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)”

Willow (1988)

Willow is an ambitious tale following a young farmer’s perilous journey to become a sorcerer, protect a special baby, and overthrow an evil queen. The 80’s epic struggled to wow audiences in theaters, but has since won over many people’s hearts through the power of home video, nostalgia, and I’ll say it: Magic. Pros: WarwickContinue reading “Willow (1988)”

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Pirates of the Caribbean was Disney’s first PG-13 rated release, so it’s only natural that this swashbuckling action flick made some waves! Although none of its successors were able to recapture the magic of this movie, Curse of the Black Pearl easily stands on it’s own and still serves as an entertaining popcorn flick. Pros:Continue reading “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)”

Hancock (2008)

Hancock is a harmless yet entertaining superhero flick that struggles to live up to the potential of it’s premise. Don’t let that deter you from seeking this movie out though! With a PG-13 rating and clocking in at 1 hour and 32 minutes, Hancock is fun for the whole family and is a breeze toContinue reading “Hancock (2008)”