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Trailer Released for Daniel Radcliffe’s “The Gamechangers”

Daniel Radcliffe

The trailer for Daniel Radcliffe's "The Gamechangers", the film based on the "Grand Theft Auto" gaming franchise, has been released. Radcliffe will play Sam Houser, co-founder of Rockstar Games, the company responsible for the creation of the series and other games. Read More »

“Potter” Alumni Take Over the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

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When you've got eight movies in a series, and three films set to be a part of an upcoming spin-off, that's a lot of actors and actresses to keep track of - but we wouldn't have it any other way! This year, the Toronto International Film Festival is featuring no fewer than 12 films that "Harry Potter" alumni and "Fantastic Beasts" cast members are a part of. Read More »

Save on Handcrafted Wands in Alivan’s Back-to-School Sale!

Alivan's Wands

Those of you who haven't yet gotten your school supplies together for this year at Hogwarts (guess you'll be arriving by flying car - the train left hours ago) will be excited to learn that Alivan's is hosting a back-to-school sale on all their handcrafted wands this week only! Read More »

Book Review: “Dead upon a Time” by Elizabeth Paulson

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When Kate Hood’s grandmother disappears, leaving behind several grotesque tapestries depicting children being tortured in horrible ways, no one in her village will help Kate look for her. In desperation, she turns to Jack, another village outcast after he had a nasty run-in with a giant a few years back. Before they can get far in their search, however, they’re taken to the king; it seems a princess has gone missing, and they’re the prime suspects. Read More »

Extended Trailer for Tom Felton’s “Risen” Released

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We saw the first trailer for Tom Felton's "Risen" back in April, but the first preview of the Biblical epic didn't give us much of a glimpse of Tom's performance - a new extended trailer has remedied that! Read More »

J.K. Rowling Addresses the Whiteness of “Fantastic Beasts”

"Golden" trio by Tumblr user Bathii

With the announcement of "Fantastic Beasts", many fans saw an opportunity for more diversity in the wizarding world, but as of this posting, all of the actors announced for the franchise are white. Twitter user Vividscarletsky brought her concerns to J.K. Rowling herself. Read More »

Book Review: “Moving Target” by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

It’s a day like any other before Cassie’s father, panicked, drags her into the car and tells her they’re leaving the country because a group known as the Hastati is after them. Before he has time to explain, he’s shot, and as he’s whisked away to the hospital, he tells Cassie to go to a mysterious monastery. Can she figure out what's going on before it's too late? Read More »

Book Review: “Friends for Life” by Andrew Norriss

Friends for Life_Andrew Norriss

When a strange girl comes to sit beside Francis at lunch one day, he’s more surprised that anyone at his school wants to talk to him than he is that the girl, Jessica, turns out to be a ghost. With a shared interest in fashion design and the common problem of loneliness—Francis is the only one who’s been able to see Jessica in the year since she’s died—the two soon become inseparable. Read More »

Book Review: “George” by Alex Gino

George by Alex Gino

"George," by Alex Gino, is a middle-grade novel that tells the story of Melissa, a girl who desperately wants to play Charlotte in her classroom’s theatrical production of "Charlotte’s Web". It sounds like it could be the plot of any charming school days book, with one noticeable difference—Melissa was born a boy. Her classmates, family, and teacher know her as George, and she wants to play Charlotte not only out of admiration for the book she loves but also as a way to tell the world who she really is: a girl. Read More »

Jane Perry Joins the Cast of “Fantastic Beasts”

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While we're all still pondering yesterday's rumor that Sinéad Matthews has joined the cast of "Fantastic Beasts", we've got our next official cast announcement! Jane Perry, best known for her work in "World War Z" and "The Three Musketeers", will play an as-yet-unknown role in the film, as announced on Twitter today by Olivia Bell Management. What's more - she's already at work on the film! Read More »

Trailer for Daniel Radcliffe’s “Victor Frankenstein” Released!

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We've all seen those hair extensions and read about how awesome the script is for Daniel Radcliffe's upcoming film "Victor Frankenstein", but now the trailer is FINALLY here! Read More »

Get “Back to School” at the London Studio Tour This September!

Harry, Ron, & Hermione Take Notes

Summer is almost over... and that means it's almost time for the Back to School event at the London Studio Tour! Starting September 10 and running through September 20, the return of this popular feature will allow visitors to take part in design and story-boarding workshops. Read More »

Church Bench Dedicated in Memory of Rob Knox

Rob Knox Memorial Bench

It's been seven years since Rob Knox, the actor who played Marcus Belby in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", was stabbed outside Metro Bar in Sidcup while protecting his younger brother; he was only 18 years old. Now, a group of teens participating in the UK's National Citizen Service, a community action group for teenagers, has raised money for and dedicated a church bench in the actor's honor. Read More »

Emma Watson’s “Regression” to open San Sebastian International Film Festival

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"Regression," a thriller in which Emma Watson plays Angela Grey, a young woman whose father may have committed an unspeakable crime he has no memory of, now has a world premiere date! Read More »

Julie Walters Visits West Sussex to Support Elephantastic Trail!

Julie Walters

Julie Walters is set to visit the town of Horsham in West Sussex to help promote the Elephantastic Trail, a fundraiser benefiting Born Free, a wildlife charity, and several other charitable causes. Read More »

UPDATED RUMOR: “Fantastic Beasts” Filming to Start Next Week?

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With the "Fantastic Beasts" cast arriving in London and more casting announcements being made by the day, it's only a matter of time before filming actually gets underway in London. Read More »

Freddie Stroma Talks “UnREAL”, Life After “Potter”

UnREAL_ Freddie Stroma

If any of you have been watching Lifetime's "UnREAL" this summer, you've probably recognized a familiar face - Freddie Stroma, whom most "Potter" fans know better as Cormac McLaggen (and the best part of the sixth movie, if you ask me). The show's first season ended earlier this week, and Freddie sat down with MTV to discuss the show, his character Adam, and of course, life after "Potter". Read More »

Exclusive Interview with Gwenda Bond, author of “Lois Lane: Fallout”!

Gwenda Bond

We here at MuggleNet were big fans of "Lois Lane: Fallout" when we got to review it earlier this summer, so we jumped at the chance to talk to Gwenda Bond, who's writing a new chapter in Superman mythos with her YA novels that follow the adventures of teenage Lois Lane. Read More »

“Cursed Child” Playwright Jack Thorne Gives Insight into His Process in New Interview

Jack Thorne

In the time since it was confirmed that the title of the upcoming stage play would be "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," we've heard a bit from director John Tiffany about his involvement with the play, and now a new interview from the "Times" gives us a peek into "Cursed Child" playwright Jack Thorne's process! Read More »

Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol Get Ready for “Fantastic Beasts”!

Alison Sudol - Dan Fogler

It's an exciting time to be a "Harry Potter" fan! With most of the main cast of "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" announced, filming is sure to be getting underway very soon. In the meantime, "Fantastic Beasts" cast members seem almost as excited as the fans are that this is all really happening! Read More »