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Icon Heroes’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Newt Scamander and Niffler statue unveiled

Sideshow and Icon Heroes have revealed the Newt Scamander and Niffler statue which is based on the likeness of Eddie Redmayne’s Magizoologist and the mischevious creature in the Harry Potter prequel spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The limited edition collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $65.00 and is expected to ship between October and December, just in time for the release of the sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; take a look at the promotional images here…

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From the new Harry Potter prequels, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes this highly detailed statue of the British wizard and magizoologist – Newt Scamander.

Standing approximately 8 inches tall, the Newt Scamander polystone statue comes with his wand and features the adorable Niffler sitting on his suitcase!

Each limited edition statue is hand-painted, individually numbered, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities
Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was the year that non-pro Harold Russell won Best Supporting Actor and a special award for “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Russell was a WWII veteran who lost both of his hands while making a training film. Of note: Of the 59, 27 of these nominations went on to a win. This year’s roster of stars playing afflicted characters includes Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing victim Jeff Baumer in “Stronger,” Andrew Garfield as polio survivor Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” Bryan Cranston as a millionaire quadriplegic in “The Upside,” and Sally Hawkins in two roles, as an arthritic painter in “Maudie” and a mute lab worker in “The Shape of Water.”

Check out Oscar’s rather astonishing legacy of afflicted contenders below.

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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities
Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was the year that non-pro Harold Russell won Best Supporting Actor and a special award for “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Russell was a WWII veteran who lost both of his hands while making a training film. Of note: Of the 59, 27 of these nominations went on to a win. This year’s roster of stars playing afflicted characters includes Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing victim Jeff Baumer in “Stronger,” Andrew Garfield as polio survivor Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” Bryan Cranston as a millionaire quadriplegic in “The Upside,” and Sally Hawkins in two roles, as an arthritic painter in “Maudie” and a mute lab worker in “The Shape of Water.”

Check out Oscar’s rather astonishing legacy of afflicted contenders below.

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The First: Sean Penn is heading to Mars in new sci-fi series

Joseph Baxter Sep 21, 2017

Sean Penn is set to star in a space exploration series on Channel 4 called The First, from the creator of House Of Cards...

Sean Penn, the controversial, two-time-Oscar-winning actor who first achieved notable acclaim for playing one-liner-spouting stoner Jeff Spicoli, is about to do something that he’s never done in his storied acting career: headline a television series, specifically, streaming series The First for Channel 4 and Hulu.

Penn, like an increasing amount of A-list actors, will take the television plunge in this new project, which was given a straight-to-series order by the streaming outlet back in May - a space exploration-themed story set in a near-future that will follow humanity’s first mission to colonise Mars.

Interestingly, the visionary behind the series is not one typically associated with the space/sci-fi/adventure genre. Beau Willimon, who is best known as the creator, writer and
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Sean Penn to Star in Beau Willimon’s Mars Series ‘The First’ at Hulu

Sean Penn has signed on to star in Beau Willimon’s upcoming Hulu series “The First,” Variety has learned.

“The First” is set in the near future and follows the first human mission to Mars. The series explores the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization. Hulu gave the show a straight-to-series order in May. The exact details of Penn’s role are being kept under wraps.

Penn has appeared on various television shows throughout his career, but this marks his first regular role on a series. He has previously appeared on shows such as “Ellen,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Friends.”

Penn is one of the most accomplished film actors of his generation, having been nominated for five Academy Awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Actor for “Dead Man Walking,” “Sweet and Lowdown,” and “I Am Sam” before winning his first Oscar in 2003 for his role
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International Newswire: James Corden to Be Honored at Rose d’Or Awards

International Newswire: James Corden to Be Honored at Rose d’Or Awards
In the International Newswire today, James Corden is set to be honored by the Rose d’Or Awards; international critics crown Aki Kaurismäki’s latest film as the year’s best movie; and Daniel Mays, Emilia Jones and Bella Ramsey join acclaimed photographer Tom Beard’s feature debut ‘Two for Joy.’

James Corden, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” will be named Entertainer of the Year at the 56th Rose d’Or Awards ceremony in Berlin on Sept. 19. The inaugural award recognizes “the contribution to the world of entertainment of one talented individual over the past 12 months,” according to the European Broadcasting Union (Ebu), which presents the prize.

