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The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol

Robert Langdon goes for another roller-coaster ride -- this time in a hunt for a Masonic treasure in Washington, D.C. -- in Dan Brown's follow-up to 'The Da Vinci Code.'


Box Office Guru Preview: Hanks Returns to Save Vatican

Only one new film ventures into wide release as Tom Hanks steps back into the role of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon for the conspiracy thriller Angels & Demons. A sequel to the 2006 smash The Da Vinci Code, Angels reunites Hanks with director Ron Howard for the fourth time. Both films were based on the best-selling novels of Dan Brown. In the new installment, Langdon is called to the Vatican to help stop a secret society from killing the top Cardinals of the Catholic Church following the death of the Pope. Code was a global smash opening three years ago...


Critics Consensus: Angels & Demons Isn't Quite Heavenly

Critics Consensus: Angels & Demons Isn't Quite Heavenly

This week at the movies, Robert Langdon is back on the case, investigating shadowy machinations around the Catholic Church in Angels & Demons, starring Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor. What do the critics have to say? The Da Vinci Code was a worldwide phenomenon; adapted from Dan Brown's bestseller, it raked in box office receipts despite widespread critical derision (and the threat of boycotts from Catholic groups). The good news is that critics find the follow-up, Angels & Demons, to be tighter and more exciting; the bad news is that their reaction is still pretty tepid.


New Dan Brown novel coming in September

At last, a new Dan Brown novel is coming.Six years after the release of his mega-selling "The Da Vinci Code," the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced that Brown's "The Lost Symbol," a thriller set during a 12-hour period and featuring "Da Vinci Code" symbolist Robert Langdon, will come out in September."This novel has been a strange and wonderful journey," Brown said in a statement issued Monday by his publisher. "Weaving five years of research into the story's twelve-hour time frame was an exhilarating challenge.


Columbia to make another Dan Brown - Robert Langdon flick... THE LOST SYMBOL...

Columbia to make another Dan Brown - Robert Langdon flick...  THE LOST SYMBOL...

Hey folks, Harry here with the news that's becoming part of a standard studio release policy for big summer films. Not too long ago we heard that FOX was commencing work on a script for the next WOLVERINE film. Then PARAMOUNT announced that the writers were hitting the typing machines to hammer out the next STAR TREK adventure. And today, Variety announced that the studio has secured the rights and has begun work on adapting the yet to be released 3rd Langdon adventure/mystery novel following after DA VINCI CODE and ANGELS & DEMONS. The novel will his mid-September.


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