This week Harry Potter fans can return to the wizarding world in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first installment of what will eventually be a five film series, spanning 19 years of narrative time, all directed by David Yates and written by J.K. Rowling. But will it be worth a trip to theaters? The first reactions indicated that this was the perfect follow-up to Harry Potter, delivering a different kind of magic in a simultaneously familiar and refreshing fashion, thanks to a whole new roster of characters.
Now the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them reviews are in (so far resulting in 100% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of this writing, though that probably won’t last), and they seem to echo the first impressions, but with some key pieces of criticism.
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Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
As we’ve already seen in the Harry Potter movies, the wizarding world has plenty of delicious food we don’t have in the Muggle world, like butterbeer. But even a more run-of-the-mill treats seem more special when they’re lovingly crafted via magic, as No-Maj Jacob (Dan Fogler) discovers in a just-released scene from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Watch the first Fantastic Beasts clip below.
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Prometheus concludes with the Trilobite and the Engineer giving birth to The Deacon. The baby blue-skinned alien hardly ended Sir Ridley Scott‘s film with a bang. Will we ever see that Xenomorph-like creature ever again or was it simply a moment of underwhelming fan service? We’ll have to wait and find out, but we do know the name of the aliens wreaking havoc in next summer’s Alien: Covenant is not “Deacons.”
Below, get some information on the new Xenomorph (SPOILERS ahead).
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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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This fall brings the Harry Potter franchise spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to theaters. However, this spin-off won’t be following any of the iconic characters from the eight film franchise, and instead follows an expelled Hogwarts student named Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) who heads to 1920s New York City with a magical briefcase full of creatures from the wizarding world.
So far much of what we’ve seen in the Fantastic Beasts trailers has showed off Scamander attempting to keep his briefcase of creatures a secret from the Muggle population (or No-Maj as they’re called in the US). But the most recent trailer introduced the plot element of the magical creatures expert having to track down a bunch of his escaped specimens. Now some new information reveals that Fantastic Beasts will also expand the wizarding world by introducing a new kind of witch with some very special abilities, and it makes us wonder if they might turn out to be one of the franchise’s villains.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Alien: Covenant, the the sixth film in the Alien series and the third time director Ridley Scott has helmed one of these movies, has officially wrapped filming and the official Alien Twitter account has shared a new photo from the set to prove it. Despite a pretty steady series of behind the scenes photos and little updates, this has been the rare major studio film to make it this far in the process with the vast majority of its secrets intact. Outside of a cast list, a basic synopsis, and a wild (and potentially spoilery) rumor about Katherine Waterston‘s character, we know precious little about Alien: Covenant.
So let’s just ponder this set photo, shall we?
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Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
So far we’ve heard a lot about the Alien: Covenant cast — which includes Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, and Jussie Smollett — but not a lot about the characters they’ll be playing. We know Michael Fassbender will reprise his role from Prometheus as “synthetic” David, of course, and that at least some of his new co-stars will be playing members of the colony ship Covenant. Beyond that, details have been zipped up tight.
But that hasn’t stopped rumors from leaking out, and the latest one might be the juiciest yet. A new report claims to have intel on “Daniels,” the character Waterston is playing in the movie, and if true it puts the film in an interesting position. Click through for the Alien Covenant Katherine Waterston rumor (but be warned that SPOILERS might be ahead). Read More »
On Alien Day last month, director Ridley Scott offered our first look at the production of Alien: Covenant by way of the mission patch with the name of the title ship we’ll be following. This is just the first of what is meant to be two sequels (even though Scott once said this was the first in a new trilogy) that lead us up to the events of Alien in 1979. Production is still underway, and a new photo has just been shared from the set that provides us with our first look at Katherine Waterston as the new female lead character, Daniels. Will she be as cool as Ellen Ripley?
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Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has just found itself a fantastic female lead. Katherine Waterston, last seen beguiling Joaquin Phoenix in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, is set to join the Harry Potter spinoff starring Eddie Redmayne. Hit the jump for character details and more on the Fantastic Beasts Katherine Waterston casting. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is closing in on not one, but two female leads. A shortlist making the arounds reveals Saoirse Ronan and Dakota Fanning are in the running for one role, while Kate Upton and Elizabeth Debicki are eyed considered for the other.
Eddie Redmayne is already set to star as Newt Scamander, a “magizoologist” who goes on to write the classic Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. More on the possible Fantastic Beasts female lead casting after the jump. Read More »