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Tom's Harry Potter Movie Marathon
« on: December 01, 2012, 06:00:18 PM »
     Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001/United Kingdom)
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Warner Home Video (United Kingdom)
Director:Chris Columbus
Writing:Steve Kloves (Screenwriter), J.K. Rowling (Original Material By)
Length:152 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40
Audio:English: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), English: PCM 5.1, French: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), French: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), German: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Italian: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Spanish: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Dutch: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Japanese: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Danish: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Flemish: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Swedish: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1)
Subtitles:Chinese, Danish, English, French, German, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish

Stars:
Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore
Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall
Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid
Saunders Triplets as Baby Harry Potter
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

Plot:
Harry Potter learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two wizards and possesses magical powers of his own. At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he learns the high-flying sport Quidditch and plays a thrilling "live" chess game en route to facing a Dark Wizard bent on destroying him.

Awards:
Won:
American Film Institute Awards (2001)  Digital Effects Artist of the Year - Movies (Robery Legato, Nick Davis, Roger Guyett)
Saturn (2001)  Best Costumes (Judianna Makovsky)
Nominated:
Academy Award (2001)  Best Art Direction (Stuart Craig (Art Direction), Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration))
Academy Award (2001)  Best Costume Design (Judianna Makovsky)
Academy Award (2001)  Best Music, Original Score (John Williams)
AFI (2001)  100 Years... 25 Scores (2005) (John Williams)
BAFTA (2001)  Achievement In Special Visual Effects (Robert Legato, Nick Davis, John Richardson, Roger Guyett, Jim Berney)
BAFTA (2001)  Actor In A Supporting Role (Robbie Coltrane)
BAFTA (2001)  Costume Design (Judianna Makovsky)
BAFTA (2001)  Make Up & Hair (Amanda Knight, Eithné Fennell, Nick Dudman)
BAFTA (2001)  Production Design (Stuart Craig)
BAFTA (2001)  Sound (John Midgley, Eddy Joseph, Ray Merrin, Graham Daniel, Adam Daniel)
BAFTA (2001)  The Alexander Korda Award For The Outstanding British Film Of The Year (David Heyman, Chris Columbus)
Golden Trailer Awards (2002)  Best Animation/Family
Hugo Award (2002)  Dramatic Presentation
MTV Movie Awards (2002)  Best Male Breakthrough Performance (Daniel Radcliffe)
Saturn (2001)  Best Director (Chris Columbus)
Saturn (2001)  Best Fantasy Film
Saturn (2001)  Best Makeup (Nick Dudman, Mark Coulier, John Lambert)
Saturn (2001)  Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Daniel Radcliffe)
Saturn (2001)  Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Emma Watson)
Saturn (2001)  Best Special Effects (Robert Legato, Nick Davis, Roger Guyett, John Richardson)
Saturn (2001)  Best Supporting Actor (Robbie Coltrane)
Saturn (2001)  Best Supporting Actress (Maggie Smith)
Teen Choice Awards (2002)  Film - Choice Movie, Drama/Action Adventure

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Around the World: Multilanguage Clip


My Thoughts:
This is the only Harry Potter movie that I have seen before. I have even seen it at the cinema. But I haven't seen yet any of the others and I also haven't read the books. I never had the urge to. When the complete movie series was on a Black Friday deal, I just thought it is time that I check these movies out.
I enjoyed the beginning of this movie, but once Harry got to Hogwarts, it just became kind of boring and without suspense. It has the feel to just going along to have story points from a book covered without any real feeling to it. This is why I never bothered with the rest. I hope it gets better.

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Re: Tom's Harry Potter Movie Marathon
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 11:38:47 PM »
     Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002/United Kingdom)
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Warner Home Video (United Kingdom)
Director:Chris Columbus
Writing:Steve Kloves (Screenwriter), J.K. Rowling (Original Material By)
Length:161 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40
Audio:English: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), English: PCM 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), French: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), French: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), German: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Italian: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Spanish: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Dutch: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Japanese: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Spanish: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Catalonian: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Danish: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Flemish: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Swedish: Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1)
Subtitles:Chinese, Danish, English, French, German, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Catalonian, Flemish

Stars:
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley
Emma Watson as Hermione Granger
Richard Griffiths as Uncle Vernon
Fiona Shaw as Aunt Petunia

Plot:
Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione's magical abilities and courage.

