Say you want to revisit the wizarding world inhabited by Harry Potter and his Hogwarts classmates — be it their early years studying magic under the guidance of headmaster Albus Dumbledore, or their later experiences battling the forces of evil amassed by Lord Voldemort — but you just don’t have 17+ hours to sit through eight movies. As reported by EW.com and Indiewire, this homemade version assembled by Tim Stiefler is dubbed Wizardhood, and — per its title — is meant to echo Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making coming-of-age drama Boyhood. While that conceit is clever, the result is akin to a Cliff’s Notes version of the Harry Potter movies, useful for dabblers interested in getting a general idea about the serialized story’s basic structure and plot points.
Talky but never boring. Cool but never pretentious. Personal but never exclusionary. Defiant but never disaffected. Funny but never too daffy. Always backed by a kick-ass soundtrack.
Dazed and Confused is finally getting its “spiritual sequel,” as writer-director Richard Linklater describes it to Yahoo Movies. More than 20 years after the release of his breakout film, set on a high school campus in the late ‘70s, the acclaimed filmmaker has recruited a new crop of young actors to portraying college life in 1980 in the forthcoming comedy Everybody Wants Some. You can watch the first trailer above, exclusively on Yahoo.
Director Richard Linklater filmed his Best Picture-nominated Boyhood over the course of 12 years, ending when his main character Mason (Ellar Coltrane) went off to college. In a recent interview, the director admitted that he’s warming up to the idea of a Boyhood sequel. It hadn’t crossed my mind,” Linklater told the podcast The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith (via The Playlist).
Ethan Hawke is glad he didn’t achieve “instant celebrity.” The actor says he feels for actors like Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey, whose rapid ascent to stardom came with its share of difficulty. “It must be so hard,” Hawke tells Yahoo Movies as we revisit his breakout role in 1989’s Dead Poets Society.
The official poster for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood (expanding in theaters now) uses the movie’s indelible opening shot of star Ellar Coltrane, who ages from six to 18 before audiences’ eyes. This alternative poster by illustrator Tomer Hanuka and commissioned by IFC Films, features a more abstract concept: drawings of Ellar at different ages, arranged in an elegant composition that’s based on the golden ratio.
Opening this weekend, Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making coming-of-age film Boyhood is being a hailed a masterpiece, and from the very first moment, the director grabs audiences by the heartstrings. The first shot homes in on the face of the pre-pubescent boy (Ellar Coltrane) we’ll see grow into a fully formed college student over the course of the film, immediately bringing audiences aboard the journey as they take in his face in all its complexity. Should we have all let Charles Foster Kane (and other late greats) just rest in peace?