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Quote of the Week

By Grapthar’s Hammer…what a savings.

Alexander Dane/Dr. Lazarus (Alan Rickman)

Galaxy Quest (1999)

 

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I Can’t Wait!: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

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Another trailer is out.  They just keep getting more epic!  (epicer?)  And adding new footage as well.

 Besides sheer bliss, I have two responses to this latest peek; 1. A tiny bit of concern with how they have messed with the final showdown between Harry and Voldemort.  How Voldermort dies was very brilliantly and subtly developed by Rowling through all seven books.  I’m talking about how Harry stays true to his character and values to the end, not that nonsense about who owns the Elder Wand.  I’ll be upset if the filmmakers abandon that in order to “up the ante”.  2. Gratitude that the filmmakers saw the value in getting the finest actors in Britain to play the adult roles and that those actors agreed to take the parts even though they were often in tiny roles supporting underage actors.  If rumor serves, most of them will get their moments in this finale.  Obviously, Alan Rickman will shine but just look at Julie Walters about to… OK, no spoilers for those who don’t know.   Take a peek.  HP7P2 opens July 15th! Read more

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I Can’t Wait!: Alice in Wonderland Trailer

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Finally, our first moving look at Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.  I’m still excited about this project but I’m a little underwhelmed by the trailer.  Obviously a teaser, we see most of the major players and some fun special effects but nothing to really sink your teeth into.  (And no Alan Rickman, sadness!)  I want more. I guess that’s what a teaser’s supposed to do.  Enjoy.

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Quote of the Week

Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas!

Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

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Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Based on the sixth book in the series, Half-Blood Prince is my favorite.  We get loads of info on Voldemort thanks to Dumbledore and his cabinet full of memories and Harry finally gets a clue about who his true love is.

The Basics: When Harry returns to Hogwarts for his sixth year, Dumbledore begins to train him in earnest for a final showdown with Voldemort and gives him an important mission concerning the new Potions Master.  Conveniently, Harry is acing Potions class with the help of a mysterious but ominous textbook.  Read more

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Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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The fifth and my favorite in the series so far, I watched this last night with a friend who hadn’t seen it yet.  We were preping for the upcoming July release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth movie and number one on my I Can’t Wait List for summer.

The Basics: Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts is a bleak one indeed but he also begins to grow into the leader he’s destined to be.  Read more

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Casting Notes

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A few more projects in development that have piqued my interest. Apparently, this week the theme is Harry Potter.

Old News: I’ve been mildly interested in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, currently filming in London.  Naturally, it features Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter but when Alan Rickman (Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series) was announced as the Caterpillar, I was completely sold.  I adore Rickman and would pay to watch him sort socks.  This movie has officially been moved to my I Can’t Wait list.  Check out the rest of this cast: Mia Wasikowska as Alice (Thank heavens Burton was original enough to cast someone besides Dakota Fanning or Abigail Breslin!  Yes, they’re talented but they’re not the only fish in the sea.), Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Michael Sheen as the Cheshire Cat, & Crispin Glover as the Knave of Hearts.  Yes, this will be weird but it could also be freakin’ awesome! Read more

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Review: Blow Dry

Rachel Griffiths & Alan Rickman strut their stuff

Rachel Griffiths & Alan Rickman strut their stuff

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I’d been wanting to see this quirky little British movie for several years.  It has an amazing cast & looked like the hairstyling version of Strictly Ballroom, a movie I love. 

Blow Dry stars Alan Rickman as Phil, a hairstylist in the small British town of Keighly, who was once an international hairstyling champion.  He now owns a dumpy barber shop where he works with his son, Brian, played by Josh Hartnett.  Phil, has not competed in 10 years since his wife, Shelley, ran away with his hair model, Sandra (Natasha Richardson & Rachel Griffiths).  Shelly and Sandra now own a salon in the same town.  The storytellers kick things off with an announcement that the international hairstyling competition is coming to Keighly and the revelation that a character has cancer, then sit back and let the madness ensue. 

Well, kind of.  Read more

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