Sunday, June 06, 2004

DW and I saw the new Harry Potter movie Friday night at the Aquarium of the Americas' IMAX theater. It was great on the IMAX screen, even if the chairs there are amazingly uncomfortable. Anyhow, I thought it was the best of the three films. By cutting some of the scenes from the book, Alfonso Cuaron ironically managed to come closer to the spirit of the Harry Potter books than Chris Columbus did when he crammed every little bit of the books into his two films. The movie has a great flow to it and kind of captures the breeziness with which one reads the Potter books. Also, the film was colored with a dark pallet, in keeping with the spirit of the third book. Oh, and Draco Malfoy has bangs in this one instead of slicked back hair a la Macaulay Culkin.

But enough of that. Tonight is the season finale of "The Sopranos." Who's gotta go? I expect a bloodbath, but we shall see.

8 comments:

Randy said...

Only one whacking tonight, but it turned out to be ironic. Tony S. blasts in Tony B.'s head to soothe Johnny Sack's people, only to see Sack and his crew all arrested by the FBI. A nice ending to the Mafia Class of 2004 that was released from prison in the first ep. of the season. Good thing I taped this season, as it'll be two whole years before the final season of the show.

Brenda said...

The Potter books and movies are as close as I can get to feeling like there IS magic in this world. The author and the movie director are the real magicians. I can't wait to see the newest release.

doug said...

My son has read the Potter series 5 times. We have just started him on carefully selected Stephen King, I am very excited for him.

Why the heck would they make an IMAX and then install crappy seats, makes no sense.

I am out of the Soprano's conversation again but I sure hope it was good for you.

Jo said...

Thanks for the movie review! Can't wait to take DD to see it.

Dave said...

I just tried to introduce DD to Harry Potter yesterday, in fact. I thought she might get a kick out of all the magic, but it turned out to be more scary for her than entertaining. I guess she's still too young right now.

Damn! Still can't use her as an excuse to see those movies!

:)

Lance said...

I saw Harry Potter on Friday night. As with the other two Potters I didn't make it through the movie. At the end of the movie the person sitting behind me asked how my nap was, apparently he heard me snoring. I don't think it helped that the movie started @ 11:15 which is a good hour past my bedtime.

Sopranos, on the other hand, I stayed up for. I was a bit surprised Tony B got whacked by Tony S. I thought it was ironic about the FBI also. I thought it was interesting that they had Tony S shoot Tony B with a shotgun since they used to go hunting together when they were younger and showed them carrying shotguns in the flashback sequences.

Yes, it sucks we have to wait so long for the final season. But cheer up, SFU starts now!!!

Craig said...

Turn right around, head back to the IMAX theater, and watch the IMAX NASCAR movie. That, my friend, is time well spend.

Randy said...

The previews for the NASCAR film looked like it might be fun on the really big screen. Is NASCAR big around Charlottesville? I could just see the Monticello 500, run in the shadows of Jefferson's beloved estate. That would be cool.