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Half-Blood Prince Slips Domestically, Still Leads World Wide Box Office with 627 Million to Date

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2009, 08:03 AM

Media reports were quick to trumpet the news that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince slipped to number two at domestic box office sales, with the new Disney film "G-Force" nabbing the top spot.  Variety reports however that HBP continues toContinued...

DH Film

Deathly Hallows Filming Update: Sirius Black's Motorbike is Back!

DH Film
Posted by: sue
July 26, 2009, 08:40 AM

Check it out! The flying motorbike belonging to Sirius Black is back, as witnessed in new location photos for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Although not so airborne as in the books, you can see these new pics (more here all courtesy of HP4U) of stunt doubles for Hagrid andContinued...

HBP Film

New Harry Potter Contest from WB

Posted by: Edward
July 25, 2009, 12:39 AM

Many thanks to WB for letting us know about a new contest now online which correlates with the Comic-Con events taking place this weekend in San Deigo, California.  The Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Sweepstakes, which can be entered via this link, offers the grand prizes of Harry Potter Hogwarts Express ElectricContinued...

HBP Film

Sparking Fire in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: Edward
July 25, 2009, 12:03 AM

The July issue of Post Magazine, a trade resource for editors of video and film, features a cover story regarding the creation of a number of elements used in the cave scene in the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film.  One element, fire, was a particular difficult special effectContinued...

PotterCast

Harry Potter Comic-Con Activities!

Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2009, 06:07 PM

San Diego Comic-Con is underway and there are a few activities you can go to if you are in the area:

Saturday at 3pm: The last show of our PCLupinWillow tour is at 3pm at the San Diego Public Library, 820 E Street, right down the block from the convention center. Talk Potter with PotterCast and dance to TheContinued...

Yates Interviews

David Yates Talks Burrow Scene, Deathly Hallows Film, and Life after Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2009, 09:09 AM

Director David Yates has given a new interview to Vanity Fair, where he discusses again the decision to add the attack on the Burrow scene to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as well as weigh in with some thoughts on the look of Harry Potter and the DeathlyContinued...

HBP Film

Nicholas Hooper on Scoring Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2009, 08:39 AM

Composer Nicholas Hooper has given another interview, this time to IFMagazine, where he speaks again about scoring the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Mr. Hooper speaks on bringing in some of the cues from his music for Order of the Phoenix as well as working with the now iconic "Hedwig'sContinued...

HP Cast

CastWatch: Sean Biggerstaff on TV, Alice in Wonderland Trailer, More

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2009, 08:25 AM

Many readers have owled regarding cast members and their projects outside the Harry Potter films; as such here is a quick update.

First, Sean Biggerstaff will be seen here in the US this weekend on PBS in Miss Marple: 'Why didn't they ask Evans?'. Check your local listings for timeContinued...

Movies

Rumor Alert: Hogwarts Castle Ride to Feature Ten Scenes from Harry Potter Films?

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2009, 06:25 AM

Rumor Alert today regarding the ride that will be contained within the giant Hogwarts Castle currently under construction at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction in Orlando, Florida. As a follow to the report from last week on the inclusion of MagiquestContinued...

Products

New Wormtail, Snape, Dumbledore Statues from Gentle Giant

Posted by: sue
July 23, 2009, 09:55 PM

As Comic Con is now well underway, exhibitors are continuing to display their new merchandise, including more now of the Harry Potter mini-busts from Gentle Giant. Courtesy of Cool Toy Review, we can see this new figure of Wormtail aka Peter Pettigrew (Timothy Spall). Also new seem to beContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Dan Radcliffe!

Posted by: sue
July 23, 2009, 12:18 PM

Everyone, will you please join us as actor Dan Radcliffe is celebrating his 20th birthday today! Cheers to you Dan from all of us at TLC!

Movies

Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson Comment on Piracy of Harry Potter Films

Posted by: sue
July 23, 2009, 10:00 AM

As a follow to our post yesterday on the piracy of Harry Potter films, such as the recent Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, CNN has a new video online where actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry) and Emma Watson (Hermione) express their dismay over the piracy and illegal downloadingContinued...

Movies

New Entertainment Weekly Harry Potter Trivia Quiz

Posted by: sue
July 23, 2009, 08:09 AM

Looking for another Harry Potter Trivia Quiz? Thanks to Joann for telling us about a new quiz Entertainment Weekly now has on their site, here. Editor's note: While much of these are relatively easy, the magazine tosses in a few about the acting career of some of the adult actors.

Thanks too asContinued...

PotterCast

Santa Monica Show Today, StarKidPotter to Perform

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2009, 07:41 AM

This is a quick reminder that our second-to-last show of tour is tonight at 6pm and will feature not only PotterCast and The Remus Lupins, but StarKidPotter, of the famed "A Very Potter Musical" parody (seen here).

INFO:
6pm
Santa Monica Public Library
The Remus Lupins, StarKidPotter
601 Santa MonicaContinued...

HBP Film

More Half-Blood Prince Interviews

Posted by: sue
July 23, 2009, 07:39 AM

Can't get enough of Half-Blood Prince related interviews and videos? There are a few more to check out today. First thanks to the scores of readers who have alerted us to this series of fun videos involving a young fan from Japan who got to interview the Trio of Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson. WhileContinued...

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