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Honors/Awards

Oscar Watch: Variety Talks Potter Chances for Winning Awards

Posted by: sue
February 07, 2005, 12:54 PM

As we told you previously, the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film was nominated for Academy Awards this year in two categories: Best Visual Effects, and Best Score. Variety now has two articles about each of these categories, and talks about the chances for Azkaban toContinued...

Movies

Potter Coming to Mini-DVD in Spring

Posted by: Melissa
February 07, 2005, 04:11 AM

Home Theater Mag reports that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be among spring releases of miniDVDs, the 3-inch (8cm) discs that are growing in popularity. The new, smaller discs are said to go with new, handheld DVD players popular among young teens.

Movies

Potter Tops Most-Watched Films on British TV

Posted by: Melissa
February 07, 2005, 04:05 AM

The BBC reports today that three of the top four most-watched films on the five main British TV channels were recent British films, with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Bend it like Beckham and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider pulling in a total of 22.6 million viewers.

Grint

Rupert: Still reading OotP, Not sure about film five

Posted by: Melissa
February 07, 2005, 03:59 AM

Veritaserum.net has translated a French magazine article in which Rupert Grint (aka Ron Weasley) reveals a few things:

  • He hasn't finished reading OotP (got stuck on chapter 3)
  • He hasn't decided whether he'll be staying for the OotP film yet
  • He doesn't want to play romantic scenes
  • HeContinued...

J.K. Rowling

'Potter' Parody Poses Trouble for US Army

Posted by: sue
February 06, 2005, 08:31 AM

An issue of a training manual published by the U.S. Army containing a cartoon parody is turning out to be no laughing matter for J.K.Rowling and her attorneys. The Times of London reports that in a recent issue of "Preventative Maintenance Monthly", the training manual featured a cartoon strip withContinued...

JKRowling.com

Happy Birthday Arthur Weasley

Posted by: sue
February 05, 2005, 07:44 PM

According to an updated JKRowling.com, February 6th (yes, already in the UK) is Arthur Weasley's birthday! Cheers Arthur! :)

Fuzzy Harry

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2005, 12:20 PM

Harry's in today's Get Fuzzy comic. Thanks everyone who emailed!

OotP Film

Dark Horizons: Hurley for Bellatrix?

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2005, 02:10 PM

elizhurley.jpgAce movie site Dark Horizons reports today that during CNBC News last night, "it was apparently revealed that Elizabeth Hurley has been offered a part in the fifth Harry Potter Movie 'The Order of The Phoenix' with the character described only as an 'evil witch.'
That would make her Bellatrix,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Editions Update

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2005, 01:48 PM

A short while ago we reported the UK special edition of HBP was to be released in Oct; today Amazon.co.uk is listing it as Oct 3, for £21.00.

The listing on the American special edition has been slightly updated to include a slipcase (like that on OotP's, presumably) and to say that there will also be unique Mary GrandContinued...

Isaacs

Pics of Jason Isaacs at the Sundance Film Festival

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2005, 01:11 AM

Martyne of The Unofficial Jason Isaacs Page has posted a collection of pictures of Isaacs, who plays Lucius Malfoy in the Potter films, at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Isaacs also autographed two calendars at the time, which the site will be selling on eBay for charity in the future.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Going Fast in Germany, in English

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2005, 01:05 AM

This article was translated for TLC by 'Gryffindor Lioness' - thank you!
German Yahoo reports that amazon.de in Munich announced that Germans have already put in 50,000 preorders for the English version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; the company promises the book will be delivered by JulyContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

More Scam Links and Bits

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2005, 08:15 PM

There is an email going around from a "Voldemort" suggesting that if you follow a series of steps, you will receive HBP for free. We are unsure whether it means for free on the day of release, or is purporting to give it to you early (it says you'll have it "first"): either way don't do it. ThisContinued...

J.K. Rowling

"Lie Detector": JKR's Cousin to Make TV Show Appearance

Posted by: sue
February 01, 2005, 09:21 PM

Several media outlets today, including the L.A. Times, had this story about a new television program called "Lie Detector", which will feature a cousin of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Based on information confirmed to them by NBC/PAX-TV the newpapaper says, "the show willContinued...

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