Potterheads will love this merch, even after all this time. They will always love Potter. Why not buy them (or yourself) something magical?
For the fan who loves to wear their Potter pride:
1. A Gryffindor bath robe, since you don't ever want to be under dressed at Hogwarts.
2. For your fellow Slytherin, they might enjoy this shirt or these pants.
3. This shirt that tells the muggles in your life to back off.
4. The most adorable sweatshirt combining Harry Potter and Disney.
5. The most detailed, hand-painted shoes you will ever see.
6. This very subtle, but sweet lightning bolt necklace.
For The die-head Potterhead who needs their stuff to look like the real deal:
7. The Lost Diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw is great for those seeking knowledge and answers.
8. The Mirror of Erised will show you your deepest desires.
9. Tom Marvolo Riddle's Diary will allow you to confess your darkest secrets.
10. The Sword of Godric Gryffindor will present itself to you if you're truly deserving.
11. Harry Potter's glasses can help a Potterhead see, even in the darkest of times.
For the fan who wishes magic was actually real:
12. This flask to hide your Felix Felicis potion in.
13. Your very own Time Turner, so you can watch all eight Harry Potter movies at once.
14. A Marauder's Map, so you can stalk your crush.
15. Harry James Potter's WAND, so you can do magic, obviously.
16. A freakin' Firebolt, because who doesn't want to fly?
For the fan who is really into Divination:
17. This Espresso Patronum mug, with a Grim featured on the bottom.
18. This matching Keeper - Catch mug set for your Potter bestie.
19. This "After All This Time?" "Always." mug.
20. This planner, because you need to write down your Divination schedule.
For the fan who has their house decked out in Potter designs:
21. This Alohomora key rack because it's an adorable greeting for when you get home.
22.These wall art quotes from the extremely wise Albus Dumbledore.
23. This comforter set, so you can sleep surrounded by Harry Potter.
24. This accurate sign for the entrance to the Ministry of Magic.
25. A Lumos/Nox light decal, in case you ever forget which means which.
Designer Tom Ford sent Hayden Panettiere a bouquet of white roses after discovering she had paid to wear one of his creations to the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (12Jan14). The actress wowed the red carpet in a black-and-white Tom Ford number and was more than happy to reveal she had bought it "off-the-rack" rather than send her stylist chasing the designer for a freebie.
She explained, "It's the first time I've ever worn him, because I've been begging... I feel sexy in it, I feel comfortable in it, and I'm in Tom Ford. I would wear a plastic bag if it was designed by him."
Ford, who dressed Naomi Watts for the Globes, was so taken by Panettiere's dedication, he sent her a floral gift and a note thanking her for her kind words about him.
Tweeting a photo of the bouquet and message, the actress wrote, "Such an honor to wear one of this man's masterpieces! Thank you for my beautiful flowers!"
Ford's note read: "Dear Hayden, You looked beautiful last night. Thank you for your kind words. Much love, Tom."
With the release of The Tourist today, we’re witnessing a moment in Hollywood history; the pairing of two stars that are sure to become icons of tomorrow. Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp have reached that untouchable level of super glamorous stardom and it was only a matter of time before someone decided to combine their illustrious powers in a full length feature. In celebration of this classic and almost annoyingly gorgeous onscreen couple, let’s take a look back at Old Hollywood’s best couplings and make a few predictions about who might be next to ascend to the glitzy throne next.
Classic Couple: Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
The modern Humphrey Bogart: Robert Downey Jr.
Now, I know that since you can’t say classic Hollywood without thinking Bogart, any suggestion that someone may be the second coming will be met with resistance (and quite possibly antagonism). With that, I’m not saying RDJ is a replica of Bogie, rather the 21st century version of him. Careless, yet cocksure swagger. Check. A bit of a bad-ass? Check. Enough charisma to put men and women alike under his onscreen spell? Check. Add in his incredibly snarky style and you’ve got the closest thing we’ll ever see to a modern Bogart.
The modern Ingrid Bergman: Marion Cotillard
Like Bergman before her, Cotillard turned her creative credibility in France (for Bergman it was Europe in general) into a crossover career that landed her firmly on the Hollywood A-list. After winning the Oscar for her performance en La Vie en Rose, Cotillard has become a symbol of lasting, classic Hollywood beauty and she’s landed roles opposite the biggest names in the business as a result. Johnny Depp, Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio have all had the pleasure of calling the exquisite actress “co-star.”
