How David Morrell and ‘Rambo’ Helped Dissolve the USSR

How David Morrell and ‘Rambo’ Helped Dissolve the USSR

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You may already know all about David Morrell, the legendary bestselling author of First Blood (the 1972 novel that the entire Rambo franchise is based on.) What you may not know, however, is that Rambo actually had a pretty big part in dissolving the USSR.    David Morrell and Sylvester Stallone | Image via IMDB   Now, Morrell (AKA: Rambo’s Father) hadn’t actually set-out to achieve something so historic; he never could’ve known the power his words might hold while he was putting them on the page. And he didn’t actually learn about Rambo’s involvement in the dismantling of the Soviet Union until about fifteen-or-so-years after the initial Rambo adaptation was released. …

13 ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Quotes for a Spellbinding Week!

13 ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Quotes for a Spellbinding Week!

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I don’t know about you, but when I was little (and by little I mean currently today as a fully grown adult) all I ever wanted was to awake one morning to find that I had become a teenage witch à la Sabrina.   Just think about how much more convenient life would be if, at the point of your finger, the world around you could change? You’d never have to wake up early to get ready and commute to work, you could just point and boom, you’d be ready! You could freeze time, erase all of your embarrassing moments from the ether, and …

13 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Quotes for a Spellbinding Week!

13 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Quotes for a Spellbinding Week!

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I don’t know about you, but when I was little (and by little I mean currently today as a fully grown adult) all I ever wanted was to awake one morning to find that I had become a teenage witch à la Sabrina.   Just think about how much more convenient life would be if, at the point of your finger, the world around you could change? You’d never have to wake up early to get ready and commute to work, you could just point and boom, you’d be ready! You could freeze time, erase all of your embarrassing moments from the ether, and …

George R. R. Martin Reveals New Information About “Winds of Winter” and Fans Are Shook

George R. R. Martin Reveals New Information About “Winds of Winter” and Fans Are Shook

Following the news of HBO ordering a pilot episode of a prequel to Game of Thrones and fans are *shook*.   So is George R. R. Martin, apparently.    Via Giphy   Martin took to his blog, Not A Blog, to dispel some rumors, set the record straight as to what the prequel will entail, and to remind readers that Winds of Winter is still coming. Most importantly, he reassured fans that he won’t be writing the pilot episode and possible eventual series, but only consulting, saying: And yes, before you ask, work on Winds of Winter continues, and remains my …

Donald Glover Might Be Our New ‘Willy Wonka’!

Donald Glover Might Be Our New ‘Willy Wonka’!

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Now, as you may already know, a brand new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ever popular Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is currently in the works.    The film is being written and produced by Simon Rich (The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live) and David Heyman (Harry Potter) under Warner Bros., with director Paul King (Paddington).    Now, although there are already two previous adaptations (the second being the darkly strange Tim Burton version starring Johnny Depp and the first, obviously, being the original 1971 classic starring the one-and-only Gene Wilder), this new adaptation already sounds like it’s on the track to being something completely …