"It's good to see you, Professor Dumbledore. Sorry that I asked you here to help hunt down your old boyfriend."
"Not at all, Newt, not at all. The follies of youth can come back to haunt us. When I was in love with Gellert Grindelwald as young man, I never could have guessed that his face would come to be one of the most despised in the world."
Principal photography for the second installment of the five-film franchise Fantastic Beasts begins today, where we're going to see some familiar and new faces.Read More
A new deleted scene reveals yet another previously unseen creature.Read More
Stephen Hawking Auditions New Voices With the Help of Felicity Jones, John Boyega, Lin-Manuel Miranda, More
Stephen Hawking is known for—among other things like being brilliant—having a great sense of humor, so it was great to see him get involved with the UK's Red Nose Day, a charity event organized by Comic Relief. He's also known for the computer voice he's been sporting for decades, but his skit featured Felicity Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Boyega, and more auditioning to take up the role.Read More
4 out of 5 Wands
This latest entry to Rowling's cinematic wizarding world is a complicated mixture of whimsical fun, sweet romance, and pitiless darkness.Read More
A Bright-Red Eddie Redmayne Tries to Sink Into The Late Late Show Couch After Seeing His Child Self Sing Music From Cats
Before Redmayne was lovestruck revolutionary Marius Pontmercy and he was a self-proclaimed "friend-less" boy at the Jackie Palmer Stage School who really loved singing "Memory" from Cats.Read More
Things We Saw Today: All Movies Should Be Cate Blanchett Pretending to Be a Spider In a Dark Abyss of Eyeballs
If you like artsy, experimental feminism and/or Cate Blanchett, have I got a movie for you!Read More
To promote a brand new magic special premiering on Tuesday, magician David Blaine performed some pretty stunning card tricks on the Tonight Show.Read More
Okay ladies, now let's get in formation.
Hordes of female voters are paying tribute to Susan B. Anthony by posting their "I Voted" stickers on her grave ahead of potentially electing the first female president. But as a Vogue article from 2015 points out, white women weren't the only suffragettes to exist and accomplish great things.Read More
Eddie Redmayne Shows Off His Magical Abilities With the Help of Special Assistants, Benedict Cumberbatch and Bryan Cranston
Harry Potter might be famous in the wizarding world, but here in the land of the muggles, it's Eddie Redmayne who reigns supreme.Read More
She turned him into a Newt!
In November, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them kicks off a whole new adventure in the world of Harry Potter, but the franchise will have to find its footing without such familiar faces this time around. So, J.K. Rowling has provided a bit of an explanation of who Newt Scamander is that goes just a bit deeper than "textbook author."Read More
Suicide Squad's unlikely heroes thing is getting a bit meta.
Whether or not it's true that Suicide Squad's current reshoots are adding more fun to the film, this is the second trailer it's had that plays up the action/comedy angle, and that works just as well the second time around. Fittingly for its subject matter, this movie might just be the great unlikely hero that the DC movie universe needs right now.Read More
Despite today's terrible news for anyone who would care about the Oscars anyway, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for this year's Academy Awards. The awards will be presented on February 28th, 2016, with the show hosted by Chris Rock.Read More
One of those things is infinitely superior to the others.
I will defend Jupiter Ascending till my dying breath, but yeah, the rest of the nominees for the 2016 Razzie Awards certainly seem deserving of some razzing.Read More
Here, you can check out Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in that quintessential Hobbit-esque "I'm off on an adventure!" pose.Read More
Petrificus totalus! ... It doesn't seem to be working.
Not even death can stop Harry Potter—the franchise, I mean, specifically. Now that Deathly Hallows is over and the main series is wrapped up (stage plays aside), it's time for some prequels! The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer has been let out of its case at last, and no amount of stroking its spine will subdue it (and not just because that's a different book).Read More
A U.K. car company imagined what kinds of vehicles our favorite Star Wars characters would drive--and the results are pretty cool. I kind of want to own the one inspired by the stormtrooper uniform, or the Millennium Falcon.Read More
Or so we're being told.
While we were under the impression that Newt would be the star of the show, turns out it's going to involve more of an ensemble cast—four wizards, in fact, who come together as a team. "The assumption is Newt’s front and center, but it’s a quartet," Redmayne said.Read More
We got lost under a pile of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them news yesterday and maybe focused a bit too much on Eddie Redmayne's costume and the terrible, awful, no good, very bad name for American muggles. Why? Well it seems we missed the actual plot details somewhere in all the fun, so let's think too hard about those now.Read More
All Potterheads were excited when it was announced that a new movie was coming out (even if we were sad it wasn’t a Marauders prequel). And some fans were excited because with a new cast, it meant an opportunity for people of color to become main characters in a series whose fans span the globe. But it hasn't exactly turned out that way.Read More