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July 10, 2013

10 Sequels With Replacement Actors

In honor of Rob Schneider, missing from this weekend's "Grown Ups 2."More…

March 27, 2012

Five Favorite Films with Lily Collins

Lily Collins was born into fame -- her dad, Phil, could bang a drum and write a hit tune or two -- but she found her own way into an acting career, performing in stage productions as a kid before working as a teenage Hollywood reporter and scoring small roles in movies like The Blind Side. This week she steps into the limelight as the star of Mirror Mirror, director Tarsem's visually energetic remix of the Snow White fairytale -- the first, and likely funniest, of this year's adaptations of the classic story. We sat down with the English-born Collins recently in her adopted home of Los Angeles, where she talked about the movie, working with Tarsem and her thoughts on Kristen Stewart's not-really-a-rival take on Snow. First up, she talked us through her five favorite films.More…

February 1, 2012

Five Favorite Films with Daniel Radcliffe

"It's actually a thrill to be talking about something else," Daniel Radcliffe chuckles, pausing to consider a question about his new movie The Woman in Black. He is, of course, referring to the ubiquitous presence of a certain blockbuster franchise that has consumed almost half of his life on the planet. Radcliffe was just an untested 11-year-old when cast as the eponymous hero of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone way back in 2001; now, having triumphantly wrapped the series with last year's Deathly Hallows, he's a seasoned 22 and ready to spirit himself into the realm that lies beyond Hogwarts. Audiences will have their chance to see Radcliffe's transformation (and marvel at his dashing new accoutrements) when The Woman in Black opens in theaters this week. In the meantime, we asked him to talk through his all-time five favorite films.More…

December 7, 2009

RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Harry Potter and Public Enemies

This week on home video, it's all about Harry Potter. The franchise's sixth installment comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week, but that's not all. Warner Home Video is also releasing "Ultimate Editions" of the first two films, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, which are jampacked with new special features. But if HP and the gang aren't your thang, then there are several other new releases, from Public Enemies to The Cove, a couple of oldies but goodies, a limited edition box set for a popular TV show, and a workout video (yeah, you read that right). Peruse this week's column and see if you'll be picking up any of these choice selections.More…

September 4, 2009

Warner Bros. Takes the Summer Crown

Technically, summer isn't quite over yet -- but no matter what happens over the next few days, we know one thing: Warner Bros. will walk away with the largest box office take of the season.More…

July 24, 2009

Submit to the RT Show and Earn a Cool $100

Time for the weekly update, folks. As always, thanks to everyone who has submitted reviews and helped contribute to the show. Every week, we continue to bring you a lively, upbeat, and fun perspective on movies, and participation from RT and Current users, as well as viewers of the show, has been a big part of it. We do, of course, need more people to take part in the show each week, and that's why we're here to tell you how you can contribute! If you've watched the show at all and thought to yourself, "Wait, I can do what these people are doing! And I have much more interesting things to say than that!", then you need to head on over to the Current website to see how you can offer your Webcam or three-word reviews for the movies they'll be tackling in next week's episode: The Ugly Truth, G-Force, and Orphan.More…

July 19, 2009

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Harry Potter Has Magical Opening

This weekend the wait was over for Hogwarts fans who rushed out to theaters around the world to see the much-anticipated Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince powering the wizard sequel to a strong number one opening and the largest worldwide debut for any film ever. In North America, the PG-rated fantasy pic grossed an estimated $79.5M over the Friday-to-Sunday span and a colossal $159.7M since its debut on Wednesday. Prince beat out the opening of the last installment of the franchise, 2007's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which also bowed on a Wednesday in July generating $77.1M on the weekend and $139.7M across the same five-day Wednesday-to-Sunday span. That put Prince 14% ahead in grosses and 7% ahead in admissions.More…

July 17, 2009

Friday Harvest: Harry Potter, Halloween II, and more!

