Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Growing Up With Potter – Remembering the Battle of Hogwarts

May 02, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz

Fans, Misc, Opinion

  It comes around every year – the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts. It’s the final battle at the end of the series where the entire school battles against Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. It’s the ultimate good vs. evil battle. But that’s not all it is. J.K. Rowling has marked the occasion with the usual …read more!

Emma Watson on Women in Film

Apr 10, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz

Extras Interviews, News, Opinion, Watson, Watson Interviews

After premiering as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Emma’s seized the opportunity to talk about women in the film industry, and why it’s so very important to have female-centric films. The film industry is a harsh one for women; they’re constantly criticized for everything they wear and do and are often put down before movies have …read more!

What the Sortings Say about “Fantastic Beasts” Characters

Dec 17, 2016

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Movies, News, Opinion

Warning: Contains Fantastic Beasts SPOILERS! The passing years have not dampened the fervor and devotion of Harry Potter fans–they remain in a constant state of anticipation, always waiting for J.K. Rowling to issue new insight into her beloved characters and their backstories. Now the fandom is abuzz with Rowling’s latest Twitter revelations. She announced the houses …read more!


Dec 15, 2016

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Opinion

Warning: This article contains Fantastic Beasts SPOILERS. To obliviate: to erase memories from the mind. In the wizarding world, obliviation has the innocuous distinction of being classified as a memory charm. That sounds harmless enough. And it usually is. Employed by skilled ministry officials known as Obliviators, it can easily and painlessly wipe incriminating sights …read more!

Let Us Fansplain You About Harry Potter, “Fantastic Beasts” Reviewers

Nov 16, 2016

Posted by: Melissa Anelli

Fan Sites, Fans, Films, Leaky, Movies, News, Opinion

We get it: people have been waiting a loonnnnng time to be dismissive about Harry Potter: We aren’t in the thrust of a full phenomenon anymore, we aren’t riding the wave of an Internet frenzy, we aren’t on the cover of Time, and we aren’t dominating all news headlines daily. You thought we went away. But oh, did we …read more!

Emma Watson as Doctor Who?

Feb 06, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

News, Opinion, Rumor, Watson

Many Doctor Who fans were sadden to hear that Steven Moffat and possibly Peter Capaldi will be stepping down from their roles with the highly successful TV series sooner than any expected. With a new writer and a new Doctor being introduced to the series in the near future (2018), there have been many interesting …read more!

Analysis of Newest “Fantastic Beast” Clip, Everything We Know so Far

Feb 03, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, J.K. Rowling, News, Opinion, Pottermore, Redmayne

This last weekend, Pottermore released a new clip from behind the scenes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the 3rd annual Harry Potter Celebration. They also included an analysis of the video, that basically reiterated what the video showed. However, we Potter fans know that these things reveal much much more, if …read more!

Is Lavender Brown alive?

Oct 05, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling, News, Opinion, Pottermore, Rumor

The question of Lavender’s death has been floating around since 2007, and recently Pottermore has added further fuel to the fire. Forums everywhere (such as this one on Reddit, and this one on Goodreads) have no definitive conclusion, trying to take evidence from both the book and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 film. Her ‘death’ …read more!

Five Years Later

Jul 21, 2012

Posted by: Melissa Anelli


And they said we wouldn’t last!Today, in case your Muggle calendar is broken, is five years since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Five years ago most, if not all, of us were huddled over new, magical pages as we discovered the last secrets of the Harry Potter saga.Since that time, we …read more!

It’s All About Harry

Aug 14, 2003

Posted by: KristinTLC


Commentary on the series from an English major and teacher: Adult readers empathize with Harry as they remember all too well not being invited into conversations even though they had much to offer. Olivia however, as an 11-year-old Harry Potter fan, adds another perspective. “Harry throws way too many tantrums and the book is too …read more!

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