It’s official: Guillermo Del Toro Will Direct "The Hobbit"

The Guardian makes the announcement. Guillermo del Toro has officially signed up to direct The Hobbit, according to reports leaking out from a film premiere in France. The Pan's Labyrinth creator will oversee a double-bill of films based on JRR Tolkien's fantasy adventure, which paved the way for The Lord of the Rings. Peter Jackson, director of the Oscar-winning Rings trilogy, will serve as executive producer. Many thanks to the near-omniscient Brendan Ribera for drawing this information from … [Read more...]

On Monday, I’ll finish it. In September, it’s yours.

On Monday, February 4, I'll be finished with my revisions for Cyndere's Midnight. And then, the countdown begins. Let me again answer what is bound to be the most commonly asked question: It's pronounced like the word "cinder." PRE-ORDER HERE! … [Read more...]

Congratulations (again) to Sara Zarr!

¬† I remember sitting in the writer's workshop where a witty young woman named Sara passed around a chapter of her project. And we were all impressed. And then, she had a few words of critique for the chapter that I contributed to the discussion... from a project called Cyndere's Midnight. So much has happened since then. … [Read more...]

Today: Auralia at SPU!

"Food for Thought" You're invited to bring a brown-bag lunch into the Seattle Pacific University Library where I'll be reading from Auralia's Colors, talking about the series, and answering questions. Copies will be available for purchase. When: TODAY (Thursday, January 31), 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Where: Seattle Pacific University Library Reading Room, Main Floor … [Read more...]

Want a free copy of "Auralia’s Colors"?

Jen just might give you one. … [Read more...]

CTMovies: The Top 10 Most Redeeming Movies of 2007

Okay, here's the first of CTMovies' two annual movie lists... … [Read more...]

Auralia Around the World!

The Grand Hotel -Taipei

Auralia's Colors has been inspiring some interesting responses from readers. Today, I received a package today from Vicki, an Auralia's Colors reader in Manila. Vicki works in Manila, but she was reading Auralia's Colors while traveling to a scientific conference in Taipei. This is the second time she's sent me an extravagant package. (She wrote in response to Through a Screen Darkly too.) What fun. It reminds me of receiving care packages from home after I moved from Portland to … [Read more...]

TitleTrakk interview

Kevin Lucia at TitleTrakk asked me some questions about Auralia's Colors. Like these: … [Read more...]

Del Toro in talks to direct The Hobbit.

Bilbo - Rankin Bass

¬† Wow. It's no longer just a rumor. Del Toro is in talks to direct The Hobbit! That pretty much seals the deal that it won't be anything like this... Previous posts: Who would you cast in The Hobbit? Who *should* direct The Hobbit? The trailer for Del Toro's next film: Hellboy 2. Del Toro expresses interest in The Hobbit. … [Read more...]

Jindabyne (2007)

This review was originally published at Christianity Today Movies. - Fishermen have a tendency to return from fishing trips with tales of "the big one that got away." But not Stewart Kane. No, he's come back from a weekend fishing trip with a very different story. And he'd rather keep it to himself than discuss it with his wife. In Ray Lawrence's new film Jindabyne, Stewart (Gabriel Byrne) and his buddies, Carl (John Howard), Rocco (Stelios Yiakmis), and Billy (Simon Stone), venture out … [Read more...]


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