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J.K. Rowling debuts new ‘Harry Potter’ short story

A new Harry Potter short story by J.K. Rowling has reinvigorated speculation about further adventures featuring the boy wizard, and though we’re talking about the world of literature here, whenever Harry is concerned, a film can’t be far behind. The new story, published on Pottermore, takes the shape of a Daily Prophet column by the barb-tongued Rita Skeeter. (Spoilers for the […]

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Warner Bros. spinning ‘Harry Potter’ off-shoot ‘Fantastic Beasts’ into trilogy

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara has plans for three new Harry Potter spin-offs based on J.K. Rowling’s ‘Hogwarts textbook’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In a lengthy profile by the New York Times, the previously announced Fantastic Beasts adaptation is revealed to be in the works as a brand new trilogy. Rowling penned […]

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J.K. Rowling writing Harry Potter spin-off film for WB

Warner Bros studio has smartly extended the Harry Potter gravy train by recruiting J.K. Rowling to write the screenplay for a new spin-off. In an official statement, Rowling explained how her Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would become “the first picture in a new film series.” She will adapt “Newt Scamander’s” […]

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Daniel Radcliffe to play Igor in new take on Frankenstein

From boy wizard to mad scientist’s right-hand man, Daniel Radcliffe is in talks to play Igor in Max Landis’ take on the much-loved Frankenstein story, Variety reports. Paul McGuigan (Sherlock) will direct this spin on the classic, in which Igor – and not Dr. Frankenstein nor the Monster – will be the lead character. Landis […]

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If you got it, haunt it – The Woman in Black review

The Woman in Black – Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, and Janet McTeer. Directed by James Watkins. Rated M. By Richard Haridy. The Woman in Black is an earnest attempt at an old-fashioned scare film that ultimately bores with a clunky, repetitive structure. Daniel Radcliffe is frighteningly miscast – in his first post-Potter starring role […]

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The top 10 movie teachers

The top 10 movie teachers. By Simon Miraudo. Is there a more unfairly maligned profession in the world than teaching? When an oft-absued film critic asks that question, the order of the world is seriously askew. To quote The West Wing‘s Sam Seaborn (as everyone should try to do on a daily basis): “Education is the […]

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Emma Watson might board the ark for Darren Aronofsky

Emma Watson is in talks to join Darren Aronofsky‘s biblical epic Noah, Deadline reports. The long-gestating pic will feature Russell Crowe as the man behind the ark. The Harry Potter star would play Ila, a young lady who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son Shem (Douglas Booth). Here’s the kicker: according to Genesis, Shem was 99 […]

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Watson, Cera, Segel, and Rihanna joining Rogen’s Apocalypse party

Even more stars have joined Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s directorial debut/end-of-days party, The Apocalypse. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harry Potter‘s Emma Watson is in negotiations to appear in the flick. Rogen previously revealed that Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe, turned down an opportunity to star, stating, “it doesn’t look like he’s willing to push things […]

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Harry Potter helmer bringing Doctor Who to the big screen

David Yates (Harry Potters 5, 6, 7 and 8) is set to bring the beloved, long-running sci-fi show Doctor Who to the big screen. According to Variety, Yates is teaming up with the BBC to develop the long-running program into a cinematic franchise. Yates – who was briefly attached to The Stand before Ben Affleck […]

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Ben Affleck takes The Stand

Warner Brothers has chosen Ben Affleck to adapt and direct The Stand, Deadline reports. Affleck has proven his directorial chops with Gone Baby Gone and The Town, and is now tapped to tackle the 1978 apocalyptic Stephen King novel, which has previously been adapted into a miniseries. If Affleck accepts the job it’s said to […]

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Franco, McBride, Hill and Robinson joining Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse

Seth Rogen’s horror comedy Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse has added several Apatow alumni to its cast, Rogen confirmed in an interview with MTV. Taking time out from promoting his latest dramedy 50/50 (starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Rogen revealed Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and James Franco will join him and Jay Baruchel when […]

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Trailer Debut: The Woman in Black

All eyes are on Daniel Radcliffe as he attempts to forge a career post-Harry Potter. His first film after wrapping up the box-office busting series will be The Woman in Black, a chilling ghost story based on Susan Hill’s novel of the same name. Radcliffe stars as a solicitor who looks after a deceased client’s […]

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Emma Watson cast in Guillermo del Toro’s Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson has been cast as the title character in a Guillermo del Toro-produced adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (as the Beauty, obviously). ComingSoon spoke to producer Denise Di Novi, who revealed that she was working on the picture with del Toro. No more details have been revealed. It’s unlikely del Toro will direct, […]

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It all ends – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two – Starring Danielle Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Directed by David Yates. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. “IT ALL ENDS,” scream the posters for the epic and epically titled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two, the final instalment of the film series based upon […]

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The final trailer for the final Harry Potter debuts online

