Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 by Angie Han
If you’re the kind of person who got all emotional during all those Harry Potter cast interviews about shooting the final scene, or if you referred to the last movie, without irony, as “the end of an era,” then When Harry Left Hogwarts is for you. The documentary, by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Morgan Matthews (The Fallen), chronicles the making of David Yates‘ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2, and will make you get teary-eyed all over again as cast members talk about what it’s been like to be part of the franchise for the past ten years. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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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 »
The full theatrical trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has hit a bit early this evening. The eighth film in the Harry Potter series depicts the Battle of Hogwarts and the final confrontation between Harry and Voldemort. The trailer, appropriately, promises a conclusion on a massive scale. Check it out after the break. Read More »
Update: Warner Bros has sent us high resolution versions of the photos released in EW. Hit the jump to check them out.
There are new photos floating around today from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, which concludes the epic Harry Potter series when it opens on July 15. These images show a bit more of the massive final battle that brings the story to a close — you’ll see Harry fighting in a Gringott’s vault, and there’s a shot of Neville doing a little battle work of his own, in addition to a few other glimpses at the film.
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We haven’t yet seen a trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, but tonight ABC Family aired a making-of featurette about the film featuring some pretty tasty first-look footage. That featurette is now online, via Facebook. There will be more Potter footage unveiled over the weekend, but this is a good start. Read More »
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort kicked off its grand opening celebration on Thursday night. In attendance were Harry Potter film stars Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Bonnie Wright, Oliver Phelps, Daniel Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, Warwick Davis, Rupert Grint and James Phelps. Hundreds of people gathered in front of Hogwarts castle for “a spectacular display of fireworks choreographed to a special performance of music from the Harry Potter films conducted live by renowned composer John Williams.” Check out some photos after the jump.
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According to the Twitter account of Warwick Davis (who played both Flitwick in Griphook), the final day of principle photography for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows takes place today – Saturday, June 12th, 2010. Davis tweeted the following:
The end of an Era – today is officially the last day of principal photography on ‘Harry Potter’ – ever. I feel honoured to be here as the director shouts cut for the very last time. Farewell Harry & Hogwarts, it’s been magic! …and goodbye Griphook!
So there you have it — filming is now complete! The first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will hit theaters on November 19th 2010, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 will be released on July 15th, 2011.
On last night’s /filmcast, we asked you guys to name a third franchise film that was better than the original. One of the suggested contenders? Leprechaun 3. Well, wise guy, put on your disco slippers because Darren Lynn Bousman, the director of Saw 2, 3, 4 and Repo! The Genetic Opera, has issued a “call me” to Lionsgate for a new Leprechaun theatrical installment. Here’s what Bousman confessed to MTV…
“If Lionsgate is listening, give me Leprechaun. …Back to the old west,” Bousman said. “You send him in a time machine and transport him to the old west. There are gold rushes. There are gunfights. It’s awesome! I have the whole thing already worked out!”
Bousman said his dream flick wouldn’t be horror per se. The proposed Wild, Wild West setting would perfectly compliment other cherished Warwick Davis-vehicles like 1997′s Leprechaun in Space, 2000′s Leprechaun in the Hood (golden bars!), and the unreleased Leprechaun in OverTwittered Olympics. Anyone have the box set? If so, pass go. Your contribution to society is complete…until the next box set. Personally, I’m highly in favor of Bousman getting his way. Lionsgate, go play Asteroids with brain cells.
Discuss: Did you know that Leprechaun in Space is the only film in this esteemed franchise where our lucky dwarf doesn’t rap? Provide some fitting Wild Wild West lyrics below and I’ll include the dumbest entry in the post with credit.
Dumbest Leprechaun Rap Goes to Gajonka: “You ride shotgun on that wagon, yo, but I got me GOLD hidden in a grave out West. Let’s hit the saloon for showdown, we’ll see who’s best rebel—I’ll drop you with my lucky charms, yo.”
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