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15 Young Adult Novels Turned Into Movies

22 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Maze Runner will finally hit theaters this Friday, September 19th.

Published in October 2009 and based upon the first book in a bestselling series by James Dashner, the novel became a New York Times Best Seller and captured the imaginations of readers around the world. Fans have described it as a combination of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and the legendary television series Lost.

Books to film – especially young adult adaptations – are big bucks at the box office. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga franchises have collectively grossed more than $5 billion at the worldwide box office, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the 10th highest-grossing film of all time.

Over the weekend, Variety reported:

The 20th Century Fox release racked up a strong $8.3 million across five markets last weekend, with debuts that compared favorably to another young adult hit, “Divergent.” “The Maze Runner” is »

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Is J.K. Rowling Giving Us Major Clues About Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them?

12 September 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As the anticipated adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is based on a textbook, penned by the fictional Newt Scamander, Harry Potter fans only have a limited amount of information to go on as it relates to the plot of this feature trilogy. We know it begins in the 1920s, which is when Newt was researching Magical Beasts for the book he would go on to publish. Beyond that, few details about the plot have been revealed, however we're starting to think that J.K. Rowling may be subtly sharing hints about the film, or at the very least, information that could relate to characters or plot aspects of the movie, for which she's penning the screenplay. At the very least, we're going to do some serious theorizing here. Rowling is known to drop clues and bits of set-up for characters and arcs that would be further »

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Geeky antiques from the past 35 years

10 September 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From action figures and games to books and comics, we take a look at a few geeky antiques from the past decades...

In August, eBay revealed that a near-mint copy of Action Comics issue one - famously, the first time Superman made an appearance in print - had sold for an eye-watering $3.2m. One of only 50 copies said to still exist, the comic’s sale price is reportedly the highest yet - it far outstrips the $2.16m another copy sold for in 2011.

Now, it’s extremely unlikely that any of us are going to find our own copy of Action Comics issue one in our loft or in a box in the back of the cupboard, but given that most geeks usually collect one kind of object or another - whether it be comics, games, toys, posters or other treasured items - there’s still a possibility that one or »

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Celebrity Squares is back: Warwick Davis's 9 things to know

10 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Celebrity Squares is one of those classic game shows - so we were very excited to hear it was coming back with Warwick Davis as the host! The show starts tonight (September 10), but we couldn't wait that long, so we snuck into the studios in London for a little look at the (very fancy) set. While we were down there, we grabbed Warwick in between filming two episodes and he told us what we need to know about the return of Celebrity Squares...

1. It's not just as simple as noughts and crosses.

"It's quite an exciting and fun game with the blocking... It does get quite intense. There's a lot of money to play for, mystery squares with prizes in. Our final game involves listing things associated with something that celebrity is associated with, so we just had a round with Lucy Pargeter, and the contestant had to name contestants »

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Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling Fires Back at Fan Upset That Dumbledore Is Gay—See Her Response!

8 September 2014 3:14 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Don't mess with the creative mind behind Harry Potter! Bestselling author J.K. Rowling always appreciates feedback from fans. But one reader rubbed the 49-year-old the wrong way when he attempted to attack her for making Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore gay. "Once u revealed Dumbledore was homosexual I stopped being a fan," Frank Fraticelli wrote on Twitter. "Nice how u blindsided us with that one. Enjoy your billion $." His account has since been deleted. Rowling responded intelligently telling the reader, "I advise you to start following Brian Souter at once. He's much more your kind of person." According to reports, Souter recently financed a campaign to »

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Jk Rowlings Disses 'Harry Potter' Fan Mad That Dumbledore Is Gay

8 September 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Years later, Rowling is still defending Dumbledore and her choice to make him gay.

Dumbledore is here. Dumbledore is queer. And you better get used to it! Or get angrily tweeted at by Jk Rowling!

Let’s back up a minute: Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter world (played by Richard Harris then Michael Gambon in the movies), actually isn’t here anymore: For one, the series is over. For two, he’s dead. If that spoiled you, well, you had almost a decade to read that book.

And while Dumbledore was never explicitly revealed as gay within the novels (he never paid a visit to the gay bar in Hogsmeade or led a protest against whatever the Prop 8 of the wizard world was), Rowling told fans at a Carnegie Hall reading, “I always thought of Dumbledore as gay.”

When the crowd erupted in applause, Rowling continued, “If I’d known »

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J.K. Rowling Puts Homophobic Critic In His Place

7 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

J.K. Rowling offered a quick-witted retort to a critic who questioned her decision to make Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore a gay man in the seven-book Harry Potter series.

J.K. Rowling Defends Dumbledore In Twitter Row

On Twitter, Rowling encountered a tweet from someone who no longer could enjoy her bestselling Harry Potter series upon finding out that Rowling had imagined Dumbledore to be gay, reported The Independent. In response to the thingly-veiled bigotry, Rowling offered him a Twitter follower suggestion.

