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Modern Myths in Movies and What's Missing

Clarence Haynes | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Clarence Haynes

The current trend of superhero/fantasy/sci-fi films can be seen as a form of modern mythology -- grand out-of-the-ordinary tales inspired by human experience like lore of old, with this newer crop of stories heavily influenced by big entertainment corporate interests.

'Harry Potter' Director Making ... 'Scarface'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.01.2013 | Entertainment

The world is yours, David Yates -- at least if a new report from Deadline.com's Nikki Finke comes to pass. According to Finke, Yates is in "final talk...

Huge Blockbuster Shutdown Before Production

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

Did the King of the Jungle just lose his throne? According to Deadline.com, pre-production work on the years-in-the-making reboot of "Tarzan" has been...

Swapping Emma For Emily

Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment

Upcoming film "Your Voice in My Head" went from being a "Harry Potter" reunion with the expected collaboration of "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson a...

Your New Tarzan?

Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment

Alexander Skarsgard better get used to jungle life. The "True Blood" star may soon become a Tarzan boy for Warner Bros. and director David Yates. Acco...

Former 'Harry Potter' Director Swings For 'Tarzan'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment

David Yates must be listening to a lot of Baltimora right now. According to Vulture, the "Harry Potter" director has signed on for the Warner Bros. re...

Tom Hardy, Hollywood's Best Bad Boy

Posted 03.12.2012 | Entertainment

Tom Hardy is becoming Hollywood's go-to bad boy. The rising British star is attached to play legendary Chicago mobster Al Capone in the Warner Bros...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Dream House

Dan Persons | Posted 12.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Winner of this year's Ironic Film Title ribbon, Dream House marks director Jim Sheridan's attempt to explore the world of the psychological thriller, with a few surprising twists thrown in along the way.

HuffPost Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II is a very good film in the franchise, and a very good fantasy film in its own right. It is worth our attention and our praise.

Movie Review: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - It's Magical

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We have now come to the end of a decade-long magical adventure that may constitute the most ambitious feat of both literary and cinematic story-telling in memory, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

Exclusive Q&A: Harry Potter Producer David Heyman's Career

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

English producer David Heyman made his name in 1999 by snagging the film rights to the first four books in the Harry Potter franchise for around $2 million. The penultimate movie in the series was just released.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: The Beginning of the End

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

It's really very fortunate that the principal cast have remained with Harry Potter from tip to tail, because otherwise the series has transformed so much, aesthetically and tonally, as to appear schizophrenic.

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

What started out as a series of benign magical fantasies for children has come to more closely resemble the works of J.K. Rowling on which they're based - epic (if fanciful) struggles between good and evil.

Half-Blood, All Brilliant: The Sixth Harry Potter Movie Enchants and Enthralls

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

There's so much wonderful style, wit and even genuine pathos holding this stuff together that only an idiot could deny the many charms of this franchise.

Radcliffe: New "Potter" Movie Like "Trainspotting"

The Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

DANIEL RADCLIFFE has compared the new Hogwarts blockbuster to Scottish drug flick Trainspotting. He says his sixth movie outing, Harry Potter And The...