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Five Years Later

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2012, 10:04 PM

And they said we wouldn't last!

Today, in case your Muggle calendar is broken, is five years since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Five years ago most, if not all, of us were huddled over new, magical pages as we discovered the last secrets of the Harry Potter saga.

Since that time, we have been faced with questionsContinued...

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New York Times Article on Amount of Alcohol Use in Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2009, 11:38 AM

A columnist for the New York Times has written a piece that asks "Does Hogwarts have a drinking problem?" in relation to what they seem to feel is rampant drinking that takes place in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The article starts out by claiming "parents may be surprisedContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Review Roundup

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 07:04 PM

Earlier this morning Joe from UK emailed about the collection of reviews they have on their website for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Hours later and a slew of reviews are still pouring in, with the movie "98% Fresh on the Tomatometer which makes it the freshest film of the franchiseContinued...

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Screen Daily on Half-Blood Prince: Technical Wizard of a Film

Posted by: sue
July 06, 2009, 08:24 AM

Two more reviews of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to tell you about this morning, these from Screen Daily and The Hollywood Reporter. While THR is more like a summary of the plot with scant few remarks on the actual film, their bottom line reads "a jerky start ofContinued...

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Variety Review of Half-Blood Prince: Indispensable Rickman Delivers

Posted by: sue
July 05, 2009, 04:33 PM

Variety has now posted their review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and it contains much praise for the sixth installment in the Harry Potter film series. Noting that director David Yates "displays noticeably increased confidence here, injecting more real-world grit intoContinued...

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More Half-Blood Prince Reviews: Guardian Three Stars out of Five, More

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2009, 03:57 PM

Over the past few weeks, screenings for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Place for the press have taken place world wide. A few more early reviews are beginning to trickle online, with articles from the Guardian and UK tabloid the Sun now online.

The Sun gives glowing, while sometimesContinued...


MSN Asks "Has Harry Potter Lost the Magic?"

Posted by: sue
June 23, 2009, 09:24 AM

The MSN Mom & Pop Culture Blog for Family Entertainment has an opinion piece today based on the question " 'Has Harry Potter Lost His Magic?.' " The article starts by mentioning the huge interest and media attention paid to the Twilight series, then discusses the delay of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, wondering if this wouldContinued...


Total Film Opinion Article on 12 Things They Should Have Kept in the Harry Potter Films

Posted by: sue
June 20, 2009, 09:13 AM

UK magazine Total Film has an interesting opinion piece/feature online where they lament twelve things that should have been kept in the Harry Potter films. Echoing many sentiments we fans have expressed written and discussed over the years, the list includes some ofContinued...


UK Children's Laureates Create List of Best Books for Children

Posted by: sue
April 28, 2009, 01:16 PM

The UK Children's Laureates have compiled a list of best books for children for UK book seller Waterstones. The press is making much ado over the fact that the list does not contain any of the Harry Potter novels written by author J.K. Rowling, however as the BBC points out that justContinued...

Video Games

Review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Video Game Soundtrack

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2009, 01:11 PM

Thanks to for letting us know about their review for the video game soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The music as reported several times previously was released last month, however the HBP video game from EA  will not be out until JulyContinued...


Battling Voldemort, 101

Posted by: sue
September 26, 2008, 12:48 AM

In the past, we've told you about the rise in popularity of collegiate level course on the Harry Potter Series. Tonight, MTV has a new piece online, focusing on the classes being taught at Swarthmore College. In particular, one class "Battling Against Voldemort" is proving so popular, the article note that "a lottery determinesContinued...

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Wall Street Journal on the Wrath of Harry Potter Fans

Posted by: sue
September 08, 2008, 01:50 PM

As readers are aware, the news of the delay in the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film until July 17, 2009 was met with great emotion, dismay, and a fair amount of anger. The Wall Street Journal has a new article online today, focusing on the reaction to the news from WarnerContinued...

Film Awards

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Nominated for Broadcast Film Critics Award

Posted by: sue
December 12, 2007, 04:03 AM

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixhas been nominated for an award given by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Nominated in the category of “Family Film (live action),” OotP is recognized along with “August Rush,”Continued...


"Lord of the Rings" Tops "Harry Potter" in New Book to Film Poll

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2007, 04:12 PM

There was yet another poll released in the UK asking people to vote for their favorite film adaptation of a beloved book series. The winner of the poll was Peter Jackson's adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, with the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. RowlingContinued...

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Newsround Reviews the "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" DVD

Posted by: sue
November 11, 2007, 01:39 PM

CBBC Newsround has now posted their review of the of the Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixDVD. Presenter Lizo gave the latest DVD a 3 out of 5 rating, noting the best parts included "seeing some of the behind the scenes stuff in the Tonks feature. The long version of theContinued...