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Why That Very, Very Old Man in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Seemed So Familiar

Why That Very, Very Old Man in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Seemed So Familiar
Warning: Some light spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald are down there.

When it comes to the Fantastic Beasts franchise, some of the most exciting moments come from the connections to the Harry Potter books. Luckily for us die-hard fans, The Crimes of Grindelwald delivers a hefty dose of nostalgia. This movie has everything: we've got Voldemort's dear Nagini, a young professor McGonagall, and even a vaguely gay Dumbledore. But, that's not all! There's another character in the film that hearkens all the way back to the very first book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It's Nicolas Flamel!

If you don't quite recall the significance of the character, it's because Nicolas Flamel is only mentioned in passing during the book. During one scene, Hermione points out a book passage for Harry and Ron to read:

"The ancient study of alchemy is concerned with making the Philosopher's Stone,
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Why That Very, Very Old Man in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Seemed So Familiar

Warning: Some light spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald are down there.

When it comes to the Fantastic Beasts franchise, some of the most exciting moments come from the connections to the Harry Potter books. Luckily for us die-hard fans, The Crimes of Grindelwald delivers a hefty dose of nostalgia. This movie has everything: we've got Voldemort's dear Nagini, a young professor McGonagall, and even a vaguely gay Dumbledore. But, that's not all! There's another character in the film that hearkens all the way back to the very first book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It's Nicolas Flamel!

If you don't quite recall the significance of the character, it's because Nicolas Flamel is only mentioned in passing during the book. During one scene, Hermione points out a book passage for Harry and Ron to read:

"The ancient study of alchemy is concerned with making the Philosopher's Stone,
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Fantastic Beasts 2 Is Bringing Back a Surprise Harry Potter Character

Fantastic Beasts 2 Is Bringing Back a Surprise Harry Potter Character
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is just around the corner and it looks like another classic Harry Potter character is going to join in on the action. We've known for some time that Albus Dumbledore is going to appear, as portrayed by Jude Law, in a much younger version of the character than we're accustomed to seeing. But, it looks like he's not the only important figure in the history of Hogwarts to be sneaking into the next chapter of the wizarding world.

Warning: possible minor spoilers ahead for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. According to a new report, a young version of Minerva McGonagall will also be featured in the movie. The role originated with Maggie Smith, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This time around, the role will be played by Fiona Glascott. The Irish actress is known for her roles in projects like
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Harry Potter: 20 Most Wicked Things Voldemort Did Before Sorcerer’s Stone

Lord Voldemort isn't just the greatest villain in the Harry Potter series, he's also one of the most formidable antagonists in cinematic and literary history. Unlike some other famous baddies, Voldemort (Aka Tom Riddle) is the living embodiment of the darkest elements of our nature. He represents the suppressed qualities within each of us if they had been brought to the surface and allowed to swallow everything good. This is one of the reasons why the character has resonated with audiences all around the globe. He's a reminder that we are all capable of corrupting our own souls by letting anger, hurt, and jealousy consume us.

Another reason why the character has had such a big impact is due to his backstory. J.K. Rowling created such a vivid and ultimately mysterious history for Voldemort that has caused us all to lean forward. Although Voldemort surprised us with his wicked acts in the Harry Potter stories,
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Johnny Depp Previews His Character In 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald'

Although the past few years have been mired in controversy in terms of his relationship with Amber Heard — which is all heading for the courts — Johnny Depp is currently focused on expanding his cameo from the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to taking center stage in next month's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. In this second prequel to the Harry Potter saga, he plays the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who is attempting to convince the wizarding world to follow him so that he can unleash his secret plan to rule the Muggles (non-magical humans). The only people who can stop him are Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). Check out the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer below! Of the character's evolution, Johnny, 55, told Entertainment Weekly, "You get one brief introduction to Grindelwald in the first one. There were a number
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Verne Troyer's Death Officially Ruled a Suicide

Verne Troyer's Death Officially Ruled a Suicide
The death of Verne Troyer has officially been ruled a suicide by a Los Angeles County coroner. Verne Troyer passed away in April of this year. He was 49-years old. Troyer was a struggling alcoholic for many years and also dealt with depression. At the time of his death, suicide was rumored, but was never confirmed until now. The coroner says that the actor died from a "sequelae of alcohol intoxication," which means that he drank a lot of alcohol, causing him to be hospitalized for the last three weeks of his life.

