Harry Potter

Harry Potter: What Magic Sounds Like

by Alan Rapp on November 29, 2018

in Essays 

Nerdwriter examines What Magic Sounds Like in Harry Potter

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

by Alan Rapp on November 15, 2018

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie reviewThe sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them spends most of the first half-hour getting the previous film’s major characters together once again. Mixing in a younger Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and introducing, but failing to develop, Johnny Depp as the villain Grindelwald, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald then attempts to steal a bit of the magic from the Harry Potter films.

While it provides more imaginative creatures and amusing awkwardness from Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), the film is littered with problems including an awkwardly-structured plot, a ponderous opening act, a disinterest to do anything more than hint at the core relationship that fuels the plot, and a lack of any sort of conclusion.

Much like the previous film, The Crimes of Grindelwald offers fun, but mostly forgettable, entertainment. There are some nice additions here, including Law as the younger Dumbledore and Zoë Kravitz as a woman with feelings for both the Scamander brothers, but the script fails to make the best use of the talent at hand.

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Harry Potter Q Posket Statues

by Alan Rapp on November 6, 2018

in Toys & Collectibles

Harry Potter Q Posket Statues

You can now pre-order these Harry Potter Q Posket Statues of Harry, Hermoine, Ron, Draco, and Newt, all for the low, low price of $25 each.

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LEGO Designers Justin Ramsden & Crystal Fontan offer a look at the new Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle #71043 featuring a buildable microscale model of Hogwarts Castle, Hagrid’s hut, Whomping Willow tree, 4 minifigures, 27 microfigures, the Great Hall with buildable stained glass windows, and many more cool surprises which you can pre-order now for the low, low price of $400.

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Hermione Granger (Hogwarts Uniform) Sixth Scale Figure

You can now pre-order this Hermione Granger (Teenage Uniform Version) Sixth Scale Figure, complete with Crookshanks, 30 points of articulation, interchangeable hands, wand, school uniform, figure stand, and the time turner, for the low, low price of $210.

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