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Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of October 15

Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of October 15 You did it, guys! After seven long months of tracking The Digital Entertainment Group’s Top 20, The Lord of the Rings trilogy finally cracked the list. Actually, Peter Jackson’s epic series swooped in like Shadowfax and fought its way into the Top 10, landing at No. 9. True, it wasn’t just Lord of the Rings … it took the entire Middle Earth 6-Film Collection, including the three Hobbit films, to upend the establishment. But, ...
Tags: Movies, Digital, Harry Potter, Streaming, Box Office, Warner, Peter Jackson, Picard, Jason Voorhees, Shadowfax, Movie News, Digital Entertainment Group, Watched At Home, Team Frodo, Dream Lionsgate Beetlejuice Warner Batman


How to Tell Awesome Stories to Your Kids

Since our kids were little, we’ve read to them every night before bed. Sometimes after we put the book we’re currently reading aside, I’ll also give them a bonus, impromptu storytelling session as I tuck them in. I just tell them a story that I conjure up on the spot. While Gus (age 10) has kind of aged out of it, Scout (age 7) still really enjoys hearing Dad’s imaginative yarns. I didn’t use any guides to come up with my stories, and instead just drew upon my years of consuming narratives i...
Tags: Life, Harry Potter, Santa, Fatherhood, Dad, Alice, Start, Waldorf, J K Rowling, Mrs Claus, Relationships & Family, Silke Rose West, Joseph Sarosy, Sarosy, Magic Mirror Land, Magic Mirror Family


Tom Lehrer Releases His All of Catchy and Savage Musical Satire Into the Public Domain

If the age of American musical satire is behind us, Tom Lehrer may have ended it simply by being unsurpassably good at it. No less a comedy-song master than “Weird Al” Yankovic still walks among us, of course, but he specializes in broad parody rather than biting irony. Despite having retired from public life, Lehrer too lives on, and at 92 has taken action to assure his work a longer existence by releasing it into the public domain. On his official site you’ll see a statement from the m...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, College, Germany, Bbc, United States, Harry Potter, Nazi, Biden, Daniel Radcliffe, Seoul, National Security Agency, Public Domain, Santa Monica, Gilbert


Thais Aren’t Afraid to Protest the King Anymore

How young Hunger Games– and Harry Potter–inspired protesters are transforming Thailand.
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Richard Harris Festival and His Sons Remember the Actor

In normal times, the idea of a Richard Harris Intl. Film Festival (which runs Oct. 20-26; richardharrisfilmfestival.com) seems entirely appropriate to the legions of fans of the late legendary Irish stage and screen actor, but since Oct. 1 marked Harris’ 90th birthday, it feels absolutely essential. Oscar-nominated twice, first for Lindsey Anderson’s “This Sporting Life” […]
Tags: Actors, Harry Potter, Richard Harris, Jared Harris, HARRIS, Lindsey Anderson


Universal Studios Beijing Unveils New Concept Art and Details About Each of Its Seven Themed Lands

A year ago, we wrote about the seven themed lands being planned for China’s Universal Beijing Resort, which is set to open sometime next year. Now there’s a new video showcasing tons of new pieces of concept art, and we have some additional details about each land: Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness, Transformers Metrobase, Minion Land, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic World Isla Nublar, Hollywood, and Waterworld. Universal Beijing Resort Concept Art Before we go any further,...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, China, Kung Fu, Earth, Harry Potter, Dreamworks Animation, Harry, Theme Parks, Universal, Gru, Xinjiang, Steven Spielberg, Universal Pictures, Po, Kung Fu Panda


strip for October / 19 / 2020 - Harry Potter: The Boy Who Lived...

Harry Potter: The Boy Who Lived... Jump to a Random Strip in the Archives! | Buy This Original Art | Archives | E-mail Dave
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Is There A Harry Potter Reunion On The Way? Here’s What Tom Felton Says

It's been nearly 20 years since the first Harry Potter movie hit theaters?
Tags: Religion, Harry Potter, Tom Felton


Tweets vs Blogposts

Hola! If you are a longtime reader of this blog (or blogs in general), you would know how blogging as a hobby has been sort of replaced by things like Instagram, tweets, and so on and so forth. Both in general and for me. And how blogging is now a lot more "content marketing" where companies pay peanuts to desk monkeys to churn out words that trap those search engine spiders logs. And how the "content" that is created does not really do anything good to any reader, even if they may want to read ...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, Instagram, Blogging, Chicago, Rant, Harry Potter, Mumbai, Krishna, Kevin Kelly, Twitter and Instagram, 1000 True Fans


Harry Potter: Portsmouth library may reclaim £42,500 book sold in USA

The first edition copy of the novel sold in the USA "was never checked out" of Portsmouth library.
Tags: Usa, UK, News, Harry Potter, Portsmouth


