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I’m going to be 100% honest right now – when I was a little kid, I had the hugest crush on Draco Malfoy. 

Don’t ask me why, I just did. But as I’ve gotten older and much wiser, I think I realized it wasn’t about the character, but rather the actor, Tom Felton. Even now, years later, I can still appreciated the him, and everything he has done, with both Harry Potter and his other work since then. 

Because the Harry Potter reunion and its memorable moments just happened on HBO Max, it got me thinking about the best Tom Felton movies and TV shows, and how many of them I’ve seen. If you’re looking for what he has done that’s currently streaming or that you can rent, be sure to check out these great picks. 

The Harry Potter Series (2001-2011)

The Harry Potter movies are a fantasy series where we follow the titular character, Harry, on his adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, while he learns how to be a wizard, makes friends, and faces terrifying enemies, specifically Voldemort. 

I mean, it’s what you know Tom Felton from, isn’t it? There’s a reason why most of the Harry Potter cast blew up after the movies finished, and it’s because their characters were so beloved for so long, Draco Malfoy included (even Felton has some intense feelings about his character). I mean, I’m pretty sure he’s one of the most loved characters. Have you seen Draco-tok on TikTok? It’s pretty crazy. 

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What makes Felton’s portrayal even better is knowing that behind the scenes, the man is a pretty big Potter fan. I can’t tell you how many tweets or posts he has dedicated to the series because of the sheer love he has for not only the story but his character and the fans who love him, as well. It’s truly one of his best. I just wish they had given the man a proper redemption arc. 

Stream The Harry Potter series on HBO Max.
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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)

In this reboot of the classic sci-fi movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the first in a trilogy about a young ape, named Caesar, who is taken home by a human after his mother attacks a scientist. There, he becomes more clever than you ever thought imaginable, and ends up leading an uprising against humans. 

Felton portrays Dodge, one of the caretakers at the shelter that Caesar is put into at one point, and man, is Tom Felton good at playing absolute pieces of scum. You thought that Malfoy was a piece of work, wait until you get a load of Dodge. You’ll be happy he gets what’s coming to him near the end of the film, if not for that badass scene where Caesar speaks English for the first time. The sci-fi franchise is spectacular, and truly one of the best modern ones out there. 

Rent Rise of the Planet of the Apes on Amazon.

Murder In The First (2014-2016)

If you’re looking for a murder mystery series, check out Murder in the First. This crime drama follows strange murders that have far more complicated connections than anyone ever thought there would be, leading to fascinating discoveries. 

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In the first season, Tom Felton portrayed Erich Blunt, one of the prime suspects for one of the murders, and it’s refreshing to see him play a role like this that isn’t in a fantasy. It’s a simple murder mystery, but there’s more to the story than there seems to be at first. I also really like how each season takes a look at something that’s completely new, showcasing how deep investigations can go. 

Stream Murder in the First on Hulu.

From The Rough (2012)

Next up, we have this sports drama, From the Rough. This story is based on the real-life tale of Catana Starks, a woman who was a swim coach for the Tennessee State Tigers, and ended up being the first woman ever to guide a group of college men on a golf team to a National Collegiate Minority Championship. 

Tom Felton plays Edward, one of the players on the team, and I’ve always really loved his moments in this movie, alongside the cute romance that his character develops with another. If sports movies are your thing, I think From the Rough would be an inspiring pick to watch for your next movie night, as it not only shows what true perseverance can do, but the legacy it can bring, as well. 

Rent From The Rough on Apple TV.

Belle (2013)

Next up, we have Belle, a period piece that takes place in England during the eighteenth century, and focuses on the story of a young Black woman who was the illegitimate daughter of Navy captain, following her struggles to adjust to life with his family and the racism she faces. 

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Belle is another example of how Tom Felton really knows how to play an asshole – trust me, that’s a compliment, because not everyone can act horrible so easily, but I think with his years of portraying Draco Malfoy, playing James Ashford in Belle was a home run for him. Even so, he does it very well alongside the rest of the cast, creating a super interesting story about a young woman trying to fight for justice and true love. 

Rent Belle on Amazon.

The Flash (2016-2017)

The next TV show on this list is the popular CW series, The Flash. This show tells the story of Barry Allen, who is struck by lightning. Due to the severity of his wound, he falls into a coma. When he awakens, however, he is gifted with the power of super-human speed. 

