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Harry Potter

Rowling’s Harry Potter Spin-Off a Go

September 14, 2013

Looks like Warner Bros. attempt to find their next Harry Potter is over!  JK Rowling and the studio are going to team up to create a series of films based on the Harry Potter universe.  While not a prequel, the storyline will follow the author of the fictional Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’s [...]

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Movie Review — The Perks of Being a Wallflower

February 17, 2013

The film The Perks of Being a Wallflower was in and out of theaters around here in NJ pretty quick.  Usually that’s a sign of a film’s quality — not this time.  I think people really missed out on a gem — I know I did, but made up for it by seeing Perks this [...]

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An Unexpected Trilogy

July 30, 2012

Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and the upcoming Hobbit movies, announced that his plan for a two-part Hobbit movie has turned into a trilogy.  Here’s Part 1′s trailer: The Hobbit was the first big book I read as a kid.  Its small type and yellowing paper gave me incessant [...]

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Movie Review — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

July 17, 2011

SPOILER FREE In the final film of the Harry Potter series, Deathly Hallows Part 2, we finally see on film how the whole story plays out.  If you are a casual fan of the films, you will not be disappointed!  Leaving the theater I wanted more, not because it didn’t deliver, but it brings the [...]

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Emma Watson to Leave Brown University

April 22, 2011

Actress Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame has decided to leave her studies at Brown University, perhaps never to return.  Reason being that in her quest for “normalcy” at Brown she bumped into droll Ivy League wit, effete snobbery, and Harvard stalkers.  So, she’s likely going to finish her undergrad work elsewhere. I have a [...]

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Movie Review — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

November 21, 2010

This is the Harry Potter movie the fans have been waiting for:  while condensing and lifting some scenes, Deathly Hallows 1 is a truly fair treatment of the book in all its splendor.  If you’re not a super fan but are curious, the acting, action, and flow make this installment the best of the film [...]

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Quidditch, a New Collegiate Sport Sensation?

November 13, 2010

The fantasy game from the Harry Potter universe, quidditch, is played on brooms and includes a magic ball called a “snitch,” meaning it’s not likely played faithfully amongst the muggle community.  However, it’s not for lack of trying! Over the years, numerous colleges and high schools around the world have tried to adapt the game [...]

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“Deathly Hallows” Teaser Released

June 30, 2010

The famed Harry Potter series ended just about three years ago with the release of the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Knowing how the entire series ends and fits together makes the release of the two film adaptations of Year 7 kind of like an exercise in seeing what they cut and [...]

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Making Fun of Harry Potter Fanboys

December 23, 2009

We here at Axis of Right are huge Steven Crowder fans.  Not many comedians have the courage to go anywhere near the topics Steven includes in his routines and its a shame because many of the topics are comedy gold.  That’s why he such a following. But I’d like to point out that Crowder’s brother [...]

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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

July 20, 2009

No one can doubt the popularity and impact of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter book series.  I personally think they’re great — fantasy, but very real and very well-written.  The movie adaptations, however, are a different story.  There have been four different directors throughout the six movies.  Cutting the book’s content into the movies has been the biggest rub.  My [...]

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Ron Weasley Battles Swine Flu

July 7, 2009

Rupert Grint, the actor who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, recently contracted swine flu.  Well, at least he doesn’t have spattergroit. Happily, Grint is doing much better and is now talking about his swine flu ordeal.  According to Grint, swine flu was scary “but it was just like any other flu really.”   [...]

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Final Harry Potter HBP Trailer Released

April 16, 2009

Ever since this movie got moved from last November to this coming July, I’ve been very impatient to see one of my favorite Harry Potter books turned to film.  I have reread Half-Blood Prince more than any other and while I think Deathly Hallows is still supreme, the accessibility and journey of HBP keep me coming [...]

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We Never Even Called Her By Her Name

December 15, 2008

It is my great pleasure to announce that the She Who Must Not Be Named taboo has been lifted.  From this point forward, we call Hillary Clinton by her name. When we began this site in 2005, we envisioned a conservative political blog with a touch of reality television and other pop culture topics.   At [...]

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New Harry Potter Trailer Released

November 23, 2008

While thumbing through some movie websites looking for the reason behind the buzz of that Twilight stuff everyone’s been obsessed with lately, I stumbled onto the new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer.  Alas, Twilight seems too much white-washed teenage vampire angst, rather than the Anne Rice or Blade vampire stuff with ghoulishness and lots of blood, to [...]

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Star Trek Returns… and so does a little geek in me

November 19, 2008

I must confess that I had an uber-geek moment last night when I first laid eyes on the new Star Trek movie trailer.  It looks really good!  As a minimal kind of fan-boy I used to really enjoy Star Trek, though I’ve spent most of the last decade focusing my inner geekdom on Lord of the Rings and the new Star Wars [...]

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Trailer Released

July 31, 2008

Released yesterday, it’s only the teaser trailer, but it looks really good.  I like the darkening tone and somber mood, plus the actor playing the young Tom Riddle seems like a really good fit (I believe it is actually Ralph Fiennes’ nephew). The HBP is one of my favorite books in the series (I like Four [...]

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