Monday, December 26th arrives and you are Christmas’d out – tired, cranky (didn’t get the one special present you were hoping for; turkey stuffing sandwiches don’t sound at all appealing and Boxing Day sales might just push you over the edge…).
Cheer up! Freeform has you covered with its Moments to celebrate programming event! It will cover you until the New Year with fan fave films – including a Harry Potter Weekend – and a sneak preview of the network’s new series, Beyond (we’ve seen the two-hour premiere and it’s very entertaining!).
Lots of fun news to cover on this week’s edition of GeekScholars Movie News. The show starts with a round of Script Doctor where the hosts comment on a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film, Jackie Chan receiving an Oscar, Ghostbusters Extended Edition, Deathstroke appearing in Justice League, and some musings on Warcraft 2. After all of that, Chris and Fox go head-to-head for a Casting Competition Challenge of Clue, given the recent announcement of a remake.
Dust off your Sorting Hats and stock up on butterbeer! Freeform will be continuing what has become a magical tradition – airing the entire Harry Potter movie series – beginning on Friday, March 14th and continuing through to Sunday, March 16th.
Beginning on Saturday, January 26th (Boxing Day, yay!) ABC Family will be airing some film favorites to ease us from Christmas to the new year.
First up will be the entire Harry Potter saga starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at 7am/6C – with an encore of Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters (10pm/9C) providing both a break between The Goblet of Fire and The Order of the Phoenix and giving those fans who missed it a chance to check it out in preparation for the series debut on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
Following the Harry Potter Saga will be such faves as Hocus Pocus, Twilight: Extended Edition, Pitch Perfect, and more. Follow the jump for all the details.
The cinemas are getting ready for the onslaught of films ready to make their awards season run, so before that happens, the GeekScholars Movie News podcast pauses to reflect on 2013, as each host names their Top 3 of the year thus far, and why they deserved inclusion.
Also on this show, the GeekScholars dive into everything you’ll want to know about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a brand new story set inside the Harry Potter universe, with an original screenplay from J.K. Rowling! To gain even further insight into the matter, the crew interviews one of the largest Harry Potter fans in world, Michelle Tan, as named by Box Office magazine!
ABC Family has made Halloween a true festival of scary sights and sounds with its annual 13 Nights of Halloween programming – and this year’s edition is looking pretty good. From the creepily comic Addams Family to the sunny Sabrina the Teenage Witch, to the darkly funny Monster House, the network has put together a super collection of Halloween ghosts, goblins and goosebumps! This year’s event kicks off and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and concludes with a new episode of Pretty Little Liars.
For a complete schedule for the 14th Annual 13 Nights of Halloween, follow the jump!
The 2011 Teen Choice Awards were unusual for any number of reasons – not the least of which was that the latest Twilight movie didn’t glom onto every award in sight. As a result, there was more than the usual amount of suspense as the winners were revealed. Indeed, wizards and tourists also hoisted surfboards on the movie side, while vampires of the non-sparkly variety won a few of the many awards on the television side.
Even some of the presenters – like Emma Stone [pictured] – received awards [in Stone’s case for Actress – Comedy, for Easy A]. Taylor Swift took home the Ultimate Choice Award. The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco hosted, but the show was shut out.
For a complete list of winners, check out the Fox press release following the jump.
Available on DVD/Blu_ray/Digital Download Combo Pack From Warner Home Video as of 4/15/2011
It’s been eleven years since Harry Potter the young half-blood wizard came onto the movie screen in the physical form of Daniel Racliffe. Back in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry and his friends were kids attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where they learned magic and engaged in such innocent pursuits as rousing games of Quidditch.
Just like Harry and his friends, the majority of the audiences who embraced the Harry Potter movies were young kids as well. In the time since, that audience has grown up and so has Harry Potter, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson). Gone of are the days of innocent childhood as the three of them set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s (Ralph Fiennes) immortality and destruction:the Horcruxes. On their own and on the run, they find out that the wizarding world has become a dangerous place. The long-feared war has begun and the Dark Lord has seized control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting all who might oppose him. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort, alive.
There is no doubt about it, Harry Potter isn’t kidding around anymore!
David Yates Please don’t mess this up. Please don’t mess this up like you did the last two films. Redeem yourself! While the trailer looks amazing and I love this new One Sheet, I have very little faith in David Yates he is going to screw this up like he did the last two movies. But man does everything look good so far. But then, so did Half Blood Prince. The new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 7 Poster looks awesome. Behold!
The money grubbers at EA have made it official the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows game is going to be split into two “full length” games. They are saying the new game will reflect the darker tone of the movie and be more action oriented. It’s been built on a brand new game engine. EA makes this claim with every Harry Potter game and I foolishly get excited only to get stuck playing a game that hasn’t changed since in 7 years, so color me skeptical but I’m not taking another bite at this stale Bertie Bott’s bean.