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Ezra Miller Channels Hedwig the Owl on the Red Carpet and Harry Potter Fans Are Going Wild

Harry Potter fans are losing their minds over Ezra Miller‘s latest head-turning red carpet look.

The actor, 26, hit the red carpet at the London premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald in a Givenchy Haute Couture silk organza and goose feather cape draped over an off-white suit and leather boots inspired by Harry Potter character Hedwig the Owl.

Besides wearing the bold feather jacket, Miller also wore his hair spiked in various directions with some metallic silver glitter accented throughout. Then he added even more glitter under his eyes to complete the angelic owl-inspired look.

But what was
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Zoë Kravitz Throws Major Shade at Lily Allen: "She Attacked Me"

Zoë Kravitz Throws Major Shade at Lily Allen:
Zoë Kravitz and Eddie Redmayne had a blast appearing on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Tuesday to promote their new blockbuster, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. But things took a turn when a fan called in to ask her a non-film related question. "Did Lily Allen warn you that she was going to write about the two of you kissing in her autobiography?" a female fan asked Kravitz over the phone. "And how did that come about?" With a sour look on her face, Kravitz replied, "Who's Lily Allen?" Andy Cohen was living the shade, saying, "I guess she didn't warn you." "If by 'kissing' she means, like, attacking, then yes,...
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Ezra Miller Walked the Red Carpet With "Avada Kedavra" on His Hands, and I'm Stupefied

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Ezra Miller Walked the Red Carpet With
Dear J.K. Rowling, I have an idea for you. Now, I know you get requests like this every day, but hear me out: I think we're ready for a Harry Potter reboot, with Ezra Miller playing every character. My Exhibit A? His full-fledged Hedwig ensemble at the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald premiere in London.

The 26-year-old actor doesn't hold back when he steps onto the red carpet. Case in point: his full-body puffer jacket from the film's Paris premiere. Still, none of us could have expected the absolute magic of his Nov. 13 outfit. Sure, Ezra's snowy-owl-inspired ensemble would've been legendary on its own, but he took things a step further by writing the Killing Curse, "Avada Kedavra," over and over on the palms of his hands. And that's not all - a closer look shows a tiny owl atop Ezra's finger and the message "Dumbledore's Army, Still Recruiting" written on his shoes.
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Surprise! Fantastic Beasts Star Katherine Waterston Is Pregnant

Surprise! Fantastic Beasts Star Katherine Waterston Is Pregnant
Don't be fooled, Muggles: This is no magic trick! Actress Katherine Waterston surprised fans—and a few co-stars, apparently—when she revealed her pregnancy at the London premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Wearing a Calvin Klein gown, the 38-year-old actress placed her hand on her baby bump and smiled for the cameras. Co-stars Ezra Miller and Alison Sudol were later seen rubbing her belly. Waterston posed with the entire cast at Cineworld Leicester Square, including Johnny Depp, Dan Fogler, Claudia Kim, Zoë Kravitz, Jude Law, William Nadylam, Eddie Redmayne and Callum Turner. Waterston, who is quite private, has not commented on her pregnancy publicly. Waterston has...
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'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald' targets $200m-plus international debut

China among opening salvo this week, with UK, France, Australia, South Korea.

Warner Bros executives launch Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald in 79 territories this week and industry sources said the international launch could go as high as $205m outside North America.

David Yates’ adaptation of Jk Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Zoe Kravitz and Johnny Depp and debuts first in France and South Korea on Wednesday (14). After that come Australia, Germany, Russia, Brazil and Italy on Thursday, followed by the UK, China and Mexico on Friday.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them grossed
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Today in Movie Culture: Alternate 'Fantastic Beasts' Endings, 'Detective Pikachu' Easter Eggs and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Endings of the Day: With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald out this Friday, here's an animated look at how Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them should have ended:   Easter Eggs of the Day: Need a guide to all the Easter eggs and everything else in the new Pokemon: Detective Pikachu trailer? Nerdist has you covered:   Truthful Marketing of the Day: Honest Trailers points out they should have sold The Meg as a movie and its sequel rolled into one:   Film History of the Day: For Vox, Coleman Lowndes looks at how the Victorian mansion became such a staple of horror media, including movie such as Psycho:   Composer in...
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Jude Law Says Dumbledore’s Struggling With Inner Demons In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is not only properly introducing Johnny Depp’s dark wizard, after his cameo in the first movie, but it’ll also see the debut of Jude Law’s portrayal of future Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Law’s the third actor to play the professor, following Richard Harris and Michael Gambon, but we’re expecting a very different take on the character due to the prequel sequel being set many decades before he becomes the ol’ Albie that we’re familiar with.

