The text I sent out after “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One” around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning said, “Followed the book pretty well. Acting was top notch. Cinematography was excellent.”
The first half of the final book to Jo Rowling’s epic tale not only met my expectations but pulverized them to tiny bits even Hermoine would have a problem putting back together, and that’s something.
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So Fearless Leader posted on my Facebook wall a link that got the “Dumbass” tag on Fark.com.
Five Reasons the Potter movies are better than the books?
Ok then … I bit the bait. And then spit out the hook.
Point One – Alfonso Cuaron’s cinematography was great, heck it was darn near perfectly beautiful for movie three, “Prisoner of Azkaban.” The film is one of my favorites of the entire series from a movie standpoint, though David Yates’ take on movie five and six are superb. Most fans will say POA is one of their top favorites as a book even, which is what really irks people about the movie.
The movie “Due Date” starring Robert Downey Jr & Zach Galifianakis may not be an official re-make of “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”, but it’s exactly what one in this decade would most certainly feel like. However whereas in “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” you get a little heart to the story, “Due Date” substitutes heart for laughs.
Conan is back!!!! What a long wait we’ve had to go through! (Most of it spent by getting into civil arguments with Leno fans) Since his rather messy departure from NBC. Conan finally made a return to late night TV. Passing the time before he could legally be on TV again, Conan had a successful “Legally prohibited from being funny on TV” tour, kept us laughing with his twitter account postings, and in recent days had a free t-shirt giveaway which Lucidswirl and I had tried and unsuccessfully attempted to win some free swag (lucidswirl got closest though). Now that wait is over and Conan is back on the TV where he belongs and I couldn’t be any happier.
My day just got better! Despite being bankrupt, MGM has announced a release date for the next James Bond movie. Looks like we can see Bond back in 2 years.
Hopefully this means Daniel Craig will retain his role as Bond. When he was first announced as Bond, I was a pretty harsh critic since he was “too f*cking blonde!!”, but that quickly changed when I caught Casino Royale. Granted “Quantum of Solace” had mixed reviews in addition to a stupid name for a movie, I still liked it and feel that Craig-Bond should get another crack at it. Here’s hoping they keep their word!
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