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J.K. Rowling Makes Nielsen Book’s ‘Bestseller Hall of Fame’

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Jan 20, 2017

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J.K. Rowling made it onto Nielsen Book’s first ever Bestseller Hall of Fame as a result of having reached platinum sales records. She features more than any other author on the list, with nine titles breaking the record. Andre Breedt, director of Nielsen Book Research commented on the list, which is comprised of 46 fiction books, 34 …read more!

Jason Issacs Joins the Schedule for A Celebration of Harry Potter

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Jan 20, 2017

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Universal Orlando Resort is presenting its 4th Annual A Celebration of Harry Potter, January 27-29, 2017. As reported by Leaky here, appearances at the event by Warwick Davis and Matthew Lewis, Potter’s own Professor Flitwick and Neville Longbottom, respectively, were announced late last year. According to the Universal Orlando Twitter account, Jason Issacs, known to fans …read more!

Four Brand New Potterverse Books This Year!

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Jan 19, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz | Comments

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Start saving now for more visits to your local bookstore, Potter fans. Before summer is upon us, four new books on everything you could ever want to know about the wizarding world–and some features you couldn’t have imagined–will be released! First up is the “Harry Potter: Hogwarts: A Cinematic Yearbook”  set to release on January 31st, which …read more!

Coordinating Vintage-Style Covers for Beedle, Quidditch, and Beasts

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Jan 19, 2017

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Complementing the new cover for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are coordinating covers for both  The Tales of Beedle the Bard and Quidditch Through the Ages. Sporting a charming (no pun intended) vintage look, these three volumes comprise the Hogwarts Library Box Set, which will be released in both hardback and ebook formats on …read more!

Johnny Depp Wins ‘Favorite Movie Icon’ at People’s Choice Awards

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Jan 19, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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The people declared Johnny Depp their Favorite Movie Icon at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards Wednesday, cementing his status as one of the most versatile actors in film. Depp began his acting career in 1984, but his run on the popular television series 21 Jump Street (1987-1990) made him a household name. He then appeared in early-90s cult classics …read more!

The Curious Case of The Case of Beasts: Hidden Secrets Revealed! (Book Review)

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Jan 19, 2017

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Actor Interviews, Amazon Feed, Book Reviews, Books, Companion Books, Crew Interviews, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Filmmaker Interviews, Films, Interviews, MinaLima, Movie Art, Movies, News, Props-Sets, Warner Bros.

School may have been out for the Christmas holiday recently, but one thing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them taught us is that school was out permanently for Newt Scamander. Or so we thought. Recently, one of the team at Leaky finally managed to get their hands on a copy of the Fantastic Beasts …read more!

Enchanting New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Poster Unveiled!

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Jan 18, 2017

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Disney continues to one-up itself with every new promotional release and, today, it did not disappoint! They unveiled the largest poster yet, giving fans a glimpse of multiple settings from the upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The poster gives us a vision of two worlds, separated by the central characters on whom the future …read more!

How the Fantastic Beasts Came to Life On-Screen

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Jan 18, 2017

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Within the latest installment in the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, viewers had the chance to see many magical creatures come to life before their eyes. But these beasts may be more complicated than one might assume. The people responsible for creating and perfecting the beasts so that we might …read more!

UPDATE: Filming for the ‘Cormoran Strike’ Series Continues

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Jan 18, 2017

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner | Comments

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Film crews were spotted on Barrow Island today at the Crow’s Nest pub filming scenes for the upcoming BBC One TV adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s popular book series about detective Cormoran Strike. Holliday Grainger and Tom Burke, playing Robin Ellacot and Cormoran Strike respectively, as previously reported on by Leaky, were seen outside the Crow’s …read more!

Emma Watson On the Reason She Chose Belle Over Cinderella

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Jan 18, 2017

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Emma Watson, the intelligent and studious Hermione Granger, was originally approached by Kenneth Branagh, director of the 2015 remake of Cinderella (who fans may also recognize as Gilderoy Lockhart from the Harry Potter films), to star as Cinderella. Watson declined the role, however, believing that Cinderella wasn’t a good fit for her and Lily James …read more!



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