See the new Harry Potter movie early, support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

OK, how many Harry Potter fans do we have out there? And how many of you are chomping at the bit to see the new movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”?

It comes out at midnight on Thursday, Nov. 18, but here in the Metroplex, you have a chance to see the movie four hours early and at the same time contribute to a good cause: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

I think it is a fitting fundraiser, considering the commitment that the film’s star, Daniel Radcliffe, has made to The Trevor Project and the many times Radcliffe has spoken out for LGBT rights.

The screening will be held at the Rave Theatre in Northeast Mall in Hurst. Tickets are $16 each and are available online at

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Daniel Radcliffe speaks out on teen suicides in PSA for The Trevor Project

Lots of celebrities have been speaking out over the past week or so on the subject of the teens who have killed themselves after being bullied. Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter film series, has added his voice to the discussion in the form of a public service announcement for The Trevor Project, a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth.

Because I am a Harry Potter fan, I am sharing Radcliffe’s video here:

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A few trailers from Saturday's Fears for Queers film festival benefiting Youth First Texas

In today’s issue, one of our Best Bets for the upcoming week is the Fears for Queers GLBT Horror Film Festival on Saturday. The all-day event offers a mix of frights, thrillers and camp with two feature films and eight shorts. The event will benefit Youth First Texas and at a cheap $15 for the all-day festivities, that’s not a bad deal.

Ten movies and even some free nosh? That’s cheaper than “Toy Story 3” and a medium Mr. Pibb.

After the jump, check out some trailers from films playing at Fears for Queers.

—  Rich Lopez