Hogwarts Set Damaged in Fire During Filming


News is making its rounds around the internet that an out of control fire caused unintentional damage to the Hogwarts set during the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Nobody was hurt, though six fire engines were dispatched to Leavesden to combat the blaze. The fire was caused by explosives being used during […]

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Gregory Maguire’s “Wicked” Book Review


Knowing that every story has more than one side, Maguire has recreated Oz to show the Wicked Witch of the West’s point of view, in Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Is Elphie, as she is known by her friends (Yes, friends!), evil or just cranky in her misunderstood […]

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Smallville Confirmed for 10th Season


Smallville, the modern television retelling of the Superman story, has been officially renewed by The CW for a tenth season. Erica Durance told TVGuide.com that her contract ran through Season 10. Justin Hartley also said he would return if the show wants him back and Cassidy Freeman said that her contract runs three years, meaning […]

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Elantris


Elantris was once the capitol of Arelon. It was called the city of the gods, for its shining walls and workers of wonders. A magical force known as the Shaod would, seemingly at random, transform people into nearly-immortal Elantrians overnight, granting them extraordinary powers, while turning their hair white and their skin an almost-metallic silver. They could heal quickly, move with great strength and speed, and perform magic by simply sketching symbols in the air. The Elantrians healed the injured and created food from nothing, distributing it to the people of the surrounding country of Arelon. There were no kings, just the wise inhabitants of Elantris…

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Terry Pratchett’s “Soul Music” Movie Review


Soul Music is one of my favorite Discworld novels. Naturally, as soon as I discovered the 1997 animated TV adaptation, I wanted to watch it. I was surprised by the quality of the production. Especially the music…

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“Lord Sunday” to be Released March 4th


Garth Nix’s Lord Sunday, the final book in the Keys to the Kingdom series, now has a solid release date: March 4th, 2010 in the U.S. and U.K., or sometime in February for Australia. LORD SUNDAY is the breathtaking conclusion to The Keys to the Kingdom series. In this, the seventh and final book, the […]

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Mistborn Movie News


Brandon Sanderson has some good news for those of you who are fans of his Mistborn series: it’s going to be a movie.

The blog update includes a press release along with some thoughts from Sanderson.

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New Lego Harry Potter Video Game Preview


The Leaky Cauldron has unearthed some more news about the upcoming Lego Harry Potter videogame (developed by the same companies as the popular Lego Star Wars games). There is a new video preview for the game that looks promising, the tongue-in-cheek humor of the Star Wars games still obviously present. A website for the game […]

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Mistborn: The Final Empire


After enjoying The Gathering Storm, I wanted to try a Brandon Sanderson original. So I picked up a copy of Mistbornand had trouble putting it down for the days that followed. Dystopia, politics, an oppressive immortal tyrant, intrigue, magical battles on the city’s rooftops – Mistborn has it all.

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Half-Blood Prince Soundtrack Nominated for Grammy Award


Nicholas Hooper’s score for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been nominated for a Grammy Award under the category of “Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.” Up for best score soundtrack album are “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (composed by Alexander Desplat), “Harry Potter and the Half […]

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