Harry Potter movies to become Facebook movie rentals

At 10:00 p.m. Pacific time/1:00 a.m. Eastern time,
Facebook users will be allowed to rent  
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,  
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
Inception, Life as We Know Itand Yogi Bear.

On March 12th, we had predicted this,
and starting at 10:00 P.M. for those of you
on the U.S. west coast, you'll be able to
rent the first two Harry Potter movies on Facebook.
Those of you on the east coast will be able
to rent the movies starting at 1 A.M.
I can't wait, can you?

Final Harry Potter 8 movie poster officially released!

I am delighted to announce that a brand-new poster
for the eighth and final Harry Potter movie in the series, 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two,
has been released, and can be seen here, to the left.

It features Harry's face on the left, looking straight at
Voldemort's face, which is on the right. the Elder Wand
is in the middle, between the two faces.

We can confirm that this is an official movie poster,
but according to a statement on other, larger fansites
like mugglenet.com, this is supposed to be
the last poster for the Harry Potter movies.


Flashback moment: Rare Harry Potter photos

 It's been a while since we posted our first
Harry Potter flashback moment, but this month,
we've decided to make up for the delay by
using two special photos.
On the top is a old black and white photo
of a younger Dan Radcliffe, (Harry Potter)
and Rupert Grint, (Ron Weasley),
The picture is taken on their first filming day,
if I remember correctly.

The second pic, I think, was taken just prior
to the release of the first film, when Warner Bros
announced Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and
Emma Watson as the actors chosen to
portray Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and
Hermione Granger on the silver screen.

Enjoy the photos!

NEW Harry Potter 7 behind the scenes video released!

ABC Family has released this new behind-the-scenes video of
the last day of filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One .
It is a scene where Harry, Ron, and Hermione are escaping the
ministry of magic, which has been infiltrated by the Death Eaters.
Check it out now!

Thanks to fellow Harry Potter fansite Mugglenet.com for the announcement!

Pre-order HP7 via itunes, recieve special bonus features!

 We have just heard that itunes will be making
a special offer to those who pre-order

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 :
"featuring iTunes Extras, including cast interviews,
eight additional scenes, and more."

"As soon as the movie is released on April 15,
you can download and enjoy it on your computer,  
Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch."

"At home or on the go, you can join Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they set out
on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the Horcruxes,
the keys to Lord Voldemort's immortality."
 You can buy it for your PC Mac, or ipod device for only $14.99 .

What do you think? Is it worth the price of $14.99 to get these special features?
Post your comment on our comments page! Just click the "comments" tab under this text,
and tell us what you think! We'll read your thoughts on our next podcast episode!

E-Mail subscription service updated, e-mail gadget now on our main page!

We happily announce that anyone can now subscribe to us
right on our main page! You can just type in your e-mail address,
go through the anti-spam test, and you're good to go!

I've tested it, just to make sure, and found it to be safe.
You can get all our news posts and special announcements
delivered at the same time, every day we've posted.

You can go through the whole set-up process in under a minute!
You'll then be sent a pre-programmed confirmation e-mail to activate
your e-mail subscription, use the link incluided, and you're good to go!
Try it now! (The e-mail gadget is to the right of our news posts.)

The "Should Harry Potter movies be avaliable to rent via Facebook" poll closed, results now in!

We asked you viewers for your thoughts on the Harry Potter movies
possibly becoming a movie rental via Facebook.

The poll closed at noon today, and we have the results!
Should the Harry Potter films become a rental option via Facebook?
60% of you answered: Yes.
40% of you answered: No.

We'll see if we can set up another poll soon Thanks to all of our viewers who voted!

New official Harry Potter 8 movie still released online!

We have, now, perhaps the first, official
movie pic for the final Harry Potter movie,
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two.
You can see it to the left of these words.
Harry is standing somewhere inside
Hogwarts castle, we think.

It doesn't look like any scene from the book,
so it might be an added movie scene.

Either way, thanks to Warner Bros. for this movie still!
We'll have a full discussion on this pic on our next episode
of PhoenixCast, our unofficial Harry Potter podcast.

HP8 sneak peek released online!

We have, above, an all new sneak peek of
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two,
the final film in the entire Harry Potter movie series.
And we also released a special episode of our unofficial Harry Potter podcast,
PhoenixCast, to discuss the sneak peek, find what scene takes place where,
and so much more. We highly reccomend watching the sneak peek,
even though the music in it is from the previous movie.

To listen to our discussion of the video, you can download our show directly
using the following link. (If you're right-handed, right-click the link,
then click "save target as..." and download our entire episode right to your computer.
It's safe and easy.

Either way, enjoy the video!

New upcoming LEGO Harry Potter sets revealed!

We are happy to announce that LEGO
will be continuing to produce Harry Potter themed
building sets. To the left is the Hogwarts Castle
set, which will be much different then the one
that was released this past fall.

To the right is another, currently unnamed set,
featuring Harry, Voldemort, Hagrid, and someone
we believe to be Narcissa Malfoy.

To the left is the third Harry Potter set,
with Harry, his owl, Hedwig,
the Knight Bus, and its drivers,
Stan and Ernie.

Look for these sets out in stores
sometime during the summer,
or early fall!

We'll keep you posted as we find out more information!

More info on upcoming Harry Potter 8 ABC Family footage!

 Just earlier today, we told you that ABC Family
planned to air a special sneak peek from
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two. 

Now we have a press statement issued online, detailing the sneak peek:

Faithful Potter fans will also be given a chance to go behind-the scenes, 
with never-before-seen interview footage from the cast and filmmakers, 
which give insights on key scenes from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” 
as well as revisiting important moments from the previous films, to prepare for the final battle 
that takes place in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.” 

