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Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection (US)

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Complete with 31 discs and over 37 hours of special features, the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection provides fans the most complete and in-depth look at the series to date. The 19-lb. box set is the largest ever released by Warner Bros., and it is clear that the same kind of creativity, time, and energy that went into creating the films are also represented in this collection. Read More »

The D-Box experience: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″

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I survived the Battle of Hogwarts. I was attacked, thrashed, doused, and nearly burned to death by Fiendfyre, but I survived. And I did it all while never leaving the comfort of my cinema chair. Read More »

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ Blu-Ray + DVD combo pack (Disc 2)

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Upon opening the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 combo pack, a choice had to be made. Which disc would be played first? There is the first disc, sure to include Warner Bros.'s second iteration of "Maximum Movie Mode" in a Potter film, and the second disc, simply labeled "Bonus Features." I chose the second disc. Read More »

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ Blu-Ray + DVD combo pack (Disc 1)

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After completing a review for Disc 2 of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Blu-Ray + DVD combo pack, which is the bonus features disc, I knew that there was one feature for sure to be on the first disc: "Maximum Movie Mode." I was surprised, upon searching the menus, however, to see that there were some more features on the first disc as well. Read More »

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” video game

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This is my personal review of the latest game, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban from EA Games, and it doesn't necessarily mean you'll have the same opinion or that everyone else that works for the site will either. That being said, I would advise anyone interested in purchasing the game to change their mind and save their money. Read More »

Harry Potter: The Exhibition – Toronto

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After watching an enthralling, climatic montage of movie clips from the first six Harry Potter films on a row of eight large screens, the group of us knew that experiencing the Harry Potter exhibition first-hand would quickly become one of the most unforgettable events we would ever participate in. Read More »

“Chester and the Unbearable Burden – Parts 1 & 2″

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The play (Chester and the Unbearable Burden - Parts 1 & 2 at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago, Illinois) opens on that fateful night, when the fate of a few were forever twined. Quickly it becomes clear that there are elements of both Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings in the story of Chester. It's a blend, I must say, that is done tastefully. Read More »

Harry Potter: The Exhibition – Singapore

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Boasting artifacts directly from the sets of all eight films, the exhibition's first Asian stop has something extra in store for fans here — all the Horcruxes have been collected and are on display, with the exception of Harry, of course, as Robin Stapley (Creative Director of Harry Potter: The Exhibition) would have you know. Read More »

The Tasty, Pasty World of Harry Potter

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This is the second of three reports to be published stemming from a recent visit to Universal Studios in Orlando, FL where several Harry Potter fansites were invited to partake in some behind-the-scenes special events. Although that report answered long-standing questions about the most anticipated ride in the park, I feel that this report details what will be the Wizarding World's knockout punch to fans and non-fans everywhere: the food. Read More »

Review: “CBGB”, starring Alan Rickman and Rupert Grint

You can still watch CBGB on DIRECTV until October 2. If you have DIRECTV you can watch it for a nominal fee. Even if you don't, the movie hits theaters on October 11. Read More »

Review: The Joe Moses Showses Tour

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This past weekend, I was given the privilege of attending The Joe Moses Showses in Boston. This is the first time The Joe Moses Showses (previously known as The Joe Moses One-Man Showses or JMOMS) has been on tour and guest stars Curt Mega (Glee) and Tessa Netting (Billy Elliot) – as well as a wide range of other special guests along the way! It’s a brand new show created especially for tour, so even if you’ve been to a JMOMS show in the past, it’s definitely worth seeing this time! The show was an approximately one hour long production featuring a mix of parodies, improv, original sketch comedy, and music. The Joe Moses Showses is an interactive experience, and as fans in the audience, you feel very much appreciated and part of the show being performed in front of you. Each show satisfies the interests of a wide range of fandoms, including references to Doctor Who, Star Trek, superheroes, Harry Potter, StarKid, and an absurd (“That’s absurd!”) man with black hair and a long dress… just to name a few. As part of the show is improv, you never know what other fandom references will be thrown into the ... Read More »

