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Pack Your Trunks, Muggles - You Can Now Take a Harry Potter Cruise!

Ever dreamed of being chauffeured in style from one Harry Potter-inspired landmark to the next? There are countless Harry Potter travel destinations we have on our bucket lists, and now fans can knock out several with just one trip down the River Thames. Traveling by land is for Muggles; floating down a river is much more magical. RelatedGet Your Wands at the Ready, Because a Harry Potter Exhibit Is on Its Way Barge Lady Cruises is offering a special itinerary for guests called the Harry Potter Magic Cruise, which allows up to eight guests a chance to spend seven days making stops that fit the theme along the way. The river cruise starts and finishes in London, and travelers can expect to experience places that they'll recognize from the movies. Some of the stops include: Virginia Water: where Harry first meets Buckbeak the hippogriff in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
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HBO Teases Harry Potter: The Entire Adventure With New Trailer

Take heed, Potterheads: For the very first time, all eight Harry Potter films will be available to stream on the same platform (HBO), starting in January.

That’s right, the house of Westworld and Game of Thrones is kicking off the new year with the definitive Potter movie marathon, spanning Sorcerer’s Stone to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

It all begins with the former on January 2nd, with a new instalment set to air each day at 8 pm Et/Pt right up until the advent of Fantastic Beasts on Wednesday, January 10th, which is rather fitting given how 2018 will also herald David Yates’ magical sequel – one which primarily takes place in the city of Paris, from what we understand.

All nine movies will also be available to stream instantaneously via HBO On Demand, HBO Now and HBO Go, so there’s perhaps no better time to sign
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Why Jude Law Was Cast as Young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2

Why Jude Law Was Cast as Young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2
Yesterday was a big day for fans of the Harry Potter franchise, with Warner Bros. revealing that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 will now be entitled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The studio also revealed a new cast photo featuring our first look at Young Dumbledore. With production still under way on this magical sequel, producer David Heyman recently shed some light on the casting in a new interview.

Jude Law was cast as Dumbledore back in April, but the full cast photo released yesterday offered our first glimpse at the future Hogwarts headmaster. Jude Law was quite the surprising pick for many fans, although many warmed to his casting after the first photo debuted, even though he may not have been the most conventional choice to play the iconic wizard. Producer David Heyman revealed in a new interview that Jude Law was cast because he possesses
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Harry Potter 8-Film Collection 4K Ultra HD box set arriving this month

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced today that all eight films in the popular and acclaimed Harry Potter series – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 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 – will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a collector’s edition box set on November 27th.

The eight films will be available for the first time in 4K Hdr as a set, and feature DTS:x audio, which replicates and conveys the fluid movement of sound to create a richer experience than previously possible by moving sound to precisely where the mixer placed it. The 4K Ultra HD Packs will include an Ultra
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All Eight Harry Potter Films To Stream Via HBO From January 1st

Take heed, Potterheads: For the very first time, all eight Harry Potter movies will be available to stream on the same platform (HBO) from January 1st.

That’s right, the house of Westworld and Game of Thrones is kicking off 2018 with the definitive Potter movie marathon, spanning Sorcerer’s Stone to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

It all begins with the former on January 2nd, with a new instalment set to air each day at 8 pm Et/Pt right up until the advent of Fantastic Beasts on Wednesday, January 10th, which is rather fitting given how 2018 will herald David Yates’ magical sequel – one which primarily takes place in the city of Paris.

All nine movies will also be available to stream instantaneously via HBO On Demand, HBO Now and HBO Go, so there is perhaps no better time to sign up for HBO’s premium service and binge to your heart’s content.
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HBO Is Welcoming Every Harry Potter Movie With an Epic Weeklong Marathon!

