Thank you, statute of limitations on copyrighted material! Clandestine Classics, a subsidiary of Total-E-Bound publishing, has rewritten five of those stuffy British novelsyou were forced to read in English class and turned them into poorly-spelled BDSM sex stories. Unfortunately, these e-rotica e-books won’t be available till July 30th (let the 12 day countdown begin!), but on the bright side, Clandestine has given readers a sneak peak to its 19th century knickers.
Let’s read some excerpts (which are NSFW…as much as words can be NSFW), shall we?
James Cameron is nothing if not consistent. For a fourth straight week the King of the World saw Avatar top the charts, this time pulling in an estimated $48.5 million. That result gives the 3-D epic the biggest fourth weekend gross ever, surpassing the record previously held by—you guessed it—Titanic. Sadly, things weren’t Read More
It’s déjà vu all over again. The top three films remained unchanged at the box office, meaning the first weekend of 2010 felt a lot like the last weekend of 2009. Once again, Avatar, Sherlock Holmes and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel were win, place and show according to moviegoers. Buoyed by Read More
And you thought you had a good Christmas! The holiday weekend was the biggest in the history of Hollywood, with the top ten films grossing a combined $278 million. Of course Avatar was once again the top choice, pacing the field with $75 million, but a trio of newcomers all did exceptionally well: Read More
Christmas is finally here and that means one thing: movies! (And, for some of us, Chinese food.) Hollywood has placed some of its biggest offerings under the tree and, as a result, we wouldn’t be surprised if this wound up being one of the most lucrative holidays ever. As we do every Wednesday, here’s a Read More
There are just too many promising-looking films vying for Academy voters this year—don’t forget to factor in some of these pics:
Broken Embraces (Los Abrazos Rotos): This film pairs the great Pedro Almódovar with his favorite leading lady–muse Penélope Cruz in a thriller about a blind writer (Lluís Homar) who Read More
Now that the geeks have really inherited the earth, Comic-Con has become this weird amalgam of legitimacy (say hello to James Cameron’s long-awaited Avatar!) and, well, lameness (watch the cast of the now-canceled ABC Family series Middleman read through a lost script!). Since this horse-and-buggy show gets under way in San Read More
We can’t say we’re all that surprised that the return of Rachel McAdams has been met with decidedly few huzzahs—after all, on the list of under-the-radar actresses, she would rank near the top—but come on! Where is even the slightest display of giddiness? Here we are on Friday with her latest film, State of Play, Read More
Literally! Robert Downey Jr. told movie news site IESB.net that preparing for his upcoming role as Sherlock Holmes will include some martial arts training.
“The cool thing about Sherlock Holmes was he’s actually a very skilled martial artist," he told the movie news site. "So it’s going to have elements of that…it’s Read More
For years, Julian Barnes has been not quite Nabokov or W.G. Sebald. Not quite there yet? Or not quite Julian Barnes? He’s been funny, chilled, sparkish, a dandyish surveyor of fiction and its tropes who often seems like a droll, finger-snapping ringmaster guiding his adroit innovations past literary statuary, picking up prizes, yet never entering Read More