In honor of the fifteenth anniversary of Harry Potter, Scholastic (the American publisher of the Harry Potter books) has announced that they ill be re-releasing all seven of the Harry Potter books with new covers, designed by Kazu Kibuishi.
They announced that the estimated release date is in September 2013, and will be available in the paperback format.
The cover of the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was released and can be seen below.
“When I was asked to submit samples, I initially hesitated because I didn’t want to see them reinterpreted! However, I felt that if I were to handle the project, I could bring something to it that many other designers and illustrators probably couldn’t, and that was that I was also a writer of my own series of middle grade fiction. As an author myself, I tried to answer the question, ‘If I were the author of the books – and they were like my own children – how would I want them to be seen years from now?’ When illustrating the covers, I tried to think of classic perennial paperback editions of famous novels and how those illustrations tend to feel. In a way, the project became a tribute to both Harry Potter and the literary classics.”
-Kazu Kibuishi; Cover artist
The Hardcover and Digital editions of the book will continue to use the classic design from Mary GrandPre.
Warner Bros. has announced that the first part of The Hobbit film trilogy, An Unexpected Journey, will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
The official Box Art has been included above, for both the Special Edition and Combo-Packs. They will include both a 2D and 3D version of the film.
Features included on the set include a preview at the second part of the film trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug,
Peter Jackson will host a live first look at “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second film in The Hobbit Trilogy, on Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/Noon Pacific. Content will be streamed live and an edited version will be archived on the Trilogy’s official website. Access to the live event will be limited to holders of an UltraViolet code available by purchasing “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack or 2-Disc Special Edition DVD.
Other features include:
New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth
Start of Production
Shooting Block One
Filming in 3D
Locations Parts 1 & 2
Stone St. Studios Tour
Wrap of Principal Photography
Wellington World Premiere
The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth
Guardians of Middle-Earth
Lego The Lord of the Rings
Extended Editions of all three of The Hobbit films are in the works, according to the trilogy’s director, Peter Jackson. It has been confirmed that the Extended Edition of An Unexpected Journey will be available by the Holidays.
Thus far, the film is still not available for Pre-Order on Amazon.
Jennifer Lawrence accepts her Golden Globe for ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. (Image via Hollywood Foreign Press)
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss in The Hunger Games) spoke openly about Francis Lawrence, who will replace Gary Ross as director of the second film in The Hunger Games saga, Catching Fire.
“They’re almost polar opposites, and both are completely perfect for these movies. Francis is kind of genius at building different worlds and transporting you into another world. The vibe on set is much quieter. Gary is very energetic. Francis is very laid-back and very calm.”
Jennifer Lawrence spoke about a lot in the interview from dying her hair, to a story about a girl who came on set for the movie, thanks to the Make-A-Wish charity.
“On the first movie I met this girl, and I can’t tell this story without crying.” She hesitated. She was tearing up. “She had scars all over her body—burns—and she was telling me she was always so ashamed of the way she looked and she was so embarrassed, and now she has the nickname the Girl on Fire, but she loves it and wears it proudly. It gives her confidence. That was the first time in my entire career that I actually felt like there was a point in this. Not to sound rude, but it is stupid. Everybody’s like, ‘How can you remain with a level head?’ And I’m like, ‘Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.’”
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire comes to theatres on November 23, 2013.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, hosts of the Golden Globe awards. (Image via CNN)
The Golden Globes are an annual celebration of acting, and on January 13th, 2013, we get to know who is the best. So, below we have a complete list of Golden Globe winners. The list will be updated as the night progresses.
70th Golden Globes Winners
Best Drama: Argo
Best Actor in a Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, LincolnBest Actress in a Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Movie – Comedy or Musical: Les Miserables
Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Best TV series Comedy or Musical: Girls
Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Actress in a TV Comedy: Lena Dunham, Girls
Best Animated Film: Brave
Best Actress in a Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Best Foreign Film: Amour
Best Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical: Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: Ed Harris, Game Change
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Best Original Song: Skyfall, Adele
Best Score: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Best TV series drama: Homeland
Best actor in a TV series drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change
Best Mini-Series or TV Movie: Game Change
Best Supporting Actress Mini-Series or TV Movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Cristoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Today, Entertainment Weekly released some first look images at Katniss and Finnick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
UPDATE: Here are two photos of Gale and Katniss, also from EW.
”Jen and Liam have amazing chemistry,” says director Francis Lawrence of his young stars. ”They have a nice moment right before Katniss is reaped that is the very first thing we shot. And then when Gale has been brought in from the whipping, that’s another really nice moment they have alone.” ”This the book where you have to understand the pull Katniss feels to both Peeta and Gale,” said producer Nina Jacobson.
Firstly, we have the EW cover.
Secondly, we have an image of Katniss and Finnick, believed to be from the Remake Centre scene.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be in theatres on November 22, 2013. What do you think of the photos? Leave a comment below?
2012 has been a major year for news. The Hunger Games was released in theaters, S.O.P.A proved the internet’s power, J.K. Rowling came out with a new and controversial book, The Twilight Saga came to an end, The Hobbit film trilogy began playing in theaters, and so much more.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the largest stories of 2012, that Magnae Famae covered. We also included links to the original article so that you can see the full story, as it was reported.
We also included a bonus… the best Magnae Famae exclusives!
And now, from all of us at Magnae Famae, Happy New Year!
The internet protests the S.O.P.A bill. (Image Via Ars Technica)
The bill S.O.P.A (Stop Online Piracy Act) and P.I.P.A (Protect Intellectual Property Act) are in the process of being brought before the White House. The internet reacts by nearly shutting down the internet. Websites such as Wikipedia and Reddit blacking out entirely. Read More…
The Crisis in Syria continues to gain International Attention. Read More…
At CES 2012 (Consumer Electronics Show) we see some amazing new technologies, including the OLED TV. Read More…
CBC ‘s Marketplace does an investigation into Customer Service at Canadian Retailers. This was one of our most commented articles this year. Read More…
The Doomsday Clock moves closer to Midnight, causing panic… and skepticism. Read More…
The Costa Concordia ‘flips’ 90 degrees. Read More…
Research In Motion (the creators of the Blackberry phone) hires a new CEO, Thorsten Heins. Read More…
Libyan protests also gain international attention. Read More…
The redesigned Facebook profile, called Timeline begins rolling out to users everywhere. Read More…
Our first preview of J.K. Rowling’s new book. (Screenshot/Magnae Famae from The Blair Partnership)
Facebook goes Public with a $5 billion IPO. Today shares are worth $25. Read More…
Europe has a major snow problem. -35 degrees and 8 feet of snow. Read More…
Madonna makes headlines with her half-time show at the Super Bowl. Read More…
NDP MP is kicked out of the Canadian Parliament Building for having her baby with her. Read More…
We get out first glimpse at Microsoft Office 2013, dubbed as ‘Office 15′. Read More…
Windows 8 Consumer Preview is released. Read More…