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HBO is giving us all something to do while we're hungover on New Year's Day. On Jan. 1, HBO will officially welcome all eight Harry Potter movies - in addition to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is already available on the channel. Even better, the entire franchise will also be available anytime on HBO streaming services. Surprisingly, this will mark the first time that the nine films will air on a single network, unedited, and commercial-free. On Instagram, HBO announced the exciting news with a caption that said, "We solemnly swear that we are up to no good." We solemnly swear that we are up to no good. All eight #HarryPotter movies are coming to #HBO January 1, 2018. A post shared by HBO (@hbo) on Nov 9, 2017 at 8:35am Pst To welcome the franchise properly, HBO will host a marathon starting on the morning of Jan. 1 and ending the following day.
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Kenneth Branagh Journeys From Belfast to the Battle of ‘Dunkirk’ and Beyond

Kenneth Branagh Journeys From Belfast to the Battle of ‘Dunkirk’ and Beyond
Kenneth Branagh’s career spans 30 years of grand cinematic accomplishments. Able to jump from acting to directing with total ease, the five-time Oscar nominee starred earlier this year in Christopher Nolan’s WWII blockbuster and awards hopeful “Dunkirk.” He is getting ready to release his latest dual effort as actor-cum-director, this November’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” After that, he’ll direct “Artemis Fowl” for Disney.

“It’s been a great year and I’m enjoying every moment of it,” says Branagh, who will be honored with an imprint ceremony Oct. 26 in the Tcl Chinese Theatre forecourt. “Doing ‘Dunkirk’ was an experience I’ll never forget, and considering that I loved Sidney Lumet’s original and Agatha Christie’s novel, I’m excited to be bringing this new version of ‘Orient Express’ to life. I love train films and confined thrillers, and by doing it in 70mm, we really wanted to put the audience on that
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Kenneth Branagh to Be Feted at Camerimage; ‘Orient Express’ Opens Festival

Kenneth Branagh to Be Feted at Camerimage; ‘Orient Express’ Opens Festival
British actor-director Kenneth Branagh will be feted at Camerimage, a festival that celebrates the art of cinematography. “Murder on the Orient Express,” the latest adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie whodunit, which Branagh both directed and stars in, will screen after the opening ceremony Nov. 11.

Branagh will receive two awards at the event: the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award, presented to “versatile actors and actresses who contribute to the art of filmmaking,” according to the fest; and the Cinematographer-Director Duo Award, alongside long-time collaborator Haris Zambarloukos.

Branagh has been nominated for five Oscars, including as director and lead actor in “Henry V,” and for adapted screenplay for “Hamlet.” His most recent nomination was for his supporting role in “My Week With Marilyn.”

As an actor, his roles span war dramas like Bryan Singer’s “Valkyrie” and Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” fantasy epics like “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” horror films like “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” which he also
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Harry Potter's Childhood Home Goes Up for Sale

Harry Potter's Childhood Home Goes Up for Sale
If you're a huge Harry Potter fan and have been looking for a new place to live, you might be in luck. That is, assuming you have roughly $1.3 million lying around to spare. The Potter cottage in Godric's Hollow, as seen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, is currently on the market. But the house isn't cheap, so the lucky fan of the wizarding world who manages to purchase this home is going to be one with a lot of money.

The Potter house is a 14th-century cottage in the medieval village of Lavenham, England, just north of London. The home includes six bedrooms, two kitchens, and a drawing room. That's right, two kitchens. At least you're getting your money's worth if you're putting down more than $1 million to live in Harry Potter's old house. That said, anyone looking to buy this house is probably going to
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Top Ten Movie Franchises Based on Books

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For as long as there have been movies, there have been movies based on books. This is a look at the best movie franchises that are either based on a book or several books.

It’s one thing to have a movie that is based on a book. It happens all the time. It’s more rare to have an entire franchise of films based on a book or set of books. Over the last two decades, it seems like we have been seeing more and more franchises emerge that are based on books. This seems to be happening for a few reasons. First, Hollywood is more than ever looking for established properties on which to base films. Book, have been and always will be one of the best established properties for a movie to be based upon. Second, if the books have a big following, chances are that the
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‘Harry Potter’ Actor Robert Hardy Dies at 91

‘Harry Potter’ Actor Robert Hardy Dies at 91
British actor Robert Hardy, known for his role in the “Harry Potter” movie franchise and as the star of the TV series “All Creatures Great and Small,” has died. He was 91.

