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Books

Potter Books Not in Most Schools

Posted by: Kristin
June 09, 2004, 06:26 AM

Are the Harry Potter books used in American elementary, middle and high school curriculums? Not according to Hartford Courant:
Harry Potter has made it in the movies and onto every kind of product imaginable -- lunch boxes to boxer shorts -- but has he flown his Firebolt into muggle classrooms?

Not exactly, accordingContinued...

Why is a Pitch a Pitch?

Posted by: Kristin
June 09, 2004, 06:13 AM

World Wide Words, a column that looks at 'international English from a British viewpoint', answers this question:
Some of us in the US who have been exposed to the Harry Potter phenomenon wonder why a playing field is called a pitch in England, as in Quidditch pitch? Was it once made of pitch, or is it generally pitchedContinued...

Real Life Flying Car?

Posted by: sue
June 08, 2004, 11:09 AM

Business Week has an article about new technology being used to make real life Potter related items. Invisibility cloaks, Marauder- type maps, even flying cars may not be too far off in the future.
"...company set up specifically to develop something called the M400 Skycar. It can travel on local roads at 35 miles per hour,Continued...

Movies

PoA Rating Changed for Australian Release

Posted by: Kristin
June 08, 2004, 07:25 AM

A four member panel of the Classification Review Board has concluded that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban should be rated PG, rather than the M15+ originally signed.
Thanks to the many TLC readers who sent in this link!

Movies

David Thewlis Interviews

Posted by: Kristin
June 08, 2004, 07:16 AM

The Sydney Morning Herald has a short piece with Prisoner of Azkaban actor David Thewlis, in which he comments on his three young co-stars:
Thewlis, who joined the cast as Professor Lupin for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, thinks it will be difficult for them to have acting careers outside the series.

"TheContinued...

Admin

TLC's Sweepstakes

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2004, 09:19 PM

Hey guys - because our email went down a bit, the sweepstakes will be open until tomorrow night, June 8, and 11:59pm ET. Hurry up and get your entries in! We've got too many to read in any sort of timely fashion, but we'll update you as we go.

Movies

Goblet Reminder: WB Aiming for November 18, 2005

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2004, 09:01 PM

With Prisoner of Azkaban just released, some of you have been asking, in true insatiable Harry Potter fan style, "What about the next one?" As we reported previously, WB is still aiming for November 18, 2005 as a Goblet of Fire release date. (We reconfirmed that that date is still slatedContinued...

Movies

$93.7M Opening Weekend for Prisoner of Azkaban in U.S., 23.8 Million Pounds in UK

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2004, 05:28 PM

Box Office Mojo is reporting that the official total for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban's opening weekend in the U.S. is $93.7 million. This makes it the highest-grossing first weekend for an HP movie, and the third-highest opening weekend of allContinued...

Admin

ADMIN: E-mail back up!

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2004, 05:10 PM

The Accidental Magic Reversal Squad has been dispatched, and has performed its noble work. All lines of communicado are now open.

Movies

Full Transcript of NY Dan-and-Emma Press Conference

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2004, 01:36 PM

DanRadcliffe.com has made a full transcript of the NY press junket press conference with Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson, brought to you by collaboration with DanRadcliffe.com, HPANA, Mugglenet and TLC. Check it out here!

Admin

ADMIN: TLC e-mail down

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2004, 12:53 PM

If you're trying to send us news, or pics from the IMAX showing, or trying to enter the sweepstakes (which will be extended to make up for this), hang on a bit until we update this site with more info about our e-mail, which has literally been taken down by a truck. Someone came and removed the telephone pole outside theContinued...

Movies

Movie Mistakes

Posted by: Kristin
June 07, 2004, 06:53 AM

CBBC Newround has a short piece on fan-spotted errors in Prisoner of Azkaban.
Thanks, ChanceClay!

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful event!

Posted by: Melissa
June 06, 2004, 07:52 PM

I'm on a plane now, about halfway between New York City and Miami, a few thousand feet in the air, glancing out the window in hopes of seeing a man on a flying motorcycle...
And it's June 6, and in book-chronology, today is ten years to the day from the moment Harry learned that, to paraphrase IntoContinued...

Movies

$92M Projected for PoA Opening Weekend

Posted by: Melissa
June 06, 2004, 01:30 PM

BoxOfficeMojo is projecting a big $92 million weekend for Prisoner of Azkaban. However, it estimates that the film took in $38.2 million on Friday, which is lower than the $41.2 million report - in other words, figures are still dodgy, but it's a safe bet that PoA will outstrip CoS and PS/SS.

Movies

Happy Birthday Jason Isaacs

Posted by: sue
June 06, 2004, 08:19 AM

Today, actor Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) turns 41. Happy Birthday Jason!

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