Saturday, November 29, 2014

Anthony Ryan's A Raven's Shadow Book 3: Queen Of Fire Gets A Cover And Official Synopsis

My first encounter with the name Anthony Ryan happened a few years ago when I was scanning for books from A to Z and surfing on the website of one of my favorite bookstores. I was looking for new authors that would interest me and lo I found Blood Song, which is the first book of the said author. The novel was an instant favorite of mine and so same is true with the author.

Some months after, the same author published Tower Lord, but still I haven't had a chance to get a copy yet. I browsed for some review and it was quite troubling because many find it not at par with its predecessor... So came the doubt if I should continue with the series... and then I decided I would. Now the third book in this planned trilogy has been revealed as well and it is called Queen of Fire.

Herein you can see the official cover and synopsis of Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan.

Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan

Upon seeing these updates my enthusiasm has returned. So I decided that I will buy both the second and this final book together come July next year.

And here is the author showing off the manuscript of the book:


In the thrilling conclusion to the “deftly and originally executed” (Booklist) New York Times bestselling trilogy, Vaelin Al Sorna must help his Queen reclaim her Realm. Only his enemy has a dangerous new collaborator, one with powers darker than Vaelin has ever encountered...

“The Ally is there, but only ever as a shadow, unexplained catastrophe or murder committed at the behest of a dark vengeful spirit. Sorting truth from myth is often a fruitless task.”

After fighting back from the brink of death, Queen Lyrna is determined to repel the invading Volarian army and regain the independence of the Unified Realm. Except, to accomplish her goals, she must do more than rally her loyal supporters. She must align herself with forces she once found repugnant — those who possess the strange and varied gifts of the Dark — and take the war to her enemy’s doorstep.

Victory rests on the shoulders of Vaelin Al Sorna, now named Battle Lord of the Realm. However, his path is riddled with difficulties. For the Volarian enemy has a new weapon on their side, one that Vaelin must destroy if the Realm is to prevail — a mysterious Ally with the ability to grant unnaturally long life to her servants. And defeating one who cannot be killed is a nearly impossible feat, especially when Vaelin’s blood-song, the mystical power which has made him the epic fighter he is, has gone ominously silent...

Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan will hit bookstores on July 7, 2015.

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Teaser Trailer Of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Arrives

The much-awaited teaser trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh movie in this fantastic frachise, has landed, courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This J.J. Abrams directed sequel brings back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker to the fold. They will be joined by new cast members, including John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. This movie is based on the screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams.

Watch the official teaser trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Plot Outline

A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).

Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, flies in to theaters on December 18, 2015.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Heart Beats & Flutters Once Again For 'No Good In Goodbye' Music Video By The Script

I know I am already late to deliver this one, but then again I am still so excited to share this new music video from The Script. It is because it features one of my favorite songs from the band's No Sound Without Silence album.

The wordplay in the lyrics, which is usual for this band, has bought me from start to end. Add a very heart-wrenching theme and topic and I am all hands down. And of course don;t forget the rhythm, the tune and the usual serving of "strange" musicality. "Strange" sounds -- the very reason why I loved this band even before they became mainstream (having a relative in Ireland helps, even I am from the Philippines) -- because returned to their homeland genre, which is very far away from the generic pop music.

And so when the new music video of the said song arrived, I was reborn once again and must fading heart started to beat it usual rhythm: dud-a-dubb, dud-a-dubb, dud-a-dubb...

Watch the new music video of No Good in Goodbye by The Script.

We all know that No Good in Goodbye is the first track in the No Sound Without Silence album -- the band's fourth -- by The Script. This 5-minute auditory bliss was written by Danny O'Donoghue (lead singer), Mark Sheehan (vocalist and guitarist), James Barry (one of the album's producer).

The band returns to their usual montage of staged "gig" moments with all the band members and gears present. It is interspersed by radiant light works or Cosmo effects, which we first gleaned on the No Sound Without Silence album cover, and some human add-ons and the singer's love-interest, that help represent each of us.

