Weekend Reading List: ‘Hellraiser’ Remake, The Best Indie Films of 2013, and More

The Viral Success of The Beatles, The Color Project, and More [Weekend Reading List]

We take the weekends off from posting to FullSailBlog.com, so in our absence we’ve decided to start leaving you with a few other great reads to check out on Saturday and Sunday. Below are the picks we came across this week. If you’ve got your own favorite story, feel free to share it in the comments section. We’ll be posting a new set of links here every Friday.

Clive Barker Will Write His ‘Hellraiser’ Remake for Dimension Films
As we’re winding up “Horror Month” on the blog, my favorite news bite from the week was this announcement from author and filmmaker Clive Barker that he’ll be helming a remake of his 80s horror classic Hellraiser. Barker wrote and directed the original 1987 release, and in his note to fans he assured “an ever darker and richer film,” which will also feature the return of series star Doug Bradley as horror icon Pinhead. –James

‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ Joins List of Highest Ranked 2013 Indie Movies
This list over on Indiewire showcases some of the best reviewed independent films released this year. These quiet films are a great break in between checking out all of the year’s big-budget features (including many that our grads contributed to). Frances Ha, which ranks #4, was my favorite movei of the year. –Amy

Happy Birthday, Copy Machine! Happy Birthday, Copy Machine!
October 23 was the 75th anniversary of the copy machine. Sounds boring, right? Not when you read a little bit of its history in this NPR story. First of all, it took decades for the product to catch on. Then the first model weighed 650 pounds and was prone to spontaneously combusting. During the Cold War, copy machines shipped overseas were even used for spying purposes. What’s even more amazing is how far we’ve come between then and now, with the advancements of 3D printers. –Christine 

America’s Mood Map: An Interactive Guide to the United States of Attitude
Find out which state matches your personality. You might be surprised. –Liz