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Kelly Orazi

Kelly Orazi is currently a graduate student of medieval and fantasy literature at the newly founded Mythgard Institute. Her interests range from children’s fantasy literature (especially Harry Potter) and modern fantasy to medieval and classical literature. Her scholarly work on fantasy has been presented at Mythcon 43 and at 2013’s largest Harry Potter conference, LeakyCon Portland. She has also contributed to the popular Harry Potter site, thehogshead.org and writes regularly on J.R.R. Tolkien and other fantasy works on her own blog, http://themiddlepage-orazi.blogspot.com

First Images of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”!

IT’S the Wizarding World like we’ve never seen it! The new issue of Entertainment Weekly has released the first images ever of the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! 8 new magical and stunning images of Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander are featured, giving us a glimpse not only into Newt’s character, but also the American Ministry of ...

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First Look at Charlie Hunnam in 2016’s “King Arthur”

A new re-imagining of the Arthurian legend is in the works by director Guy Ritchie. Though the film has a release date of Summer 2016, Entertainment Weekly recently gave us a first look into Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) as the legendary King Arthur.     The film pulls inspiration mostly from Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur but will ...

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WATCH: First Trailer for SyFy’s “The Magicians”

Just a couple of weeks ago SyFy officially announced they picked up the production of Magicians, a new television adaptation of Lev Grossman’s bestselling 2009 fantasy novel of the same name. Now we already have a first look into  the 12 episode television series in a new trailer!     The trailer offers a glimpse of Quentin Coldwater, Julia, Brakebills ...

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Vanity Fair releases new Star Wars: The Force Awakens stills and cast confirmation!

The one and only Annie Leibovitz recently traveled to London for a Vanity Fair exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens photo shoot. We not only have some amazing photos as a result, but cast confirmation as well: Adam Driver is bad-guy Kylo Ren, and Gwendoline Christie (who also portrays Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s Game of Thrones) is Captain Phasma!           ...

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First Trailer for BBC’s “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell”

The BBC has just released a new trailer for Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell! The seven part series, which is an adaptation of the bestselling fantasy novel by Susanna Clarke,  still has no date set for its premier, but it certainly looks like we’re getting closer! The trailer gives us a glimpse of the “tolerable, practical ” Mr. Norrell and ...

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Game of Thrones: New ‘Winds of Winter’ Chapter Released!

While we still don’t have a date for the release of Winds of Winter, the sixth book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, we do have however, another sample chapter! Today a brand new chapter was released on George R.R. Martin’s official website. Without getting into spoilers, this chapter is a Sansa one and, though ...

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Exclusive Interview with “Beast” Director, Max Gold

An incredible new project is in the making from writer/director Max Gold. Beast is a darker take on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast starring Thor Björnsson (aka THE MOUNTAIN from HBO’s Game of Thrones). Beast is something special: shot entirely in Iceland with an entire Icelandic cast and crew, the film interweaves the classic fairy tale with Icelandic folklore. It challenges our ...

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New Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer

Today’s Apple Watch Launch in San Francisco included a brand new trailer for season 5 of HBO’s Game of Thrones (with plenty of dragons!). Watch below: Apple also announced that HBO Now will be streaming exclusively with Apple. So if you plan on using HBO’s new standalone streaming package to watch the new season of Game of Thrones, you must have at ...

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First Trailer for “Mr. Holmes” starring Ian Mckellen Released

The first official teaser trailer for director Bill Collins’ “Mr. Holmes” was released earlier today. The trailer features Sir Ian Mckellen as long-retired Sherlock Holmes with housekeeper Mrs Munro (Laura Linney) and her small son Roger (Milo Parker): The film is based of the 2006 novel, “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin. Set in 1947, the film follows ...

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