Thursday, June 18, 2015

Cover Reveal: Presenting 'Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard: The Sword Of Summer' By Rick Riordan

I've been looking around for months now for any Rick Riordan scraps that I might be able to find something just to satiate my hunger for his stories. For a time Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and the satisfying crossover stories offered some alternatives. I need something substantial... and I think the wait might not be that long anymore.

On Rick Riordan's next foray to mythology her will be focusing more on Odin and his lot: the Norse Mythology. He will be introducing Magnus Chase, the new hero in Riordan's Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard trilogy, which will commence with The Sword of Summer.

After a few months of relative silence from the author, he gave us the first look on the cover of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer, which you can see below.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer

And here is for the UK edition.

The Sword of Summer (UK Edition)


Magnus Chase has seen his share of trouble. Ever since that terrible night two years ago when his mother told him to run, he has lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, staying one step ahead of the police and truant officers.

One day, Magnus learns that someone else is trying to track him down—his uncle Randolph, a man his mother had always warned him about. When Magnus tries to outmaneuver his uncle, he falls right into his clutches. Randolph starts rambling about Norse history and Magnus’s birthright: a weapon that has been lost for thousands years.

The more Randolph talks, the more puzzle pieces fall into place. Stories about the gods of Asgard, wolves, and Doomsday bubble up from Magnus’s memory. But he doesn’t have time to consider it all before a fire giant attacks the city, forcing him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents. . . .

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan will hit book stores on October 6, 2015.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

First Look: Official Cover & Synopsis Of Rogue Lawyer By John Grisham Revealed

I was almost worried that John Grisham will not be releasing a legal genre book for adults since he just recently released Theodore Boone: The Fugitive. How relieved I was when a newsletter arrived confirming that he indeed will release a new book and it coming out this year.

Come October he will be releasing Rogue Lawyer. If I am not mistaken this is the 24th book in his legal genre line (for adults). The official cover has been release, including the official synopsis as well.

Check out the cover of Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham.

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

No offense to the official cover, I have created an altered version. This is simply to satisfy my OCD!


Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who’s also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment, and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun.

Sebastian defends people other lawyers won’t go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he, Sebastian, has to cheat to secure one. He hates injustice, doesn’t like insurance companies, banks, or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system’s notions of ethical behavior.

Sebastian Rudd is one of John Grisham’s most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet. Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham will be released on October 20, 2015..

Thursday, June 11, 2015

(Updated) Sneak Peek: Kung Fu Panda 3 Unleashes New Teaser Trailer, Poster & Three Official Stills

Kung Fu Panda, and the series as a whole, was one of my most favorite animated movie from Dreamworks Animation. I can't explain why, but there is something special about it that awakens the sense of awe and wonder in me. And now its third serving is almost upon us!

Kung Fu Panda 3 is directed by duo Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni. Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong and Randall Duk Kim return to lend their voices to the furry characters, and they will be joined by Bryan Cranston and Rebel Wilson as Po's family members.

Updated: Check out the teaser trailer of Kung Fu Panda 3.

Updated: And here is a newly released poster.

Kung Fu Panda 3

Check out these official stills from Kung Fu Panda 3.

Panda Village

Kung Fu Panda 3

Mei-Mei (Rebel Wilson)

Po (Jack Black) with his Father, Li (Bryan Cranston)


In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

Kung Fu Panda 3 hits cinemas on January 29, 2016.

Career Of Evil By Robert Galbraith Gets A Cover, Synopsis And Official Release Date

For whatever reasons (ehem), J.K. Rowling is doing some promotional work for Robert Galbraith. She recently boost the announcement of the title of the third Cormoran Strike adventure. And now she shared with us the official cover, synopsis and the release date.

This just gets better and better. I am already excited next what happens to the main character of the series. The cover is just tickling, in a positive way, my OCD for type-setting and uniformity. I hope these goodness never ends... If only today is October already!

Check out the fantastic cover of Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith.

Career Of Evil by Robert

And, of course, the UK edition have its own as well.

Career Of Evil by Robert (UK)


When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them...

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith will hit bookstores on October 20, 2015.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Make Your IRL Car as Fly as Your GTA Ride

Cruising around Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto 5 in your sweet ride can be a lot of fun, but it’s a bummer when your own real-life car isn’t as fly as your digital one. Wouldn’t it be awesome to pimp your real car just like you’ve done in GTA 5? You may not be able to sport a 9F Cabrio or a Carbonizzare that features a Ferrari California front and V12 Zagato rear, but you can add some bells and whistles to your own vehicle to give it some extra personality on the road.
Here are some tips and tricks to make your own car as exciting to drive as the one you use in GTA.

