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Friday, June 18, 2010
Wizarding World of Harry Potter ride is spectacular
The attention to every detail in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is truly mind-blowing, as is the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride! On the ride, you encounter a dragon on the attack, the Whomping Willow tree, and some pretty scary Dementors. At the end, you join Harry in a death-defying, speed-of-light Quidditch game.
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Saturday, June 12, 2010
That's A Wrap! Harry Potter filming ended today
According to the Twitter account of Warwick Davis, who played both Flitwick and Griphook in the films, the final day of principle photography for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows took place today, Saturday, June 12th. Davis tweeted, "The end of an Era. I feel honoured to be here as the director shouts cut for the very last time."
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Harry Potter celebrities rumored to attend Wizarding World opening
Nothing official has been announced, but rumors are spreading about which stars from the Harry Potter films will be at the Wizard World grand opening next Friday. Central Florida on Demand is reporting that Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliff and James and Oliver Phelps are coming, and is reporting Rupert Grint and Tom Felton will be here.
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In Pictures: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Time Magazine has posted a special slide show of exclusive photos of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida, which opens to the public next Friday, June 18. Time photographer Colby Katz got a sneak preview of the park, and takes us along with him to see what fans will experience when they visit.
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Girl flees war-torn Sierra Leone and ends up in Hogwarts
19 year old Margortu Margai plays a Hogwarts pupil in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1. It is only a bit part, but still a far cry from her early years spent hiding from marauding soldiers in her hometown. She said, "It's so surreal. I've read all the books and seen all the Harry Potter films but I'm still trying to believe I've got a role in the film."
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Rock out to Harry Potter in Oshawa next week
Fans of the Harry Potter books are invited to rock out on June 16, when some unique musical acts visit the OshawaPublic Library in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Wizard Rock acts the Whomping Willows, the Moaning Myrtles, Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Nifflers will be performing a free concert for youth ages 11 and up.
Add a Comment  Source:  Durham Region News  

The Hobbit: Could Kenneth Branagh be the solution?
Last week, Guillermo Del Toro resigned as director of the two Hobbit movies. To fill the spot, Kenneth Branagh may be the obvious solution that so far everyone has missed. Best known for literary adaptations, his appointment as director of Marvel's Thor was certainly a surprise, and indicates that maybe he is looking to get back into directing full time.
Add a Comment  Source:  HeyUGuys, UK  
Friday, June 11, 2010
Daniel Radcliffe to present at Tony Awards this Sunday
Daniel Radcliffe is scheduled to be a presenter at the 2010 Tony Awards. He will appear alongside Katie Holmes to present the award for the Best Featured Actress at the annual award ceremony for the best of theater. Radcliffe is set to return to the Broadway stage next spring in a revival of the classic "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
Add a Comment  Source:  World Daily Trends  
Producer says Deathly Hallows split has been decided
Harry Potter producer David Heyman has announced that the point the final two movies will be split has been decided upon, but would not confirm details of the scene chosen to end Harry Potter and rhe Deathly Hallows: Part One. He said, "It will be incredibly dramatic, very moving and make people want to watch the next film."
Comments (4)  Source:  Digital Spy  

