Voldemort pronunciation

Despite the fact that there have been no less than eight movies in the Harry Potter film franchise that have featured dozens of actors speaking fearfully and intensely about the dark wizard known as Lord Voldemort, it’s more than likely that you’ve been pronouncing the villain’s name wrong this whole time. But don’t worry, because pretty much everyone has, even the stars of the movies.

In a little exchange on Twitter, author J.K. Rowling confirmed (maybe again for some of the most hardcore fans) the proper Voldemort pronunciation, and it just might surprise you. Read More »


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The Lockhart Harry Potter bar

Even though the Harry Potter franchise was mostly geared towards younger readers, as the heroes of the fantasy story grew up, they came to start hanging out at some more mature establishments such as The Three Broomsticks, or in more desperate times The Hog’s Head, both bars in the village of Hogsmeade near Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (people really loved hogs when the area was founded apparently).

For fans who always wanted to visit these fictional locations, they can already sip some real butterbeer in the iconic wizarding pubs if they go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios, but that’s not the only place you can toss back some potions after a long day working in the Department of Mysteries.

There’s also a Harry Potter bar in Toronto that recently opened called The Lockhart. It’s a cool place regardless of whether or not you’re a Harry Potter fan, but for those who have read the books or watched the movies, it’s a more fun. Read More »

Harry Potter as a villain

Just recently, a video essay turned the beloved 80s movie The Karate Kid on its be proposing that protagonist Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) was actually the villain in the movie, not Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). There were some pretty convincing and compelling arguments to be made that LaRusso isn’t exactly a positive figure for a hero. But sometimes that’s how it works in storytelling.

Now a new fanmade trailer has taken a more modern hero and made him look like the villain. It’s no secret that Harry Potter is the hero of the book and film series that bares his name in each and every title, but a new fanmade trailer uses some clever edits to show Harry Potter as a villain instead. Watch below! Read More »

Dumbledore as death theory

A little over a couple weeks ago, a new fan theory about one of the major characters in the Harry Potter series was taking the internet by storm. And it finally made its way to the character’s creator, author J.K. Rowling.

More often than not, Rowling has to debunk wild theories or answer endless questions about whether or not she’ll write an eighth Harry Potter book, but this time she’s fully on board with the fan proposal that posits a Dumbledore as death theory, or at least as a representation of the figure as tied to the story of The Three Brothers. Read More »

dumbledore theory

I enjoy reading and considering fan theories, even when they are usually crazy and probably not the intention of the artist. Theories provide a different prospective in which to look at art which we have already considered. The latest fan theory I have come across is about the Harry Potter series. The theory suggests that Professor Dumbledore represents Death.

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Colin Farrell in Fantastic Beasts

The cast of the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has quite an eclectic array of talent on board so far, but the cast has just added another interesting name.

This season’s True Detective co-lead Colin Farrell has just signed on to the Warner Bros. project that finds Eddie Redmayne playing Newt Scamander, a wizard venturing around the magical world documenting magical creatures for his book, 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter film franchise. Find out more about Colin Farrell joining Fantastic Beasts after the jump! Read More »

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Drunk Ron Weasley

Were Harry Potter a real person, he’d be turning 35 this Friday. To wish him a happy birthday, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon brought on a special guest in last night’s episode: Drunk Ron Weasley, played by Simon Pegg.

Unfortunately, Ron pretty quickly gets sidetracked, threatening to show off his “Fifty Shades of Ginger” and weeping over his recent marital woes with Hermione. Watch the Drunk Ron Weasley video after the jump.  Read More »


It’s not every big-budget action movie that can reduce an entire audience of grownups to tears, but Furious 7 did just that with its closing Paul Walker sendoff. Director James Wan got a huge assist on that front from Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth in the form of “See You Again,” a melancholy tune which has been making the rounds all summer.

Now the song’s even made its way to Hogwarts, sort of. A fan video sets the (surprisingly numerous) deaths of the Harry Potter franchise to Khalifa and Puth’s hit, and we just dare you not to choke up a bit. Watch the Harry Potter Furious 7 tribute video after the jump.  Read More »

Best Stories of the Week

There are only a couple weeks left in the blockbuster season, but there are still plenty of big stories to be excited about coming soon. This edition of the Best Stories of the Week includes updates on Minecraft, a sequel to Jurassic World, easter eggs from Ant-Man an uncertain future for the Terminator franchise and confirmation of a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover in the works.

Below you’ll also find new trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the latest James Bond adventure Spectre and the full trailer for Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. Check out all this and the rest of the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »