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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – AMC 12 @ Downtown Disney, Anaheim, CA

No parts 1 and 2 or A and B here. I took part in AMC’s two part premiere and watched all 6 hours…well 4 hours and 36 minutes, but really, who’s got time to count when everything’s blowing up? Well I guess you could count during the camping scenes… 😉 It was actually a very nice treat to revisit the first movie because there were some really good parts in it that I forgot to mention in my first review: primarily when Harry, Hermione and Ron are running from the snatchers in the forest, there’s this absolutely gorgeous tracking shot that just looks so large and complex. And that whole chase is very visceral and really enjoyable. Stunning. Gorgeous. And emotionally satisfying. I would definitely say that I am on the whole satisfied that this is where it all ends (see what I did there? Tying in the marketing campaign … Continue reading →

Movie Reviews (Backlog)

Morning Glory – Niagara Square Cinemas, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada Very cute. Bernie Pollack provided Harrison’s clothes (and presumably socks) – costume designer from Indy 4!!! Rachel McAdams is adorable as always. Harry Potter 7.1 – Niagara Square Cinemas, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada AMAZING! Loved the sneaking into the ministry scene and the dance in the tent. Unstoppable – Walden Galleria Cinemas, Cheektowaga, NY Very intriguing film. Yay Captain Kirk (was that a vague reference to Kirk hanging off of stuff?)! Yay Ethan Suplee! Tangled – AMC Rolling Hills 20, Torrance, CA & ArcLight Beach Cities Cinemas, El Segundo, CA So cute and beautiful and perfect! John Lasseter obliterates the 3D/2D line by declaring Tangled to be Walt Disney’s 50th full length feature animation. Zack Levi and Mandy Moore are perfect as the prince and princess. Intriguing to hear Jeffrey Tambor in “I’ve Got A Dream” – the timbre of … Continue reading →

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

So I went to the 6:15 AM IMAX 3-D showing at the Irvine Spectrum with my dad and some of his friends and there were roughly 80 people in the theatre. Niiiice! I’m probably the most satisfied with this book’s adaptation because it’s the one I remember the least. When I first jumped into Harry Potter, books 1-3 were already out and by the time I had finished book 3, book 4 was available and I readily devoured it. But after that, it was a long wait for this one, and I was even slower in reading it. So bits and pieces of it flashed back to me while watching the film, but not as much as, say, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (see my movie review) The flame communication special effect was different this time around and I’m not sure why…. Didn’t the Thestrals (the invisible horses … Continue reading →