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2004: The Year in HP: A Leaky Cauldron Review

Posted by: Melissa
December 31, 2004, 06:26 PM

Happy New Year everyone! Because 2005 is going to be such a big year for Harry
fans, we thought now was a good time to look back at 2004, which
wasn't too shabby either where we're concerned. Editor Sue scoured our archives
and found all our 2004 highlights, so we hope you enjoy this littleContinued...


PoA in EW-Year End Issue

Posted by: Melissa
December 27, 2004, 06:03 PM

PoA crops up in a few places in the Entertainment Weekly Year End issue:

The article on sequels note that the "third time's the charm Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban" landed a broom's sweep shy of the previous films, but it was still enough to land it as the No. 32 all time blockbuster.


Warner Brothers Studio VIP Tour Report

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2004, 11:28 AM

Allo, from Dan just recently took a Warner Brothers Studio tour, and has written a good report about her trip. On her visit, she was able to see the WB Museum which features an entire floor filled with things from all three Potter films, such as costumes, models and other props. Amoung theContinued...

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Stephen King: Azkaban One of Year's Best Films

Posted by: sue
December 18, 2004, 07:22 PM

Many readers have let us know in the December 24th issue of Entertainment Weekly author Stephen King, in his Pop of King column, lists his top ten movies of the year. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was ranked at number 5. Writes Mr. King :

"5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanContinued...


Oscar Watch: Possible Nomination for Prisoner of Azkaban F/X

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2004, 06:21 PM

The organizers of the Academy Awards have narrowed the list of possible contenders in the category of "Best Special Effects" in a motion picture. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is one of seven films that qualify to compete for this year's nominations. InContinued...

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Double Trouble for Draco and Ginny

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2004, 07:58 AM

The Cambridge News has a short interview with the two people who played the doubles for Draco and Ginny in the Prisoner of Azkaban film. Joe Parsison, who was the double in the scene where Draco gets his come-uppance, said "It was really cool. We got taken up there in a Mercedes each day and got to knowContinued...

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PoA One of Newsweek's Top 10 of 2004

Posted by: Melissa
December 12, 2004, 08:02 AM

Newsweek Magazine in the US has named PoA one of its top ten films of the year, along with films like Sideways and The Aviator - they say "third time's the charm"!

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PoA DVD Cleans Up at Box Office

Posted by: Melissa
December 11, 2004, 09:27 PM

This week's Entertainment Weekly shows that the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD gained first and sixth place earnings (for the widescreen and fullscreen editions, respectively) in DVD sales in its first week out of the box. Thank you Elizabeth for the info!

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New "Behind the Scenes" PoA Clips

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2004, 10:13 AM has some cool new clips from behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.


PoA Soundtrack Receives Grammy Nomination

Posted by: sue
December 07, 2004, 11:44 AM

This year's Grammy nominations have been announced . Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has received a nomination in the category of "Best Score Soundtrack Album from a Motion Picture, Televison, or Other Visual Media." The score for Prisoner of Azkaban , composed by John Williams,Continued...

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Launch Party Report 2: Matt Lewis and Alfie Enoch Chat It Up

Posted by: Melissa
December 04, 2004, 12:50 PM

(Click each pic for larger version)

Every once in a while an interview comes along where little to no real interviewing
happens. Sometimes the interview subjects launch into such natural, relaxed
conversation that the best thing any reporter can do is sit back, press "record"

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The People's Choice: "Prisoner of Azkaban"

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2004, 05:58 AM

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has received two nominations for this year's "The People's Choice Awards". These are awards where we fans can go vote for our favorite film, actor and so forth. Prisoner of Azkaban is nominated in the category of "Favorite Sequel." ActorContinued...

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Trio Wins Otto Award and New Interview

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2004, 05:36 AM

Jenna, from let us know about a new award the trio has won from German magazine Bravo. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint won the "Otto" award. There are scans from the magazine that also show photos of them inside the recent Prisoner of Azkaban DVD launch party, whichContinued...


TLC's Prisoner of Azkaban Sweepstakes Winners!

Posted by: Melissa
December 01, 2004, 10:08 AM

At long last, we are proud to announce the winners of our Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban sweepstakes!

Thirty-five people - less than .5 percent of entrants - will receive prizes for their creativity, ingenuity, wit and charm in answering to our challenge to pick one Harry Potter characterContinued...

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Variety: J.K. Rowling Has a "Wand-erful Life"

Posted by: sue
November 30, 2004, 04:55 PM

As a preview to tonight's British Independent Film Awards, Variety has a feature on J.K.Rowling and the Harry Potter films. J.K.Rowling is due to receive recognition as the "UK Personality of the Year" at these awards, and this article takes a look at the development of the Harry PotterContinued...