Hardy died on Thursday, according to his family who confirmed the news to Variety. “Gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified,” the family’s statement read, “he is celebrated by all who knew him and loved him, and everyone who enjoyed his work.”

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Hardy played Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic, in four Harry Potter films beginning with “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” in 2002. He reprised the role in 2004’s “Prisoner of Azkaban,” 2005’s “Goblet of Fire,” and 2007’s “Order of the Phoenix.”

The actor also played Winston Churchill several times throughout his career, including in ITV’s eight-part series “Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years.” But his television career’s crowning achievement came in the role of Siegfried Farnon on
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Et Obsessions: 'Spider Man: Homecoming,' J.Lo's 'Ni Tu Ni Yo' Single, 'Big Brother' and 'Harry Potter' Film Concert Series

Et Obsessions: 'Spider Man: Homecoming,' J.Lo's 'Ni Tu Ni Yo' Single, 'Big Brother' and 'Harry Potter' Film Concert Series
Here at Et, we're obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of July 3 to July 9, this is what we're most excited about:

Why We're Obsessed With 'Famously Single'

It's season two of E!'s Famously Single and with only two episodes in -- it's evident things are sure to get wild! While eight celebs embark on the journey to find love, including Khloe Kardashian's Bff Malika Haqq, Dancing With the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff, The Bachelorette bad boy Chad Johnson, Jersey Shore veteran Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, fitness model David Mcintosh, reality star Tiffany Pollard, #RichKids of Beverly Hills star Dorothy Wang and British personality Calum Best (returning for his second round), who's to say where the sparks will fly? All we know is this, cameras are rolling 24/7 inside a house full of big personalities. And, we can't wait to see how it all unfolds.

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Best ‘Harry Potter’ Book Plotlines and Scenes Left Out of the Movies

Exactly 20 years ago, J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” hit bookshelves, marking the birth of a massive franchise, both in literature and on the big screen.

The films are lauded by fans by being largely faithful to Rowling’s beloved books, but there are a few key plotpoints that many wish had made it into the movies. In honor of the 20th anniversary milestone, Variety breaks down some of the biggest omissions.

S.P.E.W.

Ask any Hermione Granger fan what the biggest injustice of the “Harry Potter” movies was, and they’ll likely tell you S.P.E.W. Hermione founded S.P.E.W. — Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare — after witnessing the gross treatment of house-elves at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. While the movement was highlighted briefly in the movies, thanks in large part to Dobby, S.P.E.W. saw Hermione as a champion for equal rights
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Why Swimfan Is the Most Underrated Thriller of the 2000s

Why Swimfan Is the Most Underrated Thriller of the 2000s
Fifteen years ago, Swimfan came to the big screen. Made for $10 million, Swimfan grossed $34 million worldwide. This tale of a swimmer (Jesse Bradford) who engages the wrong girl (Erika Christensen) in a one night stand, was essentially Fatal Attraction for the teen set. And, as hyperbolic as this may sound, it was also the best film of 2002. Even if it doesn't make IMDb's most underrated list for the Aughts.

Okay, so it came nowhere near an Academy Award nomination. Hell, it didn't even pick up an MTV Movie Awards nod. Does anybody believe that the best picture winner for any given year is really The best picture? If we ignore that idea altogether, then it is plausible Swimfan was indeed the best overall film released all throughout 2002. It may not have done the biggest box office, barely anyone remembers it now, but what it did in a cerebral sense, and with its visceral imagery,
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Harry Potter to return to the Royal Albert Hall for ‘Chamber Of Secrets’

Following six sold-out screenings of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ in Concert, the Royal Albert Hall has announced that the sequel, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert, will follow next year.

