“Potter goes international” Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them review

14859347_1040969846011519_1192281544_o-copyFantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them review: by Adam Brannon

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It’s almost unbearable to think that Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone was released…wait for it… 15 years ago this very week. I know, I can’t believe it too, and what’s even more depressing is that the eight film behemoth concluded over five years ago.

Since then, Potter aficionados have been calling on writer J.K. Rowling to release new material in the hope of creating more silver screen magic. Well, prayers were answered with the announcement of a film adaptation of her short book, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. The day is finally here, but what is the finished product like? Continue reading

MM Top 5: Saddest Harry Potter deaths

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By Adam Brannon

Can you believe it’s been five years since Harry Potter left us? The box-office phenomenon that became one of the highest grossing franchises of all time certainly left its mark on generations of fans. With a new film based in the wizarding universe scheduled for release in November, and a stage play taking the theatrical world by storm, Harry Potter is once again a hot topic.

Here, Adam Brannon celebrates the series’ endurance and its half-decade anniversary with a look at the saddest deaths from the saga. These deaths relate to how they were portrayed in the films, NOT in the books. Naturally, a spoiler warning is in effect. Continue reading