Rebel Without a Cause, 1955
Classic Couple: James Dean and Natalie Wood
The modern James Dean: James Franco
Before you get up in arms, yes, I am aware that Franco took on Dean in a made-for-TV biopic. While that initially steered me away from the comparison, I had to admit that the similarities are undeniable. Both young stars serve as mysterious, smoldering cultural icons. Dean’s persona was embodied in this classic film and remains long after his unfortunate death. While Franco hasn’t quite hit his Rebel Without a Cause moment, it seems that he’s taken to the public sphere to give us a modern, performance art version of it as he continues to puzzle us all with his defiant antics.
The modern Natalie Wood: Emma Watson
This is a bit of a prediction because she hasn’t done much outside of the Harry Potter films, but like Ms. Wood, Watson’s staggering beauty is sure to keep her from fading. Both actresses began their careers as children – Watson in Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone and Wood in Miracle on 34th Street – and grew into gorgeous young women before the public’s eyes. Watson still has many years ahead of her, but I think it’s safe to say she won’t become just another child star that burns out.
Some Like It Hot , 1959
Classic Couple: Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe
The modern Tony Curtis: Leonardo DiCaprio
Curtis was considered one of the most handsome actors of his time, his looks landing him a slew of mild roles that allowed him to showcase little more than his face, but he soon proved that he was not only a good actor, but he had range for days. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? DiCaprio started out in a similar vein (ahem, Titanic anyone?), but with fantastic performances in films like Blood Diamond and The Departed, I’m certain Leo’s star it’s on its way to joining that illustrious list of untarnished stars.
The modern Marilyn Monroe: Christina Hendricks
Could it be anyone else? Ms. Hendricks is practically a red-headed reincarnation of the former sex symbol; the measurements of her dangerous curves are almost identical to Monroe’s and she’s even got the whole high-pitched, breathy whisper down. While she’s yet to rack up starring roles in a slew of films, her role on Mad Men has pushed her right to the top of the celebrity elite; and besides, Marilyn started out by reprising her one-note act. It’s just a matter of time before Hendricks breaks out of her mold too.
Classic Couple: Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak
The modern Jimmy Stewart: Tom Hanks
Both actors are like the Hollywood fathers we all grew up with; both are infinitely successful and comfortably familiar. Stewart became a legend of American cinema, showcasing his consistent and versatile talents in many of our favorite films like It’s a Wonderful Life, Rear Window, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Like Stewart, Hanks is infinitely likable and has given us years of great cinema with films like Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, but he’s shown versatility in movies like You’ve Got Mail and Toy Story. He’s now cemented as a beloved Hollywood face that won’t fail to be a part of the permanent Hollywood legacy.
The modern Kim Novak: Scarlett Johansson
Ms. Novak didn’t necessarily gain fame for her great acting abilities, but she was mostly solid and her classic good looks made her a pleasure to watch. After starring alongside Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo, her status as a Hollywood legend was locked. Like Novak, Johansson is infinitely watchable and stunning. While her past performances never reached the level of many other actresses who’ve achieved similar levels of fame, her name is sure to be a solid fixture in the history of Hollywood for years to come.
To Catch a Thief , 1959
Classic Couple: Cary Grant and Grace Kelly
The modern Cary Grant: George Clooney
George, George, George. From the time he started breaking hearts on ER, we knew he was going to go on making us swoon for years to come. Like Grant, Clooney shares the classic C.G. initials that worked so well for Gary Cooper and Clark Gable and oozes infinite charm. Grant was capable of physical comedy, sincere drama, intense action, all while maintaining his immaculate suaveness; I would point out which pieces correlate to Clooney, but it’s safe to say they all do. Grant was named AFI’s "Greatest Male Star of All Time" and while Clooney’s not quite there yet, I think he could one day make a close second.
The modern Grace Kelly: Natalie Portman
While she isn’t a princess, per se, Portman carries all the modern style, grace, and composure that “Princess Grace” was known for. Kelly became a staple of American cinema, gracing the screen with her talent and beauty in a slew of now-classic films including Rear Window, To Catch a Thief and Dial M for Murder. Portman is just now coming into that phase of her career fresh off the praise for her performance in Black Swan, but she’s on her way to becoming the epitome of elegance in this modern age of Hollywood.
Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible 3 publicity campaign has blown cinemagoers away--after strategically placed audio boxes singing the movie’s theme tune were mistaken for bombs.
The promotional stunt saw The Los Angeles Times racks fitted with a digital musical device which was set to play the distinctive tune when the door was opened.
However, some of the ill-fitted boxes became disconnected and sprouted wires, prompting alarmed customers to report potential bomb attacks.
Officials from The Los Angeles Times said the stunt was designed to transform the "everyday news rack experience" into an "extraordinary mission."
