Tag: Harry Potter

Jan 18

Alan Rickman Dies at 69

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One of the best character actors of all time, Alan Rickman, passed away on January 14, 2016.  While he was probably recognized as the iconic Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Rickman played so many great villains  that couldn’t have been done by any other actor.  And of course, we remember him most as the misunderstood character and villain in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series.  For all its flaws and beauty, the one thing that made the movie series worthy to watch was Alan Rickman’s Severus Snape. ( Read more )

Jul 19

Waiting for The Hunger Games

Now that JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series has shown its final episode, what is next to feed our imagination? I’m not much of a fan ofthe Twilight saga, but it does have its following. However, even the epic love storyof Edward and Bella is at its final throes. While JK Rowling did awaken the novel industry from a deep slumber, none could seem to follow in her footsteps and garner as much readers as she had no matter how they claim to be filling her shoes.

I did try to look for other fictional novels that could pique my interest the way that Harry did. Among all of those I’ve read so far, The Hunger Games Trilogy from Suzanne Collins was the most interesting. Though the story does revolve somehow around the relationship between Katniss and Peeta, there are no vampires or werewolves this time.

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May 16

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – The Final Battle

On July 15, 2011, the most popular fantasy novel ever created will release the final installment of the movie version. Thus ends the movie version of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. For those who have avidly followed the 7-part novel, there are no surprises left when it comes to the plot. We just want a visual representation of the Harry Potter series. As with other movie adaptations of great novels, none so far have ever matched any of the books. But no matter how book fans like me are disappointed with the movie adaptations, we still need to see it. We can gripe later about how much better it should’ve been. ( Read more )