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Groover grooves on HARRY POTTER & THE GOBLET OF FIRE!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... no, not that Harry, just regular old me. I'm very much looking forward to Mike Newell's HARRY POTTER flick, specially since I absolutely love the pegasi chariot, the emerging galleon and those merpeople in the trailers... the latter being very very Lovecraftian, making me think that Dagon isn't far behind... And how cool would that be? Heh. Anyway, here's a spoiler free review that calls it a great film, but then due to what the reviewer feels was unnecessary humor, he gave it a B+... so I suppose it's a B+ GREAT MOVIE! Heh -

Hey Harry,

Groover checkin' in from SoCal. Been a looooong time since I've written in. Anyhoo, got into a publicity screening of Goblet of Fire at the WB lot and had to write in.

Warning: no plot spoilers. If you're looking for them, no can do. Better you should enjoy the ride.

And what a ride it is. Clocking in at 2.5 hours, this is a great film - unquestionably the best of the series thus far. Personal opinion - it's also the best book of the series. I could have watched another hour and not gotten bored.

Potter fans will note there is A LOT missing from the book. But c'mon, it's about 700 pages. Of course they're gonna have to chop some stuff, otherwise the movie would be five hours (I wouldn't complain, myself). But while many things have been left out, nothing feels like it's missing. The movie stands on it's own very well.

It's really interesting to see how - as the material gets darker from movie to movie, the child actors get better and better. They're really confident in the roles. Also big ups to Miranda Richardson and Brendan Gleeson (especially) for their performances. And Michael Gambon is so good as Dumbledore, you scarcely wish for Richard Harris anymore (sacreligious as that may sound).

Also - and I know there've been other posts commenting on this too, but I gotta as well - the CGI is incredible. You'll totally believe it's a real dragon that Harry is fighting. And the Quidditch World Cup scene is outrageous.

The one downside is it seemslike the makers took every opportunity to inject humor in. While I can understand why they felt it necessary (it is a kid's movie, after all), and a lot of it does work, there are some little tidbits that seem to be there with no other purpose than to provide a light moment, which kind of takes you out of the intensity of the movie. Some of those could go, but I get why it was felt they were needed.

And seriously, that's my only criticism. It's a great film. Gotta give it a B+ easily. Lose just a bit of the unnecessary humor, and it's totally in the A range.

Groover, out!

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  • Nov. 5, 2005, 3:40 p.m. CST

    The book is 700 pages but it's in like 15pt

    by Citizen Arcane

    So what of Emma Watson? Is she legal yet? What? Why that look? Hey look, the FBI. Hi guys.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Sounds good

    by Bean_

    Can't wait till the 13th!

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 3:40 p.m. CST

    A little humor has always been in the books.

    by TheBoomCamel

    If he is talking like Jar-Jar in poop humor I understand, but humor definately has a place in Harry Potter.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Dragon? I will show you dragon!

    by welther47

    Nothing for nothing, but Rowling needs better editing, anyway. Glad we've lost the literalist approach, though I hope they manage to preserve the necessary details a little better than they did in Azkaban. Not that readers of the books were confused; just those illiterate movie-goers who thought a movie should stand up on it's own. Books 4-6 do not need to be as long as they are. Especially not Book 5. That one'll make a great film, but it's a slow slog of a read. Pages upon pages of me just hating that Umbridge bitch.

  • n/t

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 4:32 p.m. CST


    by the crucible

    sure Order will be slow, but the Dumbledores' Army part will be interesting... and Malfoy's little nazi group... apart from that though, Grawp and all that - I dunno, could be good to see, but it really bored me... the Order itself would be interesting, as would the end...

