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Remembering Alan Rickman in His Best Literary Film Roles

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It’s been a rough week for art and culture. Alan Rickman, beloved veteran of the stage and screen, passed away early January 14, 2016, just days after the similarly shocking passing of rock god David Bowie. Rickman, whose trademark sonorous voice was scientifically proven to be one of the most perfect voices on the planet, was known for a multitude of film roles, most notably Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies. Other well-known characters he played include Die Hard’s snarky villain Hans Gruber, Love Actually‘s Harry, who it was just recently revealed, did in fact have an affair with his secretary (boooo!), Galaxy Quest’s sarcastic Shakespearean-trained sci-fi actor Alexander Dane, and ghost-boyfriend Jamie from Truly Madly Deeply. However, some of…

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Staff Stacks: Accio Harry Potter Sequel!

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I can’t say I passed Divination with flying colors, but…is that a sequel I see in the tea leaves? Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter movies, recently expressed his interest in directing a Harry Potter sequel. According to Entertainment Weekly, Columbus dreamed of directing all of the Harry Potter films originally, but it didn’t work out because of the time it took away from his family (he’s a stand-up guy). In the interview he was quoted saying that he would love to direct a Harry Potter film separate from Fantastic Beasts. Specifically, he wants to work with the characters of Harry, Ron and Hermione again. He also emphasized that the final film ends 19 years in the…

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