Archive for April, 2006
According to MuggleNet, Warner Bros. has announced the release date for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be July 13th, 2007. Also, from J.K. Rowling’s official site, the author has hit a different form of writer’s block: lack of paper. She ran out of standard lined writing paper, and it took 45 minutes (in Edinburgh, a major university and college city, no less) to find some place that would sell it.
The sequel to to the 2000 feature Dungeons and Dragons, Dungeons and Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God, is a very different movie from its predecessor from what I remember. The DVD was recently released, and this old D&D player had a chance to review it.
Universal is reporting that the DVD release of Peter Jackson’s King Kong is setting records…6.5 million DVD sold in the first 6 days – a Universal Studios record. Read More for a complete press release. DVD review coming soon.
The first installment of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, makes its DVD debut tomorrow (April 4th) with a regular single-disc version and a special 2-disc Collector’s Edition. Pre-order now if you haven’t already.
Eldandil writes: “Bipartisan U.S. House Bill H.2319, co-authored by Bob Gammidge (D-Florida) and Tolman Cotton (R-Montana), proposes to completely revise the annual calendar with one called the “Shire Reckoning”. According to Cotton, “The current calendar is over 2000 years old [Ed: not really], and the numbering is of a religious nature. We wanted to adopt something not radically different than what we are used to, but also introduce special holidays that everyone could enjoy and not have to work twice a year.” The proposed numbering scheme would start year 0 this time, to avoid further millenium confusion, which would correspond with what is now 1954, making today 10 Astron 52.” Alassea Astron-auk.