Leaky News Archives for November 2002
Zap2it posted the text of a roundtable interview with director Chris Columbus about the future films and the possibility of a double DVD set which could include the first two films with commentary. [TLC has the tape of this interview and will post eventually, when real life stops getting in the way.]
Last week we posted links to an article in Slate which was highly critical of the Potter-verse. This week, David Edelstein has a counter-article in the same online magazine. He's a fan of the books and makes many points similar to those we've been hearing from many of you in your notes to TLC and posts on lists andContinued...
The LA Times has an interesting analysis of the challenges inherent in filming Azkaban and Goblet of Fire.
Okay. I've fixed my weirded out nitpicks to take out things that weren't even in the film... I've also added one or two, including a bit about one of Lucius' final words in the film. Some countries still don't have the movie, so I won't reveal what it was or whether I liked it. I do have a feeling it'sContinued...
The BBC reports that CoS set a new UK and Ireland box office record, taking £9.8m at cinemas in its opening weekend. It beat the previous best of £8.6m set by the first Potter film a year ago, the film's producers Warner Bros said. The weekend worldwide take of $142m (£89m) smashed a number of records.
Rex Features has images up from the Los Angeles premiere from November 14. Dan wasn't there, but Emma and Rupert were, along with other Hollywood players.
Reuters UK is reporting that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has grossed an estimated $87.7 million (55.5 million pounds) in its first three days of release across North America, which ranks as the third best opening of all time.
I've been meaning to upload these pics for quite a while now, so, sorry for the delay... you're all keeping me too busy! Anyway, press junkets are infamous for giving out cool stuff, and the HP one was no different - here are pics of what all the journalists at the HP junkets received:
Allan Hunter of Scotland on Sunday has posted his review of Chamber of Secrets, mentioning that the film "deserves some kind of award for its casting, which is spot on in every role ..."
Thank you to Char for putting up this transcript of Jason Isaacs on the Richard and Judy Show.
Simon told us about two new features at the BBC's site:
They have a vote for the most fanciable guy in the HP-verse - contenders include Christian Coulson, Daniel Radcliffe, Tom Felton, Rupert Grint, Sean Biggerstaff, Oliver Phelps (George), and James Phelps (Fred).
And there's also a wordgame.
Of course, some of the blokes inContinued...
Newsround's Lizo Mzimba reviews Chamber of Secrets.
Jonathan Ross of the Mirror has posted his review of Chamber of Secrets (as always, please take note of spoilers), in which he mentions the film is "about as close to being a must-see movie for the young as it's possible to get." [We who are not-so-young are looking forwardContinued...
Slate Magazine. Why isn't the movie that comes out next week titled Ron Weasley and the Chamber of Secrets? Why isn't its sequel dubbed Hermione Granger and the Prisoner of Azkaban? Why Harry? What makes him so special?
Read the article to find out what Mr SuellentropContinued...
As Ananova has summarised, the first batch of reviews for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets have "given the film the thumbs-up."