I think everyone at some point has heard of The Flash, as it’s one of the Arrowverse’s most popular shows, and for a time, Tom Felton played the recurring character of Julian Albert, otherwise known as Alchemy. It makes me wonder what they could have done with his character if Felton had stayed in the role for longer, because I genuinely enjoyed watching his interactions with Barry. 

Stream The Flash on Netflix.

Feed (2017)

Next up, we have Feed, a drama that discusses the power of grief as it tells the story of a young woman who lost her twin brother in a tragic accident, and how it changes her life forever. 

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Feed had a relatively small cast, and because of that, each character really got their own chance to shine, including Tom Felton as Matt, the dead brother of the main character, whom she often sees as a ghost in her head. It was so refreshing to see Felton take on a serious, dramatic role where he wasn’t a villain or something that wasn’t fantasy, where he could really show off his acting talent. His moments with Trojan Bellisario (who plays his sister) were the best of the movie, showing that grief can sometimes switch our perception of how we feel seen by others. It’s truly a small gem that more people need to see. 

Rent Feed on Amazon.

Ophelia (2018)

Another period piece on this list is Ophelia, a romantic drama that is based on the character from Hamlet. In this film, we follow the titular character, who is struggling to live her life when everything seems to be falling apart, and needing to choose the right path between true love and her duty. 

Tom Felton plays Laertes, Ophelia’s brother and one of the main characters, and I have to say that he and Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) have some great scenes. Their chemistry works really well and I honestly wish they had been in more scenes together, as you can tell that Laertes truly cares for his sister deeply. Something else that I loved about this movie is that Felton fights a lot with a sword, something I never knew I needed, but love regardless. We need him in more sword fights, Hollywood. 

Stream Ophelia on Netflix.
Rent Ophelia on Amazon.

Origin (2018)

Next up, we have the YouTube original series, Origin. In this fun sci-fi show, we basically see the human version of the video game, Among Us, in the story of several human strangers who set out to find a habitable world, but soon find out that one of them is not like the others and is dangerous. 

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Tom Felton portrays Logan Maine, one of the main characters of Origin, and honestly, is such a breath of fresh air. I can’t believe that this show was cancelled after one season, because it’s just so much fun. It has murder, mystery, space travel, cool effects – what else could you want? I love that Felton was put at the forefront of this and actually plays a hero for once, and it makes me want to watch him in more roles just like this. 

Stream Origin on YouTube.

A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting (2020)

The Netflix original movie, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting, is a family friendly horror movie that tells the story of Kelly, a normal girl whose life is turned upside down when the kid she is babysitting is stolen by the actual Boogeyman on Halloween. As she tries to find him, she discovers that there is far more to the monster world than just the Boogeyman.

Man, I loved this film. As someone who adores both fun Halloween movies and awesome horror movies, this film was like the perfect combination of both, and Tom Felton as the Boogeyman couldn’t have been better casting. I may talk about how I want to see him in more hero roles but damn, does he rock it as a villain in this. And, that makeup along with the costuming that they put on him – absolutely perfect. 

Stream A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting on Netflix.

The Forgotten Battle (2020)

Last but not least, we have The Forgotten Battle. This fascinating war movie tells the story of the Battle of the Scheldt in World War 2, and how the lives of three people with intersecting lives, who never would have met before, collide and have to come together to fight for the freedom of the world. 

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Tom Felton plays Tony Turner in The Forgotten Battle, and while his appearance wasn’t that long compared to many of the others in this movie, it’s remembered for his moments with his men, and the sacrifices that they make to try and get back to them. The movie itself is really interesting to watch, as well, featuring many Dutch actors who rock it in their roles and help carry this film until the very end. The movie ended up becoming number one on Netflix at the time of its release, so you know that at the very least, everyone else loved it too. 

Stream The Forgotten Battle on Netflix.

Truly, Felton has some range when it comes to movies, and I, for one, can’t wait to see what he comes up with next. Can we get a sequel to A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting? Now that would be some Halloween treat.  

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Wait, Is Warner Bros Scrapping Its $70 Million Batgirl Movie? Rumors Are Swirling

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After years of anticipation from DC fans, Warner Bros finally found a way to introduce Barbara Gordon to live-action, announcing a solo movie for the hero with the developing Leslie Grace-led film. Batgirl, which finished filming earlier this year, has been scheduled to hit HBO Max sometime this year, however according to a number of new reports, Warner Bros doesn’t want Batgirl to see the light of day. Outlets are reporting that $70 million project is being scrapped after test screenings scared off the studio on the movie. 

