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The Roaring ’20s and Wizards in America Set up the Awesomeness of Fantastic Beasts

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is finally out in theaters this Friday, November 18, and we’re so excited that we can barely eat or sleep. It has been way too long since we last had a Harry Potter film gracing our screens. And this prequel looks just as awesome as the originals: from magical creatures to bumbling British wizards, it feels like the good old days of Harry vs. Voldemort.   The screenplay was written by Rowling herself, which means Fantastic Beasts is going to be amazing. Based (very, very loosely) on her textbook-style tome of the same name, the film tells the story of Newt Scamander, a wizard who traveled the world finding and documenting all of its magical…

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2016 Book-To-Movie Adaptations that Lived Up to its Literary Counterpart

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You know the saying, “never judge a book by its cover?” Well, I’m going to shake it up a bit and throw this one out to you: how about never judge a book by its movie adaptation. For most people, the book is almost always better than the movie—typically you prefer to read a book before seeing the story in its movie form and that’s usually the case for most movie goers. But, every so often you stumble upon some hidden gems in the entertainment world that don’t totally screw up its literary counterpart. They’re just as good, if not better, than the book it’s based off of. Now, I’m not saying that every single movie on this list knocked it…

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5 Magical Things we’d love to see at the American Hogwarts

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This week, J.K. Rowling has been strongly hinting that an American version of Hogwarts will show up in the new Harry Potter prequel film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Needless to say, her reveal kind of broke the Internet, with everyone from TIME to Entertainment Weekly guessing where this magical school might be located. But here at BookTrib we’re less concerned with location and more concerned with just how “American” the wizarding school is going to be. Will there be red-white-and-blue flags plastered on every castle wall? Will amber waves of grain be wafting in the background? Here are our five suggestions for how to milk the ‘murica out of a states-side Hogwarts: 1. Correspondence by Bald Eagle…

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