Awards:
Won:
BMI Film & TV Music Awards (2003)  BMI Film Music Award (John Williams)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2003)  Best Composer (John Williams)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2003)  Best Family Film – Live Action
Nominated:
BAFTA (2002)  Achievement In Special Visual Effects (Jim Mitchell, Nick Davis, John Richardson, Bill George, Nick Dudman)
BAFTA (2002)  Production Design (Stuart Craig)
BAFTA (2002)  Sound (David Randall Thom, Dennis Leonard, John Midgley, Ray Merrin, Graham Daniel, Rick Kline)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2003)  Best Digital Acting Performance (Dobby)
Golden Trailer Awards (2003)  Best Animation/Family
Grammy Awards (2004)  Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (John Williams)
Hugo Award (2003)  Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
MTV Movie Awards (2003)  Best Virtual Performance (Dobby)
Online Film Critics Society Awards (2003)  Best Visual Effects (John Richardson)
Saturn (2002)  Best Costumes (Lindy Hemming)
Saturn (2002)  Best Director (Chris Columbus)
Saturn (2003)  Best DVD Special Edition Release
Saturn (2002)  Best Fantasy Film
Saturn (2002)  Best Makeup (Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight)
Saturn (2002)  Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Daniel Radcliffe)
Saturn (2002)  Best Special Effects (John W. Mitchell, Nick Davis, John Richardson, Bill George)
Visual Effects Society Awards (2003)  Best Character Animation in a Live Action Motion Picture (David Andrews, Steve Rawlins, Frank Gravatt, Douglas Smythe (For "Dobby's Face"))
Visual Effects Society Awards (2003)  Best Compositing in a Motion Picture (Dorne Huebler, Barbara Brennan, Jay Cooper, Kimberly Lashbrook)

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Interviews


My Thoughts:
I enjoyed this one more than the first one. At first I feared that this movie would end up with the same fate as the first one, because I really liked the beginning (even more so than in the first movie), but I got bored as soon they entered Hogwart. But thankfully the movie picked up again and I enjoyed the end of it.

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Re: Tom's Harry Potter Movie Marathon
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 07:08:57 AM »
I don't think I saw your first review .. if so I probably would have said something.   :D  The Harry Potter series starts off very directed toward juvenile adults but I think quickly get better and better.  Having read the books before the movies came out I was always fascinated in how the characters and situations were shown and how they related to what I saw.

I think Harry Potter gets, very much like the Twilight series, a bum rap .. by the end of the last movie visually i think it is very very good.
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Re: Tom's Harry Potter Movie Marathon
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 10:18:02 PM »
     Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004/United Kingdom)
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Warner Home Video (United Kingdom)
Director:Alfonso Cuarón
Writing:Steve Kloves (Screenwriter), J. K. Rowling (Original Material By)
Length:142 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: PCM 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dutch: Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Catalonian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Danish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Flemish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Swedish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:Chinese, Danish, English, French, German, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Catalonian, Flemish

Stars:
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
Richard Griffiths as Uncle Vernon
Pam Ferris as Aunt Marge
Fiona Shaw as Aunt Petunia
Harry Melling as Dudley Dursley

Plot:
In their third year at Hogwarts, Harry, Ron and Hermione meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black and learn to handle a half-horse/half-eagle Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts and master the art of Divination. Harry must also withstand soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a dangerous werewolf and deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship to Harry and his parents.

Awards:
Won:
BAFTA (2004)  Orange Film Of The Year
BMI Film & TV Music Awards (2005)  BMI Film Music Award (John Williams)
Teen Choice Awards (2004)  Choice Movie - Drama/Action Adventure
Visual Effects Society Awards (2005)  Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in a Live Act on Motion Picture (Mike Eames, David S. Lomax, Felix Balbas, Pablo Grillo (For the Hippogriff character))
Visual Effects Society Awards (2005)  Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture (Roger Guyett, Tim Burke, Theresa Corrao, Emma Norton)
World Soundtrack Awards (2004)  Public Choice Award (John Williams)
Nominated:
Academy Award (2004)  Best Music, Original Score (John Williams)
Academy Award (2004)  Best Visual Effects (Roger Guyett, Tim Burke, John Richardson, Bill George)
BAFTA (2004)  Achievement In Special Visual Effects (John Richardson, Roger Guyett, Tim Burke, Bill George, Karl Mooney)
BAFTA (2004)  Make Up & Hair (Amanda Knight, Eithne Fennell, Nick Dudman)
BAFTA (2004)  Production Design (Stuart Craig)
BAFTA (2004)  The Alexander Korda Award For The Outstanding British Film Of The Year (David Heyman, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Alfonso Cuaron)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2005)  Best Family Film (Live Action)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2005)  Best Young Actor (Daniel Radcliffe)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2005)  Best Young Actress (Emma Watson)
Grammy Awards (2005)  Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (John Williams)
Hugo Award (2005)  Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
MTV Movie Awards (2005)  Best Video Game Based on a Movie
Teen Choice Awards (2004)  Choice Movie of the Summer
Visual Effects Society Awards (2005)  Best Single Visual Effect of the Year (Bill George, David Andrews, Sandra Scott, Dorne Huebler)
Visual Effects Society Awards (2005)  Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture (Dorne Huebler, Jay Cooper, Patrick Brennan, Anthony Shafer (For the Azkaban guards attack))
Visual Effects Society Awards (2005)  Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture (José Granell, Nigel Stone)
World Soundtrack Awards (2004)  Best Original Soundtrack of the Year (John Williams)
World Soundtrack Awards (2004)  Soundtrack Composer of the Year (John Williams)

