Palm Springs (2020)

Palm Springs is a Hulu original that took this year’s Sundance Film Festival by storm, garnering positive reviews from both audiences and critics alike. In a Groundhog Day-esque story, one man is forced to relive the same day over and over until a few unsuspecting bystanders join him along the way. Let’s consider the prosContinue reading “Palm Springs (2020)”

8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is based on the novel from J.K. Rowling and the eighth and final movie of the series. The story continues with Harry, Ron and Hermione desperately trying to destroy the remaining Horcruxes and defeat Lord Voldemort. Let’s consider the pros and cons of the final film… Pros:Continue reading “8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)”

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is based on the popular novel from J.K. Rowling and the seventh film of the series. The story follows Harry, Ron and Hermione on their urgent quest to track down the four remaining Horcruxes and avoid capture by their enemies. Let’s consider the pros and cons ofContinue reading “7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)”

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is based on the widely popular novel by J.K. Rowling and the sixth film of the series. The story follows a determined Harry and Dumbledore as they seek to uncover Lord Voldemort’s weakness. Let’s consider the pros and cons of the sixth film… Pros: David Yates returns as directorContinue reading “6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)”

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is based on the popular young adult novel from J.K. Rowling and the fifth film of the series. The story follows a perplexed Harry, as his warnings about Lord Voldemort’s return have been ignored, and the bureaucratic takeover of Hogwarts. Let’s consider the pros and cons ofContinue reading “5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)”

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is based on the popular young adult novel from J.K. Rowling and the fourth film of the series. At this point, we understand that Harry and his friends are no longer children and their enemies are more powerful and threatening than ever. Let’s consider the pros and consContinue reading “4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)”

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is based on the young adult novel from J.K. Rowling and is the third book in the series. It’s worth noting that the two previous stories are considered middle grade, while this story launches Harry Potter into a more grown up world with ever increasing stakes. Let’s considerContinue reading “3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)”

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is based on the widely popular middle grade novel from J.K. Rowling and the second story of the series. An ominous warning from a mysterious house-elf sets the tone for this perilous adventure and our three amiable heroes are reunited once again . Let’s consider the pros andContinue reading “2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)”

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, originally known as the Philosopher’s Stone, is based on the widely popular middle grade novel from J.K. Rowling. Little did the cast know that they would be portraying these characters for the next decade, but thankfully this franchise endured and turned out to be a resounding success. Let’s considerContinue reading “1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)”

Lord of the Rings: Trilogy Review (2001-2003)

Few trilogies can hold a candle to Lord of the Rings and even fewer hold up as well over time.  Whether you’re a die hard fan of the books and the world J.R.R. Tolkien created or just a casual movie goer (such as myself), there is plenty for everyone to enjoy in this trilogy. Let’sContinue reading “Lord of the Rings: Trilogy Review (2001-2003)”