Monday, August 9, 2010

DH Brings Emotional & Physical Challenges For Trio

Total Film Magazine posted a preview of their September issue which includes an article about their visit to the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. They interviewed the director David Yates who was quite excited about filming the adventures Harry Potter (Dan Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) outside of Hogwarts.

“It’s about these kids dealing with the outside world, this very dangerous place, and having to grow up fast…I think it’ll help invigorate the series and charge it up a bit. And I think we need that now, because we’re on the seventh film. You can’t stay in a comfort zone. What’s great is that Dan, Rupert, and Emma are so much older and they’re benefiting from the complexities that they have to deal with in this story.” Yates was quoted to have said in the article.

For the article, Grint was quoted to have made the comment that ”It’s all got kind of grown-up” and explained why the Deathly Hallows was made into two films. Watson was as enthusiastic as Yate:

“I complain about how many muscles I pulled and how many bruises I got, but actually it was so nice to be out in the forest, running around. It’s been tough emotionally and physically , but there’s an awareness on set that this is it, this is the big finale-and everyone’s really giving it their all.”


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Emma Watson’s New Pixie Haircut‎ Photos released

An elegant Emma Watson’s New Pixie Haircut Photos has come out on the web through her Facebook profile. The part one of “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows” will premier on November 19th, 2010, the Harry Potter starlet is currently in New York and was seen walking the streets of NYC’s trendy West Village neighborhood.

Emma Watson's New Pixie Haircut‎ Photos

The 20-year-old girl has finished filming the last of the Potter films and doesn’t have to maintain her long locks for the role. Obviously, Kristen Stewart chopped off her hair for The Runaways and had to wear a wig to portray Bella Swan in Eclipse.

A drastic change have made by Emma Watson by cutting her shoulder-length hair into a super-short pixie haircut. Watson took to her Twitter page and wrote, “Dear all. Cut my hair off a few days ago… Feels incredible. I love it. I’ve wanted to do this for years and years; it’s the most liberating thing ever. Hope you like. Big love from Emma x.”

The actress told, “The stylist just grabbed the back of my hair and took a whole ponytail of hair out. It felt amazing. I love it,” adding, “I missed all that experimentation that most teenagers go through. I’ve wanted to do this since I was about 16, so as soon as I had the chance I was like, ‘Right. This is it.’”

Emma exclaimed, “I have been want to do this change for a while, calling her cut “…the most liberating thing ever.” The new style strongly resembles those of 60’s fashion models Twiggy and Mia Farrow.

The actress and model is going on for her second year at Ivy League school Brown University this fall.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Rupert Grint Says Deathly Hallows Like a "Different Harry Potter"

The September issue of Total Film magazine hit newsstands today, and within its pages is a preview for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

The focus of the article is set on the huge departure Part One will be compared to the previous six Harry Potter films. Here's what Rupert had to say about topic and what fans can expect:

"The first part is mostly set outside Hogwarts - we're camping out and living rough and there's a lot of paranoia and anger, particularly from Ron. In the other films there's kind of a routine - you're on the train, then you get to the school... This feels like a very different Harry Potter."

There are also some great new quotes from David Yates, Emma Watson, and Daniel Radcliffe included in the article. Check out the scans here courtesy of Snitch Seeker.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Emma Watson Gets Bruises When Filming 'Deathly Hallows'

Emma Watson has got so many bruises during the filming of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". In a recent interview with Total Film Magazine, the Hermione Granger depicter revealed that in the process of the shooting for the final two installment of the "Harry Potter" series, she has pulled so many muscles while running around in the forest.

The 20-year-old beauty recalled, "I complain about how many muscles I pulled and how many bruises I got, but actually it was so nice to be out in the forest, running around." She continued on, "It's been tough emotionally and physically, but there's an awareness on set that this is it, this is the big finale-and everyone's really giving it their all."

In the meantime, director David Yates talked about the movie itself. "It's about these kids dealing with the outside world, this very dangerous place, and having to grow up fast," he explained. "I think it'll help invigorate the series and charge it up a bit. And I think we need that now, because we're on the seventh film. You can't stay in a comfort zone. What's great is that Dan, Rupert, and Emma are so much older and they're benefiting from the complexities that they have to deal with in this story."

