NEWS & VIEWS OF PHILLIPS SINCE 1976
Thursday May 26th 2022

Keep citizen journalism alive!

Donatebutton_narrow

Sections

Posts Tagged ‘James Franco’

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 127 Hours & Tangled

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 127 Hours & Tangled

by Howard McQuitter II HowardMcQuitterii@yahoo.com Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ****1/2 Warner Brothers Fantasy/Drama/Thriller Lagoon Running Time: 146 minutes Rated: PG-13 Director: David Yates The trio: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are grown up now. We”'ve watched these lovely children grow up through seven (2 parts) Harry Potter films and four directors. In the seventh Harry Potter film, the principal cast (and lesser cast too) are away from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They”'re on the run, with Harry Potter being sought after as the principal enemy. Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) are entrusted with a most dangerous quest: seek and destroy Lord Voldemort”'s secret to immortality ”“ the Horcruxes. The sense of playfulness with Harry, Hermione, and Ron in previous movies is all but gone in “Deadly Hallows”. Their lives are in danger, fearing their nemesis Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) will appear at any time. An awkward if not fairly predictable love triangle surfaces in very subtle ways. The trickles of love, however present, do not in any way overshadow the plot. The magic continues as Harry, Hermione, and Ron fight off ambushes and confrontations. In the beginning of “Deadly Hallows” Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) rescues Harry from a well-organized Death Eaters assault. That scene is the most action packed in “Deadly Hallows”. For the most part the film seeks much calmer moments. (more…)

Red & Howl

Red & Howl

Red **** Action/Comedy Summit Entertainment Southdale Mega 16 (10) Running Time: 111 minutes Languages: English, Russian Rated:PG13 Director: Robert Schwentke This was a nice mix of cast with action master Bruce Willis, Oscar winners Helen Mirren (“The Queen”), Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Richard Dreyfuss (“The Goodbye Girl”), versatile Brian Cox, likable John Malkovich and the elder statesman, Ernest Borgnine (“Marty”). Bruce Willis plays Frank Moses, a retired CIA assassin living almost a recluse life except for phone contacts with Sarah (Mary Louise Parker). Frank gets wind that hired assassins are out to kill him to prevent any possibilities that any secrets leak out. To counteract the assassination attempts, he kidnaps Sarah for her own protection and organizes his own commandos ”“ six in all. Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Victoria (Helen Mirren) are members of Moses”' counter-attack. (more…)

Copyright © 2022 Alley Communications - Contact the alley