Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Comic-Con

Warner Bros. Pictures kicked off their massive San Diego Comic-Con panel in Hall H by returning to the wizarding world with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Not only did a new trailer play during the panel, but cast members Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogel, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Claudia Kim, Callum Turner, and Jude Law were on hand. But it’s the special guest who popped up during the middle of the panel that really made waves and kinda creeped everyone out.

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fantastic beasts the crimes of grindelwald trailer

A new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has arrived, thanks to a little bit of Comic-Con magic. Warner Bros. has dropped a new trailer for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel in conjunction with the film’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con. See the new Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald trailer below.

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Saturday Night Live Outtakes

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, check out a batch of outtakes from the pre-recorded sketches from the most recent season of Saturday Night Live. Plus, watch a fascinating roundtable discussion with television comedy actors Sean Hayes, Tracy Morgan, and more, and go behind the scenes of Harry Potter: The Exhibition, currently situated in Milan. Read More »

harry potter and the cursed child california

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will bring its unique brand of magic to the West Coast.

After originating at London’s West End, the Tony-winning Harry Potter play continues to head westward following an acclaimed run in New York City. The show will arrive in California in 2019.

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harry potter fan festivals

Warner Bros. is casting a Dark Mark over Harry Potter fan festivals across the country. The studio is cracking down on unofficial local fan festivals for the beloved fantasy series, leaving fans upset that the studio is sucking the joy out of fan events. And we thought Dementors were bad.

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harry potter and the cursed child analysis

Broadway’s two-part Harry Potter and the Cursed Child production is a fascinating beast. It brings with it most of its West End cast, acting as direct sequel to the books yet trading on the iconography of the film series, all while making its own unique mark on Harry Potter canon. Picking up from the originals’ “Seventeen Years Later” epilogue, it follows a new generation of characters – best friends Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy, sons of bitter rivals Harry and Draco – across four years of their schooling in a matter of minutes, before diving back into time itself.

Time is central to The Cursed Child, both as a fictional construct as well as a force of nostalgia. The play’s relationship to an audience that grew up with these characters is paramount. However, the only “Easter eggs” it trades in are those that, through their exploration, lead to a more complex, more complete understanding of the characters as they enter their middle age. Each adult character – Ron, Hermione, Ginny, but especially Harry and Draco – carries the weight of their past adventures, both the guilt and the glory, in ways that impact their children.

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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 »

LEGO BrickHeadz

LEGO has really hit their stride over the past decade when it comes to making incredible building block sets that are cleverly designed. That’s especially true when it comes to bringing characters, vehicles and settings from our favorite movies to life. They’ve gotten some help from LEGO Ideas with the likes of the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future. Now they have their own creations for these franchises and more that you can now build and collect yourself.

Rather than stick with the traditional LEGO sets, the building block company has a more recent BrickHeadz line that has taken off. They’re stylized versions of characters from movies, TV and comics that you build with LEGO pieces and can display on your shelf. Think of them as the Funko POP versions of LEGO characters. And recently, they’ve delivered some new editions for Ghostbusters, The Incredibles, Jurassic World, Back to the Future, Harry Potter and more. Read More »

Harry Potter game

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, the newest Harry Potter game, is now available for download on mobile devices. If you’re looking for one more little push to convince you to check it out for yourself, a new launch trailer has arrived, and you can watch it below.  Read More »

Fantastic Beasts Jessica Williams

Former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams has been a ride or die fan of Harry Potter for years, and now she’s officially joining the Wizarding World by playing a role in the next two Fantastic Beasts movies. We’ve known about her casting for months, but Williams and Fantastic Beasts creator J.K. Rowling announced her character’s name during a recent intermission of the Broadway play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Plus, in a separate interview, Rowling dismissed the idea of a sequel to that Broadway show, saying such a thing would be a “cynical move.” Learn more about both Potter-related stories below. Read More »