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The Blue & Gray Press | December 11, 2018

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Harry Potter

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

December 8, 2016 |


With the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II” in summer of 2011, many Potterheads undoubtedly wondered what would become of a series of films that spanned a decade. Thankfully for fans of the iconic series, J.K. Rowling continued to develop her wizarding world in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”Read More

Next installment of Harry Potter series not the traditional sequel

February 18, 2016 |


July 21, 2007 marked the beginning of the end as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was released at midnight. Or at least Potter-heads thought it did.
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In Memoriam: fans mourn the passing of Alan Rickman

January 20, 2016 |


The world stood in shock as the news flooded social media sites that “Harry Potter” star Alan Rickman died at age 69 on Jan. 14 after battling pancreatic cancer.Read More

What is done is done; Rowling erroneous

February 5, 2014 |

In the past week, popular author JK Rowling broke the cardinal rule of literature, and backtracked a major plot component of her beloved and canonical series, “Harry Potter.” Rowling, in an interview with Emma Watson for Wonderland magazine declared that she regrets pairing Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as a romantic couple. She even went further to say it should have been Hermione and Harry Potter all along.Read More

Harry and Hermione were always meant to be

February 5, 2014 |

There are very few people today who do not know about the magic behind the world of Harry Potter. However, some fans were recently outraged at the idea that Rowling’s statement that she may have made a mistake by putting Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley together romantically.Read More

CHEAP SEATS: After a Stellar First Hour, ‘Deathly Hallows’ Reverts Back to Same Old ‘Potter’ Garbage

March 9, 2011 |

I have an active hatred for the first six “Potter” movies, so when people told me that “Deathly Hallows: Part 1” is leagues beyond the other movies, I was pretty skeptical. And rightly so.

Those first six movies are awful. … Read More

CHEAP SEATS: 'Deathly Hallows: Part 1' is Pinnacle of 'Potter' Film Series

March 9, 2011 |


Cheap Seats is showing “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” this week and quite frankly, you should not miss it.

The latest “HP” movie features an abundance of amazing cinematography that sheds light on its … Read More

Newest, Darkest 'Potter' is the Best Yet

December 1, 2010 |


Seven movies in, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” finally proves how amazing the book series actually is.

Past “Harry Potter” films haven’t always lived up to their potential. They just couldn’t seem to manage … Read More

According to Amanda…Fanaticism: From Then to Now

January 21, 2010 |


Fanatics of anything have always amused me.  On the last day of science fiction literature, we watched a Star Trek fan phenomena documentary.  I kept my composure throughout the film, until a male science fiction folksinger wearing … Read More

Quidditch Brings Magic to UMW

December 2, 2009 |

For students who grew up waiting for their Hogwarts letters, the newest club at UMW will provide these “Muggles”, or non-magic people, with a taste of wizarding life.

Made popular by the “Harry Potter” book series, Quidditch has found its … Read More

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Better in Book Form

November 4, 2009 |


It always amazes me when people think they know more about plot and story than award-winning novelists. Why take 20 minutes out of a film to put in a screenwriter’s half-baked ideas when you have the … Read More