"Once u revealed Dumbledore was homosexual I stopped being a fan,” wrote Twitter user Frank Fraticelli. “Nice how u blindsided us with that one. Enjoy your billion $."

Rowling fired back at Fraticelli, “I advise you to start following Brain Souter at once. He’s much more your kind of person.” Incidentally, the wealthy Souter financed a campaign in the U.K. to keep a ban in place that concerns teaching acceptance of homosexuality in schools. »

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J.K. Rowling Fires Back at Dumbledore's Homophobic Critic

7 September 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When you're the richest author in the world - let alone, a human being - and your main character has magical powers, then why tolerate empty criticism? Or, for that matter, bigotry? Which was exactly what Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling did not tolerate this weekend when a posting on Twitter attempted to attack her for making Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore gay. Wrote one Frank Fraticelli - who has since locked his account - in a message addressed to Rowling: "once u revealed Dumbledore was homosexual I stopped being a fan. Nice how u blindsided us with that one. Enjoy »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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J.K. Rowling Fires Back at Critic of Dumbedore's Being Gay

7 September 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When you're the richest author in the world - let alone, a human being - and your main character has magical powers, then why tolerate empty criticism? Or, for that matter, bigotry? Which was exactly what Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling did not tolerate this weekend when a posting on Twitter attempted to attack her for making Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore gay. Wrote one Frank Fraticelli - who has since locked his account - in a message addressed to Rowling: "once u revealed Dumbledore was homosexual I stopped being a fan. Nice how u blindsided us with that one. Enjoy »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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Jk Rowling responds to ex-fan's Albus Dumbledore sexuality criticism

6 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jk Rowling has hit back at a Twitter user who criticised her for confirming that Albus Dumbledore was gay.

The Harry Potter author had taken on numerous critics of her support for Scotland's 'Better Together' campaign, when a user responded to a tweet that she had originally posted back in May.

Rowling had acknowledged the most recent anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, writing that she had "hated killing off" characters in the final book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The message prompted one Twitter user to respond today (September 6): "Once u revealed Dumbledore was homosexual I stopped being a fan. Nice how u blindsided us with that one. Enjoy your billion $ (sic)."

@halfelven55ff I advise you to start following Brian Souter at once. He's much more your kind of person.

J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 6, 2014

Taking issue with the message, Rowling replied by writing: "I advise »

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 8 - HitFix Picks

27 August 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] And then there were only two. Day 8 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon takes us from "The Regina Monologues" to "The Italian Bob," or from early in Season 15 through to early in Season 17.  Honestly, I think that some of these are mighty funny installments for a show that went past its 350th episode in this period, but there's no question that a fair amount of repetitiveness had set in here and an impressive number of plots feel either cribbed from earlier shows, or at least siblings to earlier plots. I mean... Homer gets an Rv again! Sideshow Bob tries to kill Bart a couple times! The Simpsons go to... Italy and England and China! Perhaps that's why we're now just down to me and Sepinwall and Katie Hasty giving recommendations. But don't worry, we offered five up good episodes and I added two episodes that you can skip, though I »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall and Katie Hasty

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10 Craziest Things That Have Been Made Into Movies

27 August 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Films have been made out of the strangest of things. Novels, short stories, folklore, dreams and even other movies have all been twisted to work magic on screen. Heck, four of the ten highest grossing films of the year are based on superhero comic books. Isn’t that alone a bit ridiculous?

Come awards season we’re inundated with movies based on true events – a real tragedy seems to grab the Academy’s attention more than something envisioned by a talented film-makers – but for the rest of the year cinematic inspiration can come from very unexpected sources. And why not? When there’s a talented person behind the camera ridiculous ideas can become something masterful.

There is a line, of course. Every now and then we’ll learn of a new movie coming out based on a totally bizarre idea you can’t help but think it’s a poorly timed April fools joke. »

- Alex Leadbeater

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21 Images That Will Disturb Harry Potter Fans

27 August 2014 6:12 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With over 450 million book copies sold and seven film adaptations that have become the highest grossing film series of all time, Harry Potter is something of a big deal. The idea of a secret world of wizardry and witchcraft going on amongst our ‘muggle’ world captured the imaginations of children and adults everywhere, with the franchise’s estimated value at over $15 billion.

As is to be expected with such a large franchise, Harry Potter has an incredibly large number of fans of all ages. With such a fan base has come some bizarre creations and offbeat observations regarding the beloved series – often at the expense of Harry Potter and co.