Happy Friday Harvest, a weekly round-up of the best pictures, posters, and videos that have become available for viewing/download on Rotten Tomatoes. Each section features the favorite or most interesting item we've added for the week, along with several other new highlights. Enjoy! Pictures Picture Gallery of the Week: Comic-Con preview gallery Comic-Con. Land of a thousand movies, panels, celebrities, and square miles of cosplay, pop culture wares, and spontaneous geek arguments. It can get a little overwhelming. But Rotten Tomatoes can help. At least, with that first part about the movies. We've put together a gallery of pictures and posters of the most hotly-anticipated flicks featured at the convention. Browse the gallery. More…

July 17, 2009

David Heyman Talks Harry Potter

Producer David Heyman knows more than pretty much anybody when it comes to what viewers can expect from the final two installments in the "Harry Potter" franchise -- and he shared some of that knowledge in a new interview with Collider.More…

July 16, 2009

Critics Consensus: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is Certified Fresh

This week at the movies marks the return of the young wizards of Hogwarts with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. How does the latest installment stack up with the critics? The Harry Potter franchise has maintained a level of quality nearly unmatched in recent times. And critics say the latest, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is no exception. This time out, Hogwarts has become a gloomy place, with suspicions running high and hormones running wild; in addition, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) is steeling himself for a big showdown against the forces of evil. Half-Blood Prince isn't the best reviewed in the series -- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban holds that honor - but it's still Certified Fresh.More…

July 16, 2009

Box Office Guru Preview: Prince's Magic to Reign Over Multiplexes

All eyes are on those teen wizards. After a two-year wait, fans are finally getting their chance to return to Hogwarts for another year of magical fun with the Wednesday launch of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth installment in the wildly successful eight-film fantasy series. No studio has dared to challenge Warner Bros. this weekend as the sequel stands as the only new wide release on the marquees. Following the last two PG-13 installments, Prince carries a more commercially-friendly PG rating and features more humor and romance which could allow the pic to reach a more mainstream audience and score points with younger females.More…

July 16, 2009

Total Recall: Best Movie Wizards

Class is back in session at Hogwarts, with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hitting screens this week. Since the academy is a place where young witches and wizards practice their craft, we at Rotten Tomatoes thought it would be a good time to count down some of the most spellbinding mystics who've ever graced the big screen. The entrants on our list of memorable movie wizards share many of the same attributes: musty spell books, magic wands, and unkempt beards, as well as prickly people skills and the ability to rouse the dead. However, they've also provided many a fantasy film with magical moments. Read on for a compendium of cinema's finest sorcerers! (And don't forget to check out all the reviews for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.)More…

July 16, 2009

Growing Pains: When Child Stars Become Adults

Growing up isn't always easy, so imagine having to grow up on movie screens in front of an audience of millions. Sure, the money probably eases the burden... but we digress. Watching the Harry Potter kids as Half-Blood Prince rolls out seems to reveal a relatively well-adjusted trio of leads who've largely avoided the pitfalls of celebrity trash life and kept their wits about them (though not always their clothes, as Daniel Radcliffe showed in his theatre debut). But how will the kids fare post-Potter? Will they transition successfully into adult roles? We decided to take a look back at 25 child stars -- and the course their careers took.More…

July 15, 2009

Harry Potter Makes a Magical $22.2M Entrance

Harry Potter's midnight opening beats the mark set last year by The Dark Knight, which earned $18.5M in its first night.More…

July 15, 2009

Critics Caught Lusting After Hermione

Now that Harry Potter's Emma Watson is 19, male film critics are confessing their fondness for Hermione's... development. But when does appreciation become flat-out leering? More…

July 15, 2009

RT Interview: David Yates on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

When David Yates was hired to direct Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, fans took one look at his TV-heavy resume and panicked that he wouldn't be able to bring the same scale to the franchise that previous directors Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Alfonso Cuaron (A Little Princess) and Chris Columbus (Home Alone) had managed with aplomb. If the resulting feature didn't settle those minds -- and it largely did -- then Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince most certainly will. On its day of release the film is one of the best reviewed of the year, and certainly the best-reviewed Potter film. RT sat down with David Yates on set to learn more.More…

July 15, 2009

RT Interview: Daniel Radcliffe on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

19 year-old Daniel Radcliffe wants the world to know he's a grown-up now. It's tough to walk past a magazine stand on the eve of the release of the sixth Harry Potter film without seeing him trying to look as different as possible from the wide-eyed boy wizard who brought him fame. It's no surprise, as with only two of the blockbusting fantasy films left to release, he's more determined than ever to keep on acting when they finally call "cut" at Leavesden Studios. His turns on stage with Equus and TV with My Boy Jack send the message that he wants to be taken seriously beyond Potter, but most feature pieces seem to miss just how seriously he takes the franchise itself.More…

