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Harry Potter Weekend – A Retrospective on an 8-movie Marathon

Harry Potter Weekend – A Retrospective on an 8-movie Marathon

A couple of weeks ago I ended up with a low-grade flu. Since I was good for nothing other than sprawling on the couch and sipping juice, it seemed like a great opportunity to marathon all 8 Harry Potter films in one weekend. Watching the movies in close succession brought some interesting perceptions. Before I jump into those, a few stipulations. 1) I am a Potterhead, converted to the books.

A Month of Movies – November 2013

A Month of Movies – November 2013

I don’t think I’ve ever been to as many new movies in one month as I did this November. It wasn’t a deliberate attempt to see so many movies, but it just happened. I had a conference in San Francisco the third week of the month and a quiet Thanksgiving this week. Both became a recipe for evenings at the movie theater. This month I saw: Thor: The Dark World.

Aurora by Hans Zimmer

Aurora by Hans Zimmer

You have to have a heart of stone to have not been touched by the tragedy in Aurora, CO last week. The stories of the surviving and the dead are stark reminders of the amazing people that live in this country, and the sadness comes when lives are cut short. I’ve been impressed by the response from WB and the people from The Dark Knight Rises. Chris Nolan’s words were touching,.

The Satisfaction of Endings — The Dark Knight Trilogy (Spoiler Free)