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Behind the Scenes

The SFX talents behind The Matrix, 300, Game of Thrones and more By Joseph Fahim When special effects (SFX) make-up maestros Chadi Abdo and Dan Frye, whose works include renowned blockbuster movies and series such as The Matrix, 300 and Game of Thrones attended Maskoon, the Arab World’s first film festival for horror, sci-fi and fantasy

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J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore Plans to Conjure Up Profit for 2017

By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT, Nov 22 – Pottermore, J.K. Rowling’s digital publishing company, expects to turn a profit in its current fiscal year, buoyed by rising sales of audio books and new ebooks that build on the nearly 20-year-old Harry Potter franchise, the company said on Tuesday. Launched as a fan community site in 2012,

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Fuses Dark Themes with Plea for Acceptance

By Alicia Powell NEW YORK, Nov 21 – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, the “Harry Potter” wizarding spinoff movie, had its world premiere on Thursday night, and the cast said they hoped the film would provide both escapist comfort and a message of acceptance in the real world. The film, the first of

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Darkness Brews as ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Push Magical World Into New Era

By Alicia Powell NEW YORK, Nov 8 – “Harry Potter” fans will be welcomed back to the wizarding world next week with cute and mischievous magical creatures causing havoc in New York City in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” but there’s deeper, darker unrest in the magical world. “Fantastic Beasts,” opening in theaters

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Veteran British Actor Alan Rickman Passes Away

LONDON, Jan 14 – British actor Alan Rickman, who played the role of Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films and portrayed memorable villains in Hollywood movies, has died aged 69, his agent said on Thursday. Rickman got his big acting break appearing the Broadway version of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” in the mid-1980s before making

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