Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
J.K. Rowling‘s original Harry Potter book series ended in 2007, and the Harry Potter film series followed not too long after in 2011. But the Harry Potter franchise is as robust and productive as ever. In fact, 2016 is already shaping up to be a huge year for Potterheads. Not only do we have a spinoff movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, coming this fall, we’ve also got the imminent opening of Universal Studios’ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this spring and the West End debut of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this summer.
Of course, all that magic tends to add up. And if your Gringotts vault isn’t exactly overflowing with Galleons, you’ll make sure you want to spend your money wisely. So today, we’ve got a closer look at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, and some news about the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book due to hit shelves. Yes, you read that right: we’re getting an eighth Harry Potter book. Read More »
When it comes to a huge hit like Frozen, it should come as no surprise that Disney just won’t let it go (I know, I’m sorry). The House of Mouse has already delivered an animated short called Frozen Fever that played with Cinderella last year and there’s already a Frozen 2 in the works, but without a release date to look forward to yet. But that’s not all Disney has planned for Frozen.
Disney has officially announced that a Broadway adaptation of Frozen is in the works, for an expected opening in the spring of 2018. In addition, an animated holiday special is in development for release in 2017. Find out more about the Frozen Broadway adaptation and holiday special below. Read More »
Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight is now in theaters. While the film has been a tad divisive amongst the filmmaker’s fans and critics, both Jacob Hall and I absolutely adore the film. In fact, I’m seeing it for a third time tonight, and I can’t wait to once again unravel Tarantino’s rewarding narrative. It’s simply great storytelling, and as he’s stated before, it would work just as well on the stage. Now, he’s making the prospect of The Hateful Eight stage play sound more likely.
Read Tarantino’s future plans for the material after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint completed their run as Harry, Ron, and Hermione in 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. But now with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set to open in London’s West End next year, there’s a new trio in town.
Jamie Parker, Paul Thorney, and Noma Dumezweni have just been cast as Harry, Ron, and Hermione respectively in the upcoming two-part play, described as “the eighth story, nineteen years later.” Learn about the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child casting after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
We won’t get another Avatar movie until 2017 — and that’s assuming James Cameron actually meets his deadline this time instead of blowing past it yet again — but in the meantime there are other ways to get to Pandora. Like Toruk – The First Flight, an Avatar-themed Cirque du Soleil show that begins touring this fall.
The production was announced some time ago, but today we have a better look thanks to some colorful behind-the-scenes photos. Take a peek at the Avatar Cirque du Soleil show after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Yesterday brought us our first glimpse at official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child artwork, and today we finally have full details on the upcoming play. Put simply, it’s “the eighth story, nineteen years later” — it picks up with Harry well into adulthood. Get all the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child plot details, plus ticketing info, after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Potterheads have been clamoring for more details on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the two-part play coming to London’s West End next year. But J.K. Rowling didn’t get where she was by giving up secrets so readily. She’s playing the long, slow game, and today she’s got fans talking again with the reveal of the first official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child artwork. See it after the jump. Read More »
When Kroll Show was still on Comedy Central, one of the best recurring segments was a little prank show called Too Much Tuna, featuring Gil Faizon (Nick Kroll) and George St. Geegland (John Mulaney) — the stars of Oh, Hello, another recurring segment on the sketch comedy series. And now these two charismatic Upper West Side artists are bringing their talents Off Broadway.
Mulaney and Kroll have just announced a new Oh, Hello stage show in the form of a new play written by Faizon and St. Geegland called We’re Us, You’re You, Let’s Talk. This sounds like it could be one of the greatest events of our time. Read More »
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More than likely you know Martin Starr from his fantastic supporting work on HBO’s comedy series Silicon Valley, or maybe from his appearances in movies such as Knocked Up, Save the Date, This is The End and Veronica Mars. But now you can see a completely different side of his talent with a special live show that Starr is directing in Los Angeles.
The Bad, The Sad and The Broken Hearted is described as a comedy western radio play, and it will unfold exclusively in Los Angeles at the iconic Steve Allen Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. Trust me when I say that this will not be a show you want to miss, especially since the chances of seeing some of Starr’s co-stars and friends from Freaks and Geeks pop up are very high. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows kicked off a whole wave of two-part YA series finales, and now that trend has come all the way back around to the franchise that started it. J.K. Rowling has announced that her upcoming play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be split into two parts, because the story is just too “epic” to fit into one. Read the Cursed Child two parts announcement after the jump. Read More »