Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Director: Alfonso Cuarón Run Time: 142 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 2004

Starring: Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Daniel Radcliffe, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman, Helena Bonham-Carter, Maggie Smith, Michael Gabon, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane, Robert Pattinson, Rupert Grint, Timothy Spall, Tom Felton

Something wicked this way comes in the Alfonso Cuarón directed HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN.

J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” in 1999.

Sirius Black has escaped! One of Voldemort’s most devilish supporters, Sirius is notorious for betraying Harry’s parents, and has clawed his way out of the wizarding world’s own Gitmo in order to get his hands on Harry. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, Prisoner of Azkaban is when the series really hits its stride. Richly visual and loaded with new goodies (Dementors! Werewolves! Time travel!), the film follows Harry – now entering his dreamy Tigerbeat phase – as he and his friends learn first-hand about the true dangers that come with being a wizard. Expecto Patronum!

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