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'Harry Potter At Home' Is Here To Cast A Banishing Spell On Boredom

By Ani Bundel
The advent of social distancing in the face of COVID-19 has changed the face of modern life. Working from home and homeschooling, once the province of a small fraction of the population, has gone nationwide. But there's good news for parents, kids,…

The First 'Harry Potter' Flagship Store Is Coming & You'll Want All The Merch

By Rachel Chapman
Calling all Harry Potter fans around the world: It seems the Wizarding World is closer than you may think. It's time to get your Hogwarts shopping list and galleons together, because the first official Harry Potter flagship store is opening in NYC.…

Attention 'Harry Potter' Fans, An IRL Documentary About Fantastic Beasts Is Coming

By Ani Bundel
When Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hit theaters, it was a shock to the Potterverse. The series, which had initially been sold to fans as a small trilogy about a nice Hufflepuff and his magical creatures, had become a war epic centered…

20 'Harry Potter' Behind-The-Scenes Facts That Make The Films Even More Magical

By Dylan Kickham
The world of Harry Potter is full of magical secrets and intricate details, but some of the most shocking and intriguing stories actually happened behind the scenes of it all, while translating J. K. Rowling's hit book series into an iconic film…

9 Thanksgiving Movie Marathons That Are Fun For The Whole Family

By Ani Bundel
Thanksgiving isn't like most holidays. For one thing, it's not an international holiday like Christmas or Easter. It's not a summertime cookout-type joint, like July 4th or Labor Day. It's both the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, and a day…

Let The Butterbeer Flow & Get Ready For An Epic 'Harry Potter' Thanksgiving Marathon

By Ani Bundel
If it's time for the holidays, then it's time for magic. The Harry Potter films were not initially conceived as Christmas movies, nor were they made with that in mind. But the early stories do have significant "Christmas Holidays" episodes as part…

These Details About 'Fantastic Beasts' 3 Will Leave You Asking Questions

By Ani Bundel
Fans initially rejoiced when Warner Bros. Pictures announced Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling would bring a new trilogy to the screen. Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them was a magical hit when it arrived in 2016. But viewers were wary when it was…

Zoe Kravitz Will Play Catwoman In ‘The Batman' & I'm Screaming

By Sarah Halle Corey
It can be hard to keep up with all the superhero movies flying in and out of theaters, so just in case you missed it: There's going to be another Batman movie coming out soon. While another superhero movie isn't the biggest piece of news, the latest…

Here’s What JK Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter & The Cursed Child’ Tweet Probably Means

By Kristen Perrone
Harry Potter's time at Hogwarts might have ended long ago, but the wizarding world is alive and thriving. While the ongoing Fantastic Beasts franchise explores an earlier generation, the Broadway play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child delves into…

'Harry Potter' Fans Don't Want Remakes Of The Movies For This Big Reason

By Ani Bundel
Mining well-known properties for content will be the mainstay of the next decade as the streaming wars take off across the entertainment landscape. Disney is already prepping to strip-mine FOX titles for Disney+ TV show content, while Netflix and…

The 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Trailer Will Transport You To The Wizarding World

By Ani Bundel
For fans of the Wizarding World, it was a bit of a heartbreak to learn that the next Fantastic Beasts film had been pushed back from its 2020 release date. But while that means there won't be any magic on the big screen for the next year, on the…

The Original 'Harry Potter' Cast Reacts To That 'Fantastic Beasts' Dumbledore Twist

By Lizzy Rosenberg
I think it's pretty safe to say most Potterheads out there (myself included) were totally and utterly shocked by the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald. Even the most dedicated fans weren't able to foresee J.K. Rowling's highly…

'Fantastic Beasts 3' Just Got A New Premiere Date, But It's Not All Good News

By Kristen Perrone
Wands at the ready, wizards and witches! Newt Scamander's international journey to help defeat Gellert Grindelwald is continuing in the third Fantastic Beasts film, but you'll probably need to refresh your memory of Newt's Parisian adventure in the…

This Tiny Detail About Grindelwald Explains So Much In 'Fantastic Beasts'

By Sarah Halle Corey
J.K. Rowling is the queen of dropping new factoids about the characters in the Harry Potter universe while she's talking to her fans. In various Twitter threads and interviews, Rowling has revealed a variety of facts about everything from…

This ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Deleted Scene Explains A Lot About Grindelwald & Credence

By Sarah Halle Corey
Even though his name is right there in the title of the movie, fans did not learn nearly enough about Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. With very little dialogue from Grindelwald and and little insight into his motives,…

