YouTube channel screenjunkies spent 20 hours of their lives watching all eight Harry Potter movies to create the Harry Potter honest trailer.
As a Harry Potter fan myself, it’s pretty hilarious and hits a lot of great points. Obviously I have to address some, so watch the video above then click the READ MORE button to see my thoughts on the whole thing.
Mainstream media has finally uncovered the Internet’s dirty secret, fanfiction and it’s pretty sad. It needs to be understood that fanfiction should remain in the fandom world, because once you address actors about fanfiction you are embarrassing the star and the person who wrote it.
Does anyone really want to read about teenage fantasies about themselves and someone else? There’s a feeling that exists between discomfort and flattery that I think stars feel when tehy realize what kind of stories people write about them. The only thing more disturbing about reading or hearing about these stories are when people you know or work closely with read them.
I’m deciding: My ship name is “The I Play A Character On TV & Am A Real Person With A Real Life In Reality.” or “The USS Kitty”.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) February 8, 2013
There’s also something really uncomfortable about watching stars read their own fanfiction. The awkwardness is just overwhelming.
If you need proof, watch YouTube bloggers Tyler Oakley and Marcus Butler re-enact fanfic they found about them. If you must know, their ship name is “Myler.”
At one point Butler just exclaims “This is porn.” Yes. Yes it is. The poor guy will probably never be the same after reading about him doing questionabe things with Tyler Oakley. For some reason, Tyler Oakley doesnt seem as traumatized. Oh, Tyler.
“This is actually really good.” Oh no Tyler. Oh no.
As disturbing as this is, it is hysterical at the same time, especially because neither vloggers can really keep a straight face. Butler at numerous times looks like he wants to cry.
I can hear the sounds of Klaine shippers wishing Chris Colfer and Darren Criss would follow the lead of these two vloggers.
NOW WATCH THESE CELEBRITIES READ FANFIC ABOUT THEM:
Happy Birthday, Emma Watson!
From playing Hermione in the Harry Potter movie series to her hysterical moments in interviews, Emma Watson has some great moments and one liners under her belt. Always classy and well-spoken, Watson is one of those people that you can’t help but love and admire.
Her beauty, her grace, and her humility are only a few reasons why she is nothing less than spectacular. She was a part of all of our childhoods as Hermione, and she continues to be present in our adulthood as she lands the covers of some of the best magazines. Not to mention the fact that she continues to play our favourite literary characters —no one else could have played Sam in Perks of Being a Wallfower as well as she did. She has an undeniable sex appeal, but not in an “in-your-face” type of way. She relies on a sultry essence more than baring it all to be appealing. Also, her pixie cut was one of the best decisions she has ever made.
In honour of her 23rd birthday, we bring you Emma Watson’s 23 greatest moments:
Full disclosure: I was that kid who never got in trouble. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen the principal’s office but only because I wasn’t wearing school-sanctioned pants (Catholic school, yo). I just never did anything to get me in serious trouble least my parents ever found out. Looking back, I wish I did cause more of a ruckus and hopefully, would’ve landed in detention for something as amazing as “got caught posting unapproved ‘mudkip’ posters around the school.” Alas, I grew up only to write about the 11 badasses who got these amazing detention slips.
2. Wizards rule, muggles droolz!
3. Never back down
4. I AM THE CHOSEN ONE!
2. This has been an Emma Watson appreciation post
While Japanese school girls are Kamehameha-ing in photos, the boys are re-creating Quidditch game.
For those who are lame and aren’t into Harry Potter, Quidditch is sort of like a cross between soccer and basketball as witches and wizards race up and down the field to throw balls in hoops (there’s a lot more to it but I’m trying to keep it simple). According to the Laughing Squid, the first photos were initially posted on a Japanese bulletin board 2ch and have since gone viral.
I know there are some real life muggle Quidditch teams out there. You need to do this. I’m sure you already have, but pics or it didn’t happen.
Move aside Hermoine Granger, Emma Watson grew up.
The British GQ’s latest cover recently leaked, and the cover girl is none other than Miss Emma Watson. Before you flip tables and wonder when Emma turned so scandalous, she’s just portraying her character Nicki from The Bling Ring. So don’t worry. Emma’s hair and tattoos are fake, so you can take a breather.
Her upcoming movie, The Bling Ring, is based on the real life story surrounding the teenage gang that robbed a number of high profile celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom and Rachel Bilson. Watson tells British GQ, “… I felt… I had to dive into something really different. This has been a really big departure for me; it’s a really big character. That’s so exciting for me because it meant I was really acting.”
