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Half-Blood Prince A Part Of 25 Days Of Christmas

Posted by Lilysowl On December - 1 - 2011

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceOnce again, a Harry Potter movie marathon will be included in ABC Family’s 25 days of Christmas.  And this time, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be among the films shown this weekend!  The sixth Harry Potter film will have its television network premiere on Sunday, December 4 at 8:30pm EST/7:30pm Central on the ABC Family TV channel.  The marathon itself will begin on Saturday, December 3–All Day Long (according to the program guide).

Click here for more information on the ABC Family website and here for the program guide.

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Big Sale On Harry Potter Films At WBShop.com!

Posted by Lilysowl On October - 27 - 2011

 We previously reported that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will stop distributing the Harry Potter films after December 29, 2011.  So now, WBShop.com has a huge sale on all seven Harry Potter films on Blu-Ray and DVD.  It is huge because the Blu-Ray films are under $10 ($9.00 to be exact) and the DVD films are under $5 ($4.25 to be exact).  That is quite a deal!!

Click here for more information.

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Felton Honored As MTV Movie Award Nominee

Posted by Lilysowl On May - 12 - 2010

Tom FeltonWe previously reported that Tom Felton was nominated for an MTV Movie Award in the Best Villian category for his role as “Draco Malfoy” in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (which has also been nominated for an award).  Shortly after the nomination was announced, Tom Felton spoke to MTV. 

“It’s a massive honor,” he said. “Especially given that it’s a fan vote. That makes it quite touching. And it’s classic for me, because for almost a decade, kids have been running onto set and hugging Daniel [Radcliffe] and shaking Emma [Watson]‘s hand. I try and be as polite as I can, and I never seem to get anywhere with them. Finally, I’m in a category that celebrates that fact!”

As we mentioned in the previous post, Helena Bonham Carter who portrayed Draco’s evil aunt Bellatrix Lestrange was also nominated for Best Villian…but it is for her role as the Red Queen in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland.  Here is what Felton was quoted to have said about that:

“Never my competition — she’s my idol,” …”I’ve learned more off her than anyone else.” Sure you don’t want to talk a little smack? “Of course! I’m putting a friendly face on it, but on the night, it’s all game,”…”Each dog for his own.”

Hmmm…that does seem to be the general consensus in the Malfoy family.

Click here to read the complete article to see what Felton said about his other competition in the Best Villian category.  He also mentions an interesting story about how he was almost naked for a scene in Goblet of Fire when Draco was turned into a ferret.  And don’t forget to go here and vote!

Source:  Snitchseeker

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Don’t Forget To Vote Harry Potter At MTV

Posted by Lilysowl On April - 8 - 2010

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceWe previously reported that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince received five nominations for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards:

Personally, I was surprised that Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) were not nominated for Best Kiss nor wereRadcliffe and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) nominated for Best Fight; so I took it upon myself to add them.  And now, I expect some support from fellow Harry Potter fans to click here and vote.  The deadline is tomorrow, Friday April 9.

Although it wasn’t for their work in the Harry Potter films, two stars from the series were also nominated for the Best Villian category.  They are Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) for his role as “Carnegie” in The Book of Eli and Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) for her role as “the Red Queen” in Alice In Wonderland.  And of course, Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) was also nominated for Best Global Superstar and Best Male Performance for his roles as “Edward Cullen” in The Twilight Saga: New Moon and “Tyler” in Remember Me.

We wish all the nominees luck!

 Winners will be announced live at the MTV Movie Awards ceremony on Sunday, June 6 on MTV at 9:00pm EST.

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Potter Films In Top 50 Kids’ Movies For Adults

Posted by Lilysowl On February - 13 - 2010

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceThe Times created a list of 50 kids’ movies that can be enjoyed by adults as well as  children.  According to the article, the choices caused quite a debate among The Times staff before the Harry Potter films were placed in the #23 spot:

23 Harry Potter (2001-present) JK Rowling’s books were famously devoured by both kids and adults, and the film continued the trend, especially later installments, when the Children of Men director Alfonso Cuaron and State of Play ‘s David Yates injected teen angst and political intrigue.

The Incredibles produced by Pixar was #1.

Click here to read the article and the list.

Thanks to BlogHogwarts

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Nicholas Hooper & HBP Soundtrack Giveaway

Posted by Lilysowl On January - 29 - 2010

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceThis afternoon, I received my  January email  issue of the official Harry Potter newsletter from Warner Bros.  In recognition of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince soundtrack being nominated for a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media, there is an interview with the composer Nicholas Hooper in the newsletter. 

He mentions his favorite scene to score was Harry and Dumbledore’s journey to the cave.  The “Unbreakable Vow” scene with Snape, Bellatrix, and Narcissa was one of the difficult scenes to score.  Hooper admits there are musical reminiscents to his musical composition for Order of The Phoenix because his intention was to show a connection between the two movies.  For example, “Umbridge Theme” in Order of the Phoenix and “Living Death” in Half-Blood Prince are similar because Professor Umbridge and Professor Slughorn were new teachers: “How Will Slughorn turn out?  Can we trust him?”

Click here to subscribe to the newsletter and read the complete interview.

