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Australian PoA News

Posted by: sue
June 03, 2004, 09:26 AM

In Australia, Prisoner of Azkaban has been rated "M" by the Australian Office of Film & Literature Classification . The rating M, "for mature audiences 15 years and over" was due to what are called "Horror Elements." Australian papers report the rating is a recommendation only, and childrenContinued...


Coming Soon on TLC

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2004, 02:06 AM

Three weary TLC editors have returned to the U.S. tonight and will soon be bringing you a full report of the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which we were lucky enough to attend, and the after-party, which we were so lucky to attend we're not quite over it yet. (Yes, that's a blurry picture,Continued...


EXTRA! Feature on PoA

Posted by: sue
June 02, 2004, 08:03 PM

EXTRA! TV has posted a new Prisoner of Azkaban feature on their website with video interviews of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. For an additional video interview with the trio, at the link, click on right side under "Growing Up Harry."


New York Times Reviews PoA

Posted by: sue
June 02, 2004, 07:54 PM

The New York Times has posted their review of Prisoner of Azkaban. Titled "An Adolescent Wizard Meets a Grown-Up Moviemaker", the reviewer writes
"This is surely the most interesting of the three Potter movies, in part because it is the first one that actually looks and feels like a movie, rather than aContinued...


Hogwarts School of Rock

Posted by: sue
June 02, 2004, 06:50 PM

The new issue of NME is out, and contains a new interview with Daniel Radcliffe. The actor talks about his great love of music by The Sex Pistols, The Libertines, and others. He even says he'd like to have music from Mercury Rev and The Zutons in the next Harry Potter film. You can see the scans from the magazine here.Continued...


AP and Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
June 02, 2004, 04:48 PM

The Associated Press has this interview with actor Daniel Radcliffe:
AP: I've heard you're a film buff. Are there any particular actors who influenced you?

Dan: One of them would definitely be Gary Oldman . That was amazing to be able to work with him (on this movie). I think people like Tobey Maguire and Christina RicciContinued...


Reminder: PoA TV Tonight

Posted by: sue
June 02, 2004, 01:48 PM

Reminder: Tonight on A&E Television
* Biography (J.K.Rowling) 8pm (est)

* The Magic Touch of Harry Potter 9pm (est)
Behind the scenes look at the making of PoA


Harry Potter Still Top Childrens Books

Posted by: sue
June 02, 2004, 01:32 PM

The BBC and The Guardian both have articles about a new poll conducted in the UK that shows the Harry Potter books remain the top favorite of childrens books. Thanks Pete!


PoA Up Close on TV Guide Channel

Posted by: sue
June 02, 2004, 09:41 AM

TLC reader Ashley writes in to tell us that US TVGuide channel is running a PoA feature on their "Up Close" segment. New interviews, along with a new clip from The Three Broomsticks are shown. Click below to read all the details. Thanks Ashley!
The first half included short snippets of interviews from Dan,Continued...

Transcript of HP on G4TechTV

Posted by: sue
June 02, 2004, 08:56 AM

We now have a transcript of last night's G4TechTV show about the Prisoner of Azaban video game and movie (click below to read). The show "Players", which will air again on Sat. June 5th at 3pm(est), had many quick behind the scenes shots of the filming of PoA, and clips of the film, interspersed with quickContinued...


More Updates

Posted by: Melissa
June 02, 2004, 05:22 AM

The "News" and "Rumors" sections of J.K. have been updated, and include JKR's reaction to the reaction to her site, her thoughts on the premiere, and a few more rumor-squashes.


Forget the movie, how about Rupert's hair?

Posted by: Kristin
June 02, 2004, 04:20 AM

In a CBBC Newsround poll, almost 20,000 people have voted on whether they like the longer haircut recently sported by Rupert Grint. Rupert's response when told by Newsround's Lizo that over half liked the look? "Cool".
Thanks to ChanceClay for the link!


PoA has Record-breaking Opening in UK

Posted by: Melissa
June 01, 2004, 11:58 PM

PoA opened in the UK today (on a national holiday) to what, as was expected, is the biggest opening day in UK history. It grossed about $9 million from 535 locations, in one day, which is higher than HPSS ($3.9 million) and HPCOS ($3.99 million) combined. (It's worth noting that there are perhaps threeContinued...

Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson: NY Press Conference

Posted by: Melissa
June 01, 2004, 11:08 PM

Thanks to a collaboration between fan and movie sites including (who transcribed this bit), we're happy to give you guys the transcript of the May 24 New York press conference with Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson. This seems to be a partial transcript, if memory serves - I seem to recallContinued...

G4TechTV and HP Tonight

Posted by: sue
June 01, 2004, 06:17 PM

TLC reader Sally writes to say that cable channel G4TechTV is to air tonight at 6:30 pm (est) an episode of a show called Players that will feature Harry Potter related clips, interviews with cast members, and a preview of the Prisoner of Azkaban video game. The show, #304 " Impin' with a Pippin! " airs againContinued...

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