Harry Potter

Flavorwire Staffers On Their First Movie Star Crushes

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Movie star crushes: we’ve all had them, though some are certainly more embarrassing than others.  And as comically far-fetched and silly as they may be, there’s something winsome and almost pure about the very first time you crush on a movie star, perhaps before you’re even fully aware that they live in protective bubbles and literally walk through this world on pillows filled with angels’ tears. But I’ve never forgotten mine, and when I polled my Flavorwire colleagues, I found many of them still fondly recalled theirs. (Feel free to add yours in the comments, as long as we’re all confessing.)
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Fun and Stylish Temporary Tattoos You Might Actually Wear

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Pardon us for getting all Coachella on you for a moment, but one fun thing to come out of the whole scene has been some pretty stylish temporary tattoo trends. After spotting a few clever pop culture homages and other designs we’d actually wear, we rounded up a few favorites. We have our fair share of ink around here, but these are a nice alternative for anyone seeking a quick fix or wanting to try out a new design before fully committing. Would you wear these?
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In Praise of J.K. Rowling’s Post ‘Harry Potter’ Career: Messy, Fun and Badass

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For years in between Harry Potter installments, J.K. Rowling kept so much under wraps. She exerted tight control over the biggest literary juggernaut of our time, managing it with fierce pride, down to the last nondisclosure agreement.

After that final book was released and the hype slowly died down, however, we’ve really gotten to know Jo Rowling, beyond the archetypal origin story of the single mom on government assistance. It turns out she is everything we could hope for in a  world famous author-cum-celebrity.
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Rare Good News at the Box Office: Adam Sandler’s ‘Pixels’ Tanked

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It takes a real heartless bastard to root from someone else’s failure—except when it comes to the films of Adam Sandler, which have chugged along on low expectation, product placement, fart jokes, and sycophancy for so long now, they’ve come to represent not only what’s wrong with the studio star system but perhaps, perhaps, what is lacking in America …Read More

J.K. Rowling Announces ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ — a Play Detailing the “Untold Part” of the Story

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Today is the 18th anniversary of the U.K. pub date of the first Harry Potter book. To celebrate, J.K. Rowling, who’s currently in the midst of working on the Harry Potter spinoff film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and potentially Ezra Miller), just announced an upcoming stage production titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which will explore the “untold part” of the wizard’s young life. 
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Ezra Miller May Play Another Character With a Funny Name in ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff

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Gotta love beasts. They’re fantastic — at least, if you can find them. Luckily, the new Harry Potter spinoff film is based on the mini-made-for-charity pseudo-textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — which will, if its title doesn’t betray us, feature some fantastic beasts, and, as if that weren’t enough, their locations. As we now know, it’ll also feature Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston playing non-beasts.
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