Ian's Movie Reviews
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Posts Tagged ‘harry potter

Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald

December 15, 2018

I have wondered what Harry Potter movies must be like for those who are uninitiated into the world, either through the previous films or through the books. After seeing this film, I now think I have some idea. Yes, I saw the first Fantastic Beasts film, but it didn’t exactly draw my attention, never mind […]

My Top Ten Films of 2011

February 6, 2012

10. Contagion As a former microbiologist, I appreciated this movie a lot.  It provided a very realistic idea of how something like this might go down.  And hey, its pretty much the film version of one of my favourite board games: Pandemic! 9. Moneyball The game about baseball statistics proved to be much more interesting […]

My 2011-2012 Oscar Predictions – Part 2: The Technicals

January 27, 2012

This is the section which includes the technical aspects of film-making.  I went 6 for 6 last year, so the pressure’s on! VISUAL EFFECTS: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson Hugo, Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning Real Steel, Erik […]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

July 27, 2011

I can honestly say that back in the beginning I highly doubted they would finish the entire series. There were too many books, and it would be too hard to keep everyone together, especially with the main actors being kids. I was wrong. Eight movies later and we are left with one heck of an […]

My Top Ten Films of 2010

April 29, 2011

10. The A-Team This is my guilty pleasure movie of the year.  It was exactly what it wanted to be: an all-out action fest with the craziest stunts and the zaniest personalities.  I was very surprised with how much I liked this movie. Alright, now that I’ve lost all credibility, lets continue… 9. Daybreakers Not […]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

November 24, 2010

Its the beginning of the end for the Harry Potter series, and looking back at the series as a whole, they have managed to pull off quite a feat. I’ll admit that I doubted that they could keep up the momentum and consistency to go right to the end, but that’s exactly what they’ve done. […]

My REAL Top 10 Movies of 2009

January 10, 2010

Okay, now for my serious list. Keep in mind, there are a lot of movies I haven’t seen this year.Its been a weird year for me, and as a result, not a lot of movies were seen. But of the ones that I did, these were the ones I enjoyed the most. 10. The Informant! […]

The Ten Greatest Works of Fantasy Literature

November 17, 2009

10. The Chronicles of Amber Roger Zelazny With the Amber novels, Zelazny created a very detailed and intricate fantasy universe. Fantasy fans have called this one of the most engrossing fantasy worlds they have ever read and remains a classic of modern fantasy. 9. The King of Elfland’s Daughter Lord Dunsany One of the most […]

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

October 20, 2009

Ah, the Harry Potter movie juggernaut returns.  I, for one, am a big fan of J.K. Rowling’s novels and have enjoyed each of the films (though the last outing, Order of the Phoenix, was one of the weaker installments).  Now we are back with the sixth, the Half-Blood Prince. I liked it a lot. Yate’s […]