Pottermore at PlayStation Home Review

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Review by Kat Miller and Eric Scull Introduction Kat: Pottermore, everybody’s favorite (or not so favorite), online book companion to the Harry Potter series, recently announced that they would be expanding into online social gaming, via Sony’s PlayStation Home network. PlayStation® Home is a unique online gaming community that allows players from all over the world to not only play games virtually together, but also interact and chat as easily as making a phone call. Eric: Some people may not be familiar with PlayStation® Home. A couple of my friends that have had PlayStation 3’s for a while have yet to try it. I first logged in about two months ago because I was interested in the idea of an Internet hub for gamers, different from stuffy forums or stodgy chat rooms. Well, PlayStation® Home didn’t disappoint me, and is actually altogether very neat and exciting. In short, you create a character (an avatar) that may or may not resemble you as closely as you would like. There are several “hub spaces” which are environments that you can visit, where everyone else who is logged on to PlayStation® Home – at that time, and in your region – will also ... Read More »

Deathly Hallows- Part 1 Blu-ray Combo Pack review

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is not a hard sell for Potter fans. It’s a fan’s duty to pick up each one of the DVDs in the franchise as soon as it’s released. We all know that the films have fantastic replay value, and we all look forward to having a complete set of eight films by the end of this year. It’s worth noting that the DVD sets have changed over the years. As we reported the other day, big special features weren’t included with the DVDs until Prisoner of Azkaban’s release. Over the years the producers have told us that it has become increasingly important to include enticing special features as to provide consumers with a more convincing sell. So it comes as no surprise that the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 set includes many nice features. Easily the most interesting feature is the Maximum Movie Mode, which is an enhanced commentary of sorts. Throughout the movie you’ll see various cast and crew members share interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits, and most of these are aided by great additional visuals. It’s a fun way to watch the movie again because you’re bound to learn new information. One of our favorite ... Read More »

Review of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

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The crew over at TT Games bring a touch to the Harry Potter series that previously hasn’t been seen on gaming consoles. While Electronic Arts has created a corporate carbon copy of the movie adaptations, it is evident that you have true Potter fans behind-the-scenes of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. Yes, the LEGO games follow the movie storyline closely, but they also pull things from the books that fans of the series can and will appreciate. The biggest difference is the playability of almost every character in the series. The game opens in Little Whinging on a rain-soaked playground. You will need to use both Harry and Dudley to navigate the level before coming face-to-face with several Dementors. A few minutes later you’re flying over London and arriving outside No. 12 Grimmauld Place. And it is here you really begin to see what makes the LEGO games different. Instead of being just a series of cut scenes, you’re presented with a creative challenge: your entire Advance Guard collide just before arrival. You must use Harry and Kingsley Shacklebolt to rescue the other guard members, including Mad-Eye Moody who has become stuck in a fountain. After freeing him, you next have to locate his missing ... Read More »

“PocketWarwick” Review: The Davis is doin’ it!

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Last week we told you about a fun new game from the mind of Warwick Davis (Griphook/Professor Flitwick), PocketWarwick, where you have to keep a virtual Warwick Davis alive and help him climb through the ranks of Hollywood. MuggleNet was lucky enough to get an early copy of the game and let me tell you - I had a blast playing it! Read More »

PocketWarwick

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PocketWarwick is a free mobile app game released by Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis, who played Filius Flitwick and Griphook in the films. It is brought to you by iDiot Films, Davis’s own creative company, Offficial, an entrepreneurial, innovation and investment company, and digital designers Matmi. Davis said on the app: “I came up with the idea of PocketWarwick because I love technology and apps. I wanted to somehow incorporate what I do as a performer in making something that was fun and playable. PocketWarwick is kind of a fusion of the old 90’s electronic pets Tamgotchi, The Sims and ‘me’. He lives inside your non-specific electronic handheld device. You have to make sure he’s entertained, fed, educated and washed, as well as managing his career. There are many interactions you can discover and new outfits and decorations to unlock. Download from the iTunes App Store here and the Google Play Store here. ‘Follow’ @PocketWarwick on Twitter and ‘like” Pocket Warwick on Facebook. “A little Hollywood in your pocket” Review by Kat Miller First off, I want to say that I am a huge Warwick Davis fan. He has been in two of the most lucrative film series of all time, Star Wars & Harry Potter. He was ... Read More »

