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The Potter Pensieve – Movie 7 Review Show!

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 | Author: Adam

SPOILER WARNING. Hey! This week, Potter Pensieve is discussing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1! Gear up for an hour and half of in depth review! Likes and dislikes! Comparisons! Stories! Along with tons of humour and fun! Note: We’re sorry for the inconvenience of the first 10 minutes! But, all the same, enjoy!

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Where is the DH Review!

Thursday, November 25th, 2010 | Author: Adam

Hey everybody! Long time, no speak! Just posting a podcast update to let everybody know that the Deathly Hallows Review Show has been recorded, and will up online early next week! Its fairly lengthy and its fairly in-depth, so be prepared for, in our opinion, one of the best Potter Pensieves to hit the net!

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Why Harry’s Patronus is a Rabbit? I Will Never Know.

Saturday, November 20th, 2010 | Author: Josh

In the weeks building up to DH part 1, I started to fill my conscious mind with as much Harry Potter as I could possibly hold. It filled up so much that all the information I was cramming into my conscious mind started to overflow into my unconscious mind,and yes for the first time in my life I started dreaming about Harry Potter (and weird dreams at that!).
My first dream was a strange one. I was Harry and we were filming the seven Potters scene of the movie. For some strange reason we were filming it at my school and it was set up like a parade where all the rest of the Potters and their escorts were in front of me circling around the place. I was sitting in Sirius’ bike with Hagrid and then all these Death Eaters came out and chased us. I ran into the bathroom then realized it was the girls’ bathroom and I ran out and went in the boys bathroom and it turned into a classroom………..and that’s all I remember.
That isn’t the weirdest one either. In my second dream, I was Harry yet again and my friends (who looked alot like Vikings) and I were looking through junk piles so we could make weapons. I couldn’t find anything good, so i went for a hike in the mountains of junk and found a huge plumbing wrench. I thought that was good enough, so I trekked back into town and stepped inside my house where I found all of my family bound with ropes all sitting on the couch. Across the room was Voldemort and he started to charge me. I pulled out my wand,(which by the way, if I had a wand, I wouldn’t be looking for a plumbing wrench as a weapon!!!) and cried out “Sectumsempra!!!” He deflected it and grabbed my wand and snapped it in two. I fell on the ground and saw that someone else had dropped their wand. I grabbed it and shouted “Expecto Patronum!!!” A rabbit shot out of the end of the wand and dug a hole underneath Voldemort, causing him to fall. The rabbit quickly filled the hole burying the Dark Lord six feet under.

I told you they were weird…….

For one thing, if this were true, then Harry must have fallen in love with Luna (for her Patronus is a rabbit) like when Tonks changed hers into a werewolf when she fell in love with Lupin. If they got married and had kids, that could make for a weird family. I can just hear the family conversations.

Kids: “Okay Mom, we will go play outside.”

Luna: “Harry dear, could you go and play with them?”

Harry: “Sure Luna, lets go kids!!”

Luna: “Be careful, and watch out for Nargles!!!”

Outside:

Kids: “Dad, what are Nargles?”

Harry: “I  quite frankly, have no idea, but just pretend you know, for your mothers sake. She is just crazy, but don’t tell her I said that.

However funny it would be, its not really what happened. These were just silly dreams, strings of my thoughts forming memories that aren’t real, but interesting.

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I Am NOT Obsessed

Friday, November 19th, 2010 | Author: Kim

I feel incredibly annoyed… And ususal, I try to keep my gripes to myself, but this is something that everyone can relate to.

A girl I work with just said the following:

“It’s about time Harry Potter ends. Let’s be honest, they are just derivative. I mean, growing up as someone who really likes fantasy, they just aren’t earth-shattering. They’re just so boring. I guess if you’re a kid though, you get obsessed.”

Now, I’ve had issues with said co-worker in the past and I’ve tried to just keep my mouth shut around her, since I hate to ruffle feathers at work. But is she for real!? J.K. Rowling hasn’t sold millions of copies because kids get obsessed. She’s sold millions of copies because the series is, in fact, earth-shattering. It is so much deeper than just a plain fantasy story. It is a story about friendship and love. About doing what is right. It is a moral tale of a young boy who was forced to make difficult choices at a young age. It is a story of growing and learning. It is so much more than just a basic fantasy story about wizards and other worlds unlike ours.