Ten years and countless teasers later, we have finally arrived at the very last trailer for the Harry Potter saga. Yes, we are going to be mourning pretty much every ‘last’ thing about this soon-to-be-concluded film series. Oh no; this will probably be our last pre-review blog post on the saga too! Sob! As you […]

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Ben 10 heading for the big screen

Producer Joel Silver (Die Hard, The Matrix) is developing a big-budget live-action adaptation of the Cartoon Network show Ben 10. According to Variety, the project will have nothing to do with other live-action incarnations of the program, and that the characters will be entirely recast. Silver revealed that he had been introduced to the world […]

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Trailer Debut: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

A new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2  has debuted online. And it looks exhausting (in the best possible way, of course). The final instalment of the eight-part series is being sold as some sort of generational event akin to the moon landing. The fact that Warner Bros can produce a trailer […]

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Treading lightly – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader review

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Starring Georgie Henley, Skander Keynes and Will Poulter. Directed by Michael Apted. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Full disclosure: I’ve not seen the first two instalments of the Narnia saga (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and Prince Caspian), nor have I read […]

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Clash of the Titans, Harry Potter to be released in 3D

source: slashfilm.com The worst kept secret in Hollywood has been confirmed. Warner Bros will release Clash of the Titans and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in 3D. Desperate to get some of that sweet Avatar coin, WB commissioned a 3D conversion test of Clash of the Titans late last year. They must […]

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Who is the greatest movie villain of all time?

We’re calling you out Quickflixers! We want to know who the GREATEST MOVIE VILLAIN is of all-time! We love ‘em and love to hate ‘em! Please share with us your favourites! There is no drama without conflict; therefore, there are no heroes without villains. Who would care about Clarice Starling if she didn’t have to […]

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Harry Potter breaks box office record

source: thr.comHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has set a new record for midnight box office after claiming a barnstorming $22.2 million across the United States. The figure comes from 3003 midnight screenings on Wednesday night. Previous Potter flick Order of the Phoenix managed a relatively embarrassing $12 million from midnight screenings in 2007, on […]

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Wanderlust – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince review

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Directed by David Yates. Rated M for fantasy violence. 153 mins. Ah, to be young, in love and a wizard again. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth, hormone-injected installment of the zillion-dollar-grossing franchise, and the series shows […]

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Even SEXIER Harry Potter posters!

source: slashfilm.com Well, the unstoppable onslaught of sexy Harry Potter marketing materials continues today with a batch of new posters, featuring the main characters and their best bedroom eyes. Phew. Anyone else getting hot under the collar? Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits Aussie screens July 16. Directed by David Yates, the film stars […]

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New Harry Potter trailer is terrifying … um, for children, I mean

source: traileraddict.com The final trailer for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince has landed online in a flurry of terrifying screams, Argento-esque colour palettes and some haunting Lynchian imagery. Oh, and Draco Malfoy still looks like a member of Franz Ferdinand.It feels like we’ve been waiting for this film for, like forever! I honestly […]

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Daniel Radcliffe drops out of final Harry Potter!?

source: theunreal.com Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has announced he will not reprise the role of the titular wizard in the final two installments of the beloved franchise. Radcliffe released a statement this morning stating his inability to appear in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2, claiming personal problems to be […]

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The new Harry Potter posters are kinda sexy

source: msn.com Now I don’t want to get everyone’s hopes up for what is essentially a family film, but is anyone feeling the semi-arousing vibes coming from the Harry Potter 6 marketing. A batch of new posters advertising Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince feature the (perfectly legal) cast in all their sexy glory. […]

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Transformers to take on Captain America and Harry Potter!

source: ropesofsilicon.com At the box office at least. Paramount and Dreamworks have officially announced that Transformers 3 will hit cinemas July 1st 2011, only two weeks before Harry Potter 7 and three weeks before Captain America debuts. The involvement of Michael Bay, Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox has not yet been confirmed. Starscream was unavailable […]

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Harry Potter 6 poster debuts; briefly quenches insatiable anticipation

source: slashfilm.com Argh! It’s been a tough 6 months for Harry Potter fans. The long awaited sixth installment in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, was delayed from it’s November 2008 release to July 2009. At least now we have some official posters to kind of make up for it. Nah, it […]

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Harry Potter is a Total Pimp in the New Trailer

source: traileraddict.com The killer new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has landed, almost making up for it’s unceremonious cinematic postponement. Almost. Originally scheduled to debut next month, Warner Bros decided to delay the release until next July. The reason? Since The Dark Knight made approximately a bajillion dollars (not adjusted for inflation) […]

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – Teaser Trailer Debut

source: traileraddict.com The teaser trailer for the 6th installment of the Harry Potter franchise has made its way online, and it hints at what could possibly be the best film of the series so far. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince takes place during Harry’s 6th year at Hogwarts. Lord Voldemort is wreaking havoc […]

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