Mamo #380: Yo, Megafranchises!

With the Ghostbusters III news and the release of Yo, Dracula!, Team Mamo has a look at the major studios’ race to construct their own Marvel-style megafranchises – with widely varying odds of success.






Helena Bonham Carter pretending to be Belatrix pretending to be Hermione pretending to be Belatrix


No but her acting was so good in this scene that I had to pause and zoom in on her face to make sure it wasn’t actually Emma in makeup, and even then I wasn’t totally convinced.

Emma acted out the scene first, and then Helena Bonham Carter mimicked what she did. so it was Helena Bonham Carter pretending to be Emma Watson pretending to be Helena Bonham Carter pretending to be Bellatrix pretending to be Hermione pretending to be Bellatrix.


my head hurts

In a franchise with a lot of great things, this might have been the greatest thing.

(Source: lordharrypotter)

ST:TNG:6x06: True Q


“The jury’s still out on that, Picard. Make no mistake.”

Imagine the following delivered by a heavily bearded man in a thick, west country accent: “YOU’RE A Q, HARRY!” It wasn’t till this time through “True Q” that I cottoned to the fact that it’s essentially the Harry Potter story, on the Enterprise – with the “wizard” in question being a young lady who finds out that she’s actually a Q. Oh, Q’s no Hagrid and Amanda’s no Harry, but the first act of the episode is fun, as Amanda goes around the ship, “accidentally” making things happen.

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All my favorite Harry Potter bad lip reading gifs I have collected 

I will reblog these every single time.

It’s pinned to my scrotum

Destroy All Monsters: HARRY POTTER Between This World And The Next

“‘IT ALL ENDS,’ proclaimed the posters for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II, exaggerating reports of its franchise’s demise. Never again will any marketing dare suggest that its property belongs to a finite universe.”

In which I consider Harry Potter’s mega-franchise and why stories need endings. Read more

Define “ends” in this context

Define “ends” in this context

Harry Potter vs. Star Wars. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I grew up in the wrong damn decade.

*I like this so much I’m gonna give them a pass on having Lily Potter call Harry a pussy

** "Gandalf!!"

Holy F is this real?!

Holy F is this real?!

(Source: hpstuffs)