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RIP Miguel Ferrer

Hollywood actor Miguel Ferrer has passed away at the age of 61. Ferrer was a Hollywood mainstay in the 1980s. His credit of genre note was the helm officer of the USS Excelsior in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), but his first...Show More Summary

XCOM 2: LONG WAR 2 released

In a surprise move, the Long War 2 mod for XCOM 2 has been released on PC. During discussions earlier in the week no release date was given and it was assumed that it was still months away. But instead it's out now. Long War 2 radically...Show More Summary

BBC and Amazon join forces on GOOD OMENS TV series

8 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

The classic fantasy novel Good Omens, co-written by Neil Gaiman and the late Sir Terry Pratchett, is being brought to television as a co-production between the BBC and Amazon Studios, under the supervision of Narrativia, the production company set up by Pratchett before his death. Show More Summary

Johnny Depp Wins ‘Favorite Movie Icon’ at People’s Choice Awards

The people declared Johnny Depp their Favorite Movie Icon at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards Wednesday, cementing his status as one of the most versatile actors in film. Depp began his acting career in 1984, but his run on the popular television series 21 Jump Street (1987-1990) made him a household name. He then appeared in early-90s cult classics...read more!

The Curious Case of The Case of Beasts: Hidden Secrets Revealed! (Book Review)

School may have been out for the Christmas holiday recently, but one thing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them taught us is that school was out permanently for Newt Scamander. Or so we thought. Recently, one of the team at Leaky finally managed to get their hands on a copy of the Fantastic Beasts...read more!

Obsidian begins pre-announcing PILLARS OF ETERNITY II

11 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

Teasing announcements or pre-announcing things before announcing them or just plain announcing the announcement all seem to be the new thing, slightly tiresomely. The latest company getting in on the act is Obsidian Entertainment, who...Show More Summary

Guillermo Del Toro teases new HELLBOY movie

11 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

Guillermo Del Toro has confirmed via Twitter that he is holding active talks with actor Ron Perlman and writer Mike Mignola on the possibility of a third Hellboy movie. The news comes after Del Toro held a poll on Twitter asking for fans to tweet their support. Show More Summary

Enchanting New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Poster Unveiled!

Disney continues to one-up itself with every new promotional release and, today, it did not disappoint! They unveiled the largest poster yet, giving fans a glimpse of multiple settings from the upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The poster gives us a vision of two worlds, separated by the central characters on whom the future...read more!

How the Fantastic Beasts Came to Life On-Screen

Within the latest installment in the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, viewers had the chance to see many magical creatures come to life before their eyes. But these beasts may be more complicated than one might assume. The people responsible for creating and perfecting the beasts so that we might...read more!

Filming for the ‘Cormoran Strike’ Series Continues

Film crews were spotted on Barrow Island today at the Crow’s Nest pub filming scenes for the upcoming BBC One TV adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s popular book series about detective Cormoran Strike. Holliday Grainger and Tom Burke, playing Robin Ellacot and Cormoran Strike respectively, as previously reported on by Leaky, were seen outside the Crow’s...read more!

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can now download Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens for only 3.99$ here. You can also get it for 4.99$ in Canada here, or £3.99 in the UK here.There is a distinct hint of Armageddon in the air. According to The Nice and...Show More Summary

Emma Watson On the Reason She Chose Belle Over Cinderella

Emma Watson, the intelligent and studious Hermione Granger, was originally approached by Kenneth Branagh, director of the 2015 remake of Cinderella (who fans may also recognize as Gilderoy Lockhart from the Harry Potter films), to star as Cinderella. Watson declined the role, however, believing that Cinderella wasn’t a good fit for her and Lily James...read more!

James Frain cast as Sarek in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

British actor James Frain has joined the cast of Star Trek: Discovery as Ambassador Sarek, Spock's father. The role of Sarek was previously played by Mark Lenard in The Original Series, The Animated Series, The Next Generation and four of the movies, whilst Ben Cross played the role in the 2009 movie Star Trek. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: Cursed Child Set Designer Shares Vision for The Ghostlight Project

Christine Jones, Tony Award-winning set designer for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has spoken to Leaky about being among three dozen leaders in the theater community that have created The Ghostlight Project (announced earlier as The Sanctuary Project). On the eve of the launch of the initiative, Jones has shared her vision for the project...read more!

XCOM 2 to get revamped strategic layer

Firaxis have announced that their strategy game XCOM 2 is to get a revamped strategic layer courtesy of modders. The officially-sanctioned and authorised Long War 2 mod will allow players to take direct command of all the rebel cells on Earth, organising military strikes and recruiting new personnel directly. Show More Summary

Mihir's Top Reads of 2016

It does seem a bit weird to be posting these lists in January since almost everyone does them in December. I feel that our readers will forgive this idiosyncrasy of mine as I feel the start of the new year is a good time to reflect on the past one. Show More Summary

Take a Tour of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood

An exclusive video of an inside look at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood was just released by Pottermore. Alan Gilmore, Supervising Art Director for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Art Director for the Harry Potter films, gives fans a private tour around the park. Included is also a...read more!

Evanna Lynch Takes a Break From Conventions to Push Herself as an Artist

Evanna Lynch took to Instagram yesterday to communicate directly with her supportive fans. She intends to take a break from attending conventions in order to leave room for other pursuits and move beyond her most famous role for awhile. Lynch also needed the reminder, for herself, that this is a good thing to do. She has been...read more!

Matthew Lewis Talks ‘Potter’ in New Interview

In preparation for his attendance at A Celebration of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Close Up (the official blog of Universal Orlando Resort) have interviewed Harry Potter‘s Neville Longbottom, Matthew Lewis, on his memories from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and his experience on the Potter movies. Show More Summary

GUEST POST: The Island of Misfit Toys by Michael J. Sullivan

Michael J Sullivan is a favorite guest at Fantasy Book Critic. In celebration of the cover reveal for The Age of Swords which occurred on December 14, 2016 right here at Fantasy Book Critic, Michael J Sullivan has decided to stop by and talk about where he finds the inspiration for some of his stories. Show More Summary

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