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

The Harry Potter fan film Voldemort: Origins of the Heir has been released online for all to watch.

The crowdfunded fan film runs an impressive 53 minutes long, and was made with Warner Bros.’ blessing so long as they agreed to release it for free. And what a release it’s been. The movie was shared just a couple of days ago and is already well on its way to six million views.

You can read more about Voldemort: Origins of the Heir and watch the movie below.

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Book Review: Harry Potter: The Wand Collection
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Harry Potter: The Wand Collection
Hardcover
By Monique Peterson
Publisher: Insight Editions
Release date: November 14, 2017

“Every wand has a story of its own,” author Monique Peterson begins in her new book, Harry Potter: The Wand Collection. Admittedly, I’m hooked almost immediately. Still, I am not always one for the many informational index-style books published as part of the Harry Potter world. I like stories, depth, nostalgia in my Harry Potter books.

But Peterson does not disappoint, as this book is as visually appealing and easy to flip through as it is meaningful. There is certainly value added in the background information provided, which covers wand characteristics, the wandmakers, Ollivander, wand selection and Harry’s first wand, wand movement, and wand battles.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2017: Books, eBooks, and AudioBooks
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Holiday Book Gift Guide 2017

It’s that time of year again for some giving and receiving, and what better way to get into the spirit than with gifting some good books! This year sees many selections to choose from for fans of properties like Star Wars and Star Trek; tie-ins for Alien, Harry Potter, E.T., and The Twilight Zone, as well as titles by authors like Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Joe Hill, Anne Rice, Brandon Sanderson, Andy Weir, and many more.

Check out here below our Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2017 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 2017: Specialty Items
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Holiday Specialty Gift Guide 2017

Deck the halls with specialty gifts aplenty! Pfeff-Bot and I are back once again, making your holiday shopping easy, as we’ve collected an assortment of fantastic gifts for the geek you love. Check out our list below!

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Book Review: The Art Of Harry Potter
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The Art Of Harry Potter hardcover book cover

The Art of Harry Potter
Hardcover
By Marc Sumerak
Publisher: Harper Design | HarperCollins
Release date: November 21, 2017

Some might call it coincidental. I call it cosmic. Not only do I have the opportunity of writing a review on The Art of Harry Potter by Marc Sumerak today, but I may or may not – by happenstance – be currently cozying up in my comfy chair by the fireplace wearing a Harry Potter-themed tee shirt. It’s getting *quite* magical over here, and I invite you to join me.

The Art of Harry Potter features original art from the Harry Potter films and it is magnificent. Its massive dimensions (10.1” width x 13.1” height x 1.7″ depth) are only outmatched by its heft, which I consider a positive. It evokes the feeling of having access to a large, valuable volume…perhaps something found in the restricted section of the Hogwarts library?

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Geek Peek: First Cast Photo For ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’
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fantastic beasts 2 title treatment

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.

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