Fantastic Beasts early buzz

It’s easy to understand why Warner Bros. wanted to make Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Harry Potter movies were basically a license to print money. Done right, a spinoff could be the perfect way to keep the dough rolling in — and in fact, early box office tracking suggests this film is poised to do just that.

But the more relevant question for fans, of course, is whether the film can really conjure up that old Harry Potter magic again. Those who’ve been following this franchise for years have high hopes for this return to the wizarding world. So does it deliver? Does it deliver enough to justify the fact that Warner Bros. has a total of five films planned already? The first reactions to the film are in, and the good news is that they’re looking pretty upbeat. Get the Fantastic Beasts early buzz below.  Read More »

"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" now serves hot Butterbeer at Three Broomsticks.

If you’ve ever been to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, then you know that frozen Butter Beer is one of the best drinks of all time. Guests visiting Universal Studios Hollywood will now get the option of a hot version of the beverage to the seasonal menu at the Three Broomsticks. Hit the jump to learn more.
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fantastic beasts and where to find them tv spot

I need Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to be a good movie. I need it to be a good movie because I adore J.K. Rowling‘s Wizarding World and would love to see more films explore the fringes of this beautifully crafted and meticulously detailed fantasy universe. I also need it to be a good movie because Warner Bros. has pledged to make five of these things and I’d much rather look forward to sequels to a movie I like than dread a franchise built around a dud.

And so far, I’ve liked what I’ve seen from the film, which finds Rowling penning her first screenplay and veteran Harry Potter director David Yates stepping behind the camera once more. How about we all sit down and watch a new TV spot?

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Who has the gall to turn down the Boss, you ask? None other than Harry Potter. Bruce Springsteen has revealed he wrote a song for the franchise during its early days. Unfortunately, the Academy Award-winning musician’s personal ballad went unused, but he still hopes we’ll hear it in a theater one day.

Below, learn more about the scrapped Bruce Springsteen Harry Potter song.

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Olly Moss Harry Potter Posters

In collaboration with Pottermore, artist Olly Moss is releasing seven officially licensed Harry Potter posters in a timed-edition. Last year Moss worked on a set of new Harry Potter books, giving the covers a new minimalistic look. This set of Olly Moss Harry Potter posters is being released in a timed-edition, , which means any Harry Potter fan that wants them (and has the cash) can own them. Find out more details, after the jump.

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Four ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequels Announced

fantastic beasts sequels

It’s no secret that Warner Bros wants to reignite the Harry Potter franchise with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Today at the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them fan event, author J.K. Rowling announced that they were making five Fantastic Beasts movies in total. Hit the jump for more details on the Fantastic Beasts sequels.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Character Poster - Percival Graves

Were just over a month away from the expansion of the wizarding world on the big screen with the arrival of the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The most recent trailer is what finally got me excited about what this franchise starter has to offer, and now a new batch of character posters offer some interesting details that provide some insight into the new characters we’ll be meeting, including Eddie Redmayne as New Scamander. Some offer little plot details while one in particular features a certain symbol that Harry Potter fans will recognize immediately.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Theme

One of the most revered parts of the Harry Potter franchise is the iconic theme that John Williams composed, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The tune is actually known as “Hedwig’s Theme,” but if anyone hears it, they’ll immediately call it the theme to Harry Potter. Even after John Williams stopped composing music for the franchise following Prisoner of Azkaban, the theme was in integral part of every score that followed. Now it lives on, albeit briefly, in the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them theme that has been released online. Read More »

Aliens - Hicks and Hudson Action Figures

The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that rounds up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

This edition of The Toy Box includes a re-release of a couple awesome Aliens action figures, a new jacket inspired by one of the new heroes in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an incredible likeness of Christopher Lee as Dracula in a new collectible figure and more.

Check out everything in The Toy Box after the jump.

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new fantastic beasts story

Speaking as someone who is just as likely to read a history book as a fantasy novel, J.K. Rowling has managed to find my sweet spot in the lead-up to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Although the trailers for director David Yates’ upcoming Harry Potter spin-off have certainly grabbed my attention, it’s been her stories about the history of the North American wizarding world that have really gotten me excited to return to this world. Blending existing mythology, history, and her own magic touches, Rowling has set a stage that couldn’t be more different than what we’ve seen before while also existing side-by-side with the lore established in the original Harry Potter novels and films.

Now, a new story detailing the history of the Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA) has debuted and man, I could read this kind of detailed fictional history forever.

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