Archive for August 15th, 2008

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Postponed

August 15, 2008

harry and hermioneNo way!!

“Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”, which was slated to be released in November this year, has been postponed to July, 2009.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this is because:

Warners president Alan Horn blamed last winter’s 100-day WGA strike in large part for the shift, suggesting all the major studios have been hurt in the development of new tentpole films for next summer.

“We are still feeling the repercussions of the writers strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other films — changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of,” Horn said. “We agreed the best strategy was to move ‘Half-Blood Prince’ to July, where it perfectly fills the gap for a major tentpole release for midsummer.”

Urgh. This will surely piss off a lot of people. Now we have to wait for another seven months for the movie.

Let’s just hope the movie will be up to people expectations.

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Google Special: Seventh Day Of Olympics

August 15, 2008

China is still first, moving a bit to 22 gold medals. USA grabbed another four gold making a total of 14 golds in second. Germany tops Korea to sit at third with eight gold pieces. Korea slipped to fourth with six gold seven silver, while Italy defeated Australia to take the fifth place, garnering six gold four silver.

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Google Special: Beijing Olympics Day 7

Tiger playing badminton? Looks like a nudge towards Malaysia since Malaysia’s national animal is the Malaya tiger. Best of luck to Lee Chong Wei for the men’s single title!

More on the Beijing Olympics 2008, here.
The official website: here.