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  1. Don't google Ghostbusters II.
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    Denis Villenueve to direct Dune

    Karl Urban for Tuek
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    Denis Villenueve to direct Dune

    Still super excited about this movie but we're still at grave risk of Jared Leto being cast as Feyd. Previous collaboration, rock singer... lot of danger signs on this one.
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    Denis Villenueve to direct Dune

    You say that now, but just wait if they cast a black or Asian actress as Irulan. Speaking of which, Idris Elba for Duncan or Gurney.
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    Denis Villenueve to direct Dune

    Yeah, I'm good with this. He's great and they can make him sufficiently gross and dissipated for that to work without going full Fat Bastard. How about Kit Harrington for Duncan? Dark hair, brooding, can bring in those GoT nerds...
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    Denis Villenueve to direct Dune

    D'onofrio isn't obese and gross enough. Obviously they could fatten him up but I don't quite see it. The charcater needs to have that bloated Steve Bannon / Louie Anderson look. Stilgar is the character I think they need to nail in terms of casting. He's probably the third most important character in the book. No idea who'd be good though.
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    Favorite books/series about elves?

    Watership Down if you just pretend the rabbits are elves. As noted above, elves aren't quite as well defined as say, vampires in terms of general fantasy writing so a lot of it ends up derivative IMO. Tolkien is obviously pretty definitive in imagining them as something more than just a different kind of faerie.
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    New Neal Stephenson Novel: “Fall: or Dodge in Hell”

    That's disappointing but I think have to just accept that Neal and I have grown apart in our interests. 'Readme' was like a Robert Ludlum book written by a guy who didn't have an editor.
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    Duologies, what would you reccomend?

    It's funny how rare the two book series is. I suspect that is because more than ever sci-fi/fantasy authors like to crank out 1000+ page tomes so what might have been a two volume set in the days of Zelazny or Niven are now one big book. Once the book gets too unwieldy or the production to publishing lag gets too long, then you get trilogies and beyond. My snarky answer is of course the Rothfus books. The first two Dune books are a great pair of novels which, IMO, tell a complete enough arc that there's no 'need' to read the rest of the series. Unlike say GRRM, the major plots are tied up enough that there is a sense of closure at the end of the second one.
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    Moving Right Alolan - More Pokemon Go!

    I need a two friends for this stupid quest - anyone care to help out a stranger? 2217 2802 3591
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    The books coming out in 2019

    No, that's just how long it will take to sift through the data dumps to find the plot or characters. I kid. I kid because I regret reading Readme and the Baroque Cycle and gave his last Mary Sue in outer space book a pass as well. What a waste of talent... Give me a new Lynch book or give me ... you know what, I'll politely wait another year I guess.
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    Most filmable adaptation

    LoLL is super gory though, but you could edit a lot of that out and not lose much. I've posted this before but Amber would be great. Not a huge cast, special effects now make shadow travel fileable, lots of derring do, etc... I know its in development but sounds like a yeah right, when pigs fly kind of development.
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    Bernard Cornwell - warlord chronicles and beyond

    Well, other than the PBS show about the aardvark.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    To be clear, I am not at all saying that you're making stuff up for any reason, just that it's a unique problem of this kind of discussion. Same thing happens in music, right? There are many cases of alleged geniuses who couldn't really deliver more than one record and yet that one record might be an all-time classic, regardless of who really deserved the bulk of the credit for the creation.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    I agree that modern fiction largely has always been author as individual and have generally found author team up books to be less than the sum of their parts. But it's illustrative that (cherry picking alert) JA Corey has been able to keep their story moving forward in a way that Martin and Rothfuss haven't. I'm a little surprised it's not done more often. Like one writer is the plot/narrative writer and another is the details/characterization writer, etc... Especially in genre where the expectations are usually more pragmatic than some Man Booker winner in high falutin' literature.