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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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The show is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon, aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist. Sheen will play the role of Aziraphale, while Tennant will play Crowley. It will consist of six one-hour episodes.
Amazon declined to comment.
Sheen recently starred in the Showtime drama “Masters of Sex,” which ended its run on the premium cabler in November after four seasons. He has primarily worked in film during his career, having starred in “Frost/Nixon,” “Passengers,” both “Underworld” and “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans,” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” among many others. He is repped by ICM, Sanders »
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Star Ace Toys have has revealed its upcoming Harry Potter Tri-Wizard Tournament eighth scale figures which are based on the likeness of Daniel Radcliffe in the fourth instalment of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The collectibles are available to pre-order now priced at $121.99 (Version 1) and $117.99 (Version 2); take a look at the promotional images here…
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Sideshow Collectibles and Star Ace are proud to present this all-new 1:8 scale collectible figure of the teenage Harry Potter as seen in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The latest release in the Real Master Series, this 1:8 figure features a fully realized authentic likeness of Harry Potter wth detailed skin texture, his Gryffindor black & red long-sleeve shirt, and trousers with stripe, the Golden Egg, the Tri-Wizard cup, Harry’s wand, and wand with electrical light-up effect. The Harry Potter (Triwizard Tournament Version 1) 1:8 figure is sure to be a great addition to your Harry Potter collection!
The latest release in the Real Master Series, this 1:8 figure features a fully realized authentic likeness of Harry Potter with detailed skin texture, his Gryffindor black & red long-sleeve shirt (final game version), and trousers with stripe, flying Hedwig with wire, the Golden Egg, Harry’s wand, and wand with electrical light-up effect. »
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20th Century Fox have debuted the new Ferdinand trailer, the animated film that arrives in UK cinemas this coming December.
After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, Ferdinand is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.
Watch: Watch the very first trailer for upcoming animated movie Ferdinand.
From Carlos Saldanha (The Ice Age and Rio Franchises)” and inspired by the beloved book by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, “Ferdinand” is a heartwarming animated comedy adventure from Blue Sky Studios that tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. John Cena (Trainwreck, Daddy’s Home) leads an all-star cast that includes Kate McKinnon (Finding Dory, Ghostbusters, The Angry Birds Movie), Gina Rodriguez (Deepwater Horizon, Jane the Virgin), Anthony Anderson (Black-ish, »
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As filming wraps on the Lily James-led Guernsey (aka The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), two official images from the project have been released of the 1940’s based British production with James leading the charge as journalist Juliet Ashton.
Related: Lily James news and interviews.
The British production of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ best-selling novel, carries one of the oddest titles of recent times, and has Four Weddings and a Funeral and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’s Mike Newell at the helm of the Don Roos (Marley & Me, The Opposite of Sex) adapted screenplay.
Set in 1946 Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII. Juliet »
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Disney’s blockbuster “Beauty and the Beast” has topped the $900 million mark in worldwide box office after less than four weeks in release.
The studio noted that “Beauty and the Beast” has also become only the 26th movie in history to cross the $400 million threshold domestically with $401.1 million as of Tuesday and another $498.9 million internationally. China is the top international grosser at $83.3 million, followed by the U.K. with $66.8 million, Brazil at $32.3 million and South Korea at $30.7 million.
“Beauty and the Beast” is now the 42nd highest worldwide grosser, having eclipsed the entire run of 2005’s “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” at $897 million. It’s likely that it will become the 29th movie to gross $1 billion worldwide. Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the most recent film to cross that milestone. »
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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, »
Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
After years of there being no Harry Potter or Wizarding World on the big screen, 2016 brought with it a brand new entry into this magical world. With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, audiences once again ventured into J.K. Rowling’s imagination, only this time, decades in the past in New York City. The story follows Newt Scamander, and the problem of his escaped beasts — which happens to coincide with a very tumultuous times between the muggle folk and the wizards.
At the forefront of the entire movement, you have the likes of Gellert Grindelwald, who is of the opinion that wizards are superior to muggles in every way, and as such, believes they should no longer hide. In his eyes, hiding only benefits the muggles, and leaves no room for wizards to grow. We didn »
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Paris – Popular French actor-director Alain Chabat (“Houba! On the Trail of the Marsupilami”) is teaming with Gaumont for his next directorial effort, “Santa & Cie,” a $28 million family comedy.
The movie follows the journey of Santa Claus when he is forced to travel to Earth to find a cure for his sick elves a few days before Christmas. He comes across a young Parisian family who help him complete his mission, including delivering all the gifts. »
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It's a common complaint that X-Men films and continuity hardly walk hand in hand. But is this really a problem?
Ten years ago, superhero films were fairly ubiquitous, but they also tended to exist in vacuums of their own franchises with little to link them beyond the occasional Daredevil/Elektra mishap. The ways in which Marvel changed the industry are well documented, and now in 2017 the superhero film landscape is essentially dominated by three mega franchises: the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Extended Universe and Fox’s long-running X-Men series.
Of the three, X-Men remains the most unique in that it was never really rebooted in the last few years the same way as Batman, Superman and many of the Marvel stable were (Punisher, »
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.
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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.
See Also: Ranking the Harry Potter Films from Worst to Best
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 »
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He died on Wednesday at home in Norfolk, his widow, Anwen, confirmed in a statement to Variety. Hurt had disclosed in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Anwen wrote as a tribute, “John was the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen with the greatest of hearts and the most generosity of spirit. He touched all our lives with joy and magic and it will be a strange world without him.”
It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt's passing. He was a truly magnificent talent.
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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, »
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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 »
UK-based location manager Michael Harm has died unexpectedly in London aged 51.
Harm, who was born in the Netherlands and moved to the UK in the early 1990s, started his career on BBC mini-series You, Me and It before working on features such as Restoration, Bent and My Son The Fanatic.
Harm served as unit manager on UK hits including Elizabeth, Notting Hill, Dirty Pretty Things and Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, before taking on location manager duties for Woody Allen duo Match Point and Scoop.
In 2011, Harm renewed scouting for the Harry Potter franchise on Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and in the following year took on Disney juggernaut Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
In recent »
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Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has opened with $31 million in China during the Friday-Sunday weekend, driving the tentpole to $914.4 million in worldwide box office.
The eighth “Star Wars” movie topped the international chart with $56.6 million during the weekend. That was 25% above Fox’s video game adaptation “Assassin’s Creed,” which took in $45 million from 10,487 screens in 68 markets.
“Rogue One” now has $437.1 million internationally to go along with a domestic total of $477.3 million, the eighth-largest of all time. China is already the sixth-largest international market, trailing only the U.K. with $73.3 million, Germany with $41.2 million, France with $33.2 million, Australia with $32 million, and Japan with $31.4 million.
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17 items from 2017
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