Fantastic Beasts 2 Is Lowest Scoring Harry Potter Movie on Rotten Tomatoes

The critics have finally weighed in on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and it's not going to be a magical day for many fans of the Wizarding World. The second entry in the Harry Potter prequel series is officially the lowest-rated entry in the franchise to date on Rotten Tomatoes. That could change as more reviews continue to pour in, but it looks like this may have been a step in the wrong direction. At least as far as critics are concerned.With a total of 35 reviews counted, Fantastic Beasts 2 currently sits at a 60 percent approval rating from critics on the Tomatometer. That is just one percent away from getting an ugly green splat, as opposed to a much more appealing intact red tomato. Here's what Rotten Tomatoes has boiled down the general consensus of these reviews so far down to."Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has glimmers of the magic familiar to Harry Potter fans, but the story's spell isn't as strong as earlier installments."Few of these reviews appear to be downright scathing, but one of the main complaints seems to be that the story is very cluttered, with many various plotlines to follow. Others seem to think that Johnny Depp was a downgrade in the villain department, when compared to Colin Farrell from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. However, most people seem to agree that there are a lot of nice Easter eggs, reveals and references for hardcore Harry Potter fans to enjoy. And that could be the sticking point. If this movie winds up pleasing Potterheads, does it really matter all that much if it isn't a critical masterpiece?For the sake of comparison, the highest-rated movie in the franchise so far is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which boasts a 96 percent approval rating. That's followed by Alfonso Cuaron's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which many feel is the best in the series to date, which sits at 90 percent. Perhaps it's not terribly surprising that the first Fantastic Beasts is just above the upcoming entry, with a 74 percent rating. These movies were always fighting an uphill battle since they didn't include the franchise's golden boy in them. But this time around we get Jude Law as a young Dumbledore, and audiences have grown to like Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.At the end of the day, what's really going to matter is fan response and box office. Creator J.K. Rowling has been writing the scripts herself for these movies so far and she already has a five-movie plan totally mapped out. More than likely, Warner Bros. is going to move forward and finish out this story, as the previous installment did quite well at the box office and there is no reason to think this movie won't do the same. It would take an awful lot to derail everything. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald arrives in theaters on November 16. This information comes to us from Rotten Tomatoes. Topics: Fantastic Beasts 2, Harry Potter

Bob’s Burgers: Season Nine Viewer Votes

Published: November 11, 2018 (FOX) Does the ninth season of the Bob’s Burgers TV show on FOX satisfy your cravings? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Bob’s Burgers is cancelled or renewed for season 10. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren’t considered, we’d like to offer you the chance to rate all the Bob’s Burgers season nine episodes below. An animated FOX comedy, Bob’s Burgers centers on Bob Belcher (H. Jon Benjamin). This third generation restaurateur operates Bob’s Burgers with the help of his charming and musical wife, Linda (John Roberts). The couple’s three kids pitch in, too. The awkward Tina (Dan Mintz) is their eldest daughter. Middle child, Gene (Eugene Mirman) is whimsical, if a bit goofy. The clever and even cunning Louise (Kristen Schaal) is their youngest. While Bob has big ideas about burgers, his location is lacking. Meanwhile, the rest of the family falls short on service. What do you think? Which season nine episodes of the Bob’s Burgers TV series do you rate as wonderful, terrible, or somewhere between? Should FOX cancel or renew Bob’s Burgers for a tenth season? Don’t forget to vote, and share your thoughts, below.

Avengers 4 Art Shows New Quantum Realm Suits, Is It Real or Fake?

Avengers 4 is without a doubt the most anticipated movie of 2019, and that's even with a new Star Wars movie on the way. Marvel and Disney have revealed precious little about the movie, though a constant stream of leaks, rumors and theories continues to dribble out of the ether. Now, we have what was originally called a leaked piece of art from the sequel, which shows the surviving superheroes in their new Quantum Realm costumes. But the art has quickly been called out as fake.There is no confirmation from Marvel or Disney about the art in question, but others...

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UglyDolls First Look Arrives, Trailer Coming This Thursday

The Uglydolls are coming to the big screen this summer. Meet Moxy, Ox, Wage, Babo, Lucky Bat and Ugly Dog in a series of new character posters, along with the first one-sheet teaser and the promise of a first look trailer coming this Thursday.Unconventionality rules in UglyDolls, STXfilms' new animated musical adventure in theaters this May starring the acting and singing voices of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton and Pitbull. Yes, you heard that right. Pitbull. The film is inspired by the unique and beloved global plush toy phenomenon launched in 2001.The character posters below were unveiled in advance of the worldwide debut of the trailer for UglyDolls this Thursday, November 8, set to launch in an unprecedented LIVE global cross-platform event across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube on the film social pages and simulcast on across cast social pages including Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton, Wang Leehom, Pitbull, and more!UglyDolls is directed by Kelly Asbury. Wanda Sykes, Emma Roberts, Gabriel Iglesias, and Wang Leehom round out the cast as the non-pop performers who may actually get to bust out a jam or two in the movie. Wait until you hear Wand Sykes sing. It's a real treat.UglyDolls will be in theaters starting May 10, 2019. In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDolls friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities, occasionally looking to the sky, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there's something - anything - on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville. Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what's on the other side. They discover another world - Perfection - a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the "real" world to find the love of a child.In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don't have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.You can get your first look at these UglyDolls with the character posters released earlier this week by STXFilms. We also have three photos ripped right from the movie which tease the upcoming trailer debut later this week. These guys are so cute, they're just down right ugly. They definitely ain't got no alibi. Topics: Uglydoll

Short Film: Sebastian by Sam Fragoso

by Matt Zoller Seitz November 9, 2018   |  Print Page TweetSam Fragoso's short film "Sebastian," based on letters sent by and to his immigrant grandfather in the middle part of the...

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Liev Schreiber Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best & Worst Sketches

As Ray Donovan, Liev Schreiber is one of premium cable’s best-known fixers — but is he funny? If you tuned out of this weekend’s Saturday Night Live following a nervous Schreiber’s awkward opening monologue, you missed what was easily the strongest episode of the still-young season. During an off night, the...

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