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There’s Something (Cursed) About Harry: The Wizarding World’s Growing Pains Highlight a Franchise in Awkward Transition

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: the current state of J.K. Rowling’s beloved universe is…unsteady.) Earlier this year, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world went to shit. Literally. The Pottermore Twitter account resurfaced an innocuous piece of trivia that described the wizarding world before it had discovered indoor plumbing, in which witches and wizards would use a vanishing spell after they had,...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Roald Dahl, Features, Harry-Potter, Harry, Tolkien, Voldemort, Fantastic Beasts, Hermione, Rowling, J K Rowling, Dumbledore, J R R Tolkien, Sistine Chapel, Dursleys


‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Honest Trailer: Light on Beasts and Fantastically Depressing

After Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters, fans were willing to make concessions for a wizarding world movie that was never going to be as good as the Harry Potter franchise. They were even willing to wait for the second chapter in the franchise to deliver on the potential promised by what was meant to be the first of five total films. But unfortunately, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald makes us wish that we could obliviate ourselves of this entire franchise before i...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Sequels, Harry Potter, Lol, Honest Trailers, Warner Brothers, Fantastic Beasts, Dumbledore, Jacob, Grindelwald, Queenie, Video Of The Day, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Crimes of Grindelwald Honest Trailer


J.K. Rowling Adds More Fuel to the Dumbledore/Grindelwald Fire 

The upcoming Blu-ray release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald features some choices quotes from writer J.K. Rowling and director David Yates regarding the are-they/aren’t-they relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Lgbtq, Warner Bros, Fantastic Beasts, J K Rowling, Albus Dumbledore, Blu Ray, Grindelwald, David Yates, Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Dumbledore Grindelwald Fire, Gellert Grindelwald Read


Sequel Bits: ‘Star Trek 4’, ‘Avatar 2’, ‘Bird Box’, ‘The Trip’, ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’, ‘xXx 4’, ‘Toy Story 4’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: John Cho still thinks Star Trek 4 will happen. Avatar 2 producer Jon Landau has an update on the epic sequel. A Bird Box cast member has an idea for a sequel. Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan are planning a new Trip movie. Fantastic Beasts 3 production start has been delayed. Vin Diesel asks for help finding xXx 4 cast members. We might now know the plot of Toy Story 4. Star Trek 4 has reportedly been shelved in the wake of salary disputes and director S.J. Clar...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Greece, Drama, Horror, Los Angeles, Spain, Star Trek, Avatar, Animation, Sequels, Italy, Adaptation, Harry Potter, Las Vegas, Warner Bros


Third ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Production Start Pushed Back Several Months

Warner Bros. is pushing back the production start date of its third “Fantastic Beasts” movie several months from July to the late fall, a spokesperson said Friday. Actors have been notified about the change in dates. The untitled third “Fantastic Beasts” movie has not yet set a release date. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find […]
Tags: News, Warner Bros, Fantastic Beasts


J.K. Rowling May Have Been Teasing That ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Twist Since 2016

Love or hate the big twist at the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, you can’t deny that J.K. Rowling is a master of foreshadowing, even if it’s planting Easter eggs that no one will discover until two years later. The Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald twist involving Credence (Ezra Miller) was one that no one saw coming — except for perhaps a few internet sleuths who dug through Rowling’s personal website and found a clue hinting at said twist all the way back in 201...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Harry Potter, J K Rowling, Easter Eggs, Warner Brothers, Fantastic Beasts, Rowling, Newt Scamander, Albus Dumbledore, Dumbledore, Albus, Grindelwald, Aurelius, Action/Adventure, Hypable


pottersource: “You’re too good, Newt. You never met a monster...

pottersource: “You’re too good, Newt. You never met a monster you couldn’t love.”
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Fantastic Beasts, Newt Scamander, Only Valid Man


bipirate: not to be harry potter on main but i honestly think the fantastic beasts series would...