Batgirl has been called “irredeemable” by a reported “top Hollywood source” found by The NY Post. Per the report, the movie will be “shelved,” but it has yet to be confirmed by the studio if it’s purely a rumor or a bombshell piece of news for one of Warner Bros’ upcoming DC movies.  

The Wrap backed up this report, sharing it had additionally heard via insiders that the movie “did not work” for studio executives – made by Bad Boys For Life and Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah for a reported budget of over $70 million (though it may have ultimately cost the studio $90 million by the time cameras finished rolling). 

The news could perhaps be the product of the recent change in Warner Bros’ leadership, with CEO David Zaslav becoming the new big boss since WB merged with Discovery. There was some rumored talk of the previous WB chair Toby Emmerich considering Batgirl for a theatrical release rather than a HBO Max exclusive, however, but the new reports suggest the film isn’t testing to the level of a big-screen project and may be removed from getting any kind of release. 

Batgirl would not only introduce Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon, but is features a stacked cast including the return of Michael Keaton as Batman and J.K. Simmons as James Gordon. Brendan Fraser plays the film’s villain, Ted Carson a.k.a. Firefly. It’s arguably unheard of for a project as high-profile as this one to lose any form of avenue for distribution. 

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Apparently, a move like this is not uncharacteristic for Warner Bros’ new CEO, however, who previously shut down the failed streaming service CNN+ weeks after it launched (it reportedly cost $300 million to put together). There is some restructuring of DC projects currently underway behind the scenes, with David Zaslav on the search for a someone to fill a role much like Marvel boss Kevin Feige has at Marvel Studios. 

Coming off San Diego Comic-Con late last month, Marvel Studios announced and showcased a lineup of projects planned until 2025 including two more Avengers films, whilst DC did not bring anything from Batgirl to its panel. Instead, Warner Bros chose to only focus on Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Black Adam, both of which have set release dates later this year. Warner Bros. Discovery is set to report its earnings for this past business quarter on Thursday; it’s possible we’ll learn more then. 

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: 5 Feelings I Had While Watching The Season 3 Premiere

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What time is it? Summer time!

Well, that’s what the students of East High are saying in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. I know, the name is a mouthful, but honestly, this show is a whole lot of fun and if you haven’t watched it, you definitely should. The first two seasons were great, from the songs in Season 1 to the drama in Season 2, and when it was announced that the series would be getting a Season 3 and 4, I was all on board. 

Now that I have watched the first episode of Season 3, I am even more excited for the next episodes to come, and that premiere has me all in my feelings – specifically these five. 

Nostalgic  

Man, this show makes me so nostalgic for when I was younger. 

Don’t get me wrong, I would never travel back in time to then, just because I was so young and didn’t know half the stuff I know now, but there is just something about listening to the soundtrack of some of these original songs from the High School Musical movies that just get me. While we don’t get many songs in the first episode, we get the classic, “What Time Is It” from High School Musical 2 within the few three minutes of the show and ugh, the memories. 

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If you were a tween or kid back in 2007 and watched HSM2 when it premiered on Disney Channel, you know this song just as well as I do. And for years, I sang this song on the last day of school – heck, I still sing it now whenever warm weather comes around and I’m two years out of college. I love this music, and I can already tell from just this first episode that this season is going to make me so nostalgic. 

Curiosity

I’m really curious to see what they’re going to do with this camp in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. 

For those who don’t know, the first two seasons of this series were pretty much based around the first film’s premise. The show takes place in a world where the movies exist, but instead of the actors from the High School Musical cast that we’re familiar with, we are introduced to students who are auditioning for those iconic roles. And over the last two seasons, we’ve watched them grow into brilliant performers while singing in productions of both High School Musical and Beauty and the Beast, with covers and original songs all along the way. 

But the whole entire point of the first two seasons was that this show took place in the same high school where the movies were filmed. So it’s only natural to think that the second season might end up happening at the country club that was in High School Musical 2, but nope – we are at a summer camp, something that was never talked about in the original movies. 

The arrival of everyone coming to this summer camp is fun, but it makes me wonder how they’re going to include the songs from High School Musical 2 into this season when it’s not at the same location as the film, but it’s still interesting to watch, nonetheless. 