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Bonus Trailers


My Thoughts:
I didn't enjoy this one as much as the second one. At times it dragged too much. But of course I enjoyed the finale
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What was with the trip for which Harry didn't have a permission slip? Did I miss something or did that just not pay off? One scene he was not allowed to go with. Instead he has some heart-to-heart with a professor. The next scene the others are back and the trip was not talked about. It was just like he didn't miss anything important.

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Re: Tom's Harry Potter Movie Marathon
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 03:06:36 AM »
The trip is talked about a bit more in the book..Ron and Hermione brought him back stuff from the candy store..maybe something from the joke shop too.


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Re: Tom's Harry Potter Movie Marathon
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 07:41:47 AM »
The trip is talked about a bit more in the book..Ron and Hermione brought him back stuff from the candy store..maybe something from the joke shop too.




That scene was in the deleted scenes section of the Blu-ray. But was that really all the pay-off? They made such a big deal out of it. First when he tried in vain to get the permission slip signed by his uncle. And then when he wasn't allowed to come with. For me it seemed like something which could have been easily been left out of the movie.



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Re: Tom's Harry Potter Movie Marathon
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 08:12:45 AM »
The permission slip was for a Christmas trip to Hogsmeade IIRC. Hogsmeade is an all-wizard town close to Hogwarts.  I don't know if it was in the movie but in the end he got it. Signed by his legal guardian Sirius Black.


One thing that definitvely wasn't in the movie was the origin of the Marauder's Map. It was signed by "Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs".

Moony = Remus Lupin
Wormtail = Peter Pettigrew / Scabbers the Rat
Padfoot = Sirius Black
Prongs = James Potter


They learned to become Animagi so they could be near Moony when he turned into a werewolf.


What's also not in the movie is the shape of Harry's Patronus charm. In the movie it looks like an energy wave forcing the dementors off. But in fact it has the shape of an animal or somtehing other.

Harry's Patronus has the shape of a stag, the shape his father turned into.


At the very end of the series it's also revealed what Snape's Patronus looks like.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 10:26:34 PM »
     Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005/United Kingdom)
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Warner Home Video (United Kingdom)
Director:Mike Newell
Writing:Steve Kloves (Screenwriter), J. K. Rowling (Original Material By)
Length:157 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40
Audio:English: PCM 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Danish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dutch: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:Danish, English, French, German, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Other, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish

Stars:
Eric Sykes as Frank Bryce
Timothy Spall as Wormtail
David Tennant as Barty Crouch Junior
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
Emma Watson as Hermione Granger

Plot:
Harry Potter is mysteriously entered into the Triwizard Tournament, a grueling contest among three wizarding schools in which he confronts a dragon, water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in Lord Voldemort's grasp. All will change when Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and face challenges beyond their imagining.