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

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Review by Eric Scull This report is the first of three chronicling a trip taken by representatives of top Harry Potter websites to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Universal Studios, Orlando, FL. The trip just took place, and we are going to be releasing details (in the form of reports) in cooperation with Universal’s wishes and often at the same time that those reports will be backed up by details directly from Universal. What we have witnessed has been awesome, and what can be said in all three reports will be very exciting to read, no doubt. First, the release date. It was confirmed to us that the grand opening for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios will take place on June 18, 2010. This information was made available to fansites first and will be announced at some point later today (March 25). Interestingly, the Universal Orlando Resort has been offering vacation packages beginning May 28, 2010, that offer admission to the park and breakfast in the Three Broomsticks. Two separate sources at Universal confirm that this vacation package, which is still available from Universal Orlando’s web-site and will continue to be available, is legitimate ... Read More »

MuggleNet visits Harry Potter: The Exhibition

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On Thursday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m. CDT, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois, will open its doors to Harry Potter: The Exhibition for the public! Our website was one of the few to get a preview Wednesday afternoon of the exhibit, followed by a roundtable discussion with its creators. I was on location and have compiled this report of events and sights to behold within. Over 3,000 man-hours have been put into the setup and transfer of all original artifacts from the Harry Potter films, straight from the studios at Leavesden. The exhibition will remain in Chicago until the end of September where it will then move on to another, as-of-yet kept secret location somewhere on the globe. The exhibit was created by Exhibitgroup/Giltspur in association with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and is a definite must-see for all Harry Potter fans. If you check out the exhibit, we hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Read More »

Harry Potter: The Exhibition – Chicago

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Harry Potter: The Exhibition, started in 2009, is a way for fans to truly experience the world of Harry Potter through a number of amazing displays. These displays include props and artifacts that appeared in the films that all Potter fans would recognize. The Exhibition started in Chicago and continued to places such as Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, and Singapore, and it will only continue to expand to new places. Ticket information. Review by Eric Scull Today was the day that the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL previewed Harry Potter: The Exhibition to several representatives from the various Harry Potter fan-sites. I was thrilled to attend on behalf of MuggleNet. The exhibition opens publicly tomorrow and will be in Chicago until September 27. Its next journey is, at this time, unknown, but its creators (in a roundtable discussion held immediately following our preview) have assured us that it will be traveling overseas. My immediate impression upon entering the museum was that it was the perfect place for this sort of thing. The displays I walked past on my way to check in were beautiful and spacious, and careful planning was immediately apparent. I quickly found Jeff Guillame of HPANA ... Read More »

OOTP DVD Updates: WalMart Special, HD DVD First, Review

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There are several new updates tonight relating to the Order of the Phoenix DVD, sent in by a few visitors. First up, WalMart is selling an exclusive DVD set (seen left) which includes the film disc and three toys: a snitch, broom, and globe. It is priced at $19.96 Next, in an HD DVD first, the HD version of Order of the Phoenix will include a feature called Live Community Screening. With an internet connection, you will be able to “Invite other owners of the HD DVD to simultaneously watch from their own internet-accessed players and text with your remote, PC or cell phone.” And lastly, a very detailed movie and special feature review comes from WF DVD Report. They give the two-disc edition a “Recommended” rating, calling it a “a solid two-disc release for an enjoyable film.” All versions of the DVD will go on sale December 11th in the United States. Thanks to Caitlin, Mark, and Tarpals for the links! UPDATE: Best Buy is also selling a bonus two-disc gift set. Theirs comes with a Death Eater mask replica and is priced at $34.99. Thanks to Vickram for this! Read More »