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See Ohio State Marching Band's Amazing Movie-Themed Halftime Routine

This weekend, while the Ohio State Buckeyes took a halftime break from their utter annihilation of Penn State, the school's marching band decided to pitch in with their own brand of day-ownage as well and performed one helluva movie-themed routine.

Dubbed the "Hollywood Blockbuster" halftime show, these OSU marchers pulled out all the stops to give a little homage to their favorite film franchises, and what's really interesting is that all of their choices are pretty relevant to today's market as well. Get More »

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'Fantastic' News: J.K. Rowling Writing More 'Harry Potter' World Movies

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Ready to do some serious hand-flailing? 'Cause you're definitely about to.

So, everyone knows that when it comes to the box office, J.K. Rowling and her "Harry Potter" book-to-screen phenomenon proved to be pure freakin' magic. And while Warner Bros. tried to move on after the "Deathly Hallows" two-parter and make southern gothic witchcraft a viable thing by way of "Beautiful Creatures," the studio is nowhere near ready to give up on the series that apparated (that's Hogwarts speak for summoned in) so many piles of cash for it even Gringott's would need to tighten up security to bank it.

Generous though our magic queen is, she's now signed on to write — that's her actual hand to paper, 'cause that's how she rolls — the screenplays for a new film series about the "Harry Potter" world. Get More »

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Drunk Ron Weasley/Simon Pegg Wishes Harry Potter Happy Birthday

Ron Weasley has something he wants everyone to know: It's Harry Potter's 33rd birthday. And he's wasted out of his mind.

No, really. Everyone's beloved boy wizard turned 33 on July 31—does that make him a man wizard?—and Jimmy Fallon thought it was fitting to ring in Mr. Potter's birthday on his talk show last night. But a simple cake, candles and glass of champagne wouldn't do the trick. No, Fallon needed Ron Weasley. Ron Weasley inebriated. Ron Weasley inebriated and incoherently singing "Happy Birthday" to Harry Potter.

And that's exactly what he got. The dudes over at "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" dressed up actor Simon Pegg as Potter's right hand man—red hair, Gryffindor cloak, wand and all — along with a glass of juice scotch, and pushed him on stage. The rest is history. Get More »

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FBI Warrant Issued Over 'Harry Potter' Internet Beef

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Even Lord Voldemort would cringe at this story.

But we can all relate, right? You know, that thing where you're a big fan of something, so you join a web forum to chat with other fans, then you get the webmaster's face tattooed on your thigh, then you write a bondage themed short story about you and the webmaster, then the webmaster bans you, then you threaten her life multiple times, then the FBI issues a warrant for your arrest...

Alleged New Zealand cyber-stalker Jessica Elizabeth Parker had better cancel any plans to visit America.

The FBI has issued a warrant for the "Harry Potter" super-fan from Down Under thanks to a series of extraordinarily creepy death threats. Parker went all interwebs crazy after The Leaky Cauldron "webmistress" Melissa Anelli banned her due to her (alleged) creepiness. According to The New Zealand Herald (thank you Uproxx for writing about this), 28 year-old Parker has a large portrait of Anelli covering her thigh.

"This is not over until someone is on the floor bleeding their life away," Parker emailed Anelli, who is the author of the 2008 page-turner "Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon." The Brooklyn-based Anelli is also co-host of the PotterCast podcast (guess what that podcast is about?).

At some point, Parker reportedly wrote some dominatrix-centric fantasy about her and Anelli.

After the flamewar and forum ban took place, Parker started leaving nutty voicemails, sending bat---- emails and even got her creepy snail mail on. She had all kinds of sweet things to say, like, "I will not sit by as you attempt to crush what little I have left, I would rather slit your damn throat and be done with it" and "I'm warning you right now, you will die!" You know, things friends and fellow fans write to each other. Get More »

Link Riot: Learn to Make a Hogwarts House Cake

hogwartscake• Impress the muggles and learn how to make a Hogwarts house cake. You're welcome. [That's Nerdalicious]

• 'The To Do List' is raunchy enough for a man, but made for (and by) a woman. []

• A comprehensive history to Batman and Superman over the years. [Vulture]

• Eww or awesome? Hugh Jackman apparently has sex dressed as Wolverine. [Videogum]

