She plans to give the glossy photo to her grandchildren, who saw a midnight showing of the final 'Harry Potter' film on Friday.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The movies are certainly popular, but how good are they, really.
Some of the things I wrote about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, shortly after it was released in 2001, were influenced by my having read the book. It was the only selection of Rowling's run I would bother with. I remember having been disappointed by it, no doubt due to the deafening buzz preceding it, and I also remember that it wasn't a bad way to enter the world of the film: Familiar and hopeful that it would be a better version of the story than the experience of reading the book had been. From that review: "The most notable thing to report on this film is that it evokes a magical world, the kind of escapist dream state a child becomes giddy over and adults are bewitched and haunted and thrilled by. My unfortunate news is that …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Midnight screenings of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" were jam-packed at the Regal Cinemas in Warrington.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
This Friday marks the end of a 10-year adventure as the final Harry Potter movie hits the big screen.
It’s July and you know what that means, right? It’s going to be All Potter, All The Time. On July 15, the final episode of the Harry Potter series will magically appear in movie theaters all over the country. This is big news in my household. I have two teenaged Potterheads living under my roof and the youngest has already started lobbying to see it at the midnight showing on opening night. Ah, yes, the Potter generation. My daughters were born in 1993 and 1997. That means that when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone appeared on bookshelves for the first time in June 1997, my eldest had just turned four and my youngest was two months old. Neither one showed much interest. However, when the first movie was released on November 14, 2001, …