With the release date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince approaching, the media campaign for the movie has finally begun to heat up. A couple of new TV spots have been released to whet the appetite, but don't offer much in the way of new footage.
The first actual clip from the movie, which debuted on Ellen, offers more though, with a longer version of the scene in which a magically love-sick Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint ) explains to an incredulous Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) just who the object of his affections is.
Finally, there is a new featurette, which apparently aired in Belgium, offering new scenes from the film -- including a particularly funny one with Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) popping out of a chair -- interspersed with commentary from Radcliffe, director David Yates, and others.
Posted 05.20.09 by reelz
Rupert Grint has a posse. And they are determined that as many people as possible get to see his new film Cherrybomb.
Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, ventures into new territory in this coming-of-age drama, getting caught up in a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shoplifting, and stealing cars while competing for a young woman's affections. Although the new Harry Potter movie is being promoted as "sex, potions, and rock and roll," this movie really does seem to be a step beyond for the young actor who, like Daniel Radcliffe in Equus, will be getting a bit more exposure here than he is used to. If the movie gets released, that is.
Because of the economic crisis, Cherrybomb is having trouble securing distribution rights. And this is where the posse comes in. Unwilling to leave the fate of the movie up to the whims of the market, fans have launched an international petition campaign to make sure that audiences have a chance to see it. Check out the trailer below and see if you think it looks worthy. Posted 05.07.09 by reelz
First Daniel Radcliffe did Equus, now Rupert Grint goes shirtless in newly-released images for his upcoming movie Cherrybomb. Posted 01.16.09 by reelz
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix opens tomorrow, but the filmmakers are already buzzing about the next installment of the franchise.
HPOoP director David Yates has been hired on to direct the sixth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and he's already formulating plans for it. "
One thing we said when we finished Order of the Phoenix is we all want a very different experience next time 'round," says Yates. "We're very proud of this film--the intensity and the emotion, everything. One of the great things Jo Rowling does in the books is she captures stages of childhood. So the next stage of childhood is a bit more sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll."
So what can we expect in Half-Blood Prince? Change. "It's about the kind of emotional and sexual politics of being a teenager," Yates says. "It's a very different swing, the next film, and I think it needs to be for the series to keep evolving. I think that's important.
"In my work, every choice I've made I've always gone for something in the radically opposite direction. Once I finish something, I'm keen to stay fresh as a storyteller to try something different. The possibilities are so rich and there are so many things to play with in that world that it is possible to re-gear tonally, slightly. So the next one will be very different, I think."
In particular, Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, is going to have some maturing to do. "Ron does get a girlfriend in the next one. I think it does get a little bit intense," he comments. "I did another film called Driving Lessons and there was a little kiss in that. It was quite an uncomfortable experience. I didn't really enjoy it too much. It's going to be interesting." Posted 07.10.07 by reelz
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix doesn't come out until Wednesday, but all you members of Dumbledore's Army can get your fix early.
On Sunday, July 8, at 8:30PM (Eastern), 5:30PM (Pacific), ReelzChannel will be premiering the Dailies Special Presentation: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Hosted by Dailies' own Gerrad Hall, the Harry Potter special will include interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint (aka Harry, Hermione, and Ron).
Viewers will also be treated to an exclusive clip of the scene where Harry is first reunited with Ron and Hermione at the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix--after hearing nothing from either of them all summer.
This clip is so exclusive that it can't be seen anywhere else--not even on our website! So grab your wands and tune in, or else we'll send the Dementors after you. Posted 07.07.07 by reelz
Warner Bros. confirmed yesterday that Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint will be back for the final two films of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Apparently, Potter producers weren't put off by Radcliffe's recent full-frontal turn in a London stage play. Posted 03.25.07 by reelz