Once you subscribe, you’re eligible for a free mp3 dowload of “Friends and Love” from the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince soundtrack.  And if you follow @harrypotterfilm on Twitter this weekend, you will have a chance to win the soundtrack!

Another way to receive a free Half-Blood Prince soundtrack is to purchase the Harry Potter Years 1-6 Blu-ray Gift Set at WBshop.com  Click here for more information.

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Jessie Cave On Lavender, Emma, & Crushes

Posted by Lilysowl On January - 17 - 2010

Jessie CaveScholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, posted a brief interview with Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) on their site.  There were some interesting questions like what was Cave’s opinion about her character:

Q: When you were reading the Harry Potter books, did you see yourself as the character?

Jessie: Not at all, quite the opposite. I mean I read Half-Blood Prince actually weirdly maybe six months before I got the call to an audition. And when I first read the book I didn’t like Lavender at all, and found her really annoying. So then to read it again with me in mind playing her, it was very different. I suddenly realized that actually she’s just got this huge crush on a boy. And she does just get heartbroken as well. So I had a lot of empathy for her, as opposed to really disliking her…

Considering how much Lavender Brown liked Ron Weasley, it was natural for Cave to be asked about crushes she had in school:

Q: Have you ever gone through a crush like that?

 Jessie: Well, I tried to. I wasn’t quite as successful as Lavender, but I remember just getting these huge crushes on boys at school. I remember finding a timetable [class schedule] of one of the boys I fancied, and me and my friends would just follow him around. We knew wherever he was in the school day. I used to walk past his class window, thinking that it would make a difference. That he would see me. I was just pathetic. I shouldn’t be repeating it now! I was fourteen or fifteen. Just pathetic! …

Then, there were the usual questions about how well she got along with the cast and crew:

Q: Was it strange coming into an established series where these people had grown up together? Did you have that sort of “new girl in town” vibe?

Jessie: Yeah, it was incredibly strange given that I’ve watched them onscreen and read the books since I was young. But it was a relief to meet them and to realize they are actually really normal. They were all lovely and welcoming. It was a brilliant experience.

 Q: Who do you think you bonded with most?

 Jessie: On set? Definitely Emma [Watson who plays Hermione]. I really got on with Emma really well. I thought she was brilliant.

Here are my favorite questions from the interview:

Q: What is the best memory that you’re going to take away?

Jessie: I think the best memory will be my final day of shooting [Half-Blood Prince] and we were over there in the Weasley Wizard Sweet Shop, which I just love because I used to be an illustrator. I did art. And every single box of sweets was decorated and designed and was beautiful and I just remember thinking, “This is brilliant.” But not only that, it was because I knew it was coming to an end the filming. It was such a beautiful day and I remember being so happy that I’d been in this film, and I just remember I loved everything about it. . . .

Q: What book do you think Lavender would recommend to read?

Jessie: Probably something like the Twilight series (for ages 12 and up), because she’s such a romantic and they’ve got great love stories going on in them. So I think she would have read them, and wanted to fall in love with a vampire.

Click here to read the complete interview.

Thanks to The Daily Snitcher

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Pattinson: GQ Best Dressed & People’s Choice

Posted by Lilysowl On January - 5 - 2010

Rob Pattinson

Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter films) is number 1 on GQ Best-Dressed List 2010.  Also, we previously mentioned that he was nominated for a People’s Choice Award in the Movie Actor category along with Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson who are nominated for Favorite On Screen Team for their roles in the sixth film.  And the Harry Potter franchise is nominated for favorite franchise.

The award ceremony will be televised tomorrow night (Wednesday, January 6) on CBS-TV at 9:00pm EST.  CBS.com is still accepting votes and nominations for the event.  So, go vote here!

Source: Official Twilight Twitter

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Best of the Decade: Watson’s HBP Premiere Dress

Posted by Lilysowl On December - 27 - 2009

Half-Blood Prince UK PremiereAccording to Entertainment Weekly’s photo gallery of the “20 Knockout Dresses of the 00′s”, the Ossie Clark dress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) wore to the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was one of the 20 dresses of the decade  to present a celebrity in “high style on screen and the red carpet in the past ten years”:

Emma Watson at the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiere (2009)
For her sixth Harry Potter movie, Hermione came into her fashion own — most memorably in this vintage Ossie Clark number.

Other celebrities included  First Lady of the US Michelle Obama, Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, and Julia Roberts.

Click here to view the photo gallery.

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Half-Blood Prince: Best Film To Represent Decade

Posted by Lilysowl On December - 15 - 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceAccording to an article in the Independent, Blockbuster conducted a poll among their rental customers to learn which films they considered to be the best of the year and the best ones to represent the decade of filmmaking.  The results were compared to the films chosen by the LA film critics for the 35th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards ceremony on January 16, 2010.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was voted by 4,000 movie fans in the Blockbuster poll to top the list of movies that best represent the decade.  Star Trek was a runner-up.

The Best Picture of the Year chosen by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association is The Hurt Locker which stars Ralph Fiennes who will reprise his role as “Lord Voldemort” in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I and Part II.

Click here to read the complete article.

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