Rupert Grint on target for life after Potter
Rupert Grint filmed his next film, Wild Target, in London and the Isle of Man in 2008 during a "rare break" after the sixth film in the series, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. In the action comedy caper, which also stars Bill Nighy who is also in the final Potter film, Grint gets to swap his magic wand for a gun, as an apprentice hitman.
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Tom Felton
Tom Felton says end of Harry Potter filming hasn't sunk in
Tom Felton says it "hasn't sunk in yet" that the cast has finished making the Harry Potter movies. Tom said his last day of shooting for the final films hadn't been sad but instead was "weird". But he said when the final film comes out in 2011, the cast are set to have the mother of all celebrations. He also plans on being first in line for Harry Potter World in Orlando next weekend.
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Wizarding World of Harry Potter is almost ready for business
Until now, Harry Potter fans could merely imagine the sensation of quaffing a butterbeer, finding a magic wand at Ollivander's or escaping the steam from a snarling dragon's snout. But finally, 13 years after the first of seven books began chronicling the boy wizard's adventures, imagination has become reality at Universal Orlando next weekend.
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Should the Harry Potter theme park have been built in England?
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open in Orlando on June 18, but not everyone is excited about it. The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, wrote a scalding article in the Telegraph explaining why he "deeply resents" that the park was built in America, and not J.K. Rowling's homeland.
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Monday, June 7, 2010
In Pictures: The first Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer
The trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows - Part 1 was premiered last night at the MTV Movie Awards where 22-year-old Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in the films, won the award for Best Villain. Speaking about his win, he said to MTV News, "Very exciting! The most surreal moment of my life."
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Video: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer
After appearing for the first time last night on the broadcast of the MTV Movie Awards, the first trailer for Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows - Part 1 is now available to view on the internet. The final Harry Potter book will be split into two films, one to premier this Christmas, the other next summer.
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Tom Felton's real-life girlfriend appears in final Harry Potter movie
Tom Felton, who won Best Villian at the MTV Movie Awards, has mixed his personal and professional lives on the set of the Harry films as his real-life girlfriend was added to the cast. Tom said, "The producers actually came to me about six months ago and asked me (if she'd be interested). She was slightly reluctant, but I pulled her arm and twisted it."
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Julie Walters
Harry Potter actors winners at the BAFTAs on Sunday
Britain's top television awards were presented in London on Sunday. The Best Actor award was given to Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter) for his Scandinavian detective series Wallander. The all-star awards ceremony also recognized actress Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) who received the Best Actress prize for the political biopic Mo.
Add a Comment  Source:  The Independent, UK  
Harry Potter's success in Orlando could lead to more parks
As Universal Orlando prepares for the formal opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the resort isn't the only one with a lot riding on the project. The success of Wizarding World will likely determine whether Harry Potter is extended to other theme parks in the U.S. or around the globe.
Add a Comment  Source:  Orlando Sentinel  
New Harry Potter game, like the next movie, is all grown up
Electronic Arts is giving the world a glimpse of the latest Harry Potter game Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Due to be released in tandem with the film which is hitting theaters this fall, this game is definitely on the grown up side. Unlike previous Harry games, this is something more akin to a third person shooter.
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Friday, June 4, 2010
Deathly Hallows sneak peek Sunday on MTV Movie Awards
It has been announced that the MTV Movie Awards pre-show will be graced with the unveiling of an exclusive new clip from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. It is widely known that the seventh book is the darkest of the series and, as such, director David Yates has promised to deliver a more ominous, somber film.
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Video: Harry Potter stars visit Universal's Wizarding World
Beginning June 18th, Universal Orlando will be opening their much anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park and a few lucky cast members were treated to a sneak peek. In this video, you can watch the reactions of Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Matthew Lewis and James and Oliver Phelps enjoying the park for the first time.
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Are you too big to ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey?
All thrill rides have a height limit, and the brand new Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride is no exception. You must be at least 48 inches tall to ride. But it's not the mimimum height some guests are having trouble with, it's their width. In park previews, many guests have said they can't try the new ride because they can't fit in the seat.
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Peter Jackson
Why Peter Jackson must step in to direct The Hobbit
With Guillermo del Toro's decision to pull out as director of The Hobbit, a part of Peter Jackson must be happy he might end up directing instead. Jackson himself said earlier this week that he might. In the end, there is only one person for the job. When it comes to Middle Earth, Jackson took us there, and he should take us back again.
Add a Comment  Source:  The Guardian, UK  
Monday, May 31, 2010
Emma and Daniel look devastated as they shoot final Harry Potter scenes
The lead actors from the Harry Potter films have expressed their devastation over the franchise coming to an end, but now the pain has been captured on their faces. Seen in photos in the Daily Mail, as Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint shot their final scenes for the final film, they looked distraught.
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Del Toro quits as director of The Hobbit
After two years working on The Hobbit, over the weekend the filmmaker Guillermo del Toro said he was departing the project as its director, amid uncertainty about a start date for shooting and the future of the studio releasing it. He called it "the hardest decision of my life." The Hobbit is planned to be released in two parts in December 2012 and December 2013.
Add a Comment  Source:  New York Times  
Quidditch comes to life in Central Park
Bronx Science lost 50-30 to Lenox High School in Lenox, Mass., as Central Park played host to an exhibition of Quidditch, the soccer-like game invented by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The real-life version of Quidditch with Muggles started in 2005 at Middlebury College in Vermont and is now played at over 150 colleges and 100 high schools.
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Monday, May 24, 2010
Harry Potter and Twilight stars compete for ITV awards
The ITV1 awards takes place at London's Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner have been included on the best performance shortlist. Also fighting it out in that category are Harry Potter actors Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. Winners of the awards are voted by TV viewers.
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Hermione and Percy Jackson to star together in new movie
According to Variety, Emma Watson is in talks to join the cast of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" as the romantic interest. This would be her first feature role beyond the Harry Potter series. Another young fantasy star, Logan Lerman, from the Percy Jackson film, is also in talks to play the story's main character.
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Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson admires Dan Radcliffe's Broadway career
According to reports, Robert Pattison may soon be coming to Broadway, and he says he really admires the career of Daniel Radcliffe. He said, "I love the mix of stuff he has done in his career, always pushing the boundaries and stuff like that. I also envy his stints on stage, he is a great actor." The next film in the Twliight series, Eclipse, hits theaters June 30.
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Harry Potter World getting NBC special
NBC will present a half-hour special, The Making of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 6. No word yet on a host. The network will offer a look at the Universal Orlando attraction, which has its grand opening on June 18. NBC's Today Show will be in Orlando at the theme park on June 18 for the opening.
Add a Comment  Source:  Orlando Sentinel  

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