Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling Sat Down With Barack Obama During President‘s London Visit

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by Charles Bramesco April 26, 2016 @ 8:13 AM
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Not to point fingers, but with president Barack Obama’s number of days left in office gradually ticking down, it’s starting to look like he may just be using the powers of the position to meet all the cool famous people he can before his time’s up. Think about it: under the guise of a roundtable on urban opportunity and racial injustice, Obama summoned a star-studded lineup of hip-hop’s finest to the White House including Chance the Rapper, Pusha T, Rick Ross, Janelle Monáe, Nicki Minaj, Common, and Ludacris, among others just a couple weeks ago. I can speak only for myself, but if I was elected President, that’s the first thing I would do.

New ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Trailer Returns to the Wizarding World

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by ScreenCrush Staff April 10, 2016 @ 9:19 PM
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The upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives in theaters later this year, but with Captain America: Civil War almost here, everyone is scrambling to get...

Prepare for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ With Four New J.K. Rowling Stories

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by Britt Hayes March 7, 2016 @ 7:21 PM
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J.K. Rowling may be done with the Harry Potter book series, but that hasn’t kept the author from indulging in and expanding its magical universe. Between the upcoming play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, there’s no shortage of new Potter-verse materials arriving this year — but Rowling has another surprise for fans, as the author is releasing FOUR new supplementary stories to help prepare you for Fantastic Beasts.

J.K. Rowling Confirms ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Will Be a Trilogy

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 2, 2016 @ 8:39 AM
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It’s been several years since Muggles had any major new Harry Potter content to enjoy, but after a brief dry period, J.K. Rowling’s world of magic is on the verge of a major comeback. (And just in time; I was beginning to regret this lightning bolt tattoo I got on my forehead.) Potter himself returns in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a two-part West End stage play based on a story by Rowling, and the HPCU (that’s “Harry Potter Cinematic Universe,” y’all, c’mon) returns to big screens this fall with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a prequel to the main Potter franchises based on another book by Rowling.

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Play to Become a New ‘Harry Potter’ Book, Sort Of

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by Britt Hayes February 10, 2016 @ 5:40 PM
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set to make its debut on London’s West End this summer, offering a new sequel of sorts in the franchise, but one that will only be performed as a play. However, there’s some good news for all the devoted Harry Potter fans who won’t be able to attend the stage production: the script for the play will be published as a book in July — July 31, to be precise, which just happens to be one Mr. Potter’s birthday.

‘Harry Potter’ Author J.K. Rowling Reveals the Secret She Told Alan Rickman About Snape

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by Britt Hayes January 18, 2016 @ 4:07 PM
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In case you needed a bit of a cry today, J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter to share the one little piece of secret information she shared with the late, great actor Alan Rickman to help him better portray Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films. As Rickman previously revealed a few years back, Rowling gave him a piece of advice to help him better understand the complexities of his character, who is far more than the shrewd, dodgy potions master he first appears to be.

Remembering Alan Rickman in 6 Classic Roles

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by Charles Bramesco January 14, 2016 @ 12:31 PM
This morning’s big Oscar nominations announcement had to contend with an even more major and affecting piece of breaking news. A few days after David Bowie passed into the next dimension, cancer has taken another sixty-nine-year-old Brit from us: esteemed actor Alan Rickman. Flip to the word “arch” in the newest editions of the Oxford Goes To Hollywood dictionary, and there you’ll find a photo of Rickman, single eyebrow raised, his tone of dour bemusement audible even from the printed page. The man gained the most international recognition from a choice role in a certain franchise about a boy wizard, but he was an actor of boundless versatility who gifted audiences plenty of fond moviegoing memories.