July 14, 2009

Deconstructing Harry, Day 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The fifth installment of the Harry Potter franchise brings us back to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling, and the series is continuing to push into deeper, more mature territory. Order of the Phoenix is the first film in the series from director David Yates, who had mainly been known for directing political dramas and thrillers for the BBC. Yates might seem like a surprising choice for a fantasy franchise, but the Harry Potter series is a bit more than that. As Harry's tale unfolds over the course of seven novels, we start to see deeper mysteries and conspiracies, and the politics of the wizarding world become more of a factor. More…

July 14, 2009

RT Visits the Set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

As RT is brought into Leavesden Studios, past a pair of workmen poring over blueprints for a large, conical tower with a tall spire roof, the sense that we're entering a slightly different world than the one we're used to is immediately evident. Through a pair of unassuming white doors on the side of a nondescript warehouse to the north-west of London we're lead into the heart of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and, indeed, the whole Harry Potter universe. Join us as we take a look inside the world of Potter and go behind the scenes on the new film. More…

July 13, 2009

Deconstructing Harry, Day 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

From the very beginning of this fourth film in the Harry Potter series, we know that we're in for a much darker film than we've previously seen. The opening scene of the film shows us the hapless caretaker of the long-abandoned Riddle estate being murdered via a magical curse, or at least that's what Harry has been dreaming about. This nightmare of Harry's is a sign that we've entered into a much more mature territory. Director Mike Newell has the unenviable task of following Alfonso Cuaron's excellent Prisoner of Azkaban, so far the high point of the series. Newell's Goblet of Fire isn't quite the achievement that Azkaban was, but it's a fine film nonetheless. That leads me to a something that I'm increasingly aware of as I watch each one of these films; each installment of this franchise (so far) is a great movie. The first couple of films have their flaws, but Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets are excellent introductions to Harry's world, and they are both very enjoyable films. And I must give credit were credit is due; the wonderful Prisoner of Azkaban reaps the benefits of the time spent in the first two films establishing the on-screen version of Rowling's universe.More…

July 10, 2009

Tomatometer Watch: How Good is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince?

The Harry Potter franchise gets its sixth film adaptation next week, and early buzz on the wizarding saga is... fantastically fresh! As Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Co. experience the first tremors of teenage love -- and all the hormonal shifts that come with puberty, (Hog)warts and all -- the battle between good and evil is also heating up. Can Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and returning helmer David Yates withstand the series' growing pains? By the looks of things, Half-Blood Prince not only might maintain the franchise's track record of Certified Freshness (all five previous installments won the honor), it may also conjure up the best reviews of the entire series. As a wizard might say, "Merlin's Beard!"More…

July 10, 2009

Deconstructing Harry, Day 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The third installment of the Harry Potter series marks the franchise's shift into darker territory than we've previously seen. And although he's still producing, Chris Columbus has now handed over the directing reins to Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien) and that's a great move for the series. Cuarón's film is bit darker, a bit more sinister, and even a bit more wistful, which is as much a function of his direction as it is Rowling's development as a writer. The action, as always, starts off at the Dursleys' home in Surrey, but Harry quickly gets fed up with them, and basically packs his bags and leaves the house. In Prisoner of Azkaban, even the suburban streets of Surrey are dark and lonely; we can already tell that under Cuarón's direction, Harry's world is going to be a much darker place.More…

July 10, 2009

Friday Harvest: Harry Potter, Jennifer's Body, and more!

Happy Friday Harvest, a weekly round-up of the best pictures, posters, and videos that have become available for viewing/download on Rotten Tomatoes. Each section features the favorite or most interesting item we've added for the week, along with several other new highlights. Enjoy! Picture Gallery of the Week: Harrry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince London premiere Our editor-in-chief Matt started his Harry Potter watching series on Wednesday, and seeing those images from The Sorcerer's Stone has got us saying, "Has it REALLY been eight years already?" Believe it: the Hogwarts kids are all grown up as they enter the final stretch of filming, and walk the red carpet for next Wednesday's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. More…

July 9, 2009

Deconstructing Harry, Day 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I'm going to borrow the title of a 4 Non Blondes album for my summation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: "Bigger, Better, Faster, More." The set pieces are larger, the chemistry between the actors has vastly improved, the film moves along much quicker than the first film, and it's simply a lot more fun to watch. I will say that this movie doesn't really stand on its own though. That's not really a knock against the film -- there are plenty of franchise installments that require knowledge gained from previous entries (The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Back to the Future, etc). I'm just pointing out that this chapter, and others, can't stand alone the same way a James Bond movie does.More…

