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Sideshow Collectibles did an interesting take on Beauty And The Beast by releasing a Black Cat statue and The Monster Book of Monsters prop on the same day.

The Black Cat Polystone statue is part of the J. Scott Campbell Spider-Man Collection and it definitely captures Campbell’s sensual style.

The Monster Book Of Monsters replica is, well, let’s just say I wouldn’t want it in a dark room with me — but it’s pretty cool looking. It also comes packaged with a limited edition of Harry Potter: The Creature Vault which has detailed profiles of each creature, and some interesting hidden goodies.

Head after the break to see more pictures of both collectibles.

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I’d like to thank Kyle for sending us this brand new earworm. I already play “Uptown Funk” when I’m driving (like, over and over) and now I’ll be switching out “Dark Lord Funk” thanks to this Harry Potter-themed take on Marc Ronson’s song.

It is, as you’d imagine, awesome. Plus, Voldemort can move.

Check it out after the break.

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You Tuber Jeremiah Rivera likes making Friends-style mash ups with movies and the world is a better place for it.

His take on Harry Potter actually works really well, especially Neville and Luna. The most recent is an Avengers version which made me realize just how cranky much of the cast can look upon occasion (Chris Hemsworth smiling is awesome).

Something tells me he’s not going to stop at just two.

Check out the videos after the break.

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The biggest ever British Quidditch tournament was held over the weekend at Wayne Manor, but Batman was nowhere to be found. There were 24 teams who gathered at Wollaton Hall and Park where scenes from The Dark Knight Rises were shot.

The host team was the Nottingham Nightmares who fought teams like the Bangor Broken Broomsticks, Durhamstrand and Kent’s Flying Chaucers. Although they don’t fly, they do run about with broomsticks between their legs and play a game that’s part handball, part dodgeball, and part rugby.

Southampton Quidditch Club won the event and even got a trophy for their efforts.

See more pictures after the break.

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Looks like everyone has buried the hatchet as Draco Malfoy was seen with Fred, Ginny and Ron Weasley having a pretty good time a few nights ago. The group looked very happy as all the actors met up in a bar, posed for some photos, and posted them on their various social media pages.

See their posts after the break.

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While his time as Draco Malfoy may be over, Tom Felton’s diving back into the world of Harry Potter with a new documentary that he calls “a more in depth look at the world of super fans”.

While we as fans sometimes worry about things like this because, whether they mean to or not, they can sometimes come off more mocking than kind –– it seems as though Felton wants to showcase the dedication of the fans of Harry Potter and other franchises:

It was a massive insight for me, going behind the ropes and seeing what people actually do to stand behind a railing at an event. You don’t really think about the three hours it took them to stand there and get the best spot.

The one hour documentary is estimated to air on BBC3 in either April or May and, along with the fan interviews, will also include interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and even J.K. Rowling herself.

Speaking with JustJared, Felton talked more about his plans for the documentary:

It’s just kind of a chance for me to have a more in depth look at the world of super fans and these people that have followed franchises–kind of at the root of why Harry Potter was so successful. It had such an active fan base. It’s allowed people to be passionate about stuff that maybe they couldn’t be so open with in previous years. It’s kind of a look into that, it’s a road trip journey with me narrating.

Between Joffrey becoming a huge humanitarian and Draco Malfoy openly associating with Muggles, it’s no wonder we learn to love the bad guys in our favorite shows and movies.

(via The Mary Sue)

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When a movie is finished, some props and costumes may be given away, repurposed, or auctioned off. However, some of the most important ones are tucked away and become part of some geeky version of Harry Potter’s Room Of Requirement.

Warner Brothers has such a warehouse in London and has tucked away all sorts of treasures from the Batman and Harry Potter franchises as well as Gravity, Edge Of Tomorrow, and many more.

CNN’s Max Foster must be living under some kind of lucky star because he was allowed to go into the warehouse and bring along a camera crew.

From The Tumbler to Wonka Bars, to the Golden Snitch, it’s a treasure trove of geekdom and I want to go there right now.

Check out the video after the break.

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Hold on to your sorting hat! It was announced at the NY Toy Fair this weekend that the Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Game will launch in the US in April. The game should mirror it’s UK version which is already available through Amazon UK:

“This Trivial Pursuit bitesize edition contains 600 questions based on the Harry Potter films, some of which would challenge even the smartest of wizards! Test your trivia from the following topics: The Dark Arts, Hogwarts, Magical Spells & Potions, Magical Objects, Magical People and Animals & Magical Creatures. The handy game requires no board and can be carried around in its bite-size wedge case.”

See Also: More Harry Potter awesomeness

I cannot wait to get my hands on this game. It might be the first ever Trivial Pursuit game I’ll have a shot at winning!

(via SnitchSeeker.com)

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While I realize that the whole “Snape is a hero” theory is one of those bones of contention in the Harry Potter fandom, this video by YouTuber kcawesome13 will likely give people on both sides of the argument a case of the feels.

The video recuts Snape’s important scenes from the eight Harry Potter films into chronological order to give you a better understanding of the story from his perspective.

It was an interesting watch and, no matter what side you come down on in the fight, there’s no denying that Alan Rickman is utterly incredible.

Check it out after the break.

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Do you ever find yourself thinking that those big-budget geeky  movies you like just make too much sense? Yeah, OK, we get flying cars and giant battles and spaceships and all that. But where are the odd religion references? The out-of-left-field sexual innuendos? The David Lynchian surrealness?

Thank you, bootleg movie subtitles. Even when the words you’re trying to translate are literally on the screen, you still provide us with the utmost in mistranslated hilarity. Now that’s dedication.

Let’s start with the most infamous movie mistranslation, the one that inexplicably substituted the Jedi Council for the Presbyterian Church and gifted the world with at eternal piece of internet vernacular. Iiiiiit’s…

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