Archive for July, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Time is counting down and the battle of Hogwarts looms.  Harry Potter and his friends face the impossible challenge of finding all the horcruxes before Voldemort threatens their school as well as the wizardry world.  The final film in Harry’s eight part adventure brings them from the cavernous Gringotts bank to the tall towers of Hogwarts.  With spells and giants on the horizon, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermonie Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) make a heroic stand against Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) and his dark army.  Who will succeed while the other fails and who will live to tell the tale?

In the conclusion of the legendary Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 stands out as a remarkable film but a poor adaptation of the book.  While the addition of time strains the reality of the books, as loyalists, as i assume most are, will find certain haphazard changes quite discomforting.  Continue reading


Streep v. Close 2012

Screw Obama and who ever will run against him it seems like the biggest race of the year will be for Best Lead Actress at next years Academy Awards. The presumptive candidates are already thinning and it seems like Queen Meryl and former rival Glen Close will have another bout for the little golden man. While I love a good cat fight especially around award season, may we refrain from such nonsensical jibber-jabber until – I don’t know – the movies comes out. For goodness sake, barely a publicity still is released and were jumping down the rabbit hole. Let’s give it to the end of the credits to make a judgement.

Meryl Streep is taking on the infamous English Prime Minster, Margaret Thatcher, in The Iron Lady while Glen Close plays the title character in Albert Nobbs.  In this role she plays a cross dressing butler in 19th century Ireland.  It seems like this fight will be head over the Irish Sea. 

Wedding Season

It seems like my parents and friends have been going to a whole slew of weddings recently.  Unfortunately I have not had the same opportunity to indulge in bad catered food and an open bar.  Here’s to the brides in their wedding glow and to the bridesmaids having to embrace bridezilla on their big day.