July 8, 2009

Deconstructing Harry, Day 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Welcome to another RT watching party! So far, we've Bonded, Trekked, Terminated, and... Fridayed? Jasoned? Anyway, with the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at how the series has progressed so far. Before I get started on this first installment with my review of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, let me give you a little background. I've seen each one of the movies when they were released, and for the most part, I'd seen many of them before I'd read the corresponding book. I typically don't like to read a fantasy series until the final book has been published, and so I hadn't read any of the books until Deathly Hallows was available. That means that I'm now looking at these movies again in a slightly different light, which will definitely color my reviews. One last note: I can't guarantee that I won't be spoiling some of the plot details of the past movies, but if you've been living in a cave and haven't seen the movies, I don't know why you're reading this anyway (except for you, Mom). As an adaptation of J.K. Rowling's first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a solid film. It may not equal the stunning triumph of Peter Jackson's first Lord of the Rings adaptation, but it's a pretty good movie just the same. The filmmakers take great care to show loving respect to the source material, and for the most part, that's a good call. But the film follows the book's plot a bit too slavishly, and that makes for a very long (and sometimes slow) movie. More…

June 30, 2009

Three Theaters Getting Harry Potter in IMAX Opening Day

Thanks to a scheduling wrinkle, only three theaters will be showing "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" before July 29 -- and Collider can tell you which ones they are.More…

June 9, 2009

Harry Potter and the Delayed IMAX Debut

Eager to see "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in IMAX? Well, your wait just got longer: in order to accommodate a four-week run for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," the new "Potter" sequel won't reach IMAX screens until July 29.More…

April 15, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Crowned Two Days Early

Not wanting to miss out on all the summer tentpole date-bumping fun that's been going on lately, Warner Bros. has announced that "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" will reach theaters two days early, on July 15.More…

March 31, 2009

Warners Takes Sherlock, Harry Potter, Terminator to ShoWest

Warner Bros. pulled out all the stops for its ShoWest presentation, premiering the "Sherlock Holmes" trailer, as well as a new "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" trailer -- and footage from "Terminator Salvation" featuring Linda Hamilton (sort of).More…

March 5, 2009

Trailer Bulletin: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The new "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" trailer will make its theatrical debut with "Watchmen" on Friday, but Warner Bros. gave a gift to "Potter" fansites in the form of early video links. Check it out now!More…

January 20, 2009

New Harry Potter Images Posted

Some enterprising soul grabbed a pile of new images from the Japanese trailer for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," and now they're all online for you to see.More…

January 11, 2009

L.A. Times Posts 67 Pics from 2009's Most Anticipated Movies

Get ready to say "thank you" to the Los Angeles Times, film fans -- they've assembled a mega-sneak preview of 2009's biggest releases. Follow the link for a look at 67 photos from the upcoming year in movies!More…

January 6, 2009

Hi-Res Stills from Harry Potter, Watchmen, Terminator Salvation Posted

Want a hi-res eyeful of some photos from Entertainment Weekly's '09 preview without actually, you know, buying the magazine? Warner Bros. has your back.More…

January 1, 2009

EW Offers First Looks at 12 of '09's Hottest Movies

Happy New Year, film fans! As their way of kicking off '09, Entertainment Weekly is offering a gallery of 21 images from a dozen of the year's most highly anticipated movies, including "Public Enemies," "Watchmen," "Wolverine," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," and "Terminator Salvation."More…

December 30, 2008

Economic Woes Cutting Potter Short?

It could be -- and probably is -- nothing more than idle speculation, but according to a new article in Britain's Independent, there's a chance the "Harry Potter" films could end early.More…

December 19, 2008

David Heyman Talks Harry Potter Sequels

The next "Harry Potter" movie is still months away, but Collider bumped into producer David Heyman recently, and he divulged some behind-the-scenes info on the concluding chapters of the series to tide you over.More…

December 15, 2008

Exclusive: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - RT's Set Visit Preview

RT visited the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince recently to tour the studio and speak to the stars, and we thought we'd share a small teaser of our time at Hogwarts.More…

November 25, 2008

ABC Family Offers First Look at Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Attention, "Harry Potter" fans: ABC Family's planning another "Potter" weekend, and this year's will feature the world television premiere of the special extended edition of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," as well as exclusive first looks at "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."More…

October 27, 2008

(International) Trailer Bulletin: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

It isn't 100% different from the clip you've already seen, but a new international trailer for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" has leaked, and it's just a click away.More…