At the time of his hospitalization, reports say that Verne Troyer's blood alcohol level was more than triple the .08 limit, which is pretty high, especially considering that he stood at just below 3-feet high. Police rushed to his residence back in April after receiving a call that he was suicidal, which got him into the hospital, where
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The Christmas Chronicles: Kurt Russell is Santa in New Trailer

Alec Bojalad Oct 10, 2018

Netflix has released the first trailer of its upcoming Christmas film, The Christmas Chronicles. Prepare for Kurt Russell Claus.

Christmas movies: they come earlier every year, don't they?

Though Netflix is currently knee deep in churning out Halloween content for its "Netflix & Chills" season, the streamer has found the time to start promoting a different kind of season. Netflix has released the first trailer for the Chris Columbus-produced Christmas film, The Christmas Chronicles.

The trailer features Kurt Russell as Santa Claus and for most people that should be enough to get into the spirit of the season. Here is the trailer and everything else we know about the film.

The Christmas Chronciles Trailer

The Christmas Chronicles trailer opens up with a pretty important bit of information. Santa Claus's job is a bureaucratic nightmare. There are a lot of children to assess and as Santa acknowledges himself “Stop.
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The Final 'Fantastic Beasts And The Crimes Of Grindelwald' Trailer Is Here — Watch!

J.K. Rowling was true to her word. From the very start, she claimed that there would be only seven Harry Potter novels, and so far that's all there have been. Of course, those seven books gave birth to eight films, a Broadway and West End sequel in the form of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and, now, a whole new film franchise in the form of Fantastic Beasts, the second installment of which, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, reaches theaters on Nov. 16. The concept of Fantastic Beasts actually had its beginnings as a textbook at Hogwarts in the Potter novels and films, and it should come as no surprise to anyone who knows her that the author spent a lot of time devleoping that textbook, bringing it to life in her mind first. "During the writing of that textbook," J.K — who also pens the screenplays for these
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20 Wild Fan Redesigns Of Unexpected Harry Potter Couples

It's been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone first came out, and the franchise is still enchanting fans today.

Warner Brothers has even developed a spinoff/prequel movie franchise in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

There are Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter all over the world, creating a unique theme park experience for Potter fans.

However, at the heart of things, it all started with the books. Seven instalments told the story of how a boy from Surrey discovered he belonged to a world of magic defeated the greatest dark wizard of all time.

There was sorcery, there was adventure, and like any good story, there was romance. There was actually a lot of romance.

To this day, the romantic pairings in the Harry Potter series are some of the most hotly debated topics.

Whether you think Hermione should've ended up with Harry, or Lily with Snape,
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Harry Potter Movie Marathon Is Happening This Month and Tickets Are Cheap

Every single Harry Potter movie is returning to theaters later this month. The best part? Tickets are very cheap. Cinemark is hosting an event called Wizarding World Xd Week. During the event, they will screen all of the movies from the franchise, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, on their Cinemark Xd screens. Essentially, Xd is their version of IMAX, which features a premium label large-format experience with enriched color and immersive surround sound. So not only can you see the movies again, the experience should be quite good.