Proud 

Dude, I love Olivia Rodrigo – and I mean that. This girl has done so much these last two years and watching her in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is always a joy. 

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But what really makes me so proud of her is that I’m not even just proud of the actress, but the character as well. Nini is this young star who is a little afraid to take these big risks but she does so anyway, knowing that she has this big break she can’t lose, which was the big theme of this first episode. She goes away on this road trip with a producer over the summer so she can record songs, giving her that shot, and I am so proud of her for doing that. 

Olivia Rodrigo plays her perfectly, and while I know that her character was demoted to a guest role thanks to Rodrigo’s budding music career, I can’t help but be proud, because wow, she has blown up. It makes me want to watch her documentary on Disney+ again

Eagerness 

I know I said earlier on that I was curious as to how they’re going to really change up this season with this new location. But, about twenty minutes in, I genuinely was feeling eager to see where this show would go – specifically the dynamics of new characters. 

For two seasons, we have pretty much been surrounded by the same characters, and while we have grown to love them, I think this season was the one where we truly needed a change in not only scenery, but characters as well. And this first episode brought a ton of them in. 

One of the scenes that got me really eager to see what happens with these new characters was when Gina, Ashlyn and Kourtney, three clear as day theater kids, find out they have to share a cabin with Gadget (a new character) and two other girls – and you can clearly tell at first that they are not feeling the vibe, and you can almost smell the problems from a mile away. 

That screams great television, and it’s got me wondering how much more drama this show is going to produce over the next episodes with these new dynamics. I’m so eager to see. 

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Excitement

Seeing Corbin Bleu in the premiere episode made me very excited to see where this fictionalized version of him is going to go next. 

Usually, when it comes to the original members from the High School Musical movies, we’ll get some pictures from them from the old high school – like Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron both recently taking pics there in 2022 – but I didn’t think anyone would come back to the show. We had Lucas Grabeel and Kaycee Stroh in Season 1 but no one in Season 2, so I’m super pumped to see Corbin Bleu back for this season.

Not only that, but Jason Earles. Do you guys know who he is? The moment I saw him as Dewey, the director of Camp Shallow Lake, I practically screamed. This man is Disney Channel royalty. He was not only a co-star on Hannah Montana but also on Kickin’ It and I can’t believe he is in another Disney show and it has me so excited. 

I’m not sure how often he and Bleu are going to be on the show, but I know for a fact that those two appearing on that stage has me excited for what this season holds and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Could Zac Efron be next?

What are you guys looking forward to with Season 3 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series? All I know is that if I don’t get a cover of “Fabulous” by Carlos in this season, I will riot. I demand it, Disney+!

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The School For Good And Evil: 6 Quick Things We Know About The Netflix Movie

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Book adaptations of big-time novels always seem to go over well with audiences, and have for plenty of years, with movie sagas such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings taking over the box office. But, a newcomer is arriving on the movie scene, one which should have been adapted almost as soon as it came out, if you ask me.

The School for Good and Evil, an amazing addition to the fantasy genre, is finally getting its own adaptation into the film world – but not in theaters. However, it will be appearing as a Netflix movie, on the popular streaming website. However, what else do we know about this upcoming film? What is it going to be about? Who is going to be in it? There are plenty of things that you might not know, but we do. Here are some quick things we know about the upcoming Netflix film.

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The School For Good And Evil Release Date Is Set For October 21

Mark your calendars, fantasy lovers, as The School for Good and Evil is going to be coming out as part of the 2022 movie release schedule! Announced with the official poster from the Netflix Twitter page, it was confirmed that The School for Good and Evil would release on the popular streaming platform in Fall 2022, specifically on October 21. 

Talk about a great addition to all the fun Halloween movies we’ll be watching during that time of year – I can always use a little good and evil in my life. 

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Sofia Wylie in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has A Star-Studded Cast

With an adaptation like The School for Good and Evil, we all knew that the cast needed to be amazing. And, luckily, there’s no shortage of amazing additions to this Netflix movie. First, let’s take a look at the two leads characters of the film, Sophie and Agatha, where the story begins. These two roles will be played by Sophia Anna Caruso, known for her role in the Broadway musical Beetlejuice, and Sofia Wylie, who stars on a Disney+  show you really should watch, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Wylie is especially excited for her role in The School for Good and Evil. In an interview with MTV, she talked about her part as Agatha and how she’s excited to “bring some realness” to the character that hadn’t been seen before. She described Agatha’s struggles with internal and external beauty through her own experience, saying that it’s something she can relate to and that it’s an important message to teach.

