6 February 2009 at 23:11 GMT
The Harry Potter series has been nominated at the 2009 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Voting begins March 2 (we’ll post a reminder when the date arrives).
- Comments Off on ‘Harry Potter’ nominated at Kids’ Choice Awards - Permanent Link
6 February 2009 at 06:03 GMT
J.K. Rowling’s official website has been updated to wish Arthur Weasley a happy birthday.
- Comments Off on Happy birthday, Arthur Weasley! - Permanent Link
5 February 2009 at 22:28 GMT
Warner Bros. has released three high-resolution posters from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince featuring Harry and Dumbledore.
3 February 2009 at 20:33 GMT
J.K. Rowling received a Legion of Honour award today at an induction ceremony in Paris. She announced that her great-grandfather had received the same honour in 1924 for his courage in World War I, later asking French Harry Potter fans to pardon her for giving the book’s primary antagonist (Lord Voldemort) a French name.
“Thanks to this internationally renowned saga, you have contributed to giving young people the taste for reading again,” Sarkozy said before pinning the Legion of Honor medal on her. “With you, they understand that reading is not punishment, but a source of pleasure.”
- Comments Off on J.K. Rowling receives ‘Legion of Honour’ - Permanent Link
12 January 2009 at 18:31 GMT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince “strike[s] a balance” between darkness and comedy, according to a new interview with Dan Radcliffe in Melbourne’s Herald Sun. The actor notes a conscious decision to tone down the darkness of the film in comparison with its predecessors.
“I mean, the one thing when I read the script I could always yearn for was more darkness and more of that real intense stuff, because I enjoy doing that more, but hopefully this time we have struck a balance between that darkness and a certain comedy in this film.”
Radcliffe also comments on the style of comedy (“it’s much more subtle”), and cites director David Yates as a key player in helping the franchise earn cinematic respect.
“And I think actually through making the films darker we’ve gained a lot. And also through people like (director) David Yates directing them, a certain amount of respect has been gained for the films as cinema.”
10 January 2009 at 19:08 GMT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been named the most anticipated film of 2009 by AOL Movies. Other notable films on the list include the fourth installment of the Terminator franchise and a prequel to X-Men.
- Comments Off on ‘Half-Blood Prince’ most anticipated movie of 2009 - Permanent Link