The Wizarding World event takes place from August 31 through September 6. Those who want to attend can either buy a festival pass, which grants access to all nine movies throughout the week. Or, individual tickets for the Harry Potter movie or movies of one's choosing can be purchased for $5 each. The only possible downside is that Cinemark Xd isn't available at all of their locations.
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All of the Harry Potter Films Are Magically Returning to Theaters! Here's the Deal

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All of the Harry Potter Films Are Magically Returning to Theaters! Here's the Deal
Can we panic now?! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Cinemark has made a truly special announcement. All of the Harry Potter films are returning to theaters! Aspiring witches and wizards alike will be able to go to Cinemark locations all across the country to see the nine films set in the Wizarding World. That's right, you can watch all eight of the originals, plus 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The whole celebration will take place from Aug. 31 through Sept. 6 and will hit 141 different theater locations across the country. Fans can either pay $5 per film or buy a "festival pass" for $25. According to Cinemark, the pass comes with "a collectible keychain, a specially designed cup that is refillable for $3.50 through the end of the year, and a commemorative festival badge." Sounds like a bargain. Tickets go on sale Aug.
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All of the Harry Potter Films Are Magically Returning to Theaters! Here's the Deal

Can we panic now?! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Cinemark has made a truly special announcement. All of the Harry Potter films are returning to theaters! Aspiring witches and wizards alike will be able to go to Cinemark locations all across the country to see the nine films set in the Wizarding World. That's right, you can watch all eight of the originals, plus 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The whole celebration will take place from Aug. 31 through Sept. 6 and will hit 141 different theater locations across the country. Fans can either pay $5 per film or buy a "festival pass" for $25. According to Cinemark, the pass comes with "a collectible keychain, a specially designed cup that is refillable for $3.50 through the end of the year, and a commemorative festival badge." Sounds like a bargain. Tickets go on sale Aug.
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20 Crazy Details Behind The Making Of The First Harry Potter Movie

Seemingly over a lifetime ago, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone set the world on fire back in 2001. It was a crazy new phenomenon that dominated both the box office and pop culture. Much of this came from a lack of anything like it in Hollywood. Like Star Wars decades prior, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone established a franchise that could be the Star Trek-level obsession of a new generation.

Sure, there had been popular book adaptations in the past, but none of them blew up quite like this film. Due to a mix of an already dedicated fanbase, a lack of book-to-screen adaptations that appealed to all ages, and an undeniably interesting concept, this initial film set up the franchise perfectly. It also helped that the movie was legitimately great.

That being said, this film wasn't an easy project to pull off. Much of its foundation came
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Blu-ray Deals: ‘Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection’ Under $45 at Amazon

Listen up, Muggles, because there's a Blu-ray deal right up your Diagon Alley.

Online retailer Amazon.com is offering the Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection Blu-ray box set on sale for $44.99 with free Amazon Prime two-day shipping. That works out to roughly 55% off the list price, which is 25% less than the typical 30% discount Amazon offers.

The Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection includes all the Warner Bros. Harry Potter films: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I; and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II.

Buy the Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection on Blu-ray at Amazon for under $45.

Currently the Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection Blu-ray sits in the
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12 Movies That Potterheads Will Adore

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Harry Potter isn't just the boy who lived - he's also the boy who gave us life through his fantastic adventures full of dragons, three-headed dogs, and secret rooms. The Harry Potter movie series officially ended with director David Yates's second installation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2011. Years later, Warner Brothers delighted fans with an adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them based on a spinoff prequel to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. And that has a sequel coming out pretty soon!

While you wait for The Crimes of Grindelwald, you can stream these magical movies with a swish of your wand . . . er, a click of your mouse. We've rounded up some of the most enchanting fantasies that film has to offer, from '90s classics like Matilda to dark dramas like Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.
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Stan Lee, J.K. Rowling Inducted Into Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame

Marvel legend Stan Lee and Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling have officially been inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) announced this year's class of new inductees into its Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame which, in addition to Lee and Rowling, includes the video game series The Legend of Zelda, and Joss Whedon's beloved series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The new inductees will be featured in MoPOP's Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame exhibition later this year.