But don’t worry. This is probably the furthest she’ll push her boundaries for a while. If you follow her on Twitter, you recall when she addressed casting rumours that pinned her as playing Anastasia Steele in the upcoming 50 Shades Of Grey movie. She asked her followers if anyone actually believed if she would play that part, which is was basically, a “hell, no” to the role.
Regardless, she looks flawless .
We’re curious on how the rest of this photoshoot turned out! What do you think of her look?
Fanfiction, manips, and concocted ideas that certain actors are meant to be together currently reign over Tumblr and other social media outlets.
You write it, and the actors know it. Their publicist or they themselves, are interest in what the people on saying about them on the interwebs and of course, find all this stuff you create. Yes, they know what gifs are.
You can be rest assured that the Warblers’ Riker Lynch frequently sends Glee star Darren Criss all those memes and gifs you make of him and Chris Colfer. Also, Kevin Mchale is trolling all of your tags.
If you are prepping for a red alert and taking down everything you have ever blogged or tweeted about, hold on. Some stars actually find fan fiction, manips, and everything in between flattering. They don’t always read it, but they know its out there, and they know what your fantasies are.
Writers like J.K. Rowling encourage fan fiction because it is an outlet for creavity and a chance for fans to write about other possible scenarios for their favourite shows, films or books. I have heard of and read brilliant fanfictions that have rewritten the ending to the Harry Potter series. I can say I find that creative and interesting.
Other times however, these stories are exploitative and pretty raunchy. Okay, I’ll say it, it’s smutty. Sometimes people like to advertise these stories to the actors that play the characters they write about. Other times, these stories are about actors themselves, who oftentimes are not even together. This is where I see a dilemma. Write what you wish because it is in good fun and within the fandom, but respect the actors integrity. I will brace myself for some angry fans.
Celebrities for the most part understand fan fiction is all in good fun, and many joke about it in award speeches, interviews, and on Twitter. The celebrities who do this are truly class acts.
What do you think about Fan Fiction? Can it be tasteful, or is it weird?
See below 7 celebrities reactions to Fan Fiction
Cory Monteith on Finchel
At the 1:00 mark
Finchel fans, shut down EVERYTHING. Or not. Y’all are a pretty tame bunch so I’m sure it’s not too bad. Haven’t heard about really hard core fics from that part of the fandom. We must award Monteith an A+ for using fanfiction to relate to your fans. Stardom. You’re doing it right.
John Green and Chris Colfer on…themselves?
At the 0:48 mark
Slightly scarred to death by the notion of John Green and Chris Colfer in a fanfic together. So strange. I’d rather not read dirty stories in which two of my heroes do dirty things. I will now spend the next 24 hours trying to cleanse my brain. However, I feel like a piece of fanfiction written by Chris Colfer would be sad, have multiple plot arcs, and a very tasteful love story. I would read it.
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Crowd sourcing has become an efficient means fund a number of different projects — be it medical bills, video games or a Veronica Mars movie. Now you and your friends can pitch in to make a favourite t-shirt design into a reality with TeePublic.
Launched by Josh Abramson (co-founder of College Humor and Vimeo), TeePublic is making it easier for graphic designers to finally see their designs on a t-shirt. The way it works is anyone can upload their designs and if 30 people in a month (that’s one person a day) agrees to buy your shirt, the company will put it into production and with every shirt sold, $5 per shirt goes back to the designer.
Considering just how creative the internet gets (have you seen the sloth photos?), here are just some of our favourite shirts so far on TeePublic:
1. Best Buds by CorwinWebb
2. STAY CLASSY by jordansoliz
3. RASCAL by Keddie
After the rumour mill for the 50 Shades of Grey movie started churning last year, we heard a lot about how Emma Watson was likely to play the lead role of Ana Steele.
I’m sorry, what? I think most of us figured Watson was a little too classy and smart to do that…and we were right!
Watson recently confirmed via Twitter that she woud not be in the film.
Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life.
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) March 17, 2013
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) March 17, 2013
Good. Well that’s that sorted then.
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) March 17, 2013
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) March 17, 2013
I quite enjoy sassy Emma Watson. She’s perfect.
Why not jazz up your favourite movies with a little dose of Batman? In this YouTube vid by PistolShrimps, the dark knight makes a cameo in classic flicks like Forest Gump, The Wizard of Oz, and Dirty Dancing. LOL, this spoof just nails that deep raspy voice. Love it!
The man behind “Harry Potter in 99 Seconds” strikes again with a hilarious take on why all your favourite Disney movies end in lies.
Jon Cozart hits you where it hurts as he heartbreakingly tells us how The LIttle Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Pocahontas would play out if we applied some modern knowledge today. In his take, Ariel has to live with an oil spill, the government is racially profiling Jasmine as Aladdin is thrown in Guantanamo Bay, Belle is being charged with bestiality, and Pocahontas caught a disease as spread by New World settlers.
