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Emma Watson turns 24 today and it's been more than a decade since we first laid eyes on her in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Since then, she's become so much more than just Hermione Granger. We've watched her grow into a beautiful woman who is bursting with talent and glowing with laughter. She might have ejected herself from the wizarding world, but there's only one word that perfectly captures Emma: magic. Keep scrolling to explore all the majestic facets of Emma's personality! Source: Getty View Slideshow › »
- Ryan Roschke
The Goonies sequel is finally happening! The 1985 cult classic is being revived by the film's director, Richard Donner, who tells TMZ, "We're doing a sequel." The kids' adventure film, which was scripted by Chris Columbus (prior to his successes with Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and The Help, among others), featured Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Jeff Cohen and Martha Plimpton on a quest to find a pirate treasure. When asked which original cast members would be coming back for Goonies 2, Donner replied, "Hopefully all of them. »
- K.C. Blumm
J.K. Rowling is returning to the wizarding world, and not just for one movie. The bestselling author's new project, based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will be a trilogy. 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." So, for us fans, let's talk about how familiar we already are. »
- Shannon Vestal
Back in 2001, J.K. Rowling wrote a Harry Potter spinoff book called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It was published between the fourth and fifth book in the Potter series.
The book is a reproduction of a textbook owned by Harry Potter and was mentioned in the first Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The textbook was written by magizoologist Newt Scamander, a fictional character in the Potter series. For those of you who don't know, Magizoology is the study of magical creatures. According to the article, "three megamovies" are being planned, and the main character will be Scamander. Rowling had this to say about the project coming together.
“When I say he made Fantastic Beasts happen, »
- Joey Paur
The Harry Potter Wizard's Collection, released in 2012, sold more than 30,000 sets at $499.99 Srp and is now completely sold out. To continue offering fans access to the most successful film franchise in history, a new collection will be available April 29 -- the Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection. The collectible box set is sure to please fans who want the world of Harry Potter conveniently available in one place. Included in this set are all eight Harry Potter films, plus a whopping 45+ hours of previously released bonus material that contains the complete eight-part documentary series, "Creating the World of Harry Potter."
The Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection will be offered at the new lower price of $249.99 Srp.
Films Included in this Collection - All on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet*
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Theatrical Version on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraViolet and Extended Cut on Blu-rayHarry Potter »
Way back in 2010, Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison production banner picked up the short film Pixels in order to adapt it into a big screen adventure focusing on a slew of 1980s video game characters like Space Invaders attacking New York City, leaving four champion arcade gamers are called back into action to save the world. At one time, Seth Gordon was eyeing the project as a directing gig with Sandler in the lead, but as we learned last summer, it will be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Home Alone director Chris Columbus at the helm. Now we have word on two cast members who will be joining Sandler. If you need a refresher, here's the original, cool short film Pixels from Patrick Jean: Columbia Pictures is behind the film with a script from Sandler collaborator Tim Herlihy (Bedtime Stories, Big Daddy) and rewritten by Timothy Dowling (Role Models, »
- Ethan Anderton
Amazon has two great deals going on right now for a couple of impressive Blu-ray collections. The first is the Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection, which also includes Skyfall along with over 120 hours of extras, including "World of Bond", "Being Bond", "Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style" and "Skyfall Videoblogs" for only $119.99, which is 60% off the $300 list price. This week's deal also includes three HD digital copies of past Bond movies. If you're interested, click here to buy it. Next is the Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection, which includes the following 50 titles along with Ultraviolet digital copies of each with the * noting Best Picture winners. Grand Hotel* (1932) Mutiny on the Bounty* (1935) Wizard of Oz (1939) Gone with The Wind* (1939) Maltese Falcon, The (1941) Mrs. Miniver* (1942) Casablanca* (1942) Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) American in Paris, An* (1951) Singin' in the Rain (1952) Gigi* (1958) North By Northwest (1959) Ben-Hur »
- Brad Brevet
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