Archive for December, 2016

Warwick Davis Takes Gatwick by Storm

Dec 27, 2016

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Davis, Events, Films, HP Cast, Movies, News

Storm-troopers, that is. Warwick Davis, our very own Professor Flitwick, entered Gatwick North with the special galactic escort December 21 as part of a promotional enterprise between Star Wars and World Duty Free’s Gatwick stores. Davis plays Weeteef Cyubee, a member of Saw Gerrera’s (Forest Whitaker) team. Leaky previously shared details on the rebel fighter, but on this occasion he …read more!

Maggie Smith on Loneliness, ‘Downton Abbey’ & ‘Lady in the Van’

Dec 27, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

HP Cast, News, Smith, Smith Interviews

The Telegraph interviewed the wonderful and wildly talented Dame Maggie Smith – our beloved Professor McGonnagall – on her acting career, her personal life, and her role in The Lady In the Van. Based on a true story, the film follows Miss Mary Shepherd: a stubborn woman in her 60s who came to live outside Alan Bennett’s house in …read more!

New Trailer & Interview: Katherine Waterston in Alien: Covenant

Dec 27, 2016

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz

Fantastic Beasts, Interviews, Miller, News, Trailers, Waterston

Christmas day brought us many things, but it also unexpectedly brought the full trailer of May 19th’s Alien: Covenant, . starring Katherine Waterston Ridley Scott’s frightening and suspenseful film franchise returned a few years ago with a pre-quel, Prometheus (2012). Covenant continues the story, following the android David (Michael Fassbender) who was the only surviving member of the Prometheus exploratory trip. Katherine …read more!

Christmas Present Review: Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts LEGO Dimensions

Dec 26, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

News, Toys, Video Games, WB Shop

Christmas came quite quickly, and if you are still in need of a last-minute or belated gift idea for a Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts fan, LEGO might come to your rescue! Rated E for Everyone, and recommended for players ages 10 and above, Harry Potter fun packs and team packs are a delightful addition to the …read more!

A Very Harry Christmas

Dec 24, 2016

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Holidays, J.K. Rowling

Christmas was always a lovely time of year for Harry. At a time when others might have felt abandoned in his position, he got to revel in spending the holiday with the friends who became his family, in the places that became home. And a welcome home, it was! Hogwarts was never a more delightful place to …read more!

J.K. Rowling Shares a Heartfelt Holiday Message

Dec 24, 2016

Posted by: Kim McChesney

J.K. Rowling,, News

On this Christmas Eve, J.K. Rowling tweeted a beautiful heartfelt message to her followers about dealing with difficulties during the holiday season. The sentiment seemed to be initiated by the many thoughtful Christmas wishes she has received this year. She shares her gratitude, some empathetic words and a bit of her own history with adversity. Below …read more!

Imelda Staunton Stars in National Theatre’s ‘Follies’

Dec 24, 2016

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Broadway, HP Cast, News, Staunton, West End

Imelda Staunton bewilders as the twisted Professor Umbridge in the Harry Potter series, but in Fall 2017 she will bewitch the stage as Sally Plummer in the National Theatre’s production of the musical Follies. National Theatre Director, Rufus Norris, told “We are thrilled Imelda Staunton and Janie Dee will return to the National in …read more!

This Christmas, Light Up 8 million Lives with Lumos!

Dec 23, 2016

Posted by: Rahul Basu

Charity, J.K. Rowling,

J.K. Rowling’s striking propensity for being a constant source of happiness for countless children across generations is common knowledge – and she’s back on radar doing just that yet again, only choosing to do it in a much different way this time from what most of us are used to. Innumerable children across the world live …read more!

Happy Birthday, Alison Sudol!

Dec 23, 2016

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Birthdays, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, News

Alison Sudol celebrates another birthday December 23rd! We know and love her as Queenie Goldstein, sister of former-Auror Tina and one half of our favorite new couple. She is perfect as the bubbly, friendly New Yorker, who boldly insists any talk of Hogwarts being the best school of witchcraft and wizardry is “hogwash,” but also gently commiserates with Newt over his failed …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts’ 2 Disk Blu-Ray Release Date Announced

Dec 23, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Home Video / DVD, Movies, News

The release date for the 2-disk 4k Ultra HD and Blu-Ray edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has finally been announced on The combo 2 disc Blu-Ray edition of Fantastic Beasts will release on April 11th, 2017, and – as we reported in our coverage of Amazon Pre-Order details, will boast the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and …read more!

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