The supercutters at The Cussing Channel present all eight Harry Potter movies, edited down to just the spells. Bet you didn't expecto that patronum. (Sorry.)
It's the best 17 minutes of faux-Latin shouting action you'll see all day, guaranteed.
Here's the debut trailer for Microsoft's recently-announced Harry Potter Kinect, which takes players inside Hogwarts School and looks a lot less embarrassing than Kinect Star Wars.
The game's Kinect features include voice-activated spellcasting and the ability to create a custom character by scanning your face with the Kinect sensor instead of playing as Harry, Hermione or Ron.
In addition to playing through major scenes from the Harry Potter series, players will also be able to join their friends for player-vs-player and co-op minigames, including Quidditch and wizard duels.
Harry Potter Kinect is due out this fall from Microsoft, Warner Bros. and GoldenEye Reloaded developer Eurocom.
Teaser for Red Phoenix Pictures' impressive-looking Harry Potter web series, Auror's Tale, which follows the adventures of a rookie with the New York City Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
From the official synopsis:
New York City is a battlefield. Dark magic rules the underworld. The NYC Department of Magical Law Enforcement (DMLE) is the only line of defense. Hawthorne is the force's newest recruit and the dark criminals' latest threat. Plunging into the nightmare that his occupation offers, he makes quick enemies of the most depraved wizard gang in America: the ever violent, ever twisted Hellhounds. Auror's Tale chronicles Hawthorne's tempestuous adventures.
Edgy Harry Potter for grownups? 10 points to Gryffindor!
Auror's Tale is slated to hit the web this summer.
Unsurprisingly, The Avengers was all the rage in U.S. box office totals, bringing in $200.3 million and kicking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Pt.2 out of the way of having the biggest domestic debut of all time. Adding the international gross into the equation and Avengers has made a tidy sum at $623 million, OFFICIALLY making Joss Whedon Hollywood's new overlord.
The series was supposed to get its digital release last October, but it had to be postponed because Pottermore -- Rowling's Harry Potter online game and fan community -- was so overwhelmed with demand from beta users.
Now that the books are here, they're available in the open EPUB format and Amazon's Kindle format, making them compatible with practically every major smartphone, tablet or eReader, including the Kindle, Barnes and Noble's Nook, and Apple's iPad.
Prices range from $8 to $11 for individual books, or you can pick up the whole series for $62.
Thus far, the Potter eBooks are only available in English, but translated versions are already in the works.
Warner Bros. has announced it will put the massive model of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry used in the Harry Potter films on public display for the first time.
The castle will be the final stop on WB's new Harry Potter Studio Tour, which also includes a look at sets like Diagon Alley, Hagrid's hut and the Gryffindor common room.
The movie model measures 50 feet across, and is lit up by more than 2,500 fiber optic lights. It took 86 people 74 years worth of man-hours to construct -- including building additions as each new film required.
The model itself was used for the aerial shots of Hogwarts, and it was also scanned in 3D for the CGI scenes. It borrows some real-life inspiration from two buildings in the UK: Durham Cathedral and Alnwick Castle (with some "theatrical exaggeration," of course.)
Harry Potter Studio Tour London opens March 31st.
Late last year, Warner Bros. announced it would stop shipping new Harry Potter DVDs and Blu-Rays to stores, setting the stage for a later re-release of the 8-part movie series. Now they've revealed what they were planning: a massive 31-disc collection called the Harry Potter Wizard's Box.
According to a pre-order listing for the set that has popped up on Amazon, it will contain 18 movie discs and 13 discs of bonus features.
That covers every bit of Potter content previously released, and adds 5 hours of new special features. 3D versions of both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films are also included.
There's no firm release date listed, but the box is due out sometime in 2012. You'd better go raid your vault at Gringott's, though, because this set is pricey. It will run you $349.99 with Amazon's pre-order discount, and retail for $499.