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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Review

Nostalgia can turn a man desperate to reconnect with happier times, simpler times, when the most taxing part of the world was the build-up to secondary school or returning a book to the library. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is that for so many. So much for so many. There is no way of cutting through it without bias because of how close it resonates, how many lost afternoons sitting comfortably with the parents around Christmas were founded on the world J.K. Rowling created and Christopher Columbus adapted, arguably better. Columbus, ironically given his name, pioneers the Harry Potter franchise to a developed strand of features that were set to be the next big fantasy entity.

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Alice in Wonderland Review

What we as audience members and movie lovers must remember is that there is no such thing as a bad idea. Not really, anyway. Adapting Alice in Wonderland to the live-action arena, for instance, is not a bad idea. Animation provided Disney with some magnificent visuals and a thoroughly well-defined feature that brought the characters written by Lewis Carroll to life with faithful effectiveness. What we as audience members and movie lovers must also remember is that, if there is even a little crux of whimsy found in a feature film, then Tim Burton would, probably, love to adapt it and slather his strange shtick all over it. Hence, Alice in Wonderland, of course starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. 

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