It was a great year for films, here are some highlights from the writers of HST. [Sorry to blow you away with my expressive introduction, it's just my talent shining through] [Read more...]
Last week’s Suggestion Box is coming a little late, so my bad. But there is some decent stuff none-the-less, so don’t be upset! K thanks. For films we’ve got a new preview for the upcoming Harry Potter film, a few more new TV show recommendations (including Undercovers, Lone Star, The Event, and Hawaii Five-0), a new trailer for the upcoming Bond game, and a new music video from OK Go. Enjoy.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Trailer – Yay! Another trailer. That’s right, that is all the hype I can manage. Besides, this movie needs no help from me.
David Yates returns at the helm of the sixth and second to last adaptation in the Harry Potter series and the result is a character driven story that sets up the final chapter that lacks a lot of action, as the source material dictates, that makes it a bit of the odd duck in the Harry Potter films.
Harry, having just lost his last living person he would call family in his godfather Sirius Black, Harry has spent the summer in a bit of a malaise away from the magic world. But when Lord Voldemort’s minion’s, the Death Eaters, actions begin to pour over into the muggle world he can’t help but notice the entire world becoming less safe a place to be. Potter is surprisingly visited by Dumbledore right before the start of the new school year only to be whisked away to help service Dumbledore’s attempt to recruit an ex-colleague back to Hogwarts. We then discover that Draco Malfoy has been tasked by the Dark Lord with a life risking endeavor that leads his mother to seek out Severus Snape to form an unbreakable vow to protect the Malfoy boy from harm. Potter quickly discovers that the professor Dumbledore recruited, Slughorn, has an important key to Dumbledore’s fight against Voldemort and understanding how to beat the Dark Lord. Harry is called upon to help Dumbledore gain this memory of Slughorn’s and he attempts to coax it from the professor in between the romantic ups and downs of himself and his best friends Ron and Hermione. [Read more...]
For those that don’t know, J.K. Rowling hand wrote 7 copies of the book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows and gave them as presents to 6 close friends and auctioned off one for charity. Well Amazon.com were the mystery buyers of the book, for 3.8 million dollars, and they have decided to share it with the world, which is pretty much an amazing gesture since Rowling has no plans to ever publish this book. Now, they aren’t scanning in copies of the book, but they are putting up reviews of each story in the book and answering questions for fans, head over to, amazon.com/beedlebard, to check it out!
HP and OTP is the best film in the series and sets the tables for the thrilling conclusion of the last two films to come. The book and the film both serve as set-ups for the last two plot lines but that doesn’t hurt the material as it is both full of information and adventure.
David Yates is a first time film and Harry Potter director and he knocks it out of the park. Known for great character drama’s on British television he brings that alleged greatness to the series that has been getting stronger ever since Azkaban. Yates also does an excellent job with the action with some major props to his work with ILM. [Read more...]
Apparently when reviewing the script for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince J.K. Rowling came across a change from her book that she couldn’t let pass; similar to Kreacher almost getting cut from Order of the Phoenix. The writers added a past love interest for Dumbledore, in flashbacks, and Rowling sent them a note saying you can’t do this revealing the sexual identity of the master wizard. You can read more here.