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Episode #360: More Crimes of Grindelwald Secrets Revealed

  • Trailer recap: is Credence able to separate himself from the Obscurus now?
  • Why is the circus scene outdoors? Are the French more lackadaisical with secrecy?
  • Andrew hates on Hedwig’s Theme (really)
  • Voicemails touch on ground pounds, Apparition at Hogwarts, Jacob’s memory, Corvus Lestrange, and why nobody’s dressed like a wizard!
  • The hosts pick a favorite trailer moment
  • Main Discussion: JK Rowling’s Wizarding World gets a dedicated logo for the first time!
  • Whose wands are represented in this ‘book’ design?
  • Is JK Rowling being removed from the equation?
  • We play Quizzitch and thank our Patrons for helping us reach the 777 Challenge!
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Running time: 1:07:24, 97.1 MB

Episode #359: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer analysis

  • The first Crimes of Grindelwald trailer is here!
  • The hosts give their initial thoughts and break things down scene-by-scene
  • It’s good to see you again, Hogwarts
  • You can apparate on the grounds of Hogwarts?
  • Our first look at Jude Law as Dumbledore. Is he never not having run-ins with the Ministry?
  • Why was Dumbledore being confronted in the DADA classroom?
  • Why did he send Newt to Paris?
  • Grindelwald and Rosier: who are they speaking to?
  • Credence and the Maledictus: how did he learn to channel his inner obscurus?
  • Inside the French Ministry of Magic: what’s with all the beasts on the ceiling?
  • Ride that Kelpie, Newt!
  • Just who is checking out cryptic messages on walls in underground rooms?
  • Credence and Leta… long lost siblings?
  • The circus is finally in town! Is this how Credence made his way from New York to Paris?
  • Grindelwald’s escape – did LEGO spoil a major plot point?
  • Why can’t Dumbledore move again Grindelwald? Why does it have to be Newt?
  • The brothers Scamander battle in a graveyard

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Running time: 1:20:27, 48.3 MB