bipirate: not to be harry potter on main but i honestly think the fantastic beasts series would have been so much more interesting if it was just about the beasts. i don’t give a fuck about grindelwald, just give me a movie about an eccentric wizard travelling the world looking for magical animals and teaching us the power of friendship
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Fantastic Beasts


How Fantastic Beasts Failed at Representation, and What J.K. Rowling Can Do About It

I come not to bury J.K. Rowling, but to praise her. Harry Potter was an honest to god phenomenon, impacting my generation in roughly the same way Star Wars did for the one before us. The world she created fascinated us and the fandom was deeply invested in the story. But in her rush to expand the Wizarding World…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Lgbtq, Warner Bros, Pottermore, Fantastic Beasts, J K Rowling, Representation, Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald


That Big ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Twist is True, According to Ezra Miller

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ends with a whopper of a twist – a twist that many fans aren’t so sure about. For one thing, it ignores well-established Harry Potter history. Could it be a fake-out? A trick that the movie is playing on audiences? According to Ezra Miller, who plays a big part in the twist, it’s the real deal. Read Miller’s thoughts on the Crimes of Grindelwald twist below – and of course, beware of spoilers. At the end of The Crimes of Grindelwald, that rascal Gr...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Maggie Smith, Sequels, Harry Potter, Jude Law, J K Rowling, Miller, Fantastic Beasts, Ezra Miller, Rowling, Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Grindelwald, Aurelius, Aberforth Dumbledore


Sequel Bits: ‘Inside Man 2’, ‘Zombieland 2’, ‘Bumblebee’, ‘Avatar’, ‘John Wick 3’, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Better Call Saul‘s Rhea Seehorn joins the cast of Inside Man 2. Zombieland 2 starts shooting in January. Bumblebee is rated PG-13 (sorry for those of you hoping it would be rated R). The main cast has wrapped on the Avatar sequels. Despite rumors to the contrary, Common isn’t in John Wick 3. Read about the real reason Ralph Breaks the Internet dropped Wreck-It-Ralph 2 from its title. Ezra Miller had a “meltdown” about the new Fantastic Beasts twist. ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Avatar, Animation, Sequels, Cameron, Harry Potter, Spike Lee, James Cameron, Keanu Reeves, Transformers, Fantastic Beasts


‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Scores Lowest U.S. Box Office Opening for a ‘Harry Potter’ Film

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald managed to score not only the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score in the history of its franchise, but it also had the lowest-grossing opening for a Harry Potter film. Raking in an estimated $62 million at the domestic box office on its opening weekend, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald still managed to take the No. 1 spot at U.S. theaters, but fell a bit short of Warner Bros.’ anticipated $65 million debut, according to Box Office Mojo. Luckily...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Sequels, Eddie Redmayne, Harry-Potter, Box Office, Warner Bros, Grinch, J K Rowling, Warner Brothers, Fantastic Beasts, Phoenix, Rowling, Grindelwald, Action/Adventure, David-Yates


The Morning Watch: Steve Carell Refuses to Reboot ‘The Office’, ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Easter Eggs & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, Steve Carell turns down doing a reboot of The Office despite some pretty eager arguments to the contrary. Plus, run through a bunch of Easter eggs from the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes ...
Tags: Movies, Harry Potter, Snl, Steve-Carell, Ellie Kemper, Oscar Isaac, Gq, Fantastic Beasts, Llewyn Davis, Poe Dameron, Grindelwald, Video Of The Day, Saturday-Night-Live, The Morning Watch, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Nancy Carell


Cool Stuff: Cast Spells with ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Figures of Newt Scamander and Gellert Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald topped the box office this past weekend, and you can bring some of the Harry Potter franchise home with you thanks to Hot Toys. A new line of collectible figures inspired by the Fantastic Beasts franchise has been announced by the high-end toy manufacturer in the form of sixth scale figures of magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). Each of them come with a great collection of accessories too. C...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Fantasy, Sequels, Eddie Redmayne, Johnny-Depp, Hot Toys, Collectibles, Warner Brothers, Cool Stuff, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Fantastic Beasts, Newt Scamander, Pickett, Grindelwald, Gellert Grindelwald


‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Box Office Tracking Proves Poor Reviews Won’t Stop the Magic

Reviews for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald have been the worst in Harry Potter history, but that’s not going to stop audiences from turning out. Early Crimes of Grindelwald box office tracking indicates the film is flying towards a $275 million global launch, which would put it well above the global opening weekend intake of the previous film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. According to Deadline, the latest entry in J.K. Rowling‘s Wizarding World is headed towards an o...
Tags: Movies, Sequels, Harry-Potter, Box Office, Warner Bros, J.k. Rowling, Warner Brothers, Fantastic Beasts, Phoenix, Rowling, Newt Scamander, Albus Dumbledore, Grindelwald, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, BoxOfficeMojo


A Fantastic Beasts Actor’s Extravagant Fashion Statement Has Cast a Spell Over Everyone

The actor walked the red carpet in a full-length puffer coat dress
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Fantastic Beasts, Ezra Miller, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald


The Morning Watch: The Grinch Was Right, What You Need to Remember for ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, a refresher reminds you of all the important details you need to remember from the Harry Potter franchise for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Plus, a video essay makes the case for why The Grinc...
Tags: Movies, Harry-Potter, Warner Bros, Grinch, Pixar, Fantastic Beasts, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Grinch, Albus Dumbledore, Marlin, Dory, Grindelwald, Whoville, Monsters Inc, Video Of The Day, Finding-Nemo


‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Review Roundup: The Series Runs Out of Magic

The early reviews for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald are coming in, and they’re not good. It appears J.K. Rowling‘s expanded Wizarding World has run out of magic, as critics are calling this latest adventure ineffective, weak, messy, and even pointless. This is not the kind of reaction fans were hoping for, and doesn’t bode well for the rest of the series. Read our Crimes of Grindelwald review roundup below. The Fantastic Beasts series is likely critic-proof – Harry Potter fans ...
Tags: London, Movies, Netflix, Movie Reviews, Paris, Sequels, Harry Potter, States, Warner Bros, Usa Today, Fantastic Beasts, Ny Post, Rowling, Potter, J K Rowling, Hogwarts


‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Featurette Counts the Connections to ‘Harry Potter’

The Wizarding World is getting infinitely bigger with each new Fantastic Beasts movie, but the newest Fantastic Beasts 2 featurette is here to remind you that it all ties back to a little movie series called Harry Potter. Warner Bros. has released a magical featurette for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald cataloguing all the connections between the prequel spin-off and the magical adventure series that started it all. And yes, there’s more to it than just hot, young Dumbledore. Fa...
Tags: Movies, Law, Fantasy, Sequels, Eddie Redmayne, Harry-Potter, Richard Harris, Movie Trailers, Michael Gambon, Jude-Law, Warner Brothers, Fantastic Beasts, Video Clips, J K Rowling, Newt Scamander, Albus Dumbledore


The Morning Watch: ‘Rick and Morty’ Bar Gets Destroyed, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Cast Surprises a School &

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, watch the Rick and Morty themed bar that was shut down by Adult Swim get destroyed by the heavy metal band GWAR. Plus, see what happens when the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald cast surprises and...
Tags: Movies, Alabama, Washington Dc, Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, Greg-Kinnear, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty, Betty, Grindelwald, Gwar, Video Of The Day, Hoai Tran Bui, The Morning Watch, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald


Marvel Security is Even Crazier Than Harry Potter’s, Jude Law Reveals

Plenty of actors have security horror stories about the notoriously secretive sets of the Marvel and Harry Potter franchises. But few actors get to experience both. Jude Law is one of those privileged few, which is making the press tour circuit particularly hard for him, considering he can say absolutely nothing about two of his biggest upcoming films, Captain Marvel and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. But he revealed that one of the franchises is just a notch more intense than the...
Tags: Movies, Law, Stephen Colbert, Fantasy, Sequels, Harry-Potter, Warner Bros, Jude-Law, Marvel Studios, Warner Brothers, Fantastic Beasts, Don, Rowling, Dumbledore, Grindelwald, Comic Book/Superhero


The Morning Watch: The Architecture of Movies, The Haunting of Big Momma’s House & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, some lucky fans partake in a Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald screening event at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Plus, real architecture experts weigh on in iconic and memorable buildings fro...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, House, Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, Momma, Hill House, Grindelwald, Edward Scissorhands, Video Of The Day, Martin Lawrence, The Haunting of Hill House, Kate Wagner, The Morning Watch, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Big Momma's House


‘Fantastic Beasts’ Featurette Introduces You to Hot Dumbledore

The clumsily titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is about to take audiences back to J.K. Rowling‘s Wizarding World. Early reaction to the film has been positive, and the trailers look fun. But let’s be honest: the only thing we care about here is young, hot Dumbledore, played by Jude Law. Long before Dumbledore became an elderly man in a flowing robe he was a handsome young specimen, fond of waistcoats and smoldering looks. A new Fantastic Beasts featurette prepares you for the a...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Sequels, Harry-Potter, Jude-Law, J K Rowling, Warner Brothers, Fantastic Beasts, United States of America, Rowling, Newt Scamander, Dumbledore, Warner Bros Pictures, Grindelwald, Newt Scamander Eddie Redmayne, Gellert Grindelwald Johnny Depp


Sequel Bits: ‘Wreck-It-Ralph’, ‘Bill and Ted 3’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘V/H/S’, ‘Rambo V’, ‘Scream’, ‘It’, ‘Cobra Kai’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Sorry, Mario won’t appear in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Bill and Ted 3 will start production “pretty soon.” Meet Newt’s new menagerie in Fantastic Beasts 2 featurette. Also: Fantastic Beasts 2 opens the same day in China as it does in the U.S. Crazy Rich Asians sequel will shoot in China. V/H/S is being revived as a Snapchat show. Buyers are flocking to Rambo V. David Arquette would like a Scream 5, please. It Chapter 2 receives a very boring announcement poster...
Tags: Asia, Japan, UK, Comedy, Movies, Drama, Horror, China, Russia, Spain, It, Ted, Snapchat, Sequels, Shanghai, Adaptation


‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Tracking for a $65-75 Million Opening Weekend

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set to have a magical opening weekend at the box office. The sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to score around the same opening box office when it opens in November, with industry insiders setting the box office tracking between $65-$75 million. Deadline reports that Fantastic Beasts: The Crime of Grindelwald is tracking for a $65 million to $75 million opening weekend, putting it squarely in the same ballpark as th...
Tags: Movies, Sequels, Eddie Redmayne, Harry-Potter, Box Office, Johnny Depp, Jude-Law, Warner Brothers, Fantastic Beasts, Potter, J K Rowling, Newt Scamander, Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts, Grindelwald, Action/Adventure


Sequel Bits: ‘Practical Magic’, ‘Annabelle 3’, ‘Men In Black’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Evan Rachel Wood would be down for a Practical Magic sequel, if anyone wants to make that happen. Annabelle 3 adds Katie Sarife in a leading role. Chris Hemsworth announces the Men In Black reboot has wrapped. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 production likely delayed for two years. J.K. Rowling has all of the Fantastic Beasts sequels mapped out already, she swears. Down for this so much. https://t.co/hYsWPrGmBz — #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) October 17...
Tags: Europe, Comedy, Hollywood, London, Movies, Horror, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Disney, Nicole Kidman, Morocco, Sequels, Italy, Sandra Bullock, Harry Potter, Chris Hemsworth