Eight towns and cities will be transformed when a collection of giant wands from the Wizarding World tour the UK and Ireland in aid of JK Rowling's charity. Harry Potter fans will vote on where the 15ft wands stop off, with the most popular locations announced on March 18. The installation was originally displayed on the walkway between Millennium Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral in London last year.Now the nine statues - including Lord Voldemort's yew wand and Queenie Goldstein's rosewood wand - will travel across the UK and Ireland.Each night the wands will illuminate and perform a light show to music from the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter films.Rowling's Lumos charity, named after the light-giving spell in her Harry Potter books, was launched by the author to end the institutionalisation of children around the world.The installation comes ahead of the Blu-ray and DVD release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald on March 18.Josh Berger, president and managing director … [Read more...] about Giant Harry Potter wands to tour the UK
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By: Tim Dams 10/01/2019 Netflix has successfully disrupted the market with its film and TV streaming service. Can rivals such as Disney and Amazon catch up? Tim Dams assesses the state of the sector. In 1997, Netflix was established as a mail-order film and television show delivery service. Slightly more than two decades later, it has become a technology giant spearheading a dramatic shift in the television industry. As internet speeds gradually improved, Netflix began to offer a streaming service, delivering programmes to televisions or home computers through the internet, in return for a monthly subscription. It soon caught on, not least because viewers could “binge-watch” entire television series’ and were not bound by the package and channels offered by a cable or satellite television provider.Today, having changed the way we consume television, Netflix has amassed 137 million subscribers worldwide. It offers an extensive line-up of acquired … [Read more...] about Has Netflix won the battle for your television screen?
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Jason Momoa in a scene from “Aquaman.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) This image released by Disney shows Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in “Mary Poppins Returns.” (Disney via AP) This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie and Bumblebee in a scene from “Bumblebee.” (Paramount Pictures via AP) Show Caption of Expand By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: December 30, 2018 at 12:49 pm | UPDATED: December 30, 2018 at 12:49 pm By Lindsey Bahr | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — In the final weekend of 2018, “Aquaman” still led the pack at the box office, but other films like “Mary Poppins Returns,” ”The Mule” and “Second Act” enjoyed post-holiday bumps too, even amid an onslaught of new Christmas offerings like “Vice,” ”Holmes and Watson,” ”On the Basis of Sex” and … [Read more...] about ‘Aquaman’ still rules, and others see a post-Christmas bump
Fans love the idea that Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will be hosting the 2019Golden Globes. INSIDER chose 14 more pairings that we’d love to see continue this trend and host in the future. When Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg presented onstage together at this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, social media fawned over their natural charm and chemistry. So, having the two actors team up as co-hosts for the 2019 Golden Globes was hailed as an inspired decision. “Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event,” NBC Entertainment co-chairmen, Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, said in a statement. “They bring wit, charm and style to a room filled with the very best of film and television. It’s sure to be another unforgettable fun-filled night.” In this vein, INSIDER chose 14 more pairings that display similar starpower and rapport, all of whom we’d love to see as co-hosts in the future. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson … [Read more...] about Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg are hosting the 2019 Golden Globes — here are 14 other dynamic duos we’d like to see in the future
INSIDER counts down the movies we had high hopes for in 2018 that let us down the most. The list includes a “Pacific Rim” sequel, an unnecessary “Predator” reboot, another bad Jennifer Lawrence movie called “Red Sparrow,” and a Disney misfire with “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” 2018 provided us with a superhero movie fit for a best picture Oscar run, important social commentaries you may have missed, and several contenders for best animated movie of the year. But not everything was amazing. In a year where there were a surprisingly good amount of sequels, there were also a lot of unnecessary and lazy remakes and attempts at franchise reboots. INSIDER rounded up the movies we were looking forward to that missed the mark. We’re not talking about the worst movies of the year. That’s a completely different list. From a few failed “Taken” knockoffs to another trip to a galaxy far, far away a bit too soon, keep reading … [Read more...] about RANKED: The 16 most disappointing movies of the year