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Stephen King: Azkaban One of Year's Best Films

Posted by: sue
December 18, 2004, 07:22 PM

Many readers have let us know in the December 24th issue of Entertainment Weekly author Stephen King, in his Pop of King column, lists his top ten movies of the year. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was ranked at number 5. Writes Mr. King :

"5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanContinued...


Followup: More on Franz Ferdinand and the Goblet of Fire Film

Posted by: sue
December 18, 2004, 06:57 PM

Previously, we had told you that Scottish group Franz Ferdinand was to be in the next Harry Potter film to perform as The Weird Sisters band for the Yule Ball scene. Then in November, they decided they would not appear in Goblet of Fire after all. Scotland on Sunday has more onContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR on Satanism and Censorship

Posted by: Melissa
December 18, 2004, 05:14 PM

Jo Rowling speaks about being called a Satanist by people who want to get her books banned here:

"I ask myself first of all how they actually read the books. Can they read? And if they read the books I am truly mystified that they could say that about them."

Also on the video is author Neil Gaiman (who isContinued...

FLOO: The Floo Network Welcomes Madam Scoop's and the New and Improved Quotes Section!

Posted by: Melissa
December 18, 2004, 02:50 PM

The Floo Network is proud to present a very important addition!
When Floo was formed, we set out to make it easy for a fan to find any info he or she needed. A large part of that goal was the incorporation of Quick Quotes, the largest archive of J.K. Rowling interviewsContinued...


Oscar Watch: Possible Nomination for Prisoner of Azkaban F/X

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2004, 06:21 PM

The organizers of the Academy Awards have narrowed the list of possible contenders in the category of "Best Special Effects" in a motion picture. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is one of seven films that qualify to compete for this year's nominations. InContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Clarifies Book Six Notification List Error

Posted by: Melissa
December 17, 2004, 12:43 AM

Thanks for the many emails letting us know that has cleared up its HBP notification list error from yesterday, with this email:

Greetings from
We're writing to correct a recent e-mail notification that we sent about "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (BookContinued...


Get a Clue Update

Posted by: Kristin
December 16, 2004, 11:37 AM

As usual, you've astounded us. Thank you to all of our readers who have contributed to our Get a Clue charity drive, both through sticker orders and donations. In the short amount of time since the drive began, you've already raised a very nice amount of money for charity, with orders still pouring in!
(Go here for purchasing/donatingContinued...


Snicket: HP a "nice young fictional man."

Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2004, 09:23 AM

In an interview with The Independent, Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler, who writes the A Series of Unfortunate Events books, the first movie of which is in theaters tomorrow) was asked what he thought of Harry Potter:

Harry Potter seems like a very nice young fictional man. If I were in the habit of befriendingContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

The Sun: "Will it be a Harry Christmas?"

Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2004, 08:08 AM

UK tabloid The Sun has picked up on yesterday's article regarding the slight change to and what it might mean for the publication of book six, even quoting TLC reader "Sky" in the piece. Thanks everyone who emailed!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Notification on Book Six: 'Not in Forseeable Future'

Posted by: Melissa
December 15, 2004, 07:47 PM

A horde of you have e-mailed to tell us that has sent you this notice:

"You previously signed up to be notified when Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) became available. Unfortunately, we've learned from our supplier that this item will not be availableContinued...


Bravo Magazine Report on Goblet of Fire Filming

Posted by: sue
December 15, 2004, 03:57 PM

Jenna from let us know about a new report from the German magazine Bravo about the filming of the Goblet of Fire movie. Included are two small photos of the shoot, and film producer David Heyman is quoted as saying that 75 percent of the filming is completed. Click here toContinued...


Actors, PoA Nominated by BCFA

Posted by: Melissa
December 15, 2004, 11:26 AM

The awards season is starting! Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson have just just scooped up Best Young Actor and Best Young Actress nods, respectively, from the Broadcast Film Critics Association for its 10th annual Critics' Choice Awards, for their work in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. PoA was alsoContinued...

Jason Isaacs to Give Live Reading of Peter Pan

Posted by: Melissa
December 14, 2004, 06:54 PM

Martyne let us know that Jason "Captain Hook" Isaacs will be participating in a live reading and performance of Peter Pan for the St. Ormands Steet Hospital - more information is available here. (Isaacs, who played Captain Hook in last year's film Peter Pan, plays Lucius MalfoyContinued...

Tweak to Welcome Page: Book Six On the Way?

Posted by: Melissa
December 14, 2004, 02:55 PM

Extremely perceptive reader Potterfan has notified us that the "Welcome" note on's front page has changed slightly in the past day from this:

This is where I can tell you the truth about rumours or news stories, where I can share the extra information I haven'tContinued...

HP Cast

Quirrell Speaks: An Interview with Actor Ian Hart

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2004, 08:17 AM

The Daily Record has a new interview with actor Ian Hart, who played Professor Quirrell in the first Potter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. He says that he had never read the books before auditioning for the role. When he went to buy the book, he was given the 2nd book, ChamberContinued...

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