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Tag Archives: Fantasy

Matrix Revolutions Opens Around the Globe Today

The third part of the Matrix trilogy opens simultaneously in revolutionary manner: The Matrix Revolutions hit screens at 1400 GMT in London – which equates to 0600 in Los Angeles, 0900 in New York, 1700 in Moscow and 2300 in Tokyo. It will be shown simultaneously in 65 countries in …

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“King of Cartoons” William Steig Dies

Great, prolific New Yorker cartoonist and author of Shrek dies at 95: Steig combined a child’s innocent eye with idiosyncratic line to create a wonderful world of animal characters for his books and Edwardian-era dandies in his drawings. His 1990 book about a green monster, “Shrek!,” was made into the …

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Potter RX

PW Daily has a fun little tidbit on the Potter5 phenomenon: And a PW book reviewer in the Washington, D.C. area noted that a friend of hers got a surprise when she took the book to a doctor’s appointment earlier this week. “My friend told me yesterday that she took …

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Potter Cloud?

Interesting angle from Publishers Weekly on the overwhelming Harry Potter sales numbers: Sales figures for the opening months of Potter have shot up with each successive book, but they’re going up a lot faster than backlist sales are. Or, put another way, for Harry Potter, the initial release is becoming …

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Potter: Crazy-Go-Nuts

Sales and reviews of Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix are all crazy-go-nuts: Scholastic, the book’s U.S. publisher, estimated 5 million copies were sold the first day alone, well ahead of the pace of “Goblet of Fire.” Borders Group reported worldwide sales of 750,000 the first day. Amazon.com shipped …

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Harry, Harry, Harry

Even though Lily is only 3 1/2 she loves her “Harry Potters.” We picked up the new DVD of the second movie, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, about a week ago and have watched it three or four times. I’ve concluded it doesn’t hold my attention as well …

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Very Granular Harry Potter

British book So You Think You Know Harry Potter coming to the U.S.: So you think you know all about Harry Potter, his friends, his adversaries, and his amazing adventures? This book is the ultimate test, as tough as making one of Professor Snape’s potions and as slippery as a …

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When Harry Met Retail

Second Potter video flies out of stores: “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” worked its magic on the home video front, selling more than 6 million VHS and DVD combined units nationwide in its first day in release, according to several industry sources. While Warner Home Video executives declined …

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Bowling For Bowling

David Hardy analyzes Michael Moore’s Bowling For Columbine as a “documentary” per the Academy’s own rules and finds it wanting: The Michael Moore production “Bowling for Columbine” just won the Oscar for best documentary. Unfortunately, it is not a documentary, by the Academy’s own definition. The injustice here is not …

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