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Humorous Video Relives The Massive Effort To Spoil Harry Potter Books Back In The Mid-2000s

The year is 2005, and a new Harry Potter book is on the horizon. Unfortunately, so is one of the first major milestones of internet trolling as a bunch of folks got together on the web and collectively decided to do what they can to ruin the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for anyone they can. Honestly, I wasn't too affected by either spoiler war as my internet was still pay-per-minute and I was lucky if I could get online to check my Yahoo mail account much less browse around on any Harry Potter website! That said, I do remember folks talking about this and this video is a great nostalgia trip for anyone who may have trouble remembering just how big a deal this was!
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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ The Complete Third Season Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on March 13th!

Deception can be your deadliest enemy when Season 3 of “Fear the Walking Dead” – the companion series to the #1-rated cable series “The Walking Dead” – arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 13 from Lionsgate. As society collapses around them, the families must come together to survive the apocalypse and combat the deadly threats on all sides. Hailed as “the best full season so far” (Forbes), “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 3 stars Kim Dickens (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Gone Girl), Cliff Curtis (Risen, The Dark Horse), Frank Dillane (“Sense8,” Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Friend Request).

When “Fear the Walking Dead” returns for Season 3, our families are brought together in the vibrant and violent ecotone of the U.S.-Mexico border. With international lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society, but their families as well.
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Oscars 2018: 29 exclusive interviews with behind-the-scenes nominees of ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘The Shape of Water,’ and more [Watch]

Oscars 2018: 29 exclusive interviews with behind-the-scenes nominees of ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘The Shape of Water,’ and more [Watch]
Many of this year’s Oscar-nominated behind-the-scenes artists have spoken with Gold Derby in recent months about their awards-contending films. In anticipation of the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, March 4, we offer up 29 exclusive interviews with nominees throughout the categories, from Best Picture to Best Documentary Short. Click on any name below to be taken to their full interview.

See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

Best Picture

J. Miles Dale (“The Shape of Water”) received his first Oscar nomination for producing Guillermo del Toro‘s fantastical romance about a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a fish man (Doug Jones). Dale and del Toro already won the Producers Guild and Critics Choice prizes for Best Picture. (Cick here to be taken to his full interview)

Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me by Your Name”) received his first Oscar nomination for producing this romantic drama
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Bruno Delbonnel Shines The Light On ‘Darkest Hour’ And ‘Buster Scruggs’ [Interview]

When it comes to this year’s Best Cinematography race everyone is focused on the legendary Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”) and the first female nominee Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”) but Bruno Delbonnel should not be ignored. Now a five-time Oscar nominee, Delbonnel’s work on Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour” is a beautifully lit and worthy entry in a body of work that includes “A Very Long Engagement,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

Joe Wright and Gary Oldman discuss discovering Winston Churchill

Delbonnel jumped on the phone before learning of his nomination last month, but took some time to talk about “Darkest Hour” and at confirmed his reunion with the Coen Bros.
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Bruno Delbonnel (‘Darkest Hour’ cinematographer) on exploring the ‘duality’ of Winston Churchill [Exclusive Video Interview]

Bruno Delbonnel (‘Darkest Hour’ cinematographer) on exploring the ‘duality’ of Winston Churchill [Exclusive Video Interview]
Darkest Hour” cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel reveals that he and director Joe Wright were more interested in exploring “the character” of Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) than in “the historical moment” surrounding him in their biographical drama. In their visual approach, they wanted to highlight the “duality in Churchill’s character”: he was “a guy who wanted to hide, but wanted to have power as well.” The film follows the newly-appointed British Prime Minister during the early days of World War II, when he must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight against him. It’s now nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Oldman), and Best Cinematography. Watch our exclusive video interview with Delbonnel above.

See Gary Oldman films: 15 greatest movies, ranked from worst to best, include ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Sid & Nancy,’ ‘JFK,’ ‘Dracula

“Based on this idea that there was a duality in this character, we
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Fear the Walking Dead Season Three Shambles for Home in March

  • Comicmix
Santa Monica, CA (January 16, 2018) – Deception can be your deadliest enemy when Season 3 of Fear the Walking Dead – the companion series to the #1-rated cable series The Walking Dead – arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 13 from Lionsgate. As society collapses around them, the families must come together to survive the apocalypse and combat the deadly threats on all sides. Hailed as “the best full season so far” (Forbes), Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 stars Kim Dickens (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Gone Girl), Cliff Curtis (Risen, The Dark Horse), Frank Dillane (“Sense8,” Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Friend Request).

