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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

FROM J.K. ROWLING’S WIZARDING WORLD.Ā 

In 1920s New York City, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives from Britain carrying a peculiar suitcase that turns out to be bursting with magical creaturesā€¦ In her screenwriting debut, J.K. Rowling returned to the world of Harry Potter, which had been explored in eight previous movies; this is a separate tale that takes place decades before the events at Hogwarts. Pleasingly familiar to Potter fans, perhaps a tad too formulaic for others, but still very enjoyable. Spectacular visual effects in 3D recreate New York of the day and bring us colorful beasts. In a sweet performance, Dan Fogler is the stand-out of the cast.

2016-U.S.-Britain. 133 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ David Yates. Screenplay, Novel: J.K. Rowling. Production Design: Stuart Craig, James Hambidge. Costume Design: Colleen Atwood. Cast: Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Katherine Waterston (Porpentina ā€Tinaā€ Goldstein), Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski), Alison Sudol, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogoā€¦ Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Ron Perlman, Jon Voight, Johnny Depp, ZoĆ« Kravitz.

Trivia: Followed by two sequels, starting withĀ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).

Oscar: Best Costume Design.Ā BAFTA: Best Production Design.

 

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