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Reviews and Editing by R. Allen Leider
with Andrew Johnson, Monis Rose and J. Brad Staal

November 18th, 2016

x"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

The Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York. This is an amazingly delightful romp inthe Harry Potter Universe with great special effects and lots of NYC flavor mixed into the familiar references.

The film is the first of five movies which chronicle the adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads Scamander's celebrated book in school.

Scamander arrives in the big Apple as part of a global study of fantastic beasts,only to discover that the city is being threatened by both mystical acts of destruction byt an unknown force and a group of religious extremist No-Majs (the American term for Muggles, i.e. those unable to use magic) who are set on exposing the existence of witches in New York politics. There is also a rebel group within the magical comminity lead by Percival Graves (Colin Farrel) whose ambition is to harness the power of the dangerous force and bend it to his will to allow for a coup of his superiors, who are preoccupied with capturing a renegade mage named Gellert Grindelwald..

Unfortunately, Scamander gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released and he encounters a group of local witches, Porpentina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) his future wife and her sister Queenie (Alison Sudol) who become his protectors and later collaborators in exposing the villain.

The Players:Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol Johnny Dewpp, Zoe Kravitz, Dan Fogler Gemma Chan, Jon Voigt Ron Perlman

The Filmmakers
Directed by David Yates
Screenplay by J.K. Rowling,fromher novel
Released by Warner Brothers Pictures


xComing Soon



xComing December 2016

"Rogue One"

The story of how the rebels stole the plans to the Death Star in the early days of the revolt against the Galactic Empire



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