2 items from 2011
Bloody Hell, as Ron Weasley might have said. Ten years, eight movies, four directors and a worldwide box-office gross of over six billion dollars and look where it’s taken us: full circle.
We already have a Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II review, and a ruddy good one at that, but having spent the last week (never mind the last decade) watching The Boy Who Lived defeat mountain trolls, destroy Horcruxes and snog the face off of Ginny Weasley I couldn’t pack up and depart Hogwarts just yet. So, without further ado, now the conclusion…
I never wanted any of you to die for me.
Do I even need a spoiler alert? With three Horcruxes down (the diary, the ring and the locket) and just four to go, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) must pick up where he left off if he is to defeat Lord Voldermort »
- Steven Neish
Look around you, and tell me we're not now all the children of Philip K Dick. A man who's been dead almost three decades has a grip on our culture so tight that you can detect his eerie premonitory influence almost everywhere you look.
Only a fortnight ago we saw the release of The Adjustment Bureau, from a Dick story, in which fate is finely calibrated and ruthlessly policed by shadowy men in noir-ish fedoras, and reality is as unstable as fantasy. This week's two big movies in the UK, Source Code and Sucker Punch, have no direct link to Dick but drink from the well of his influence. Source Code is about a soldier who can be projected into the mind of any man with eight minutes left to live, »
- John Patterson
2 items from 2011
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