Universal Studios is a bizarre theme park that welcomes over seven million people a year. Lately, the big draw is a sprawling replica of Harry Potter’s world, though it’s long been famous for making tourists feel like they’re characters in one of Universal’s many hit movies. The technology involved in these…
The latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them just hit the web, and it’s a fantastic look at JK Rowling’s Wizarding world in America.
That first big trailer for The Force Awakens was great, and we’ve established that anytime you cut another movie in the same style, the end result is just as great. So what happens when you recut Harry Potter with it? Perfection.
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.
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…
Good news for everyone who won’t be able to make it to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: the script for the play will be on sale July 31. That’s right after the official opening of the play. And on Harry’s birthday.
As fans who grew up with the Harry Potter books gets older, ways to enjoy their fandom get more adult. The latest example might be the best yet, a blending of Quidditch and beer pong.
Artist Joey Jacks has set himself a challenge: Every day this month, he’s posting a bit of fan art. His pen-and-ink style is full of humor, and each drawing is jam-packed with the kind of deal only fans can really appreciate.
Over the weekend, even as most of us were celebrating the fact that a new Star Wars movie did not in any way suck, some portions of the internet got sucked into a pointless, silly debate. Is Rey, the film’s hero, a “Mary Sue”? The answer is no. Next question?
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.
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.
The level of detail and realism in action figures has improved by leaps and bounds over the past decade, but it’s still hard not to be flabbergasted by this sixth-scale Hermione Granger. Has anyone seen Emma Watson lately? Because there’s a good chance there’s a curse trapping her inside this figure.
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.
There’s no such thing as a perfect book — but some books feel as though they could be just about perfect, if they didn’t have one nagging problem. And sometimes, the most wonderful books have the most glaring shortfalls. Here are 10 amazing novels that are each marred by a fatal flaw.
Sideshow Collectibles has revealed that its Harry Potter Monsters Book of Monsters replica will be available sometime this summer for $295. That seems expensive, but the furry, tentacled tome also includes an accompanying book full of actual drawings, sketches, and info on all the creatures in the Harry Potter…
Ever wanted to spend a night at Hogwarts' boarding rooms? Well now a hotel in the Wizarding capital of the World is offering some Harry Potter-themed rooms to give us Muggles the familiar feeling of JK Rowling's fantastical world.
If you somehow missed the Harry Potter boat and wanted to read all the books now, you'd have to flip through 4109 pages spread across 7 books. Or if you just want to catch up with the Harry Potter movies instead, you'd have to sit and stare for 19 hours and 38 minutes for all 8 movies. Or you could just read this…
Star Wars vs Harry Potter. The Force vs magic. Jedis vs wizards. Light sabers vs wands. People born before 1990 vs the kids who come after. Who would win in this epic battle? In this ridiculously enjoyable video with CGI effects of two friends battling for sci-fi fantasy supremacy, we see a Jedi fight a wizard to end…