Articles tagged harry potter

What’s in a Pseudonym? J. K. Rowling Unmasked

Why would as popular an author as J.K. Rowling feel the need or desire to publish under a different name?

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In Film (and All Art) Bold is Beautiful; Boring Isn’t

I can't be a movie theatre zombie. I can't just sit there and accept average. I want a film to swell up some sort of feelings, make me question what I’ve seen, think about things on a larger scale or go for a far flung freaking mind trip.

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Sherlockians, Whovians, Woodies: Summer is the Season for Cinematic Tourists

Each summer they descend upon London en masse. Who are these cinematic tourists, and why do they travel thousands of miles to see where real or fictitious people enacted the stories that captured fans’ imagination?

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25 Jul 2011 // 10:30 AM

Harry Potter’s wand won’t conjure an Oscar win

I hate to ask a question that I already know the answer to, but if you’ve been wondering whether “Harry Potter and the Deathly

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‘Harry Potter’ casts spell, gets highest-grossing opening of all time

LOS ANGELES — The eighth “Harry Potter” film flew into theaters this weekend and cast a spell over fans worldwide, as the final movie about the

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15 Jul 2011 // 6:30 AM

For ‘Harry Potter’ fans, an era is ending

Friday marks the end of an era. Some, like Warner Bros. executive Dan Fellman, compare its finality to the breakup of the Beatles. When “Harry

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Five Songs About Wizards, Witches, and Other Spellcasters

The final Harry Potter film is upon us, so why not spin these magic-tinged tunes to commemorate the occasion?

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‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ in the Fantasy Canon

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon intentionally set out to blur the boundaries between genres, creating a show that was part drama, part comedy, part horror, part SF, and very definitely part fantasy. Here "Buffy" is analyzed in terms of nature as fantasy.

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Captain America: The First Avenger

Amid the patriotic pomp and circumstance of the 2011 Superbowl, Marvel Studios unveiled the trailer for their latest blockbusting superheroic outing: Captain America: The First Avenger.

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The Magicians: Forget Kansas—We’re Not Even in Narnia, Anymore

Lev Grossman has created a fantasy epic that calls into question fantasy epics, revealing the secret poisons hiding in Narnia and Hogwarts.

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A Modern Promethea: Mike Carey and Peter Gross Pen the Unwritten

Story these days is a battlefield, and Mike Carey and Peter Gross are the new generals.

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The Word Made Flesh: Chronicling The Unwritten

"Companion Tommy, sound your horn!" A story for the ages and, of course, our age, The Unwritten's goals are lofty indeed, and its creators do not shy from them, lest their work lose validity.

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Pop 20: Lost in translation? Manage your expectations with book to movie adaptations

There’s a climactic scene in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” when Harry and Hermione, after discovering Ron has been using magical steroids in

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17 Jul 2009 // 10:00 AM

‘Harry Potter’ is meant for marathons

I’ve had no luck thinking of a precedent for the wildly successful “Harry Potter” films. Has there been another series of eight motion pictures

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17 Jul 2009 // 5:39 AM

When it comes to characters, Harry lures Britain’s best

The answer is “Dame Judi Dench.” The question? Name one British character actor of note who hasn’t made an appearance/collected a check from

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Pop 20: Potter fans slow to adapt to movies

There’s a climactic scene in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” when Harry and Hermione, after discovering Ron has been using magical steroids in

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Life without Harry Potter? “It’s basically impossible for me to imagine,” says Emma Watson, “because it’s shaped so much of my life. I

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13 Jul 2009 // 5:52 AM

The previous Harry Potter movie was a big deal, yes, but it came out less than two weeks before the seventh and final chapter of

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17 Nov 2008 // 2:26 AM

We Are Wizards

Josh Koury's documentary about hardcore Harry Potter fans, meandering and amiable, reveals that resistance to consumer culture is pretty much futile.

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The Boy Who Lives On: Harry Potter’s Place in Popular Culture

Harry Potter flew so high in popular cultural consciousness not by some force of magic, but by the simple, sometimes thrilling machinations of pop culture.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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