Warner Brothers Studio Tour London: “The Hogwarts dining room will be dressed for the occasion with the original props used in Harry Potter and the Philosopherâ€™s Stone, including flaming Christmas puddings and hams studded with cherries. A wand will be waiting for you at your table and youâ€™ll enjoy the first two courses of a delicious Christmas dinner with all the trimmings on the authentic set (vegetarian option also available).”
Sign me up!
/Film: “Personally, I feel like the best way to have more stories in the Harry Potter universe, beyond Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is to do a prequel franchise focusing on the original Order of the Phoenix, with James and Lily Potter, Sirius Black and more fighting Voldemort the first time. Sure, we know how it ends with Voldemort falling due to The Boy Who Lived, but we donâ€™t know about the battle before that. Iâ€™m not saying that we need those prequels, but I wouldnâ€™t be opposed to see those stories played out.”
My wife and I were talking about this a few days ago. We would love to see a series of books from J.K. Rowling about the original Order of the Phoenix. That would be amazing.
My Old Weblog: “Will Harry’s death save the world? I think we’ll have to wait for book seven to find out! I for one hope Ms. Rowling has some twisted scheme up her sleeve, one we can’t possibly guess, for the final chapter in Harry Potter’s life.”
We all know how it ended.
As an aside, I miss Harry Potter. I’d love to see J.K. Rowling write more about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
amybites: “If youâ€™ve read the books or seen the movies, you know that butterbeer is a beverage in the Harry Potter universe. Thereâ€™s been a lot of speculation in the fan community over the years as to what it tastes like, and thereâ€™s been lots of recipe experimenting. However, I think that whoever developed the recipe for the park did an amazing job. I couldnâ€™t get enough of the stuff! It was served in two forms: regular, just like soda, or frozen, like a slushie (my favorite)â€”both topped with a delicious, creamy, frothy, thick foam. The way I can best describe it is like butterscotch cream sodaâ€”but better.”
I’ve wondered what a butterbeer taste like for years, now I know. The article goes on to describe a recipe for butterbeer cupcakes. Maybe Haileigh will make some for us?
CNN Travel: “Designers took a greatest-hits approach to the park, creating a replica of the Hogwarts Express, Honeydukes sweet shop, Zonko’s joke shop, Ollivanders, the Three Broomsticks, Hog’s Head pub, Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods gift shop, and of course Hogwarts castle.”
Yes, I’m a Potter freak, yes I want to go see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Roger Ebert: “The final film will be in 3-D. This installment was once planned for retrofitted 3-D, but Warner Bros., a studio that enforces traditional standards, decided against that after observing the disastrous results of other 2-D films converted to 3-D. Presumably the next film will have its 3-D done well. It will suffer in brightness and clarity, and that is a shame. Look closely at the 2-D opening Warner Bros. logo here and you will swear itâ€™s in 3-D.”
I thought they’d made the decision to do Deathly Hallows in 2-D because it was a better way to make movies, apparently not. I hope they distribute it as 2-D as well, otherwise there’s a good chance we won’t see it in theaters. 3-D gives my wife a headache, and it makes for less of a good experience in my opinion.
HitFlix: “Radcliffe, who plays the iconic wizard, was asked to discuss the film’s important and emotional epilogue which paparazzi had caught being filmed at King’s Cross station in London. The actor sort of laughed and replied, “Partly pointless to [discuss it] since we are re-shooting parts of it””
Looks like the gang has come back together for some reshoots. Over 10-years together. Amazing.
Still my favorite Potter poster.
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows opens November 19, 2010.
It’s just around the corner.
The Marquee Blog(CNN): “In an interview with Empire magazine, the three stars of â€œHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsâ€ â€“ Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, who play Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, respectively â€“ opened up about filming, friendships and finally finishing 10 years of hard work. (Oh, and that highly-anticipated kiss scene.)”
Obviously I’m pretty excited about the final installment in the Harry Potter series, but also a bit bummed. We’ve had ten years of great stuff, now what? Twilight definitely isn’t the answer.
Also, does anyone else feel like November is the proper time to show a Harry Potter film? I know, that’s strange, but I like seeing them in November.
Oh, and one more thing. I really, really, hope they release it in 2D. 3D is crap. I’ll see it in 3D, if I have to, but I’d rather not.