2010 had kind of a rough start, movie-wise. With a few exceptions, things looked pretty dismal going into the summer, but then "Iron Man 2" perked things up a bit, and "Toy Story" roused us out of our stupor enough for "Inception" to blow our minds.
I read a lot of movie-geek kind of news -- different blogs and websites filled with mostly nonsense about the latest slasher movie or some little seen Japanese anime film finally getting a U.S. release at one theater in Austin. The guys who work for these sites tend to consider themselves pure and unfettered by corporate considerations and unswayed by the bloviating opinions of the mainstream critics. They are, for the most part, adequate writers with a few very interesting, cogent opinions on film, but mostly they're irritating.
Author J.K. Rowling, and by extension director David Yates, have come up with a thrilling and exceptionally satisfying finale for both the story as a whole, and for the characters in particular. The film is exciting, action-packed, and surprisingly moving.
Kenai Peninsula residents were enchanted by J.K Rowling's popular book-turned-movie, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," at the Orca Theater in Soldotna on its opening day Friday.
"Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Part 1"
At 11:59 Friday night, a River City Books employee extricated herself from the bookstore.
Now Playing Synopsis: The final adventure in the Harry Potter film series follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they prepare for a final battle with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), who is determined to destroy Harry once and for all. In order to defeat the powerful wizard, they must find and destroy Voldemort's last and most elusive Horcrux -- that is, the enchanted piece of soul allowing him to remain immortal -- before his nefarious plans come to fruition. David Yates directs. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Robbie Coltrane Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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