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Hi from London!

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2004, 08:12 AM

Hey everyone - I'm here in England with editors Kristin and Meg (who will join us in London on Sunday), ready for another hectic HP weekend - so stay tuned for some more great content. We'll update you soon!


Update: PoA Clips Online

Posted by: sue
May 27, 2004, 10:07 PM

More websites have now posted clips from Prisoner of Azkaban:
* Yahoo Movies (includes one of Lupin telling Harry about James and Lily)


Thanks Jenn!

Lewis Interviews

CBBC Interview with Matthew Lewis

Posted by: sue
May 27, 2004, 08:54 PM

CBBC Newsround has posted an interview with Matthew Lewis (Neville) who says he's already started filming some scenes for Goblet of Fire.


Daniel Radcliffe : Harry May Die in Book 7

Posted by: sue
May 27, 2004, 04:20 PM

Reuters has this article about today's photocall and press conference in London for the premiere of Prisoner of Azkaban.
" It may not be the ending Harry Potter (news - web sites) fans are hoping for, but the film's teenage stars predict Harry will die at the end of the series, Ron will turnContinued...

More PoA Reviews

Posted by: sue
May 27, 2004, 04:05 PM

Several more official reviews of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban have been posted :

* Empire Online ( 3 out of 5 stars)

* The Scotsman ( 4 stars)

* The Sun


PoA Clips Now Online

Posted by: sue
May 27, 2004, 01:27 PM

Reuters has now posted their video interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Alfonso Cuaron. In addtion, there are also some lengthy clips from Prisoner of Azkaban. Several we've seen previously, but some new clips are of the trio in Hagrid's Hut with Scabbers and Crookshanks, and the Marauders Map scene withContinued...

Junket Interviews: Cuarón and Coltrane

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2004, 01:00 PM

Thanks to collaboration between Cinecon,, HPANA, Mugglenet and TLC (we're splitting up transcription duties, since we were all there), we're happy to present two of the four junket transcripts. Click and enjoy!

Alfonso Cuarón
Q: So, you mentioned that you didn’t read theContinued...

Aging Stars No Problem, Film Expert Says

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2004, 12:01 PM

A BBC article today quotes the editor of Empire magazine and the features editor of Total Film on the question of whether the stars of the Potter films are outgrowing their roles.

"Actors have been 'acting-up' in age and 'acting-down' for 100 years," says Colin Kennedy, editor ofContinued...

JKR Remains Flattered by Fanfic

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2004, 11:57 AM

An article in the BBC today quotes a spokesperson from JKR's literary agency as saying that JK Rowling is flattered that people want to write their own stories based on her characters. The spokesperson is quoted as saying, "Her concern would be to make sure that it remains a non-commercial activity to ensureContinued...

Everyone's back in the UK - and having their photos taken

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2004, 11:53 AM

Getty Images has posted a slew of new images of the cast at a UK photocall, and WireImage has loaded over two dozen, too.


The Sun Q & A with HP Cast Members

Posted by: sue
May 27, 2004, 08:25 AM

Continuing their weeklong interviews with cast members of Prisoner of Azkaban, today The Sun has a question and answer interview with Bonnie Wright (Ginny), Matthew Lewis (Neville), Devon Murray (Seamus) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred & George).

Games Based on Movies Usually Fall Short of Success, Times Reports

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2004, 07:33 AM

Today's New York Times reports that video games based on Hollywood and book licenses are almost never big hits, but notes that those expectations are being challenged by "Shrek 2 and Spider-Man 2 (both from Activision), along with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanContinued...


Win Tickets to see PoA on June 2 - if you're in South Florida

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2004, 07:02 AM

Hey, fellow South Floridians - the Miami Herald has a contest in today's paper where you can win four tickets to see a 7:30 pm screening of Prisoner of Azkaban. The questions are all based on PoA, and you won't be able to answer them if you haven't read the book yet - theContinued...


The Times PoA Review : 4 stars

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2004, 08:02 PM

The Times newspaper has posted its official review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Saying "Cuarón’s appointment to this franchise is the most inspired Hollywood gamble of the year....", the film critic gave Prisoner of Azkaban 4 out of 5 stars. In addition, there is a viewpoint articleContinued...


Update: Newsweek Magazine

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2004, 02:21 PM

Earlier this week, we told you about Newsweek Magazine's review of Prisoner of Azkaban, which you can read on their website here. Today however, I got my copy of the magazine, and found some additional quotes not on the website. There was this from David Thewlis (Remus Lupin)
"To research his role as Hogwart'sContinued...

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