Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released five years ago, ending an adored, epic series that kept devoted fans buried in books for almost ten years. Tomorrow, J.K Rowling's first "adult" novel, The Casual Vacancy, will finally be available. Will the magic and mystery that Rowling fans have c ... More >>
After seeing the last installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Sven Ceelen decided to move the action off the screen and into City Park, where his own quidditch team, the Denver Dementors, practice every Sunday.
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"People are always coming up to us and asking, 'Is this for real?' And we tell them it is for real: we are playing Quidditch," says Sven Ceelen, one of Denver's biggest enthusiasts of a sport that was, up until a few years ago, confined to the fictional pages of the Harry Potter series. "Sometimes a ... More >>
This is an unusual week for new releases because many companies have decided to forgo the usual Tuesday or Wednesday timeframe in order to take advantage of the far more eponymous sounding 11-11-11. Still, we've tallied up everything worth a mention, which includes novels from two heavyweight ... More >>
Cayton-Holland.Freaky weather shut down Film on the Rocks last week. But before being driven off by rains and lightning, at least the crowd got to see one spectacle: local stand-up comic and Westword alum Adam Cayton-Holland getting down on one knee and proposing to his beloved Lizzy. As show ... More >>
Like Sting's most absurdly protracted tantra, the Harry Potter series of books and movies (and merchandise) has for over a decade been dangling the carrot in front of its fans: What's going to happen? Last night, the first of those fans found out the answer -- a revelation that left them most ... More >>
Given the horrible, atrocious things people do to each other (thanks, horrible people, for keeping journalism alive!), we sometimes imagine the news actually crawling off the page like some sort of repugnant lower life form -- now, thanks to this photo a reader sent in this week, we have a re ... More >>
Videos below.Last night, a packed house at Red Rocks to watch Pineapple Express had their vibe harshed. A monsoonal thunderstorm was so fierce that just before the flick rolled, organizers canceled an in-progress show for the first time in Film on the Rocks' history. According to my twin daug ... More >>
Big pics below.Last night's storm caused plenty of disruptions, including the first-ever in-progress cancellation of Film on the Rocks. But it also provided a great opportunity for photographers -- especially when lightning struck.
Look below to see the most electrifying images of the storm ... More >>
Friday marks the beginning of the end for the Harry Potter film series, with the official release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 -- a flick my HP-loving twin daughters, age eighteen, have been anticipating for more than half their lives. But they managed to get a jump on the ... More >>
Expecto patronum, channels change!Millions of people will head out to theaters next Friday to take in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the final installment of the decade-long empire. And while the teeming masses will come, among them will be a select few (you'll be able to tell t ... More >>
We'll take it.The top grossing movie of 2009 was, of course, Avatar, and this year the title goes to Toy Story 3. We're calling that social progress, although there's something a little too futuristic about computer-animated movies taking the crown back-to-back -- we're pretty sure it means ... More >>
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.Warning: This article contains spoilers concerning the entire plot of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Normally when I sit down to watch a new Harry Potter movie in theaters, I'm excited to see how th ... More >>
As projected, the crowds came out for this weekend's premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, to the tune of $125.1 million, the most ever for a Potter flick. That included my family's little donation to the total weekend box-office; we caught Deathly Hallows Saturday at the ... More >>
Harry Potter is only barely trailing Star Wars as the highest-grossing movie franchise of all time, and that won't last for long. The seventh movie in the series, which comes out tonight at midnight, is expected to do north of $100 million in revenue this weekend. We're less than twelve hours ... More >>