Muggles Rejoice: Hogwarts Is Offering Online Classes

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No need to look for Platform 9 3/4 — now Hogwarts will come to you. Superfans of the book and film series have launched their own online version of Harry Potter 's alma mater: Hogwarts is Here . The site offers a full catalog of Ministry-approved classes for "all aspiring witches and wizards" across the world. See also: 'Harry Potter' Magic Will Continue in a 3-Movie Spinoff Image: Screencap Hogwarts is Here Though it is similar to the franchise's interactive ebook website Pottermore , this version doesn't seem to follow directly in Potter's footsteps. The immersive website was made by members of the fandom to bring together anyone who has been seeking "magical experiences" since the series' conclusion Read more... More about Books , Movies , Harry Potter , Literature , and Film Read more »

Paul Walker’s Brothers Will Fill in the Gaps in ‘Fast and Furious 7′

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Two brothers of the late Paul Walker have joined the cast of Fast and Furious 7 to help filmmakers complete unfinished action scenes for the movie Universal Pictures had halted production of the film out of respect for Walker, who died in a car crash at age 40 on Nov. 30. But a long note to fans on the film's Facebook page on Tuesday revealed that filming had resumed — with help from Walker's siblings, Caleb and Cody. See also: Tyrese on Paul Walker's Death: God Emailed Me About How to Heal "Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for Fast and Furious 7 , and it’s among the strongest work of his career," the post reads. "We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul's brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our Fast and Furious family Read more... More about Films , Entertainment , Film , Fast And Furious , and Paul Walker Read more »

How ‘Frozen’ Should Have Ended

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All of the drama in Frozen could have been avoided if Elsa had just become a part of the X-Men. The YouTube channel "How It Should Have Ended" remixed the hit Disney movie with a superhero bend, and points out that everyone in Arendelle could have prevented the whole eternal winter thing had Elsa just joined Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters instead of bundling it all up inside. See also: 14 Ways Jennifer Lawrence Is a Disney Princess If Elsa became an X-Man, she'd probably live a much happier life among the mutants. But we'd a be a lot sadder because we wouldn't have Let It Go . BONUS: 10 Disney Plot Points That Make No Sense Read more... More about Entertainment , Movie , Viral Video , Film , and Watercooler Read more »

‘Allegiant’ to Be Split Into 2 Films, Copying ‘Hunger Games’ Again

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It didn't seem possible, but the Divergent series has found yet another way to crib off  The Hunger Games . Allegiant , the third book in Veronica Roth's derivative young adult trilogy, will be split into two films, Summit/Lionsgate announced Friday. That's exactly what the studio did for the Twilight series and Hunger Games  (and the same as Warner Bros. did for Harry Potter and The Hobbit ). SEE ALSO: 'Divergent' Gets a Sequel After Less Than a Day in Theaters The final two Allegiant films starring Shailene Woodley as Tris (the Katniss Everdeen character) will be released March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017, respectively. Divergent scored a $54.6 million domestic opening in March, and is up to $139 million worldwide in three weeks. That's a less-than-spectacular result, but good enough to justify the further extension of the franchise. Read more... Read more »

YouTube Stars Grace Helbig and Co. Planning ‘Camp Takota’ Follow-Up

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YouTube stars Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart and Hannah Hart are working on a follow-up to their feature film Camp Takota with producer Michael Goldfine, they revealed Wednesday at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. Exactly what that is — a sequel? Another film? A different thing altogether? — remains to be seen. SEE ALSO: When YouTube Stars Make a Movie, Superfan Marketing Is Baked In During a panel about their project at the Las Vegas Convention Center (see photo, below), Helbig was asked whether the crew that put the successful camp film together — the project has made a profit largely with support from their huge online fandom — would ever work together again. Helbig squirmed and threw the question to Goldfine, who admitted a follow-up was coming. Read more »

‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reboot Heading to the Big Screen: Report

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Good news, Battlestar Galactica fans: Universal is resurrecting plans for a film reimagining of the sci-fi franchise. The project will be produced by series creator Glen Larson, according to Variety . See also: Kids Build 'Battlestar Galactica' Viper Simulator in Garage [VIDEO] Battlestar Galactica previously had two lives on television. The first was in an ABC series that lasted from 1978 to 1979 ; the show, while low-rated, developed a cult following. In 2003, Ronald D. Read more »

Mickey Rooney’s Last Years: A Collection of Video Moments

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Actor Mickey Rooney died on Sunday at the age of 93, but even late into his life, he remained active, engaged with his community and consistently entertaining Back in 2010, Rooney appeared in a short film called The Rooney's , which detailed his life with his wife Jan Chamberlin Rooney. See also: Mickey Rooney, Star of the Screen, Stage and TV for Decades, Dead at 93 The video, available as of this writing on YouTube , gave the public a fascinating glimpse into the legendary actor's home life, his interactions with the public and his relationship with his wife In 2011, Rooney appeared (see video above) before a Senate committee to give testimony regarding the issue of elder abuse. Rooney claimed that the step-son of his wife had been abusive, denied him medicine, took away his Oscars and Emmy and had assumed control of various parts of his life Read more... More about Mickey Rooney , Entertainment , Film , Youtube , and Videos Read more »

Hey, You Guys! ‘Goonies’ Is Getting a Sequel

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Children of the '80s, have we got the news for you: The Goonies director Richard Donner confirmed the film is getting a sequel. It's been long rumored that there would be a second The Goonies movie, but Donner said this weekend in a video interview with TMZ that it's finally happening. "We are doing a sequel," he said. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. 'Goonies' Director Richard Donner — Sequel is Happening! - Watch More Celebrity Videos or Subscribe When asked if the original cast members will return, he said: "Hopefully all of them." The 1985 cult classic, which follows a group of boys who embark on an adventure to find treasure, helped launch the careers of actors Josh Brolin and Corey Feldman. Read more »

‘Godzilla’ Extended Trailer: 13 Terrifying Views

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A truly great trailer conveys the film's flavor with every frame — and if the new Godzilla  "extended look" spot is any indication, May 16 at the movies will reek strongly of abject horror. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have done a masterful job of teasing out the "destroyer of worlds," starting with our first look at the big fella's handiwork at Comic-Con 2012. I remember it well: Godzilla frightened me. Seriously frightened me. All that destruction. All of those ... Read more »

Kristen Bell Really Wants to Build a Snowman

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There's finally a video of Kristen Bell singing your favorite song from Frozen live on stage. No, not that song — the other one Bell sang "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" at the private Frozen live concert in February, complete with the voices of young, not-quite-as-young and then grownup Anna. Bell sounds just as hopeful and depressed as she does in the movie's original soundtrack. See also: Four-Year-Old's Cover of 'Frozen' Song Will Melt Your Heart We really hope that Bell will be able to build a snowman soon, so she can find something new to sing about (like warm weather). Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more... More about Song , Viral Video , Film , Music , and Watercooler Read more »