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Caroline Preece Nov 28, 2016
Seen Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them? We dig into what else we know about Grindelwald, Dumbledore and Obscurial...
This article contains spoilers for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them from the beginning...
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them successfully fooled its audience by revealing that Gellert Grindelwald – the primary bad guy of the new film series penned by J K Rowling – had been there all along posing as Colin Farrell's Graves. It's a fine reveal in the tradition of similar mistaken identity mysteries in the Harry Potter books, but the consequences of it won't be known until the next instalment in 2018.
So now that we've had our first glimpse of Johnny Depp's villain, and we know that a young Dumbledore will also come into play from the next movie onwards, it's useful to take a look back at what we already »
The last three years have seen Thanksgiving weekend topped by a film in the Hunger Games franchise. Before that it was the Twilight franchise that led the way. In fact, not since 2008 has a major franchise film not led the three-day Thanksgiving weekend with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 filling a gap left by Twilight in 2010. That said, over the course of those seven years three of the top five three-day and five-day Thanksgiving openings have occurred, none of which finished #1 and all of them were animated features from Disney. The three films are last year's The Good Dinosaur, Tangled and, of course »
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Yesterday I reported how the box office figures and general reception for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them hasn't been exactly what Warner Bros. was hoping for. There's a lot of thought, within the industry, that the launch of the Fantastic Beasts franchise has somewhat missed the mark the studio was aiming for. In that piece, I speculated that future installments of the spinoff series- set in the same world as J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books- might become more Potter-centric in an effort to maximize its success.
Read Also: "Is Fantastic Beasts Box Office Performance A Cause For Concern For Warner Bros?"*Spoiler Alert*
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Mark Harrison Nov 22, 2016
With spoilers, we look at the questions Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them left behind...
For fans of Jk Rowling's Wizarding World, the newest adjunct to the Harry Potter franchise has been refreshingly unknown up until release. Although the new spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is set before the previous films, we don't expect that Rowling's planned five films will dovetail directly into The Philosopher's Stone and aside from a couple of references to wizarding history, it's uncharted territory.
The book version of Fantastic Beasts was published for Comic Relief in 2001 and purports to be an abridged, Muggle-worthy edition of Newt Scamander's in-universe work on magical creatures. On the other hand, the plot of the film is brand new, taking place during Newt's research into writing the book, »
When the Harry Potter franchise wrapped up with The Deathly Hallows – Part 2, it’s fair to say that the vast majority assumed that was it for the Wizarding World on the big screen. J.K. Rowling had made it clear that no more books would follow, and while spinoffs were always possible, Warner Bros. moved […]
- Josh Wilding
While “Fantastic Beasts” isn’t touted specifically as a “Potter” prequel, “Potter” scribe J.K. Rowling wrote the movie and incorporates many things from the magical universe she’s created.
Here are five things that “Harry Potter” fans will recognize right away in “Fantastic Beasts.”
Warning, there are very mild spoilers from the film below.
Muggles aka No-Majs
Muggle is the term they use in England for non-magic users. In America, it’s even more literal. “No-maj,” or no-magic, refers to normal people.
Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) casts Petrificus Totalus to paralyze a security guard early in the film. Later, members of the MacUsa (Magical Congress of the United States of America), use the Protego spell to create a barrier around a building, »
- Lawrence Yee
It’s almost here. Five years ago, moviegoers worldwide said goodbye to our wizard friend Harry Potter. To many, 2011 marked the conclusion of a childhood journey that began in the late 1990s, and for millions, Harry Potter was a void that could not be filled.
We all knew either a sequel, prequel, or spinoff film or book series was inevitable, and in 2016, we were given both. On the theater side of things, we got Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a story that mostly followed Harry’s horribly-named son, Albus Severus Potter. On the film front, we will be getting Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This film will be the first of five planned movies, all of which are set to be written by author J.K. Rowling and directed by longtime Potter director David Yates.
But before we dive into this bold, new world this weekend, I thought »
- Joseph Medina
Louisa Mellor Nov 18, 2016
Five years after the Potter circus closed its doors with Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2, the old gang is back with a new film about magical creature conservationist Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne.
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The first of five planned pictures set against the the backdrop of dark wizard Gellart Grindelwald’s rise to power, a sequel to Fantastic Beasts has already been written by Jk Rowling. It’s reported to take place in Paris and will feature a young Albus Dumbledore alongside Johnny Depp in the role of Grindelwald. »
When Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was first discussed as a movie, it was intended to be a standalone spin-off based on a text book used within the Harry Potter universe with scholar Newt Scamander at its center. Before long, it became a trilogy, and then just a few weeks ago it was announced as a 5 film epic. While that might seem like overkill to some who have yet to see the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, it appears there's a perfectly good reason why this fantasy adventure is becoming so wide ranging. And the same man will be in control of all of it.
Yes, David Yates, who directed four Harry Potter movies including the 2-Part finale The Deathly Hallows and the first Fantastic Beasts movie, will be back to direct the next four sequels as well. The Hollywood Report goes onto confirm that »
— Variety (@Variety) November 11, 2016
“There is a female president in this movie, we have a female prime minister in the U.K., and Angela Merkel in Germany,” the mastermind behind the “Harry Potter” series and “Fantastic Beasts” screenwriter said. “It will happen here.”
