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James Newton Howard has a long list of composing credits to his name including “The Hunger Games” franchise, “The Dark Knight,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “Maleficent,” and many others. His latest is the spellbinding score for “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them,” which you can listen to below.
Recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, the Academy Award-nominated composer worked with an orchestra of 97 musicians to create the magical sounds of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. The soundtrack features 17 songs, with the deluxe version including nine additional tracks. The album is also available for purchase on vinyl.
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“You hear the main theme song of the movie »
- Liz Calvario
Fantastic Beasts review: A decent, dazzling franchise debut of a new story set in a very familiar world.
Fantastic Beasts review, Paul Heath.
Fantastic Beasts review
It has been five years since Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry Potter took a bow in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, his final big-screen adventure, before hanging up his wand and spectacles for good. Pottermania is ever present however judging from the queues outside the theatre on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue which houses ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child‘ to packed audiences each and every single day. J.K. Rowling has said that the play will defnitely not head to the screen as she is very much concentrating on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, a planned, five-film long series, the first of which opens this week across the planet.
A not directly-linked prequel, but one which habits the same universe as Harry Potter, »
- Paul Heath
This review is spoiler-free.
From the familiar warm tingles of John Williams’ theme, to a wonderfully cinematic filling in of backstory through magical newspapers, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’s opening isn’t shy about its Harry Potter roots. Nor should it be. Bringing back together director David Yates (who helmed the final four Potter films), producer David Heyman and author J K Rowling – this time as a debut screenwriter – it’s a tantalising reunion, a platform for a quintet of films set some 70 years before the Harry Potter stories we already know.
The setting this time is 1926 New York, brought lavishly to life with the skill and production design integral to this particular cinematic world (the sheer craft is quite incredible). Within ten minutes, I found myself settled back, »
We’re bringing you updates from the big Warner Bros. panel from Hall H at Comic-Con! Stick with us here for updates on the two-hour presentation that features stars and footage from Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, The Lego Batman Movie and more. [11:44 a.m.] After a sizzle reel of previously-seen footage, Conan O'Brien is introing the panel! [11:47 a.m.] Director David Ayer on Suicide Squad: "I believe even the worst of us are capable of the greatest good." [11:48 a.m.] Director Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman: "It feels like the best time to make this movie." [11:51 a.m.] Director James Wan, super stoked to be in Hall H for the first time: "I mean, f--ing Aquaman!" O'Brien: "James, there will be no swearing here. It's mostly children here." Crowd chuckles. [11:53 a.m.] Ben Affleck snaps a few photos of the Hall H crowd on his phone. He says he wants to capture the moment cause "It's just not gonna happen again, »
- Emily Rome
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