While speaking with The Toronto Sun, Law talked a bit about how he got into the mindset of the character, saying that writer J.K. Rowling, as well as director David Yates, proved to be a huge help as she gave him a “clear picture” of who Dumbledore was as a person at this time in his life and the “demons” he carried around
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Will ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Be Critic-Proof at the Box Office?

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Will ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Be Critic-Proof at the Box Office?
Over the past month, films like “Venom” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” have found big bucks at the box office despite tepid reviews from critics. Now, Warner Bros. is hoping the trend will continue this weekend with “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” which will try to prove that the Harry Potter prequel series has achieved critic-proof status.

Though the film currently has a 57 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, “Fantastic Beasts 2” isn’t expected to have a much lower opening than its 2016 predecessor, which had a 74 percent Rt score. The sequel is currently projected for an opening in the high $60 million range from 4,000+ screens, with estimates topping out at $73 million. By comparison, the first film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” opened to $74.4 million, grossing $234 million domestically and $814 million worldwide.

Like Spider-Man and Queen fans, Pottermaniacs are expected to turn out for this film no matter what. Perhaps a sign of the
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Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Heads for $250 Million Global Launch

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Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Heads for $250 Million Global Launch
Put your wands up, muggles. The upcoming chapter in the “Harry Potter” universe looks to enchant moviegoers and dominate the global box office.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is expected to earn $65 million from over 3,300 domestic locations, though industry estimates show that number could be closer to $75 million. The higher part of that range would be in line with the opening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the first entry in the “Harry Potter” spinoff series. That film debuted with $74 million on the same weekend two years ago and went on to generate $234 million in North America and $580 million overseas. The second film carries a slightly bigger budget of $200 million, while the first outing cost $175 million.

Warner Bros., the studio behind the magical movies, expects to see a similar boost from the international box office. The sequel could make as much as $250 million this weekend when including foreign markets,
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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Could Seize As Much As $275M In Global Launch – Box Office Preview

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Holiday moviegoing will explode this weekend as Warner Bros.Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald takes over the world with a global near everywhere opening ranging that at the lowest looks to be coming in at $253M and at the highest $275M. On the low end that’s 15% higher than the worldwide launch of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them back in November 2016.

While the first movie posted a three-day opening stateside that was lower than any Harry Potter movie with $74.4M, it’s always been about the global play for Warner Bros. with this spinoff series with Fantastic Beasts 1 finaling at $814M Ww ($580M offshore) and a $164.7M profit after all ancillaries. Warners is expecting a similar ratio with Grindelwald with overseas repping over 70% of the pic’s total gross.

The second Fantastic Beasts movie which is inspired by the fictitious textbook in the J.K. Rowling
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Movie Review – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, 2018.

Directed by David Yates.

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, William Nadylam, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, David Sakurai, Brontis Jodorowsky, Kevin Guthrie, Victoria Yeates, Derek Riddell, Poppy Corby-Tuech, and Cornell S. John.

Synopsis:

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

There’s a case to be made that J.K. Rowling is getting dangerously close to George Lucas territory, in that she is becoming as obsessed with explaining and connecting the dots in her made-up universe instead of focusing on a compelling story, as Lucas
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Ezra Miller Writes a Deadly Spell on His Hands at the Fantastic Beasts Premiere

Ezra Miller Writes a Deadly Spell on His Hands at the Fantastic Beasts Premiere
Ezra Miller just hit the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie premiere in London with a very deadly spell written on him! The 26-year-old actor, who plays Credence Barebone in the film, was photographed on the blue carpet at Cineworld Leicester Square on Thursday night with the spell "Avada Kedavra" written in ink on his hands. Harry Potter fans will know that the phrase, also known as "The Killing Curse," is one of the three "Unforgivable Curses." When the spell is cast successfully, it causes instantaneous death upon the victim. Miller, dressed in a white outfit at the premiere, has previously revealed that he's "an obsessive Harry Potter nerd." Miller was...
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Target Is Selling a Fantastic Beasts Sock Advent Calendar, and the Price Is Magical

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Target Is Selling a Fantastic Beasts Sock Advent Calendar, and the Price Is Magical
Fans are obsessing over Harry Potter sock Advent calendars this season, but there's another Advent calendar that deserves some love. Ahead of the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Target is selling a Fantastic Beasts-themed sock Advent calendar for the holidays. While the socks include references to Newt Scamander's various beasts and a few popular spells, it's the price that's truly magical.

The 12 Days of Socks Advent calendar can be yours for the small price of $15. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your galleons and get ready to treat yourself to these fantastic socks. Get a glimpse of the Advent calendar ahead!

