J.K. Rowling

Our ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Spoiler Review Is a Suitcase Full Of Spoilers

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by ScreenCrush Staff November 18, 2016 @ 9:35 AM
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J.K. Rowling‘s wizarding world has finally returned. Now that you’ve seen the new Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and read our spoiler-free review, it’s time discuss all the spoilers, criticisms, and theories for what’s next in the five-film franchise. Take out your wands, fill up a nice cold mug of Butterbeer, and get ready to go back in time to the 1920s.

How Well Does a Casual ‘Harry Potter’ Viewer Know the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies?

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by Erin Whitney November 17, 2016 @ 1:55 PM
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Fifteen years ago this week we met a little boy with glasses and a lightening bolt scar on his forehead. He went to a magical school, learned how to fly, made some friends, made some enemies, and went on to defeat one of the worst movie villains of all time. You probably know that his name is Harry Potter, but how well do you know the Harry Potter movies?

The Secret Connection Between ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and ‘Harry Potter’

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by Erin Whitney November 17, 2016 @ 9:49 AM
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens this week, but is the Harry Potter spinoff enough to kick off a brand new franchise? Will J.K. Rowling’s new movie connect to the Potter book series? ScreenCrush has new fan theories that could tie everything together. You might want to sit down for this.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Review: An Inventive Return to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

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by Erin Whitney November 12, 2016 @ 8:30 PM
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How do you make a successful Harry Potter prequel without Harry Potter? J.K. Rowling’s new spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, travels back nearly 70 years to 1926 before the events of the first Potter movie to tell a whole new story in a new setting with (almost) all new characters. Reviving the magical universe from the second biggest franchise of all time is a pretty risky move, but Fantastic Beasts does a good job of blending the familiar with the new.

‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ Is When the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies Started Growing Up

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by Erin Whitney October 28, 2016 @ 12:53 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.

We Saw the First 10 Minutes of ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ A Dark Mix of the Familiar and the New

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by Erin Whitney October 13, 2016 @ 6:35 PM
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Thursday brought some big news for Harry Potter fans, namely that a five new movies are on the way. During a Global Fan Event for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ J.K. Rowling announced that the Harry Potter prequel spinoff will be followed by four sequels, and that she’s already completed the script for the second film. The event featured a live-streamed panel with the movie’s cast, then afterwards showed the audience an exclusive sneak peek of the new movie.