Alan Rickman, the tremendously talented British actor behind such iconic roles as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 69 following a bout with cancer.
Holiday dinners can be a stressful, trying times. Lots of cooking, cleaning, weird relatives, hyper kids… If you’ve had enough of the usual and want to get away and do something completely different, here’s one Christmas dinner you’ll never forget: eating at Hogwarts’ Great Hall.
The final Harry Potter novel was full of grand battles and grander revelations, but it also featured a tiny detail that radically changed the saga’s timeline. Although J.K. Rowling’s first book in the beloved series was published in 1997 and the final book in 2007, a date on a gravestone revealed that the events of the final novel take place in 1997. That means that Harry Potter himself was born in 1980. Which means that he’s 35 in 2015. And according to Rowling herself, that makes today, September 1, 2015, the first day of school at Hogwarts for Harry’s eldest son.
For decades, scientists have used references to popular culture to help people understand breakthroughs in technology. Although the go-to series for the smart folks behind every innovation in your life has been 'Star Trek,' the latest crazy advancement is also applicable to something a little more, well, magical. Yes, someone has gone and built themselves an rudimentary invisibility cloak, like the one seen in the Harry Potter series.
Well, this ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video is definitely different than the rest.
Instead of the normal dumping a bucket of ice on your head and then calling out someone or multiple people to do the same thing, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson had a twist in his video posted on Instagram. He called out boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and insulted him at the same time.
Ever since the whole 'Harry Potter' franchise came into existence, our lives have become infinitely better. For starters, our cats now have adorable costumes to wear and we've learned tons of awesome spells. But there's one thing 'Harry Potter' has given us that undoubtedly reigns supreme in our books: Quidditch.
Beware, ‘Harry Potter’ fans: if you’ve been waiting to purchase the saga on DVD or Blu-ray, you’d better do it quickly, because a force more powerful than Voldemort is about to make them disappear.
On December 29, Warner Bros. has announced it will stop shipping all eight ‘Harry Potter’ films, as well as the upcoming ‘Complete 8-Film Collection,’ which debuts November 11.