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Here it is guys, the epic conclusion, the final battle, The Return of The Jed…oh wait, that’s a different series. Everything you have been waiting to happen for ten years happens now. The Dark Lord gained a huge advantage at the end of Part 1, which in my opinion, could not have ended on a better cliffhanger. Alliances will be tested, battles will be fought, lives will be lost and most importantly, Neville finally gets to be a badass.

After the events of the last film, the gang are still on the hunt for the last few Horcruxes to destroy them in an attempt to kill Voldemort. They have to break into Belatrix Lestrange’s vault at Gringott’s Bank. They find out that Dumbledore has a brother. They also have to break back into Hogwarts, which Snape has been ruling with an iron fist. Naturally, things come to a head. Snape’s true intentions all along are revealed and the final battle is more epic than anyone could have imagined. We even get a P.S. to see what happens to everyone on down the road.

I can’t imagine a better way for this saga to end, except for maybe one thing. I hated to see so many beloved characters die but it is essential to the narrative for things to happen the way they do. Happiness is not in abundance in these last few installments, but I feel that it makes the story more real, more personal. I loved this series so much and it has been a blast re watching all of these films and revisiting the series to do this spotlight this month. I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as we did. Til next time…

-Heath

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Okay Potter fans, this is the beginning of the end. There is not much happiness and joy to be found at this point in the series. Main characters are dead and the gang have been forced to grow up very quickly in light of the events of the last couple of films. At this point, youth and it’s pursuits are long gone and in it’s place are will power and determination.

Following the events of Half Blood Prince, the gang are on the run in search of Horcruxes. Hogwarts and the ministry are being taken over by those loyal to Voldemort and the gang can’t return. Their new mission brings new dangers and forces them to get creative in their search. Much like Half Blood Prince, this film ends on a really negative note for the gang with Voldemort gaining a key advantage and one of the sadest moments of the entire series.

Much like Harry, the franchise has matured so much at this point. As the films have delved into darker and more personal material, they have become more complex. The gang is almost at the end of their story and things are really only downhill from here. This is the perfect setup for the epic conclusion. Deathly Hallows is my favorite installment of the series despite the saddest loss of the series. You most definitely have to watch the other six films to really understand what is going on, but it is worth it for these last two installments if nothing else.

Til next time…

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Kevin Smith learned the hard way in 1999 that people take their religion seriously. Smith brought us his most controversial film amidst death threats, hate mail and protests. Oddly enough this film came along at a time in my life when I was having my own issues with religion. I had been raised in one faith but was beginning to have questions about it and other religions. As we all know when you start asking questions and poking around people are super understanding…no wait, they’re usually the opposite and the answer you get is “because god said so, stop asking questions and don’t look behind the curtain.” Lets get into the thick of it and cast the first stone.

Bartleby and Loki are just a couple of banished angels looking for a good time and a way back into Heaven. They receive a newspaper clipping that sparks a road trip/killing spree across the country to New Jersey. Seems theres a loophole that would allow them to return to the kingdom and the glory and also bring about the end of existence. Thats where Bethany comes in, with the help of Jay and Silent Bob she heads out to stop them. Along the way they meet up with Rufus, the thirteenth apostle and Serendipity the muse who are eager to help. Theres laughs, some tears and Alan Rickman…what more could you want

Dogma is my second favorite Smith film. Its an entertaining look at one directors spiritual journey and at how easily humans can fuck up religion if given the chance. We’re always quick to laugh at others beliefs that differ from our own but the moment someone jokes about our beliefs we’re ready to strike them down. Did this movie help me decide which path was right for me, no but it made me laugh and showed me I wasn’t the only one that had questions. Don’t worry friends, after a few years I found what suited me best and I’m happy to tell you that I am…damn looks like I’m out of time. Oh well, till next time friends, stay entertained.

-D

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We made it friends, we made it through the first of the over eating, family visiting, nap taking, alcohol drinking, movie watching, Facebook posting back to back holidays with minimal casualties. Sure some of you should be ashamed of yourselves for acting like you did at those sales but we’re willing to overlook that for now, in the spirit of the coming holiday. And seeing as how you brought Christmas up, we had so much fun with Halloween that we decided to do twenty five movies of Christmas and to kick it off I chose one of my favorite Christmas films…Die Hard.

“Welcome to the party pal”

I know some of you out there will say Die Hard isn’t a Christmas movie, it doesn’t have children/adults learning the “true meaning” of Christmas or someone saving Santa from the clutches of evil. If you dig deeper and look past the terrorists, the explosions, the gun battles and one liners, you’ll find the story of a man who is willing to fly across the country, a man willing to walk on broken glass, a man who is willing to jump off of a building and all so he can spend Christmas Eve with his family. In case you’ve never enjoyed this festive, reason for the season, let me catch you up.

“Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker”

Officer John McClane travels to L.A. for a Christmas reconciliation with his wife. He gets dropped off at the building where Holly (his wife) is attending her office Christmas party. After John freshens up and argues with his wife, Hans Gruber and his wacky bunch of terrorists storm the building and shit gets real. There are gun battles, battles of wits, battles of fists and the dad from Family Matters lends a helpful hand. The FBI shows up to screw the clich├ęd pooch and Willis saves the day as the coolest, wisecracking cop possibly in the cinematic world. Theres quite a bit between point A and point B that I didn’t discuss just in case you’ve never watched this film. Hopefully you give it a view and enjoy it.

It’s a tradition started with my pop, I have to watch this film at least once during the month of December, any viewings during the rest of the year are counted as bonuses. This is the film that made an action star out of Moonlightings Bruce Willis, the film by which I compare all other Bruce Willis films and its one of my favorite Christmas movies. For those reasons and more, Die Hard gets a ranking of: four and a half turtle doves. Till next time friends, stay entertained.

-D

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