Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

2001, Movie, PG, 152 mins


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For Its Next Reboot, CBS Develops New Take on The Rifleman

Chuck Connors

Classic black-and-white western The Rifleman could be blasting its way back onto primetime, with director Chris Columbus and CSI vet Carol Mendelsohn on board.

CBS is developing a new take on the 1958 series, which famously starred Chuck Connors as 1880s-era sharpshooter Lucas McCain. The updated version will center on Civil War vet McCain as he... read more

VIDEO: The Commercial Kings Pay Tribute to Harry Potter Tribute

Rhett and Link

Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal of Commercial Kings (IFC, Fridays, 10/9c) often do this thing where they'll take a block of speech that sounds far from musical (or rhythmic, for that matter) and squeeze it into a song. Maybe the ultimate example of that is below, in which a Harry Potter love vlog from a self-described "fangirl...with a camera...being an amateur" becomes an emotional goodbye ballad (despite mosquitoes that threaten to take down the entire production)...
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Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe Reveals Battle with Alcohol

Daniel Radcliffe

In a new interview with GQ U.K., Daniel Radcliffe said he became "so reliant" on alcohol to get him through the later years of filming the Harry Potter films.

"I became so reliant on alcohol to enjoy stuff," Radcliffe told the magazine, according to a transcript from The Daily Mail. "There were a few years there when I was just... read more

HBO to Air New Ricky Gervais Series Life's Too Short in 2012

Ricky Gervais

HBO has picked up its third Ricky Gervais series, Life's Too Short, to air in 2012, the cable network announced Wednesday.

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Described as a cross between the original version of The Office and Gervais' critically acclaimed Hollywood comedy series Extras, Life's Too Short is a faux documentary following... read more

Harry Potter's Michael Gambon Joins HBO Drama Luck

Michael Gambon

Dumbledore has landed his first U.S. television gig.

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Michael Gambon is joining the cast of HBO's new drama Luck, reports Deadline.

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ABC Family Conjures Up Harry Potter Weekend

Harry Potter

Ok, Pott-heads, grab some popcorn and cozy up on the couch. It's time for a Harry Potter weekend — complete with a sneak peek of the next magical flick.

As part of its "25 Days of Christmas," ABC Family will air the first four movies of the Harry Potter franchise Dec. 5-7. The world television premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will also feature ...
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Handwritten Harry Potter Prequel Fetches $48,855

J.K. Rowling b yMike Marsland/WireImage.com

How much are 800 handwritten words worth? When they're in the form of an ersatz prequel to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, nearly $50,000. On Tuesday night at a London auction house, a bid of 25,000 pounds (or $48,855) claimed someone a two-sided page on which Rowling wrote a preface to the mega-hit series of books and movies. The auction's proceeds will benefit a dyslexia charity and the writer's organization PEN. Twelve other authors and illustrators, including Nobel winner Doris Lessing and novelist Nick Hornby, offered similar short-form items for auction. Lest anyone hope that Rowling's charitible scribblings might lead to something bigger (and bound), it should be noted that the document's final 12 words were: "From the prequel I am not working on — but it was fun!" — Anna Dimond Related:• 20/20 Special Will Bewitch Harry Potter Fans• Judge Urges Rowling to Make Lawsuit Disappear read more

20/20 Special Will Bewitch Harry Potter Fans

ABC News and RDF Media Group, who recently partnered to bring 20/20 a high-rated profile of the royal family, are reteaming for a behind-the-scenes look at the life of Harry Potter auteur J.K. Rowling.An RDF crew tailed Rowling for more than a year for a piece that includes interviews, the Deathly Hallows book tour and a look at locations that inspired Potter characters and events. The 20/20 special also will offer a hint as to what's next for the beloved franchise (besides, that is, a mound of legal bills). According to the Reporter, a November sweeps airing is planned. — MWM read more

Harry Potter Author Confirms, "Dumbledore Is Gay"

Michael Gambon as Professor Dumbledore courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

At a Friday-night appearance at Carnegie Hall, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling confirmed that which many fans had suspected: Albus' wand leans the other way. According to the AP, during a question-and-answer following a brief Deathly Hallows reading, Rowling responded to a query about Hogwarts' headmaster finding true love by saying, "Dumbledore is gay." The writer proceeded to elaborate that Dumbledore was smitten with Gellert Grindelwald, whom he defeated long ago in a battle. Upon seeing his good friend go bad, she says, Dumbledore was "horribly, terribly let down."My Dumbledore/Uncle Arthur-from-Bewitched slash fiction just got a lot more interesting.UPDATE: I went to see The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Broadway Saturday, not long after this story hit the AP, and they worked a Professor Dumbledore joke into the script. Ha. read more

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