I seriously feel insulted. As an adult who began reading the series as an adult and not a child, it’s revolting to think of myself as an “obsessed child”. And frankly, I think it’s revolting to think of youngsters who read the books as “obsessed children”. You really think millions of people are just obsessed because it’s fantasy? I’m pretty sure we’re all obsessed because the series is meaningful, brilliant and worth being obsessed over…

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows…. then WWoHP!

Friday, November 19th, 2010 | Author: Sarah

Don’t worry, this post will not contain any spoilers… I will save those for a later date :)

However, I feel the nagging urge to let everyone know that, in my opinion, this movie was absolutely top notch and surpassed many of my expectations which is saying quite a bit! I was pleasantly surprised by the spontaneity of humor throughout the horrific events that happen during this first half of the final chapter of Harry Potter. I found that the quirky little laughs I had were greatly offset by the sadness and anger that is inevitably included in the movie. It was directed in a way that made the flow of emotions seem like the Flight of the Hippogriff ride with its smooth turns and twists as opposed to the Dragon Challenge that leaves you in an emotional wreck. Finally, I feel I must add that I usually don’t “like” the HP movies the first time around because I’m too busy speculating on how grossly it differs from the book, but not this time! I walked out of the theater at 3:00 am feeling one hundred percent happy with the movie.

Now, I am back at my hotel room too excited to sleep and very eager to blog about Harry Potter. Of course, that whole sleeping thing could have something to do with the fact that we are waking up in the morning and heading to the park! I have the awesome privilege of taking my nieces with me, one of which has never been to the WWoHP. I am so very excited to see their reactions first hand and I am fully prepared to record the entire experience!

Stay tuned for the gory details of my first experience at the park as well as my take on my nieces!

P.S. This all came just in time. At 12:01 am, while waiting for the movie to start, I was reminded that it had officially become my birthday!

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One day left…

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 | Author: Thio

Just one more day. Not even that. Some hours from now we all will be able to go to the nearest movie theater and watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
How do you prepare yourself for the end of something that has been like a friend over the past decade? I mean, we all know It’s not really ending this friday. We all know that this is only part 1 and that we still have part 2 next year. This is a happy thought that keeps us protected like a Patronus from the feeling of loss. But even so, we know this is our first step towards the end and we can’t help but feeling nostalgic, depressed, happy and eager all at the same time. This is the second-to-last time we will get to feel like that. So go on and be nostalgic. Be both depressed and happy at once. Cry if you must and just take the time to enjoy this. Potter Pensieve wishes every reader and listener a great and grand movie opening tomorrow. Be sure to enjoy every second of it and come back here later and tell us what you thought of it. Have a happy Deathly Hallows!

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Harry Potter Villains??

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 | Author: Kim
Everyone is amped up for the big premiere this weekend.  Even my husband, who isn’t normally into the amazing series, has Potter fever.  The same can be said for CNN.com, which was flooded with articles about the famous wizard this morning.
One particular article that I enjoyed?  The Harry Potter Villains index.  Reporter Natalie Avon compiled a list of some of the most fearsome Potter villains out there.  Of course, Voldemort is on there, listed first.  One villain, however, that I was surprised to see?  The Dursleys.  Sure, they are terrible.  They have been nothing but cruel to Harry from the time he was a boy.
But villians?  I’ve never thought to put that term on them.  I lumped them into a category with grumpy old curmudgeons.  They are unhappy, competitive, miserable and nasty.  But evil? When compared to Lord Voldemort, I’d say they are an incredibly mild version of the word.  We’ve already seen what old Voldy can do.  How will they amp up his nastiness in the newest Potter flick?

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The Un-Funk of Kim

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 | Author: Kim

This has been an incredibly long week for me.  On top of all of the normal stresses of work and family life, I was deprived of a new and adorable soul mate Shiba Inu.  I campaigned for days, finally convincing my husband that this dog would be a perfect fit for our family.  We drive our excited butts over to the shelter only to find the dog has already been adopted out.

I came home from work feeling depressed, mopey and miserable.  I didn’t think I’d be able to get out of my funk.  Maybe I’d eat the rest of the ice cream cake sitting in my freezer, then sulk some more.  I flicked on the television and flopped down, doing nothing but moping.  All of a sudden, something happened to make me happy.

That’s right, folks.  A commercial.  A crummy commercial, you ask?  No, no.  A commercial for the new Harry Potter movie.  And then I remembered, I’m going to see it this weekend.  I’ve only got to get through two more days until the movie I’ve been dying to see is in my reach.  My stomach got this warm bubbly feeling in it.  I was suddenly taken out of my funk!

