Before the July 2007 release of JK Rowling‘s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, one of the major points of discussion was which characters the author would kill. Would Harry make it through? Which side characters would be offed? In the end, though Rowling did kill a handful of name characters, she was mostly merciful. Especially with her leads. However, in a new interview, she admitted she was toying with the idea of killing Ron Weasley. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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What happens when a studio dedicates a decade to adapting one of the most popular novel series in the world, and does so with an eye for quality? In the case of Harry Potter, the result is a massive payoff. Warner Bros. upset its own record for the biggest domestic opening weekend box office take, set by The Dark Knight in 2008, as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 opened to a $168.5 million domestic haul and earned nearly half a billion dollars worldwide. Read the numbers below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2011 by Angie Han
Though the book series has long since ended, and there’s only one month to go until the eight-part film series closes as well, fans who have been mourning the end of the Harry Potter franchise can perk up again. A mysterious new website called Pottermore.com suggests that we may be getting, yes, more Potter sometime in the future — though in what capacity we’ll be getting more Potter is not yet quite clear. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling launched the cryptic website yesterday, one month ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2‘s July release. Read more after the jump.
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Here’s the very final trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the last movie in Warner Bros. long-running Harry Potter series. You can see the trailer in front of Green Lantern this weekend, but we’ve got it online now for your enjoyment. Check it out after the break, but for those who haven’t read the books, be aware that some spoilers may be in store. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 by Angie Han
With just one month left before the Harry Potter film series ends for good, it feels like we’re getting a some new bit of promotional material practically every day. At this point, I’ve lost count of just how many posters we’ve already seen for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. But as long as they look this fantastic, I’m not complaining. In the days since we last showed you the last batch of posters, featuring the heroes and villains looking dirty and bloodied, a handful of new posters have been released. Hit the jump to see the forces of good, an army of evil, and a huge-ass dragon.
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Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2011 by Angie Han
We can thank the MTV Movie Awards for the bounty of new videos today — in addition to that new Breaking Dawn trailer, which I’m sure you all loved, we also have brand-new clips from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and The Help. See them all after the jump.
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Though it’s nearing one billion dollars in worldwide gross, there were certainly a ton of valid complaints about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One. People said it was too slow, the characters spent too much time in the woods, it was half a movie, etc. That should all be remedied on July 15 as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two is released in 3D. Picking up immediately where the first film left off, Part Two has been described by director David Yates as a full on “action movie” and the one inevitable byproduct of action is death. There’s plenty of that in Deathly Hallows Part Two and reports are coming in that Yates and company have decided to change one of the major deaths in the film. Luckily, J.K. Rowling approved. Read which scene has been changed, how and what Rowling had to say about it after the jump. Read More »
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We’re now mere hours way from midnight screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Potter Mania is at fever-pitch. If you’re looking for a way to help feed your excitement for the film, but still want to appear to be doing work, we recommend Harry Potter and the Summer School Spectre. No, it’s not an 8th book by J.K. Rowling or even an in-depth piece of fan fiction. Instead, it’s a series of YouTube videos that look like an old school 8-Bit Final Fantasy game mixed with Choose Your Own Adventure books. As you watch the story unfold, you are given options as to what you’d like Harry, Ron and Hermione to do and each link brings you to a new YouTube video where the story either continues, you are given more options, or you die. Check out the starting point and more after the break. Read More »