When Fear the Walking Dead returns for Season 3, our families are brought together in the vibrant and violent ecotone of the U.S.-Mexico border. With international lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society,
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Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 Coming to Blu-ray & DVD on March 13th

  • DailyDead
A little over one month before Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 premieres on April 15th, Lionsgate will release the third season of The Walking Dead companion series on Blu-ray (including Digital HD) and DVD, complete with deleted scenes and audio commentaries that dig deeper into the show's most ambitious season yet:

Press Release: Santa Monica, CA (January 16, 2018) – Deception can be your deadliest enemy when Season 3 of “Fearthe Walking Dead” – the companion series to the #1-rated cable series “The Walking Dead” – arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 13 from Lionsgate. As society collapses around them, the families must come together to survive the apocalypse and combat the deadly threats on all sides. Hailed as “the best full season so far” (Forbes), “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 3 stars Kim Dickens (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Gone Girl), Cliff Curtis (Risen, The Dark Horse), Frank Dillane (“Sense8,” Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Watch the trailer for sci-fi action thriller Battalion

High Octane Pictures has announced the digital release of writer-director Michael Miller’s sci-fi action thriller Battalion; check out the poster, trailer and synopsis here…

When a devastating attack on Los Angeles by an army of machines from a parallel universe sparks a massive world war, Californian surfer John Blake joins up with the Us Marines to head across the Pacific to join the fight against the machines.

Battalion is available now on Digital Download, and features a cast that includes Jesse Richardson (Riot Girl), Ellen Williams (Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead), and Michael Thomson (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince).

The post Watch the trailer for sci-fi action thriller Battalion appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Harry Potter, and the trouble with 3D

Simon Brew Jan 17, 2018

Warner Bros, the Harry Potter films, and the assorted struggles with 3D...

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, a movie I caught up with again over the weekend. The sixth in the boxset of eight, I’d not seen it since its release, and I’ve gradually been rewatching the Potter films on the Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray format. So far, Half-Blood Prince is the one that benefits the most from the 4K upgrade. The sombre palette particularly takes advantage of the extra resolution afforded.

The film, though, was also the second in the series to be released partially in 3D, after the ending of Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix had enjoyed/suffered a post-production overhaul of its finale with certain screenings. With Avatar still just around the corner, Warner Bros was experimenting with 3D more than fully
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Nears $1 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Nears $1 Billion at Worldwide Box Office
Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is inching closer to the $1 billion milestone, with worldwide grosses set to hit the mark before New Year’s Eve.

Disney-Lucasfilm’s “The Last Jedi” earned $934.2 million worldwide after pulling in $42.1 million globally on Thursday to reach $464.6 million domestically in two weeks along with $469.6 internationally.

“The Last Jedi” is now the 11th highest-grossing domestic movie of all time — less than $10 million behind 1999’s “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.” On the worldwide chart, it’s now 43rd and only $200,000 behind 2009’s “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi” took in $19.4 million at 4,232 sites Thursday to top Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which has been “The Last Jedi’s” biggest competitor since it opened on Dec. 20. The action-comedy took in $15 million on Thursday from 3,765 North American locations, bringing the nine-day domestic total to $119.3 million.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is also performing impressively
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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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‘Darkest Hour’ Review: Gary Oldman Gives Us a Fearsome, Oscar-Worthy Churchill

‘Darkest Hour’ Review: Gary Oldman Gives Us a Fearsome, Oscar-Worthy Churchill
Gary Oldman is one of the greatest actors on the planet – and he proves it again as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, director Joe Wright's rip-roaring take on the celebrated Prime Minister's first tumultuous month in office in May, 1940, when France and Belgium are a whisper away from surrendering to Hitler and Great Britain may be next. (How I'd love to see Oldman's take on the Fuhrer).

