Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them FILM REVIEW
Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, has arrived in New York City with a case full of fantastic beasts.
The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Director: David Yates
Screenplay: J.K. Rowling
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Jon Voight, Samantha Morton
Rated PG-13 for some fantasy action violence
Running Time: 2 hours 13 minutes
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