Related: These Are 2018's Best Gifts For Harry Potter Fans
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This Crazy Reddit Theory Suggests Nagini Is Voldemort's Mother, and We're Freaking Out

This Crazy Reddit Theory Suggests Nagini Is Voldemort's Mother, and We're Freaking Out
Are you sitting down? Just before the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, we've stumbled upon a wild new theory courtesy of our favorite corner of the internet, Reddit. Now, as you know, the new Fantastic Beasts film will have connected threads to the Harry Potter books, even moreso than before. We're going to be a seeing young Minerva McGonagall, as well as a young and maybe slightly gay Dumbledore. But perhaps even more titillating is the mystery surrounding one of the books' great villains: Nagini.

Recently, we learned that not only would we meet the woman who will become Nagini, but we'll also get more information about her origin story. Like, for instance, the fact that she's a Maledictus. But here's where things get really interesting. According to Reddit user soupycutie, there's a lot of evidence to suggest that Nagini may be more than just Voldemort's future horcrux and snake companion.
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Harry Potter the TV Series: Is It Time to Make the Leap?

This weekend marked the premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second in a five-part prequel series to the Harry Potter franchise.

Since the books came out in 1997, the world created by J.K. Rowling has been everywhere from the big screen to Broadway. Is it time to bring Harry and friends to the small screen?

If the Potterverse continues on its current trajectory, a television version seems inevitable. As a massive fan of the movies, I have mixed feelings about an attempt. It is hard to picture anybody other the Emma Watson as Hermione or Daniel Redcliff as Harry.

However, it would not be the first time that a book that became a movie went on to be a television series. There is a grand tradition in television history of bringing books to life. Networks such as The CW and Freeform have a history of breathing new life into familiar franchises.
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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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Fantastic Beasts: 25 Behind-The-Scenes Photos That Change Everything

J.K. Rowling knows that fans can't get enough of the Wizarding World. It's why she's given us the Fantastic Beasts series not long after finishing her revolutionary Harry Potter story. Although nothing will ever top the magical coming age story that tackled such complex topics as loss, love, and the meaning of friendship, Fantastic Beasts is a worthy follow-up.

Fantastic Beasts add to the overall lore of the series, but it also deals with its own relevant themes and continues those explored in Harry Potter. This doesn't take away from the fact that the films are just plain fun. This is especially true for audience members who don't understand how movies are made. Their lack of knowledge adds to the wonderful adventure of it all. Going in blind can be rewarding, but taking a look at behind-the-scenes photos can add a bit of fun to the experience, as well.

With
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You’re A Rich One, Mr. ‘Grinch’: Illumination-Universal Toon Sees Near $78M Four-Day Opening

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You’re A Rich One, Mr. ‘Grinch’: Illumination-Universal Toon Sees Near $78M Four-Day Opening
Monday Pm: With many schools taking off for the Veterans Day holiday today, turnstiles didn’t stop spinning with Illumination-Universal’s The Grinch grossing an estimated $10.3M today, -52% from Sunday taking its four-day opening to $77.8M. ComScore reported that close to half of all K-12 schools were off today along with 28% colleges.

It’s already been declared that The Grinch is the biggest Christmas-theme pic opening of all-time, beating his 2000 live-action self which was directed by Ron Howard ($55M 3-day), but next to other Illumination titles and their first four days at the B.O., the Green One feasibly beat The Lorax ($73.7M), Despicable Me ($63.9M), Sing ($41.4M) and Hop ($39.8M). A hold in the -40% range is in store this coming weekend for The Grinch as Warner Bros.Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald flies in to feast on more pre-Thanksgiving dollars, which many in the industry believe
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Today in Movie Culture: 'Harry Potter' and 'Fantastic Beasts' Recap, a Tribute to Exposition Scenes and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Franchise Recap of the Day: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters this weekend, so cram a recap of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies so far:   Video Essay of the Day: For Fandor, Philip Brubaker tells us all we need to know about exposition as it's used in movies:   Movie Parody of the Day: This Studio C comedy sketch pits Pennywise from It against a group of friends using the things adults fear the most (via Geek Tyrant):   Movie Location of the Day: Here's an old tour of the Old West town on the Paramount Ranch, which was used as a shooting location for numerous movies over the last century, including Gunfight at the...
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This Crazy Reddit Theory Suggests Nagini Is Voldemort's Mother, and We're Freaking Out

Are you sitting down? Just before the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, we've stumbled upon a wild new theory courtesy of our favorite corner of the internet, Reddit. Now, as you know, the new Fantastic Beasts film will have connected threads to the Harry Potter books, even moreso than before. We're going to be a seeing young Minerva McGonagall, as well as a young and maybe slightly gay Dumbledore. But perhaps even more titillating is the mystery surrounding one of the books' great villains: Nagini.

Recently, we learned that not only would we meet the woman who will become Nagini, but we'll also get more information about her origin story. Like, for instance, the fact that she's a Maledictus. But here's where things get really interesting. According to Reddit user soupycutie, there's a lot of evidence to suggest that Nagini may be more than just Voldemort's future horcrux and snake companion.
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