wizard wars

OMG she’s not blogging Moana…

OK, I am focusing on Moana as the release of the film approaches… but I do watch other things.

I am a big fan of the Marvel superhero films, and think Harry Potter is one of the more unique and intelligent fantasy series ever (though my personal favorite remains all things Middle Earth).

So today I saw two films… I rarely see two films in a month, much less in one day, but…

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Bakeabatch Cumbercookies….bthpbtphbthpbthpbthpbthpbthpbtpbthpbbbbbbbbblblb

’nuff said…Marvel

Brandybuck Candlestick, Anglerfish Chuckeecheese, Bennetton Cumberbund, Danglerack Banglesnatch, Barister Curdlemilk, Buttercup Clavichord,Bombadil Rivendell …

Some of these sound like they may have originated in Hogwarts.

Just clone that man already.

Meanwhile, back in Spidey’s town, a few decades earlier…

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This adorable, geeky and charming young wizard accidentally looses some fantastic critters upon the muggles of the roaring twenties New York.

The historical setting is fabulous, the creatures are wonderful, (the wizard is trying to study and protect them), the other characters are great, and there is the quirky not quite what you expected nature of JK Rowling’s world.

And…. this…

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If you don’t know who Grindewald is…


What I find fascinating about Johnny Depp is that one of the most gorgeous guys in the universe has chosen to use his intelligence and creativity and create memorable and very odd characters that do not depend on his looks.


And this gnarly dude…

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is this guy…

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and this guy…

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Ron Perlman is known for his ability to act through layers of latex and fur and crazy makeup… sometimes we even catch a glimpse of his real face…

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Both films were good entries in their popular franchises.

Dr. Strange had more moments you have have to suspend disbelief in…some plotholes that you’ll kind of forget to look for because….

Baseballmitt Snickersbar.

The effects were breathtaking, a kind of weird Escheresque landscape that could not have been animated in a film before computers.

one of my favorite bloggers weighs in on it here:



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