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Devil’s Playground: 2011 Top 10

Welcome to my first weekly column. You may know me from being the goofy one on many of the fine Devil’s Advocates podcasts featured on this very site. Here I will talk about movies; you like ’em, I like ’em, they sometimes like us? (I don’t know where I was going with that.) Basically, this column is a way for us to get outside the normal site format of just reviewing movies. We’ll talk about what makes ’em tick, weird trends and habits, all kinds of fun stuff.  Read the rest of this entry

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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Eight films into the series, what else can be said about these films? I…uh…like the cool magic effects? Honestly, it is difficult talking about the eighth film in a series without getting too repetitive, but I shall try my best. Read the rest of this entry

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Eight films into the series, what else can be said about these films? I…uh…like the cool magic effects?  Honestly, it is difficult talking about the eighth film in a series without getting too repetitive, but I shall try my best. Read the rest of this entry

Harry Potter and The Half- Blood Prince (Devil’s Advocates Review)

"I grabbed my spelling book instead of my spell book.  I'll be right back."

"I grabbed my spelling book instead of my spell book. I'll be right back."

Wow…for one, it has been a long time since I’ve tapped the keys for the Devil’s Advocates, and I would like to say it’s a much enjoyed feeling to return to the blog. I missed the challenge, and effort to figure why would you want to, or want not to see the blockbusters for the big screen.

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by far is one of the best adaptations of the franchise.  David Yates again distances himself from Chris Columbus  in his second of four Potter films (The Deathly Hallow’s is going to be a two part release).   Taking us into the darkness as he captures the essence of the book’s theme and focuses on the main storyline, Yates effectively streamlines the books volume into an easy to follow movie.  While purists will have wanted more of the subplots and may miss the Chris Columbus vision of focusing on the magic; the tone of the movie is in perfect alignment of the book.

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