The British actor, 59, has played real people before, from Sid Vicious (Sid and Nancy) to Lee Harvey Oswald (JFK). But his Churchill is something different.
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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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Top Ten Movie Franchises Based on Books

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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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No, You're Not Losing It: Dickon Tarly Definitely Has a New Face on Game of Thrones

When we first meet Dickon Tarly, Samwell's pompous brother on Game of Thrones, he's at a very awkward Tarly family dinner in season six. He openly mocks his brother about his claims of killing a White Walker and is generally a big assh*le (no wonder Sam has all those self-esteem issues). He's played by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince actor Freddie Stroma in the episode (pictured above), who confirmed not long after it aired that he would not be returning to the series in season seven due to scheduling conflicts with his now-canceled show, Time After Time. Although we were sad to see Stroma go, the actor was soon recast with a (very hot) replacement. Meet the new Dickon Tarly: Tom Hopper. Hopper, who's appeared in Black Sails and Merlin, made his debut in season seven's second episode during a tense conversation with Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in King's Landing.
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Breaking Down Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1 – “Dragonstone”

Author: Chris Haydon

Spoilers For Game Of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1 Throughout

Waiting for Game of Thrones to return is challenging; its absence from our screens feels almost as long as the coldest of winters in Westeros. Thankfully, after a much prolonged period, our agony has been relieved, with Season 7 surging into our homes with ferocious force.

“Dragonstone” – our season premiere – beautifully maps the political landscape following the vast ramifications of its predecessor, but much like Daenerys Targaryen returning to the titular location, it reminds us just how much we’ve missed the Seven Kingdoms. They are violent, they are uncompromising, and they are laden with dangers and dishonesties, but they’re also home.

With George R.R. Martin’s “The Winds of Winter” firmly in the rearview, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working from their own script; from their own think tank. If this introductory hour is anything to go by,
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Game of Thrones: Of Course You Know Who Plays Archmaester Marwyn!

Game of Thrones added a new face to its already very large cast of characters with Sunday's season seven premiere. At the Citadel, Samwell Tarly is training to be a maester, learning at the hand of Archmaester Marwyn, played by award-winning star of stage and screen Jim Broadbent. Broadbent got his start over 40 years ago, but his first big role came in the 1985 sci-fi classic Brazil, where he played plastic surgeon to Katherine Helmond's vain Mrs. Ida Lowry in the fictional dystopian urban setting. The 68-year-old actor would go on to appear in some of the biggest films of the 1990s, including Enchanted April, The Crying Game, and Bullets Over Broadway, before his critically acclaimed turn as W.S. Gilbert (of the famed musical theater pair Gilbert and Sullivan) in Topsy-Turvy, a role that earned Broadbent a BAFTA nomination. On the heels of Topsy-Turvy, Broadbent had a big year in
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Best ‘Harry Potter’ Book Plotlines and Scenes Left Out of the Movies

Exactly 20 years ago, J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” hit bookshelves, marking the birth of a massive franchise, both in literature and on the big screen.

The films are lauded by fans by being largely faithful to Rowling’s beloved books, but there are a few key plotpoints that many wish had made it into the movies. In honor of the 20th anniversary milestone, Variety breaks down some of the biggest omissions.

S.P.E.W.

Ask any Hermione Granger fan what the biggest injustice of the “Harry Potter” movies was, and they’ll likely tell you S.P.E.W. Hermione founded S.P.E.W. — Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare — after witnessing the gross treatment of house-elves at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. While the movement was highlighted briefly in the movies, thanks in large part to Dobby, S.P.E.W. saw Hermione as a champion for equal rights
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Voldemort Gets an Origin Story in Fan-Made Harry Potter Prequel

Ever wonder how Voldemort got his start down the dark path to becoming 'He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named'? While J.K. Rowling would cover some of Tom Riddle's backstory in the books, a new fan-made short film is looking to explore the myth even further. And it looks kind of amazing. Even if it's not part of the official narrative laid out by the creator herself.

Tryangle Films dropped the first teaser trailer for Voldemort: Origins of the Heir on their Youtube channel, and it has some pretty cool visual effects to go along with its compelling storyline. Instead of following Magizoologist Newt Scamander as the official Warner Bros. prequels have done, this early story set within the world of Harry Potter chooses to focus on the villain that rests at the heart of the tale. It's a work in progress. Says Triangle FIlms.

"We're currently shooting - [support the project: https://goo.gl/UFWzts]. Voldemort: Origins of the Heir talks
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