While on vacation in TX we finally went to see the new Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I should preface this by telling you, although I love to read, I have not read ONE HP book. My husband Kevin has read them all, but the kids and I are fans of all the movies. Prior to this one we would pride ourselves on seeing them on Opening day, making a major production out of it, etc.
We saw this is a great new theater and enjoyed our before noon ticket price of just $5.00 and the seats were fab! According to true HP fans, there were some things added for movie thrills only and not in the book, but from a purely entertainment film point of view, it was a great movie. The young actors portraying Harry, Ron and Hermoine have grown into much better actors and the effects have become scarier too. It was a rather dark film, foreshadowing an even darker ending to the stories/films. I’m giving this 4/5 Stars, I really liked it.
In more rental viewings we saw plenty. Passengers was about a plane crash, and a small number of survivors and their memories of the crash and what really happened. Ann Hathaway was a psycholigist or something like that and she was perplexed at their different stories. Great twist to this film, if not a bit odd, but in general, rent-worthy. 3/5 Stars.
I loved the story behind this, time capsule buried in 1959, 50 years later it’s dug up and a list of #’s is found. The numbers turn out to be dates and #’s of people dead in all the last 50 years natural disasters. Nicholas Cage is on a hunt to learn more, to save others and maybe himself. Sort of sci fi, but really good. 3/5 stars
Rented purely for odd ball laughs. Tyler Perry always has a message too, about abused women and how women can become stronger. Seemed a bit long, but the funny parts were very funny, probably not the best movie for Nick to see…..oh well….3/5 stars
Mucho movie watching time is winding down………….we’ll see what else we can watch this week! Grab the popcorn.