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Harry Potter - Goblet of Fire

Posted by james on Dec. 13, 2005

(post.rating: 7)
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Fun, complicated, not as run-on as others. Turns out harry potter (Daniel Radcliffe) may be great as out-of-sorts little harry potter, but does absolutely horrible at angsty/growing-up/angry harry potter. Reminds me of Hayden Christensen of <i>Attack of the Clones</i> ire (no, not *nearly* that bad... not even close). Oh well, does decent for the rest of it (which is mostly looking awkward and always doing the "what, me? a great wizard?" look all the time. But man, who does the girl choose?!

Serenity

Posted by james on Dec. 13, 2005

(post.rating: 9)
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Awesome! First thoughts; a sci-fi movie made from a TV series, brainchild of Joss Whedon (buffy and angel...eww). Sounds like crap. But the TV series was pretty decent, if a bit campy. The movie? Awesome. The characters and interplay that made the TV series worth a second glance shine here, a bit caricature-ish but in a good way (more intense). Simply awesome scenes of a the small wispy girl gone Psycho Killer Machine! Not too much tongue-in-cheek WB humor. Thank goodness. And they... well, they do what other shows don't to their characters. Kudos.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Posted by james on Dec. 13, 2005

(post.rating: 6)
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Interesting, as always. Not nearly as fun as the first time around (Sorcerer's Stone), and just a hint of the kids growing up. Somehow it's too long, too many turns, more like a book than a movie. Who would've thought. Problem with that is there's never enough time for nuance...


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