Rims & Tires

Rims not only look great, they can also help your car handle better on the roads. When selecting rims, think about the color scheme you’ll be carrying throughout your vehicle's interior and exterior. This can determine not only what style of rims you choose, but also whether you'll go for chrome, painted, or flat metal rims. Name brands like Brembo, Ultra, and Enkei have established their quality over the years, and provide multiple series of high performance, racing, and tuning rims.

While rims can improve the handling of your car, beyond that, they are mostly for show. High performance tires, however, can really change the way your car drives. From off road, to all season, and high performance sport, Nitto makes a variety of tires that can improve your car's performance. For a vast selection of high-performance tires, take a look at to find a set that best fits your needs.

Body Kits

Body kits can be found online, however, it’s important that the one you choose fits your specific vehicle. Body kits can be expensive and aren't universally compatible. Once you get your hands on one, take it to a cosmetics shop for installation and to verify it's the right fit.
Unless you really know your way around under the hood and work on your vehicle regularly, don't opt for the DIY installation route.


From brand decals, to custom graphics, you can either hire an artist to make a design, make your own, or pull one from your favorite video game, book, or movie. Some people opt for custom paint jobs rather than decals, but paint can also be more expensive.

A paint job may last forever, while decals typically last between five to seven years. If your tastes change, this might work out perfectly so that you aren’t stuck with the same graphic on your car for eternity.

Decals are relatively easy to install, but you can also have them installed by a professional at a sign, body, or graphics shop. Vinyl decals won’t damage your car as long as they are properly installed. If you do decide to install them yourself, set aside some time — a proper application takes three hours, on average.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Lands With New Teaser Trailer

The much awaited teaser trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 has landed. This means that the closing chapter of The Hunger Games franchise is coming at an end. Will Katniss, Peeta or gale survive the explosive encounters that awaits them at the Capitol?

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is directed by Francis Lawrence. It stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross. This Lionsgate presentation is based on the second-half of the final novel in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins and adapted to screen by Danny Strong and Peter Craig.

Check out the teaser trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 hit cinemas on November 20, 2015.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Ridley Scott Directs Adaptation Of Andy Weir's The Martian, And We Got The Trailer & Stills

Starting with a debut novel that made a loud noise during its time, The Martian by Andy Weir now becomes a cinematic event any space aficionado will surely love. Playing on a story of survival and applied knowledge of science, this book has been hailed as the modern Robinson Crusoe.

The movie adaptation is directed by Ridley Scott. The movie will place Matt Damon into the shoes of the main character, Mark Watney. He will be joined by Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Donald Glover, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Watch the trailer of The Martian.

We also got our hands into a few stills...

The Martian


During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

The Martian will hit cinemas in November 2015.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Disney Pixar's The Good Dinosaur Teases With A New Trailer And Poster

Disney Pixar is yet to release their fifteenth full-length feature film, Inside Out, and as early as now we already have fresh news for the next (sixteenth) film under their belt, The Good Dinosaur. A teaser poster and trailer have been released for you to enjoy.

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur is directed by Peter Sohn, who is not new to the Pixar team, but his first time to direct a feature length film under Disney Pixar. He gained recognition mostly when he directed the short film Partly Cloudy and the US production of Ponyo. He has also lent his voice among many Pixar gigs. This particular movie on the other hand features the voices of Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer and Bill Hader.

Check out the new teaser trailer of Disney Pixar's The Good Dinosaur.


The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

The Good Dinosaur will premiere in theaters on November 25, 2015.

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Poster Shows Vandalized President Snow Effigy

And so it begins! In less than 6 months The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 will hit cinemas around the world to bring an epic closing to this beloved series. And it is only fitting that promotional materials will start sprinkling our parchedabode of solace and unsatiable wanting or hunger for all things Mockingjay, Part 2.

First up we get to see the first promotional poster from said movie, featuring a vandalized effigy of President Snow and the Mockingjay symbol superimposed in the background. The symbolisms in each Hunger Games poster are apparent and this one toretell the future ahead of this enigmatic leader.

Checkout the new promotional poster of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Here is the banner version.

You will recall that this same poster is a reminiscent of the previous one we had for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which you may see below.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Updated: Here are a few official pictures from the movie.


After being symbolized as the "Mockingjay", Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 will hit cinemas on November 20, 2015.