Michael Gambon


Here’s a fun fact: Prior to 2001’s releases of Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone, fantasy movies were frequently silly, low-budget shlockfests that actors only wanted to make so they could eat something other than whatever they scraped from under their fridge for another month. (For the record, I am told that this lifestyle — I like to call it Underfridging — is good for bolstering your immune system. On the other hand, high potential for scurvy. Your call.) And since the Harry Potter series has spanned eight films and employed every single actor in Britain at least once (twice in the case of Warwick Davis), you know there’s a treasure trove of painfully cheesy fantasy movies lurking in their collective resumes. Let’s take a look at some of them!


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As the only literate Reject, it’s my duty to find the latest, the greatest and the untouched classics that would make great source material for film adaptations. I read so you don’t have to. This week, Print to Projector presents the story of a young man named Michael Rogers who’s ambitious but lacks focus. He wants the entire world, but he also wants to settle down into his dream home with the woman he loves. He finds her – a beautiful, poor little rich girl named Ellie – while window shopping at a land auction for a tract called Gypsy’s Acre. They fall in love, build a gorgeous house, and set up shop on cursed land. Of course, it isn’t long until that curse comes crashing down on Ellie’s head.



Kevin Carr sits his chubbiness down and sees if The Book of Eli, The Spy Next Door and The Lovely Bones can make the grade.



‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ is definitely a Wes Anderson movie; it’s full of whimsy and alienation, and it explores troubled relationships. It’s also animated and about a family of foxes. The combination makes for a unique experience.



Overture Films has released the first trailer for their upcoming thriller Law Abiding Citizen, which stars Gerard Butler as a man out for revenge.



We’ve seen the evolution of this series from children’s films to beautiful pieces of cinematic art. Half-Blood Prince is the next step in the elevation and evolution of that art. Yates, the cast and the crew have done something fantastic.



Warner Bros. has just hit us up with yet another new look at Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a film that is still months away. And I was going to ignore it, to load the video into our player and save the posting for later — but then I watched this little featurette and it looks really cool.



Sometimes posters can be oh so wrong. They can be boring and flat and either blend into the background of the local movie theater or worse, turn people off seeing the movie. Of course, for every negative, there’s a positive. We’ll leave you to decide where these fall.



The Potterites can still get a Potter fix in the new photo out of Frank Dillane as the teenage Tom Riddle who will go on to become the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Better yet ABC TV will have a first looks at the film from December 5-7 during their Harry Potter weekend.



I’m not an expert on the world of Muggles, Wizards and Witches, but I do know this — what happens at Hogwarts certainly never stays at Hogwarts.


Dumbledore (Michael Gambon)

The USA Today has posted two new images and a report about the upcoming trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which is said to be hitting the web sometime today.

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published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015
published: 01.25.2015

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