Archive for December, 2016

PotterCast #264 – Fantastic Theories

Dec 31, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Audio, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, J.K. Rowling, News, PotterCast

It’s round two for PotterCast and Fantastic Beasts! The show picks up where it left off and dives back in with your submitted questions and theories to guide them. If you hadn’t noticed, Harry Potter has come back big time in 2016 with Fantastic Beasts and Cursed Child. We’ve been gifted with new stories to get excited about, …read more!

2016: A Magical Year for ‘Potter’ Fans

Dec 31, 2016

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner

Broadway, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling,, Media, Movies, News, Potter News, Pottermore, Release Parties, Rickman, Theme Park, Warner Bros.

For the entire Harry Potter fandom, which refuses to ever lose hope and fizzle out, 2016 has been an incredibly fulfilling year. When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two opened in theaters five and a half years ago, it was a bittersweet moment for all of us. To see a series most of us grew up with, whose …read more!

Could Lumos Have Made a Difference for Tom Riddle? Discussing Voldemort on His 90th Birthday

Dec 31, 2016

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Character Birthdays, Fans, FAQs, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling, Lumos, News, Pottermore, Science

As Harry Potter aficionados know, the sixth installment in the series is “riddled” with details of Voldemort’s family history. A few weeks ago J.K. Rowling and creator of the blockbuster musical Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, exchanged tweets about their respective fondness for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: HBP is my favorite PRECISELY because …read more!

UPDATE: Emma Watson Sings in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ clip!

Dec 30, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

HP Cast, News, Watson

*UPDATE: the official Beauty and the Beast Facebook page has released a clearer and longer version of ‘Something There’, sung by Emma Watson – listen at the end of this article!* We all know that the amazing Emma Watson will be starring as Belle in the upcoming Disney film Beauty and the Beast, yet one thing …read more!

A Year in Literature with Emma Watson

Dec 29, 2016

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, HP Cast, News, Watson

Emma Watson is as ambitious and devoted to learning as her Harry Potter counterpart Hermione Granger, and we love her all the more for her own authenticity and voracious appetite for literature. With the enthusiasm of Hermione for S.P.E.W., Watson carried her love for reading into the creation of a public book club, Our Shared Shelf, …read more!

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Soundtrack Release Date Announced!

Dec 29, 2016

Posted by: Rahul Basu

News, Thompson, Watson

Disney has announced that it will release the soundtrack for its live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, on the same day the film arrives in theatres (17th March, 2017). Whilst this two disc edition is exciting enough, another edition of the soundtrack, a two-CD deluxe version with an exclusive 12″x 12″ lithograph will be available and ready for …read more!

Happy Birthday, Dame Maggie Smith!

Dec 28, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Birthdays, Birthdays, News, Smith

Today (28th December) we wish a very happy birthday to our marvellous Professor McGonagall, Dame Maggie Smith. Her wondrous acting career spans over six decades, and has seen Smith grace the stage, television and big screen! Known to us as McGonagall, she’s known to many others as Violet Crawley (Downton Abbey). She is one of six actresses …read more!

Evanna Lynch & Bonnie Wright Visit Haiti for Lumos

Dec 28, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, J.K. Rowling, Lynch, News, Wright

Evanna Lynch and Bonnie Wright – as Lumos ambassadors – visited Haiti in July to see the amazing work the charity was doing, and to spread the word about children needing families, not orphanages. Evanna introduces the short video, published on Lumos’s Twitter feed, explaining that her and Bonnie were in Haiti to visit the …read more!

Bringing ‘Fantastic Beasts’ to Life

Dec 28, 2016

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

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

Before the creatures of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them were ready for the silver screen, teams of digital artists had to work their own behind-the-scenes magic. They were faced with the creative challenge of bringing literal figments of the imagination to life. This process began in an unexpected place. When the film studio communicated the …read more!

New Trailer released for ‘Broadchurch’ Series 3!

Dec 28, 2016

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz

News, Tennant

A new teaser trailer has been released for Broadchurch series three! The teaser leaves much to be desired, and is mostly a quick succession of shots of our favourite Detectives (including David Tennant – Barty Crouch Jr.), as well as the iconic cliff in the town of Broadchurch. *SPOILERS FOR EARLIER SEASONS OF BROADCHURCH BELOW* The Radio …read more!

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