By: Mark Di Stefano
Rating: 10 out of 10
It may seem strange to release two films, one about “the boy who lived” and the other about a “bear with very little brain,” on the same weekend. To release a film along with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2 could be the equivalent of film suicide. While the last Harry Potter film will be just as magical as the other films in its own respective series, its magic can’t live up to the magnitude or depth that Winnie The Pooh can create.
By: Emily Kellas
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Well if you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade then you have no idea that this week marked the end of an era and perhaps the most successful franchise ever. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II hit theaters this past weekend to hundreds of thousands of eager witches and wizards. For this
reviewer, the end of Harry Potter wasn’t exactly the end all be all. Though I’ve occasionally enjoyed the films, and loosely followed the plots, I never truly latched on the way many have. But after seeing the latest, the last of the film’s director David Yates, Deathly Hallows: Part II has me shouting a different spell if you will. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II was in all ways a truly excellent film.
Riding on the coat tails of the first trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, Sony has released the trailer for its reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, The Amazing Spiderman. It is set for release next summer and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Dennis Leary and Martin Sheen. Check it out below and let us know what you think.
By: Emily Kellas
Rating: 8 out of 10
Good question, and the answer is… she got old, creepy, and insane. This weeks Retro Review focuses on the suspenseful classic, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Starring two of the golden eras greatest and most prolific actresses Betty Davis, and Joan Crawford, the film follows the path of a child star, after adulthood hits, and the adoring public is no longer clammering for autographs. Directed by Robert Aldritch in 1962 this chilling thriller has won over audiences and critics alike with its stunning performances, lavish sets and riveting story.
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Hey everyone, I hope that Harry Potter weekend found you well and hopefully not as empty-pocketed as the rest of the world. We here at R2R like to look forward to things, and we decided that the only way to look forward to easily the biggest release of 2012 is to break down the first trailer of The Dark Knight Rises. In case you haven’t seen it yet…
Hit the break and enjoy High-Def images from the trailer and Monty’s best attempt to guess just what the hell is going on in this trailer. It’s going to be good to look back at this post next year and see how far off he is. Regardless, hit the break!
Although the official trailer was released with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II last weekend, the first trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has hit the web! Check it out below!
Stick around with Reel-2-Reality for a full trailer breakdown with screens from the trailer!
24 hours into the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II release and the film is already shattering records. Warner Bros might soon have the two largest opening weekends in film history, as HP: DH II is quickly closing in on the opening weekend record held for three years by 2008’s The Dark Knight. Full numbers and charts after the break:
By: Bryan Montgomery
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
“I open at the close”
In 2001, the anticipation was building for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The book series was four editions deep, and the film was destined for greatness, both critically and economically.
Now flash forward ten years, three more books and seven films later. The vision of J.K. Rowling on film ends with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II and the series could not have taken its final bow with a better film. The film is epic, emotional and gripping, making a magical conclusion to a magical franchise.
By: Lawrence Foster
Rating: 9 out of 10
On paper, it is just another Friday on the calendar.
To movie fans and Harry Potter followers the day was bittersweet, as the final installment in the wildly popular film franchise made its way to the big screen.
A decade after the Sorcerer’s Stone brought the wizarding world to the silver screen, the second half of the finale The Deathly Hallows, brings the cash-cow franchise to a close, but does it do the series justice?
I am happy to say indeed it does.
Monty’s Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Rotten Tomatoes‘ Consensus:
“Dark, thrilling, and occasionally quite funny, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is also visually stunning and emotionally satisfying”