Awards:
Won:
ASCAP Awards (2006)  Top Box Office Films (Patrick Doyle)
BAFTA (2005)  Production Design (Stuart Craig)
Teen Choice Awards (2006)  Movies - Choice Drama
Nominated:
Academy Award (2005)  Best Art Direction (Stuart Craig (Art Direction), Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration))
BAFTA (2005)  Achievement In Special Visual Effects (Jim Mitchell, John Richardson, Tim Webber, Tim Alexander)
BAFTA (2005)  Make Up & Hair (Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight, Eithne Fennell)
British Society of Cinematographers Awards (2005)  Best Cinematography Award (Roger Pratt)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2006)  Best Family Film (Live Action)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2006)  Best Young Actor (Daniel Radcliffe)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2006)  Best Young Actress (Emma Watson)
Empire Magazine Awards (2006)  Best British Film
Empire Magazine Awards (2006)  Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Hugo Award (2006)  Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
MTV Movie Awards (2006)  Best Hero (Daniel Radcliffe)
MTV Movie Awards (2006)  Best On-Screen Team (Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint)
MTV Movie Awards (2006)  Best Villain (Ralph Fiennes)
Satellite Awards (2005)  Best Costume Design (Jany Temime)
Satellite Awards (2005)  Best Original Song (Jarvis Cocker)
Saturn (2005)  Best Costume (Jany Temime)
Saturn (2005)  Best Director (Mike Newell)
Saturn (2005)  Best Fantasy Film
Saturn (2005)  Best Make Up (Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight)
Saturn (2005)  Best Music (Patrick Doyle)
Saturn (2005)  Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Daniel Rdcliffe)
Saturn (2005)  Best Special Effects (Jim Mitchell, Tim Alexander, Timothy Webber, John Richardson)
Saturn (2005)  Best Writing (Steven Kloves)
Scream Awards (2006)  Best Fantasy Movie
Visual Effects Society Awards (2006)  Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture (Steve Rawlins, Eric Wong, Robert Weaver, Steve Nichols (For "Dragon"))
Visual Effects Society Awards (2006)  Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture (Ben Shepherd, Uel Hormann, Charley Henley, Nicolas Aithadi (For Voldemort's nose))
Visual Effects Society Awards (2006)  Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture (Andy Kind, Ivan Moran, Rob Allman, Justin Martin (For the Black Lake environment))
Visual Effects Society Awards (2006)  Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture (José Granell, Nigel Stone (For Hogwarts school))
Visual Effects Society Awards (2006)  Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture (Jim Mitchell, Theresa Corrao, Tim Alexander, Timothy Webber)
World Soundtrack Awards (2006)  Best Original Song Written for Film (Jarvis Cocker (music/lyrics/performer), Jonny Greenwood (performer), Phil Selway (performer), Steve Mackey (performer), Steve Claydon (performer), Jason Buckle (performer), Patrick Doyle (string arrangement))

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes


My Thoughts:
I quite enjoyed this one. Even if it dragged a little. For me the flow sometimes seems a little bit off. Also a little unconvincing was Ron's dislike of Harry in the beginning.
This movie co-stars Twilight's Edward.

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Re: Tom's Harry Potter Movie Marathon
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 02:18:36 AM »
And yet you failed to recognize the Tenth Doctor. ;)
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Re: Tom's Harry Potter Movie Marathon
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 06:34:20 PM »
And yet you failed to recognize the Tenth Doctor. ;)

Never seen a single episode of Doctor Who  :tease:



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Re: Tom's Harry Potter Movie Marathon
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2012, 05:47:39 AM »
One thing that definitvely wasn't in the movie was the origin of the Marauder's Map. It was signed by "Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs".
But isn't it in the movie, that because harry can't leave the twins give him the Marauder's Map so that he can leave anyway? Which is basically the payoff, as if he were allowed to go they wouldn't have given him the map.

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Re: Tom's Harry Potter Movie Marathon
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2012, 06:52:35 AM »
Fred and George do give Harry the map.  The names are shown too even - Mooney, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs...at least I think they are.  But there is no explanation for who they are.  In one of the later movies, other characters call Peter Wormtail, but it was never explained as well as it should have been. 
At one point in Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry's partronus is briefly shown as the stag..but it is very brief.  The book does a good job of explaining things with the map and the fact that James turned into a stag when he transformed into an animal.  The movies never really say that James could do that.  In the other movies, when Harry does the patronus, it is just the wave of light, or a floating ball of light which ticks me off.  His partronus is a stag, not some floaty ball of light or wave of light.
The movie also leaves out the fact that Sirius signed the permission slip for Harry to be able to go to Hogsmeade.  There is more with Sirius and sightings of him around Hogwarts in the book.  That wasn't handled as well as it could have been either.  And don't even get me started on Hagrid's house and the whomping willow changing locations completely.  That was just ridiculous.  That sort of thing bugged me in movies 3 through 8...things at Hogwarts suddenly appearing or not being used again.  The continuity for that stuff could have been better.

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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2012, 06:55:32 AM »
And don't even get me started on Hagrid's house and the whomping willow changing locations completely.

