Episode 60: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Director: David Yates

Writer: J.K. Rowling

Stars: Eddie Redmayne (Newt), Katherine Waterson (Tina), Alison Sudol (Queenie), Dan Folger (Kowalski), Colin Farrell (Graves), Ezra Miller (Credence), Ron Perlman, Johnny Depp

Synopsis: Shy and awkward wizard, Newt Scamander, travels from the UK to New York, with plans to make it to the exotic land of Arizona so he can release his precious Thunderbird, Frank, back to the wild. He is shocked to learn that American wizards have very different - and much more strict - rules regarding magical beasts and interactions with no-majs (the American version of muggle). When a few magical beasts escape from his suitcase, Newt and his new friends Tina, Jacob, and Queenie work together to track them all down. But there’s something much more dangerous threatening not only the lives of no-majs, but the exposure of the wizarding world in America.


Next up, we'll be watching one of the longest-titled movies ever, Oz Perkins' I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House. This 2016 thriller about a nurse who is caring for an elderly woman in her creepy house, stars Ruth Wilson and is the second horror film directed by Oz Perkins, son of Anthony Perkins (his directorial debut was 2015's The Blackcoat's Daughter). I Am the Pretty Thing is currently streaming on Netflix so go check it out and join us next time for our review!