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 4:42 p.m. CST

    OOTP_Not big on action, but great on Drama

    by Virtual Satyr

    Yes, after reading Goblet, I thought Order of the Phoenix seemed kind of boring, but after a second read, I liked it more. Sure, there won't be as much action in the movie, but I think the scenes with Delores and the DA will be great for a movie. Not to mention the confrontation at the Ministry of Magic...which includes a certain someone's death and the scene involving Snape and his Pensieve.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Order will be slow?

    by Tarc

    I'm very much looking forward to Goblet, but as far as the books go, it's #4 on the list of six for me, where Order is #1. Sure Goblet is actiony, but as far as the overall story goes, only the moments at the end realy forward the series. There is a whole lot more going on in Order, so I'm very excited. The wizards and witches of Harry's class reall will come into their own then.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 5:07 p.m. CST

    "Can't wait till the 13th!"

    by Ribbons

    You lucky gentleman.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 5:39 p.m. CST


    by Ribbons


  • Nov. 5, 2005, 5:49 p.m. CST

    This movie looks great, and I have high hopes for the next one a

    by Freakemovie

    A week after I finished reading it, all I could remember was the Voldemort flashbacks and the big climax. After the triple-threat genius of books 3-5 it seemed like a bit of a disappointment...not that I'm not super-excited for the final one. Just keep cranking the movies out so the kids don't get too old!!

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 6 p.m. CST

    did anyone else get this vibe?

    by bunkhousejb9

    I couldn't help but hear the Dawson's Creek theme play when Hermione said "This is going to change everything, isn't it?" or something to that effect in the trailer. Did anyone else find this a bit suggestive???

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 6:19 p.m. CST

    by spooky2k

    freakemovie: you remember pretty much what you should, and yes, there was a hell of alot more in the book than that..but as someone abvoe said..better editing is needed! movie #5 will be awesome. oh, btw, does anyone have a clue how the hell thye're gunan put septumsentra in movie #6?...surely that alone will make it a 15?! Dan x

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 6:20 p.m. CST

    septumsentra!how the hell!?

    by spooky2k

    freakemovie: you remember pretty much what you should, and yes, there was a hell of alot more in the book than that..but as someone abvoe said..better editing is needed! movie #5 will be awesome. oh, btw, does anyone have a clue how the hell thye're gunan put septumsentra in movie #6?...surely that alone will make it a 15?! Dan x

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 6:51 p.m. CST

    "There is a whole lot more going on in Order"?!

    by bah

    What? What happened? A cool wizard battle, and that's about it.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 7:02 p.m. CST


    by blackthought

    um...centaurs were in it too...oh and bith harry...err..

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 8:34 p.m. CST

    And RabbiSodomy is back, now under the AnalGirl moniker.

    by -sfx-

    TROLL. Also, see this one beat Prisoner of Azkaban... NOT!!!!

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Dawson's Creek

    by CJH

    bunkhousejb9: that's funny, because a Potter version of Dawson's Creek was quite a popular fan theory for a long time - having a love triangle between Harry, Hermione and Ron. Then Half-Blood Prince came along and completely arsed up that theory by being very clear about Ron and Hermione's romance, and having Harry fall for someone else. Harry and Hermione never fell for each other at all in the books, there wasn't even a hint of it, and according to Rowling, they never will - that might surprise some casual audiences, given the chemistry between Radcliffe and Watson. As for Order of the Phoenix, in theory it should be a psychologically dark character-piece about Harry and what motivates him, with a lot of political satire thrown in ... but knowing Warner Bros., they'll try to turn it into an action movie.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 9:30 p.m. CST

    If this is half as good as Azkaban.....

    by sith-vol would still be a 1/3 better than Chamber of Secrets which was a full 11/45 better than Stone which for a full decaliter of time held 13/42 of the world's attention for about 900,345,467 nanoseconds....I have a headache...I'm going to bed.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 9:44 p.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    Nice post. Totally agreed, on all counts.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 10:24 p.m. CST

