Posts Tagged ‘franchise’
 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Hunger Games”

  THE HUNGER GAMES:  Worth A Ticket – The Odds Are Mostly In Its Favor   Now that virtually every blockbuster movie opens in IMAX, going to an IMAX theatre at this time of year provides a de facto trailer festi...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Final Destination 5”

  FINAL DESTINATION 5 – Watch It At Home:  Death Takes No Holiday   There’s only one thing worth mentioning in FINAL DESTINATION 5… and it’s the one thing I can’t talk about.  Let’...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

    RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES – Worth A Ticket:  Simian Power   Although it’s positioned as the last big adventure epic of the summer, for most of its length Rupert Wyatt’s RISE OF THE PLA...
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THE BIJOU RETROSPECTIVE: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)”

> When the announcement was made that Warner Bros would split HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS into 2 full-length movies, there was a certain amount of cynicism about studio greed–and, indeed, why not pick up an extra...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

  It was all so cute when it started… David Yates’ 2009 HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE is surprisingly funny at times–surprising, because in all other ways the film was, up to that point, by far t...
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THE BIJOU RETROSPECTIVE: “Harry Potter and the Order Of the Phoenix”

> The magically moving portraits are pulled off the walls of Hogwarts in 2007’s HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, and the colors have started draining from the Potter universe.  Gone are the lush visuals of ...
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THE BIJOU RETROSPECTIVE: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

> Chris Columbus’ Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets were well-crafted, entertaining movies, but Alfonso Cuaron’s 2004 HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN was the first real Potter film. It’s a...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

    Everything is a little smoother in 2002’s HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS.  The young actors give more assured performances; Steve Kloves’ script, having gotten so much exposition out of its w...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

  Whatever one can say about Chris Columbus–and there’ll be plenty of less than glowing words about him below–he’s the man who cast Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as the leads in 200...
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