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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald arrived in theaters last year to mixed reviews. Critics and fans alike took issue with the plot, the characterization, and the pacing, and were left wanting for something to recapture the magic of Harry Potter.

One thing they weren’t wanting was a longer version of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel. But if you were jonesing for an extended cut, you’re in luck, because the Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Blu-ray and Digital HD release will feature new footage that didn’t make it to theaters.

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Love or hate the big twist at the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, you can’t deny that J.K. Rowling is a master of foreshadowing, even if it’s planting Easter eggs that no one will discover until two years later. The Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald twist involving Credence (Ezra Miller) was one that no one saw coming — except for perhaps a few internet sleuths who dug through Rowling’s personal website and found a clue hinting at said twist all the way back in 2016.

Spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald follow.

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The 20 Best Movie Posters of 2018

Best Movie Posters of 2018

Now that we’re officially in 2019, the /Film team wanted to take a look back at the year in film that was 2018, and that includes some of the best marketing we saw. Often times, even before a trailer arrives online, we’ll see a poster announcing the arrival of any given movie. And while most posters are forgettable and lack any remarkable style, movie posters are still very much an artform, and a lot of studios know how to do them right. That’s why yours truly took the time to round up what I have deemed the 20 Best Movie Posters of 2018. Read More »

Crimes of Grindelwald Twist

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ends with a whopper of a twist – a twist that many fans aren’t so sure about. For one thing, it ignores well-established Harry Potter history. Could it be a fake-out? A trick that the movie is playing on audiences? According to Ezra Miller, who plays a big part in the twist, it’s the real deal.

Read Miller’s thoughts on the Crimes of Grindelwald twist below – and of course, beware of spoilers.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Better Call Saul‘s Rhea Seehorn joins the cast of Inside Man 2.
  • Zombieland 2 starts shooting in January.
  • Bumblebee is rated PG-13 (sorry for those of you hoping it would be rated R).
  • The main cast has wrapped on the Avatar sequels.
  • Despite rumors to the contrary, Common isn’t in John Wick 3.
  • Read about the real reason Ralph Breaks the Internet dropped Wreck-It-Ralph 2 from its title.
  • Ezra Miller had a “meltdown” about the new Fantastic Beasts twist.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald managed to score not only the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score in the history of its franchise, but it also had the lowest-grossing opening for a Harry Potter film.

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Hot Toys Fantastic Beasts Figures

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald topped the box office this past weekend, and you can bring some of the Harry Potter franchise home with you thanks to Hot Toys.

A new line of collectible figures inspired by the Fantastic Beasts franchise has been announced by the high-end toy manufacturer in the form of sixth scale figures of magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). Each of them come with a great collection of accessories too. Check out both of the Hot Toys Fantastic Beasts figures below. Read More »

The Office Reboot

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Steve Carell turns down doing a reboot of The Office despite some pretty eager arguments to the contrary. Plus, run through a bunch of Easter eggs from the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and Oscar Isaac breaks down some of his most iconic characters from his career so far. Read More »

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

If Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is any indication, this new franchise is a test of the mettle of fans of the overall “Wizarding World” of Harry Potter. How much do you care about the tiniest details that were tossed off in J.K. Rowling’s original series of seven books about a boy wizard with a peculiar scar on his forehead? For those who might be inflamed by the notion of characters mentioned in the first Harry Potter book now being seen up close and in person, there may be some level of excitement to be had. For the rest of us, The Crimes of Grindelwald is a slog of a story that features an excess of dry, dull dialogue and a lack of story propulsion.

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Reviews for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald have been the worst in Harry Potter history, but that’s not going to stop audiences from turning out. Early Crimes of Grindelwald box office tracking indicates the film is flying towards a $275 million global launch, which would put it well above the global opening weekend intake of the previous film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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