The Ebu added that Corden, who has hosted “The Late Late Show” since 2015, “has made a huge global impact with his ‘Carpool Karaoke’ feature, helping ‘The Late Late Show’ YouTube channel to reach over a billion views.” The segment sees famous musical guests joining Corden in his car
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International Newswire: James Corden to Be Honored at Rose d’Or Awards

International Newswire: James Corden to Be Honored at Rose d’Or Awards
In the International Newswire today, James Corden is set to be honored by the Rose d’Or Awards; international critics crown Aki Kaurismäki’s latest film as the year’s best movie; and Daniel Mays, Emilia Jones and Bella Ramsey join acclaimed photographer Tom Beard’s feature debut ‘Two for Joy.’

James Corden, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” will be named Entertainer of the Year at the 56th Rose d’Or Awards ceremony in Berlin on Sept. 19. The inaugural award recognizes “the contribution to the world of entertainment of one talented individual over the past 12 months,” according to the European Broadcasting Union (Ebu), which presents the prize.

The Ebu added that Corden, who has hosted “The Late Late Show” since 2015, “has made a huge global impact with his ‘Carpool Karaoke’ feature, helping ‘The Late Late Show’ YouTube channel to reach over a billion views.” The segment sees famous musical guests joining Corden in his car
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Star Ace Toys unveils its Newt Scamander figure from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Sideshow and Star Ace Toys has revealed the upcoming sixth scale Newt Scamander figure which is based on the likeness of Eddie Redmayne in last year’s Harry Potter spinoff prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The collectible is available to pre-order now priced at $242.99, and is expected to ship between January and March 2018; check out the promotional images here…

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter got an extension beyond the original books and movies with the new film series “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” which features the magizoologist Newt Scamander played by Eddie Redmayne. The development team at Star ace has conducted extensive research about the costume from the movie and his special case. Featuring wands, different kinds of fantastic beats including Niffler, Bowtruckle, an Occamy egg and more!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as
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Cannes 2017: Uma Thurman Set to Preside Over Un Certain Regard Jury

Cannes 2017: Uma Thurman Set to Preside Over Un Certain Regard Jury
This year’s Cannes Film Festival has announced their pick for President of their Un Certain Regard jury — Cannes regular and American icon, actress Uma Thurman.

Per an official statement from the festival, “In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks. She made her debut aged 17, in Stephen Frears’ ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ and in Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.’ She became Quentin Tarantino’s muse, playing in ‘Pulp Fiction’ (Palme d’or winner, 1994) and in ‘Kill Bill’ (volumes 1 & 2), both presented at the Festival de Cannes. Since then, Uma Thurman has worked with many directors, including Andrew Niccol (‘Gattaca’); Woody Allen (‘Sweet and Lowdown’); Roland Joffé (‘Vatel’) and Ethan Hawke (‘Chelsea Walls’). She recently joined the cast of Lars von Trier’s new project, ‘The House that Jack Built,’ alongside Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz.”

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Uma Thurman will preside over Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes 2017

The organisers of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 17th in the south of France, have announced that Uma Thurman will preside over the Un Certain Regard jury the 70th festival.

In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks. She made her debut aged 17, in Stephen FrearsDangerous Liaisons and in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. She became Quentin Tarantino’s muse, playing in Pulp Fiction (Palme d’or winner, 1994) and in Kill Bill (volumes 1 & 2), both presented at the Festival de Cannes.

Since then, Uma Thurman has worked with many directors, including Andrew Niccol (Gattaca); Woody Allen (Sweet and Lowdown); Roland Joffé (Vatel) and Ethan Hawke (Chelsea Walls). She recently joined the cast of Lars von Trier’s new project, The House that Jack Built, alongside Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz.
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Uma Thurman to Preside Over Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Jury

Uma Thurman to Preside Over Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Jury
Paris – Uma Thurman is set to preside over the jury of Un Certain Regard at the upcoming 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

“In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks….Whether playing crazy, sexy or dominant, the woman whose namesake is the Hindu goddess of beauty and light has definitely entered the pantheon of movie greats, with several of her scenes attaining cult status,” the festival said in a statement.