Bath & Body Works Black Friday 2020 Dates and News

Bath and Body Works Black Friday 2020 dates and news has been announced today and I think maybe it’s going to change how we do Black Friday this year. As you know many stores have been announcing that they will be closed for Thanksgiving this year! That’s such a welcome relief for those that work in retail as having to eat turkey and rush to work without actually enjoying the holiday reason sucks. Thanksgiving has always been a day that 99% major retailers shut down but in recent years they ...
Tags: London, Walmart, Beauty, Harry Potter, Sephora, Don, MUA Makeup Academy, Body Works Black, Holiday Collections 2020, Black Body Works Black


I'm Chris Hemsworth's stunt double. I've been set on fire, smashed through glass, and fallen down dozens of stairs. Here's what my job is like.

Bobby Holland Hanton as Chris Hemsworth's stunt double in "Thor." Bobby Holland Hanton Bobby Holland Hanton is a 36-year old British professional stunt performer for film and TV. He's been Chris Hemsworth's stunt double since filming "Thor: The Dark World" in 2012, and has worked in other blockbuster hits like "The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception," "Skyfall," two Harry Potter films, and the latest Mission Impossible, to name a few. Hanton grew up as a national-level gymnast, played semi...
Tags: UK, London, Robert Downey Jr, Entertainment, New York City, Careers, America, Trends, BSR, Harry Potter, Actor, Christian Bale, Batman, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Legoland


Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of October 9

Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of October 9 Welcome fellow couch potatoes to another edition of Watched at Home where we look back and judge your viewing choices over the last week! As it turns out, you guys are clearly itching for Halloween and helped propel four trick or treat classics into The Digital Entertainment Group’s Top 20. Let’s do this thing! RELATED: October 13 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAl...
Tags: Movies, Digital, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Streaming, Box Office, Warner, Yellowstone, Ava, Morty, Rick, Picard, Michael Myers, Hocus Pocus, Movie News, Kodi Smit McPhee


The Story Behind the Ultimate Star Wars Lightsaber Book

Star Wars fans are about to get a book all about lightsabers and they have Harry Potter to thank. It’s called Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection, a slick, wide-format, hardcover book that features exclusive images and information on almost 60 different lightsabers in the Star Wars universe. None of which would’ve…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Interview, Disney, Harry Potter, Liam Neeson, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Lightsabers, Daniel Wallace, Nika Futterman, Star Wars The Lightsaber Collection, Ryan Valle, Lukasz Liszko


#607 How to Focus While Working from Home

Listen to “#607 How to Focus While Working from Home” on Spreaker.         On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1 with Erik Qualman, starting at 0:00:  Most of us are finding it very difficult to focus while working from home where there are so many distractions. Here are some strategies that will help. SEGMENT 2 with Michael Bernoff, starting at 17:45: Let’s face it, most of the things we do every day are average: the way we operate our business, the decisions we make, an...
Tags: Productivity, Work From Home, Small Business, Habits, Sales, Insurance, Remote Work, Risk, Harry Potter, Average, Performance, Focus, Radio Show, J K Rowling, Erik Qualman, OneBeacon


Harry Potter first edition fetches £60,000 at auction

The rare first edition hardback copy of the novel had been valued at half the amount.
Tags: News, Harry Potter


The Most Magical Harry Potter Merchandise

All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. If you’ve ever attempted to play quidditch, tried to cast a spell or two and have taken countless […]
Tags: News, Harry Potter, Variety, Wizarding World of Harry Potter, LEGO Harry Potter Collection


Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of October 1

Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of October 1 Hey there, fellow couch potatoes! Well, we did it. We made it to October, which means Halloween, Halloween and more Halloween. You guys aren’t messing around either as, according to The Digital Entertainment Group, three of the Top 20 Streaming Films for the week of October 1 revolve around the spooky holiday. Let’s get to it! RELATED: October 6 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releasess PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Halloween, Jessica Chastain, Movies, Lionsgate, Tim Burton, Digital, Sony, Harry Potter, Streaming, Warner, Staten Island, Yellowstone, Ava, John Carpenter, Burton, Morty


Tower Theatre Reopening On Thursday With Alfred Hitchcock Marathon

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Tags: Christopher Nolan, News, Local, Sacramento, Sacramento County, James Bond, Harry Potter, Alfred Hitchcock, David Copperfield, Tower, Regal Cinemas, Tower Theater, Sacramento News, Alfred Hitchcock Marathon


The Best Pop Culture Subscription Boxes

All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Do you consider fall TV the happiest time of year? Can you name every character in the Marvel […]
Tags: News, Marvel, Harry Potter, Subscription, Variety


