When veteran costume designer Coleen Atwood took to the stage last night to collect the Oscar for her team’s work on ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, it was something of a landmark. As hard as it might be to fathom, it was the first Oscar ever for a movie in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter cinematic universe. Atwood herself has won four times – the others being for ‘Chicago’ in 2002′, ‘Memoirs of of a Geisha’ in 2005 and ‘Alice In Wonderland’ in 2010 – but Rowling’s movie adaptations have sadly always been the bridesmaid, never the bride.
It stars Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein), Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein), Colin Farrell (Percival Graves), Carmen Ejogo (President Seraphina Picquery), Samantha Morton (Mary Lou Barebone), Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone), Jon Voight (Henry Shaw, Sr), with cameos by Ron Perlman (voice of Gnarlack) and Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald). It is rated PG.
Every month, we’ll tell you what upcoming movies are screening in cinemas islandwide, and which are the ones that you must watch. Overview of November’s releases With Halloween just around the corner, November sees a good number of horror films popping up across different languages, with almost one new horror film a week. “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” and “Death Note: Light Up the New World” also debut this month, showing us that good franchises always find a way to come back. There are two other animes to catch for otakus, “Your Name” and “Pokemon: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel”, and the end of November sees the beginning of the Christmas movie avalanche - “Bad Santa 2”.
After a disappointing summer of blockbuster flops, the autumn looks fit to bust with intriguing indies and exciting big budget offerings. Image credits: Sony/Warner Bros/BBC Films/CBS Films/Lionsgate/Screen Gems/Studio Canal
JK Rowling has said that she’s probably alone in pronouncing the name of supreme evil-doer Voldemort the way she first intended it. The writer took to Twitter yesterday, commenting on a tweet by a fan. - Terry Gilliam ‘is not dead’ - Amazing behind-the-scenes shots - Transformers 5 plot revealed American ‘Christian, writer, reader, nature lover’ Michael Lucero wrote: “One piece of Harry Potter trivia I always forget to mention: the “t” is silent in Voldemort, according to @jk_rowling.” Rowling picked up on the remark, and indeed, this is the case. Back in 2009, Rowling, while accepting the Legion d’honneur from President Francois Sarkozy, apologised for the name - which is translated as ‘flight of death’ in French.