The summer before Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for his fourth year is dragging on, and he can’t wait for it to end, but there’s a ton of action waiting for him even before the school gates open, and a big surprise coming when they do…
‘If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals’.
Film Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-Sik Choi
Directed By: Luc Besson
Genre: Action – Sci-Fi
Synopsis: A normal woman, forced into becoming a drug mule, has a packet of drugs sewn inside of her, but when they burst open the effects allow her to access more and more of her brain’s capacity. But what will happen when she reaches 100%?
Film Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close
Directed By: James Gunn
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Synopsis: 26 years after being kidnapped from earth, adventurer Peter Quill, or as he likes to call himself, ‘Starlord’, discovers an orb sought after by dark forces, and works with a troupe of unlikely comrades to return it to safety.
A week or two ago, I was in Mallorca on holiday, staying with some friends, and I heard that Robin Williams had died. Over the last year, since I’ve really become fascinated with films, I’ve enjoyed so many great movies starring this man, as hilarious comic characters in films like Mrs. Doubtfire and Hook, or fascinating and enthralling personalities in dramas like Awakenings and Good Will Hunting.
Synopsis: Depicting twelve years if the life of a young boy named Mason, from ages six to eighteen.
Review: Richard Linklater, the director who likes to play with time. He did it in the Before Sunrise trilogy, and he definitely does it here.
In case you didn’t already know, Boyhood is not only set over a 12 years period it was filmed over a twelve year period. The film was cast and began filming around the year 2000 I believe, and that 6 years old boy and the actors playing around him filmed a little every year, so the actors aged with the characters.
In his third year at Hogwarts, the mass murdering maniac Sirius Black has just escaped the wizard prison Azkaban and is being pursued by the souls sucking Dementors, who are put in place to guard the grounds of Hogwarts. It looks like there’ll be a quiet year at Hogwarts for Harry.
‘I solemnly swear that I am up to no good’.
“Well… That was unexpected.”
And that, ladies and gentleman, is a perfectly accurate dramatisation of what you say when you read this book for the first time.
It’s Harry Potter’s second year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, and it’s just as eventful as the last. But there’s danger and suspicion everywhere as a mysterious attacker prowls the halls. Can Harry, Ron and Hermione stop them before it’s too late?
‘It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities’.
You’d be delusional to think that this review of a Harry Potter book by me would be anything but possible. When I talk about my favourite books I often forget to mention Harry Potter as it’s in a completely different league from anything else.