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New on video: Disney's entertaining 'Jungle Book' remake

13 minutes agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

New on Blu-ray “The Jungle Book” (Disney/Buena Vista DVD/Blu-ray combo, $39.99; also available on VOD) This year’s slate of Hollywood remakes and sequels has mostly drawn mixed responses from critics and audiences, yet just about everybody has liked Disney’s live-action version of “The Jungle Book.”...

Suicide Squad’s Writer Changes His Tune On Angry Film Critics, Sort Of

Suicide Squad comic book writer John Ostrander has clarified his attack of critics that hated the recent big-screen adaptation, but insists he still has a problem with a few people that despised it for inadequate reasons.

BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: The Gate of Futures Past by Julie E. Czerneda

Julie E. Czerneda visited Fantasy Book Critic when the first novel of Reunification Series was published. We are excited to announce that her second novel in the series is set to be released and we are celebrating by taking part in the blog tour, which allows our readers to take part in TWO different giveaways. Show More Summary

Ann Coulter Mocks the Media Who Exaggerates Her Criticisms of Trump: ‘He’s My Guy’

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

She continued, "It was a joke when I said this was going to be the shortest book tour ever. It's called a joke."

Critic's Notebook: In Books on Donald Trump, Consistent Portraits of a High-Decibel Narcissist

Accounts of Donald J. Trump, among them some he wrote, describe a world where greed, arrogance and the sowing of discord are signs of leadership.

Trump Betrayal of Ann Coulter Timed Perfectly to Release of Ann Coulter Book About Always Trusting Trump

Donald Trump's waffling on the question of what to do about undocumented immigrants passed a critical milestone on last night's episode of Hannity when the Republican nominee said he's considering the idea of not deporting gainfully employed undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for a long period of time. Show More Summary

How A Novelist Made Peace With Criticism: Curtis Sittenfield On Being Reviewee And Reviewer

“I’m aware more than I was before I had books published that any review is a bit arbitrary – it’s not really, say, The New York Times that’s authoritatively weighing in on the quality of a book, though it seems this way to the public. It’s actually one reviewer weighing in (maybe a daily reviewer […]

'Revenant' for kids: Honest Trailers praises 'Jungle Book' remake - CNET

Honest Trailers takes a critical look at the movie's lush CGI moments, deep plot points and celebrity voiceovers.

We Happy Few Preview – Snug as a Bug on a Drug

We Happy Few takes its cues from the novels like 1984 and Brave New World. This isn't a criticism; both books are wonderful reads and you owe it to yourself to sit down and begin turning those pages. Currently in Early Access you step...Show More Summary

Books of The Times: ‘Virgil Thomson: The State of Music & Other Writings’ Paints a Troubling Portrait

This compendium of the critic and composer’s writings points up his self-importance and apparent ease at wearing two hats.

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Director Defends Zendaya's 'Spider-Man' Casting

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Zendaya faced a wave of criticism and backlash after comic book fans attacked the actress’ reported casting as Mary Jane in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” movie. The 19-year-old has been the target of more than her share of misogynistic,...Show More Summary

Criticism’s Sting: The Author Curtis Sittenfeld on Book Reviews

The novelist describes how she reacts to unsparing reviews and has come to take criticism less personally: “Sometimes fate smiles on you and sometimes it doesn’t.”

A Little Life Might Become a TV Show

A Little Life may be coming to the small screen: Author Hanya Yanagihara announced on the book's Facebook page on Tuesday that producer Scott Rudin and director Joe Mantello have bought the rights to her critically acclaimed 2015 novel. According to Yanagihara, the duo are shopping the adaptation to various networks and ... More »

Writer Attacked And Harassed In His Home Village, Even As His Books Draw Acclaim In English Translation

“After undergoing a vicious attack by caste leaders in his home state of Tamil Nadu, his novel One Part Woman last month was the subject of a landmark court decision defending the right of artists to critically depict their own communities. Recent interest in [Perumal] Murugan’s work has exploded, with five novels coming out, translated […]

BLOG TOUR: Read an Excerpt of Chapter 1 of Spellbreaker by Blake Charlton

Visit Blake Charlton's Website Here In 2010 and 2011, Fantasy Book Critic reviewed Blake Charlton's books Spellwright and Spellbound. They were a favorite book of mine and I looked forward to reading a third book set in that same universe. Show More Summary

Books of The Times: Clive James as Latecomer, Finding Succor in Reruns

In his new book, “Play All,” the author and former Observer critic ruminates on the television landscape, in some cases turning to series that are no longer on the air.

H&M Criticized for Employing 14-Year-Old Workers

As one of the leaders in the fast-fashion movement, H&M has weathered its fair share of criticism surrounding the ethics (or lack thereof) of its manufacturing practices. According to a new book being published in Sweden, the Swedish mega-retailer worked with clothing factories... Continue reading

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UC-Berkeley Chancellor Resigns Following Widespread Faculty Critici…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UC-Berkeley Chancellor Resigns Following Widespread Faculty Criticism; Latest Revelation: Amidst Widespread Budget Cuts University Paid $200,000 To Improve His Image. As I say in my book, there’s always money for the administration’s pet priorities, no matter how tight budgets get.

At New York Times, Sunday Review Editor Takes Over All Books Coverage

Pamela Paul, the editor of the New York Times Book Review since 2013, has received credit from many former critics of that section for adding diverse genres (she started out as the children’s book editor, it should be noted) and voices to its pages. Now she’s going to be in charge of all the paper’s […]

The Jungle Book Returns to IMAX, Arrives at Home Aug. 30

Audiences were mesmerized by Disney’s live-action epic adventure “The Jungle Book,” which has earned more than $949 million at the global box office to date.  Critically acclaimed, Jon Favreau’s stunning live-action reimagining of Walt...Show More Summary

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