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Universal Studios is going to host a three-day event in honour of the Harry Potter films from November 11 to November 13th.
"This special event will be hosted by Warner Bros.," read a press release announcing the event, "and will celebrate a decade of movie history by allowing fans to share their love for the Harry Potter films."
A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films will include a gala event at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, autograph sessions with some of the stars, a Q&A panel, and screenings of all the films at the AMC Universal Cineplex 20.
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Lifetime, a television channel that is apparently an expert in creating made-for-TV movies with anvil-sized morals about the dangers of promiscuity and drug abuse, now tackles a slightly more tasteful subject with the story of JK Rowling's pre-Harry Potter upbringing. In Magic Beyond Words: the JK Rowling Story, the author's life is reimagined for the small screen, from her awkward childhood, her time spent as an ESL teacher in Portugal, right up to her experience writing the first Harry Potter book.
Well, whatever floats your boat I suppose. The movie officially aired yesterday at 8 pm EST, though doubtless there will be reruns.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is, unsurprisingly, king of the midnight box office. Screenings for Thursday's 12 am showing raked in $43.5 million (USD), crushing the previous record held by Eclipse.
DH2 has already secured $100 million in revenue and it's not even the official opening weekend yet.
Do you think the film will set the record for biggest opening ever? And/or highest grossing film EVER? Wouldn't that be magical...
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The critical drubbing the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I video game received was ridiculously harsh even by licensed-game standards. Despite this, it seems Warner Bros. Interactive are not about to give up on this new Gears of War-inspired take of Potter play just yet. A demo of the PC version has been released and is available here, supporting both keyboard/mouse and an Xbox 360 gamepad. If you don't want to subject yourself to playing it, I've embedded playthroughs of the demo's two levels (a Battle of Hogwarts slaughterfest as Harry, and a boss fight against Fenrir Greyback as Hermione) after the break.Read more >
Are you a fan of poor-quality videos with shaky-cam, taken straight from a movie set without any of the sound replaced and tons of green screen? Then do we have something great for you!
In all seriousness though, the two B-reels that Warner Bros. has released from the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 set is rather interesting. We get to see our first glimpse of Aberforth Dumbledore and his rockin' beard in action, as well as B-rolls of some scenes which were previously released as finished clips. For instance, did you know the door to the Chamber of Secrets is an actual prop, and not just CG?
I've embedded both videos below.Read more >