The writer of The Emoji Movie is making a movie about Nikola Tesla and Mark Twain

No matter what you think of Sony’s upcoming Emoji Movie, you have to give its screenwriter, Eric Siegel, at least a little credit for figuring out a way to make an actual narrative out of a bunch of static little doodles on your cell phone. Now there’s word of what his next script will entail, and it should be a…

From 17 to 55 years, authors took their time with these long-awaited book sequels

When Richard Russo published Everybody’s Fool last week, he joined the club of authors who waited more than a decade before publishing a sequel. Whether this group took their time creating a rich fantasy world (like J.R.R. Tolkien), checking in with characters to study the passage of time (à la Harper Lee), or for no…

Band Of Robbers is a modern day Tom Sawyer with a Wes Anderson twist

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There aren’t enough e’s in “twee” to describe Band Of Robbers, an aggressively cutesy indie comedy that—no joke—takes the characters from Mark Twain’s The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer and Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, ages them into adulthood, transports them to the modern day, and drops them into a caper picture in the…