Harry Potter

Your Hogwarts Letter Has Finally Arrived, Harry Potter Fans!

Check the mail, fellow Potterheads, I think there’s an owl at your door. Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment teased us a few days ago with the announcement that they’ll be unleashing mobile and console games under the label Portkey Games, all taking place in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world! Top of the list? An interactive augmented reality game titled Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Since the release of Pokémon GO last summer, Harry Potter fans have clamored for a... Read More

Harry Potter

Fantastic Beasts 2: Dumbledore and More!

As nerdslant previously reported, the lovely producers who brought us Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have planned not one, not two, not three, but four more additions to the series!  Needless to say, the first film was wonderful, with Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne)  accidentally unleashing fantastical, magical Hell upon New York and helping to catch notorious dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) all in one go. While the plotline and backstories were entirely new... Read More

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The Newest Harry Potter News is Literally Fantastic

Admist mixed reviews for J.K. Rowling’s most recent wizarding work, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (it’s really a screenplay, but whatevs), Potterheads have turned their squees towards the next film in the franchise: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Set to come out November 18th, the film’s based on the fictional textbook from the Harry Potter series. Sounds meta, right? The book appeared in Rowling’s first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s... Read More

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The Harry Potter Weekend Returns to Pennsylvania

In just one week it’ll be one of the most fantastic months of the year, in my humble opinion: October. Between apple & pumpkin picking, watching the leaves change color, and Halloween (my favorite holiday of the year), what could possibly make it even better? Why, Harry Potter, of course! For one weekend each year since 2010, Chestnut Hill College just outside of Philadelphia has played host to the Harry Potter Weekend, complete with all things from the wizarding world in J.K.... Read More

Literature

The Shannara Chronicles, Episode 5- “Reaper” Review

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for this week’s episode of The Shannara Chronicles. Flashbacks and demons and gnomes and marsh wolves, OH MY! In this weeks episode of The Shannara Chronicles, MTV really stepped up their game. We begin with a flashback to ten-years ago: young Amberle (Angelina Cottrell) and Lorin (Reon Bell) race to see who can reach the Ellcrys first.  Of course, Amberle wins, the Ellcrys giving her visions even then.  As the guards apprehend them and... Read More

Literature

The Shannara Chronicles, Episode 4 – “Changeling”

WARNING: The following review contains spoilers from this weeks The Shannara Chronicles. This week’s episode of The Shannara Chronicles was full of the unexpected (and not exactly book compliant). To review, in last week’s episode, “Fury”, Allanon (Manu Bennett), Wil Ohmsford (Austin Butler), and Amberle Elessedil (Poppy Drayton), successfully reached Arborlon, and Amberle entered the Ellcrys.  “Changeling” began with Allanon’s rather... Read More

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The Shannara Chronicles, Episode 3 – “Fury”

WARNING: The following review contains spoilers from this week’s The Shannara Chronicles. Well, here we are again, and MTV’s still doing well by the Shannara books.  This week we have Amberle Elessedil (Poppy Drayton) Wil Ohmsford (Austin Butler) and Allanon (Manu Bennett) traveling back to Arborlon to discover if Amberle will be chosen by the Ellcrys to carry its seed to The Bloodfire. The episode begins with a bang: Allanon slays the Fury, but is badly wounded in the... Read More

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The Shannara Chronicles, Episode 1 – “Chosen” Review

WARNING: The following review contains spoilers from this week’s Shannara Chronicles Finally, MTV is getting on the sci-fi/fantasy bandwagon with their new series, The Shannara Chronicles.  The series is roughly based on Terry Brooks Shannara books.  Gotta say, when I first saw the trailers, I was SURE it couldn’t be the books I read when I was young.  Turns out, I was very, very, very wrong…  and so far, the series is looking pretty good! The episode opens with what... Read More