The three shows, featuring John Williams’ iconic score played live by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Justin Freer, will run from Friday 27 to Saturday 28 April 2018. Tickets are on sale now.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second in the phenomenally popular eight-film series based on J. K. Rowling’s novels, and follows a thrilling year in the life of Harry, Ron and Hermione, where cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf pays Harry a visit to warn him of what lies ahead this year in the world of wizardry.

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We’re delighted to announce that the Harry Potter
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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Sequel: Jude Law Will Put on His Robe and Wizard Hat to Play Young Dumbledore

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Sequel: Jude Law Will Put on His Robe and Wizard Hat to Play Young Dumbledore
The world of “Harry Potter” has found its latest fantastic beast: Jude Law, who’s set to play young Dumbledore in the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sequel. The character was first portrayed onscreen by Richard Harris in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”; after Harris’ death, he was replaced by Michael Gambon in the remaining five movies.

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David Yates will return to the direct the as-yet untitled sequel. In a statement, he called Law “a phenomenally talented actor whose work I have long admired, and I’m looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him. I know he will brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Albus Dumbledore as J.K. Rowling reveals this very different time in his life.”

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Tom Felton Reps Team Slytherin While Attending a Harry Potter Film Concert

It’s been nearly six years since the final Harry Potter film debuted, but Tom Felton remains loyal to the Slytherin house.

The 29-year-old actor, who played Draco Malfoy in the movies based on the magical book series, went undercover (in plain sight) to a recent Harry Potter Film Concert Series screening in Vancouver.

Felton rocked a Slytherin sweatshirt and green baseball cap while blending in with the other costumed muggles who came to see Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with live musical accompaniment.

“You can take the boy out of Hogwarts…” he captioned a selfie on Snapchat that showed off his attire.
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Tom Felton Goes Incognito Among All the Muggles at Harry Potter Concert Screening

Tom Felton might as well have been wearing an invisibility cloak, because most of these Muggles had no idea they were sitting next to Draco Malfoy at a recent Harry Potter Film Concert Series screening of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Vancouver. The 29-year-old British star, who played the smarmy character in all eight Harry Potter films, posted on Instagram Saturday a pic of him sitting in the audience with Jesse L. Martin, his co-star on The Flash. The CW show is filmed in Vancouver. Felton even dressed the part, wearing a gray sweatshirt that bore the words "Slytherin," the name of his character's Hogwarts house. Martin, 48, also showed his...
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Why Ian McKellen Didn't Want to Play Dumbledore in Harry Potter

Why Ian McKellen Didn't Want to Play Dumbledore in Harry Potter
While most fans of the Harry Potter movie franchise would associate the actor Michael Gambon with the iconic headmaster Albus Dumbledore, famed British actor Richard Harris originated the role. He appeared in the first two movies, 2001's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and 2002's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, before passing away in the fall of 2002, just weeks before Chamber of Secrets hit theaters. While Michael Gambon took over the role for the next six movies, another iconic big screen wizard could have played the role, Ian McKellen. The actor revealed during a BBC HardTalk interview that he was approached to take over for Richard Harris, but there was a very good reason why he didn't do so.

During his appearance on HardTalk, which recently surfaced on YouTube, interviewer Stephen Sackur mentioned that there was a time where Richard Harris himself criticized fellow British actors Ian McKellen,
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Bleed For This: Sporting Injuries On Film

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that every sensible person loves a good sports movie. Hell, even people who can’t abide actual sport can’t fail to be roused by the Rocky overture or, um, The Mighty Ducks. An occupational hazard in a sports film, though, is the increased likelihood of a bone-crunching or leg-snapping injury, something that is never more clearly illustrated than in the brilliantly visceral, utterly absorbing boxing thriller Bleed For This, available digitally and on Blu-ray and DVD from March 27th courtesy of Icon Film Distribution, and as showcased in the below list of ‘look away now’ moments from sporting cinema:

Bleed For This (2016)

This underdog story starring Miles Teller as you’ve never seen before, documents one of sport’s most incredible comebacks. The film follows the cocky and sure footed Vinny Pazienza (Teller), who teams up with one of the sport’s most
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