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Reader "CED" sends us this

Posted by: Leaky
August 22, 2002, 10:18 PM

Reader "CED" sends us this link to a Weekly Sound Out survey conducted by the PBSKids television show ZOOM. The question for this week: "How does the Harry Potter movie compare to the book?" As of this writing, there were 22694 votes tabulated, with 30% of the opinion that the movie was "way better"Continued...

Thanks to Jasen at iharrypotter.net,

Posted by: Leaky
August 22, 2002, 02:14 PM

Thanks to Jasen at iharrypotter.net, we've learned that you can now see the US version of Movie #1 (aka Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone) for $4.00 per 24 hours right here. Can anyone who actually views it let us know how the quality is?

It's the first review of

Posted by: Melissa
August 22, 2002, 10:19 AM

It's the first review of COS, from the fine folk at Aint It Cool News. Quotage!:

SECRETS is rough around the edges, especially in the final act. I think they've also tried to condense everything, making it move faster and faster, while skipping over some nice details. In the movie's defense, purists might sayContinued...

"After last year's spectacular debuts,

Posted by: Leaky
August 22, 2002, 12:04 AM

"After last year's spectacular debuts, Harry Potter and Frodo Baggins take on new quests this winter, as do their publishers and booksellers, who must find a way to maintain excitement about the same old titles. Unlike traditional movie sequels that spawn novelizations or new tie-ins, all of the HarryContinued...

Silly me. I lost a

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2002, 03:55 PM

Silly me. I lost a few of the pics when I uploaded the other ones. Here you go, more:

Harry and Ron in the car
Harry in class (?). Cutie.
Ron with his funky wand
Harry and Malfoy glare evil Quidditch glares

Jasen from iHP points us

Posted by: Leaky
August 21, 2002, 11:43 AM

Jasen from iHP points us to this [Sydney] Daily Telegraph article on upcoming "Prisoner of Azkaban" director Alfonso Cuaron:

Cuaron shows a deft, humanist hand in Y Tu Mama Tambien, which should contrast well with Chris Columbus's workmanlike, if faithful, direction on Harry Potter and the Philosopher'sContinued...

Okay, here are the poster

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2002, 09:51 AM

Okay, here are the poster pics, big and beautiful. Richelle, we owe you. The rest of you - have fun crashing our server...

Harry all windswept
Harry all big
Run, Harry, Run!
Harry in the Chamber
Harry doing the deuling
Harry and a Snitch
Harry and Ron looking like something’s up
Harry, Ron, Fang, Forest
Big cutie Ron (I stillContinued...

A new look for the

Posted by: Leaky
August 20, 2002, 09:42 PM

A new look for the official site! Warner Bros has redesigned the intro so it looks as if you're landing at Hogwarts from the front seat of a blue flying Ford Anglia. They've redone some old sections (the Diagon Alley pages are now in the "Venture Off Hogwarts" section) and seem to be adding some new ones (butContinued...

Ananova reports on how JK

Posted by: Leaky
August 20, 2002, 11:36 AM

Ananova reports on how JK Rowling and Warner Brothers are appealing against a court ruling on unlicensed Harry Potter books.

Harry Potter and James Bond look set to spearhead a cinema renaissance and push audience numbers to their highest level for three decades, newspapers have said. (From Yahoo News UK.)

An article from the Deseret

Posted by: Leaky
August 20, 2002, 01:27 AM

An article from the Deseret News reports on how a Harry Potter-themed camp is helping children make the transition from elementary school to junior high. (Thanks to Rowen for the link.)

Bart from website de Lekke Ketel lets us know that the soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be released on 12Continued...

Click here for a scan

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2002, 03:04 PM

Click here for a scan of the short Entertainment Weekly article on HP from the magazine's fall 2002 preview (a piece I recommend to any film buffs), sent to us by Banning (thanks!). The text is below, and was sent to us by , the text of which is below (sent to us by Leila):

After Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneContinued...

Reader Adam sends us this

Posted by: Leaky
August 18, 2002, 10:57 PM

Reader Adam sends us this link to an article from the Florida Sun-Sentinel entitled "Harry Potter and the Curse of Silence":

Where have you gone, Harry Potter? The nation turns its lonely eyes to you. Make that the world.

J.K. Rowling's series of fantasy novels about a kiddie wizard fighting evil at a boardingContinued...

From the Times Online comes

Posted by: Leaky
August 16, 2002, 10:43 PM

From the Times Online comes this story of a couple's hope to establish a real Hogwarts:

There is no express from Platform 9¾, no owls and no Nimbus 2000, but in many other respects a tiny cottage in a forest clearing in Ireland is the real-life version of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft andContinued...

Seems the general press is

Posted by: Melissa
August 15, 2002, 03:18 PM

Seems the general press is just picking up that the often-compared-to-HP Lemony Snicket series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, is being made into a movie - we reported it a month and a half ago. :-)

Thanks Nick, for this amusing

Posted by: Melissa
August 15, 2002, 12:25 AM

Thanks Nick, for this amusing error from the summary of PoA on the back of the paperback CoS:

I just wanted to report a book error that I spotted while reading the Chamber of Secrets these past few days.

I do not own the third or fourth Harry Potter novels in paperback, but I do own the first two books in paperback asContinued...

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