Saturday, December 12, 2009

HBP a semifinalist for a VFX Oscar nomination

Its a good news today, as Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released their list of 15 movies, which are to be short-listed for Visual Effect Nomination.
Out of these 15, 7 will be short-listed in early January and only 3 will be nominated for Visual Effects Oscar.

HBP is also in the race, as you can read the list here. There is a tough competition, and let us see what this Award season has for Half-Blood Prince.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

LEAKED - Deathly Hallows Teaser Trailer, and some new footage

Its a great day today as first teaser trailer or sneak peek for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is leaked today, in a bad quality (if it matters!)
Check it out:

Friday, December 4, 2009

MuggleIndia Blog with a new banner!

The wait for Deathly Hallows is now just around some 6 or 7 months, and here comes the new MuggleIndia banner.
So, how do you liked it? I've changed background colour and banner (if you noticed, :D).
Please write in comments, how good it is looking, lol!

First footage from Deathly Hallows

Its a great day today, as finally first footage from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has surfaced online. Aired on some Canadian TV, the new footage shows Bill/Flue dancing, the Trio (hiding?) behind a wood log and a short snippet of what appears to be Room of Requirement.

Feast your eyes with this 4-second footage:

Thursday, December 3, 2009

HBP Soundtrack nominated for Grammy's

After POA, finally another HP film has been nominated for Grammy's.
This time, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been nominated for 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, for 'Best Score Soundtrack' category.

It is very cool that Nicholas Hooper has finally got some recognizance for his work. He is really a great composer in my opinion.

Half-Blood Prince is up against The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (composed by Alexander Desplat), "Milk" (Danny Elfman), "Star Trek" (Michael Giacchino) and "Up" (Giacchino).

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards will take place on January 31, 2010.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dan to be naked in Deathly Hallows, HBP nominated for Satellite Award

It feels great after a long time to post in my blog. :P

Anyways, lets start with some news, Daniel Radcliffe will appear naked for a scene in Deathly Hallows. As most of you will recall, Ron sees some disorted memories, like Harry embracing Hermione in the chapter Silver Doe of the final book.

It will rather unclear for the time being that whether any on-screen nudity will be shown or not, but it is possible that it will be implied.

So, girls, take a deep breath and wait for July 2009.

In another news, Half-Blood Prince has been nominated for Satellite Award for 'Best Picture (animated or mixed media). Lets see what Awards season brings for HBP!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Half-Blood Prince outgrossed OOTP domestically and GOF worldwide

Finally, HBP has outgrossed OOTP in the United States box office and has grossed over 292 million USD which is very close to 300 USD million mark.
HBP is very close to out grossed GOF's worldwide total of $895.9 million.
So far HBP is the highest grossing film of 2009, making more than 894 million worldwide.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Half-Blood Prince in theatres near you

Finally, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been released throughout the India. You can watch the film in theatres near you. Also, you also don't have to wait for IMAX release.

Be sure to tell how do you liked this film in comments!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Pogo to air HBP TV Special and contest

As expected, Pogo is airing a TV Special for Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince on 12th July 2009 [tomorrow]. There is also a new contest, by which fans can win Year 1-5 DVD set and some other prizes.

Stay tuned for more.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Half-Blood Prince to be released on July 16

Although US/UK release date was changed to 15th July some months ago, it is now confirmed that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is going to be released on 16th July [Thursday] next week, in both conventional and IMAX-3D cinemas.

It is worth to describe that HBP's IMAX release was postponed to 29th July in many other countries, Indian fans are lucky that they will be experience HBP in IMAX theatres before US/UK.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Half-Blood Prince in Hindi to be release on 17th July

Even though US/UK release dates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have been moved to 15th July and IMAX release has been delayed for a week, it is now confirmed that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is going to release in India on July 17 in English and Hindi [dub].

There are possibilities that the movie will also release in Tamil, Telegu and other Indian languages. However, at this time, only Hindi release is confirmed.

It is noticeable that HBP will compete with Hindi movie called "Shortcut" in the box office.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

BBFC rated HBP 12A, confirmed the runtime

Now it is officially announced - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is going to be 153 minutes and 19 seconds. And also, for those people who were whining about PG rating by MPAA, BBFC has rated the movie 12A, equivalent to PG-13 of MPAA and U/A of India.

