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Radcliffe and Watson Runners-Up to Neverland, Phantom Stars at BFCA Awards; PoA to Neverland

Posted by: Melissa
January 11, 2005, 03:37 PM

The Broadcast Film Critics Association nominated but did not award Dan Radcliffe (Best Young Actor), Emma Watson (Best Young Actress) or Prisoner of Azkaban (Best Family Film ) at their annual Critics' Choice Awards. Finding NeverlandContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Return of "The Shrieking Shack" to

Posted by: Melissa
January 11, 2005, 12:32 PM's 'Shrieking Shack', a feedback section, has returned to the site, this time asking readers who they think the half-blood prince is. Follow the link to submit your opinion.

Coverage of TLC Coverage of HBP Scam

Posted by: Melissa
January 10, 2005, 12:41 PM

Update 1/13: The Sun calls us a "genuine fans" Web site in dealing with the scam.

Update 1/11: Today Monsters and Critics talked to editor Heidi about the scam as well:

The Cauldron received over two-dozen emails from fans who had stumbled on the, what is sometimes called, phishing site. Phishing isContinued...


Waylett: More Funny Emails

Posted by: Melissa
January 09, 2005, 03:23 PM

Jamie Waylett (aka Crabbe) has updated his blog with more of his funniest emails, which were such a big hit last time:

11/ Are you and Josh brothers?...p.s. he is the one who plays Goyle.
12/ It says on you site that you were born on the 21st of July, 1989, so how old are you really?

13/ Why don't you stop being nastyContinued...


Fan Warning: Online HBP E-Book Possible Scam

Posted by: Melissa
January 08, 2005, 10:14 PM

Update, 1/10: The site is closed.
We've had a number of reports in the past day or so about a website that is allegedly selling electronic book versions of the five released Harry Potter books, as well as an electronic book of Book Six, which we all know hasn't been released yet.

We're not linkingContinued...

Happy Birthday Severus Snape

Posted by: Melissa
January 08, 2005, 08:05 PM tells us that Jan. 9 is Prof. Severus Snape's birthday!

HP Cast

Alan Rickman to Voice Marvin in "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

Posted by: Melissa
January 07, 2005, 01:33 PM

Alan Rickman, who plays Severus Snape in the HP films, has signed on to play the voice of Marvin in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams, directed by Garth Jennings, and due out this year. Marvin will be played by HP actor Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick).Continued...

A Liberal Arts Journal Focuses on Potter

Posted by: Kristin
January 06, 2005, 01:49 PM

Issue number 54 of the liberal arts journal Topic: The Washington and Jefferson College Review focuses on Harry Potter, and is available for order online. The issue includes such essays as "Disillusionment in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", by Donna C. Woodford; "Fantasy and theContinued...


New Gary Oldman Interview

Posted by: sue
January 05, 2005, 12:43 PM

IGN Film Force has a new interview with actor Gary Oldman (Sirius Black). While the interview is mostly about his role in the new Batman Begins movie, there is a brief mention of his work in the Potter films.

"Playing Sirius Black in last year's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and now Gordon in Batman,Continued...


Warner Brothers and Harry Potter: Good for Business

Posted by: sue
January 05, 2005, 06:49 AM

The Hollywood Reporter has a new report about the financial success that Warner Brothers had in 2004, due in part to the Harry Potter films. According to the article, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was the studio's top domestic money maker, making more than 294 million dollars. TheContinued...

Pages from Swedish OotP Found On Thai Beaches

Posted by: Melissa
January 04, 2005, 11:57 AM

Some sadly eerie news via the Swedish Rowling Fan Club site - The swedish paper Aftonbladet writes today that they have found pages from the Swedish version of OotP (Harry Potter och Fenixorden) in the ruins after the tsunami struck a hotel in Khao Lak in Thailand. As the article says,

"En bit frånContinued...

PoA Film

Baltimore Sun: PoA and "The Year of the Screenwriter"

Posted by: sue
January 03, 2005, 02:59 PM

The Baltimore Sun recently published their review of what they considered to be the best films of 2004, focusing on the screenwriters of these films. In particular, attention was given to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The film was chosen as one of their top ten, calling it "A studio-madeContinued...

PoA Film

Azkaban Yahoo's Tops for 2004

Posted by: Melissa
January 03, 2005, 10:16 AM

PoA was selected the most popular movie of the year by Yahoo! Movies, beating out such film sas Shrek 2, The Incredibles and Spider-Man 2. Not bad!


GoF Filming Photos: Second Task, Trio

Posted by: Melissa
January 02, 2005, 12:18 PM

Thanks to Jennna at, who sent these pics along (which we were able to edit/post at a time she could not), we present to you some shots of the filming of one of the Trio's scenes and of the second task in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, sent in by a reader named Mary. A lot of the secondContinued...

New Wizard of the Month on, News and Rumors Blank

Posted by: Melissa
January 01, 2005, 12:19 PM

Thanks to all who emailed! (We were partying for New Year's and not at our computers.) The new wizard of the month at is:

Derwent Shimpling
(1912 - present) Ate an entire Venemous Tentacula for a bet and survived, though is still purple.

Thanks for the many emails lettingContinued...

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