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Find Out When the Harry Potter Spinoff Trilogy Will Be in Theaters

15 October 2014 1:27 PM, 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 had gotten a director, and now we know when the movies will be released, thanks to Warner Bros.' announcement this week. 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. »

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Why is Hollywood building so many cinematic universes?

10 October 2014 4:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Marvel to Star Wars and Universal's monsters, Hollywood's become obsessed with universe building. Mark takes a closer look...

It feels weird to open with a spoiler warning for a medical drama from the 1980s, but if you're particularly sensitive to plot details from St. Elsewhere, you might wish to skip to the first sub-heading.

The infamous season finale placed all of the characters and events that had preceded it in the imagination of one of the doctors' autistic sons, Tommy Westphall, who dreamt it all up while staring into a snow globe that contained a replica of the hospital where it all took place. The funny thing is, St. Elsewhere had crossed over with other American TV shows, including Homicide: Life On The Street and Cheers, meaning they also potentially took place in Tommy's imagination.

Extrapolating on an argument advanced by the late, great comics and television writer Dwayne McDuffie, »

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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 »

- ryanlambie

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To Date, Academy Has Had Only 3 Female Presidents; Today, Stronger Female Presence in Board of Governors

4 September 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Women presidents at the Academy: Cheryl Boone Isaacs is only the third one (photo: Angelina Jolie, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Brad Pitt) (See previous post: "Honorary Award Non-Winners: Too Late for Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich.") Wrapping up this four-part "Honorary Oscars Bypass Women" article, let it be noted that in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 85-year history there have been only two women presidents: two-time Oscar-winning actress Bette Davis (for two months in 1941, before the Dangerous and Jezebel star was forced to resign) and screenwriter Fay Kanin (1979-1983), whose best-known screen credit is the 1958 Doris Day-Clark Gable comedy Teacher's Pet. Additionally, following some top-level restructuring in April 2011, the Academy created the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, with the CEO post currently held by a woman, former Film Independent executive director and sometime actress Dawn Hudson. The COO post is held »

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'Harry Potter' Director David Yates May Work His Magic on 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

21 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" may be adding a familiar face to the director's chair.

Variety reports that David Yates, who helmed several "Potter" films, including the two-part "Deathly Hallows," is in serious negotiations to direct "Beasts." So far it seems he's just in contention for the first film in the planned trilogy, based on the titular fictional textbook used by Harry and his friends in the "Potter" books and movies.

According to Variety, there is no production schedule in place just yet for "Beasts," and Yates is currently tied up with filming another flick, "Tarzan," until November. But the trade notes that his existing relationship with studio Warner Bros. -- following his direction of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1," and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - »

- Katie Roberts

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DWTS Pro Derek Hough Is Coming to Nashville

14 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Derek Hough is going country! People has learned that the Dancing with the Stars pro will join ABC's Nashville this season for a multi-episode arc. Hough will play Noah West, a 20-something movie star who will cross paths with the Nashville characters when he's tapped for a leading role in the biopic of a famous country singer. ABC says the role requires Hough to play a "beguiling and disarming" guy. Not so much of a stretch for the 29-year-old hoofer, eh? His episodes are expected to air in October. Earlier this week, ABC announced that Hough will return to the »

- By Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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DWTS Pro Derek Hough Is Coming to Nashville

14 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Derek Hough is going country! People has learned that the Dancing with the Stars pro will join ABC's Nashville this season for a multi-episode arc. Hough will play Noah West, a 20-something movie star who will cross paths with the Nashville characters when he's tapped for a leading role in the biopic of a famous country singer. ABC says the role requires Hough to play a "beguiling and disarming" guy. Not so much of a stretch for the 29-year-old hoofer, eh? His episodes are expected to air in October. Earlier this week, ABC announced that Hough will return to the »

- By Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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Emma Watson Is Real-Life Magic, and Here's Why

8 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

It's been more than a decade since we first laid eyes on Emma Watson in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Since then, though, she's become so much more than just Hermione Granger. We've watched her grow into a beautiful woman who is bursting with talent, glowing with laughter, and who is totally an Ivy League graduate. 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 / Mike Pont »

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Warner Bros. Conjures Up Harry Potter Global Franchise Development Team

30 July 2014 3:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Warner Bros. Entertainment has conjured up the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team, based in both London and Burbank, to “develop and execute a high-level strategic vision for the Harry Potter brand and its ancillary businesses,” Warner Bros. said Wednesday.

The move follows last year’s announcement that the studio had formed an expanded creative partnership with J.K. Rowling. It is a response to the continuing expansion of the Harry Potter franchise.

This includes, among other projects: a new film series in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”; the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter; the recent opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan; the expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida; a suite of Harry Potter digital services, and products including J.K. Rowling’s own initiative, “Pottermore”; and a future Harry Potter stage play, »

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Comic-Con 2014: Goosebumps footage reaction

24 July 2014 6:02 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Sony had a quieter presence at this year's Comic-Con (last year they had Spider-Man and RoboCop stopping by) with a showcase for Pixels and Goosebumps.   It was the latter that dominated the panel. Pixels, which is currently in the middle of shooting in Toronto, had a video message from director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone) promising a new level of ‘ground-breaking’ special effects, to bring 8-bit, pixelated classic arcade characters into the real-world, including Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders and more... ...

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Happy 25th Birthday, Daniel Radcliffe—Check Out the Harry Potter Star's Evolution Through the Years!

23 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Celebrations are in order—Daniel Radcliffe turns the big 2-5 today! The Harry Potter star has grown up quite a bit since he first picked up his wizard wand in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone back in 2001. The sexy Brit is no longer that cute young boy with round glasses. He's now a handsome leading man with an impressive body of work. The hottie is currently busy with a couple movie roles in Frankenstein and Trainwreck, which are both due out in 2015. The multitalented actor has also already performed on Broadway in a couple productions. Remember him shirtless on stage in 2007's Equus? Yes, of course you do! Take a look back at the star's evolution over the years »

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First Look at Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage in Pixels Action Comedy

18 July 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the first photo of Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan and Josh Gad in the upcoming "Pixels" action comedy, which is based on a short film that went viral on YouTube after director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) started spreading word about it. Check out the photo below. In the movie, alien attack earth after they get a look at some old video games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war. Desperate to defend his country, the President (Kevin James) turns to his childhood friends for help. Sandler plays the President's friend, who's a former arcade champion. Dinklage is Sandler's former video game rival. Gad is a conspiracy theory-obsessed genius, and Monaghan is Sandler's love interest who is also a military weapons expert. "Pixels" is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) and is set to hit theaters on May 15th, 2015. Photo: »

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First Look: Adam Sandler & Peter Dinklage's Mullet Arrive in 'Pixels'

18 July 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following the release of a comedy reunion between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler earlier this summer in Blended, we're hoping the latter has something more enticing in store with his video game adventure Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone). To hype the 2015 release, the first photo has arrived online showing Sandler along with Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage suited up like astronauts from Armageddon making a slow-motion hero's stroll through fog. Michelle Monaghan is there too, but the real star is Dinklage's ridiculously gross mullet. Look below! Here's our first look at Chris Columbus' Pixles from EW (via Film Divider): And for those interested, Columbia Pictures will be hosting an Electric Dreams Factory Arcade for all four days of Comic-Con in San Diego, in honor of the forthcoming film. Any interested games who are 13 or older and have a Comic-Con badge »

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Stars run riot in Harry Potter world: 8 magical photos from gala event

2 July 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Harry Potter fans in America may have an awesome new theme park to enjoy, but there's plenty to do over here too, now that the Warner Bros Studio Tour have launched their 'summer screenings'.

Things kicked off last night (Tuesday, July 1) with a VIP showing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which made for some fantastic pictures of celebrities entering the boy wizard's magical world. Here are 8 of the best...

1. Broomstick W*Nkers! Jay from The Inbetweeners, aka James Buckley, with his Nimbus 2000...

2. Jonathan Ross doesn't seem to be having a comfy ride on his Firebolt...

3. Who wants to see Jamelia's golden snitch? (No sniggering at the back)...

4. Idris Elba, taking names in Dumbledore's office...

5. Jonathan Ross and Warwick Davies engage in a battle to the death in Diagon Alley. Expelliarmus, etc...

6. Konnie Huq understandably looks bemused to be in the Hogwarts Great Hall...

7. Jamelia enjoys a cuppa in Dolores Umbridge's office. »

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Why We Never Saw the Late Rik Mayall in a 'Harry Potter' Movie

11 June 2014 6:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, we reported the unfortunate news that beloved British comedian Rik Mayall passed away at the age of 56. While he was better known in the U.K., for roles in The Young Ones, Bottom and Blackadder II, he also developed a cult following on this side of the pond for playing the title role in the 1991 comedy Drop Dead Fred. Yahoo! Movies UK unearthed a 2011 interview with the comedian, where he revealed that he actually landed a role in a massive franchise that would have likely increased is fan base in the U.S., if he would have remained in the movie. The actor/comedian revealed that he landed the role of Peeves, a mischevious ghost, in 2002's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, which he would have likely played throughout the eight-film franchise.

Take a look at what the late comedian had to say about how he »

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Rik Mayall on being cut from the first Harry Potter film

10 June 2014 11:13 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

An unearthed interview, where Rik Mayall talks about filming - and being cut from - Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone...

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The shocking, early death of Rik Mayall earlier this week still feels unreal, as the outpouring of dedications and appreciation for his work these past few days has been testament to.

In the midst of that, Yahoo has unearthed a story about him that isn't widely known: Mayall filmed scenes for Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone, that were cut from the final film. More to the point, he'd talked about his time on the film.

In an interview that's turned up online, Mayall revealed that he'd been cast as Peeves the poltergeist, which should have been a recurring role in the movies. Starting off by saying "the film, with respect ... no, with no respect at all... the film was shit", Mayall said that he took the role without reading the books, »

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Watch a Rare 'Harry Potter' Audition with Its Three Adorable Child Stars

9 June 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  We reached the end of one of cinema's most popular film franchises in 2011, but the Harry Potter universe lives on in J.K. Rowling's ongoing related series (see: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). When plotting the first film in the canon, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the author sought British actors in order to remain faithful to the novels. During auditions, children were given scripts to read and scenes to improvise. After fielding thousands of children, the main roles went to a group of young unknowns: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. While the boys were accepted almost immediately into the project, Watson had to endure over five interviews before she actually got the part. She did, however, impress agents with her...

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Watch a Rare 'Harry Potter' Audition with Its Three Adorable Child Stars

9 June 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

  We reached the end of one of cinema's most popular film franchises in 2011, but the Harry Potter universe lives on in J.K. Rowling's ongoing related series (see: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). When plotting the first film in the canon, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the author sought British actors in order to remain faithful to the novels. During auditions, children were given scripts to read and scenes to improvise. After fielding thousands of children, the main roles went to a group of young unknowns: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. While the boys were accepted almost immediately into the project, Watson had to endure over five interviews before she actually got the part. She did, however, impress agents with her confidence during the...

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Rik Mayall dies

9 June 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Rik Mayall as a neglected imaginary friend in Drop Dead Fred

Rik Mayall, the much loved star of Bottom and The Young Ones who also starred on the big screen in the likes of Drop Dead Fred, Eat The Rich, Shock Treatment and An American Werewolf In London, has died at the age of 56. The cause of death is not yet known.

Mayall, who spent five days in a coma following a quad bike accident in 1998, had sai that as his friends began to dread getting older he was really happy to be alive. After his accident he continued to work, appearing in the likes of Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and Errors Of The Human Body. There had recently been talk of reviving the highly successful Comic Strip team.

He is survived by his wife Barbara and children Rosie, Sidney and Bonnie. »

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Harry Potter movies to be screened at Studio Tour

9 June 2014 3:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Harry Potter fans will be given the chance to watch their favourite films at the series' production home this summer.

Warner Bros Studio Tour London has launched its first ever Harry Potter Summer Screenings event, taking place every Monday and Tuesday from July 7 to August 26.

Visitors will explore the Studio Tour, before watching their chosen film from the Jk Rowling series.

Tickets will cost £45 per adult and £37.50 per child. This will include a Studio Tour ticket, a Butterbeer, a film ticket, snacks, popcorn or sweets, and a soft drink.

Meanwhile, The Making of Harry Potter will reveal how scenes and props were created for the big screen during its first Bludgers and Broomsticks feature. From July 18 to September 1, visitors will learn about the movies' visual effects and get to test green screen technology themselves.

The film dates are as follows:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: July 7 to 8

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets »

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