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The Week in Geek: March 13-20

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Gail Carriger gave our Six Tips for Giving a Good Reading post a mention in her blog.  This gave us warm, slightly confusing feelings.

Speaking of things that give us warm, slightly confusing feelings - have you noticed our gorgeous new Pornokitsch font, up at the top of the page?  It's a wonderful combination of Barbarella and squish, don't you think?

We said goodbye to You Look Like a Little Kid with a Beard.

Someone is set to adapt A Wrinkle in Time for the big screen.  I know it's a classic, but I never warmed to Wrinkle.   The news leaves me unmoved.

Someone else, however, is adapting Robert C. O'Brien's Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM - now that is a novel I did love.  Here's hoping the new version is more faithful to the book than Don Bluth's 1982 animated movie.  Although I do honestly like The Secret of NIHM, the hocus-pocus crap at the end bugged me, even as a kid. In a perfect world, the new NIHM will keep all the science and all the graphic violence - and feature stop-motion animation.  (I'd settle for traditional cel animation, however.  Hell, I'd be glad if they gave Bluth another shot; his highly stylized animation has a kind of compelling grittiness to it, without ever quite straying into the outright ugliness of Ralph Bakshi's vision.)

Ian McKellen makes it sound like The Hobbit movie is finally getting off the ground.

Here is a (film) trailer for the new Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (novel) prequel, Dawn of the Dreadfuls.  Although I'm pretty tired of the Jane Austen Novel & Horror Cliche this isn't a bad way to waste a minute.

Happy weekend! If you're in or around London, don't forget to go see Joe Hill at Forbidden Planet on Saturday and Spaceballs at the Prince Charles Cinema next Tuesday!