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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crimes of grindelwald box office

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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The Grinch Was Right

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, a refresher reminds you of all the important details you need to remember from the Harry Potter franchise for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Plus, a video essay makes the case for why The Grinch who stole Christmas might have been right to hate the Whos of Whoville, and Pixar reveals some Easter eggs from Finding Nemo you might have missed. Read More »

crimes of grindelwald review roundup

The early reviews for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald are coming in, and they’re not good. It appears J.K. Rowling‘s expanded Wizarding World has run out of magic, as critics are calling this latest adventure ineffective, weak, messy, and even pointless. This is not the kind of reaction fans were hoping for, and doesn’t bode well for the rest of the series. Read our Crimes of Grindelwald review roundup below.

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fantastic beasts 2 featurette

The Wizarding World is getting infinitely bigger with each new Fantastic Beasts movie, but the newest Fantastic Beasts 2 featurette is here to remind you that it all ties back to a little movie series called Harry Potter. Warner Bros. has released a magical featurette for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald cataloguing all the connections between the prequel spin-off and the magical adventure series that started it all. And yes, there’s more to it than just hot, young Dumbledore.

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Rick and Morty Bar Destroyed

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, watch the Rick and Morty themed bar that was shut down by Adult Swim get destroyed by the heavy metal band GWAR. Plus, see what happens when the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald cast surprises and elementary school, and listen as Greg Kinnear breaks down his eclectic and extensive career. Read More »

The Haunting of Big Momma's House

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, some lucky fans partake in a Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald screening event at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Plus, real architecture experts weigh on in iconic and memorable buildings from movies, and trailer mash-up of The Haunting on Hill House gives Martin Lawrence a big scare in The Haunting of Big Momma’s House. Read More »

Fantastic Beasts Featurette

The clumsily titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is about to take audiences back to J.K. Rowling‘s Wizarding World. Early reaction to the film has been positive, and the trailers look fun. But let’s be honest: the only thing we care about here is young, hot Dumbledore, played by Jude Law. Long before Dumbledore became an elderly man in a flowing robe he was a handsome young specimen, fond of waistcoats and smoldering looks. A new Fantastic Beasts featurette prepares you for the arrival of hot Dumbledore.

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fantastic beasts the crimes of grindelwald box office tracking

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set to have a magical opening weekend at the box office. The sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to score around the same opening box office when it opens in November, with industry insiders setting the box office tracking between $65-$75 million.

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fantastic beasts the crimes of grindelwald featurette

With a month left to go before Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald flies into movie theaters, Warner Bros. has released a new featurette revealing more about the plot of the secretive sequel. With those new story details comes the announcement of online ticket sales for a special early screening of the latest film in the Harry Potter spin-off series.

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