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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

It’s Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new “Defense Against the Dark Arts” teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards’ Prison and is coming after Harry.

I liked this one, for all the reasons I enjoy the Harry Potter stories. Unfortunately, having read the book, this movie fell short – not just for what they left out but for the whole feeling of the flick. Though still quite an amusing film it suffers in comparison to the first two – just not up to par.

Still; it’s a Harry Potter movie, the young stars are great, the story is intriguing. If I was not familiar with the original story, or the first two films, it would be getting a higher rating.


Rotten Tomatoes: Critics 91%; Audience 85%

About A Boy (2002)

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About a Boy

So, last night S.O. Man suggests we “do something together”

Great. Sounds good to me.

“Hey, let’s rent a movie. We’ll get something you want to see, a chick flick – how about Basic?”

That’s what he considers a chick flick? Well, there is a chick in it ~ I think. I heard it was incredibly bad and I am not in the mood for a bad John Travolta movie (of which there are many)

Fortunately, I managed to get “About a Boy” instead. I had heard it was quite good, and I really enjoy Toni Collette’s work. Happy to report it was a nice movie. A middle-aged man coming of age story. Heartwarming, moving, funny and all that.

I enjoyed it and it got S.O Man laughing. A smashing success.


Rotten Tomatoes: Critics 93%; Audience 51%

Pay It Forward (2000)

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Pay It Forward

OK, so I am a bit behind. We just saw this movie Thursday. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t think I would ever watch it because of the Helen Hunt factor [how does this horrible actress keep getting parts?] In the end, Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment were too promising to pass up. The movie was generally nice, Spacey and Osment were moving (boy does that kid sell the “I’m brokenhearted” look!), Hunt didn’t suck any more than expected, Angie Dickinson was amusing as a bag lady. I do have a gripe, however – but don’t read any further if you haven’t seen the movie yet…


Rotten Tomatoes: 40% critics, 82% users

I give it 3.5 because it is the kind of movie most of my family & friends would/will enjoy


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