    NOTHING happens in OOTP -- that's the POINT

    by DorkmanScott

    Part of Rowling's brilliance is in creating expectation and then thwarting it, and nowhere has she done this better than in the structures of the books themselves. In books 1 and 2 we get plots by Voldemort to return. In book 3, we're expecting the same, and at the climax she goes against all our expectations by making that novel's "villian," Sirius, into one of the good guys. In Goblet, we're back to a plot by the Death Eaters, and one of the good guys turns out to be a bad guy (I'll not spoil who). So then in OOTP, we're like Harry. We suspect everyone's alliances, and every little event we look for what it might mean in some grand and sinister design. When in truth, Rowling has thrown everything into disarray again, because everyone and everything are exactly as they appear to be on the surface. There is no intricate scheme for Harry and the Scooby Gang to solve, but because he's SO SURE that something big is coming, he runs off to the Ministry and ends up setting it in motion himself, there at the end. Looking back afterwards, the brilliance of that structure becomes clear, but at the time it seems kind of boring. They're REALLY going to have to make it a good drama to keep audiences interested, because it's not an eventful installment and it's not meant to be.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 10:39 p.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    I never looked at it that way. Cool take on the HP series; makes a lot of sense.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 11:02 p.m. CST

    This is the most movie-friendly of all 6 books

    by performingmonkey

    By the way, this review sucks. Er, Goblet of Fire will be the best Potter movie, unless book 7 turns out to be a real materpiece. Order of the Phoenix is a slower book, much more about character and Harry becoming a bitching teen, but with what will surely be an epic 30 minute action scene at the end. It will be the most mature of the movies, not in terms of violence or anything (like Hermione becoming an anal whore, which some people seem to want...) but in terms of the narrative and greater depth to the plot. Goblet of Fire is driven by set pieces, namely the Quidditch World Cup attack, the three Triwizard tasks and the Yule Ball (which they seem to be making a big deal out of in the movie). It will be a great movie, but in my view Mike Newell has been a little arrogant in the way he's made it. He seems to be forcing Four Weddings-style humour into it, and saying 'OK, I'm gonna make this as British as possible because the other movies felt American'. We'll see... I wish the reviewer had commented on things like Ralph Fiennes's performance and whether the movie was paced well, you know, things that matter.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 11:17 p.m. CST


    by DorkmanScott

    The fact that you know who I am and think you can get away with calling me a nerd as if you're above that kind of thing is pretty pathetic. Don't take it out on me that no one will give it to you from the front. I didn't make you ugly or stupid.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Dateless wonder?

    by DorkmanScott

    You're the one who's been saying you wanted to see a bunch of minors get it on. Talk about starved for action. But obviously you're brain-damaged from your father donkey-punching you every night after mommy drank herself to sleep, so we should all probably cut you some slack.

  • Nov. 5, 2005, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Also I agree

    by DorkmanScott

    This review is terrible.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 12:10 a.m. CST

    plant matter

    by jrbarker


  • Nov. 6, 2005, 12:13 a.m. CST

    I can't wait to see the inferi lake scene in the 6th movie

    by DOGSOUP

    Take a page out of Romero's book to do it...

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 12:21 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    Unlike you, I loved HBP, although I understand your quibbles with the book. However, I think we'll all find that the purpose of HBP was to get all exposition out of the way and set up the final book which I suspect will be a very thrilling and satisfying climax to the saga.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 12:22 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu also Nintendo, Landoasskissian, Powermetal1 and ForeverTJ. Don't feed the troll, kids.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 12:48 a.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    Don't even worry about it dude.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 12:55 a.m. CST

    by E. Wo

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 12:56 a.m. CST


    by DorkmanScott

    Book 6 is currently vying with 3 as my favorite of the series. I'm still undecided, I'll have to read through all 6 again to be sure. And WOOHOO PUBLICITY! Thanks AnalTroll!

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 12:57 a.m. CST


    by E. Wo

    for a harry potter forum, there is way too much genital wagging going on.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 1:04 a.m. CST

    What a fucking bitch

    by Sizable Newt

    AnalGirl shut the fuck up for Christ's sakes. All you do is bitch on these TBs about one thing after another. You're like Ana Lucia from LOST on steroids, an UBER-Bitch!!

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 1:10 a.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    The guy calls himself "Dorkman." Isn't that like a self-defusing name? "Hey Dorkman, you're a dork!" "And...?" But whatever.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Bingo, Ribbons

    by DorkmanScott

    I like you. You're coherent, pleasant, and use actual grammar. But I like AnalGirl too. Her desperate flailing amuses me. And I know I shouldn't fire back, but I'm a moderator elsewhere (at a Star Wars message board, yup), so flaming deserving people outwardly is a pleasure I have not enjoyed in quite some time. Though as she astutely pointed out, I'm rather rusty at it.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 1:48 a.m. CST

    OotP is NOT a slow book

    by Tarc

    Hello... all the new characters, the flight to the order house (Sirius's), the 'cleaning' scenes, the Court stuff, Umbridge, the attack on Mr. Weasley, Neville's parents, the forming of the DA, and the final scenes - the kids vs. the Death Eaters and the incredible battle between Dumbledore and Voldemort? It's hardly a slow book. Book six is a much slower book - heavy flashback and exposition. OotP rocks.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 2:09 a.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    ...sorta, but not exactly. It was more like "Dude, who cares what this troll thinks of you? You have as much right to voice your opinion without having to endure irrelevant character abuse as the next person." I'd rather deal with a nice dork then a "cool" troll, like yourself, I suppose. Which you may not agree with, but ya know what? I really don't care.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Just clarifying my viewpoint, AnalGirl

    by Ribbons


  • Nov. 6, 2005, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Alright alright, AnalGirl, we get that you have ire. You have ev

    by Lenny Nero

    I mean, don't epithets automatically lessen your chance of being taken seriously? Bigotry is so last millenium, or haven't you heard?

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 3:45 a.m. CST

    And Dorkman, nice video. Good attention to choreography.

    by Lenny Nero

    A little dorky, but isn't that the idea? I mean, Brad Bird films are dorky. That's why I like them. Hopefully, you enjoy what you do and have a successful future.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Anybody who uses the word "pwned" should not be calling others d

    by Lenny Nero

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 4:12 a.m. CST


    by 900LBGorilla

    Now, I have to admit, I checked Analgirls "dorkman link" (after laughing my ass off at the post in which he brought it up - though I felt really bad about laughing). Anyway, that was actually a lot better than anything I was imagining a fan putting together- good job with choreography and graphics- shit, I actually enjoyed it better than the "epic" snorefest Lucas gave us for Vader Vs. Anakin (I have the higher gournd... gak...).

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 6:20 a.m. CST

    magic mushrooms

    by ikkyu

    Fleur Delacour has a Magic Mushroom on her head.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Stupid, unnecessary humour is certainly ... Uh, unnecessary.

    by scrumdiddly

    And it sucks I suppose

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 7:19 a.m. CST

    When a person uses ANYHOO I stop reading

    by Sraven

    Why must some use this word? When I see it I know this has to be a either a major Geek trying to be cool, or a 12 year old kid who heard his Geek brother say it.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 7:42 a.m. CST

    I think we definitely have to score this round as an Analgirl de

    by FluffyUnbound

    Ribbons got in the head shots and Dorkman stayed mobile. Analgirl needs to work on her "funny" before trying to step into the ring again. Maybe hire a rankout coach. Her attacks are very 1979, despite her attempts to lace them with modisms like "pwned". I expect to hear "Up your nose with a rubber hose!" from her next. She's got the desire, though, and a certain raw ferocity, and with a little training could probably be a good "puncher", if never really a good "fighter".

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 10:35 a.m. CST

    There's something profoundly disturbing/amusing about AnalGi

    by seppukudkurosawa

    And I dig it.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 1:14 p.m. CST

    what was this review for again?

    by blackthought

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Maybe she'll get paralyzed and Clint Eastwood will put her d

    by DorkmanScott

    He's not doing anything else lately. Probably even win another Oscar for it. Oh, and AnalGirl, I actually am gay. You're a pretty good psychic, apparently, but when it comes to insults you're around 0/4. Back to things people actually care about, there's references to Dumbledore "showing weakness" in this one. Is that a part of the book I don't recall? Or is it just his general blunder in not preventing Harry from entering the tournament?

