20 Things Wrong With Harry Potter We All Choose To Ignore

Harry Potter is one of the most beloved characters to ever grace the pages of a book. Ever since he debuted in Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone (Or Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone depending on what side of the Atlantic you're on) the boy who lived has thrilled audiences all over the globe. The character, created by J.K. Rowling hooked audiences with his earnest demeanor, a fierce sense of friendship, and ever-present bravery.

That love of the character has led to not only millions of book sales but also one of the most successful film franchises that have ever existed. In the films, he was played expertly by excellent child actor Daniel Radcliffe who just added more wood to the fire of his likability.

All of this popularity can really give one rose colored glasses though. Despite all of the great qualities of everyone's favorite Gryffindor, Harry has plenty of flaws.
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Harry Potter: 20 Wicked Things Only Potterheads Know Draco Did At Hogwarts

When readers first met Draco Malfoy within the pages of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first book in the series, the character immediately made an impact on fans. Draco was the first bully that Harry had to face at Hogwarts, a pure-blood wizard who went on to become one of Harry's biggest enemies at the school. Draco consistently belittled and challenged Harry, Ron and Hermione, all because he was a mean, entitled boy who came from a "pure" wizarding family that was widely respected-- or at least, feared.

At first, Draco seemed a stereotype, but as the books progressed, so did his character. Because he was the son of Lucius Malfoy, he was always expected to take up the mantle of his father to become a Death Eater and play a part in Voldemort's return. But as Draco became more involved with the Death Eaters, he began
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‘Harry Potter’ Helmer Chris Columbus Sets First-Look Deal With Netflix

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‘Harry Potter’ Helmer Chris Columbus Sets First-Look Deal With Netflix
Chris Columbus, the director behind Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, has inked a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix.

This deal comes on the heels of Netflix’s release of the Kurt Russell-starring holiday film The Christmas Chronicles, which was produced by Columbus and his partners Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe via their 1492 Pictures shingles.

Under the pact, Netflix will get first dibs on any feature film that Columbus and his partners want to produce.

Columbus was first known for penning original scripts produced by Steven Spielberg, including Gremlins and The Goonies. He made his directorial debut with the 1987 comedy Adventures In Babysitting and has since directed films like Home Alone, Bicentennial Man, Mrs. Doubtfire, the Julia Roberts-starrer, Stepmom, among others. He and his partners were nominated for an Oscar as producers of The Help, with Viola Davis and Emma Stone.
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There's Going to Be a Harry Potter Marathon Playing on Thanksgiving, So Plan Accordingly

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Stuffing your face with copious amounts of turkey isn't the only thing to be pumped about come Thanksgiving day. Harry Potter Weekend is making its way back to cable this year, which means that once you've gotten yourself a healthy helping of every dish in your Thanksgiving spread on Thursday, you'll have some quality programming to keep you entertained before and after you come out of your food coma.

Many fans suspected that Harry Potter Weekend - which used to air on Freeform - had officially come to an end last year, after the cable rights to all the films were signed over from Disney to NBCUniversal. But according to TV Guide, SyFy (an NBCUniversal channel) is getting on board with the tradition and airing all eight movies in the franchise back-to-back, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, on Wednesday night at 11 p.m. Est. See the rest
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There's Going to Be a Harry Potter Marathon Playing on Thanksgiving, So Plan Accordingly

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Stuffing your face with copious amounts of turkey isn't the only thing to be pumped about come Thanksgiving day. Harry Potter Weekend is making its way back to cable this year, which means that once you've gotten yourself a healthy helping of every dish in your Thanksgiving spread on Thursday, you'll have some quality programming to keep you entertained before and after you come out of your food coma.

Many fans suspected that Harry Potter Weekend - which used to air on Freeform - had officially come to an end last year, after the cable rights to all the films were signed over from Disney to NBCUniversal. But according to TV Guide, SyFy (an NBCUniversal channel) is getting on board with the tradition and airing all eight movies in the franchise back-to-back, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, on Wednesday night at 11 p.m. Est. See the rest
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Why That Very, Very Old Man in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Seemed So Familiar

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Why That Very, Very Old Man in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Seemed So Familiar
Warning: Some light spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald are down there.

When it comes to the Fantastic Beasts franchise, some of the most exciting moments come from the connections to the Harry Potter books. Luckily for us die-hard fans, The Crimes of Grindelwald delivers a hefty dose of nostalgia. This movie has everything: we've got Voldemort's dear Nagini, a young professor McGonagall, and even a vaguely gay Dumbledore. But, that's not all! There's another character in the film that hearkens all the way back to the very first book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It's Nicolas Flamel!

If you don't quite recall the significance of the character, it's because Nicolas Flamel is only mentioned in passing during the book. During one scene, Hermione points out a book passage for Harry and Ron to read:

"The ancient study of alchemy is concerned with making the Philosopher's Stone,
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Why That Very, Very Old Man in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Seemed So Familiar

Warning: Some light spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald are down there.

