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The Goonies, Gremlins, Adventure Time, the A-Team, and More Will Soon be Joining Lego Dimensions

As Lego Dimensions, the video game that mashes up all of your favorite pop-culture franchises, moves into its second year, the toymaker is pulling out all the stops when it comes to introducing new characters, worlds, and vehicles. If you thought you could give your credit card a rest after the first series, you’re so…

Grown-Up Harry Potter Is Tired of All This Wizarding Crap in the First Cursed Child Play Pics

We have the very first photos of the Potters in the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play. Ginny (Poppy Miller) looks like a perfectly normal adult, Albus Severus (Sam Clemmett) looks like an average Hogwarts student, and Harry (Jamie Parker) very much looks like he’s ready to toss this whole wizarding thing in a…

The Many Ways George R.R. Martin, J.K. Rowling, and Other Creators Defend Killing Their Characters

We live in a time where it is easier than ever to complain about a plot development you don’t like. Writers, directors, creators—they’re all asked constantly about the deaths of their characters, but they all have their reasons. It’s just some are more acceptable than others.

If These Are the Four Houses of America's Hogwarts, They Are Completely Insane

I just want to love you, Harry Potter universe. So, in my mind, I have to believe this story about the four houses of Ilvermorny, the American wizarding school we’ll be seeing soon in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them spin-off movies, isn’t true. Because, if it is, wow did America screw up its magic school.

J.K. Rowling's History of Magic in North America Was a Travesty From Start to Finish

All this week, J.K. Rowling has been publishing History of Magic in North America, one part a day for four days. When it’s been at its best, it’s been sloppy; when its not at its best—which is most of the time—it’s uninformed and under-researched. At its worst, it is downright offensive, and here’s why.

Harry Potter's Latest Theme Park Is Designed to Feel Like a Living Movie

It’s taken several years, but Hogwarts is finally ready to open its doors in California. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park extension at Universal Studios Hollywood officially opens April 7, but we were given an early tour by Alan Gilmore, the supervising art director for both the Harry Potter films and…

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Victor Frankenstein Is Like Watching Your Cute Friend Get High and Blowtorch Their Own Face

Seriously. Did you ever have a ridiculously good-looking friend who was also brilliant and talented, but they made some really bad choices and threw it all away? Victor Frankenstein is like that. This movie has so much going for it, and just fritters it away, like a goddamn frittering machine.

Accio iBooks: Harry Potter's Apple Editions Have Animations and Annotations By Rowling

Being a Muggle is boring. That’s why we reread Goblet of Fire for the seventeenth time in hand-knit Slytherin scarves–to flee banal adulthood. Well, the Harry Potter books are cranking up the magic even more, with special editions for Apple devices, beautifully animated and full of little notes from JK Rowling herself.

Has Filming A Movie And Its Sequel Back-to-Back Ever Had a Good Result?

James Cameron wants to film three sequels to his mega-hit Avatar, all in one go. This sounds like a hugely ambitious undertaking—but he’s not the first director to try this. There have been some disasters, but also a few triumphs. Here’s our complete history of people directing a movie and its sequel back-to-back.