Go ahead and find the wordplays that make this song worthwhile for the ears and the brain... and so for the heart, too:

No Good in Goodbye by The Script

All the things that we've have lost 
breaking up comes at a cost 
I know I'll miss this mistake

Every word I try to choose 
either way I'm gonna lose 
can't take the ache from heartbreak

But as you walk away
you don’t hear me say

Where's the good in goodbye?
Where's the nice in nice try?
Where's the us in trust gone? 
Where's the soul in soldier on? 
Now I'm the low in lonely 
cos I don't own you only
I can take this mistake
but I can't take the ache from heartbreak
No I can't take the ache from heartbreak

No matter how it falls apart 
there's an art in breaking hearts 
but there is no fair in farewell

And when I see you in the street 
I pray to god you don't see 
the silent hell in I wish you well

But as you walk away
you don’t hear me say

Where's the good in goodbye?
Where's the nice in nice try?
Where's the us in trust gone? 
Where's the soul in soldier on? 
Now I'm the low in lonely 
cos I don't own you only
I can take this mistake
but I can't take the ache from heartbreak 
(take the ache, take the ache)
I can't take the ache from heartbreak
(take the ache, take the ache)
I can't take the ache from heartbreak
(take the ache, take the ache)
No I can't take the ache from heartbreak
(take the ache, take the ache)
(can't take the ache from heartbreak)

If I could turn back time 
then I would rewrite those lines

If I could turn back time 
then I would rewrite those lines

If I could turn back time 
I would rewrite those lines

If I could turn back time 
I would rewrite those lines, lines, lines

Where's the good in goodbye?
Where's the nice in nice try?
Where's the us in trust gone? 
Where's the soul in soldier on? 
Now I'm the low in lonely 
cos I don't own you only
I can take this mistake
but I can't take the ache from heartbreak 
(take the ache, take the ache)
I can't take the ache from heartbreak
(take the ache, take the ache)
I can't take the ache from heartbreak
(take the ache, take the ache)
No I can't take the ache from heartbreak
(take the ache, take the ache)
(can't take the ache from heartbreak)

If I could turn back time 
then I would rewrite those lines

What do you think will come next from The Script?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dreams Come True And Dinosaurs Roam Around Freely In 'Jurassic World' Full Trailer

The next and fourth movie in the Jurassic Park franchise is all about dream coming true. That is of course related to John Hammond's dream of bringing back the dinosaurs in the present period, and preferably remain in a theme park where no one will be hurt. Another instance of that "dream coming true" tag line focuses on our dreams, as well, to experience this long-lost time... if only everything goes well and as planned.

Jurassic World

This epic action-adventure presentation is brought to us by Legendary Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. It is directed by Colin Trevorrow and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Judy Greer.

Watch this exciting new trailer of Jurassic World.


Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.

The Jurassic World dinosaurs will be unleashed in theaters on June 12, 2015.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Walt Disney Pictures Releases Official Cinderella Full Trailer

I know you'll say, "we've seen it all before, and from the same production studio for that matter..." I agree with you, but wouldn't it be nice to compare the animated version and the live-action treatment of the classic tale of Cinderella? This movie will give us that chance and finally prove if Disney is only rehashing stories for the lack of goo new ones thereof.

Only one thing I could add though, is that this is the time the studio could explore other avenues from this already worn-out story. Things we might have not seen from the animated movie, that may be considered too cool for the younger audiences. And we get to enjoy contemporary actors for this one as well.

Walt Disney's Cinderella

Director Kenneth Branagh (Thor) returns to the world of the royalties and put together a tantalizing cast for Cinderella live action movie, including Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi, and Helena Bonham-Carter.

Watch the official trailer of Cinderella live-action movie.


The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella's father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind." She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella's hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman steps forward and -- armed with a pumpkin and a few mice -- changes Cinderella's life forever.

Relive the story of Cinderella in theatres on March 13, 2015.

Pan Brings Forth Trailer And Four Character Posters, Featuring A Bald Hugh Jackman As Blackbeard And More

There are a great deal of dark and gritty movie interpretations of classic and contemporary tales right now. There is no wonder why this is the case, because these movies have proven to be a hit among movie viewers, albeit for international audience. One such upcoming movie is Pan, which I think would likewise follow the trend of hit movies.

Pan is directed by Joe Wright, who is best known for his period movies, such as Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Anna Karenina and more. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Levi Miller, Rooney Mara, and Amanda Seyfried. Jason Fuchs has written the screenplay, based on the classic Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie.

Don't miss this exciting new trailer:

Checkout this new character posters from Pan the movie.

Pan: Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard

Watch out for the trailer of the movie as well... it's coming out tomorrow.

And here are some stills from the movie, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.