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 2:16 p.m. CST

    What did I do you you, AnalGirl? No personal ad hominem attacks,

    by Lenny Nero

    Why lump me in with the other two? :)

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 2:19 p.m. CST

    The Man in the Arena

    by Flypaper

    I don't post here very often. Only when I feel strongly about something and have the time. Well, today I was reading this thread and came across quite an abusive exchange, which included some heavy criticism of DorkmanScott. Now, I checked out his movie and, okay, admittedly it's not my bag. But you know what? It's a great effort. And NO ONE should be faulted for making the effort. I challenge you to read the following quote and remember it next time you choose to come out of the shadows and needlessly denigrate someone for their hard work and honest effort: "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -- Theodore Roosevelt. Speech at the Sorbonne. Paris, France. April 23, 1910 Nice effort DorkmanScott.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 2:33 p.m. CST


    by lordasriel

    seriously, one must wonder why this absolute tool of a human being thinks he can slag the shit out of questions AnalGirl. do you not think it is rather laughable that you are, (obviously) at home, on your own, on the internet, in a harry potter talkback trying to rip the piss out of Dorkman by calling him,well, a dork??

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 2:35 p.m. CST

    So you're saying the fact that you're "in the arena" mak

    by seppukudkurosawa

    means that you're immediately more commendable and sentient than the audience? Even if said work of art really is in fact dire, the person who critiques it is still below the creator a notch on the "I am more Alive than you so NYAH" scale? I think that it's a worthy thing- leaping headfirst into artistic activities, but that mere fact is just a personal feet and little else. Inspiration and creation are different entities.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 2:48 p.m. CST

    by Emmers

    It's 636 pages in NORMAL sized font... they made it bigger for the American version... wonder why...

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Wait a minute.

    by homerofthesea

    Who the fuck is Theodore Roosevelt?

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 2:55 p.m. CST

    There's a difference...

    by Flypaper

    ...between being critical of the work produced and the person producing it. Of course it's okay to be openly critical of a film or a piece of music or work of art. That's welcome in a society with a foundation of free speech. However, most critics don't launch hurtful personal attacks on the artist or their motivation for producing a work in the first place. Let's be clear. This should be a civil forum for discussing films, tv shows and related material. If you don't like a person's work, fine. Give reasons and we'll debate it. But don't belittle the guy's character or lifestyle. ESPECIALLY when you don't even have the guts to get off your ass and make a film yourself. That's what the quote was alluding to.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 3:14 p.m. CST

    But does Emma Watson show her tits???? Yes or No? Emma, you ar

    by The_Lion

    Take your bra off slowly, please!

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 3:34 p.m. CST


    by Jimmie Dimmick

    Well put, mate. Who needs to rummage the invective wasteland of wanna-be talk show pundits when there's talkbackspoitation courtesy of AnalGirl's impotent rage. Cheers to you, DorkmanScott, for putting that creative impule out there.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 3:38 p.m. CST


    by Jimmie Dimmick

    Well put, mate. Who needs to rummage the invective wasteland of wanna-be talk show pundits when there's talkbackspoitation courtesy of AnalGirl's impotent rage. Cheers to you, DorkmanScott, for putting that creative impulse out there.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 4:34 p.m. CST

    what's it like, to have a working mind?

    by white owl

    let me know people. I'd like to jump into this slowly degrading conversation about character and criticism, but all my drugged-out, no-brain-cell half=mind can think of is: god damn i want me some hermione pootay.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Does Emma Watson bare her breasts? Yes or No?

    by The_Lion

    Emma, take of your bra... now.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 6:07 p.m. CST


    by blackthought

    potter talkbacks...always classy.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 8:26 p.m. CST

    that was awesome

    by howudoinchewbaca

    That lightsaber video is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time! Thanks for the bravery, dorkman.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 8:30 p.m. CST


    by bah

    Erm...skipping over the flamewar, you make an interesting point about book 5. I'm not cetain I buy it, but it is something to think about.

  • Nov. 6, 2005, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Goblet will ownz etc, etc.

    by Saluki

    This movie is shaping up to be the best, no doubt. HPB is tied as my favorite with GoF, and having three MORE movies to look forward to is tits. They are almost ready to cast Luna Lovegood (what kind of James Bond name is THAT?!?). ALSO, DorkmanScott do you have any training with singlehanded fighting, or was that all off the cuff?