The actress delivered notable performances in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” which won a Palme d’Or in 1994, as well as in “Kill Bill” Volumes 1 & 2, which were both presented at Cannes.

Thurman has since worked with a wide range of auteurs, including Andrew Niccol (“Gattaca”), Woody Allen (“Sweet and Lowdown”), Roland Joffé (“Vatel”) and Lars von Trier (“Nymphomaniac”).

She is set to re-reteam with Von Trier on his next project,
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them gets an Honest Trailer

Coinciding with its home entertainment release this week, Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,” “Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler
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Watch a deleted scene from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

With the home-entertainment release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fast approaching, Warner Bros. has unveiled a deleted scene from the Harry Potter spinoff featuring Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander and the Runespoor. Check it out here…

See Also: J.K. Rowling teases Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 script

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,
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Watch: VFX reel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

It may have missed out on an Oscar nomination for this month’s 89th Academy Awards, but Warner Bros.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them still featured some very impressive visual effects, and Rodeo FX has released a breakdown video showcasing their work on the Harry Potter spinoff prequel; take a look here…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,
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Berlin Film Review: ‘Django’

Berlin Film Review: ‘Django’
In Woody Allen’s “Sweet and Lowdown,” Sean Penn boasts, “I’m considered the best guitar player maybe that ever lived, certainly in this country. There’s this gypsy in France, and he’s the most beautiful thing I ever heard.” The only guitarist superior to Penn’s fictional Emmet Ray? Django Reinhardt, a Belgian-born hot-jazz strummer whose talent saved him during World War II.

As a historical-fiction account of this wartime chapter in the jazz legend’s life, “Django” delivers a showcase role for gifted actor Reda Kateb, who’s had small parts in “A Prophet” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” but is otherwise rarely seen outside of France. It also marks a rather poignant choice to open the 2017 Berlinale, since the film — while not an especially compelling or well-told biopic unto itself — shines much-needed attention on the plight of the Roma people at the hands of German (and French) officials.
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‘Django’: Film Review | Berlin 2017

‘Django’: Film Review | Berlin 2017
The legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt remains one of the great jazzmen to emerge from Europe in the 20th century, recording hundreds of memorable tracks during his lifetime, playing with the likes of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Coleman Hawkins, and influencing countless artists in the decades that followed his untimely death from a stroke at the age of 43. His music has also graced the soundtracks of dozens of movies, including a swath of Woody Allen films (Sweet and Lowdown is a playful hommage to him) and anything ranging from Lacombe Lucien to The Matrix.

But there’s much less known...
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Find the Fantastic Beasts in your Home This March

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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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Fantastic Beasts hits $800 million worldwide, overtakes Prisoner of Azkaban

Despite being overshadowed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for the last few weeks of the year, Warner Bros. Harry Potter spinoff prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has managed to scrape together another box office milestone with the film hitting $800 million worldwide.

Fantastic Beasts has grossed $229.9 million domestically, but performed much better in the international markets, where it has added a further $570.1 million. The $800 million figure also means its no longer the lowest-grossing instalment of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World franchise, having surpassed the $769.7 million haul of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

See Also: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find the Material to Fill a Five-Film Franchise

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them tops $700 million worldwide

While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was topping the charts around the globe, Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them passed another box office milestone this weekend as it crossed the $700 million mark worldwide.

Fantastic Beasts has grossed $207.7 million domestically and now has a total of $717.5 million worldwide. That’s below the lowest-grossing instalment of the Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($796.7 million), but considering the Boy Wizard is absent from the film (and the title), it’s still an impressive haul, and bodes well for the future of the planned five-film franchise.

See Also: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find the Material to Fill a Five-Film Franchise

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover,
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them passes $600 million at the worldwide box office

Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has crossed another box office milestone this past weekend, with the film cracking the $600 million mark around the globe.

Fantastic Beasts has earned $608 million worldwide to date, including $72.5 million in China, where it is now the highest-grossing chapter of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World franchise. It should comfortably pass the $700 million mark before Lucasfilm begins rolling out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story around the globe next week, and could yet surpass the $796.7 million haul of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban from back in 2004.

See Also: Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander will not be the main focus of the Fantastic Beasts sequels

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover,
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