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Two Jews' Reviews 'Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows-Part 2': One Gives Standing 'O' To Final Epic Adventure (Video)

July 14th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
'Two Jews on Film' By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2' is the final adventure in the 'Harry Potter' series. The film is directed brilliantly by David Yates and cleverly adapted for the screen by Steve Klos.

This is not only the last film in the franchise, but it is the best.

From the first shot...where we see Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) holding his sword up to the darkened sky, followed by Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) staring out into the gloomy courtyard at Hogwarts, you know...you're in for one great ride.

For those of you who haven't read the books ...
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Disney/Pixar's 'Brave' Set To Release 2012

June 27th, 2011 10:04am EDT
Brave
Disney/Pixar’s collaborations are known to be heartwarming and cheerful, films that are cherished by the entire family. Only one film is released by the partnership each year, and what 2012 has in store is going to be quite a departure from their typical repertoire.

Set to release July 22, 2012, “Brave” is centered around a Scottish princess, Merida, who brings trouble to her kingdom and sets out on a journey accompanied by the kingdom's three lords to restore peace.

What sets this film apart from previous ones is the seemingly darker quality that is present. Unlike the lighter moods ...
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Stars Protest British Government's Art Cuts

March 13th, 2011 3:03pm EDT
Helen Mirren
Screen stars including Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen and Julie Walters have joined forces to protest against government cuts to arts funding in Britain.

Kenneth Branagh, Sheila Hancock, David Tennant and director Mike Leigh are also among the names who have signed a letter, published in U.K. newspaper The Observer, declaring arts and culture in Britain are facing "the biggest threat" in decades.

It comes after officials last year wound down the UK Film Council, which has funded movies including the Oscar-winning The King's Speech, as part of a range of cost-cutting measures.

The letter, or...
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Daniel Day-Lewis Pays Tribute to Pete Postlethwaite at Memorial Service

February 16th, 2011 9:43pm EST
Daniel Day-Lewis
Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis joined mourners at the London memorial service for late British actor Pete Postlethwaite and regaled them with tales of their days in acting school.

The There Will Be Blood star joined fellow celebrities Kevin Spacey, Julie Walters and Michael Gambon at a church service on Wednesday in memory of The Usual Suspects actor, who died on January 2 after a long illness.

Day-Lewis, who appeared alongside his pal "Pos" in 1993 drama In the Name of the Father and 1992's The Last of the Mohicans, led the heartfelt speeches by recalling their time together at the Old Vi...
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'Mamma Mia!' The Movie Comes To DVD And Blu-ray Dec. 16; Win A Copy!

November 27th, 2008 10:00am EST
Mamma Mia!
Two-time Oscar® winner Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada) and Pierce Brosnan (Die Another Day) lead an all-star cast in the most infectiously fun movie of the year, Mamma Mia! The Movie, coming to DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def on December 16, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. For a limited time only, the worldwide movie phenomenon is available in 2-disc Special Edition widescreen DVD and 2-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def with digital copy. Both versions are packed with bonus materials including a deleted musical number and a bonus feature which provides onscreen lyrics so that viewers can sing...
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ABBA Hits Sung By Hollywood Cast Of 'Mamma Mia'

July 4th, 2008 9:30am EDT
Mamma Mia!
Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 170 cities and eight languages around the world. Bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to movie audiences, summer 2008 is the season for Mamma Mia! The star-studded soundtrack is the ultimate souvenir to the movie, set for release on Decca July 8.

The feature film adaptation of the global stage hit production brings the magic of ABBA's music to the silver screen. With rising star Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper...
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Meryl Streep & Pierce Brosnan Star In 'Mamma Mia!'; Watch The Trailer

December 24th, 2007 12:00pm EST
Mamma Mia!
You're invited to celebrate a trip down the aisle...you'll never forget! Universal Pictures has debuted the theatrical trailer for the musical romantic comedy Mamma Mia! starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Amanda Seyfried.

Meryl Streep leads the all-star cast in this feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 160 cities and 8 languages around the world! Mamma Mia! brings the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to movie audiences in the Summer 2008- the season for Mamma Mia!

The th...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 22

February 22nd, 2007 3:00am EST
Drew Barrymore
Happy Birthday to "Charlie's Angel" Drew Barrymore (1975), "Star Trek Voyager" actress Jeri Ryan (1968), Sublime singer/songwriter/guitarist Bradley Nowell (1968; d. 1996), SNL actress Rachel Dratch (1966), Fijian golfer Vijay Singh (1963), Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin (1962), actor Kyle MacLachlan (1959), English actress Julie Walters (1950), "Little Shop of Horrors" actress Ellen Greene (1950), hoops legend "Dr. J" Julius Erving (1950), actress Leslie Charleson (1945), director Jonathan Demme (1944), silver screen actress Rebecca Schull (1929), character actor Paul Dooley (1928), British ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 22

February 22nd, 2006 3:00am EST
Drew Barrymore
Happy Birthday to "Charlie's Angel" Drew Barrymore (1975), "Star Trek Voyager" actress Jeri Ryan (1968), Sublime singer/songwriter/guitarist Bradley Nowell (1968; d. 1996), SNL actress Rachel Dratch (1966), Fijian golfer Vijay Singh (1963), Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin (1962), actor Kyle MacLachlan (1959), English actress Julie Walters (1950), "Little Shop of Horrors" actress Ellen Greene (1950), hoops legend "Dr. J" Julius Erving (1950), actress Leslie Charleson (1945), director Jonathan Demme (1944), silver screen actress Rebecca Schull (1929), character actor Paul Dooley (1928), British ...
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