dreamcatcher284: (Hogwarts 4)
Hmmm...looks like the 5th movie will be coming out two days early (July 11th). Strange move, but I don't think anyone's complaining ;).

Ron, we still on for the midnight showing??
dreamcatcher284: (Hogwarts 4)
The book covers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows were released today:

US Cover:
http://www.mugglenet.com/viewer/?image_location=/dhcovers/dhusfull.jpg

UK Kids' Cover:
http://www.mugglenet.com/viewer/?image_location=/dhcovers/hp7childuk.jpg

UK Adults' Cover:
http://www.mugglenet.com/viewer/?image_location=/dhcovers/hp7adultuk.jpg


Looks pretty awesome, huh? Seems like there's more to the Peverell locket than we thought...and is that Dobby holding Godric's sword?
dreamcatcher284: (Hogwarts 4)
"Jo came down to the set at one point and I said, "Oh hello, why are you here today?" And she said, "Oh I just needed a break from the book - Dumbledore's giving me a lot of trouble." And I said, "But isn't he dead?" And she said, "Well, yeah, but it's more complex ..." I was like, [briskly] "OK, I'm not gonna ask anything else!""-- Dan Radcliffe in a recent interview.

YAY! More of Dumbledore!! :-D Now I really can't wait!
dreamcatcher284: (sherlock holmes)
So Aquafresh has this gimmick which allows for the download of three free songs with the purchase of each tube of toothpaste (I think they also have it on their toothbrushes).  Mom bought a whole bunch of Aquafresh the other day, so I decided to go and try out the music downloads. Sounds easy, right? Well, the whole procedure took at least half an hour worth of typing in codes (there were two sets!!), downloading the necessary software, registering at Connect, the music downloading site, and finally browsing through their archive. I managed to snag two songs from the HP movie soundtracks: Fawkes the Phoenix from CoS and Buckbeak's Flight from PoA ^_^--two of the best pieces in their respective soundracks. Two problems though: the format, which I can't change, doesn't seem compatible with my mp3 player. More of a travesy, though is that Connect doesn't have the Granada Sherlock Holmes soundtrack in their archive!! It's such a shame ::sniffle::--their archives are OBVIOUSLY LACKING >.<

In other news, Pluto is no longer a planet. It wouldn't have been so bad if they'd actually made the definition universal (apparently it only applies to our own solar system).
dreamcatcher284: (Hogwarts 4)
I found out last week that Harry's in town. He's actually staying with his family at his old home. Taking advantage of this, Luna and I managed to arrange a meeting of sorts with him  on Tuesday after work.

It's interesting to observe which facets of life change as the years pass and which withstand the sands of time. Much has changed. In appearance, he's not quite as shockingly different as he was last time we  saw him (must have been about a year ago...) His hair is back to its original color, and with the exception of sideburns that reminded me of Scooby Doo, it's in the same style as before as well. His clothing is a blend of distant and recent past. I'm not sure if he still has that tongue ring on...>.>

Harry was always one of the quieter ones in our quartet--usually it's Luna and/or Ron who keeps the conversation going. This was especially noticeable on this occasion. He spent long stretches with his eyes averted, fussing over his finger which had been recently bashed by a heavy piece of metal, though toward the end, he did seem more animated.

Still, some things do endure, giving us the opportunity to find ourselves sitting once again in the back patio enjoying hawaiian and pepperoni & sausage "pikza" while brushing the figurative dust off "Harry Potter and the Book of Souls." We spent at least three hours pouring over the text, most of which hadn't been touched in at least three years. Feelings of nostalgia filled me with fondness as I recalled what it was like the first time we went through those chapters. Some parts of the writing were so bad it was funny (with "emerald orbs" too liberally inserted into every available opening), and some of the grammar was atrocious (commas before becauses and even a "you're" in the place of "your"). Yet there were some parts which were a genuine delight to read. I had forgotten some of the secret nuggets that we had inserted into the text, such as the snitch that Sirius had released, so it was really fun to read that section over once again.

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Jul. 17th, 2006 09:24 pm
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I saw the second Pirates of the Caribbean on Saturday. It's not too bad, though I think not quite as good as the first one. The plot is quite a bit more convoluted than the first, so it's very easy to miss what's going on if you don't catch the words that are thrown back and forth amidst the brawling. Quite a few of the characters reprise their roles (especially the last scene...totally deus ex machina except for the fact that practically everyone else important has come back). (Captain) Jack Sparrow isn't quite as funny as he was in the first one, I think, because he acts almost as if Will Turner and Elizabeth were complete strangers. Apparently there was a cliplet at the end of the credits, which I had totally forgotten about, but from what I hear, it definitely sounds amusing to see. All in all, the movie wasn't great, but it wasn't terrible either. It was definitely better than Superman Returns at the very least (don't get me started on that...I have a rant especially for him). It should be a good year for movies next summer though, with the conclusion of Pirates, Spiderman 3, and Phoenix coming out at around the same time (Book 7 should be coming out about that time, too! Can't wait!)

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