We Just Learned All About the Plot and Characters Of the Harry Potter-Prequel Fantastic Beasts

It’s been a big week for fans of the Harry Potter franchise. We got our first look at the logo for the prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, followed by a ton of images and even the American word for “muggle.” Now there’s even more, as we’ve learned about the plot and characters in the 2016 film. »11/05/15 4:45pm11/05/15 4:45pm

Here's What Americans Call "Muggles" in the World of Harry Potter

Big happenings in the wizarding world of H.P.! Courtesy of that Entertainment Weekly that presented the first picture of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we have now learned that American witches and wizards have a whole new term for those who can’t practice magic. »11/04/15 7:30pm11/04/15 7:30pm

Just How Much of The Magicians' Insane Darkness Can Syfy Put on TV? Absolutely All of It.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman features some incredibly adult material and some seriously dark events, along with a somewhat unlikable main character. How much of this can they actually include on the TV show? All of it, insist the show’s producers and cast. We talked to them at New York Comic-Con, and here’s what they… »10/14/15 4:30pm10/14/15 4:30pm

Accio iBooks: Harry Potter's Apple Editions Have Animations and Annotations By Rowling

Being a Muggle is boring. That’s why we reread Goblet of Fire for the seventeenth time in hand-knit Slytherin scarves–to flee banal adulthood. Well, the Harry Potter books are cranking up the magic even more, with special editions for Apple devices, beautifully animated and full of little notes from JK Rowling herself. »10/08/15 2:55pm10/08/15 2:55pm

Which would come out on top in a duel, a lightsaber or the Sword of Gryffindor?

Which would come out on top in a duel, a lightsaber or the Sword of Gryffindor? This is the mindbending question posed by theRadioTimes (via Ask Science Fiction). As Harry Potter’s Sword pulls in whatever makes it stronger and Star Wars’ lightsaber is crystal-focused energy, what happens when they meet? »8/31/15 1:41pm8/31/15 1:41pm

Has Filming A Movie And Its Sequel Back-to-Back Ever Had a Good Result?

James Cameron wants to film three sequels to his mega-hit Avatar, all in one go. This sounds like a hugely ambitious undertaking—but he’s not the first director to try this. There have been some disasters, but also a few triumphs. Here’s our complete history of people directing a movie and its sequel back-to-back. »7/31/15 1:31pm7/31/15 1:31pm