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Your Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Eve Weekend TV Marathons

30 December 2016 9:48 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you’re looking for the perfect excuse to stay in this New Year’s Eve, or are looking for a way to get through your New Year’s Day hangover— we have you covered.

We’ve rounded up all the movie and TV show marathons to indulge in this holiday weekend.

As is tradition, The Twilight Zone marathon will be serving up frights continuously from Dec. 31-Jan. 2. Whether you want to catch your favorite installments in the Harry Potter series, entire seasons of Game of Thrones or episodes of Law & Order, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

And »

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ New Extended Trailer Shows More of Dan Stevens’ Beast in Action

26 December 2016 12:52 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 1991, Disney released an animated adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy tale “The Beauty and the Beast,” a critical and commercial success upon release, and is considered one of Disney’s greatest animated films. Now, 26 years later, Disney will release a live-action remake of the 1991 film starring Emma Watson (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”) as Belle and Dan Stevens (“High Maintenance”) as the Beast. In the film, Belle is taken prison by a Beast in his castle in exchange for her father’s freedom, and despite her fears, soon learns to befriend the castle’s enchanted staff and find the true heart and soul of the Beast. Watch an extended trailer for the film below, featuring new scenes of the Beast in action.

Read More: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Images: Emma Watson and Dan Stevens Enchant in Iconic Ballroom Scene

The film is directed by Bill Condon, »

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets His Favorite Harry Potter Moment, J.K. Rowling Approves

8 December 2016 1:25 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Are we surprised Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Harry Potter fan? No. But we are delighted. On Wednesday, the songwriting genius played a fun game on his official Twitter account called "Pop Culture Events From Which I Have Still Not Recovered, Many Years Later." Among these "pop culture events" was a very specific and special quote from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that involves Albus Dumbledore and Harry. To make matters more delightful, the lovely tweet got a response from J.K. Rowling herself and yielded one of the more gushy and heartwarming digital exchanges we've seen in recent memory. Watch the magic unfold in the tweet below, then please etch "You're deadly w a reprise, maestro" into our tombstones. Related:60 Magical Presents For Harry Potter FansIf You Only Listen to 1 Song From the Hamilton Mixtape, Please Let It Be Sia's24 Hilarious Harry Potter Pickup Lines That Are Wildly Inappropriate Pop »

- Ryan Roschke

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J.K. Rowling and Lin-Manuel Miranda Have the Same Favorite Harry Potter Moment, Duh

8 December 2016 1:25 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Are we surprised Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Harry Potter fan? No. But we are delighted. On Wednesday, the songwriting genius played a fun game on his official Twitter account called "Pop Culture Events From Which I Have Still Not Recovered, Many Years Later." Among these "pop culture events" was a very specific and special quote from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that involves Albus Dumbledore and Harry. To make matters more delightful, the lovely tweet got a response from J.K. Rowling herself and yielded one of the more gushy and heartwarming digital exchanges we've seen in recent memory. Watch the magic unfold in the tweet below, then please etch "You're deadly w a reprise, maestro" into our tombstones. Related:60 Magical Presents For Harry Potter FansIf You Only Listen to 1 Song From the Hamilton Mixtape, Please Let It Be Sia's24 Hilarious Harry Potter Pickup Lines That Are Wildly Inappropriate Pop »

- Ryan Roschke

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Fantastic Beasts: All the Details We Could Conjure Up About the Sequel

22 November 2016 2:25 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

You may still be happily dissecting Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but there is even more magic in store. Not only do we have four more installments to look forward to, but we already have quite a few tidbits about the upcoming sequel. If you're just as obsessed with the franchise as we are, get the skinny on all the details below. What It's About According to a statement from Warner Bros., the second film "moves deeper into an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt and our other heroes have to decide on their allegiances." The Timeline After the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling tweeted out a very important clarification about the timeline of the movies: Our story starts in 1926 and ends in 1945. It's just too big to fit in one movie! https://t.co/fb5GOGvTxq - J.K. Rowling »

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them earns the lowest box office opening of any Harry Potter movie

21 November 2016 1:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s already had another four movies announced with David Yates in the director’s chair, but the opening weekend for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has earned the lowest opening of any Harry Potter movie to date.

The film opened to number one against Doctor Strange and Trolls in their third weeks, and earned an estimated $75 million domestically. This was in-line with expert predictions, but slightly below expectations. It’s just slightly lower than $77 million openings of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, both of which went on to earn $292 million and $301 million respectively.

What’s interesting is that only 18% of the audience was under the age of 18 while 55% were over 35. This would suggest that fans of the Harry Potter franchise the first time round turned out to see it, but the series isn’t attracting new viewers. »

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The Upshot of ‘Billy Lynn’: Movies and Virtual Reality Don’t Mix, But Shouldn’t They?

