Cultural Transmogrifier Is Going On Hiatus

Hello Readers, First off, on behalf of everyone who has written and helped run Cultural Transmogrifer since it’s inception in November 2011, I’d like to say thank you for checking the site out. I have to announce that as of March 1st, Cultural Transmogrifier will be on a hiatus and … Continue reading

Maurice Sendak’s Last Completed Work: ‘My Brother’s Book’

Over the course of his life, Maurice Sendak wrote and illustrated over a dozen widely acclaimed books, and illustrated almost eighty more. Although Sendak passed away last May at age 83, Harper Collins published his final volume in the US earlier this month, due out in the UK later this … Continue reading

‘Star Wars Episode VII’ News & Rumors: John Noble, Spinoff Films

Now that J.J. Abrams is behind the camera officially for Star Wars Episode VII, the rumors and news surrounding the Star Wars franchise in the hands of Disney is flying furiously. Yesterday, the news that spinoff films would exist in the saga outside of the main storyline films dominated the … Continue reading

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Announce New Album ‘Mosquito’ Due On April 16th

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced their first full-length album since 2009’s It’s Blitz. Mosquito is teased in the video below the release date is set for April 16th. The cover art was revealed as well, depicting a baby being carried away by a mosquito. Featured producers on the album are Dave … Continue reading

New Pictures: ‘The Wolverine’, ‘Iron Man 3’, ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Catching Fire’

Enterainment Weekly recently debuted new preview pictures from three of this summer’s biggest upcoming superhero movies. There isn’t too much new information to glean from the new pics, however it’s hard not to be excited for a potentially awesome summer line-up. The Wolverine is a chance for a stand-alone movie to … Continue reading

News Round-Up: Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ Trailer, Christopher Nolan, ‘Catching Fire’, ‘Y: The Last Man’

Trance: The first trailer for Danny Boyle’s Trance was released this morning. Starring “James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson and McAvoy plays Simon, an assistant at an auction house who masterminds an art heist and teams up with a gang of thieves, but suffers a blow to the head … Continue reading

2013 Oscar Nominations

Nominations for this year’s 85th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning and although the frontrunners were far from surprising, there were still quite a few unexpected choices. Steven Speilberg’s Lincoln leads with 12 nominations followed by Ang Lee’s Life of Pi with 11. Despite recognition in many other categories, Argo and … Continue reading

Trailer Round-Up: ‘Evil Dead’, ‘Side Effects’, ‘Hansel & Gretel’ & ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’

Here’s a short round-up of a few trailers that were released this week. Evil Dead: Red Band Trailer #2 Directed by Fede Alvarez Side Effects: Trailer #2 Directed by Steven Soderbergh Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters Red Band Trailer #2 Directed by Tommy Wirkola A Good Day To Die Hard: … Continue reading

Senate panel to review CIA contacts with ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ filmmakers

Led by chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Intelligence Committee will begin looking into the contacts between Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal for “inappropriate” access to CIA documents regarding the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, on which the film is based. There has been … Continue reading

Neil Gaiman to Embark on ‘Glorious Last US Booksigning Tour’: Summer 2013

According to Neil Gaiman’s infamous online journal, the upcoming tour for The Ocean at the End of the Lane, may be the author’s last US book signing tour. Gaiman blogs, “I think the Ocean at the End of the Lane tour will be the last actual signing tour I ever do. They’re exhausting, on a level … Continue reading