Harry Potter returns for his fifth year at Hogwarts and discovers much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about his recent encounter with Lord Voldemort. Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge appoints Professor Dolores Umbridge the infamous position of Defense against the Dark Arts teacher...seemingly leaving the young witches and wizards to fend for themselves. Harry takes matters into his own hands and secretly forms a self-proclaimed group of students, "Dumbledore's Army," prepping them for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.
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Lovers Day” today by showing some love for classic childhood
books that became IMAX films. Here are three of our favorite film
adaptations to honor this holiday.
J. K. Rowling’s
Harry Potterseries is among the most recognizable book
titles to date. The film series following the book is no different.
Since the release of the first movie, it’s hard to imagine Harry,
Hermione and Ron played by anyone but Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson
and Rupert Grint, respectively.
The first Harry Potter film to be released in the IMAX format
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and the final
five films followed suit. The spinoff,
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themwas featured in
IMAX last year, preceded by an entire week of all 8 original
movies! What’s more, we have four more
Fantastic Beastsmovies coming our way.
Any true fan of the Wizarding World wishes for their chance to
attend Hogwarts. We recite spells, browse Pottermore, sort
ourselves into Hogwarts houses, and most importantly, await our
letter! (It’s never too late)
BuzzFeed entertains the early 2000s
Harry Potterhype with quizzes to find out which house you
belong in by answering
standard questions, or by
detailing your pizza order. Many universities have Quidditch
teams, too, who compete for the World Cup! The first
publication of the original
Harry Pottercelebrated its 20th birthday only a few weeks
ago, and the celebrations continue for Book Lovers Day.
The Hunger Gamessparked a fanatic fandom of its own.
Suzanne Collins’ stories of a post-apocalyptic world involving
televised death matches and government rebellions attracted
millions of readers and moviegoers. The film adaptations brought
back Josh Hutcherson, the beloved actor from another film
Bridge to Terabithia. It propelled Jennifer Lawrence into
stardom as a role model for courageous girls on and off the
Just like with
Harry Potter, fans would take
quizzes to find out which district of Panem they’d belong to.
Mockingjay pins became fashion staples, and finding a fellow fan
was never easier than holding up three fingers in the air. Archery
became the new big thing after Katniss made it cool, but if you
were going to use a bow and arrow, you had to don the classic
Bonus: Did you know that the
Hunger Games: Catching Firearena scenes were shot on IMAX
The Lord of the Rings
Throwing it back to a little over a century ago when J. R. R.
The Hobbitand plunged readers into an entirely new world.
The Hobbitis a precursor to
The Lord of the Rings,the LOTR films were the first
on-screen introduction to Middle-earth. The first of its trilogy,
released in 2001, introduced a new legion of diehard fans to the
fantastical tale and led to two subsequent films. The books and
films have left quite the legacy; references made to both
The Lord of the Ringsremain relevant, and the books are
still essential to some high school curriculums.
Despite the stories being the oldest of this bunch,
The Lord of the Ringsstill attract new fans all the time.
You’re guaranteed to see at least one kid on Halloween each year in
a Gandalf costume, complete with a beard that would probably take
as many years to grow as
The Hobbithas been around. Furry hobbit feet slippers
exist, too, so when you curl up to re-watch one of the six films
for the one hundredth time, your feet can stay warm and in
Why was Lord of the Rings made
into a movie?
The fans were Baggins for it.
We can’t wait to see what the next big book-to-movie franchise
will be. There are countless other books to celebrate today.
Here’s to the authors who create them and the filmmakers who bring
them to life!
As we close the book on 2016, I’d like to thank you for your
readership this past year.
Friday Feature was started in early 2016 as a way of recognizing
and celebrating all things IMAX, so what better way to spend our
final Friday Feature of 2016 by spotlighting some of our most
memorable movie moments throughout the year.
So without further ado (and in chronological order) …
Deadpool: As the first major break-out hit of 2016, Fox’s
Deadpoolproved to be a force in IMAX, with its irreverent
humor and style—and marketing campaign to match. I mean, seriously,
though: chimichangas and “size matters.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: The first film in 2016 to use IMAX cameras, director
Zack Snyder managed to make the larger-than-life moments of
Batman v Supermaneven bigger with an expanded aspect ratio
in some of the film’s most epic moments. Plus, as a film that made
the most of the IMAX canvas, it was a great precursor to …
Captain America: Civil War: Just one month after the release of
Batman v Superman, Disney broke records in IMAX with
Captain America: Civil War, which also featured the use of
IMAX cameras and expanded aspect ratio, resulting in one of the
year’s most epic, superhero-sized battle sequences.
A Beautiful Planet: From acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers, IMAX feature
A Beautiful Planetfeatured plenty of “firsts”—chief among
them being that it was the first time an IMAX space documentary was
shot using digital cameras, allowing for the first time night-time
footage to be captured from space.
Ghostbusters: As a significant trend-starter in 2016, Sony’s
Ghostbustersmakes the cut with its super cool 3D special
effects “breaking beyond the frame”—a technique that would later be
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Sully: Is it really possible to have a “best of” list and not
include Clint Eastwood’s latest? Not from our perspective, it
isn’t. That’s because Sully marks the first film ever to have been
filmed virtually entirely using IMAX cameras. Way to go Clint!
Harry Potter 1&
2: As part of the week-long engagement in October
during which audiences had the opportunity to see all eight
Harry Potterfilms in IMAX, the franchise’s first two
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stoneand
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets—were digitally
re-mastered into the IMAX format for the very first time, making
them a truly unique experience collectively.
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience: Speaking of truly unique experiences, there is no better
way to describe legendary filmmaker Terrence Malick’s first foray
into documentary filmmaking with
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience. The film premiered at
the Toronto International Film Festival where it garnered rave
reviews and has since been released in an Ultrawidescreen 3.6
version—a purely experiential film presented in the widest aspect
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Again, what year-end movie list would be complete
Star Warsmention? Certainly not one from IMAX as
Star Warshas become an integral part of The IMAX
Rogue One, we were more than satisfied … ‘till next