Diversions


Screen Time for July 10 by uncdiversions
July 10, 2009, 6:33 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Hi there, Diversions editor Jordan Lawrence here. Obviously I’m not Jonathan Pattishall. He’s on vacation this week, so I’ll be subbing in for him on his Screen Time duties.

JP already hit the highlights of this weekend, very wisely telling you to check out “<a href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0889583/”>Bruno</a&gt;,” which opens in wide release today, and “<a href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/”>Moon</a&gt;,” the “<a href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/”>2001</a>”-esque sci-fi flick that just opened at the <a href=”http://www.thechelseatheater.com/”>Chelsea</a&gt;. Both of these movies will have reviews by Dive next week, so if you haven’t seen them by then, we’ll tell you for certain if it was the right decision. I’m going to bet not going is a bad call for both.

But looking ahead, Wednesday sees the release of possibly this summer’s most anticipated film in the new Harry Potter movie. Here’s why you should be excited:

“<a href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417741/”>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince</a>”

<img style=”margin: 5px;” title=”potter_hbp2.jpg” src=”http://thehauntedforest.org/tix/images/potter_hbp2.jpg&#8221; alt=”” width=”186″ height=”287″ />- Director David Yates turned 2007’s “<a href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373889/”>Order of the Phoenix</a>” into a dizzying dark adventure filled with great action and well-played exploration of Harry’s psyche. And thus far it’s the best in the franchise by far. Expect more of this exploration in “Half-Blood Prince” as the plot revolves around Dumbledore and Harry entering into captured memories.

– The greatness of the cast of Hogwarts teachers really can’t be overstated. Michael Gambon has been stellar ever since he stepped into the role of Dumbledore with the passing of the revered Richard Harris. Joining him this time around will be Jim Broadbent as the hilariously appearance-obsessed Professor Slughorn. Broadbent is probably best known to most of you as the money-grubbing Harold Ziggler in “Moulin Rouge,” so you know he can nail sleazy corruption as good as anyone. Plus with Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith returning as Professors Snape and McGonagall, the teaching will be an all-star smash.

– The chill inducing performance by <a href=”http://www.trailersforall.com/harry-potter-and-the-half-blood-prince-2008-teaser/”>Frank Dillane in the first trailer as an 11-year-old Voldemort</a>. Hopefully this will be fleshed out more in the film.

– The freaking kiss! If you haven’t read the books or haven’t been keen enough to the adolescent sexual tension and don’t know what I mean, I can assure that you’ll love it.

– Guest written by Jordan Lawrence

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