Harry Potter

‘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.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Tells You Where to Find the Trailer

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by Britt Hayes December 10, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
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As far as these “teaser for the teaser trailer” things go, the “announcement trailer” for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a welcome change of pace. Featuring absolutely zero footage and with no hint of smug indulgence, this simple but elegant tease from Warner Bros. has us more excited about the first trailer for the upcoming film than one of those typical, obnoxious teaser-for-the-teaser-for-the-trailer videos would. Good job, WB.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Will Be Most Like ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’

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by Britt Hayes November 20, 2015 @ 7:28 PM
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Although Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes place in the Harry Potter universe (and is a prequel of sorts) and boasts franchise vet David Yates as director, it’s still not clear exactly how much the new film will look or feel like the cinematic world of Harry Potter. According to producer David Heyman, Fantastic Beasts will indeed evoke the Harry potter films — or at least one of them specifically, anyway.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Reveals Magical Plot and Character Details

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by Britt Hayes November 5, 2015 @ 5:45 PM
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We got our first look at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them just yesterday, offering a sneak peek at Eddie Redmayne’s magizoologist Newt Scamander, along with a few of his pals. While the Harry Potter spinoff is based on the fictional textbook featured in both the book and film series, very little has been said of the plot of Fantastic Beasts. Today brings some plot details as well as a full rundown of the new characters we’ll be meeting next fall.

‘Fantastic Beasts’ First Look: See Oscar-Winner Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander

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by Charles Bramesco November 4, 2015 @ 9:02 AM
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Eddie Redmayne graces the new Entertainment Weekly cover as Newt Scamander, a preeminent “magizoologist” (hello, new dream job) who travels to New York in 1926 to visit the pictured Magical Congress of the United States of America. The States’ response to the Ministry of Magic, the art deco-influenced building resides inside the Woolworth’s building.