• While we're on the subject of Wolverine, here's 10 facts you probably didn't know about him (the character, not Jackman). [ScreenCrush]

• One of the best MacGuffins ever, what could possibly be in the 'Pulp Fiction' brief case? [Neatorama]

• These are 5 potential video game movies and how to make them good. [Hypable]

• Things you should know about 'Gone Girl,' Rosamund Pike. [BuzzSugar]

• Benedict Cumberbatch also can officiate weddings. Because being an amazing actor wasn't enough. [PopWatch]

• Are these movies really doomed? [A.V. Club]

Filed Under: Link Riot

Visit 'Harry Potter's' Diagon Alley Using Google Maps

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Muggles, unite! The magic of the internet (way more sleek than a wand, if you ask us) has made it possible for us to explore wizarding London without actually leaving our desks.

Now, make your way to Diagon Alley and enter J.K. Rowling's magical world of witchcraft and wizardry — all using the power of your handy dandy MacBook. Thanks to Google Maps' Street View, we mere muggles (and those of us who can't afford the airfare/Floo powder to London) now get a chance to navigate through Ollivanders Wand Shop, Mr. Mulpepper's Apothecary, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, and more. Get More »

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Link Riot: Ranking the 50 Hottest 'Harry Potter' Guys

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• The hottest Hogwarts alum of all may surprise you. [BuzzFeed]

• "The Heat" might be hilarious, but can we really satirize female buddy cop movies without having made any in the first place? []

• Here's the deal on the original crazy Russian ending of "World War Z." [Vulture]

• He's magic at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, too. See all the pictures of Channing Tatum looking Channing Tatum-ish in "White House Down." [BuzzSugar]

• Drew Barrymore in "Poltergeist"? 9 actors who almost starred in classic horror films. [ScreenCrush]

• It's too big to be a space station! Disney has large-scale plans for the "Star Wars" addition to the theme parks. [Hypable]

• The problem with "Monsters University" and 'just okay' Pixar movies. [MTV Movies]

• More proof that Brad Pitt's hair is Hollywood's hardest-working actor. [Death and Taxes]

• 10 people who hated their own biopics. Yes, two of them are Sarah Palin and Mark Zuckerberg. [The Week]

• It's never too early to ponder higher (cinematic) education. 9 college movies for kids, from "Flubber" to "First Daughter." [Moviefone]

• 8 Disney sequels that never happened, from "Dumbo II" to "Treasure Planet II" (yeah, we forgot all about "Treasure Planet," too). [Mental Floss]

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Hermione Granger, Is That You?: Emma Watson Returns to Fantasy Franchise Genre

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Ever wonder if Emma Watson is a "Game of Thrones" fan? Her newest project points to "yes."

With two movies in theaters this week and many more in production, Emma Watson is a busy girl. But it's only about to get busier for the 23-year-old actress, who is returning to her "Harry Potter" roots with another fantasy franchise. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety

Link Riot: Ron and Hermione Go To Prom

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA• Ron and Hermione go to prom. [TheDeluxeWar DeviantArt]

• These are by far the 10 scariest home-invasion movies. Remember to always lock your doors. []

• Will we be seeing the trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' before 'Man of Steel?' [Hypable]

• These Hollywood Star Charts are spectacular. Actual stars, people! [Neatorama]

• The 90s were a great decade...for movie soundtracks. [BuzzSugar]

• Ridiculous life lessons from Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson movies. [Moviefone]

• Do you have a favorite female butt-kicker? If so, you should vote for her. [ScreenCrush]

• Write what you know. These are the true stories behind 10 directors' most personal films. [Flavorwire]

• The politics of President Skroob from 'Spaceballs.' Because, why not? [Death and Taxes]

• Adam Sandler provided a little insight as to what his classic characters are up to now. [MTV Movies Blog]

Filed Under: Link Riot

The 9 Best Movie Vines So Far

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Vine is to YouTube what flash fiction is to the short story, and the increasingly popular little video app is gaining a lotta traction in the movie biz right about now because, well, there's a ton of hilarity potential.

Sure, one could make a series of hoity-toity Tribeca Film Festival-worthy six-second shorts with the program, too (yawn), but who wouldn't rather see things like rap song/ Disney movie mashups and random celebrity impersonation samples and brief homemade movie reboots? Get More »

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