Kind of grim but we love it anyways!
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Though it may clock in at just under a minute, we’re still waiting on bated breath for Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring to be released.
The Bling Ring is based on the group of Southern California teens who stole from the likes of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton and Rachel Bilson. The teens made off with almost $3 million dollars worth of goods, most of it from Paris Hilton herself.
The Bling Ring stars none-other-than one of our favourite actresses ever, the gorgeous Emma Watson.We’ve seen her go from girl witch in the Harry Potter series to the manic pixie dream girl of Logan Lerman’s dreams in The Perks of Being A Wallflower, so it’ll be nice to see her in yet another incredibly different role.
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I understand that we must preserve the delicate balance of nature to the best of our abilities. I also know that we can’t go off and start killing everything we don’t like because everything has a role to play in our ecosystem. Unfortunately for us, this includes spiders. While I try my very best to capture those lurking around my home, I still am a little upset that they just can’t seem to stay outside. Basically, here are five places where spiders shouldn’t be:
1. In Oreos (I really hope that this is fake)
2. In Phones
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A woman spent a whole year building a lego replica of Harry Potter’s alma mater, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and wizardry.
Seattle-area builder Alice Finch used 400,000 bricks to recreate the magical location using the books and movies to help layout the school grounds and its interiors. Finch also visited the Harry Potter studio in London to see the set in person, according to The Brothers Brick.
The whole feat is impressive and Finch’s attention to detail is amazing. Make sure to check out her Flickr gallery to see more photos!
We all love chocolate and we all love Harry Potter but the director of The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), Andrew Slack, makes us think twice about munching on Harry Potter chocolate. In a video uploaded by nerimon, YouTuber Alex Day, who’s also friends with Slack, tells us that this tasty treat received an “F” for human rights by the advisors at Free2Work.
The Harry Potter Alliance wrote to Warner Brothers about this report,
“Dear Warner Bros,
We grew up inspired by the human rights messages that J.K. Rowling wove into the Harry Potter books and movies. We are upset to hear that Harry Potter chocolate gets an “F” in human rights…Albus Dumbledore asked us to choose between what is right and what is easy. We ask you to do the same. Show us the report.”
Warner Bros denies these allegations and refuses to release the report on the standards of their chocolate. Muggles and wizards are now coming together for this new campaign, Show Us the Report. The HPA is asking fans of the series to sign their petition to put pressure on the movie studio to release their official report.
What’s really upsetting is that the cocoa plant is one of the most corrupt crops in the world. Children are mistreated and forced into child labor just to harvest the coveted cocoa beans. This is not what Harry Potter stands for and neither should we!
So if you love chocolate and if you love Harry Potter, why not take a moment to sign the petition? It’s already gained over 15,000 signatures including those of the cast members of the Harry Potter movies.
Harry Potter’s American publisher, Scholastic, will reissue the magical book series with all new covers to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (oooh! American title!).
The new cover for the first installment aptly depicts Harry’s first visit Diagon Alley (a.k.a. his first foray into the magical world) with Hagrid by his side. It’s a good choice considering just how fantastic that first Diagon Alley scene was in the film adaptation.
The old cover, on the other hand, shows Harry catching the golden snitch as a unicorn runs by and Fluffy, Hagrid’s three-headed dog, watches on.
Here’s the original:
Here’s the new cover:
According to the Wall Street Journal, the new covers will be released in September as paperbacks. If you’re a fan of the original, don’t fret! That artwork will still be used for hardcover and trade paperback editions.
As a Canadian, I can’t help but prefer the original British cover (below) and never really understood why they had to change “philosopher” to “sorceror.” I think kids are a lot smarter than publishers think.
What do you guys think? Yay or nay for the new cover?
This column is the first of four installments hoping to inspire fandoms everywhere to wear what they love with pride. Because why should you limit your fan experience to your home or the latest con? The answer: THERE ARE NONE.
But just in case you’re unsure on how to break out of the hoodie-jeans-tee combo, I’m going to show you a couple of ways to incorporate some of your favourite fandom-related items into every day life.
We’re going to start a little easy this week with the novelty tee. You probably already have a lot of tees in your closet right now and I’m going to show you how to wear them in a more creative way. Just think of them in the way you would wear a graphic tee—you’re just going to be wearing your favourite band instead of some random illustration.
1. The well-fitted jacket
It’s important to note the t-shirt’s slouchy nature and the fact that it will inevitably stretch out and no longer fit your body perfectly. This quality makes it easy for any outfit to look shabby and the best way to counter is with a well-fitted jacket. That jacket could be a leather jacket (see Ryan Gosling above) or a blazer. You could even try pairing it with a varsity jacket but just be aware that this kind of jacket typically has a baggier fit to it so don’t be afraid to go a size down.