The never-before-seen footage that will be airing throughout the weekend 
includes a look back at Harry and Ginny’s relationship, 
director David Yates’ take on Harry and Hermione’s relationship, 
the origins of The Marauder’s Map, and a look into the very last shot 
of principal photography of the film franchise with producer David Baron. 

ABC Family will also be airing exclusive sneak peeks at some of 
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” most exciting moments, including 
Harry & Draco’s fight in the Room of Requirement, the hair-raising dragon sequences, 
and the final courtyard battle between good and evil.

Expect this sneak peek to premiere on ABC Family sometime on Thursday,
and will probably air more then once, over the weekend.
Check for the specific marathon start time for your area.

Harry Potter 8 footage to air on ABC Family during Harry Potter movie marathon!

We have just received word from
MTV's blog that special footage from
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two
will be shown very soon on ABC Family
sometime during their Harry Potter
movie marathon, starting this Thursday.

ABC Family has been known to, in the past, debut
new and exclusive Harry Potter movie sneek peeks.

MTV believes this to be an actual scene from the film,
but I'm not so sure. As far as I can remember, ABC Family's
"exclusive Harry Potter movie sneak peeks", are never that exciting.
They show about 30 seconds of movie clips, and about another 60 seconds
talking to cast and crew, making for an overall 90 second "preview".

I honestly hope we see just one 1 minute clip from the film itself, and nothing else.
It's just not worth it talking to cast members who don't even  have much of a role in the film.

Please, Warner Bros; send us an actual clip! No more nonsense!

Either way, we hope to have the preview on our blog shortly after it airs.
Thanks to our viewers for all your support!

Harry Potter 8 teaser trailer rumored to be released March 25th!

We have just found out, thanks to imbd.com,
that a new Warner Bros. film, "Sucker Punch"
will be hitting theaters on March 25th.
Along with this, we've also received multiple
reports saying the HP8 trailer will be released
soon, but no release date was announced.

The reports of a completed HP8 trailer have begun to surface,
and we believe it's because the trailer's well on its way to being released.
"Sucker Punch" seems to be gunning for the same audience that
the Harry Potter movies maintain.

"Sucker Punch" will be coming out on March 25th, and is rated PG-13
for: "sexuality, violent combat sequences, and language."
This is very similar to the Harry Potter 6 movie rating reasons, which were:
"scary images, violence, language and mild sexuality."

If Warner Bros. was going to release a HP8 trailer in March,
this would be the perfect movie to put the trailer in front of.
We'll find out if this true, or not, on March 25!

Harry Potter to soon be available for rental on Facebook?

As of this past week, the 2008 Warner Bros. movie "The Dark Knight" has been
available for rental on Facebook, the increasingly popular social network.

For just $3.00 in Facebook credits, you can rent a film on the
Warner Bros. Facebook page for 24 hours.

Warner Bros. has stated that they intend to add more then just one
rental movie to their Facebook page. Could the Harry Potter movie series
be included in this list of upcoming films to hit Facebook?
The success of "The Dark Knight" on Facebook will determine the outcome.

We'll be putting up a poll shortly, and let our viewers have a chance to decide
wiether or not "Harry Potter" should be avaliable to rent on Facebook!
Let us know what you think! You have until next Saturday to vote!

Harry Potter: The Exhibition coming to NYC next month!

Thanks to the official website of Harry Potter: The Exhibition,
 we learned that the worldwide tour has been delayed,
and one more U.S. stay has been added: New York City,
at Discovery Times Square. We also got this press statement
from the official website:

Harry Potter fans in New York City can rejoice,
as they will soon have the chance to step inside the famous
wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition,
which opens at Discovery Times Square on April 5, 2011.

The previously unscheduled stop in New York City will serve as the tour’s final
North American destination before going international.

Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased online at DiscoveryTS.com, at the
Discovery Times Square box office (226 West 44th Street) or by calling (866) 987-9692.
In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Global Experience Specialists, Inc.
(GES) created the 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition,
where visitors will be able to visit dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts™ film sets,
and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the films.

Original artifacts from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1,
and the highly anticipated finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2,
will be on display, along with hundreds of original props and costumes from
all of the previous Harry Potter films.

Harry Potter 7 becomes best-foreign-performing Harry Potter movie!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
has now surpassed all other Harry Potter films
in terms of revenue outside of the U.S.

It has earned $656,900,000 overall,
excluding the revenue from within the U.S.

This proves that the interest in Harry Potter
has not died out yet, which is a
good sign for the final film,
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two ,
which enters theaters on July 15th.

NEW HP8 movie pic leaked online!

We just today got a copy of  this newest
character pic from the eighth Harry Potter film:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two.

You can see it to the left of this text.
Harry Potter book character Neville Longbottom,
holding the Sword of Griffindor
in his bloody hands.

He appears to have a bleeding wound up by his forehead,
and has ashes or dirt all over his face.

Thanks to Matt Lewis, Harry Potter movie actor who plays Neville Longbottom,
for putting this picture up on his twitter account for us fans to enjoy and discuss!

"The Making of Harry Potter" attraction to open in England in Spring 2012!

The news has started to spread that 
the Harry Potter attraction being built in the UK,
"The Making of Harry Potter", will be planning on
 a Spring 2012 premiere.

We, along with many other sites,
got hold of this official statement,
issued this past Thursday:

The Making of Harry Potter will open in the Spring of 2012 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, the production home of the Harry Potter films for over ten years.

Tickets will go on sale later this year and must be booked in advance via a dedicated website www.wbstudiotour.co.uk or through approved tour operators.


Featuring the authentic sets, costumes, animatronics, props and effects used in the production of all eight Harry Potter movies, the tour will showcase the British artistry, technology and talent that went into bringing this beloved film series to life.