Sunday, August 26, 2012

I Won 'The Land of Stories' Book (ARC), Autographed by Chris Colfer

Last month, I entered a contest on Hypable to win an autographed ARC (Advance Reading Copy) of The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, by Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on Glee. And I ended up winning! This signed ARC was delivered to my house the other day, and it also came with a Land of Stories tote bag.

Check out a photo of the book and bag below:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I Recommend: 'Harry Potter Page to Screen' Book & 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Film

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Jeff Dodge's Recommendations:

Harry Potter: Page to Screen by Bob McCabe

Put simply, if you are a Harry Potter fan, you NEED this book. Harry Potter: Page to Screen -- The Complete Filmmaking Journey by Bob McCabe is a 540 page tomb showcasing every little detail that went into creating and filming the Harry Potter movie series. Part 1 has separate chapters for each movie and how each one was made, and Part 2 goes through the art of HP, such as the costumes, set design, digital effects and prop making. And the introduction and first chapter talks in-depth about how Warner Bros. and the whole team got into making this series in the first place, from acquiring the rights, hiring a director and screenwriter, creating the look and casting the characters.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I Recommend: 'Political Animals' Miniseries & 'Opening Act' TV Show

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Jeff Dodge's Recommendations:

TV Miniseries:
Political Animals (Sundays, 10-11pm, USA)

However many weeks or months ago I first heard that this show was being created, I was a little intrigued, but nothing much more. I say that because at the time, all we knew was a general idea of what the show was going to be about. And since I'm a political news junkie, I decided to include this show in my TV Schedule doc of upcoming shows.