We should have a new rule as a society: The creators of our favorite series should not be in charge of them after they've finished. First, George Lucas gave us the Star Wars prequels, and now J.K. Rowling continues to open up about this 'inclusive' Hogwarts that we didn't see on screen. Oh, also, Grindelwald and Dumbledore totally got it on.Read More
Jo please, just stop.
Unfortunately for all of us, Rowling keeps giving us details about the wizarding world that we wish we could unhear.Read More
Will a major franchise ever show a same-sex relationship onscreen in 2019 or 2020? If one does, it probably won't be the Fantastic Beasts franchise.Read More
"The hardest part of the franchise is you have such a big core fan base. That fan base really knows the lore and they want to go deep into these characters."Read More
Please, make like Elsa and let it go.
If this gives you flashbacks to all the shipping drama in the Potter fandom, then congratulations, you've survived some of the wildest pre-Tumblr fandom drama.Read More
Now is not the time to be polite to evil.
I'm back to talk politics in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, now that more of you have seen it and therefore will try to Rowling-splain to me how genius the film truly is.Read More
Leta Lestrange in Crimes of Grindelwald is J.K. Rowling's first on-screen and named black female Slytherin character and the results are more than lackluster.Read More
One out of five Nifflers.
The film functioned as a reverse Mirror of Erised, showing me only things I desperately did not want.Read More
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will arrive in theaters next week, but reviews are out now, and the consensus seems to be leaning more negative/mixed than the previous installment.Read More
At this point, I genuinely don't see how the movie could get any worse.
Warner Bros. has released a featurette about young, hot Dumbledore (played by Jude Law, which I guess was how the monkey's paw curled to get us a veritable troll doll to play Grindelwald). Once more, we are now here to talk sexuality, because it's painfully clear that even if there is a kiss onscreen or Dumbledore says the words "I'm gay," this is going to be a hot mess on the representation front.Read More
So what is the truth?
We're in 2018 and a major LGBT+ character in a blockbuster who's not a joke, who doesn't die, and who gets a romantic arc is as rare as Professor Snape being kind to a student not in Slytherin.Read More
Today it was revealed by the latest Fantastic Beasts trailer and Entertainment Weekly that Claudia Kim, in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is playing none other than Voldemort's future pet snake/Horcrux, Nagini.Read More
It's moments like this where it is really clear that Harry Potter is written by someone with privilege.Read More
In my youth, I remember being so excited about the Harry Potter movies, from the casting news to running out to see each movie on opening day, it was an important piece of my childhood—especially when we were waiting for the later books to come out. However, it was when I went to go see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in theaters that the most disturbing thing happened ... I fell asleep during the movie.Read More
According to HuffPo, the name Luna has now hit the #37 spot in most popular baby names, which isn't surprising considering she is one of Harry Potter's best female characters.Read More
Just for Hermione's blue robes.
Hermione Granger in Harry Potter fandom, well the sexy part of fandom, is pretty much shipped with every male in the series and while some pairings are more crack ship than others, the men she most often gets shipped with are Harry, Ron, and Draco. However .. there is another.Read More
Every Harry Potter book is magical—some more so than others.
While I love each and every precious book in this series as if it were my first-born child, when it comes down to it, not every Potter book is created equal. Like it or not, some installments of the series clearly rise to the top, while others float quietly towards the bottom. Although the hierarchy of Harry Potter books is in many ways subjective, I feel there are some undeniable flaws and successes that can be used to rank the series from worst to best.Read More
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a ... mixed-to-negative reputation among die-hard fans of the book series, but the Tonys awarded the spin-off play with six Tonys awards out of its ten nominations.Read More
The legendary Ian McKellen spilled some scorching hot tea on the representation of Albus Dumbledore's sexuality in Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald. His words echo the frustrations of many fans of J.K. Rowling's wizarding world, which so far appears to be a world without LGBTQIA+ people.Read More
Today is the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts and we've got a lot of feelings.Read More