Two of the movies I’m most looking forward to this year are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II and Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, and whaddaya know, they’ve both just unveiled terrific new posters. First up, we’ve got the Harry Potter poster:
Harry and Voldemort, bloodied and covered in grime, staring each other down while Voldemort holds the Elder Wand between them? Yeah, that’s enough to get me pumped. And of course, what better tagline than “It all ends 7.15”? I remember when the final book came out, it felt like a momentous moment in my life, having grown up with the books and its characters. The weight of the movies ending hasn’t hit me to the same degree, but I’m positive I’ll be misty-eyed come July 15.
Last night, Paul and I discussed a plethora of upcoming movies we found interesting in some way. Listen to the show to hear what we had to say, but as promised, here are the IMDb links and trailers for each film we mentioned:
Emma Watson in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I'
The twenty-second episode of Gobbledygeek airs live tonight at 10:30 PM EST right here. The fall movie season is right around the corner, and as such, we’ll be taking a look at the titles coming out, at least the ones that interest us. More than 30, actually, if we get around to all of them. And trust me, it goes from arthouse stuff to the lowest of the lowbrow. We’re eclectic like that.
In the bonus hour–and this is exciting–we’ve got the penultimate installment of our countdown of the Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture with #20-11. That’s right, it’s this close to being over, and we’re that much closer to entering another exciting era of Gobbledygeek! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist the comic book-ish-ness of that statement.)
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Are you ready to get chills?
“Why do you live?” “Because I have something to live for.”
Yeah, you got chills.
As I’ve said before, I’ve been lukewarm on the latter films in the series, but I thought Half-Blood Prince was a step in the right direction and I’m really hoping that David Yates can bring everything to a satisfying close. This trailer is certainly promising, with plenty of thrills, tears, and wonderful photography.
Man, I’m having to relive the end of Harry Potter all over again. I can’t believe it’s been nearly a decade since the first movie, and 13 years since the first book. Wow. The times, they are a-changin’…