Listen Up, Muggles, J.K. Rowling Is Here For Your Dumbledore & Grindelwald Fan Fictions

By Ani Bundel
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them has been a controversial follow-up series to the Harry Potter franchise since the premiere. Initially billed as a trilogy focused on a gentle Hufflepuff and his animals, the story turned out to be a prelude to…

People Are So Not Here For JK Rowling's Latest Discussion About Dumbledore's Sexuality

By Mehak Anwar
Sorry folks, if you see JK Rowling trending on your Twitter feeds today it's not because she's releasing an eighth Harry Potter book. In a recent interview, the world-famous author revealed a piece of information about Dumbledore's sexuality that,…

The 'Fantastic Beasts 3' Premiere Date Was Pushed Back, So Put Your Wands Away For Now

By Ani Bundel
Prequels are a tricky storytelling device to pull off. Ask both George Lucas and Peter Jackson, and they'll agree, going back in time and creating a story where the outcome is already predefined may sound like a good idea on paper. In practice,…

Daniel Radcliffe Has An Idea For A 'Harry Potter' Sequel That Will Make You Weep

By Ani Bundel
It's been nearly a decade since the end of the original Harry Potter films, but Daniel Radcliffe's career seems to keep surprising his fans. His latest project, Miracle Workers, marks his first time starring in an original series for American…

6 Clues About The 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel That Might Give Fans Answers

By Ani Bundel
Once again, HBO ties news from Game of Thrones Season 8 to press releases for theThrones prequel in hopes the excitement of the one will carry over. It's not the first time marketing has done this, Naomi Watts' casting was announced the same week…

This Year's Oscars Shortlist Is Here, So Start Brushing Up On Your Movie Knowledge

By Kristen Perrone
Oscars season is in full swing, and even though the Academy is still frantically searching for its best hosting solution, this ceremony is happening whether you're ready or not. Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards aren't out until Jan. 22, but…

This 'Harry Potter' Hogwarts Gingerbread Castle Will Enchant Witches & Wizards This Season

By Lara Walsh
It's officially the most magical time of the year for Potterheads, thanks to the wizards over at Reynolds Kitchens. This epic Harry Potter Gingerbread Hogwarts Castle by Reynolds Kitchens took over 30 hours of continuous work to put together, and…

J.K. Rowling's Tweet About 'Fantastic Beasts 3' Will Make You Feel So Relieved

By Sarah Halle Corey
You can finally let out that sigh of relief you've been holding since the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, because J.K. Rowling is promising fans some answers. Early Monday morning, Rowling took to Twitter to respond to some…

This 'Fantastic Beasts' Theory About Credence Might Explain Who Aurelius Really Is

By Ani Bundel
Ever since the big reveal at the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, fans have been trying to find an explanation for Aurelius Dumbledore. If what Grindelwald says about Credence Barebone's identity is true, the timeline as fans have…

Here's What We Know About Aberforth's Role In 'Fantastic Beasts'

By Ani Bundel
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald blew the collective mind of the Potter faithful when it was revealed Credence Barebone is a long-lost Dumbledore. Grindelwald claims he's a brother of Albus', but this doesn't make sense to fans. Some are…

Here's Everything Fans Need To Know About Voldemort & Grindelwald

By Ani Bundel
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them introduced Grindelwald to audiences for the first time as a young(ish) man. Though he'd turned up once in the Harry Potter novels, Grindelwald was more of a has-been, a forerunner to the real evil of…

'Fantastic Beasts' Fans Are Searching For Hidden 'Harry Potter' Clues About Aurelius

By Ani Bundel
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has confused the heck out of the Potter fandom. It's not just the idea of a wholesome witch like Queenie siding with Grindelwald, the moral equivalent of Wizarding World dictator. It's not just the…

Here's What 'Harry Potter' Fans Should Really Know About Newt Scamander

By Ani Bundel
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them was initially introduced to fans as a trilogy of movies about an entirely new character, in a different era, introducing new corners of the Wizarding World never seen before. But by the time Fantastic Beasts:…

The Dumbledore Family Tree Will Confuse 'Fantastic Beasts' Fans Even More

By Ani Bundel
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ended with several huge twists, revealing what viewers thought they knew about their favorite characters to be wrong. Queenie joined with Grindelwald, for instance, while Nagini did not. But the big twist…

'Fantastic Beasts' Fans Have One Question About A Certain Dark Lord

By Ani Bundel
The more Fantastic Beasts links back to the Harry Potter series, the more fans wonder who will be drawn in next. The latest installment, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, not only added Dumbledore to the mix, but also names like…