Click here for more!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Rumor - HBP 153 minutes long?

I've got a news from some sources - Half-Blood Prince is going to be 153 minutes long [including end credits]. I still don't know whether it is true or not, but this announcement at AMC Theater seems pretty legit :-

While it is still a rumor, I consider it very true. Keep checking!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Videos Roundup

New Clip
WB has just release a new clip of lovestruck Ron, just after eating Romilda Vane's chocolates.
I know I'm very late in posting, but here's the clip only for you people -

New Featurette
Another featurette of Half-Blood Prince has also released, giving us several new glimpses of Astronomy Tower, Dumbledore and Harry and much more...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Speculative runtime for 'the Half-Blood Prince'

As you all know, David Heyman once quoted that HBP is going to have a runtime around 2 hours and 30 minutes. In my thoughts, I assume that Half-blood Prince will have a runtime of 142 minutes to 148 minutes.

My instinct says that the film is going to have a speculative runtime of 146 minutes - my guess for OOTP was a pretty much bulls-eye, if you remember (here's the post) I predicted 137 minutes and the actual runtime was 138 minutes.

Anyway, everything will be clear after some weeks, so keep checking.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Trailer now online

Its finally here - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince's proper full trailer is now online. It is over two minutes and shows some amazing footage of death eater's attack on a bridge in London, cursed Katie Bell floating in the air, some new scenes of inferi and more romance!
Check it out -

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

HBP release date changed once again, another trailer on Friday

Hey guys, there is quite a lot going around at the moment. Firstly, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince's release date has been changed once again and this time, thankfully it has been pushed earlier by two days. The new release date is 15th July, 2009 for UK and USA.
Please note - it is unconfirmed whether the release date for India (17th July) will also change. Keep your fingers crossed.

Another big news is that WB is going to release another new trailer for HBP, it will debut on Thursday evening in USA by satellite. That means, we are going to get it by Friday morning (17th April). Get ready for another spoiler!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

New version of Japense Trailer

I know I'm very late in posting, but for those who don't know, a new and much clearer version of Japanese trailer of Half-Blood Prince that appeared on Internet some few months ago, is now online.

Check it out on YouTube -

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Half-Blood Prince to be released on 17th July

WB has just released International Release dates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In India, HBP will be going to release on July 17th, 2009. The movie will release in US and UK on the same day. Countries like France, Denmark, Italy, and Egypt are going to see the movie two days early.

Check all the release dates here from the official site.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Another trailer for Half-Blood Prince

Sorry for this late post, but as you all know (or know not) WB has released another below 2 minutes short trailer for Half-Blood Prince. I don't know whether this trailer is theatrical (as theatrical trailers are generally over 2 minutes), but whatever.

This new trailer focuses on the darker side of the movie - Inferi, Tom Riddle and Memories. It contains some new sequences from the film.

Check it out :-

Friday, February 6, 2009

HBP Official Posters

Hey guys, finally the final Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince's posters are online.
In total, 3 posters are released, one is Harry with Dumbledore's Reflection in his glass, other two are action shots of Harry and Dumbledore and 'Half-Blood Prince' written diagonally.
Check'em out -

Saturday, January 24, 2009

New HBP Trailer

Here is the brand new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, out this July. This trailer shows some new footage, but unfortunately it is Japanese subtitled and it has annoying voice-over.

Check it out :-

Monday, January 12, 2009

Video's here

Here is the promised video of Daniel Radcliffe that aired on Pogo:

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Half-Blood Prince rated PG

A piece news is coming from MPAA that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is rated PG for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality.
That means it will contain comparatively low level of sex, violence and profanity. Everything will be suitable for all children.
This is for sure that 'kisses' in the movie are going to be more long and more hot as compared to Order of the Phoenix's dumb kiss :) !

This is the first movie to be rated PG after Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix. I think this movie should have been rated PG-13 instead of PG, but still I'm optimistic about this movie.
Everything's gonna be alright!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!!

I'm sorry I was busy, so I didn't posted on 31st December. But anyway, I wish everyone of you a very Happy and joyful new year 2009.

On a short note, the video I previously told you (Daniel's interview) will debut on Monday this week (12th Jan). So Keep checking!!