The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

Pan flies in to theaters on July 17, 2015.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Watch The Music Video Of 'The Last Goodbye' By Billy Boyd For The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

We know and heard how emotional Billy Boyd's rendition and performance of The Last Goodbye, the main end-credit soundtrack of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. But to add a montage of clips and scenes that bring us back to the memory lane only Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit could give -- it's just too much to bear. Enjoy these last moments we have of Middle-Earth... or is this really the end?

Billy Boyd in The Last Goodbye

Will the be the last we see of Peter Jackson strolling around Middle-Earth? Will this be the last time we see of the cast -- Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O'Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, and Aidan Turner -- playing their wizard, elf, hobbit, dwarf characters and more?

Watch Billy Boyd, and a montage of LOTR and The Hobbit slips, in The Last Goodbye music video.


From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

Let's us all share and experience this emotional finale, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, in theaters December 15, 2014. What would you do to fill in the gap after all the saga of Middle-Earth ends in cinemas?

7 Character Posters For 'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' Released

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb offers an all new magical encounter that brings us not only to great distance, but also across the oceans and seas. From the Land of Promise, our favorite then security guard, Larry, travels to Great Britain in order to save our more-than-alive statues from permanent extinction and immobility.

New character posters have been released to whet your appetite before its official release in the coming weeks (it seems 'tis a season for character poster releases as well).

This 20th Century Fox adventure-comedy presentation is directed by Shawn Levy and stars Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dick Van Dyke, Dan Stevens, Ricky Gervais, Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson, Mickey Rooney, and Rami Malek. It is written for the screen by Robert Ben Garant, David Guion, Michael Handelman, and Thomas Lennon.

Check out the new character posters for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.


Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb unleashes the misadventures in theaters on December 19, 2014.

Meet The 5 Emotionally Wonderful Characters Of Disney Pixar's Inside Out In These New Posters

On it's 15th feature-length presentation Disney Pixar takes us to a realm no stranger to us: inside our selves... Or inside the main character's mind and heart, that is, as we explore the emotions that govern our daily lives.

Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter, who gave us Monsters, Inc. and Up, takes the directorial once again with Ronnie del Carmen second in command. Joy voiced by Amy Poehler, Fear by Bill Hader, Anger by Lewis Black, Disgust by Mindy Kaling and Sadness by Phyllis Smith take center stage in this yet again colorful and emotional adventure.

Here are the emotions that might be playing around inside you -- meet the characters of Disney Pixar's Inside Out.

Amy Poehler as Joy

Lewis Blask as Anger

Mindy Kaling as Disgust

Bill Hader as Fear

Phyllis Smith as Sadness


Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions — Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Inside Out, a major emotion picture, comes to cinemas on June 19, 2015.

The Barden Bellas Are Back: 'Pitch Perfect 2' Comes Out With A New Trailer And Poster

If your wondering why you can't take away the catchy beat of When I'm Gone cup barrage edition, it's just because the song's too good for the wide screen. It is just one reason why we loved Pitch Perfect -- of course you add Anna Kendrick as one of those reasons... The movie was so good we can't get enough of it. Luckily we get a sequel, which I think is just as good as the first. Just watch it global trailer and see why.

Pitch Perfect 2

This Elizabeth Banks directed sequel brings back the old cast and more. It stars Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp, and Adam DeVine. This Universal Pictures full-length presentation was written by Kay Cannon and produced by Paul Brooks, Elizabeth Banks, and Max Handelman.

Check out the new trailer of Pitch Perfect 2, and sing along if you can't help it.

And here are some more promotional material and poster.


The Barden Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012’s smash hit. The comedy will be helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.

Pitch Perfect 2 comes out to theaters on May 15, 2015.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Attack On Titan ("Shingeki No Kyojin") Gets Fantastic and Saliva-Drooling Character Posters

The movie adaptation of the phenomenal manga/anime series that became a hit around the world has some juicy updates. "Shingeki no kyojin," or more commonly known as Attack on Titan on English-speaking countries, has release the first official materials from the movie: 6 drool-worthy character posters, giving the live-action treatment to your favorite characters.

The posters include Haruma Miura as Eren, Kiko Mizuhura as Mikasa, Kanata Hongo as Armin, Takahiro Miura as Jean, Satomi Ishihara as Hans a.k.a. Hanji, and Nanami Sakuraba as Sasha. The movie is directed by Shinji Higuchi based on the original manga by Hajime Isayama. It was adapted to screen by writers Yûsuke Watanabe and Tomohiro Machiyama.

Updated: Here is the poster of Attack On Titan ("Shingeki No Kyojin"), featuring the Colossal Titan.