I totally forgot that the Whomping Willow had a reason for being on Hogwart's grounds and standing exactly where it's standing. Another thing they left out of the third movie.
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Re: Tom's Harry Potter Movie Marathon
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2012, 07:28:21 AM »
Yup.

The third movie is when they start cutting out explanations that I think are needed.  Most of the time, those explanations would have just taken a few minutes, and it would have made certain things so much clearer to people who hadn't read the books.

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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2012, 10:19:45 PM »
     Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007/United Kingdom)
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Warner Home Video (United Kingdom)
Director:David Yates
Writing:Michael Goldenberg (Screenwriter), J. K. Rowling (Original Material By)
Length:138 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: PCM 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dutch: Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Catalonian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Danish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Flemish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Swedish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:Chinese, Danish, English, French, German, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Catalonian

Stars:
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
Harry Melling as Dudley Dursley
Jason Boyd as Piers
Richard Macklin as Malcolm
Kathryn Hunter as Mrs. Arabella Figg

Plot:
The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort is back, but the Ministry of Magic tries to keep a lid on the truth – including appointing a new, power-hungry Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train students for the wizarding war ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits!

Awards:
Won:
ASCAP Awards (2008)  Top Box Office Films (Nicolas Hooper)
Empire Magazine Awards (2008)  Best Director (David Yates)
European Film Awards (2008)  People's Choice Award
National Movie Awards (2007)  Best Family Film
National Movie Awards (2007)  Best Female Performance (Emma Watson)
National Movie Awards (2007)  Best Male Performance (Daniel Radcliffe)
Scream Awards (2007)  Most Vile Villian (Ralph Fiennes)
Teen Choice Awards (2007)  Choice Summer Movie: Drama/Action-Adventure
Visual Effects Society Awards (2008)  Outstanding Special Effects in a Motion Picture (John Richardson, Steve Hamilton, Ricky Farns, Stephen Hutchinson)
Nominated:
Art Directors Guild Production Design Awards (2008)  Feature Film – Fantasy Film
BAFTA (2007)  Production Design (Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan)
BAFTA (2007)  Special Visual Effects (Tim Burke, John Richardson, Emma Norton, Chris Shaw)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2008)  Best Family Film
Costume Designers Guild Awards (2008)  Excellence in Costume Design for Film – Fantasy (Jany Temime)
Empire Magazine Awards (2008)  Best Actor (Daniel Radcliffe)
Empire Magazine Awards (2008)  Best Actress (Emma Watson)
Empire Magazine Awards (2008)  Best Film
Empire Magazine Awards (2008)  Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Empire Magazine Awards (2008)  Sony Ericsson Soundtrack Award
Hugo Award (2008)  Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
MTV Movie Awards (2008)  Best Kiss (Daniel Radcliffe, Katie Leung)
MTV Movie Awards (2007)  Best Summer Movie You Haven't Seen Yet
National Movie Awards (2007)  Best Male Performance (Rupert Grint)
Saturn (2007)  Best Costume (Jany Temime)
Saturn (2007)  Best Direction (David Yates)
Saturn (2007)  Best Fantasy Film
Saturn (2007)  Best Make-Up (Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight)
Saturn (2007)  Best Music (Nicholas Hooper)
Saturn (2007)  Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Daniel Radcliffe)
Saturn (2007)  Best Special Effects (Tim Burke , John Richardson , Paul J. Franklin, Greg Butler)
Saturn (2007)  Best Supporting Actress (Imelda Staunton)
Saturn (2007)  Best Writing (Michael Goldenberg)
Scream Awards (2006)  Most Anticipated Movie
Scream Awards (2007)  The Ultimate Scream
Visual Effects Society Awards (2008)  Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture (Jolene McCaffrey, Jelena Stojanovic, Victor Wade, Adam Paschke (For the Hall of Prophecy, comp shots))
Visual Effects Society Awards (2008)  Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture (David Vickery, Philippe Leprince, Trina M. Roy, Jolene McCaffrey (For the Hall of Prophecy))
Visual Effects Society Awards (2008)  Outstanding Models or Miniatures in a Motion Picture (José Granell, Nigel Stone (For the Hogwarts school))
World Soundtrack Awards (2007)  Discovery of the Year (Nicholas Hooper)

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Interviews
  • Outtakes


My Thoughts:
I didn't enjoy this one as much as the last ones. The characters came off as a little uneven. Also the story wasn't really that interesting. Also for me it came out of nowhere that Harry Potter suddenly is such an experienced wizard that he could teach all the others.

Rating: