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It's King Kong versus Wolverine this weekend as Kong: Skull Island serves as the weekend's lone new wide release. Not only is Skull Island hoping to top the weekend box office as it could be looking at a neck-and-neck finish with last weekend's champ, but it hopes to join the ranks of recent hits such as Jordan Peele's low budget horror breakout Get Out and last weekend's $88.4 million debut of Logan, the fourth largest R-rated opening of all-time, as the box office has seen its share of star performers as of late. Debuting in 3,846 theaters, Warner Bros. and Legendary's Kong: Skull Island is the second feature in the planned universe of films following 2014's Godzilla. Expected to follow Skull Island is the release of Godzilla 2, slated for 2019, and a Godzilla vs. Kong monster mash-up in 2020. Of course, first things first. 2014's Godzilla opened with a massive $93.1 million and went »
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Scholastic has been rebooting the Harry Potter book (so to speak) with illustrated editions, and the latest one deserves a spot on your wall. Jim Kay is doing the art, and so far we've loved both the new Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and the version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Now we've gotten a peek at the third installment, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which hits shelves on Oct. 3. Every square centimeter of this cover is thoughtfully crafted, from the destination sign - "Anywhere & Everywhere (Except Underwater)" - to Harry jumping out of harm's way in the bottom right corner. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Soon, fans will be able to revisit J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world when Pottermore’s highly anticipated audiobook, the Hogwarts library book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, becomes available on Audible on March 14. And Et has an exclusive first peek -- or listen, rather -- at Eddie Redmayne’s delightful narration.
In the clip above, Redmayne, who played Newt Scamander in David Yates’ 2016 film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts, reads the passage about basilisks, giant serpents that can instantly kill anyone who looks into their eyes, which first appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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“Before I was cast in the film, David Yates told me about Newt and this textbook. I found it so funny and so enchanting and really wittily written. But it wasn’t until I started reading it out loud for the audiobook that I realized how tricky and poetic »
Blu-ray.com is reporting that March 28th will see the release 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 – Part 2, with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire following later in 2017.
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Each Combo Pack will cost $44.95 and features a 4K Hdr Ultra HD Blu-ray version of the film, complete with DTS:x audio, along with a Blu-ray disc and Digital HD versions. The special features will be available in HD, and are the same »
- Gary Collinson
Burbank, CA, January 27, 2016 – Immerse yourself in the wizarding world when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes us to a new era of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter and half a world away. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl) stars in the central role of Magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina, Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob, Alison Sudol (Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie, Ezra Miller (Trainwreck, Justice League) as Credence, two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, »
- ComicMix Staff
The Wizarding World is coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in a big way this year with today's announcement that all eight Harry Potter films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint will be getting the 4K Blu-ray treatment.
Warner Bros. is releasing the Harry Potter 4K Blu-rays in two separate waves. The first wave drops March 28th and includes 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 – Part 2.
Wave 2 is scheduled for an unannounced release date later this year and includes Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
You might be wondering why the last four films are coming before the first four. The best we »
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.
Three Spielberg pictures screen this weekend, while Rohmer is highlighted with Pauline at the Beach and Full Moon in Paris on Friday.
A Rocky-Creed mini-series run on Friday and Saturday.
The Rules of the Game shows this Sunday.
- Nick Newman
Sideshow Collectibles and Star Ace Toys have revealed the upcoming sixth scale Dobby figure from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The House-elf collectible stands at just under six inches tall and is available to pre-order now, priced at $89.99; take a look at the promotional images here…
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One of the most heart-breaking characters in the Harry Potter series is the ever loyal house-elf, Dobby. His misguided attempts to protect Harry make him one of the most endearing of all the magical creatures in the series. This sixth scale figure of Dobby from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets features the house elf in his signature pillow case clothing and includes interchangeable arms for different poses. He comes with a magic flash, his freedom sock, Tom Riddle’s diary and the basilisk tooth that killed it, as well as Bellatrix’s dagger. »
- Amie Cranswick
With every new year brings a new beginning, a chance to wipe the slate clean and set some new goals to accomplish. Each year also brings new anniversaries and milestones that are passed with each coming day, and as we look forward to see what 2017 may have to offer, this year marks a very important milestone in the Harry Potter franchise, albeit one that may not be readily identifiable. While it isn't stated or confirmed anywhere in the Harry Potter books or movies, a deep dive into the franchise reveals that 2017 is the year that Harry Potter's son Albus first starts at Hogwarts.
The epilogue of J.K. Rowling's final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and the finale movie of the same name, features an adult Harry Potter, Hermione and Ron Weasley as they all take their children to Platform 9 3/4, as Harry's middle son Albus heads off »
9 items from 2017
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