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department arson squad, who destroyed a box, say, "This was the least intended outcome. We weren't expecting anything like this."
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It won't just be difficult, it will be virtually impossible to evict "Mission: Impossible 2" from first place this weekend.
After opening to nearly $92 million for the six-day Memorial Day holiday period, Paramount's "M:I-2" is certain to hold on to the top spot on the chart in its second week.
The PG-13 action adventure sequel did $96.3 million its first seven days in theaters vs. the original "Mission's" $79 million. The sequel cracked $100 million on Wednesday, its eighth day in release, and is heading for $200-250 million in the U.S. and Canada. It should do $300-350 million in international theaters, giving it a likely worldwide cume of $500-600 million, compared to the first film's $465 million.
"'Mission' will be number one," promises one insider. "The first one dropped 52 percent in its second weekend. This one did $57.8 million (from Friday-Sunday), so they should expect to be somewhere in the mid-to-high $20 millions. It's going to drop 50 percent-plus. Even if it's 55 percent, I wouldn't be alarmed.
"When you're coming off a Memorial Day weekend with a picture that opened to this magnitude, you just have to expect a 50 percent drop. Your Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is like a Saturday. 'Lost World' was down 53 percent (in its second weekend). A 55 percent drop would put them at $26 million. I think it's $26-28 million."
Going into its second weekend, "M:I-2" was a 22 percent first choice in tracking studies, suggesting it should continue to benefit from strong want-to-see by moviegoers who just haven't gotten to see it yet.
"We have such a big population now and, of course, admission prices are so high we tend to forget you can rack up very big numbers with a very small portion of the population," a distributor explains. "There's a lot of people who never saw 'Titanic' in a movie theater (and it grossed $600.8 million domestically)."
Insiders say the tracking shows "M:I-2" started to get repeat business over the weekend. Repeat ticket sales are typically to younger moviegoers, which is encouraging since the picture's initial appeal was more adult.
Directed by John Woo, "M:I-2" was produced by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner through their Cruise/Wagner production company, which also produced the 1996 blockbuster "Mission: Impossible." Besides Cruise, the sequel stars Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Richard Roxburgh, John Polson, Brendan Gleeson, Rade Sherbedgia and Ving Rhames. It was written by Robert Towne and executive produced by Terence Chang and Paul Hitchcock.
The weekend's only new wide opening, 20th Century Fox's PG-13 comedy "Big Momma's House," will be in 2,800-plus theaters and should finish a hefty second.
"It's good," comments one source looking at the tracking. "It's 83 percent awareness, 43 percent definite interest and 13 percent first choice overall. But it has a 59 percent first choice for African-Americans. It's going to play pretty much urban ethnic. It'll do between $17-20 million."
"I think it's in the high teens - maybe $18 million," agrees another distribution executive.
Directed by Raja Gosnell, it stars Martin Lawrence and Nia Long.
Buena Vista/Disney's PG computer animated feature "Dinosaur," should take third place in its third weekend.
"If it's down 50 percent, it's $12.5 million," an insider notes. "It's somewhere in the low teens."
Directed by Ralph Zondag and Eric Leighton, it features such voices as D.B Sweeney, Ossie Davis, Joan Plowright, Della Reese and Alfre Woodard.
What happens to Buena Vista/Touchstone and Spyglass Entertainment's PG-13 action comedy "Shanghai Noon," which arrived to a very encouraging $19.6 million for the six-day holiday period?
"I'm hearing such good things about the picture and how it plays," says a competing studio executive. "It's coming off Memorial Day weekend, so it's got to drop some. But it did $15.6 million (from Friday-Sunday), and if it has only a 30 percent drop, which would be pretty remarkable, that puts it at $11 million. So it could be right in there behind 'Dinosaur.'"
Directed by Tom Dey, "Shanghai" stars Jackie Chan, Owen C. Wilson and Lucy Liu.
DreamWorks' R-rated action adventure hit "Gladiator" should round out the Top Five with $7-8 million in its fifth week. The film is half owned by Universal, which is releasing it internationally.
Directed by Ridley Scott, it stars Russell Crowe.
With no other big new openings to jockey for position, the rest of the marketplace should just shift down one position apiece. That would put DreamWorks' R-rated youth appeal comedy "Road Trip" in sixth place in its third week while DreamWorks' PG-rated Woody Allen comedy "Small Time Crooks" comes in seventh in its third week.
Filling out lower rungs: "Frequency," "U-571" and "Center Stage."
On the limited release front: Columbia's G-rated family drama "Running Free."
Directed by Sergei Bodrov, it stars Chase Moore.