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10 Best ‘Fantastic Beasts’ In J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

Ahead of the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Tom Beasley takes a look back through J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World to pick out the best magical critters in Harry Potter history…

One of the common refrains of those who are not happy about the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movies is that there aren’t very many of those beasts in the films, and even less dedication to finding them. This rather neglects the fact that much of the first movie’s plot is devoted to doing exactly that, but also minimises the role that Newt Scamander’s beasts will inevitably play in the films to come. A mere glance at the trailer for this week’s The Crimes of Grindelwald reveals at least half a dozen critters new and old.

But magical creatures have been a part of the Harry Potter movie world from day one,
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Jude Law Captured Everything Eddie Redmayne Loves About Dumbledore With Just One Look

Jude Law Captured Everything Eddie Redmayne Loves About Dumbledore With Just One Look
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is among the most iconic and beloved characters, not only in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” book series, but in all of fantasy literature. And that some big robes to fill for Jude Law.

“It was a huge amount of responsibility,” Law said during a Q&A following an early fan screening of the new film “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” at Universal Studios Hollywood on Saturday. “He’s a beloved Potter character. But I thought I was given a little bit of freedom to interpret him myself and I hope I stepped up.”

Law’s fellow cast mate Eddie Redmayne, who plays the film’s lead, Newt Scamander, said during the Q&A that experiencing Law’s turn as Dumbledore for the first time was next to magical.

Also Read: 'Fantastic Beasts 2' on Pace to Match Original's Opening Weekend

“There was — the
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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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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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'Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets' — An Oral History (Exclusive)

For Harry Potter on film, things kicked off with Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001 and continued a year later with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Encompassing young Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, that film kicks off with an elf named Dobby attempting to convince Harry not to return to school. With the help of friend Ron Weasley and the Weasley family’s flying car, he does so anyway, discovering that certain students are being turned to stone. Reuniting with Hermione Granger, the trio learn that the forbidden Chamber of Secrets has been opened, unleashing a creature that is attacking those students with Muggle (human) blood. Eventually Harry meets the spirit of Tom Riddle, who seems friendly at first but is ultimately revealed to be the man who eventually became the dark lord Voldemort. At the same time, Harry tries to cope with being a “celebrity” of sorts at
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Harry Potter Director Alfonso Cuaron Met with Warner Bros. for a DC Movie?

Harry Potter Director Alfonso Cuaron Met with Warner Bros. for a DC Movie?
Director Alfonso Cuar&#243n, who is best known for directing movies such as Gravity and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, reportedly met with Warner Bros. a few months ago over the possibility of having him helm an upcoming DC movie. Unfortunately, according to the report, nothing came out of this meeting, and Cuar&#243n does not have any interest in directing a DC movie in the near future.

Cuar&#243n has had a truly remarkable career as a writer and director. Over the years, he has earned a total of 6 Oscar nominations, winning two of those Oscars for Gravity in 2014. In addition to Gravity and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Cuar&#243n has received quite a bit of recognition for his work in movies like Children of Men, Pan's Labyrinth, and Y Tu Mam&#225 Tambi&#233n. His track record is impeccable and he tends to only work on higher-class movies,
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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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The Sorting Hat Will Determine Which New Harry Potter Book You Should Buy

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A wise headmaster once said that "one can never have enough socks." Well, the same goes for Harry Potter books - there's no such thing as too many copies! This is good news, because Bloomsbury Publishing just debuted eight new covers for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and they're perfect for showing off your Hogwarts House pride.

There's a new hardcover and a paperback edition for each of the four Hogwarts Houses: Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff. Each of the new books displays its respective house coloring, and the hardback editions also showcase the house crest and a list of admirable house traits.

Hufflepuff: dedication, patience, loyalty Ravenclaw: wit, learning, wisdom Gryffindor: courage, bravery, determination Slytherin: pride, ambition, cunning

So, which ones should you buy? Let the Sorting Hat decide, then shop your House book ahead!
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The Sorting Hat Will Determine Which New Harry Potter Book You Should Buy

A wise headmaster once said that "one can never have enough socks." Well, the same goes for Harry Potter books - there's no such thing as too many copies! This is good news, because Bloomsbury Publishing just debuted eight new covers for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and they're perfect for showing off your Hogwarts House pride.

There's a new hardcover and a paperback edition for each of the four Hogwarts Houses: Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff. Each of the new books displays its respective house coloring, and the hardback editions also showcase the house crest and a list of admirable house traits.

Hufflepuff: dedication, patience, loyalty Ravenclaw: wit, learning, wisdom Gryffindor: courage, bravery, determination Slytherin: pride, ambition, cunning

So, which ones should you buy? Let the Sorting Hat decide, then shop your House book ahead!
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10 Crazy Cat Ladies in Movies and TV, From ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘The Office’ (Photos)

10 Crazy Cat Ladies in Movies and TV, From ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘The Office’ (Photos)
You know the type. Lonely old woman, cluttered household, sheltered from society, with her only friends in the world her numerous cats roaming around her house. It’s the “crazy cat lady.” Weirdly, it’s not a pop culture character trope for men, even though they’re often as obsessed with cats too! Just look at the James Bond villain Blofeld, Don Corleone or Robert De Niro in “Meet the Parents.” Still, the crazy cat lady stereotype persists, often with hilarious results. And because June is the National Adopt-a-Cat Month, we decided to look at some of the most famous crazy cat ladies in movies and TV. It’s about to get furry.

Crazy Cat Lady – “The Simpsons

The Simpsons'” crazy cat lady, simply named as such, is the perfect embodiment of this character trope, a delusional hermit who’s only real characteristic is that she has dozens of
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J.K. Rowling Apologizes for the Death of Dobby in Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling Apologizes for the Death of Dobby in Harry Potter
For the past four years, J.K. Rowling has had a tradition on Twitter of apologizing for killing off particular characters from the Harry Potter series. This year, Rowling apologizes for what may have been the saddest death of them all: Dobby the House Elf.

On May 2nd, 2015, the 17th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to apologize for one particular death from the books and movies that broke fans hearts: Fred Weasley. Rowling has made a tradition of it since then, apologizing for the death of Remus Lupin in 2016 and the death of Severus Snape in 2017. This year's apology is for Dobby, who may not have died in the Battle of Hogwarts, but whose death still rattled fans all the same.

While this is a great gesture to Harry Potter fans who were absolutely devastated by the death of Dobby,
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Jk Rowling Apologizes for Killing Off Beloved ‘Harry Potter’ Character in Annual Tradition

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Jk Rowling Apologizes for Killing Off Beloved ‘Harry Potter’ Character in Annual Tradition
J.K. Rowling has apologized for killing off another beloved character in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”

Every year, the author apologizes for a death on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, which took place on May 2, 1998, in the magical series of books. This year, Rowling focused on Dobby the house elf.

“It’s that anniversary again,” Rowling tweeted on Tuesday. “This year, I apologise for killing someone who didn’t die during the #BattleofHogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who’d win it. I refer, of course, to Dobby the house elf.”

It's that anniversary again. This year, I apologise for killing someone who didn't die during the #BattleofHogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who'd win it. I refer, of course, to Dobby the house elf.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2018

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Dobby first appeared in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” but he died in “Deathly Hallows” when Bellatrix Lestrange killed him while helping Harry and his friends escape from Death Eaters at Malfoy Manor.

Many people thanked Rowling for dedicating this year’s tweet to Dobby, writing, “Dobby represents the very best in all of us” and “the only truly selfless character.”

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Dobby represents the very best in all of us. ????????

— Veronica the Mvp ????????‍♀️ (@VeronicheWriter) May 2, 2018

The only truly selfless character. pic.twitter.com/dMKJH1O7ol

— Zozette ???? (@zozette) May 2, 2018

At first I didn't like Dobby, but I wish I could be more like Dobby, his death in book & on film always makes me cry

— Anna Vancouver (@AnnaRoseVan) May 2, 2018

Of all the deaths in the story, this death affected me the most; he had so much life in him…

— Esther Leihang (@EstherLeihang) May 2, 2018

Thank you for creating this masterpiece. Dobby is a free elf???? :")

— Aya G (@sweet_neenja) May 2, 2018

Last year, Rowling apologized for killing Severus Snape, who was killed by Lord Voldemort in “Deathly Hallows.” Snape was portrayed by Alan Rickman, who died in 2016 at the age of 69.

Previously, Rowling has also apologized for the deaths of Remus Lupin and Fred Weasley.

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Kenneth Branagh to Star in TV Adaptation of 'A Gentleman in Moscow'

Kenneth Branagh to Star in TV Adaptation of 'A Gentleman in Moscow'
Kenneth Branagh is set to star in and produce Entertainment One's TV adaptation of <em>A Gentleman in Moscow,</em> based on the Amor Towles novel of the same name.

The project reteams Branagh with Mark Gordon, who was recently named president and chief content officer at eOne, after their collaboration on <em>Murder on the Orient Express. </em>Branagh and the <em>Designated Survivor </em>producer also worked together on <em>Warm Springs </em>for HBO and Disney's <em>Swing Kids</em>.

Branagh's credits as an actor and/or director include <em>Much Ado About Nothing</em>, <em>Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets</em> and <em>Dunkirk</em>. The period drama <em>A Gentleman in Moscow ...</em>
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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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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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