Movie Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

By: Dani

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The day finally came. After months and months of posting about the Harry Potter prequel/spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, I was finally sitting in the  theater waiting for the famous Harry Potter score to start playing. I was so excited. I was in a room full of HP fans all waiting for this moment. We got there early, we sat in those movie theater seats for FOREVER, we watched ridiculous commercials, we idly passed the time by answering the trivia questions in our heads, we sat though 25 minutes of previews, and then…the music started. And we were all back. Back in our Harry Potter happy places. Continue reading

Geek News: HARRY POTTER BACK IN THEATERS!

By: Dani

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Did you miss seeing any of the HP films on the big screen? Well, here is your chance to rectify that huge problem. It was just announced that all eight Harry Potter films are being re-released in IMAX for one week only! Yes, IMAX. That is quite a big difference than just regular release. So if IMAX makes you sick or gives you a headache, then this is not for you. Sorry ’bout that! But even you can appreciate a HP re-release, right?!? Continue reading

Geek News: FANTASTIC BEASTS’ NEWT SCAMANDER

By: Dani

All Potterheads are getting so excited as the summer progresses because we are getting that much closer to delving back into the world of Harry Potter. And J.K. Rowling gave us a tease of what we can expect from the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which releases on November 18th of this year. The below video is a new featurette with Rowling explaining more about who Newt Scamander is and the journey he undertakes. Continue reading

Geek News: NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY IN FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

By: Dani

*Warning! This post contains information that can be spoilerish. Read at your own risk!*

Eek! I love when I get to share new details about the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I have shared several posts so far laying out all the important info. And now I have more to share. The Daily Mail revealed the 4 houses in the American version of Hogwarts, Ilvermorny! This is pretty big news because it gives a lot of insight into the school and it’s students. According to the Daily Mail, this information was discovered by pure accident by a software engineer looking around in pages of code for the Pottermore website. Continue reading

Dani’s Top 10 Geeky Resolutions

By: Dani

We all make resolutions and we all fail to stick to them…and by “all,” I mean all of us, literally. Don’t deny it. You know it always sounds good in the beginning and then by about week 3 you start wondering what was so great about that resolution to begin with. And then you try to make a stance against resolutions with the whole “I don’t need a New Year to be better. I can do that anytime I want. Blah Blah Blah.” We all know that’s really code for “F**k losing weight! It’s winter time. I need these extra 15lbs for body warmth!” Continue reading

Geek News: FANTASTIC BEASTS UPDATE!

By: Dani

Today’s update is short and sweet because the clip above says it all. We have the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!!! And please believe me when I say that I am squealing right now as I type this. The trailer is perfect as the first look at the Harry Potter spinoff because it teases a little bit of the plotline and a little bit of the characters. But it leaves plenty of fodder for the imagination. And as Harry Potter fans, we definitely have a good imagination! Eddie Redmayne looks fabulous as Newt Scamander. And the idea of the magical creatures getting loose is quite interesting because of all of the different possibilities it offers. I can only imagine what kinds of scenarios we will find some of our favorite beasts!  (And now I spend the rest of my day doing exactly that!)

And can we just take a moment to enjoy J.K. Rowling’s name being on the big-screen again? Because I got chills when I saw it. Seriously. I cannot even take how excited I am for this movie! I am also pretty impressed with how quickly the turnaround has been for getting this first trailer out since filming began not that long ago. The release date is set for Nov. 18, 2016. I really don’t know how I am going to make it that long.

If you are missing any of the details on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, be sure to check out my previous updates here, here, and here. Oh yeah, you know we have all the deets. And be sure to keep an eye out for my next update!


What do you think of the first trailer? Are you as psyched as I am??