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Head Back to Hogwarts With These ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff November 16, 2016 @ 10:10 AM
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third movie in the beloved magical franchise, but in many ways, it was a film of firsts. It was the first Potter not directed by Chris Columbus (Alfonso Cuaron served as his replacement) and it was also the first Potter released in IMAX. Those are just a couple of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ Is the Weird Outlier of the ‘Harry Potter’ Franchise

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by Erin Whitney October 21, 2016 @ 2:33 PM
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Leading up to the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on November 16, we’re looking back on the series and rewatching one movie each week to see how they hold up.

Alfonso Cuaron Would Like to Direct a Chinese Film

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by Charles Bramesco March 25, 2016 @ 1:32 PM
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Alfonso Cuarón has taken note of the tides shifting in China’s direction, and he made that much clear with a surprising statement backstage at the inaugural China-U.S. Motion Picture Summit last night. The Hollywood Reporter quotes the Academy Award-winning director of such films as Gravity, Children of Men, and Y Tu Mama Tambien as expressing a desire to shoot a film in Chinese.

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the Last 25 Years

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 2, 2015 @ 9:20 AM
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This week sees the release of ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ the latest sci-fi adventure from Andy and Lana Wachowski. And while in all likelihood ‘Jupiter Ascending’ will not go down in history as one of the great works of its genre, the occasion of a new sci-fi epic from two of the modern masters of the form seemed like a good time to assess and celebrate the recent highlights of science fiction cinema, which has taken audiences from the furthest reaches of the cosmos to the deepest recesses of the human mind.

‘Gravity’ Lawsuit is a Victory for Warner Bros., For Now

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by Britt Hayes February 1, 2015 @ 9:32 AM
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You may not be aware of this, but Warner Bros. has been involved in a lawsuit over the screenplay to Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Gravity,’ one of the biggest films of 2013. The film, which took home seven Academy Awards including Best Director for Cuaron, was based on a book by Tess Gerritsen, and although the author had a contract with WB subsidiary New Line, she was never given credit for her story. In a recent lawsuit, a judge dismissed her case against WB, but that isn’t the end of Gerritsen’s fight—a fight which serves to highlight a serious issue for screenwriters.

'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Will Not Be Directed by Alfonso Cuaron

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by Britt Hayes May 26, 2014 @ 12:02 PM
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Well this is kind of disappointing: for fans who were excited to see director Alfonso Cuaron return to the 'Harry Potter' universe to direct the spinoff film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' you're out of luck. Turns out that the director will not be returning to the wonderful world of J.K. Rowling after all.