"Deathly Hallows", the last book of the "Harry Potter" series, has been developed into two movies, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II". The first part will be released in U.S. theaters on November 19, 2010, while the second one is set for July 15, 2011 release across the country.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Harry Potter Birthday: Daniel Radcliff Turns 21

by Natalie Andersens

Harry Potter Birthday: Daniel Radcliff Turns 21  – Daniel Radcliff, best known for playing the Harry Potter role, turned 21 on July 23 while in St. Petersberg and had his 21st birthday celebration in Russia.
Cameras spotted him in London as he continued there his birthday celebration. The popular British actor is set to do his Broadway show early next year to star in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”
“That wasn’t the official wrap party,” he told MTV News of their post-shoot celebration. “That was just everybody going out and getting crazy drunk. The wrap party we’ll have will be sometime in the next two weeks, which will be exciting.”

When he went to London, the age 21 meant nothing when it comes to celebrating with a pint or two. The legal drinking age there is 18. So it means that Dan has been publicly eligible for years, including the night he wrapped shooting on the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” brining a decade worth of work on the franchise to a close.

Million of his fans wants to greet him now a very happy and healthy 21st birthday and wishing him success in his career.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Harry Potter Fans Not Too Happy with Warner Bros.

By: Hanako M. Ricks Harry Potter fans had a lot to be excited about this weekend, when Warner Bros. presented new footage of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at Comic-Con, the first time a Potter movie has ever been previewed at the four-day conference. Fans who were unable to attend the event were kept up to date via live updates from fan sites Mugglenet, The Leaky Cauldron and Snitchseeker, and anticipated seeing video of the footage, which we were all expecting would be released later on.

However, fans were informed a few hours later that Warner Bros. would not be releasing any of the new footage outside of Comic-Con, a decision that has left many fans feeling angry and jilted. Tweets like the following could be found online even today:

Retweet if u want to see the new Harry Potter and the deathly hallows footage from Comic Con! *ALL AGAINST WB!*
That’s so mean .. We want finally see new pics of #HarryPotterandtheDeathlyHallows !
Will you be releasing the Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows footage shown at Comic-Con on Saturday? PLEASE DO!!
Please, please, please! We want to see the Harry Potter footage shown at Comic Con!
Am I the only #harrypotter fan who feels slighted by WB’s decision not to release the Comic-Con footage? It feels like a slap in the face

One fan has even set up a Twitition – an online petition in which supporters can sign in to add their digital signature using their Twitter account – asking Warner Bros. to release the new footage online to fans.

I think the biggest question Potter fans have right now is why Warner Bros. made the decision not to release the footage. They have not responded to any inquiries about the decision (including my own) on their official Harry Potter Twitter account, @harrypotterfilm, nor has any other mention been made of the decision in the press.

This does seem like a slight towards the fans, who have been loyal to Warner Bros. and the films, even though the movies have sometimes failed to meet the expectations of the more purist of fans, who criticize the sometimes unnecessary changes that are made between canon (book) and screen. Still, because of the love of the story, fans have always supported the studio, the films and the actors who portray our beloved characters.

Not to make comparisons in the whole “which is better” debate, but my personal opinion is that Warner Bros. should take some notes from Summit Entertainment. I believe one of the main reasons the Twilight franchise is so successful – no matter if you like or don’t like the films – is that Summit centers everything that they do in regard to this franchise around its fans. Even as they promoted Eclipse, the third installment in that franchise, they never changed their formula for how they dealt with the fans. Whether it was sneak peeks of clips, merchandise, or cast appearances, Summit made sure their fans knew how important they were. They understand that the fans are what drives the franchise and makes it bigger. Warner Bros. seems to take for granted that of course, we will all go see the films, and that they don’t need to make the same kind of effort. How I wish we could prove them wrong.

Were you disappointed that the Comic-Con footage wasn’t released, or do you think the fans are being unreasonable? Share your thoughts in the comments.


Monday, August 2, 2010

‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows’ Video shown at Comic-Con 2010 shows an amazing movie

July 24, 2010 -- ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows’ gave a two part presentation video that has only one cast member to share it, Tom Felton. Explaining he hadn't seen it yet, he did share that everyone on the cast put their hearts into making this ending the final installments the best it could be.

The actual video was in two parts. The first was similar to what has been shared before. There were a few new images, but nothing too new. The second introduced the look of Bill Nighy as Rufus Scrimgeour. This was a shocking moment and had everyone in awe. As the video progressed we saw what was planned for Harry and the movies darker side not seen in the plot from past episodes.

There will be two movies of the Potter completion. The first arrives in theaters in November the second is in early next year. Don't be surprised if both break records for the movie business. While Potter fans aren't as vocal about the film at the Twilight Fans have been, they seem to cover an age span and mindset way beyond the fang gang.

Hopefully the actual footage from the presentation in Hall H at Comic-Con will be coming shortly online. Unfortunately it appears Voldemort must be the one to kill Harry Potter or so it seems.