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Movie Magic Is a Fantastic Beast

Movies don’t always deliver movie magic. It’s just a reality.

Some are easy to predict such a fate from the basic premise and/or cast and director. Some promise an extraordinary cinematic experience in a trailer teaser followed by a series of full-length trailers spread out across a couple of months and then disappoint.

However, some deliver with unforgettable grandeur because of the writing, the director, and the cast.

Ladies and gentlemen, it appears that by some wizarding magic within the broader movie-magic construct is occurring with the forthcoming film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.’

Prediction: ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ will surpass ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’

Happy Monday!

Harry Potter’s extended world just got a little more fantastic.

The new trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ that premiered this Saturday at Comic-Con showcases increased magical wonder and imagination from its cinematic predecessor. Surpassing the original film in a series is difficult to pull off successfully for a variety of reasons.

It has been done. Yes. However, it’s tricky.

Fitting that¬†‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ features wizards who deal with spells, potions and…you know.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

So, This is Where the Budweiser Frogs Have Been Hiding…

You’ve heard the expression, “You’re the life of the party.”

Ladies and gentlemen, there’s one thing that will guarantee you will be “the life of the party” this weekend. The only catch is you’ll have to channel the supernatural powers of America’s favorite street magician David Blaine who can unbelievably demonstrate that not all aquariums fit on a table.

Plus the quick hands to catch, well, you’ll see. And Dave Chappelle, Steph Curry and Drake saw what I’m hinting at very, very close-up.

Yeah, I’d hop to the other side of the room too.

Fantastic Mouthwash and Where to Find It

Is packing a suitcase for the airport a grand metaphor for life’s journey?

Perhaps.

However, what we all know for certain about packing for a flight is that it takes time, planning and readjustment after readjustment. Why isn’t my suitcase large enough? How can I fit these shoes in? Why do I pack that shirt because I never end up wearing it? The most stressful part of this activity, though, is abiding by the strict guidelines as determined by the TSA. In case you’ve forgotten, their attention to detail is measured not in pounds, but in ounces.

Maybe these restrictions on liquids and soaps is why there are so many CVS and Duane Reade stores in cities with the busiest airports? Guaranteed foot traffic after countless flights for tourists and visitors.

As demonstrated in the video below, packing a suitcase for the airport can be a fantastic, beast of a challenge.

Remember: Free mouthwash at the hotel!

J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is playing in a theater near you.