October 6, 2008

New Passel O' Potter Pics Posted

They appear to be of the decidedly non-studio-sanctioned variety, but a slew of new "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" photos have made their way onto the Web -- so catch 'em while you can.More…

September 22, 2008

Half-Blood Prince Casting Spells in IMAX 3-D

"Harry Potter" fans still peeved that the next installment has been bumped to July 2009 may take some solace in the recent announcement that "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" will feature 25 minutes of IMAX 3-D sequences.More…

September 12, 2008

Rupert Grint Is a Wild Target

Rupert Grint will prepare for life after "Harry Potter" by starring in a "Professional"-style hitman movie titled "Wild Target," in which he'll star as Bill Nighy's accidental young apprentice.More…

August 20, 2008

Warners Chief Writes a Note to Harry Potter Fans

Fan outcry over Warner Bros.' decision to push Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince back to next summer has prompted the studio's president, Alan Horn, to issue a letter of apology.More…

August 19, 2008

The Battle of the Harry Potter and Twilight Bands

Maybe you waited in line at midnight to get your Harry Potter fix, but compared to Paul DeGeorge and other "wizard rockers" -- not to mention the folks starting bands inspired by Twilight -- you really aren't much of a fan at all.More…

August 18, 2008

Twilight Moves Up to November 21

Taking advantage of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince's surprise move to next summer, Summit Entertainment has pushed the release of Twilight up three weeks to November 21.More…

August 14, 2008

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Pushed to 2009

Harry Potter faithful, prepare to wait an additional eight months to see your beloved boy wizard's next big screen adventure. Warner Bros. announced today that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be moved from its November release to a summer tentpole spot in July 2009.More…

July 31, 2008

RT's Trailer Analysis: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince teaser has been released and RT have decided to take a closer look at the minute and a half of new footage. Read our breakdown of the things to look out for when the sixth film in the Boy Wizard franchise comes out.More…

July 29, 2008

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Teaser Trailer Debuts

Potter fans are today treated to their first look at a minute and a half of footage from the sixth film in the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The trailer hints at Dumbledore's memories of his first encounter with the young Tom Riddle, who would grow to become Lord Voldemort.More…

July 29, 2008

New Half-Blood Prince Stills Posted

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince won't reach theaters until November, but USA Today is offering a few sneak peeks at the action -- including your first glimpse of Hero Fiennes-Tiffin as the boy who would become Voldemort.More…

July 8, 2008

Photo Update: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Set your peepers on four new images from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, out November 21.More…

July 3, 2008

Empire Publishes Potter Preview

The new issue of Empire Magazine features a cover shot of Daniel Radcliffe as a half-bloody prince -- and some ideas of what to expect when the next Harry Potter sequel hits theaters.More…

June 30, 2008

A Death Eater for the Half-Blood Prince

British actor Rod Hunt has scored the role of Death Eater Thorfinn Rowle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.More…

June 2, 2008

No Professor Trelawney in Half-Blood Prince?

According to a growing number of film sites, Emma Thompson's character has been cut from the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.More…

May 27, 2008

Harry Potter's Rob Knox Killed in Pub Fight

Rob Knox, the 18-year-old actor who plays Marcus Belby in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was stabbed to death in a brawl outside a London pub over the weekend.More…

March 17, 2008

Get Ready for Harry Potter and the Simultaneous IMAX Release

Live near an IMAX theater? Prepare to enjoy a year of gloating to your not-as-fortunate fellow filmgoers.More…

March 13, 2008

Warners, David Yates Splitting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in Two

Remember those rumors from awhile back about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows being split into two films? They aren't rumors anymore.More…

February 21, 2008

David Yates Directing Final Harry Potter Film?

It appears as though David Yates will be the one helming the final Harry Potter film -- but his decision comes at a price for fans anticipating another literary adaptation.More…

February 13, 2008

Exclusive: Jason Isaacs on a Return to Harry Potter

The Brit actor mourns his character's absence in Half-Blood Prince, makes plans to return for Deathly Hallows and tells RT just why being involved in Potter is so much fun.More…

January 15, 2008

Warners Splitting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows In Two?