Attack On Titan Poster ("Shingeki No Kyojin")

Check out the character posters of Attack On Titan ("Shingeki No Kyojin").

Haruma Miura as Eren

Attack On Titan

Takahiro Miura as Jean

Kanata Hongo as Armin

Kiko Mizuhura as Mikasa

Nanami Sakuraba as Sasha

Satomi Ishihara as Hans a.k.a. Hanji


Mankind is under the terror of titans, a beast in which feast on human flesh. Eren Yeager, a young boy determined to make change when he himself could transform into one. He is humanity's last hope.

Attack on Titan ("Shingeki no kyojin") will wreak havoc in Japanese theater in 2015, to be followed by a wider international release a few months after that.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Taylor Swift Looks Like A Glamorous Playgirl In 'Blank Space' Music Video

It is common knowledge that Taylor Swift has been incorporating or lambasting her exes on her songs. Many of her fans and detractors are making some statements about this. So Taylor Swift speaks out about this matter, yet again, in the form of a song...

In the song Blank Space, Taylor Swift had an all out confession how she felt about it, which of course you can read along the lines through the lyrics. To give you more perspective into this she released a music video that portrayed her as an almost villainous player...

Watch the new music video of Blank Space by Taylor Swift.

Blank Space is the second track of Taylor's fifth studio album called 1989. It was released as the second single from this lot last November 10, 2014 -- that is of course together with the music video when it was supposedly "leaked".

The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn and features Sean O'Pry as the signer's love interest. Taylor plays the almost villain in this one and of course gives reference to her numerous ex-boyfriends. Shot in Long Island the video takes inspiration from Steven Spielberg's early works and partly by the dystopian film, A Clockwork Orange. The director also added that "there’s a lot of symmetrical framing that’s Kubrickian, which is a really funny way to approach a pop video. But it’s there if you look at the way there’s center-framing and symmetry throughout the whole thing..."

What's next for Taylor Swift after this? What do you think is here next single?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Check Out The Initial Cover Of 'The Liar's Key' By Mark Lawrence (The Red Queen's War Book 2)

The rough draft of the cover art for The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence has been released. After the deviating covers of the first book, Prince of Fools, both the UK and US publishers decided to have a unified art again, just like with Mark Lawrence's Broken Empire trilogy.

Once again, artist Jason Chan will do the cover art of The Liar's Key, with a few variations depending on the demographics of the publisher's readers. UK readers prefer faceless characters on the covers, which is of course the opposite for the US readers.

FYI: The art cover of the first book was done by Chris McGrath for US and Jason Chan for UK editions.

Checkout the cover of The Liar's Key (The Red Queen's War Book 2) by Mark Lawrence:

The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence

And here is another version:


Prince of Fools, The Red Queen’s War: Book One had all “the hallmarks of [Mark Lawrence’s] storytelling and writing style which made The Broken Empire trilogy such an incredibly addictive read” ( Now, The Liar’s Key continues the story of the unusual fellowship between a rogue prince and a weary warrior…

After harrowing adventure and near-death, Prince Jalan Kendeth and the Viking Snorri ver Snagason find themselves in possession of Loki’s Key, an artefact capable of opening any door, and sought by the most dangerous beings in the Broken Empire—including The Dead King.

Jal wants only to return home to his wine, women, and song, but Snorri has his own purpose for the key: to find the very door into death, throw it wide, and bring his family back into the land of the living.

And as Snorri prepares for his quest to find death’s door, Jal’s grandmother, the Red Queen continues to manipulate kings and pawns towards an endgame of her own design…

The Liar's Key (The Red Queen's War Book 2) by Mark Lawrence will be released on June 2, 2015.

E.L. James' Fifty Shades Of Grey Gets A Delicious Cover In New Movie Tie-In Edition

Despite it's simplistic original cover, Fifty Shades of Grey already scooped a lot of readers -- the readers are not in for the cover, but for the juicy story. How much more when the main characters have been given faces, and not just any faces, but with Hollywood touch.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, get steamy in the new movie tie-in edition cover of this E.L. James' publication (no offense, but I am not associating with with "literary") phenomenon. Will they be able to increase the sales of this already hit book?

Check out the movie tie-in edition of Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James


Soon to be a major motion picture.

