Film Friday: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ and ‘The Next Three Days’

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.

Final ‘Harry Potter’ conclusive and spellbinding

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).

The fairy tale life of J.K. Rowling

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.

Final ‘Harry Potter’ book art released

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.