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'Justice League' Is A Box Office Disappointment With $39M Friday

To quote one of my favorite Sarah McLachlan songs, hold on, hold on to yourself. For this is gonna hurt like hell.<p>Never did I imagine a situation in all these years where the eventual <i>Justice League</i> movie would snag a domestic opening weekend of less than $100 million. In a world where <i>Suicide Squad</i> …

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Christmas arrives at Hogswarts Castle, and so has all that new Harry Potter merchandise

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood is adding a holiday light show that splashes images of falling snow, flying owls and wizards on broomsticks on the 200-foot Hogwarts Castle.<p>The new show, the first Christmas celebration at the Harry Potter land, is free with …

J. K. Rowling

Jaden Smith Raps About The Illuminati, Harry Potter, And Baby Ghost Elvis Presley On New Album

Do you remember the episode of <i>The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</i> where Will flipped his prep-school jacket inside out? That’s what it feels like entering …

Jaden Smith

Rare Magical Manuscripts and Objects Go on Display at the British Library

The exhibition, which will also travel to New York, explores the history of magic to mark the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter<p>Comment on this …

J. K. Rowling

Scientific Research Shows How Reading Harry Potter Can Reduce Prejudice

If you read the Harry Potter books as a kid, you're aware of the happiness the stories can bring. But thanks to a study in the Journal of Applied …

J. K. Rowling

A Preview of Universal Studios Hogwart's Castle and Holiday Parade

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Harry Potter fans protest Johnny Depp's role in Fantastic Beasts sequel

Warner Bros may have thought they'd thrown everyone off the Johnny Depp scent by hiding him beneath a peroxide ferret in the first image from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. But despite the distracting hair, Harry Potter fans are still clamoring for the star to be removed from the film.<p>…

J. K. Rowling

Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy Reunited, and It Was Pure Magic

On Thursday night, something magical happened in London: Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy (sorry, I mean Helena Bonham Carter and Helen …

J. K. Rowling

Edinburgh is finally getting a Harry Potter-themed bar

A magical Harry Potter-themed bar is on its way to the Capital.

J. K. Rowling

It’s Official, Potterheads! Science Says If You’ve Liked Harry Potter, You’re A Good Person

For all you brilliant people who have read the Harry Potter books, science is confirming what we have always known - we're all good human …

J. K. Rowling

A Deep Dive Into Uranus Jokes

Uranus, it has been pointed out, has long been the butt of jokes. As an initiation for those unfamiliar with the genre, I offer the ne plus ultra of …

Astronomy

Star Wars Theory: IS Snoke Actually Palpatine??

<b>WARNING SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT 2 AHEAD</b><p>It’s one of the biggest questions since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens two years ago – …

Star Wars

A Harry Potter-inspired potions class with wands, cauldrons, and alcohol is coming to London in 2018

• <b>A "Magical Cocktail Experience" is coming to London in March 2018.</b>• <b><br>Guests will create their own drinkable potions using a wand.</b>• <b><br>The people behind it also plan to open a Harry Potter-inspired pub.</b><p>The team who are planning to launch London's first 'magical' Harry Potter-inspired pub — The Cauldron — …

J. K. Rowling

Robert Pattinson reveals why he didn't attend university

Actor Robert Pattinson has revealed that he missed out on continuing his studies as he had signed on a role in the <i>Harry Potter</i> series.<p>The <i>Twilight</i> …

J. K. Rowling

Let’s Talk About Johnny Depp In FANTASTIC BEASTS

People are still not happy, and rightly so.Read more...

Johnny Depp

Freeform ‘Countdown To 25 Days Of Christmas’ 2017 Complete Schedule

It’s not time to watch Freeform’s (formerly ABC Family’s) annual “25 Days of Christmas” just yet, but holiday movie lovers will not want to miss the …

J. K. Rowling

First edition Harry Potter book sells for £106,250 - here’s how to tell if you have one

A signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has sold for a world record £106,250.<p>The 20-year-old children’s classic by JK …

J. K. Rowling

Magical Realism: Mimblewimble Just Launched Its First Testnet

The experimental blockchain network mimblewimble has launched on testnet.<p>Known for its creative use of Harry Potter references, the project was …

Bitcoin

A Holiday-Themed Wizarding World Is Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood This Christmas

The seasonal menu will feature the Harry Potter favorite Butterbeer.<p>Universal Studios Hollywood is bringing the holidays to Hogwarts for a limited …

J. K. Rowling

Theme Park Bits: Mark Hamill Rides Star Tours, Harry Potter Christmas, and a New Universal Parade with Macy's Balloons – /Film

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:<p>Get new details on Christmas events at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.<br>• See what Universal Orlando’s new parade …

Walt Disney Company

Servo-Controlled Eyeball Makes a Muggle Moody

Even when you bear a passing resemblance to the paranoid Auror of the Harry Potter universe, you still really need that wonky and wandering …

J. K. Rowling

Our favorite write-in votes from Atlanta's 2017 elections

Our favorite write-in votes from Atlanta’s 2017 elections<p>Elmo can’t be the mayor of Atlanta, but someone voted for him anyway<p>Beyonce: Larry …

Moby Dick

Gun pointed at Perth bottleshop attendant over a carton

Police are hunting two men who pointed a gun at a bottleshop attendant trying to prevent them stealing a carton of Jack Daniels.<p>The men entered a …

Perth, Australia

Geek Links: The Crimes of Grindelwald - GeekMom

Exactly seventeen years after the release of the first <i>Harry Potter</i> movie, we muggles will get to enjoy the release of the tenth film set in …

J. K. Rowling

Science has proven that you're a better person if you like Harry Potter — here's why

• <b>If you grew up reading Harry Potter books, it could mean you're a better person.</b>• <b><br>A study looked at how identifying with characters when they were faced with prejudice could make students more tolerant of minority groups.</b>• <b><br>Kindness and tolerance is a common theme in the books, and people who are cruel</b> …

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People who read Harry Potter are just better humans in general according to study

The <i>Harry Potter</i> books are amazing — that's just a fact. But what we didn't know (although we could probably have guessed), is that people who read the series are actually pretty much guaranteed to be better humans in general. At least that's what a new study in the <i>Journal of Applied Psychology</i> …

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This Street Performer Recreates a Magical Harry Potter Melody with Wine Glasses

He uses around 30 wine glasses to bring the famous leitmotif to life.<p>A street performer in Veniceused some unconventional instruments to cast musical …

J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter: 15 Things You Never Knew About The Burrow

Home to the loving, yet large, Weasley family, The Burrow is one of the most beloved places in the <b>Harry Potter</b> universe. First visited by Harry in</i> …

J. K. Rowling

‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ First Cast Photo, Title Revealed

Warner Bros. has unveiled the first photo and the title for the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sequel: “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of …

J. K. Rowling