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Weekly Round-Up: Trailers for Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Jude Law, an Epic Transformation for Kenneth Branagh, Golden Globes Nominations and Maggie Smith in Sister Act 3?

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Dec 09, 2018

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This week at Leaky our Crimes of Grindelwald spoiler lockdown finally came to a close and we posed 25 of our most burning questions about the film, including the truth about Aurelius Dumbledore’s identity, the implications of a Blood Pact, as well as ten parallels between Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Pottermore shared some new interviews …read more!

Nicolas Flamel and Eulalie Hicks: Forerunners of the ‘Order of the Phoenix’

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Dec 08, 2018

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While Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald surprised fans with some major plot twists–Queenie’s defection, the existence of the Blood Pact, the sacrifice of Leta Lestrange and the identity of Credence Barebone–it also introduced us to some interesting new characters. We met Leta’s older half-brother, Yusef Kama, Newt’s assistant, Bunty, renowned alchemist Nicolas Flamel and …read more!

Deck The Halls With ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’!

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Dec 07, 2018

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In another festive celebration, mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery invites players to participate in Flitwick’s personal favorite activity: decking the halls of Hogwarts for Christmas!   Hogwarts Mystery first invited players to explore the Dark Arts over Halloween, and users of the game can vote on their favorite ornament, out of an owl, a cat, the …read more!

More Inside Information From David Heyman and the ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Cast!

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Dec 05, 2018

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The Pottermore news team had the opportunity to delve even deeper into the film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald with producer David Heyman and cast members Alison Sudol, Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, Callum Turner and Ezra Miller, discussing both humorous behind-the-scenes details and character development. From David Heyman… David Heyman discussed the …read more!

Breaking Down the Blood Pact

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Dec 04, 2018

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Aside from the identity of Aurelius Dumbledore, one of the larger questions raised by Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald regards the significance, and magical rules, of the Blood Pact. During the course of the film, fans learned that Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore entered into the binding agreement, which is what prevents them from …read more!

The Protego Foundation Launches ‘Find Dougal’ Campaign To Save Chimps

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Dec 04, 2018

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The Protego Foundation recently launched Phase One of their ‘Find Dougal’ campaign, collaborating with Accio! Subscription Box  to help save chimpanzees and raise awareness of the plight of humans’ closest relatives . Now, in Phase Two, the Wizarding World inspired animal rights group is asking supporters to ‘up the ante’, and get more directly involved in the …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Friday Forty News, Noma Dumezweni and Ralph Fiennes Recieve Industry Honors, ‘Cursed Child’ Stars Perform in BC/EFA’s ‘Red Bucket Follies’–and More!

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Dec 03, 2018

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Since Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald released in theaters, fan-sites have been saturated with news about the box office numbers, the huge questions raised (including the twist ending regarding the identity of Credence Barebone!) and even comparisons to the Harry Potter series. But the stage bows to no film, and Harry Potter and the …read more!

‘Crimes Of Grindelwald’ In The Box Office & David Heyman On The Future Of ‘Fantastic Beasts’

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Dec 03, 2018

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Box office numbers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald have varied massively around the world, and though the sequel is currently underperforming in domestic markets compared to the first instalment, Crimes is still boasting decent achievements internationally! David Heyman spoke to Collider about the movie, and the franchise moving forward… The second movie with $253M globally. In the U.S. the film scored …read more!

The Identity of Aurelius Dumbledore: Grindelwald’s Greatest Lie or Game-Changing Truth?

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Dec 02, 2018

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In the lead-up to the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, trailers, images and interviews hinted that Credence Barebone would play a pivotal role in the film and that his true identity would be of great significance to the plot. All the teasers seemed to indicate this would play out in a big …read more!

Uncovering the Parallels Between the ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Series

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Dec 02, 2018

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Books, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion

Since Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald released in theaters, discussion over the merits–or, according to some, the lack thereof–of the film has spread across the globe, across the fandom and across the critical spectrum. The numerous plot twists have provided much fodder for debate, with Leaky addressing the questions raised and taking the stance …read more!



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