GOODBYE, SASSY PRINCESS

Carrie Fisher was my first princess.  I was 8 years old when Star Wars: A New Hope arrived on the scene and it changed the world forever. Princess Leia was no ordinary princess, at least not the ones I’d seen up to that point. She was smart, sassy, and in charge.  She didn’t wait for…

HARRY POTTER 6 MOVED TO NEXT YEAR

He may have passed his O.W.L. exams, but Harry Potter is being held back. WAAH! While this will move this movie closer to the 7th & 8th movies, I am still sad. I’ve been looking forward to this for some time, as you can tell. Patience…

HELLO… MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA…

This week, I received a shirt from my friend Angie in Ohio. Angie and I went to Anderson together many, many years ago. One night my junior year, the campus movie was The Princess Bride and though we had not heard of it, we decided for a dollar, could we turn down such inexpensive entertainment?…

THE ALCHEMY OF HARRY POTTER

This article comes from one of the foremost experts on the Harry Potter series, John Granger. I’ve been looking for an intelligent answer besides, “well, it just doesn’t,” when someone insists that Harry Potter introduces children to the occult and this article reinforces that thought. John Granger delves into the literary traditions of alchemy that…

STILL WILD ABOUT HARRY

I have had many opportunities this week to discuss Harry Potter with supporters of the Harry Potter series, and with those who still have reservations about the world JK Rowling has created. One thing I have learned in my years of blogging and in creative discussion is that you can lead a horse to water,…

REVIEW: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (SPOILERS)

I just finished my second reading of the book yesterday. I wanted to go back and reread it to be sure I caught more details, to make sure I didn’t miss anything during my marathon reading session last Saturday. The final book in the blockbuster fantasy series, Deathly Hallows did not disappoint. The story ended…

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (maybe minor spoilers)

I just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows about fifteen minutes ago. It was an incredibly well written and intricate story that ties up all lose ends and provides nail biting suspense along the way. And, when I get around to reviewing the book, any question about the author’s morality will be laid to…

HARRY POTTER AND THE BOOKS/MOVIES THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED

My group of friends and I refer to all things Harry Potter as the books or movies that must not be named because many in the Christian community do not think the Harry Potter series is suitable for children (but Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia are?) and the phrase is a…

POPCORN FOR BREAKFAST & THE MOVIE THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED

I finally viewed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix this morning. Before I dive into the movie, I want to comment about my movie experience. I used to get a kick out of seeing movies on opening night with 6-10 of my friends. We’d get there early, plan out our strategy for getting…

WEIGHING IN ON DAVINCI

Even with all the hype surrounding the book The DaVinci Code, the movie came and went with a yawn (though it was a very lucrative yawn). The controversy generated that brought the pre-movie hype to a fever pitch seemed to fade away overnight. Truth be told, I was over-saturated by the controversy, the hype and…