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Harry Potter Withdrawals

So with Harry Potter actually over (but still continuing to make millions of dollars in the cinemas) I just wanted to give my few cents on the final film.

It’s no surprise that I loved it, it was heartbreaking, epic and full of action.  But I think I speak for all Potter fans where it was Neville’s transformation from a bumbling side character to a complete hero in the final film which cemented our love for the series.

If anything though, I think David Yates improved on the final book – it wasn’t particularly my favourite – and one subplot that really proved that to me was the inclusion of Neville admitting that he was in love with Luna.  This had me squealing in my seat during the movie and the end side glance between them really did it for me.  This relationship never came to fruition in the book and I’d like to believe that it’s because Rowling realized that she missed a great opportunity and saw the great chemistry between Evanna Lynch and Matthew Lewis throughout the series.

I mean look at them (above) they’re adorable!

Another thing which I found Yates did amazingly was the revelation of Snape’s true intentions.  The acting of Alan Rickman was phenomenal as always and I hope the rumours that he may be nominated for a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination come to fruition.  The movie also helped me finally understand Snape’s emotions towards Harry and the fact that the Potter community voted him the Greatest Potter Character of All Time finally made sense to me and I wholeheartedly agree with it (although Harry should’ve been second imo).

I don’t have really any criticisms for the final films, none anyway that greatly annoyed me (maybe perhaps Ron and Hermione’s kiss which I felt was rushed just like in the book) but I just want to end this post with one of my nitpicks of the film series:

That is why Richard Harris – not Micheal Gambon – will always be Dumbledore to me.

I’ll leave my precious readers with a hug from the evil Voldemort,

(Voldemort gives the best hugs)Best Random Moment Ever.

What did you think of the final HP film?  Did it live up to your expectations?

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Harry Potter Bromance

Rupert Grint comes out to support his Harry Potter co-star, Tom Felton, at the premiere of The Rise of the Planet of the Apes in Los Angeles.

Awwww, Ron’s too cute with his shirt.

Anyone’s else feeling the Harry Potter withdrawals?

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Darren Criss to be on GLEE!

Glee, oh how I hate thee…

Judging by the premiere episode for Season 2, all it seems to look forward to this season is the Regionals (which New Directions will DEFINITELY get in – there has to be some story right?), the themed episodes (excited for next episode!) and finally the guest stars.

And yes there ARE stars. 

Firstly, I’d like to apologize for the ample posts on GLEE, but these days, the casting announcements ARE breaking news.  Yes, you read the title correctly, Darren Criss aka Harry Potter of Youtube sensation ‘A Very Potter Musical’ and it’s sequel ‘A Very Potter Sequel’ is to star on GLEE! (sitting front row in picture above)

Once you’ve recovered from your blackout, it gets even better.  Previously I imagined that Chord Overstreet, better known as the guy who sung Billionaire with the tennis ball mouth on the premiere episode seemed to be the likely candidate for Kurt Hummel’s much anticipated boyfriend.  However, according to reports, Darren Criss is to play such a character (pause for effect). 

Indeed, Criss will play Blaine, a gay student from a rival glee club (thankfully not Vocal Adrenaline) named the Dalton Academy Warblers, and will become a love interest for Kurt.  Although I would’ve liked Criss to play a love interest to Quinn Fabray, his appearance in GLEE is enough to renew my interest in the second season, which seems to be focused solely on getting famous people to just walk on.  Although Criss could be considered a celebrity to Potter fans, in actual fact he is not.  Wikipedia-ing him will get you nowhere and the only mention of him is his short-lived role on the even shorter lived Eastwick and his fanpages from Potter fanatics.

Here’s hoping this news isn’ t just a rumour, because this role could finally get Criss the recognition he deserves.  Frankly though I think the entire Potter Musical cast deserves their own show, Criss’ involvement in a major Hollywood show is a good start.  He practically wrote all the music for the Youtube musicals and has a great voice, so we’ll have to wait and see if his role on GLEE will get him an even larger fanbase as it did for Jonathan Groff as Jesse St. James.

For those of you in the dark on who Darren Criss actually is, here’s the musicals which has made him famous on the interweb.  It’s perfomed by Team Starkid, students at the University of Michigan.  The first video is the original musical while the second is it’s recent sequel.  Prepare to lose a couple of days 🙂

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New Deathly Hallows Trailer

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IT IS HERE! The official trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I is here 😀

Previously we’ve just been given teaser or trailers which really didn’t show much.  But NOW we have the latest trailer from WB, showing so much more of what will be in the movie.  It really did give me goosebumps.

Mark this on your calenders – November 19th 🙂

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Dear Watson

The New and Improved Watson

Yes, it is true.  Emma Watson, aka Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series, has cut her famous locks.  Instead of the usual shoulder-length wavy hair Watson has sported since she first showed up on the big screen, Watson has decided to cut her hair into a pixie cut deeming it “liberating.”

What do you guys think?  Does she look better than ever, or should she have stuck with her longer hair?

The Old Watson

Personally, I think she looks beautiful and the fact she was brave enough to cut off what she is known for is very brave and highly respectable, especially in an industry that is focused on looks.

On another note, here’s Watson, pre-haircut, starring in her first ever music video which, of course, is the new single from her boyfriend’s band:

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