They've all been well-received by fans and critics, but the Harry Potter films -- particularly the later ones -- have come under fire for the progressively larger chunks of the books that have been left off the screen. When it comes to the final installment of the series, however, this all might change.More…

October 22, 2007

J.K. Rowling Outs Albus Dumbledore

Add "the sexual orientation of a fictional character" to the list of things that are apparently capable of dominating an American news cycle in the 21st century.More…

September 21, 2007

Daniel Radcliffe Happy with Harry Potter Ending

Daniel Radcliffe is getting ready to film Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, but he was more interested in the seventh and final book than the next screenplay. Looking ahead to what awaited him at the end of the series, Radcliffe was excited to film the final scenes, two movies from now. More…

September 18, 2007

Jim Broadbent Talks Harry Potter, Indy 4

For most actors, landing a role in just one of the most successful movie franchises in history would be a dream come true -- but for Jim Broadbent, it wouldn't even tell half the story.More…

July 26, 2007

Recent Potter 6 Cast Announcements Were Wrong?

Yesterday we shared a report that both Naomi Watts and Joseph Fiennes would be appearing in the sixth "Harry Potter" film. Not so fast, says some folks.More…

July 25, 2007

Naomi Watts Gets the Potter Role She Was After

Hey "Potter" fans, take a break from your book and listen up: We have a pretty new face to add to the movie versions!More…

July 20, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: Donnie Wahlberg on His Saw IV Cameo, a Funnier Bond(?), Yates on the Next Harry Potter, and More!

In this week's Ketchup, Donnie Wahlberg is none too pleased at how the Saw franchise has kept him involved, the producers of the next James Bond film may lighten the mood, and director David Yates is already looking ahead to the Half Blood Prince.More…

July 19, 2007

Yates Plans Harry Potter VI: Half Blood Prince

David Yates has just finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix but he's already planning the sixth film, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Where Order is an intense film about teenage feelings of isolation, Prince will go to the next level of teenage years.More…

July 4, 2007

RT-UK: Wizards fly into London

Brooms flew over Leicester Square gardens in London last night, albeit invisibly with the aid of cleverly-placed surround sound speakers, to whisk Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and author JK Rowling to the European premiere of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", and Rotten Tomatoes UK was there to brush up on our wizardry.More…

June 1, 2007

Get Ready for "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter"

Universal and Warner Bros. are teaming up to deliver something pretty huge. Basically it sounds like the "Harry Potter" version of Disney World. Opening in Orlando, 2009.More…

May 29, 2007

Harry Potter Going to Scotland? (And the "Phoenix" Running Time)

According to one very excited Scotland newspaper, there's a good chance that producers will shoot part of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in the cliffs and caves of Northern Scotland.More…

May 7, 2007

Naomi Watts to Be Nasty in "Harry Potter 6"?

You'll forgive me for not knowing much about the character named "Narcissa Malfoy," but recent gossip indicates that she might pop up in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," and also that she could be played by Britsh cutie Naomi Watts.More…

May 4, 2007

Director Confirmed for "Harry Potter 6"

David Yates, the man who directed this summer's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," has signed on to direct the next chapter as well.More…

April 12, 2007

"Order of the Phoenix" Screenwriter Sits Down for a Chat

When you're the screenwriter stepping in to Chapter Five when a different guy wrote Chapters One through Four, you're bound to have some trouble getting adjusted. Especially when you're talking about the "Harry Potter" movies.More…

March 23, 2007

Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson Confirmed for Final "Harry Potter" Films

Earlier this week, we reported of possible trouble a-brewing over at Hogwarts: Emma Watson was considering not re-signing her "Harry Potter" contract, desiring to branch out for new roles. But WB has settled the matter, announcing via press release that Watson has signed on to complete the series with "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."More…

March 6, 2007

Daniel Radcliffe Will Finish Out the "Harry Potter" Series

How annoying would it have been to get a brand-new Harry Potter with only one or two movies left in the series? Well, it was pretty unlikely that that was going to happen. And now it definitely won't: The young Mr. Radcliffe just inked the deal for the remainder of the movie series.More…

March 2, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Batman Begins" Sequel Talk, "Justice League" Movie In The Works, "300" Impresses, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, the weekly "Batman Begins" tidbit focuses on sequel number two, "The Justice League of America" will have a live-action flick of its own, and "300" so far appears to be living up to the considerable hype.More…

February 14, 2007

Does Daniel Radcliffe Have a Death Wish for "Harry Potter"?

Do anything long enough and it'll probably get a little tiresome -- even if that something is playing the world's most popular underage wizard.More…

February 12, 2007

Early Work Starting Up for "Harry Potter 6"

The fifth Harry Potter flick is still a few months away, but that won't stop the buzz from churning on the sixth Harry Potter flick. Yes, we have some news on "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."More…