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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A Magical Exploration of New York in the 20s

    Set in New York in 1926, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an enchanting display of “Harry Potter” author J.K Rowling’s knack for world-building. Rowling does an excellent job of intertwining the reality of this time and place with fascinating magical undercurrents, humor, and wit. Aided by a new set of characters but set in the same world as the Harry Potter series, the film dazzles and entertains as it explores this new landscape. The lead of this new series is Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a British “magizooligist,” passing through New York on route to Arizona. Despite traveling with only one briefcase, Newt did not pack lightly. His…