Author Archives: Kat

Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack

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The second installation of The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, premiered in theaters on December 13, 2013 and has since made over $258 million dollars at the box office. It's an impressive film, the one I prefer of the two, actually. There is said to be hours upon hours of special feature footage out there from the entire process - but you won't find any of it on the April 8th release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Gravity’ Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack

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Alfonso Cuarón has long been one of my favorite directors (I can hear the anti-Cuaronites booing as I type this) and Gravity only cemented that for me. No matter what you think about his choices, story-telling ability, etc., you would have to admit that he is a visionary. It's always clear how passionate Alfonso is, and again, Gravity was obviously no exception. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 5 Update: Bob Sledding

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Bob Sledding is a fan favorite event of the Wizolympics, usually garnering a crowd so large that Omnioculars are employed just so that visitors can partake in the action. This event has been known in the past for it's cheating scandals, with many teams trying to find a way to magically enchant their sleds to either go faster or to float on the snow. Turkey even tried sneaking in a Robert. Read More »

MuggleNet Presents – “Wizolympics Sochi 2014″

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MuggleNet has gained exclusive access to an event that has never been viewed by Muggles before: the Wizolympics! Read More »

My Day in Diagon Alley

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Even though Diagon Alley had no firm footing, scaffolding everywhere, and less than half of the storefronts completed, I am PSYCHED for this expansion to be complete. Read More »

MuggleNet Advent Calendar Giveaway

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Day 24 of the MuggleNet Advenf Calendar giveaway is now closed. Merry Christmas! Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition)’ Blu-Ray

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) Book by J.R.R. Tolkien Film by Peter Jackson Starring: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, & Ian McKellan Rated: PG-13 I’ve always been a collector. It seems to be ingrained in my blood. First it was little digital pets, then posters of my celebrity crushes (Oh, Leo – swoon), and finally rare memorabilia from films and in turn, their official Blu-Ray & Score releases. I am single-handedly keeping music stores ... Read More »

Theater Review: ‘All That Fall’ starring Michael Gambon

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If you were to know as little as I did about the play All That Fall prior to attending, you would likely be taken off guard by the highly intimate theater, the nearly-bare stage, the minimal props, the scripts-in-hand and the web of microphones hanging from the ceiling. But make no mistake, the most bewildering aspects of the show are in its brilliant writing and expert acting, proving just how captivating such a no-frills production can be. Read More »

Road Trip Wednesday – Day Seven: Central London

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From July 31st - August 11th 2013, three MuggleNet staff members went on a road trip of a lifetime - visiting Harry Potter filming locations all over England, Wales, and Scotland. Over the next 9 weeks they will be sharing their experience with you - the good, the bad, and the hilarious. Their journey continues here, with Road Trip Wednesday - Day Seven: Central London Read More »

Road Trip Wednesday – Day Six: Malham Cove & Leeds

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From July 31st - August 11th 2013, three MuggleNet staff members went on a road trip of a lifetime - visiting Harry Potter filming locations all over England, Wales, and Scotland. Over the next 9 weeks they will be sharing their experience with you - the good, the bad, and the hilarious. Their journey continues here, with Road Trip Wednesday - Day Six: Malham Cove & Leeds Read More »