Oh, Harry Potter.  I love you!

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Sorry Emily! I stole your idea! Josh’s “Can’t Wait to Watch Moments”!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 | Author: Josh

The Harry Potter film franchise is coming to a saddening conclusion. But that doesn’t mean it is over. We still have got two movies to go, so let us look at the awesome scenes that we have to look forward to.

The Wedding: The final moment of happiness before the epic journey of the last book begins. We see Fleur and Bill join in matrimony, and our first experience of the questioning of the secrets of Dumbledore; and we also get our first mention of Gregorovitch and Grindelwald. I also can’t wait to see the Lovegood’s dance.

Godrics Hollow : Probably the most emotional scene in the book, Harry visits his old home and the Potter’s memorial and gravestone. We also visit “Bathlida Bagshot” at her house and see the breaking of Harry’s Wand.

Snape’s memory:  My most favorite chapter in the whole series, it answers all the questions we had been asking for a long time. Snape’s enduring love for Lily and burning hatred for James is finally shown to Harry. The memory also gives Harry the secret that will defeat Voldemort.  

The Seven Potters: From the recent photos and videos that have been released, I can only imagine how embarrassing and fun this scene must have been to film. The fight will be awesome too.  The  death of Mad-Eye will be heart wrenching.

Epilogue:   The meaningful conclusion of a great series that offers just enough closure (although we could all agree that we wanted more). I can’t wait to see Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione’s kids

The Deathly Hallows: It has been released that the three brothers’ sequence will be animated, but I don’t care. The Hallows will be cool to see on screen. We will, thanks to the resurrection stone, be able to see the return of Gary Oldman to the series which my mom will love.
Ministry of Magic: The mission to retrieve the locket will be filled with suspense as they find the locket, stun Umbridge (I was so happy when Harry did that), and help the suspected Mudbloods get away.

The Malfoy Manor: The place where important deaths happened (Dobby, Peter, Charity) the escape from the manor will be towards the end of Part 1. Harry will also steal Draco’s wand.

Gringotts: Who would have thought that the most secure place in the Wizarding World would be broken into by three teenagers and a former employee? We have to look forward to see Helena Bonham Carter act like Emma Watson.

 The Battle of Hogwarts: The exciting, final climax of the book. We will be seeing many old faces come and fight of Death Eaters. We will see Harry defeat the greatest dark wizard of all time. We will love to see Emma Thompson come back to throw crystal balls over the banister at Hogwarts as Professor Trelawney.

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Deathly Hallows… How will it be?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 | Author: Maria

Ok, so I just read Adam’s post about DH (which I completely agree with), and I decided to share some of the things that are actually worrying me a bit (although I’m extremely excited about the film)…

I mean, in HBP they burned the Burrow and now in DH they show it intact, it will be rather strange to watch. However, when I say this, most people tend to reply, saying that wizards and witches can use magic to rebuild it. Oh, yes, that’s true. But doesn’t it seem like the producers just decided to burn the Burrow, I guess to simply try and add some excitement to HBP, and now found a quick, easy, and extremely uncreative way to explain it? Yep, it does seem a bit like that, at least to me.

Another thing is the relashionship between Dobby and Harry, that is not explored in the previous films. For those who have only watched the films, how will they understand the complexion of it? I don’t really know what they are going to do about that topic…

And Fleur and Bill? I mean, they never showed in the films that they were in love! It’s kind of pointless to make a weeding scene in DH… I’m not saying that I don’t want to see that scene, though, because I do, it’s just that it really does seem pathetic to me that, after all the years the producers had to put that kind of details into the films, they just left it behind. Like if we weren’t going to notice that!

Oh, and what about Bill and Charlie? How are we suppose to recognize them? Will they pretend that Harry has already met them or will some of them say something like, “Hi Harry, I’m Bill Weasley”? If they do that, it will sound really bizarre, considering that Harry is supposed to already know all of the Weasleys by now… I think they’ll probably have to do something like that because neither Bill nor Charlie are going to have a poster saying “I’m Bill/Charlie Weasley”. I seriously don’t know how they are going to introduce all of the people that have to be introduced…

Also, how will they explain the mirror fragment? Will someone give it to Harry? Will it be on Dumbledore’s will?

I’m really looking forward to watch the film, which is going to be released on the 18th here in Portugal, and I can’t hardly wait to have all of my questions answered! Although I’m a bit worried about all of these facts, I still love all of the films and I can’t wait to watch DH! Only two more days to go…

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