🎞 Watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from Warner Bros., November 18, 2016
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Directed by David Yates. With Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler.

Significantly different from the Harry Potter films, but still set in the same world. I’d watch it again, but it wasn’t as solid in story as the original series. I saw the twist at the end coming from a mile away, so sadly that wan’t a surprise.

I initially pegged Eddie Redmayne as the British Johnny Depp and wondered why they didn’t cast the latter only to realize why later in the picture.

Having seen the movie Sing earlier in the day, I note that this was the second movie of the day to feature a major structure which was demolished and then rebuilt in a timelapse sequence.

Edwards Alhambra Renaissance 14 & IMAX, E Main St., Alhambra, CA 91801

Screen 9

Seat: Unassigned

 

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🎞 Watched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from Warner Bros., 2005
When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools - the Triwizard Tournament. Starring: Eric Sykes, Timothy Spall Runtime: 2 hours, 37 minutes

Coming down the Christmas homestretch. Nothing better than watching Harry Potter movies through the holidays.

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🎞 Watched Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban from Warner Bros., 2004
Harry, Ron and Hermione return for their third year at Hogwarts, where they are forced to face escaped prisoner, Sirius Black. Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson Runtime: 2 hours, 21 minutes

Watched again this afternoon while making an apple pie for Christmas eve dinner.

🎞 Watched Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban from Warner Bros., 2004
Harry, Ron and Hermione return for their third year at Hogwarts, where they are forced to face escaped prisoner, Sirius Black. Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson Runtime: 2 hours, 21 minutes

The best in the series is great via streaming in HD from Amazon through Roku. Watching while I wrap up Christmas presents.

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🎞 Watched Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets from Warner Bros., 2002
Harry returns to Hogwarts, still famous and a hero, when strange thingsstart to happen... people are turning to stone and no-one knows what, orwho, is doing it. Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson Runtime: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Definitely one of the least interesting in the series, but nice to watch a fresh HD copy without any commercials.

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🎞 Watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone from Warner Bros., 2001
Based on the wildly popular J.K. Rowling's book about a young boy who on his eleventh birthday discovers, he is the orphaned boy of two powerful wizards and has unique magical powers. Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson Runtime: 2 hours, 32 minutes

I’ve been watching an HD DVR’d copy from ABC Family from 5 years ago. I traded up for a high def version from Amazon and was impressed that it’s even clearer. Who can resist a family favorite during the holidays?

🎞 Watching Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Warner Bros., 2007)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) from imdb.com
Directed by David Yates. With Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Brendan Gleeson. With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

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🎞 Watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Bros., 2005)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) from imdb.com
Directed by Mike Newell. With Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes. Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic.