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PotterCast #283: “The McGonagall of it all” continues unpacking Newt’s metaphorical suitcase

Dec 17, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Opinion, PotterCast

We’re going to need something stronger than Mrs. Weasley’s household charms, useful and efficient as they may be, to unpack this suitcase.  The more we try to parse and puzzle out the questions raised by Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the more questions we have.  In episode #283: The McGonagall of it all, PotterCast …read more!

Nicolas Flamel and Eulalie Hicks: Forerunners of the ‘Order of the Phoenix’

Dec 08, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Films, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion

While Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald surprised fans with some major plot twists–Queenie’s defection, the existence of the Blood Pact, the sacrifice of Leta Lestrange and the identity of Credence Barebone–it also introduced us to some interesting new characters. We met Leta’s older half-brother, Yusef Kama, Newt’s assistant, Bunty, renowned alchemist Nicolas Flamel and …read more!

The Identity of Aurelius Dumbledore: Grindelwald’s Greatest Lie or Game-Changing Truth?

Dec 02, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Films, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion

In the lead-up to the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, trailers, images and interviews hinted that Credence Barebone would play a pivotal role in the film and that his true identity would be of great significance to the plot. All the teasers seemed to indicate this would play out in a big …read more!

Uncovering the Parallels Between the ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Series

Dec 02, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion

Since Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald released in theaters, discussion over the merits–or, according to some, the lack thereof–of the film has spread across the globe, across the fandom and across the critical spectrum. The numerous plot twists have provided much fodder for debate, with Leaky addressing the questions raised and taking the stance …read more!

25 of Our Biggest Questions About ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’

Dec 01, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Films, J.K. Rowling, JKR Interviews, Movies, News, Opinion, Yates

Today, December 1st, our lockdown on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald spoiler content finally lifts, and Merlin’s beard, have we got theories to discuss! PotterCast’s first episode discussing the series made its debut this week, and we’ve already published a review of the film, a piece explaining why the various (and plentiful) twists of the film shouldn’t be confused for plot …read more!

Don’t Mistake ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Plot Twists for Plot Holes

Nov 20, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion

If you saw Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald last week, you’re probably still shell-shocked. And even the most diligent spoiler-avoiders who haven’t made it yet have probably heard rumblings throughout the fandom about some big plot twists–and even bigger questions. The seeming plot holes have raised the ire, and sparked the heated critiques, of …read more!

Potter Fans: It’s Time to Drop Everything You Are Doing and Vote for Evanna

Nov 19, 2018

Posted by: Melissa Anelli

Opinion

We all met Evanna Lynch in 2006. She was an absolutely enormous Harry Potter fan before she was cast as Luna, which meant that instantly she was faced with a huge burden: that of being the Harry Potter fan for all of us. She was The Harry Potter Fan Living the Dream. That’s a lot. The …read more!

REVIEW: YouTube Sci-Fi Series ‘Origin’ Debuts, Starring Natalia Tena & Tom Felton

Nov 15, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Felton, HP Cast, News, Opinion, Review, Tena

New Sci-Fi Thriller series, Origin, made its debut on YouTube Premium today, starring Harry Potter‘s Natalia Tena (Tonks) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy): There's no turning back now. All episodes of #OriginSeries are streaming now. #LeaveEarth https://t.co/kfAPGEDuG0 pic.twitter.com/ZH9kXyzlDj — Origin (@OriginSeries) November 14, 2018 In the first episode, we’re introduced to Shun (Sen Mitsuji) who finds himself …read more!

J.K. Rowling Talks New Chinese ‘Fantastic Beast’–Will the Wizarding World Head There Next?

Jul 27, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion, Potter News, Props-Sets, Redmayne, Rumor, Television Programmes, Trailers, Waterston, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

A Chinese film crew recently traveled to the U.K. to discuss Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald with series creator and screenwriter J.K. Rowling, and she obligingly revealed previously unknown details about one of the beasts Newt Scamander encounters in the official new trailer–the Zouwu. She described the ancient mythological creature as follows: “The Zouwu …read more!

Who’s Your Favorite Weasley? (Giveaway Winner Announcement!)

Apr 04, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fans, Fun, Leaky, News, Opinion, Products

If you had to choose your favorite Weasley character, who would it be? Recently we asked readers to do just that as part of our Weasley giveaway with Fun.com, and were not disappointed with the results! We had the absolute pleasure of reading hundreds of entries to win our Weasley haul, and seeing as we could …read more!



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