20 November 2016 11:03 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” is the most accomplished and provocative movie in a long time that ever went down as a debacle. From the moment it premiered at the New York Film Festival in October, it has been viewed by media culture as a colossal misfire, a highbrow “Ben-Hur,” a movie no one seeking a good night out at the movies would want to go near. Now that the film has opened wide and the numbers are in, the dire reaction seems complete: No one wanted to go near it.

Yet the film’s failure to connect isn’t as simple as it sounds. You might call “Billy Lynn” an audacious experiment that got cut off at the knees. Directed by Ang Lee, it’s an earnest drama about Iraq War soldiers that was filmed in a brave new format (3D 4K at 120 frames per second), but it »

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'Fantastic Beasts' Tops Weekend With $75M While Fellow New Releases Struggle

20 November 2016 9:29 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

The weekend didn't quite turn out as Mojo had forecast as the top twelve grossed a combined $149.4 million compared to Mojo's forecast, which foresaw the top twelve grossing over $180 million. Part of the blame lay on an over-estimation of the weekend's top new release, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which did deliver a solid #1 opening, but couldn't match Mojo's lofty expectations. To that point, the vast majority of films fell below expectations including the weekend's two other new wide releases, The Edge of Seventeen and Bleed for This, neither of which managed to top $5 million as well as Sony's expansion of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, which can't be looked at as anything more than a flop at this point. Yet, there were some other notable performances to focus on, particularly in limited release where Amazon and Roadside's Manchester by the Sea delivered strong opening results and Moonlight »

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them projected for $200 million global opening weekend

18 November 2016 3:08 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The latest chapter of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World gets underway today with the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and THR is reporting that the Harry Potter spinoff looks set for a magical $200 million opening worldwide.

In the States, the film is expected to comfortably fend off competition from The Edge of Seventeen, Bleed for This and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk to top the box office with between $70 – $80 million, which is around the same figure as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, both of which debuted with $77 million.

The $180-million budgeted Fantastic Beasts is the first instalment of a new five-film series, all of which are being written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates. Be sure to read our review of the film here, and check out our exclusive interviews with Yates and »

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All Eight Harry Potter Films Ranked From Worst To Best

17 November 2016 4:01 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It’s almost here. Five years ago, moviegoers worldwide said goodbye to our wizard friend Harry Potter. To many, 2011 marked the conclusion of a childhood journey that began in the late 1990s, and for millions, Harry Potter was a void that could not be filled.

We all knew either a sequel, prequel, or spinoff film or book series was inevitable, and in 2016, we were given both. On the theater side of things, we got Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a story that mostly followed Harry’s horribly-named son, Albus Severus Potter. On the film front, we will be getting Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This film will be the first of five planned movies, all of which are set to be written by author J.K. Rowling and directed by longtime Potter director David Yates.

But before we dive into this bold, new world this weekend, I thought »

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Ranking the Harry Potter Films from Worst to Best

17 November 2016 4:41 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Flickering Myth ranks the Harry Potter films…

With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hitting cinemas [read our review here], we asked the Flickering Myth writing staff to rank the original Harry Potter series from worst to best. We then took those results and added them all together to create our official ranking, which you’ll see over the next couple of pages. It was all very scientific.

This of course doesn’t include Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but we’ll revisit this ranking next year with a brand new update (and with four new films announced, it looks like we’ll be doing this for some time).

So let’s begin shall we? All aboard the Hogwarts Express, it’s time to rank the Harry Potter films from worst to best.

8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Columbus, 2002) – 37 points

Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only »

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Considering Marathoning the Harry Potter Movies? Here's What It Takes

16 November 2016 10:00 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Everett Collection Recently, I embarked on a truly magical journey - I watched all eight Harry Potter movies in one sitting. That's right, folks! It's slightly crazy, but the bragging rights are worth it. With the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them just around the corner, this was the best time for a refresher so that I can truly appreciate where Newt Scamander's adventures fit into the Harry Potter universe. Check out my play-by-play below! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 8 a.m. - It's go time! Sure, it's super early, but I'm wearing my favorite Harry Potter pajamas and I've got a day's worth of snacks and activities planned. Bring it on! Image Source: Popsugar Photography / Jeanne Croteau 8:02 a.m. - I always get goosebumps when I see Dumbledore use things like the Deluminator earlier in the series since I know how »

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He Lives! Dumbledore Set to Appear in the ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Movies

9 November 2016 6:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Harry Potter fans rejoice!

Fans mourned the death of the beloved wise wizard in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — but now they can finally take heart because he’s officially coming back!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them director David Yates has confirmed that Albus Dumbledore will appear in the upcoming, five-part series.

“In the second movie Dumbledore comes back. He’s got a couple of good scenes with Newt (Eddie Redmayne),” Yates told Screen Rant. “We’re discussing who would play Dumbledore, any suggestions would be good.”