That’s something that I personally can really relate to, that voice inside of your head, how much power it has. I deal with those doubts and those insecurities. And I think I can really bring some realness to Agatha in that sense because I know, as a teenage girl, it can be very difficult to overcome that voice.

Adding on to this cast, Deadline reported that two megastars, Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington, signed on for two of the main roles in the upcoming film. Theron is set to play Lady Lesso, and Washington will portray a teacher at the school, Professor Dovey.

In addition to these two, in another article, Deadline reported that Laurence Fishburne, known for his roles in The Matrix trilogy and many other films, as well as action star Michelle Yeoh, from movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Crazy Rich Asians, and her TV role in Star Trek: Discovery, have stepped up to be in The School for Good and Evil. Fishburne will play the Schoolmaster – a role that sounds quite fitting for someone of his talents, and Yeoh will portray another teacher, Professor Anemone.

Also for the film, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Kaitlyn Akinpelumi, and Freya Theodora Parks will play Anadil, Dot and Hester, three young women who are a part of The Coven in The School for Good and Evil, as confirmed by a behind-the-scenes look with the author of the original novel, Soman Chainani on YouTube.

Already, this film is shaping up to be filled to the brim with some of the Hollywood elite. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they do with the material they are given, because it’s about to get magical.

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Charlize Theron in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Will Follow The Bestselling Book Series

For those who don’t know, The School for Good and Evil is composed of several novels in a series. Netflix confirmed that this new movie will be based on the series by Soman Chainani, and from the premise of the film, it’s looking to be exactly like the first novel.

As confirmed by the description from the trailer for the new movie on YouTube, The School for Good and Evil is going to follow two best friends, Sophia and Agatha, who are swept into a world of trying to balance both good and evil when they are given different roles, but this in turn causes their lives to turn upside down. 

I’m already on board for a story like this. Two opposing personalities who end up being trained in styles that they thought they weren’t aligned with? Thrown into unlikely situations? Fantasy elements? My god, I can almost feel the franchise coming. Netflix has a great addition with this one.

Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig Is Directing The School For Good And Evil

I don’t think there could have been another perfect choice for the director for The School for Good and Evil than Paul Feig. The legendary director has produced some of the biggest comedic hits in the last ten years. For example, Feig directed the smash-hit Bridesmaids back in 2011, the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters, the Emilia Clarke Christmas comedy Last Christmas, the comedy thriller, A Simple Favor, and so many others.

Besides movies, Paul Feig has also directed multiple episodes of several incredible sitcoms, such as The Office, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock. The School for Good and Evil novels have an amazing comedic element to them, and I can only imagine what a comedic director like Paul Feig will bring to the table in this new film.

The castle in The School for Good and Evil.

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Finding Neverland Screenwriter David Magee Wrote The Screenplay For The School For Good And Evil

When it comes to an adapted screenplay, you always have to make sure that you find the right person to do it, because with novels, there are so many details that need to somehow make it into the movie. The School for Good and Evil found its screenwriter in David Magee.

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Magee is a perfect choice, because not only has he been around the business for some time, he’s had plenty of experience in writing fantasy, working on films such as the Academy-Award winning Life of Pi, the Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns, and wrote the screenplay for Finding Neverland, the story of the author who created the legendary character, Peter Pan. Truly, he has great experience up his sleeves, and I’m eager to see what he’ll do with the fantastic story that is The School for Good and Evil.

The bit apple in The School for Good and Evil.

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The School For Good And Evil Has Finished Filming 

As you can expect for a film that already has a trailer, The School for Good and Evil finished production for their film not too long ago. From a tweet on Twitter from Netflix Geeked, it was confirmed back in July of 2021 that filming had wrapped on the film and was entering into the post-production phases. 

Watch The Trailer For The School For Good And Evil 

If you haven’t yet seen the trailer for The School for Good and Evil, be sure to watch it now, as you won’t want to miss out on the magic. 

With an amazing cast, awesome story, and some really cool looking set pieces featured in the trailer, The School for Good and Evil is looking to be an amazing addition to Netflix’s original film line-up. I can’t wait for this movie to pop up as part of the 2022 Netflix movie schedule. I’m practically counting down the days. 

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