For Stan Lee particularly, this feels like something that should have happened quite some time ago. The man's influence on science fiction, via the medium of comic books, simply cannot be overstated. During his tenure at Marvel Comics, along with legendary artists like Steve Ditko and Jack "King" Kirby, Lee created some of the most enduring characters, not only in the realm of comic books,
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2018 Tonys: ‘The Band’s Visit’ wins 10 including Best Musical, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ takes 6 including Best Play

2018 Tonys: ‘The Band’s Visit’ wins 10 including Best Musical, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ takes 6 including Best Play
The 72nd Tony Awards were held on Sunday (June 10) and were hosted two past nominees, composer Sara Bareilles (“Waitress”) and actor Josh Groban. The CBS telecast from New York’s Radio City Music Hall aired live in the Eastern and Central time zones while those in the Mountain and Pacific time zones had a three-hour tape delay. Scroll down for our live updating report and analysis of the winners as they happened.

Thirty shows were eligible for consideration. A whopping 21 of these earned at least one nomination across the 26 Tony Awards categories. While the nominations were determined by 51 theater professionals, the 2018 Tonys winners were decided by 846 members of the Broadway community.

Heading into the evening, two new musicals – “Mean Girls” and “SpongeBob SquarePants” — had a leading 12 Tony Awards nominations apiece while a third, “The Band’s Visit,” had to settle for 11. The hit British import “Harry Potter and the Cursed
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Harry Potter's Matthew Lewis Marries Angela Jones

Harry Potter's Matthew Lewis Marries Angela Jones
Matthew Lewis is married! The actor, who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films revealed on Monday that he's tied the knot with Angela Jones. In a tweet to his social media followers, Matthew wrote, "Not only did I miss @ArcticMonkeys in La but they were performing in Italy at the same time we were there and my wife made me get married instead. Fuming." Matthew also shared a stunning photo of the couple from their special day with his fans. The actor's rep revealed in Dec. 2016 that the couple was engaged to be married. "They're both over the moon. They got together in July and hit it off straight away," the rep said in a statement at the time. TMZ...
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How Many of the Top-Grossing Movies of All Time Have You Seen?

How Many of the Top-Grossing Movies of All Time Have You Seen?
Though a film's success isn't based solely on how much money it pulls in, box-office numbers are still crucial to determining what type of movies make it to the big screen. It's no surprise that family-friendly blockbusters, hero flicks, and animated movies bring in the most dough, but some of the films that cracked the list of the 50 highest-grossing movies of all time just may surprise you. Take a look for yourself!

Avatar (2009): $2.7 billion Titanic (1997): $2.1 billion Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015): $2 billion Jurassic World (2015): $1.6 billion Avengers: Infinity War (2018) $1.6 billion Marvel's The Avengers (2012): $1.5 billion Furious 7 (2015): $1.5 billion Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): $1.4 billion Black Panther (2018): $1.3 billion Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 (2011): $1.3 billion Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): $1.3 billion Frozen (2013): $1.2 billion Beauty and the Beast (2017): $1.2 billion The Fate of the Furious (2017): $1.2 billion Iron Man 3 (2013): $1.2 billion
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How Many of the Top-Grossing Movies of All Time Have You Seen?

Though a film's success isn't based solely on how much money it pulls in, box-office numbers are still crucial to determining what type of movies make it to the big screen. It's no surprise that family-friendly blockbusters, hero flicks, and animated movies bring in the most dough, but some of the films that cracked the list of the 50 highest-grossing movies of all time just may surprise you. Take a look for yourself!

Avatar (2009): $2.7 billion Titanic (1997): $2.1 billion Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015): $2 billion Jurassic World (2015): $1.6 billion Avengers: Infinity War (2018) $1.6 billion Marvel's The Avengers (2012): $1.5 billion Furious 7 (2015): $1.5 billion Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): $1.4 billion Black Panther (2018): $1.3 billion Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 (2011): $1.3 billion Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): $1.3 billion Frozen (2013): $1.2 billion Beauty and the Beast (2017): $1.2 billion The Fate of the Furious (2017): $1.2 billion Iron Man 3 (2013): $1.2 billion
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