Posts tagged "Harry Potter"

Harry Potter divorce? Hermione married the wrong dude

Harry Potter divorce? Hermione married the wrong dude
It’s endearing that J.K. Rowling still likes to talk about the books that made her a household name (and several boatloads of coin). Many authors are anxious to move on or shy away from what brought them to the dance, but not Ms. Rowling. Since the Harry Potter books ended in 2007, she has outed... Read more »

Harry Potter's All Grows Up In Stylish, Creepy "The Woman In Black"

Harry Potter's All Grows Up In Stylish, Creepy "The Woman In Black"
THE WOMAN IN BLACK Genre: Horror Premise: Recently widowed attorney Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe, in his first post-Potter role) goes to a remote village where a scary lady ghost is spooking the locals. Behind-the-Scenes: This is the first movie to bear the “Hammer” films production credit in a few decades.  Screenwriter Jane Goldman usually collaborates with Matthew Vaughn... Read more »

The Golden Globes Happened Last Night...

The Golden Globes Happened Last Night...
And for the first time since I can remember, I didn’t watch them live. And I didn’t much care. You’ve probably heard who won (The Artist, The Descendants, Michelle Williams for a musical/comedy when her movie was neither musical nor very comedic) and who didn’t win (Viola Davis, Brad Pitt, Ricky Gervais’s watered down schtick).... Read more »
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Hot, Sexy Books

Hot, Sexy Books
  The View just went on hiatus for next few weeks, and we all need to find new reasons to live.  So let’s talk books! What book are you currently reading: Making Waves by Tawna Fenske.  My first foray into reading the romance genre. What book is next on your to-read list: George R.R. Martin’s A... Read more »

Movie Review - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (***** out of 5)

Movie Review - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (***** out of 5)
Deathly Hallows Part II “opens at the close” of Part I.  Wasting no time at all, the movie jumps right into the conclusion of the 8-film series, and maintains a relatively breakneck pace for the next two hours.  There is no attempt to play catch-up for the uninitiated.  At this point, you’re either a Potter... Read more »

Stanley Tucci Cast in 'Hunger Games'

Stanley Tucci Cast in 'Hunger Games'
I haven’t written much about the Hunger Games casting, but I have been watching with bated breath.  It’s the only thing keeping me from losing it over the imminent end of the Harry Potter franchise.  I’ve been somewhat OK with the casting so far.  I like Jennifer Lawrence.  I think the kid from The Kids... Read more »
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Trailer Time: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

July 15th can’t come quickly enough…

Initial Thoughts on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1

  I saw Part 1 of the final two Harry Potter movies at midnight yesterday.  I’m seeing it again with Julie on Sunday, and we’ll have a full review for you then, but thought I’d pitch in now with my initial impressions of the movie. It’s great.  Definitely the darkest and most mature of the... Read more »

Top 5 Harry Potter Disappointments

One of the best things about the book 'The Prisoner of Azkaban' is all the new mythology and backstory.  We don't get enough of that in the movie, though I understand it would be difficult to put all of that on screen.  I think what I'm trying to say is that we didn't get enough Lupin.  Because Lupin is foxy.
As I said in my previous post about Harry Potter CGI fails, I am a huge fan of the books, but the Harry Potter movies have left me a little dissatisfied.  I’m not trying to be too nitpicky.  I understand and accept that the books and movies are two separate entities and that the books... Read more »
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11 Kid Lit Adaptations That Tried (And Failed) To Be The Next Harry Potter

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES. Based on the books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.  Budget: $90 million.  Total box office: $71 million.
Harry Potter week continues!  Only four more days until the release of Deathly Hallows Part 1.  Now, we all know that the Harry Potter films have been enormously successful.  Sorcerer’s Stone cleared $300 million domestically, and when Chamber of Secrets nearly matched that total a year later, every movie studio in town wanted a piece... Read more »