Friday, 1 August 2008

Days in New York...


For a full explanation, please see the start of the countdown.


Mad Men
1x13 The Wheel [season finale]
Things don't exactly come to a head in the Mad Men first season finale, but it has its fair share of twists and emotional revelations, as well as leaving plenty hanging for the second season.


The Spirit Theatrical Trailer
Very Sin City-esque -- perhaps too much so -- and also pretty bizarre. It'll either by impossibly cool or woefully poor, and I doubt we'll know til we see it.


Matthew Goode Exclusive Interview – Watchmen by Frosty
Fantastic interview with Matthew Goode, who can currently be seen as the lead in Brideshead Revisited, focussing on the forthcoming adaptation of Watchmen, in which he plays the key role of Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias. The interview contains a couple of casually-mentioned major plot spoilers, however, so if you haven't read the book and want to remain surprised you might want to skip this one.

Watchmen goes Hi-Res – All the Comic-Con Posters Are Here by Cal Kemp
And, to go with that, a simply stunning set of character-based teaser posters. These are newbie-friendly, of course.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard for ordinary folk

Potter fairytales to be published
(from BBC News)

"A collection of fairytales penned by Harry Potter author JK Rowling is to be published to raise money for a children's charity. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which Rowling first mentioned in The Deathly Hallows, will go on sale on 4 December. A handwritten copy of the book was sold at auction for £1.95m last year [to]. Rowling wrote and illustrated seven copies of the book, but offered only one for sale. It was thought the book would never be published."

The book will be available in two editions: a normal paperback, RRP £6.99 or $12.99 (the UK edition and US edition have differing covers (the UK one is far, far better) but presumably identical content), or a £50/$100 Collector's Edition, available exclusively through Amazon and limited to "no more than" 100,000 copies. It looks rather pretty too.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard Collector's Edition

Order now before it sells out, I say. Net profits from both editions go to the Children's High Level Group charity.