2016, The Year of Harry Potter...

Jondee here at Hogwarts, The last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out in 2007, and the last film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 was in theaters in 2011. Then, it was all over besides some stories on Pottermore. In 2016, we had the two-part play, Harry Potter and […]

The Beasts of Fantastic Beasts

Jondee here at Newt’s Suitcase, There is some info that is only in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2001) book by J.K. Rowling and new aspects of the beasts in this year’s film. The Harry Potter films had some creatures, but Fantastic Beasts is a magizoologist’s dream. I count fourteen beasts (fifteen […]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Ch...

Jondee here at King’s Cross, I took the Veritaserum, No Spoilers! basic plot and characters.  The story was by J.K. Rowling, but the new play is by Jack Thorne with John Tiffany also noted as a writer. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is divided into two parts with two acts each. The play begins […]

Star Wars: Aliens Volume 1 Rev...

Jondee here at Takodana, The Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away Volume 1 – Aliens was released digitally (four of the six as ebooks in December of last year), but appeared in small, hardback form recently. It reminds me of an Expanded Universe anthology, Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, that explored the cantina […]

The Art of The Jungle Book Sig...

Jondee here at Gallery Nucleus, Jungle Book has been topping the box office in the theaters and the artists who helped bring it on screen were present at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra today. They include concept artists, Jonathan Bach and Seth Engstrom, illustrator, Shae Shatz, Vance Kovacs, concept illustrator, and storyboard illustrator Oliver Dear. All […]

MTV Movie Awards – Fanta...

Jondee here at New York, Melissa McCarthy was carried and part crowd surfed to the stage to get her Comedic Genius award. She knocked down the popcorn award. Dwayne Johnson had the lightning bolt to show his Black Adam colors. McCarthy thanked many of the female comedians before her and also noted, “Who knew Bruce […]

Adventures in Wild Space: The ...

Jondee here on Thune, This young readers series is published by UK publisher Edgmont. This book, is the first book, but The Escape also by Cavan Scott is a prelude. It is fully illustrated by David M. Buisan. Wild Space is the unknown region of the Star Wars galaxy. The Clone Wars series had Teth […]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to ...

Jondee here at the Beast Division, J.K. Rowling wrote companion books to the Harry Potter series; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (written by Newt Scamander) and Quidditch Through the Ages (Kennilworthy Whisp is the author). They were written in 2001 for the Comic Relief UK charity that supports children with Rowling setting up […]