Daily Archives: November 28, 2011

Michael Giltz: DVDs: Harry Potter Finale Arrives, Now Where's Pottermore?

Michael Giltz: DVDs: Harry Potter Finale Arrives, Now Where's Pottermore?
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 ($ 35.99 BluRay combo pack; Warner Bros.) — So the Harry Potter film series deserves to win the Most Improved award at its graduation ceremony. Carefully faithful to the books in the ways that mattered
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11/11/11: Ways Chattanoogans will observe this once-a-century date
New films, like video games, often release home versions on Tuesdays, but thanks to one major release, fans of Harry Potter may feel on Cloud Nine today, no wands required. Taking advantage of the mystical convergence of digits in today's date,
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'Man of Steel': Henry Cavill found 'essential' insight in 'Red Son'
Cavill will portray “the last son” of the planet Krypton in “Man of Steel,” the 2013 release that Warner Bros. hopes will launch a franchise to fill the void left by Harry Potter's graduation from Hogwarts and Christopher Nolan's pending departure from
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Retailer That Assortment Of Harry Potter Books In Your Youngsters’ Bookshelves

Article by Brad Wallace

Prepare these Harry Potter books beginning with the primary novel, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, to the seventh ebook, Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows. The saga that begun in 1997 led to July 2007, but your kids don’t know that. They want Harry Potter to proceed to thrill them together with his courageous exploits. So maintain those books on the children’ bookshelves.

Magic, Wizards, and An Unhappy Little Boy

Mixed in a bedtime story, magic, wizards, and a tragic little boy make for spectacular storytelling. With the primary e book, you progressed to the next, and the one after that to fulfill your little ones until they were able to read the guide on the own. As Harry Potter grew up, so did your kids. It is nice should you’ve stored the entire assortment in kids’ bookshelves. They will always remember this hero who colored their bedtime together with his feats and crammed their childish mates with magic.

If you happen to recall, your children hated the Dursley household – long-necked Aunt Petunia, ailing-tempered Uncle Vernon, and the fats pig-in-a-wig Dudley. They had been the antagonists, identical to the a lot loathed Lord Voldemort. Although the story has ended, they’ll nonetheless pick up these books anytime from the children’ bookshelves you’ve got positioned in their bedroom.

Sometimes you sneak an e book out every now and then whenever you’re bored with the most recent news and the troubles of the world. You favor a Harry Potter ebook because at the very least, the turmoil and the intrigues have been in far-away Hogwarts. The 7 books will remain on youngsters’ bookshelves until they are previous and tattered from repeated dealing with and studying throughout those wet nights.

Even the tiniest member of the family can have his share of the bedtime magic. By that time, you’ve had the names of all of the characters down pat – Harry (for sure), Ron, Hermione, the Dursleys, the Weasleys, Hagrid (the mild half-big), Dumbledore, and other superb witches and wizards. You may be describing in full detail the sport of quidditch, the invisibility cloak, and the monsters that Harry Potter battled with.

Words of Wisdom

As the children develop up, you’ll borrow words of wisdom when your youngsters are troubled or have tiffs with each buddies and foe. In the event you get the book Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, you’ll be able to quote the line: “it takes quite a lot of bravery to stand as much as your enemies, however just as a lot to face as much as our pals”, and send your baby out to the world with this reminder that will assist form their values.

Or in case your youngsters are discouraged with their failed projects and friendships, you may also quote type Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire: “understanding is the first step to acceptance, and solely with acceptance can there be recovery.” Lovely and right on target. Your youngsters will perceive this. Have not they shared Harry’s highs and lows too?

So remember to hold these precious books on the children’ bookshelves until they’ve grown and until the infant has gone through the seven books. You’ll be surprised that they will remember the main points of Hogwarts more than you can. Sometime, they may share the magic with their very own children. Similar to J.K. Rowling, you’ve made this magic stay in your youngsters’s hearts and minds. So hold these books on the kids’ bookshelves.

