FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE MOVIE REVIEW
Return to a world of witchcraft and bigotry, as the the world of Harry Potter tries to tell you about Nazis with wands. Yes, JK Rowling won’t let Fantastic Beasts die, and after Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, we’re kinda shocked they came back for another. Most of the old cast returns with our lead Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) being instructed by Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to stop the nefarious Grindelwald (this time played by Mads Mikkelsen). Will they finally stop the fascist from polluting their politics, and killing everyone he doesn’t like? Will there be new cute and weird magic critters? Ben, Harmoni, and Michael Van Slyke saw this one so they could reveal all in this review!
DIRECTED BY: David Yates
STARRING: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Katherine Waterston, Mads Mikkelsen, William Nadylam, Victoria Yeates, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Richard Coyle, Oliver Masucci, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Dave Wong, Fiona Glascott, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Valerie Pachner, Maja Bloom, Paul Low-Hang, Ramona Kunze-Libnow, Matthias Brenner, Peter Simonischek, Hebe Beardsall
Ben Glasthal (Highly Suspect Review, Screener Squad, Breakfast Pub, Unstabletop Gamers, Video and Audio Editor)
Born in Boston, then ending up in Dallas, Texas in the early 2000s, Ben has always had a passion for film. He started in film school not long after where he launched MovieReelizations.com where he still writes reviews to this day. He’s since moved to Austin where he has been also hopping on podcasts and both editing and shooting videos for One of Us. A fan of films from almost all genres, and many that predate him more than makes sense, he is anything if not eclectic in what he’s watching at any point. For the rest of his free time, he can be found biking, drinking craft beer, being an amateur photographer, and playing video games by himself or on Twitch. He’s best found on Instagram or Twitter as @MovieReelBen.
Harmoni Anderson (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews, Unstabletop Gaming)
Harmoni is a mermaid-haired, millennial, rum drinking, Section 31, Slytherin (who’s divorced J.K. Rowling) preschool/nursery teacher and multi genre geek who also loves all things film, tv, fashion, makeup, and an embarrassingly huge BTS stan. Like really embarrassing. As in, mention them and then sit back and watch the insanity. Harmoni likes being able to game and talk movies/TV with people that aren’t 3 feet tall or all that demanding of her. Plus she can curse at us and not get fired….so bonus!
Michael Van Slyke (Screener Squad)
Michael is a second-generation Air Force brat born in Tucson, raised in San Antonio, and living in Austin since the mid ’80s. Since being introduced to Star Trek as a child by his mother Michael has had an obsessive love of all things sci-fi. He is a cartoonist, illustrator, costumer, leatherworker, amateur luthier, singer, aspiring voice actor, and a motion graphics artist. With all these interests and skills, he thinks the term “Renaissance Man” sounds better than “artsy guy with ADHD”. He lives with his lovely and nerdy wife Harmoni Anderson and their two cats. When not watching and discussing sci-fi and fantasy movies and TV he looks for new hobbies and skills to try. He also listens to Harmoni try and teach him things about K-pop band BTS. Like… all the things about BTS.
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