2. The Cardigan
The best kinds of cardigans are the ones that aren’t made of the same material as your t-shirt. I find jersey cardigans to be a little too flimsy nor does it provide enough visual contrast between the tee itself and the cardigan. Try and find a cardigan that has an interesting detail—whether it’s a shawl collar or interesting buttons. You could also try an oversized cardigan but just remember to keep your bottoms fitted as well (a.k.a. if you look like a skater from the 90’s, you’re doing it wrong).
4. Tuck It In Read more…
10. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
If Harry Potter doesn’t make you happy, then I have no words for you. Seeing the heartwarming face of Hagrid, or witnessing the blossoming friendship of the Trio is enough to cure a hangover. The nostalgia of your Potter childhood is enough to give you butterflies — and not the kind that will only worsen the feelings in your stomach. Just take note to not follow up this movie with The Chamber of Secrets. You know, that scene when Ron throws up the slugs…
9. Drop Dead Gorgeous
You might not know of this film, but you will at some point in your lifetime. Drop Dead Gorgeous is both horrifying and hilarious at the same time. I suggest this as a hangover cure because it’s kind of like the gem on pageant mockery. Seeing the way these girls battle it out for the top title of pageant glory will take your mind off of your own sad state. If you don’t get around to watching the film, just sit back and be mesmerized by this gif from the movie:
8. Toy Story
Toy Story is a film that lives in the hearts of everyone who is legally old enough to drink. Watching this movie whilst hungover will make you forget all of your worries and remember that you have a friend in Woody and Buzz. It might also inspire you to dig up some old childhood toys and cuddle your nausea away. That, or you can slowly fall asleep during the movie and slumber away to a happy place.
7. Lost in Translation
Lost In Translation earned director Sofia Coppola a lot of attention for her notorious dreamy visuals and uncanny writing. Some of the scenes of Bill Murray are hilarious, but with an undertone of sadness. Amongst basically every Sofia Coppola film, Lost In Translation is good for a hangover because it has beautiful, sleepy music with lovely visuals that will sooth your mind and ease you into a deep sleep.
6. Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink is the kind of movie where you really, truly want to cheer for the main character to find happiness. Following Andy (and her adorable sidekick, Duckie) will give you some purpose and motivation during an otherwise hopeless time. It’ll also motivate you to get off the couch and completely DIY your entire wardrobe to look like Andy’s and/or Duckie’s.
5. Mean Girls
The question is, when ISN’T it ever a good time to watch Mean Girls? Of course, you know every line, every expression, and every comedic pause that occurs in this cinematic gem. So instead of being a bump on a bump lying on your couch, you’ll at least be reciting the classic lines in Mean Girls. You’ll also have Janice Ian to discourage you from any future hangovers.
4. The Social Network
The Social Network is the type of film that will stimulate your brain. Its quick wit and fast-paced lines will hold your concentration (and whatever else in your stomach) for a few hours. It also might discourage you from logging onto Facebook and seeing evidence of last night’s regret.
3. Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite is so mind-numbingly pointless, it will require very little of your hungover attention. On the other hand, it’s also side-splittingly hilarious, so it could possibly single-handedly cure your hangover. Napoleon Dynamite gets up to so many shenanigans just trying to fight off the school bullies. Seeing his many (often weird and random) accomplishments will make you want to say “forget this hangover” and then conquer the world. Heck yes!
2. The Wizard of Oz
This might seem like a completely random way to cure a hangover, but hear me out. The Wizard of Oz is like a treasure trove of happiness because of its magical colours and famous songs. The film will for sure stimulate your fried brain after a long night of partying. The best part is that the film’s heroine, Dorothy, reminds us all that there’s no place like home. This statement will comfort you after a wild New Years Eve.
1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings makes the number one spot on this list for endless reasons. Primarily, the length of the film is enough to lull you into a nice sedation. The film is so addicting that you will be practically forced to watch the rest of the LOTR movies, which will keep you occupied for your entire hangover. By the end of it all, you can give your self a nice round of Hobbit-esque applause.
Sean Emory has created a magical way of proposing. It’s not exactly straight out of the Harry Potter universe, but it’s pretty close. Almost too close. In fact, I am highly suspicious of this dude’s magical ways of wooing his girlfriend Andrea, who is subsequently his fiance. What he does in the video, called “sean + andrea _ magical proposal,” is pretty impresive and must have taken him months to practice. But the best part of the proposal is that he remains completely calm, even with the presence of his glorious magic.
So my question is: Sean Emory, are you human? Or are you the real-life Ron Weasley (aka the original lady wooer of the magical world)?