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

Fifty Shades of Grey (Movie Tie-in Edition): Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James will hit bookstores on January 6, 2015.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Billy Boyd Returns To LOTR World As Singer-Songwriter Of The Last Goodbye Soundtrack For The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

The actor Billy Boyd, who plays the hobbit Peregrin "Pippin" Took in The Lord of The Rings, returns to Tolkien's world movie adaptation. Not as part of the cast though, but the front-liner for the Official Soundtrack of the movie. There is no surprise there actually as we have heard his sweet little voice when he sang for Denethor, Steward of Gondor, as he dine.

He has written and sang the song titled The Last Goodbye, which is the penultimate track of the 21-track, 2-disc standard edition of the OST album.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies OST

Listen to Billy Boyd sing The Last Goodbye for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies official soundtrack.

You can also listen to the previews of the songs in the album.

Track Listing of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies OST

Standard Edition

Disc 1
1. Fire and Water
2. Shores of the Long Lake
3. Beyond Sorrow and Grief  
4. Guardians of the Three
5. The Ruins of Dale
6. The Gathering of the Clouds
7. Mithril
8. Bred for War
9. A Thief in the Night
10. The Clouds Burst
11. Battle for the Mountain

Disc 2
1. The Darkest Hour
2. Sons of Durin
3. The Fallen
4. Ravenhill
5. To the Death  
6. Courage and Wisdom
7. The Return Journey
8. There and Back Again
9. The Last Goodbye (written and performed by Billy Boyd)
10. Ironfoot

Special Edition, has the following variation:

Disc 1
3. Beyond Sorrow and Grief (extended version)
4. Guardians of the Three (extended version)
6. The Gathering of the Clouds (extended version)

Disc 2
5. To the Death (extended version)
10. Ironfoot (extended version)
11. Dragon-sickness (bonus track)
12. Thrain (bonus track)

The OST album for The Battle of the Five Armies will be released on December 16, 2014, the same date of the film's release.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent Explodes With A New Teaser Trailer, Starring Shailene Woodley And Theo James

You will be in for s great surprise -- not only because the new trailer of The Divergent Series: Insurgent is here, but also because Tris has a new look (all thanks to Woodley's participation with the movie adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars). Take a look at it yourself...

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

The movie stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Naomi Watts, and Kate Winslet. Robert Schwentke took over the directorial chair from from Neil Burger, who is now the executive producer of the film.

Watch the exciting new teaser trailer of The Divergent Series: Insurgent called "Defy Reality".


The Divergent Series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent hits cinemas on March 20, 2015.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Fifty Shades Of Grey Gets A New, Official Trailer, Plus A Lip-Biting Teaser Poster

The official trailer of Fifty Shades of Grey is coming our way. But before that its new poster has been released to mark it's T minus three months before arrival. Will this movie adaptation live up to the book readers' and new viewers' expectations?

Will Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson satisfy the readers reimaginings of the characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. This Sam Taylor-Johnson directed movie adaptation also stars Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Jennifer Ehle, and Dylan Neal.

Watch the new trailer of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Bite in with this new poster of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Fifty Shades of Grey

And here is another poster for you, featuring Christian Grey.


Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.

Fifty Shades of Grey will get you steamy on Valentine's Day of 2015.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Gets A New Official Trailer

The final adaptation of the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is almost at hand -- and it is not less than epic as its new trailer suggests. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies may very well be the last movie we'd see of Middle-Earth, so it's only proper that we experience the best out of its 180 minutes of visual and story-telling grandeur.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Director Peter Jackson is surely pouring the best of his best with his final The Hobbit movie. He had a lot of help from his team of film makers and actors. The cast and crew are already so huge and numerous in number that it would be a sin to repeat them here... by fault of maybe unintentionally omitting someone.

Watch the epic new trailer of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will hit theaters on December 14, 2014.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment Release First 'Minions' Trailer

Minions: We've learned to love these jaundiced and adorable creatures in Despicable Me. They have been idiotly loyal to their old master, Gru, but now in their own movie they are going to serve a new master or two... albeit in a much earlier time.


Will we see a lot more of their usual ballistic fun and banana filled adventures? There is only one way to find out and that is by indulging your self with this newly released trailer of the movie Minions, courtesy of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.

Watch the new trailer of Minions.


The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. After accidentally killing off so many of them—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without a master to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon an adventure that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.

Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.

Minions will wreak havoc in theaters on July 10, 2015.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Crystal Keepers: Third 'Five Kingdoms' Book By Brandon Mull Revealed

Cole Randolph's adventures in the Five Kingdoms get weirder and deadlier each time. On his third outing, Brandon Mull brings him to new places as he searches for his friends. It's official cover and synopsis have been revealed and you can check out them below...