We’ve scoured the internet for 21 images that are sure to disturb anyone that’s a fan of J.K. Rowling’s seminal series. Or at least make you laugh, anyway. With creepy gifs, terrifying photoshops and hilarious face swaps, »

- Tom Butler

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Harry Potter: 10 Changes From The Books That Ruined The Movies

27 August 2014 3:54 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With seven best-selling books and eight movies so successful they have the highest box office gross of any franchise in the history of cinema, Harry Potter stands as one of the biggest media series of all time. And, with author J.K. Rowling continuing to publish short stories expanding on the world and a spin-off, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, due to hit screens in 2016, it’s fair to say it’s not over yet.

From a purely cinematic perspective, however, the series is certainly one that’s greater than the sum of its parts, the inconsistencies and dull moments of individual films overshadowed by the ultimate grand scope and joy of seeing a trio grow from wide-eyed eleven year olds to full grown adults. One of the biggest strengths is the source; Rowling is an incredibly competent storyteller and world-builder, meaning an adaptation of her work will, »

- Alex Leadbeater

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11 late-period 'Simpsons' episodes you should watch this week

26 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

When the “Every Simpsons Ever” mega-marathon of The Simpsons began last Thursday on Fxx, it renewed interest in a show that will go down as one of the all-time greats—but has nevertheless been struggling commercially and creatively for awhile at this point. The show’s unimpeachable heyday in the ’90s is rightfully heralded, and as the marathon got going, it was those episodes that created the most excitement. Sure, they’ve been out on DVD for some time, but rebroadcasting them in order emphasized how great the show was at its peak.

Precisely when The Simpsons began to descend »

- Kyle Ryan

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'Harry Potter' Director Returns For Spin-Off

26 August 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | AirlockAlpha.com | See recent Airlock Alpha news »

David Yates is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them," according to Variety. Yates previously directed "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and both parts of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Based on the 2001 in-fiction textbook by author J.K. Rowling, "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them" will be set in New York, 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter series. It will focus on magical creatures and feature magizoologist Newt Scamander as a protagonist. The role has yet to be cast. Having authored the original textbook and all seven books in the Harry Potter series, Rowling is also writing the screenplay for "Fantastic Beasts & Where »

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18 Wonderful Harry Potter Pick Up Lines Every Muggle Should Try

23 August 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Harry Potter: it is the saga that has dominated for over a decade and defined a generation. Millions everywhere have been captivated by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, and many long to be a part of the magic: kids dream of getting their Hogwarts letters, teenagers whisper the word “Always” like it’s a sacred oath, and adults can only wish that they could solve their every problem with the swish of a wand.

Unfortunately, not everyone is a wizard. It’s not possible to simply cast a charm to clean your room, use a Time Turner to get every little thing done or, sadly, brew up love potions to help out in the realm of romance.

What you Can do to boost your love life however, is flirt. And what better way is there to flirt than the ultimate method of attraction: the chat-up line? After all, »

- Maddi Lewis

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Fantastic Beasts Movie News: Harry Potter’s David Yates Being Courted to Direct

22 August 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

There's movement brewing in the cinematic world of Harry Potter as the first of several hopeful spin-off films, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, may have found a familiar face to helm its first adventure.

A report at Hollywood Reporter suggests that Warner Brothers is in the process of courting David Yates to direct Fantastic Beasts. It is the first Harry Potter spin-off that Warner Bros. is developing with J.K. Rowling following the end of eight hugely successful Potter adaptations for the big screen. Rowling is currently working on writing the screenplay.

Yates is no stranger to the on-screen Potterverse having directed four of the eight Harry Potter films. They included Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I and Part II.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set 70 years prior to the events of Harry Potter. »

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Someone From the Harry Potter Franchise Has Signed On For the Spinoff

22 August 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

We last heard that J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, would be a trilogy, and this week we learned that someone from the Harry Potter movies has officially signed on. The title refers to a book in the Harry Potter universe (which was published in the real world in 2001), and in the movies, we'll get the story of Newt Scamander, the book's fictional author, and his life in New York 70 years before Potter's time. Though Rowling said that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to Harry Potter's story, she confirmed that the new series is an "extension of the wizarding world" - and that "the laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films." The movie news is starting to roll in, »

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Which Longtime 'Harry Potter' Director Returns for 'Fantastic Beasts'?

22 August 2014 7:43 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

David Yates has spent pretty much his entire feature-film directing career in the world of Harry Potter. He joined the franchise in 2007 with Order of the Phoenix and directed the next four movies, wrapping up with Deathly Hallows: Part 2. So it's safe to say the man loves the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter. And now he's going back to it. THR has just revealed that Yates is in negotiations to direct the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, due in theaters on November 18, 2016. This will be the first Potter-related screenplay that's actually written by creator J.K. Rowling. It takes place some 70 years prior to Voldemort failing to murder a young boy, leaving him with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead. It follows the...

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