When it comes to the Fantastic Beasts franchise, some of the most exciting moments come from the connections to the Harry Potter books. Luckily for us die-hard fans, The Crimes of Grindelwald delivers a hefty dose of nostalgia. This movie has everything: we've got Voldemort's dear Nagini, a young professor McGonagall, and even a vaguely gay Dumbledore. But, that's not all! There's another character in the film that hearkens all the way back to the very first book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It's Nicolas Flamel!

If you don't quite recall the significance of the character, it's because Nicolas Flamel is only mentioned in passing during the book. During one scene, Hermione points out a book passage for Harry and Ron to read:

"The ancient study of alchemy is concerned with making the Philosopher's Stone,
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Fantastic Beasts 2 Is Bringing Back a Surprise Harry Potter Character

Fantastic Beasts 2 Is Bringing Back a Surprise Harry Potter Character
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is just around the corner and it looks like another classic Harry Potter character is going to join in on the action. We've known for some time that Albus Dumbledore is going to appear, as portrayed by Jude Law, in a much younger version of the character than we're accustomed to seeing. But, it looks like he's not the only important figure in the history of Hogwarts to be sneaking into the next chapter of the wizarding world.

Warning: possible minor spoilers ahead for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. According to a new report, a young version of Minerva McGonagall will also be featured in the movie. The role originated with Maggie Smith, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This time around, the role will be played by Fiona Glascott. The Irish actress is known for her roles in projects like
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Harry Potter: 20 Most Wicked Things Voldemort Did Before Sorcerer’s Stone

Lord Voldemort isn't just the greatest villain in the Harry Potter series, he's also one of the most formidable antagonists in cinematic and literary history. Unlike some other famous baddies, Voldemort (Aka Tom Riddle) is the living embodiment of the darkest elements of our nature. He represents the suppressed qualities within each of us if they had been brought to the surface and allowed to swallow everything good. This is one of the reasons why the character has resonated with audiences all around the globe. He's a reminder that we are all capable of corrupting our own souls by letting anger, hurt, and jealousy consume us.

Another reason why the character has had such a big impact is due to his backstory. J.K. Rowling created such a vivid and ultimately mysterious history for Voldemort that has caused us all to lean forward. Although Voldemort surprised us with his wicked acts in the Harry Potter stories,
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Johnny Depp Previews His Character In 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald'

Although the past few years have been mired in controversy in terms of his relationship with Amber Heard — which is all heading for the courts — Johnny Depp is currently focused on expanding his cameo from the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to taking center stage in next month's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. In this second prequel to the Harry Potter saga, he plays the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who is attempting to convince the wizarding world to follow him so that he can unleash his secret plan to rule the Muggles (non-magical humans). The only people who can stop him are Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). Check out the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer below! Of the character's evolution, Johnny, 55, told Entertainment Weekly, "You get one brief introduction to Grindelwald in the first one. There were a number
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Verne Troyer's Death Officially Ruled a Suicide

Verne Troyer's Death Officially Ruled a Suicide
The death of Verne Troyer has officially been ruled a suicide by a Los Angeles County coroner. Verne Troyer passed away in April of this year. He was 49-years old. Troyer was a struggling alcoholic for many years and also dealt with depression. At the time of his death, suicide was rumored, but was never confirmed until now. The coroner says that the actor died from a "sequelae of alcohol intoxication," which means that he drank a lot of alcohol, causing him to be hospitalized for the last three weeks of his life.

At the time of his hospitalization, reports say that Verne Troyer's blood alcohol level was more than triple the .08 limit, which is pretty high, especially considering that he stood at just below 3-feet high. Police rushed to his residence back in April after receiving a call that he was suicidal, which got him into the hospital, where
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The Christmas Chronicles: Kurt Russell is Santa in New Trailer

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Netflix has released the first trailer of its upcoming Christmas film, The Christmas Chronicles. Prepare for Kurt Russell Claus.

Christmas movies: they come earlier every year, don't they?

Though Netflix is currently knee deep in churning out Halloween content for its "Netflix & Chills" season, the streamer has found the time to start promoting a different kind of season. Netflix has released the first trailer for the Chris Columbus-produced Christmas film, The Christmas Chronicles.

The trailer features Kurt Russell as Santa Claus and for most people that should be enough to get into the spirit of the season. Here is the trailer and everything else we know about the film.

The Christmas Chronciles Trailer

The Christmas Chronicles trailer opens up with a pretty important bit of information. Santa Claus's job is a bureaucratic nightmare. There are a lot of children to assess and as Santa acknowledges himself “Stop.
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The Final 'Fantastic Beasts And The Crimes Of Grindelwald' Trailer Is Here — Watch!

J.K. Rowling was true to her word. From the very start, she claimed that there would be only seven Harry Potter novels, and so far that's all there have been. Of course, those seven books gave birth to eight films, a Broadway and West End sequel in the form of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and, now, a whole new film franchise in the form of Fantastic Beasts, the second installment of which, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, reaches theaters on Nov. 16. The concept of Fantastic Beasts actually had its beginnings as a textbook at Hogwarts in the Potter novels and films, and it should come as no surprise to anyone who knows her that the author spent a lot of time devleoping that textbook, bringing it to life in her mind first. "During the writing of that textbook," J.K — who also pens the screenplays for these
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20 Wild Fan Redesigns Of Unexpected Harry Potter Couples

It's been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone first came out, and the franchise is still enchanting fans today.