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Hastings Entertainment Announces Must-Have Christmas Gifts of 2009

Amarillo, TX (PRWEB) November 30, 2009

Hastings Entertainment, Inc. announced today a list of Must-Have Christmas Gifts for the 2009 holiday season. Has gift-giving anxiety gotten the best of customers? With Christmas only 26 days away, Hastings Entertainment (Nasdaq: HAST) is pleased to announce its annual predictions for what will be the most sought-after gifts in 2009:

Non Fiction Book Must-Haves

Mike Huckabee – A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories that Celebrate the

True Holiday Spirit

Timothy Egan – The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved


Julia Child – Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Sarah Palin – Going Rogue: An American Life

Fiction Book Must-Haves

Stephenie Meyer – The Twilight Saga Collection

Dan Brown – The Lost Symbol

Jeff Kinney – The “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Collection

Vince Flynn – Pursuit of Honor

Stephen King – Under the Dome

John Grisham – Ford County

Music Must-Haves

The Eagles – Selected works: 1972 – 1999 (4-disc set)

John Mayer – Battle Studies

Norah Jones – The Fall

Andrea Bocelli – My Christmas

Various Artists – Twilight Soundtrack

The Beatles – The Beatles Stereo Box Set

Movies Must-Haves

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Star Trek (2009)

The Hangover

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition)



Wii Video Game Must-Haves

Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board

Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel

The Beatles: Rock Band

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Playstation 3 & Xbox 360 Game Must-Haves

Assassin’s Creed II

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Madden NFL 10

Toys and Trendy Must-Haves

Mr. Potato Head Gift Pack

Melissa & Doug Wood Standing Art Easel

Nerf Reactor Ball Blaster

Beatles Collector’s Edition Monopoly

“Snuggie” for Dogs

Star Wars Interactive R2D2

About Hastings Entertainment, Inc.

Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 150 superstores, averaging approximately 21,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States.

We also operate http://www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Shmoop Introduces Site Licenses for Schools, Districts, and Public Libraries

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2010

Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com), a digital curriculum company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials, now offers awesome, affordable group rates on its subscription products: Test Prep (for SAT, PSAT, AP Exams) and Teacher?s Editions. Shmoop Site Licenses are available to schools, districts, and public libraries of all shapes and sizes. Shmoop will also give a group (rate) hug to homeschooling collectives.

Shmoop Site Licenses allow schools and libraries to give all of their students, teachers, and patrons complimentary access to Shmoop?s subscription products anywhere they have Web access ? at the library, at home, or on a smart phone while camped out in line for the next Harry Potter movie. Every user chooses his or her own username and password, so there is no hassle for the school or library offering Shmoop services.

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Online Test Prep: Deep Prep with a Fresh Voice. Tackle the SAT Like a Video Game.

Shmoop now offers Site Licenses for its online PSAT Prep, SAT Prep, and AP Exam Prep. Each online prep course includes deep content reviews, hundreds of drill questions and 2-3 full-length interactive Practice Exams. Shmoop uses classic video games like Oregon Trail, Tetris, and Mario Brothers as metaphors for the challenges, pitfalls, and question types that students will face in the exam.

?Shmoop AP Exam Prep is a scholarly study guide, which at the same time conveys an edgy, contemporary attitude that appeals to today?s level of student sophistication,? said Gail Ferguson, 11th grade English teacher at New York City Department of Education?s Aviation High School. ?My students who use Shmoop take their studies seriously, but they want to have fun in their own style. Shmoop has a voice that strikes a chord with students, and their overall performance on the AP examination certainly showed this.?

Teacher?s Editions: Teachers? New BFF. Make Lessons Fun, Current, Hip.

Shmoop now offers more than 80 Teacher?s Editions in Literature, US History, and Civics. Shmoop Teacher?s Editions include

And the Winner of JK Rowling's Harry Potter Shoes is…No one?

And the Winner of JK Rowling's Harry Potter Shoes is…No one?
The shoes JK Rowling wore as she wrote "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone." When the ShoesTV team last checked Proxibid, two days before the auction was to close, the bid was up to $ 1100 (a bit low for anything signed by Rowling), but since the
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BBC Announces Doctor Who Movie, Terrifies Geeks Everywhere
The BBC could have hired a different Harry Potter director. Think of all the family-friendly hijinks the Doctor could get into with Sorcerer's Philosopher's Stone / Chamber of Secrets director Chris Columbus at the helm! Remember Home Alone?
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Top 5 boardgames on Samsung bada
because you'll need it when you come up against the big D. Whether you were in awe of Bergman's greatest cinematic triumph or you're still wiping tears from your eyes after your 11th viewing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ('Yes,
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