Brandon Mull is a personal favorite, ever since the release of Fablehaven. He just keeps getting better and better, even if I am getting older and older -- and I was expected to outgrow this genre, but I still couldn't. Who can escape the wonders, which is apparent in this genre,  that comprises your childhood? Well, I can't.

Check out the cover of Crystal Keepers, book 3 of Five Kingdoms series by Brandon Mull.

Crystal Keepers by Brandon Mull


Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole continues his quest in book three of a “fanciful, action-packed adventure” series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.

Cole Randolph ventures to a new kingdom as he continues his search for his friends—and also pursues his quest to mend what has gone awry with the magic in The Outskirts. Can he overcome the challenges ahead, or will he be stranded forever in a world between reality and imagination?

Crystal Keepers (Five Kingdoms #3) by Brandon Mull will hit bookstores on March 17, 2015.

Bradley Cooper And Jennifer Lawrence Reunite In The New 'Serena' Movie Trailer

After their great and raw performances in the Silver Linings Playbook, co-actors Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are back for another serving of period movie, premeditated to be equally award-worthy: Serena. Have taster of this wonderfully told story in its new theatrical trailer.


The film is directed by Susanne Bier. Alongside actors Cooper and Lawrence are Rhys Ifans, Sean Harris, Toby Jones, Sam Reid, David Dencik, Blake Ritson, Ned Dennehy, Charity Wakefield, Michael Ryan, Kim Bodnia, and Ana Ularu. It was written for screen by Christopher Kyle, based on the novel of the same title by Ron Rash.

Watch the new trailer of Serena, starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.


The film, Serena, is set in the North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s. George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions.

However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton’s passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.

Serena premiered at the BFI London Film Festival on October 13, 2014 and in the United Kingdom on October 24 of the same year. It will have a wider release on February 26, 2015.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Increase Your Concentration (How To Declatter Your Mind And Maintain Focus)

Increase Your Concentration
In this day and age of amazing technology and multi-tasking mania, it probably seems as if we should be able to get more done than ever before. But as the Huffington Post notes, technology can actually be more of a distraction than a tool to help us focus. If you feel as if you’re losing your mental edge and that your memory isn’t what it used to be, the following tips and suggestions might help you to regain your clarity:

Limit Outside Stimuli

Although many people pride themselves at being masterful multi-taskers, trying to do more than one thing at once has a negative impact on our ability to concentrate. To improve your ability to pay attention, turn off the TV and any loud music. Eliminate the constant beeping your phone makes when you get a new text by setting it to Do Not Disturb mode when you need to focus on something important.. Focus on one thing at a time. By reducing the amount of sensory input you are receiving, you will be able to bolster your ability to accomplish more things.

Walk Instead of Caffeinate

Interestingly, if you are a major coffee fan who loves your mid-morning or (and?) afternoon latte fix, you might actually be training your brain to rely on caffeine in order to concentrate. While you can certainly still enjoy your java in moderation, consider cutting back on your caffeine intake and boost your daily exercise. Even a brisk walk around the block has been found to improve your ability to concentrate — both for short and long stretches of time.

Exercise Your Brain

As Psychology Today notes, mental challenges like puzzles and games can help to keep everything firing away inside your noggin. Choose puzzles that you enjoy, but also require you to sit down and really concentrate in order to solve them. The iWin website features several Sudoku games that are challenging and fun at the same time, as well as other games that can help to boost memory and concentration. If crosswords are your thing, you can pick up a book of puzzles at your local grocery or bookstore and try to complete one every day during your lunch hour. Trying to learn a foreign language is also a terrific way to give your gray matter a workout. To really focus on what you are doing, set a timer for 20 minutes and work at the new language until the timer dings.


If you regularly get less than seven hours of sleep a night, your ability to concentrate will be one of the first things to go. As research has found, skimping on sleep means that you are missing out on spending time in the delta phase of sleep, which can lead to challenges in focusing and a lack of concentration. Do what you can to get at least eight hours of sleep a night for at least 10 days in a row. You'll notice its affect in your ability to focus.


When it comes to improving concentration, meditation is an amazing tool. You can either check out a book at the library that teaches some basic meditation techniques, or watch instructional videos online. There are many audio tracks available that provide guided meditation. When you are meditating, focus on your breathing. Breathing alone will teach you how to concentrate on just one thing at a time. As you monitor your breathing, it will naturally slow down, leading to a peaceful yet focused state.