Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Wow, December has been the movie month!  Too bad all the good movies are released just before the end of the year.  I think they do it so the movies will be fresh in the Academy Awards voters' little minds.  We have yet to see Capote or Brokeback Mountain.  Sigh... maybe in the early part of 2006 those two movies will arrive in our little farming-slash-university town. 

NY Times Movie Review Today we saw Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (A).  Click on the movie poster picture to see the NY Times review.  The NYTimes says, "Childhood ends for the young wizard with the zigzag scar in the latest addition to the Potter saga...."

Thank goodness we don't have to watch another quidich game, but Harry does get to ride on his souped up broom.  Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) does most of the daring do on his own while Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) are more cheerleaders than adventuring partners.  The rest of the cast is, as always, quite good.

Our three heroes are a definitely into puberty now, with associated teenage discomfort.  This term at Hogwart's there is an international wizard competition.  Each of the wizards, of which Harry is one, must pass three tests and the one to reach the final goal first wins.  Of course the evil Lord Voldemort causes all kinds of trouble.

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