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Harry Potter Fan Decodes Wizarding Genetics
“Magical ability could be explained by a single autosomal dominant gene if it is caused by an expansion of trinucleotide repeats with non-Mendelian ratios of inheritance,” Klenotiz explains, before launching into a very detailed, scientific explanation of nucleotide bases, Trinucleotide repeats and Mendelian patterns of inheritance.
The Avengers Makes $20 Million At Midnight Showings, But Can't Beat Harry Potter
The Avengers is clearly off to an incredible box office weekend, with a head start internationally that already gives it $281 million in the bank, and a midnight opening last night that sets it up for a very, very big weekend
How Many Box Office Records Has The Hunger Games Shattered?
The film now holds the record for top midnight debut for a non-sequel ($19.74M). Its $155M pull makes it the highest-grossing March opening (ahead of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) and the highest-grossing Spring opening (ahead of Alice and Fast Five). And in four short days, it became the highest-grossing film in Lionsgate history.
Daniel Radcliffe Talks Going From Potter To Horror In The Woman In Black
Shortly after taking his final bow as Harry Potter in The Deathly Hallows - Part 2, Daniel Radcliffe is back on the big screen. In honor of The Woman in Black’s February 3rd release, Radcliffe sat down to talk all about the transition from Potter to horror, his own unease with the genre, the preparation necessary for embodying such a troubled character and much more. Check it all out in this interview.
One Hundred Percent Lunar Boy Movie Rights Picked Up By Timur Bekmambetov
Screenwriter Edward Ricourt (Now You See Me) will make his directorial debut with the adaptation of the story of futuristic teenager named Hieronymus Rexaphin – sounds like a mood-altering drug. Our hero lives on a colonized moon, and finds himself wrestling with all sorts of emotions when he meets and falls for an Earth girl who’s impressed with his ability to see the future.
People's Choice Award Winners, And What We Can Learn From Them
A lot of these winners are entirely predictable-- Harry Potter cleaned up thanks to the somewhat mysterious absence of Twilight (did the movie not come out in time?), while Bridesmaids-- one of the few movies of the year that both awards-givers and actual people can agree on-- won the Comedy category
UK Prime Minister Declares Film Funds Will Focus On Projects With Commercial Potential
Beyond being frightfully naïve, Cameron's plea is an absolute slap in the face to Britain's independent film community. Ironic, considering the 2010 government-funded independent biopic The King's Speech not only won international acclaim—including four Oscars and seven BAFTAs—but also earned more than $414 million worldwide.
Spielberg Explains Why He Didn't Direct Harry Potter
I like to think I’m not alone in having mixed feelings about the Harry Potter films as a fan of J.K. Rowling series. On one hand, heading to the theater time and again to see how each of the novels was adapted to the big screen was part of what being a Harry Potter fan was over the course of the last decade or so. On the other hand, the movies weren’t perfect adaptations.
Daniel Radcliffe Prays By A Grave In Latest Woman In Black Photos
Woman likely will attract audience members anxious to see what Radcliffe can do outside of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. But the true selling point, we hope, will be the ominous mood set in what has the potential to be a truly unnerving ghost story, the first we’re expecting to see next year.
Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Coming To Universal Studios Hollywood
Harry Potter may have defeated the Dark Lord Voldemort and completed his adventures on the page and on screen, but his future as a tourist attraction is just getting started. It began when the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was introduced at Universal Studios' theme park in Orlando, Florida. The attraction gave Potter fans the chance to explore Hogwarts, wander the streets of Hogsmeade, and ride various Potter-themed rides.
Video Interviews: Visting The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter
For the part of my visit that isn't just a travelogue about how unbelievably cool the Wizarding World is-- that would get boring for both of us, I think-- check out these three videos below. The first is a brief recap of everything I'd gotten up to on the first day, filmed, as you might notice, on the streets of the park's Hogsmeade
Giveaway: Win Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 On Blu-Ray
The years-long story of Harry Potter just wrapped up with a bang at the box office, capping off an adventure that stretched over 10 years and eight movies. If you missed the final Potter outing in theaters, or if you're just a fan looking to complete your collection, today might just be your day! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 hits shelves today, and thanks to the folks at Warner Bros. we've got a copy of the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack to give away to one of our lucky readers!
People's Choice 2012 Nominations Go To Harry Potter, Pirates, Bridesmaids, And The Help
The people have voted and the nominations for People’s Choice Awards 2012 are in. Unsurprisingly, movie fans love Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Transformers. And while Bridesmaids was recognized in numerous categories, the people seem to have disregarded Melissa McCarthy in the Favorite Female Comedy Actress.
Harry Potter DVD Pull Will Not Happen In Foreign Territories
There is light at the end of the tunnel; however. I’m sure plenty of DVDs will show up on ebay and in secondhand stores. Alright, so even if there is no real light at the end of the tunnel, there will be loopholes. While Warner Bros. plans to screw over American fans, Canada and other international territories are excluded from the move.
Harry Potter DVDs And Blu-Rays To Disappear On December 29th
For years the Walt Disney Company has employed a unique way of releasing DVDs. The studio will release its movies for a limited time only before taking them off the market and putting them in the "Disney Vault." It's a fairly brilliant idea, as it works perfectly with the concept of supply and demand: the less time a movie spends on the market, the higher instant demand will be.