Warner Brothers has even developed a spinoff/prequel movie franchise in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

There are Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter all over the world, creating a unique theme park experience for Potter fans.

However, at the heart of things, it all started with the books. Seven instalments told the story of how a boy from Surrey discovered he belonged to a world of magic defeated the greatest dark wizard of all time.

There was sorcery, there was adventure, and like any good story, there was romance. There was actually a lot of romance.

To this day, the romantic pairings in the Harry Potter series are some of the most hotly debated topics.

Whether you think Hermione should've ended up with Harry, or Lily with Snape,
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Harry Potter Movie Marathon Is Happening This Month and Tickets Are Cheap

Every single Harry Potter movie is returning to theaters later this month. The best part? Tickets are very cheap. Cinemark is hosting an event called Wizarding World Xd Week. During the event, they will screen all of the movies from the franchise, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, on their Cinemark Xd screens. Essentially, Xd is their version of IMAX, which features a premium label large-format experience with enriched color and immersive surround sound. So not only can you see the movies again, the experience should be quite good.

The Wizarding World event takes place from August 31 through September 6. Those who want to attend can either buy a festival pass, which grants access to all nine movies throughout the week. Or, individual tickets for the Harry Potter movie or movies of one's choosing can be purchased for $5 each. The only possible downside is that Cinemark Xd isn't available at all of their locations.
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All of the Harry Potter Films Are Magically Returning to Theaters! Here's the Deal

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Can we panic now?! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Cinemark has made a truly special announcement. All of the Harry Potter films are returning to theaters! Aspiring witches and wizards alike will be able to go to Cinemark locations all across the country to see the nine films set in the Wizarding World. That's right, you can watch all eight of the originals, plus 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The whole celebration will take place from Aug. 31 through Sept. 6 and will hit 141 different theater locations across the country. Fans can either pay $5 per film or buy a "festival pass" for $25. According to Cinemark, the pass comes with "a collectible keychain, a specially designed cup that is refillable for $3.50 through the end of the year, and a commemorative festival badge." Sounds like a bargain. Tickets go on sale Aug.
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All of the Harry Potter Films Are Magically Returning to Theaters! Here's the Deal

Can we panic now?! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Cinemark has made a truly special announcement. All of the Harry Potter films are returning to theaters! Aspiring witches and wizards alike will be able to go to Cinemark locations all across the country to see the nine films set in the Wizarding World. That's right, you can watch all eight of the originals, plus 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The whole celebration will take place from Aug. 31 through Sept. 6 and will hit 141 different theater locations across the country. Fans can either pay $5 per film or buy a "festival pass" for $25. According to Cinemark, the pass comes with "a collectible keychain, a specially designed cup that is refillable for $3.50 through the end of the year, and a commemorative festival badge." Sounds like a bargain. Tickets go on sale Aug.
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20 Crazy Details Behind The Making Of The First Harry Potter Movie

Seemingly over a lifetime ago, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone set the world on fire back in 2001. It was a crazy new phenomenon that dominated both the box office and pop culture. Much of this came from a lack of anything like it in Hollywood. Like Star Wars decades prior, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone established a franchise that could be the Star Trek-level obsession of a new generation.

Sure, there had been popular book adaptations in the past, but none of them blew up quite like this film. Due to a mix of an already dedicated fanbase, a lack of book-to-screen adaptations that appealed to all ages, and an undeniably interesting concept, this initial film set up the franchise perfectly. It also helped that the movie was legitimately great.

That being said, this film wasn't an easy project to pull off. Much of its foundation came
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Blu-ray Deals: ‘Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection’ Under $45 at Amazon

Listen up, Muggles, because there's a Blu-ray deal right up your Diagon Alley.

Online retailer Amazon.com is offering the Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection Blu-ray box set on sale for $44.99 with free Amazon Prime two-day shipping. That works out to roughly 55% off the list price, which is 25% less than the typical 30% discount Amazon offers.

The Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection includes all the Warner Bros. Harry Potter films: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I; and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II.

Buy the Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection on Blu-ray at Amazon for under $45.

Currently the Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection Blu-ray sits in the
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12 Movies That Potterheads Will Adore

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Harry Potter isn't just the boy who lived - he's also the boy who gave us life through his fantastic adventures full of dragons, three-headed dogs, and secret rooms. The Harry Potter movie series officially ended with director David Yates's second installation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2011. Years later, Warner Brothers delighted fans with an adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them based on a spinoff prequel to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. And that has a sequel coming out pretty soon!

While you wait for The Crimes of Grindelwald, you can stream these magical movies with a swish of your wand . . . er, a click of your mouse. We've rounded up some of the most enchanting fantasies that film has to offer, from '90s classics like Matilda to dark dramas like Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.
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