 days back in 2014.

The episode count for the series is just going to continue to grow. The show is returned for its 28th season on Sept. 25 and has no plans to stop anytime soon.

New Trailer for Star Wars Spin Off “Rogue One” Released

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has officially released the final trailer and it revealed some pretty interesting information regarding the plot of the upcoming spin off. Check out the trailer above!

In the final trailer we get a glimpse into the reasons why Jyn Erso is so crucial to the Rebel Alliance’s plans to steal the plans for the Death Star. It turns out her father built the damned thing.

Rogue One takes place after Revenge of the Sith and before A New Hope. It focuses on the team tasked with stealing the plans for the first Death Star that are so instrumental to the original Star Wars from 1977.

Many fans have been concerned about the fact that Rogue One had gone through reshoots during production but based on this trailer, it doesn’t appear that too much has been altered in terms of tone and feel from the first trailer we saw.

Just a few more months before we see this rag tag team’s story play out even though we know how it ends.

Watch the Trailer for Season 3 of Black Mirror!

We have been away from the world of “Black Mirror” for far too long and Netflix is the best for bringing it back. And now they have released the trailer for the upcoming third season and it looks amazing.

In the trailer, we get a look at the six new episodes of the anthology series coming October 21 on the streaming service.

The third season has lined up an impressive cast for what looks like a chilling new set of tales. The cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Kelly, Mackenzie Davis, Jerome Flynn and Malachi Kirby. These new episodes include one that focuses on a world in which all interactions are ranked, a war story, a videogame thriller and a coming-of-age story.

Black Mirror returns on Friday, Oct. 21 on Netflix. Until then, check out the trailer above.