The grandiose "Game of Thrones" opening credit sequence has been Simpsonized! Sunday night's episode of "The Simpsons" featured a very special animated intro that Song of Ice and Fire fans will find very familiar indeed.
The detailed model of Hogwarts Academy that was used in every "Harry Potter" film has been unveiled. It's ... smaller than what you're used to seeing it. And yet, still probably large enough for one person to inhabit alone, if they don't stand up straight.
Is there anything you'd like to ask Jonathan Safran Froer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) if you ever got the chance? An "Ask Me Anything" conversation with the author has been posted to Reddit; post whatever you like, and see if Foer heeds the call.
Stylist has compiled the 100 best opening lines in literature. The more memorable they are, the more likely they are to show up in the film version -- often in introductory voiceover, though a simple "Call me Ishmael" (Moby-Dick) gets the story moving along just fine. (Stylist also tackled the 100 best closing lines.)