Martin Freeman Cast as Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit”


Peter Jackson has finally released the full cast of The Hobbit, and the information is making its rounds around the internet. Martin Freeman, Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Dr. John Watson in the BBC’s Sherlock, will play the lead role of Bilbo Baggins. Also, Richard Armitage (Guy of Gisborne in […]

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George R. R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords” Review


Whoa. That just about sums-up the third novel of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire in a word. Clocking-in at over 900 pages, it manages to move at a faster pace than its predecessors. A lot happens. Story arcs that have been unresolved for what seems like forever have finally been […]

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) Theatrical Trailer


Warner Brothers has posted the first full theatrical trailer for the first Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film online. It includes brief glimpses of Dobby, Xenophilius Lovegood, the Malfoys’ manor and the Seven Potters scene. You can view the trailer on YouTube or below. The Leaky Cauldron has already rounded up links to various […]

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The Looking Glass Wars: Arch Enemy


For those who are new to Frank Beddor’s Looking Glass Wars trilogy, the story takes place in the Queendom of Wonderland and it’s surrounding countries, where Alyss, the heir to the throne of Wonderland (and one of the two remaining members of the Heart family) is taken through a the pool of tears (a passage […]

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George R. R. Martin’s “A Clash of Kings” Review


A Clash of Kings continues the events set in motion in A Game of Thrones. The political chessgame continues, and it seems that everyone has decided to name themselves a king. Underneath all of the power-struggles, something darker is on the horizon. Winter is coming. Jon Snow is across the Wall, investigating the supernatural events […]

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George R. R. Martin’s “A Game of Thrones” Review


A Song of Ice and Fire fits into the medieval politics subgenre of fantasy fiction. A Game of Thrones, the first book of the series, is all about the politics with barely an introduction to the fantasy world waiting in the wings. If you are like me and enjoy the connections to real life in […]

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Brandon Sanderson Finishes Final Chapter of “Towers of Midnight”


Brandon Sanderson has completed the final chapter of Towers of Midnight, the penultimate installment of the late Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. He updated his Twitter profile a few times with news about it. This is still the first draft, so there’s still work to be done before the publisher takes over. Towers of […]

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Full Deathly Hallows Trailer Now Online


The first full trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is now online. We’ve already seen a couple of short promos, like the MTV teaser, but the real deal has been released at last. QuickTime QuickTime HD (1080p) Windows Media (1080p HD) Flash iPod It’s about two minutes long and shows scenes from both […]

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Peter Jackson to Replace Del Toro as Director of “The Hobbit”


Tolkien fans have been worried about the fate of the two The Hobbit films since director Guillermo Del Toro left the project. There is some good news, though. Deadline.com is reporting that Peter Jackson, executive producer of The Hobbit and director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is stepping in to fill the role […]

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Gregory Maguire’s “Son of a Witch” Review


In this sequel to Wicked, Liir is found broken and unconscious and taken in and tended by the Cloister of Saint Glinda. The Superior Maunt chooses the silent novice Candle to watch over Liir, and her music brings him back to life. The next section of the book explains about the attack on Liir. He […]

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