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Duncan Henderson, ‘Master and Commander’ Producer and Veteran Assistant Director, Dies at 72

Duncan Henderson, the unit production manager, assistant director and producer with credits including Dead Poets Society, Master and Commander, The Perfect Storm and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, has died. He was 72. Henderson, who in addition to his production career served as a national board member at the DGA for 16 years, died […]

Where to Watch ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ Online

The third film in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff franchise will be available starting May 30 exclusively on HBO Max.

Daniel Radcliffe Says He’s Not Interested in Starring in a ‘Cursed Child’ Adaptation

Daniel Radcliffe may have just reunited with fellow Harry Potter alums for an HBO Max retrospective special, but he’s not interested in returning to his Potter role just yet should there be an adaptation of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about the 20th anniversary of […]

J.K. Rowling Opposes Gender Recognition Reform in Scotland

Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling has reignited controversy over her stance on transgender rights by opposing gender recognition reform legislation in Scotland. Rowling has clashed with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon following the Gender Recognition Reform Bill’s introduction last week at Holyrood, the Scottish Parliament. “Multiple women’s groups have presented well-sourced evidence to @NIcolaSturgeon’s government […]

‘Harry Potter’ Actor Harry Melling on Starring Role in Gender- and Genre-Bending ‘Please Baby Please’: “It’s ‘West Side Story’ Meets David Lynch”

Harry Melling could have been trapped being Dudley Dursley all his life. The British actor was 10 when he was cast to play Harry Potter’s portly, bullying muggle cousin in the fantasy film franchise. Short cameos in five Potter films could have condemned Melling to a lifetime of C-list celebrity “Where Are They Now?” features. […]

Jon Stewart Clarifies His ‘Harry Potter’ Criticism: “I Do Not Think J.K. Rowling Is Anti-Semitic”

Jon Stewart is clarifying his comments criticizing J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter franchise. Previously, the former Daily Show host made headlines by calling out the fantasy franchise’s goblin banker characters as resembling Jewish caricatures and specifically made it sound as though Rowling deliberately based the characters on anti-Semitic tropes. On Wednesday, he took to […]

‘Harry Potter’ Reunion Special Producers Speak Out on Emma Watson Photo Mistake

When the retrospective special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts premiered on HBO Max on Saturday, fans got to watch stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other franchise alums share memories from filming the franchise. However, eagle-eyed fans and a Harry Potter star also noticed a couple of editing mistakes, which led the streamer to […]

From On-Set Crushes to Nearly Walking Away: ‘Harry Potter’ Stars Reflect on Filming Franchise in 20th Anniversary Special

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from HBO’s Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special.] At the end of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (also named Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), as Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry prepares to leave Hogwarts after completing his first school year he recites the famous line, “I’m not going home. Not […]

How to Watch ‘Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts’ Online

The reunion that Harry Potter fans have been waiting for has arrived. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter and more stars from the magical movies reunite in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, which is available to stream Jan. 1, 2022, exclusively on HBO Max. The 100-minute special follows the 20th anniversary […]

HBO Max’s ‘Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts’: TV Review

The retrospective special brings together Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and many more in celebration of the franchise that first hit theaters in 2001.

‘Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts’ Trailer Gives a Glimpse at Reunion Special

Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the franchise’s main trio will reunite with Sorcerer’s Stone director Chris Columbus and other franchise alums for Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts, a retrospective special on HBO Max. After releasing a short teaser […]

Warner Bros. Has No Plans to Shift 2022 Theatrical Release Strategy, CEO Says

Warner Bros. has no plans at the moment to change its 2022 theatrical release strategy, despite the delta and omicron variants of COVID-19 continuing to impact the movie business. Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff, speaking at a conference hosted by Bloomberg on Wednesday, acknowledged that the theatrical business remains a “work in progress” but that […]