New The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer has Landed

Smaug and Beorn are still elusive, but we finally get to hear Smaug's growling voice, thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch. Out this December 13, 2013.

Christina Aguilera Unleashes 'We Remain' for Catching Fire Movie

Listen and sing-along to the heart-wrenching The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack by Christina Aguilera entitled We Remain and know why she's still the best.

Official Cover Art of The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades

Percabeth are in trouble deep down in the chasm of Tartaus. Will they be able to come out alive and save the world at the same time? Find out on October 8, 2013.

Vintage Photos: A Glimpse On The Past Of The City Of Love

A period where nothing's too expensive, the air and rivers were not polluted and gadgets, like cellphones and iPads, were unheard of. Simple living was the height of existence by then.

Spice Up Your October With The Walking Dead Season 4

The unfortunate gang of living humans is back. See these delicious stills and character portraits of this much-awaited season, premiering October 13, 2013.

Updates On Jeff Kinney's Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Diary of a Wimpy Kid all started with Greg Heffley's desire to write a journal and eventually a phenomenal hit. Now, author Jeff Kinney releases the eighth title in the series.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Jennifer A. Nielsen Reveals Official Cover And Synopsis For 'A Night Divided' Historical Novel

Ever since Scholastic Press released The False Prince, I was immediately intrigued by the book's author, Jennifer A. Nielsen. I searched around for her and discovered it was among her first novels (along with Elliot's Underworld Chronicles). From then on I started to have a great love for JAN, as I now try to abbreviate her name, and so I promoted her to my friends and on this blog many times.

My first though of her first novel is that it is fairly like game of Thrones, especially written for children. And if you have seen the US covers of the GOT series, then you might also notice the similarities with that of JAN's US book covers. Come The Runaway King and The Shadow Throne and I was sold, my fate has been sealed. Jennifer A. Nielsen has just solidified her place among great children's story writers and more.

Hungry for more I looked into her blog regularly, commenting every time I found something new interesting and implying I'd like to join her contests, but I can't since I am from the Philippines. I was just happy enough when she announced she's coming back with a new series, Praetor War, with the first book titled Mark of the Thief and slated for Feb 24, 2015.

Going away from the fantastical, but not from the historical, fans may be in for another satisfying treat with her upcoming new novel, A Night Divided. The author has shared with us the official cover and on her blog she is also running a contest for a chance to win one of a few Mark of the Thief ARCS.

Check out the haunting, new cover of A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen.

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Synopsis

From NYT bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a stunning thriller about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west.

With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts of freedom, yet she can't help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she, her family, her neighbors and friends are prisoners in their own city.

But one day, while on her way to school, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform on the western side, pantomiming a peculiar dance. Then, when she receives a mysterious drawing, Gerta puts two and two together and concludes that her father wants Gerta and Fritz to tunnel beneath the wall, out of East Berlin. However, if they are caught, the consequences will be deadly. No one can be trusted. Will Gerta and her family find their way to freedom?

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen will be released on August 25, 2015.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Christina Perri Releases Another Heart-Wrenching Music Video With 'The Words'

There was once a time when songs affects me greatly and my emotions fly off the audio box or computer. That was such a long time ago and I could never say the same. The Words by Christina Perri was once a well of tears for me when I listen to it, but now it just serves as a reminders of my previous self, as if caressing the hard wall that I put around my self.

For the sake of its music video, I tried to topple down the wall... and yet I couldn't. The lyrics and tune still vibrate and attempt to topple the wall, but I think I guess the effort is worthless. So I leave all the emotional connection to you, dear readers, for it might have a great chance of affecting you one way or another.

Watch the new music video of The Words by Christina Perri.


This music video is produced by Vlad Cojocaru, under Antler Films. It is directed by Iouri Philippe Paille, and features Once Upon a Time's Colin O'Donoghue as Perri's love interest. The music video for The Words was released as a conjunction for the song's single, which was released on January 26, 2015. The Words was originally the eighth track for Christina Perri's second studio album, head or heart.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Five Futuristic Character Poster For 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' Landed Online

The second chapter of the post-apocalyptic series hit cinemas this year. Veronica Roth's Insurgent catches up after the events of Divergent, which many movie-goers plague during its release. Officially tagged as The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the movie releases five new character posters, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

The set includes Shailene Woodley as Tris, Theo James as Four, Kate Winslet as Jeanine, Naomi Watts as Evelyn, Octavia Spencer as Johanna. An animated poster is also available for you to enjoy. Aside from those featured in the posters, this Robert Schwentke-directed movie also stars Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoƫ Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Rosa Salazar, and Daniel Dae Kim.

Check out the five new character posters for The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

Shailene Woodley as Tris

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Theo James as Four


Kate Winslet as Jeanine


Naomi Watts as Evelyn



Octavia Spencer as Johanna



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If you prefer the animated version, you can check it below.



Synopsis

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent will hit theaters on March 20, 2015.