Of course, because Fantastic Beasts takes place 70 years before that »

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Purchase select Harry Potter films on sale at the Cineplex Store

7 November 2016 11:23 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Purchase select Harry Potter films on sale at the Cineplex StorePurchase select Harry Potter films on sale at the Cineplex StoreAdriana Floridia and Garrett McCormick11/7/2016 2:23:00 Pm

Harry Potter was the kind of sensation that we don't see very often, and lucky for you, you can purchase select films from the Harry Potter collection for the cheapest price at the Cineplex Store!

With the release of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them approaching November 18th, there's no better time to revisit our three favourite wizards, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, who have had their own share of battles against various creatures and villains. On sale exclusively at the Cineplex Store, you can purchase Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, and »

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Fantastic Beasts Box Office on Track for Lowest Harry Potter Opening

1 November 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

What's in a name? Well, in the case of Harry Potter, a lot of money. Warner Bros. is looking to capitalize further on the good name of the Harry Potter franchise with the upcoming spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. However, with the famous wizard's name absent from the title of this new movie, the box office could suffer a bit when compared to the rest of the Harry Potter movies.

According to SFGate, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is currently tracking for an opening weekend box office around $75 million. For most movies, that would be worth popping champagne over, but Warner Bros. has very high expectations for this movie and the franchise potential behind it. Should it come in at the $75 million mark, that would put it lower than the opening weekend of any of the Harry Potter movies.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them tracking $75 million domestic opening weekend

27 October 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. is set to take us back to the Wizarding World next month for J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spinoff prequel to the blockbuster Harry Potter series, which is itself being eyed as the first of a five-film franchise.

With no new Potter movie on the horizon (until Warner Bros. convinces Rowling to let the studio adapt The Cursed Child, at least), the studio will certainly have high hopes for Fantastic Beasts, but without the attraction of the Boy Wizard, how will it fare?

Well, the first tracking numbers have now arrived online, and it’s said that the David Yates-helmed movie is heading for a $75 million domestic opening weekend. That would be down on all of the Harry Potter movies, albeit only $2 million shy of the debut weekends for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. »

- Gary Collinson

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Quiz: Harry Potter

13 October 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Quiz: Harry PotterQUIZ: Harry PotterGarrett McCormick10/13/2016 8:00:00 Am

Many of us were devastated when the Harry Potter film franchise came to an end back in 2011. Movies like Harry Potter don’t come around very often, they were cinema magic!

Lucky for us true magic really does exist because all eight of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter films are returning to the big screen in IMAX! We get to see Harry, Ron and Hermione take on the world of magic from start to finish.

Experience the magic all over again as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2 all come to IMAX theatres October 13th to October 20th.

To celebrate the re-release of the entire Harry Potter franchise, test your knowledge on all things magic. A »

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Harry Potter makes a magical return to Cineplex theatres for one special week!

7 October 2016 12:23 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Harry Potter makes a magical return to Cineplex theatres for one special week!Harry Potter makes a magical return to Cineplex theatres for one special week!Adriana Floridia10/7/2016 2:23:00 Pm

Harry Potter was the kind of sensation that we don't see very often, and lucky for us, we get to experience it all again in stunning IMAX for one week.

With the release of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them approaching this November, there's no better time to revisit our three favourite wizards, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, who have had their own share of battles against various creatures and villains. For the first time ever, the first two films in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as well as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, will be screened in IMAX, along with the rest of the series, The Prisoner of Azkaban, »

- Adriana Floridia

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Entire Harry Potter Franchise To Be Released In IMAX Theatres For Exclusive One-Week Engagement

3 October 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

In anticipation of the global IMAX release of Warner Bros. Pictures' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them beginning the weekend of November 18, IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that all eight Harry Potter films will screen for the first time in domestic IMAX locations for an exclusive one-week engagement beginning October 13. The event, which will build on the growing excitement surrounding J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World franchise, marks the first time both Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX theatres.

Kicking off the weeklong Harry Potter engagement will be a global fan event on Oct. 13 celebrating the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Fans attending the event at select IMAX theatres in the U.S. and internationally will be treated to a never-before-seen »

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All 8 Harry Potter Movies Return to IMAX Theaters This October

3 October 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In anticipation of the global IMAX release of Warner Bros. Pictures' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them beginning the weekend of November 18, IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that all eight Harry Potter films will screen for the first time in domestic IMAX locations for an exclusive one-week engagement beginning October 13. The event, which will build on the growing excitement surrounding J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World franchise, marks the first time both Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX theatres.

Kicking off the weeklong Harry Potter engagement will be a global fan event on Oct. 13 celebrating the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Fans attending the event at select IMAX theatres in the U.S. and internationally will be treated to a never-before-seen »

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