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  • 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2' review: Final tally: 8 movies, 6 fails

    'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2' review: Final tally: 8 movies, 6 fails
    ** (out of four) It all. Comes down. To this. Actually, the final showdown between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and the dark forces of evil doesn’t feel that spectacular on screen. Still, seemingly the entire planet can’t wait to see the...
  • How 'Harry Potter' changed their lives

    How 'Harry Potter' changed their lives
    Thirteen-year-old Alexander Williams was always so reluctant to read that his school arranged to get him special help. But he felt differently about the stories when they were told on a big screen. Most people who love the films begin with the books. But...
  • Goodbye, Harry, and thanks for the magic

    Goodbye, Harry, and thanks for the magic
    At 12:01 Friday morning, it will be over. Much has been made these past few weeks about July 15, when the 10-year juggernaut of a movie franchise comes to a close with its final installment: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II." My son, his four...
  • Poppy Montgomery casts spell in J.K. Rowling biopic

    J.K. Rowling is magical. How many other writers inspire frenzies? Children and adults around the world queued up when a new volume of Harry Potter was released. Whatever riches and accolades she earns pale when considering that the wand she waved...
  • Movie review: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2'

    Movie review: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2'
    After seven previous films over a 10-year span, $2 billion in domestic box office and still more treasure overseas, Warner Bros. has unwrapped the Harry Potter advertising line it hoped it would never have to use: "It all ends." In a classic storybook...
  • Movie review and interviews with cast of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2

    Movie review and interviews with cast of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2
    It's been eight movies and $6.3 billion in Box Office receipts, but starting today, the franchise comes to a close with "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2." You've heard me talk about how some films are all effects and no story and how some...
  • 'Deathly Hallows' reaches healthy end

    'Deathly Hallows' reaches healthy end
    Those who have grown up with Harry Potter will appreciate the level of maturity displayed by the young adult wizard and his pals in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." This emotionally satisfying conclusion to the series ensures that the...
  • Fans Line Up To Say Goodbye To Harry

    Fans Line Up To Say Goodbye To Harry
    For many teenagers and young adults Friday's release of the final Harry Potter movie marked the end of a defining character for their generation. "It's saying goodbye to something we've known for so long," said Sam Martin, 21, of Mansfield. "We grew up...
  • Small Wonders: A few things he just doesn't get

    Things I simply just don’t get: So, the last Harry Potter movie just came out. Spoiler Alert: J.K. Rowling is a gazillionaire. And leading up to the release was a gauntlet of publicity about the middle-aged actors pretending to be 17-year-old...
  • Best week ever: local events, music, movies and more

    Best week ever: local events, music, movies and more
    Plan your week with our guide to what's happening MOVIES OPENING (Friday) Captain America: The First Avenger Friends With Benefits Snow Flower and the Secret Fan TerriĀ  NOTABLE TV Guiliana & Bill (season premiere; 8 p.m. Monday; Style) Hell’s...
  • Their own personal Hogwarts

    Their own personal Hogwarts
    Capes? Check. Brooms? Check. Snitch? Check. It's Quidditch time. Wednesday was day two of Harry Potter Camp in Laguna Beach, hosted by Cho's Academy co-owner Dana Sara. The day included spells, potions, a Quidditch match and a dark arts squirt gun...