New York Sideshow Con Day 2 Reveals, Booth Tour & Sales!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New York Sideshow Con Day 2 Reveals, Booth Tour & Sales! After an already exciting first day of releases and sales from the iconic collectibles company, the second day of New York Sideshow Con is underway and has seen a number of new figures including Alien, Rocky, Harry Potter and more! Today’s figures and booth tour, as well as the new figures unveiled yesterday, can be viewed in the gallery and player below! RELATED: New York Sideshow Con Day 1 Reveals, Booth Tour & S...
Tags: Comics, Extras, Horror, Movies, TV, Sideshow Collectibles, Sideshow New York Con, Video


Tower Theatre Reopening On Thursday With Alfred Hitchcock Marathon

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Tower Theatre is set to reopen on Thursday with new protocols in place to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Tower’s reopening comes after Sacramento County moved into the “Red Tier” of coronavirus alarm, allowing more businesses to reopen with limited indoor operations. It also comes as movie theaters across the country are struggling to stay afloat due to the limits prompted by the pandemic. On the same day as Tower is reopening, Regal Cinemas says they will temporari...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, News, Local, Sacramento, Sacramento County, James Bond, Harry Potter, Alfred Hitchcock, David Copperfield, Tower, Regal Cinemas, Tower Theater, Sacramento News, Alfred Hitchcock Marathon


California shouldn’t make the Disneyland reopening decision in the dark

So how is riding a roller coaster more or less safe than sitting inside a movie theater? How is eating at a restaurant inside Disneyland more or less safe that dining at another just down the street? The people who go to and work at California’s theme parks want those answers — and we have not been getting them. Like many people in my community and around the state, I want to do whatever I can to help stop this pandemic. As a fan and annual passholder to Disneyland and many other local parks, I ...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Iger, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, Newsom, California Department of Health and Human Services, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


Is it rational to condemn an artwork for an artist’s personal immorality?

There is a long history of concern over art created by people who have done horrible things. (Hitler’s paintings are one classic source of controversy.) The #MeToo movement has shown just how widespread such cases are. It is one thing to condemn Chuck Close, James Levine, or R. Kelly for their alleged wrongdoing, but another to regard their artworks as though they were somehow polluted by association with their creators.“Magical contagion” is the inclination that people have to act as though the...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Bill Cosby, Literature, Philosophy, Harry Potter, Morality, Hitler, Woody Allen, Kelly, Cohen, Ted Cohen, Elaine May, James Levine, Arts & Humanities


Children's fiction: Cardiff writer's debut book nets him six-figure deal

Film rights for The Beast and the Bethany are being sought by a Harry Potter film producer.
Tags: News, Harry Potter, Cardiff, Bethany


First Trailer for 'Roald Dahl's The Witches' Directed by Robert Zemeckis

"Witches!! They're real - and they haaaate children!" Warner Bros has unveiled the first official trailer for Roald Dahl's The Witches, a new live-action movie directed by the iconic filmmaker Robert Zemeckis (who most recently made Welcome to Marwen). Based on Roald Dahl's 1983 classic book "The Witches", the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches. This isn't really a horror movie about scary witches, as much as...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Trailer, Roald Dahl, Harry Potter, Anne Hathaway, Warner Bros, Robert Zemeckis, To Watch, Marwen, Jahzir Kadeem Bruno, Codie Lei Eastick This


Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of September 24

Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of September 24 Hey there, fellow Couch Potatoes! Get ready, because this week is nutty! Not only do we have a new No. 1, but a number of new titles popped up on The Digital Entertainment Group’s Top 20 Streaming Films. Let’s do this thing. RELATED: September 29 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAd...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Movies, Lionsgate, Digital, Sony, Harry Potter, Cbs, Warner, Staten Island, Yellowstone, Ava, Outlander, Morty, Rick, Creek, ComingSoon


The top 30 audiobooks on Audible right now, from the Obamas' memoirs to the newest installment of the Twilight series

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Audible has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose between. Below, we've compiled its 30 best selling books among Audible users right now.The list ranges from the Obamas' memoirs and a collection of Greek myths to cult-favorite fiction novels.You can start a free 30-day Audible trial here and a Premium Plus subscription is currently $50 off as an early Prim...
Tags: Amazon, England, Isis, Neil Gaiman, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Ireland, New York Times, Michelle Obama, Harry Potter, Cornwall, Harry, James McAvoy, North Carolina


What's playing in theaters in Erie, Meadville, Waterford from Oct. 1 on

Some old Halloween favorites hit the silver screen among new releases and "comeback classics" such as "Empire Strikes Back" and "Harry Potter."          [Author: Erie Times-News]
Tags: Religion, Harry Potter, Erie Times-News, Erie Meadville Waterford