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Book Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm – The Official Movie Prequel by Greg Keyes

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At the end of the 2011 film, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," roughly 200 apes (chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas) escape captivity in San Francisco, California and clash with police and local authorities on the Golden Gate Bridge. Following the skirmish, the apes... Read More »

Movie Review: The Fault In Our Stars

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I guess for those of you (are there even any?) who haven’t read the book, I should give a quick overview. Hazel Grace Lancaster, the teenage narrator, meets Augustus Waters at a cancer support group. He’s in remission, she’s stable but has an uncertain future, and they’re both tired of cancer clichés. They fall in love... Read More »

Live Music Review: Molotov Jukebox Tour

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First formed during an impromptu busking session at The Secret Garden Party and led by Potter actor Natalia Tena, Molotov Jukebox are currently touring their unique 'gypstep' sound around the UK. Last week, MuggleNet sent someone down to review their London gig. Read More »

Book Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

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Release date: April 1, 2014 Pages: 258 I started reading The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin with little idea of what it was about – but even the little bit that I knew made it sound like an intriguing read. The jacket copy thrown around on the internet was enticingly vague: A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is ... Read More »

Music Review: Carnival Flower by Molotov Jukebox

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Carnival Flower is the debut album by the London-based group Molotov Jukebox. They successfully blend differing genres of music such as ska, reggae, pop and samba. Of course, Harry Potter fans worldwide will know lead singer Natalia Tena for playing the role of Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter films. Read More »

Book Review: Ila’s Story by Susan Korman

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Although the novel is only short, the world that the story takes place in is richly imagined, and well established. Events of the story, such as the building of the ark, are familiar they feel fresh, and the novel is easy to read and engaging. There could have been more attention to detail, and exploration into events and Ila’s thoughts, but for younger readers (14+), it is a well told tale. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘See How They Run’ starring Warwick Davis

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The Reduced Height Theatre Company brings something extra special to this quintessentially English play. In this new venture Warwick Davis brings together a cast of by no means small proportions. Although the average height of the cast is just 4ft 2, this is not in any way the focus of the production. Read More »

483 1/2 Wizolympics – Day 9 Update: Wizard Ice Fishing Finals

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After a confusing start and some faulty charms this morning, the Wizard Ice Fishing qualifying round ended with the United States eliminated and the other six teams advancing to the finals. The final round began with excitement as Viktor Krum, famous Bulgarian Seeker and ice fisher, took an early lead, hooking an impressive 30-pound ice fish in just the first fifteen minutes. Krum’s family and friends were seen cheering wildly in the stands along with ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics WWN SPECIAL REPORT: Ludo Bagman Leaves Russia

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Today the Wireless Wizarding Network have had to announce that legendary Wimbourne Wasps and England captain Ludo Bagman will no longer be a part of our commentary team for these games. Read the full details in this special report. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘After the Dark’ starring Bonnie Wright & Freddie Stroma

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In truth, the film is a bit of a mind-f***, but one that can be thoroughly enjoyable if you allow yourself to go where the story goes rather than trying to stuff it into a specific categorical box. After the Dark is not what you’re expecting, but it is a film that will make you question everything. Read More »