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I am so worried about the referendum here in Britain about whether we will stay in the European Union (I am strongly REMAIN, but I fear that the LEAVE campaign with its racist, fearmongering lies will be successful).

But anyway, YAY WIZARDS. My usual strategy for when I don't want to think about something.

Fantastic pets and Fantastic Beasts )
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I notice young Mr Radcliffe has been quite busy of late. I will say up front that he is not my Harry, although I am terribly fond of the HP films. But he seems an absolute sweetheart, and unlike certain actors we know, whenever he opens his mouth (as himself) to speak about anything of note, something really fabulous usually comes out. I also thought he was actually bloody good in Kill Your Darlings.

Anyway, here are the trailers for his two latest films. What do you think? Will you be going to see either of these? He does seem to avoid with a vengeance the possibility of being typecast in his roles, and these two films seem in particular contrast. I can easily see him in a romantic comedy, being a sort of self-deprecating, funny, adorable chap, because I think that's who he actually IS. I'm not at all sure yet about seeing him with the US accent and the raunchy edginess of Horns. But I'm perfectly happy to be convinced.

Trailers and so on under the cut... )
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Four things which caught my eye this week:

Click if bored )

If you think I have been posting rather a lot this week, well, yes, it's a fair cop. I've really enjoyed it (and can only apologise if you haven't) but I'll probably dry up at last, now. Mr Birds was off all week helping with the kids because most of us were ill, and I felt too cruddy to write, so there was nothing much to do except read fic and talk nonsense on LJ. I'm a lot better now, though, and if I do get any spare time I should really spend it writing for some of these fests I have signed up for. O_O But thanks to everyone who has chatted with me - it has been a great distraction on some pretty crappy days. <3
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The Fantastic Beasts film is going to be released on November 18th, 2016!

Warner Bros announced the date yesterday for the series of "three mega movies".

I think it's high time to get our fancasts going again....

I know it's early days, but will you be going, do you think? Or are you planning to give it a big swerve?

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Gosh, Tom Felton is really SUPER-ADORABLE in my book. I think a lot of it is down to how much he genuinely loves and respects Draco, and you can see he still really gets a kick from connecting to fans and reminiscing about the films. This is a 30 minute interview he did at the Vancouver Fan Expo recently, and there are some corking moments including:

Highlights and the video )
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I am still reeling from Tom Felton's tweet which slipped by us all, two days before the news about the films were announced. Here it is again:

The sneaky little Slytherin! Tagging it with #ifonly like that made it look as if he was just saying "Ah, if only there could be another HP film." But he meant (I think) "There IS a new HP film and IF ONLY I COULD BE IN IT" :-O

Surely they will take him up on this? Surely? DON'T BURST MY BUBBLE, NOW. I do adore Tom F and if he were to pop up as a Malfoy ancestor, even for a second, I would be soooo thrilled. Which got me to thinking - they could have LOADS of the HP cast appear and do fabulous cameos as their own ancestors. This would be truly lovely. Can you imagine watching the film and suddenly a Weasley pops up in 20s gear and it's Rupert Grint? HAH!

Cut for CAST DISCUSSION and 20s picspam )

So. That's sorted, yes?  Or did I get it all wrong? Come and tell me all of the things.
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...and tumblr and twitter are exploding :DDD

Fantastic beasts )

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Oh yes, you can put your arm round him oh-so-innocently, and smile sweetly as if you just happened to be popping in to see your old mate in his new play. You are not fooling me; you knew damn well this would be warming the cockles of a million fangirls' inboxes by the morning.

I dislike the back view in the mirror, though, because in my head Dan was groping his arse :DDD
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I know you all knew this a gazillion years ago, but this is the first I heard of it. They filmed a scene in DH2 where Draco breaks ranks from the crowd of Death Eaters and ran past Voldemort to throw Harry his wand...

And David Yates talks about it here:

"There was also a moment where Tom … we had this scene. In this scene where Tom throws Harry a wand, which is a big deal – a hugely different ending. It’s not a different ending, it’s a different moment. And we thought, “Oh my god, is that too much of a turnaround for Malfoy?” So Malfoy suddenly becomes a good guy – so that’s what Steve [Kloves, screenwriter] wrote.

Actually it felt really uplifting and you went, “Oh cool.” But when we put it all together, I think [producers] David Heyman – and David Barron in particular – were concerned about it because they didn’t feel it was most effective for the character, where Steve and I were quite keen because we thought, “That’s a really uplifting moment.” But we cut it out eventually..."

I am gutted. I actually, really feel quite strange and upset about this. I am sure I will get a grip in a bit. But meanwhile *sob* *sniffle* *throws self on flist's bosom for comforting*

p.s. I also laughed quite a bit at all the "Voldemort has a NOSE?" comments on the video :D

E.T.A. I just made poor Mr Birds sit down and watch this. I said "look look LOOK OMG!" He watched it carefully and said "Whoa, Voldemort has a NOSE!!!"

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"they said to me, “Daniel Radcliffe cannot open a movie without a wand in his hand.” So I said, “He’s playing Allen Ginsberg, so there’s somebody’s wand in his hand …"

- John Krokidas, 'Kill Your Darlings' director.

From interview report.


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