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Geek Peek: First Cast Photo For ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’
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It doesn’t sound like we will be looking for more Fantastic Beasts in the sequel. Instead, fans will be looking at the crimes of Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). That’s because the official title of the sequel to the Harry Potter prequel is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

And to commemorate the title’s announcement, Warner Bros. has released the first official look at the cast, including our first look at Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore. Check out the image below.

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Watch: Trailer For ‘Harry Potter’ Fan Film ‘Voldemort: Origins Of The Heir’
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Voldemort: Origins of the Heir

A trailer has been released for an upcoming Harry Potter fan film titled Voldemort: Origins of the Heir.

The movie follows the early days of Tom Marvolo Riddle, who would eventually become “he who must not be named,” Lord Voldemort. The project got off to a rocky start with the team behind it, Tryangle Films, initially running a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds before Warner Bros. found out about it and the campaign was ultimately shut down. But since then, the two parties have met and discussed the fan film, and WB has given the go ahead to make and release it so long as it’s released for free.

You can read more and watch the trailer below.

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Jude Law To Play Dumbledore In ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’
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Jude Law

Albus Dumbledore is a fixture in the Harry Potter mythology but was only mentioned by name in the prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. However, the character was bound to show up given his relationship with Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).

Now we know who will be playing him in Fantastic Beasts 2. New reports confirm that Jude Law will be the one to cast the spells as a young Dumbledore. More on the story below.

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John Hurt Has Died; Legendary Actor Starred In ‘Alien,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Doctor Who’
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John Hurt Doctor Who 50th anniversary

John Hurt, a legend of stage and screen for over 50 years who starred in films like Alien, Harry Potter, V for Vendetta, and Hellboy, and took part in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, died today, according to CNN. No cause of death was revealed, but that actor had been battling pancreatic cancer since 2015. He was 77.

Hurt was never shy of dying on screen, holding the record amongst thespians, the veteran with over 200 credits on IMDb had his character killed off an amazing 40+ times. The most famous and maybe greatest on screen death of all time came in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic Alien (1979) when the title creature burst from Hurt’s chest during breakfast to the shock and horror of the rest of the crew.

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7 New Things About ‘Harry Potter’ You Didn’t Know (Video)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

This week CineFix has a collection of new things you might not have known about the Harry Potter franchise for their “Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know” YouTube series.

This of course is a juggernaut of a franchise with extremely passionate fans, who might just be familiar with some or all of these lesser known facts. But for the rest of us there’s some enjoyable trivia question answers to take in.

Click on over to the other side to check out the video.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2016: Books, eBooks, and AudioBooks
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Holiday Book Gift Guide 2016

The holiday season is upon us. It’s time for giving and receiving, and what better way to get into the spirit than with gifting some good books. And this year, there’s plenty of selections to choose from for fans of properties like Star Wars, Star Trek, Labyrinth, and the movies of Guillermo del Toro, as well as titles by authors like Stephen King, Anne Rice, J.K. Rowling, Roger Zelazny, and Greg Cox.

Check out here below our Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2016 for Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks for our favorite holiday gift picks for this year for the reader in your life.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2016: Specialty Items
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Holiday Specialty Gift Guide 2016

It’s that jolly time of year again in which Pfeff-Bot and I come up with a wondrous assortment of gift ideas for the geek you love — or simply to treat yo’ self! No need to spend countless hours at the mall with little space to move or think; no reason to wait until the last minute, only to realize that Amazon Prime isn’t going to meet its two-day shipping agreement. We’ve got you covered! So read on ahead and let us do the gift browsing for you!

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Star Eddie Redmayne Passionately Defends ‘Harry Potter’ House Hufflepuff
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Eddie Redmayne Passionately Defends Hufflepuff

When it comes to the Harry Potter franchise’s four Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry houses, most of the attention goes to Gryffindor and Slytherin. Fellow houses Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw always seem to take a backseat to the main two.

But the first movie in the Harry Potter spinoff series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in theaters today, and star Eddie Redmayne is having none of this second-rate house nonsense. The actor made a public service announcement video recently, in which he passionately defends the Hufflepuff name, even using a couple of naughty words which would no doubt make Fat Friar blush.

See what Redmayne had to say in the video below.

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Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Director: David Yates
Screenwriter: J.K. Rowling
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Rated PG | 113 minutes
Release Date: November 28, 2016

Though the adventures of Harry Potter may have come to an end, J.K. Rowling’s legacy lives on. Now fans will be getting at five new spinoffs that expand the Harry Potter universe starting with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a prequel that is set decades before the events of the phenomenon that started it all. While I wasn’t a fan of the original books and never really got into the films themselves, Fantastic Beasts is whimsical and fun, and manages to address a few relevant themes that affect us all. One thing is for sure, it will give anyone without any prior knowledge of the books or films a reason to look at why Harry Potter has remained popular all these years.

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How ‘The Monster Squad’ & ‘Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban’ Are The Same Movie (Video)
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The Monster Squad

Here’s a movie comparison you weren’t expecting to see today. Unless of course you’ve already seen it. In which case, hi there! What brings you here? Excellent, welcome. Oh, there’s a snack machine ’round the back if you’re hungry.

Right then, where were we? Ah, yes. Unexpected movie comparisons. In a new video, YouTube channel Couch Tomato makes the wild argument that The Monster Squad and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are actually the same movie. In the video they back up the claim with 24 side-by-side pieces of evidence.

Do they make a solid case? I’ll leave that up to you to decide. I just look for any excuse to write about The Monster Squad.

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