Other actors from the film revealed their thoughts about recently announced President-elect Donald Trump.
Jon Voight, a big fan of @RealDonaldTrump, reacts to Tuesday's election results pic.twitter.com/wTGZx3OCAR
— Variety (@Variety) November 11, 2016
“I know some people are very heartsick, because I was heartsick when Mitt Romney lost, so I know that feeling, »
- Sarah Ahern
With the release of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them approaching November 18th, there's no better time to revisit our three favourite wizards, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, who have had their own share of battles against various creatures and villains. On sale exclusively at the Cineplex Store, you can purchase Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, and »
- Adriana Floridia and Garrett McCormick
Robert Keeling Nov 11, 2016
A salute to some of the finest uplifting moments in film, and to cinema's ability to lift your day.
A few weeks ago we published a list of traumatic moments that have appeared in family films. Of course we all enjoyed that waltz through painful childhood nightmare fuel, but the question was raised, why not do a list of slightly more positive and upbeat movie scenes instead? Thus, this: 25 of the most triumphant movie moments of all time.
Everyone has that go-to feel-good movie which they stick on when life is getting them down. Had a bad week at work? Stick Four Weddings on. Football team lose 5-0 and get soaked through on your way home? Time for Baseketball. Leave a tenner in the pocket of your jeans that just went in the wash and thus suddenly realise that life is a never-ending cycle of pain and »
There's good news for both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. today as Variety reveals that Doctor Strange and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be allowed to screen in China next month. The movies are expected to be released in The Middle Kingdom around the same time as in North America, so we'll see them get a pretty big international box office bump from the start of their runs. China is a big deal these days as it's become the world's second largest film market and can add tens - or even hundreds - of millions of dollars to movie's cume. Both Iron Man 3 and Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed over $100 million there, so it will be interesting to see how Doctor Strange does in comparison. The Harry Potter franchise wasn't quite as popular in the country as Marvel has been, but The Deathly Hallows - Part »
Quiz: Harry PotterQUIZ: Harry PotterGarrett McCormick10/13/2016 8:00:00 Am
Lucky for us true magic really does exist because all eight of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter films are returning to the big screen in IMAX! We get to see Harry, Ron and Hermione take on the world of magic from start to finish.
Experience the magic all over again as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2 all come to IMAX theatres October 13th to October 20th.
To celebrate the re-release of the entire Harry Potter franchise, test your knowledge on all things magic. A »
- Garrett McCormick
Harry Potter was the kind of sensation that we don't see very often, and lucky for us, we get to experience it all again in stunning IMAX for one week.
With the release of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them approaching this November, there's no better time to revisit our three favourite wizards, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, who have had their own share of battles against various creatures and villains. For the first time ever, the first two films in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as well as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, will be screened in IMAX, along with the rest of the series, The Prisoner of Azkaban, »
- Adriana Floridia
Everett is joined in the cast of the film by Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Edwin Thomas (Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain), Colin Morgan (Merlin), Emily Watson (War Horse), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Beatrice Dalle (Betty Blue) and John Standing (The Elephant Man).
- Gary Collinson
J.K. Rowling already gave the world a tremendous gift with her Harry Potter series. But even though she's closed the book on Harry Potter's story, she's far from done exploring his wonderful wizarding world. She's reteamed with the director of The Deathly Hallows films for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is planned as the first film in a new franchise. Set decades before Harry Potter was even born, Fantastic Beasts follows the adventures of the wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he explores the secret magical community of New York City in the early 20th century. It's the first of any of these movies to be written by Rowling herself, and as you can tell from the new...
- Peter Hall
J.K. Rowling already gave the world a tremendous gift with her Harry Potter series. But even though she's closed the book on Harry Potter's story, she's far from done exploring his wonderful wizarding world. She's reteamed with the director of The Deathly Hallows films for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is planned as the first film in a new franchise. Set decades before Harry Potter was even born, Fantastic...
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Everett directs from his own screenplay and will star alongside Colin Firth (The King’s Speech).
The cast is rounded out by Edwin Thomas (Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain), Colin Morgan (Merlin), Emily Watson (War Horse), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Beatrice Dalle (Betty Blue), and John Standing (The Elephant Man).
The biopic tells the story of the last days of famed playwright Wilde. As he lies on his death bed, the past floods back to him, transporting him to other times and places.
The project will also shoot in France, Belgium and Italy.
Maze Pictures is producing with Entre Chien et Loup in co-production with Palomar. Beta Cinemas is handling worldwide sales.
The project »
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Actor Daniel Radcliffe sure does love to reference Star Wars when it comes to addressing the idea of returning to the magical world of Harry Potter. In the past, he's name-dropped Harrison Ford when discussing the matter, referencing how the actor once swore off returning to the role of Han Solo in that galaxy far, far away...only to return for the latest installment. Now he's brought up the series as a cautionary tale for Warner Bros about the potential dangers of revisiting Harry Potter.
Why is he discussing all this? Well, as you've likely heard by now, the internet has been aflutter lately with rumors of Warner Bros wanting to get a new Harry Potter film into production when they're done with the Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them spinoff films. Based on the success of the stage play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, which is set »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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