Harry Potter fans bid their favorite hero goodbye this weekend as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II opens in theatres in 3D. Other new arrivals in theatres include Walt Disney's animated Winnie the Pooh; and Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
New releases this week on Blu-ray and DVD: Daniel Radcliffe stars in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1; Gwyneth Paltrow and Garrett Hedlund show off their singing skills in the musical drama Country Strong; and Pixar's animated adventure The Incredibles lands on Blu-ray for the first time with a pile of features.
This is it, Harry Potter fans. Opening in theatres everywhere, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will dominate the weekend box office as kids and adults alike head out to see the penultimate chapter in J.K. Rowling's massive wizarding franchise. Plus, a look at The Next Three Days starring Russell Crowe, and new films arriving next Wednesday, November 24.
Opening in theatres this week, the latest film from J.K. Rowling's insanely popular franchise comes to life with Daniel Radcliffe starring once more in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Also opening in select theatres is one of this year's most critically acclaimed dramas, director Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker.
In just 10 years author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has become one of the most memorable stories in recent memory. With her ability to blend adolescent tales with epic battles and the heroic journey of our hero and his friends, she's created something special that places Harry Potter among the likes of The Chronicles of Narnia or The Lord of the Rings, (even if she's perhaps not quite as skilled as either of their respective authors).
Joanne Kathleen Rowling, better known as just J.K. Rowling, might be the best modern example I can think of for what you'd call a real life fairy tale. Born on July 31, 1965, the British novelist was unemployed and living on welfare with her daughter when she finished the first Harry Potter book in 1995, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. That book, and the six that would follow, plus the movies, and all the toys and marketing, would end up turning Rowling into billionaire within a few years.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix debuts in theatres on July 13, and The GATE has a few early images to give fans a preview of what they can expect.
Harry Potter fever is gripping the world right now, and it's really no wonder. It's one of the most popular series ever written, and this July Potter fans will not only see the latest film, Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix on the big screen, but they'll also be able to read J.K. Rowling's final book in the series: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. To get fans just a bit more riled up, the good news is that you can at least see what the cover looks like.