LEGO Harry Potter Wizard's Chess

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone found The Boy Who Lived and his two closest companions embarking on a journey deep into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to stop the theft of the magical artifact that has the power to grant eternal life. One of the most challenging obstacles was a life-size game of Wizard’s Chess that put Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger in mortal danger. Now you can play a game yourself, but first you get to build this LEGO Harry Potter Wizard’s Chess set yourself. Read More »

Making of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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, take a look back at the beginning of Harry Potter‘s magic on the big screen with a one-hour featurette on the making of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Plus, check out some Godzilla vs. Kong Easter eggs that you might have missed amidst the monster mayhem. And finally, Get Him to the Greek star Russell Brand sits down for a new episode of Hot Ones. Read More »

WandaVision Finale Easter Eggs

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 as Harry Potter franchise co-star Tom Felton reacts to his performance in Harry Potter in the Sorcerer’s Stone. Plus, check out nearly seven dozen Easter eggs and comic references from the WandaVision series finale, and see how The Falcon and the Winter Solder fares with some spicy wings on Hot Ones. Read More »

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Early Cut

The Harry Potter book series took the world by storm and the story of The Boy Who Lived was a phenomenon by the late 1990s. Of course, that meant the books were destined to be adapted for the big screen, and director Chris Columbus was the one who was tapped to take a crack at it for Warner Bros. Pictures. The pressure was on for the Home Alone director to deliver the fantastical world that fans have been imagining in their heads for years. That’s why an early cut of the movie screened for audiences was almost as long as the theatrical cut of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, which came close to hitting the three-hour mark. Read More »

Daniel Radcliffe Reading Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe will always be thankful for his time spent leading the Harry Potter franchise, but the actor is undoubtedly happy to have moved on from the wizarding world. The multi-billion dollar franchise has afforded him a lot of freedom to take on whatever roles he wants, whether it’s a peculiar indie like Swiss Army Man or a wild action thriller Guns Akimbo. But in these uncertain times, Daniel Radcliffe realizes everyone needs a little inspiration, which is why he’s taken the time to get involved with the Harry Potter at Home initiative with a new reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Read More »

Chinese Movie Theaters Reopening

If you’re looking for hope that the United States can return to some kind of normal lifestyle after a couple months of self-containment, look no further than China. The nation where the pandemic began is slowly recovering as new cases of the virus dwindle and light at the end of the tunnel starts to look a little clearer. We’re all worried about the shut down of movies theaters and what it will do to the future of entertainment after this is all over, but China is looking to repopen their theaters as early as the end of March, and one of the first titles playing will be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone remastered in 4K and 3D. Read More »

Harry Potter Hallmark Ornaments

So far we’ve seen the new Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments inspired by Pixar Animation, Marvel and DC Comics, and the revered sci-fi franchises of Star Wars and Star Trek. Now Christmas is getting truly magical with a new series of Harry Potter Hallmark ornaments. Not only are there new ornaments joining the ongoing collection, but Hallmark is giving the Harry Potter franchise the same light and sound treatment that they gave to some of their Star Wars ornaments. See what we’re talking about below. Read More »

LEGO Hogwarts Express

When the Harry Potter franchise was at the height of popularity, there were plenty of LEGO sets taking advantage of the merchandising opportunity of millions of kids looking for every piece of wizarding world memorabilia they could get their hands on. However, the quality of LEGO sets has increased since then, and it’s time for new Harry Potter LEGO sets that are better than the old ones in every way, including a new LEGO Hogwarts Express. Read More »

/Answers: Our Favorite Movies to Watch During the Holidays

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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. In this week’s edition, we’re ushering in the season by sharing the movies we always watch during the holidays, whether they’re a holiday movie or not. Read More »

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Harry Potter Vinyl Soundtrack Set

Though vinyl is now enjoying quite a resurgence among music fans as a popular format for listening to music, during most of the time that the Harry Potter franchise was hitting theaters, it was an almost entirely dead form of media. That means most of the soundtracks for each of the movies never got released on vinyl. But that’s about to change.

Rhino has announced a new Harry Potter box set that will include the scores from the first five films in the franchise on vinyl for the first time ever. Find out more about the Harry Potter vinyl soundtrack set coming in November. Read More »