To be honest, Ralph Fiennes played Voldemort as sort of a spaz in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. His victory laugh is more of a weird giggle, and videos of his awkward hug with Draco have been popping up all over YouTube.
Someone made an account dedicated to this cringe-worthy moment — we know because it’s called VoldemortHugs — and posted a remix that crawls into the darkest corners of our subconscious and sinks its claws into the kind of thing we’d only ever thought about fleetingly. Like, sure, Voldemort probably still gets laid since he’s the Dark Lord. But we didn’t need to know what he sounds like during. More
Sadly, I was unable to join in for last night’s Fireside Chat because of my Captain America screening, but it’s a different kind of treat to catch up on the whole podcast the next day. Panelist Arianna called in from San Diego Comic-Con — she’s been camping out outside — to join the discussion of the Harry Potter versus Hunger Games epilogues, and to ooh and ahh over the new Hunger Games motion poster. Plus, another game of “Cave, Marry, Kill”! More
Last week Lilit wrote a post on her (negative) feelings towards Ginny Weasley. The comments came in fast, some agreeing, some filled with fan-girl rage. Here we bring you another point of view on Mrs. Harry Potter. More
While writing up the Avengers teaser leak earlier today, I came across a great comment on YouTube complaining about audiences who go apeshit during a movie. The commenter asked, Why the hell do people in other countries cheer and clap during films? Yeah this was cool but how about trying to watch it? Is it an American thing? Having never seen a movie in a foreign country, I can’t answer the nationality part, but I can respond to the first part: Because it’s so much fun to share in the experience with everyone else. That said, not every movie warrants us to play Mystery Science Theater and talk back to the screen. Here’s a guide for when to cheer and when to shut yer trap. More
Come on, guys. It’s the end of an era. Grab a Butterbeer or a Firewhiskey. We’ll get through this. I promise.
I feel like all week I’ve been hearing about people attending midnight screenings for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2; but for the majority of you, tonight is the night that you’ll be camping out at the theater. But how do you manage large groups, stay full and hydrated, and protect your seat when the inevitable pee break strikes?
Lucky for you, we chatted with midnight screenings expert Justin Kim — if you’ve ever tried to catch an NYC screening of a big action/superhero movie at the stroke of midnight, chances are you’ve run into him. If you thought you’d get to the movie theater a bit early before the movie, you still won’t get in line ahead of Justin: He regularly arrives at the theater at 9 a.m. the morning of the screening. More
I love it when you can hack real life, and not just the Internet. Some Potterhead manipulated this road sign in Lexington, Kentucky, to warn oncoming drivers about “Death Eaters Ahead” — and if those drivers weren’t in a flying blue car, then the second notice of “Muggles Beware” also applies. More
Warning: If you haven’t read the last Potter book or haven’t seen the latest film, you might want to wait on reading the post, since it refers to some plot points from Deathly Hallows.
As both a Potterphile and a feminist, I’m Team Hermione Granger for life. I also love how Molly Weasley comes into her own, think Fleur Delacour gets a bum rap just because she’s part veela, and wish we had more Luna Lovegood scenes. But there’s one female Harry Potter character who I absolutely cannot stand: Ginny Weasley. More
While we here at Crushable HQ have been totally kvelling over the awkward-to-smokin’ transition of Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis), we almost didn’t notice how ridiculously hot Alfie Enoch (who plays Dean Thomas) got. Though he’s not as prominent a character, he definitely deserves to have his hotness acknowledged. More
Even before I went into the theater to watch the very last Harry Potter film, I’d spent weeks going back through the books and movies realizing the finality of what was about to happen. It’s just a movie, I told myself. But after a decade of investing in this story, I knew it was going to be hard to watch the series wrap up for good. In fact, I went through the famous five stages of grief that were identified by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. More
Before Daniel Radcliffe stepped onstage for Live with Regis and Kelly this morning, the hosts showed a clip of his first appearance in 2001, where he was an adorable pipsqueak shaking his head in disbelief that he’d just seen The Producers. Ten years later, he’s had two successful Broadway appearances in Equus and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – and it’s fitting that they showed that clip, since he revealed that the souvenir he nabbed from the set was two pairs of Harry’s signature glasses. More
Four years ago, after we’d voraciously read through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and suddenly there were no more canon Hogwarts adventures, this rap came into my life and filled the lightning-bolt-shaped hole in my heart. Unlike most Potter-inspired fan creations, it’s wonderfully vulgar. Now with lyrics, so you can properly sing along with The Boy Who Threw Down Rhymes and his crew as they rock the Gryffindor scarf like it’s the Bloods’ colors. More
Now if you need to get a gift for your Harry Potter obsessed cousin (or, fine, yourself), you can go to Hot Topic to get a Slytherin tank top, check Etsy for tiny Harry earings, or go to the official WB page and get an authentic-looking time turner. But in the old days before the films and the subsequent Potter swag explosion, there were only a few ways to show your HP alliance. Here are some wizarding gifts if you’re feeling a little nostalgic. More
Perhaps calling them “kids” is inaccurate, as most of them are in their twenties now, but let’s face it: We watched them grow up on screen, and because of that we’ll always think of them as “The Harry Potter Kids.” They’ve spent the past ten years– which, for some of them, is nearly half their lives– working on these epic films, and now that the release of the final film is less than a week away, I can’t help but wonder what’s next for these not-quite-kids. Some of them may continue to act; some of them may follow other pursuits while staying in the spotlight; and some of them may choose never to act again. Here are our predictions about what life after Potter holds for Daniel Radcliffe and company. Got other ideas? Tell us about them in the comments! More