  • Nov. 7, 2005, 9:39 a.m. CST

    OotP is the Potter version of Zero for Conduct

    by Arithma

    Am I the only one who noticed OotP was about corrupt government controlling the media and court system, and trying to intervene in a stronghold of dissent (Hogwarts) with a brutally oppressive government agent? Throw in a conspiracy theorist (Luna) for good measure and you have the perfect recipe for anti-establishment paranoia. Check out the old french film "Zero for Conduct" where schoolchildren rise up against their oppressive teachers. It's an anarchist classic! Harry may be a bit unpleasant in the book, but I think his anger is totally justified. I'd be frustrated too if I was dating Cho Chang. Get over it, girlfriend!

  • Nov. 7, 2005, 9:43 a.m. CST

    That Patrick Doyle has some big shoes to fill

    by TheGinger Twit

  • Nov. 7, 2005, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Hey DorkmanScott...

    by Arithma

    Did you go to a certain Brooklyn art school by any chance? Apparently I missed the whole fun flame war with Analchick and your dance video, but you sound like someone I went to school with. Peace! It's funny to me that people think an AICN talkback should be a civilized, decent affair, but keep up the good fight anyway!

  • Nov. 7, 2005, 11:27 a.m. CST

    At least...

    by conchetumare

    AnalGirl posted some great links, though I like the jetsons better. And Emma Watson is superhot, being as old as my girlfriend...

  • Nov. 7, 2005, 11:29 a.m. CST

    wait a minute...

    by conchetumare

    my girl turned 16 two weeks ago, and emma is just 15 yo... ooohhh you perverts, you make me sick!!

  • Nov. 7, 2005, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Why shouldn't an AICN talkback be civilized?

    by Lenny Nero

    We're merely using the boards owned by others on a site that we visit to get information on things we find interesting, designed and maintained by others. We're guests. I don't curse people out at the library, so why would I do it here? And now that AnalGirl's posts have been banned, it looks like my former posts are talking to nobody at all. Oh well.

  • Nov. 7, 2005, 12:59 p.m. CST

    by blackthought

  • Nov. 7, 2005, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Bird Flu will kill us all before book 7!

    by Capt. Murphy

    So it is written, so it shall be done. JKR said in an interview I read that she's not even going to start on the last book until mid '06. DAMN YOU!!!

  • Nov. 7, 2005, 9:34 p.m. CST


    by Shaw

    The last book will be called "Harry Potter and the Nihlists who Believe in Nothing"

  • Nov. 7, 2005, 10:38 p.m. CST

    21st Century America likes it's witchcraft civilized

    by Hate_Speech

    Harry Potter isn't kind, in fact he doesn't rewind.

  • Nov. 8, 2005, 12:43 a.m. CST


    by blackthought

  • Nov. 8, 2005, 12:43 a.m. CST


    by blackthought

  • Nov. 8, 2005, 1 a.m. CST

    You okay, blackthought?

    by Lenny Nero

  • Nov. 8, 2005, 1:45 a.m. CST

    "The CGI is incredible..."

    by BCfreeB

    Taking that at face value, isn't that a bad thing? in-credible meaning not credible which, over time, we have taken as synonymous with "amazing," because something that was so amazing it was not to be believed was "not credible" or "incredible." BUT Incredible when used to describe effects, whose first and foremost function is to be at least "credible," is an improper use of the word in my opinion. Still, the English language evolves more and more rapidly, and since there is no question as to the writer's meaning of the word "incredible" perhaps I should accept its assumed meaning as its true meaning and ignore the root and history of the word. Jesus, I'm even boring myself now...this is what too much linguistics and not enough sex will get you. Just kidding...I only took 2 semesters of linguistics. And HP is awesome, book or movie. Hermione looks...incredible. (in a completely non-sexual, pretty little girl with a budding female form way, of course)

  • Nov. 8, 2005, 1:47 a.m. CST


    by BCfreeB

    Voldemort better be incredibally scary...not just creepy or cool, but friggin scary.

  • Nov. 8, 2005, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Not incredibally...

    by BCfreeB

    Incredibly. I'm a moron.

  • Nov. 8, 2005, 8:15 a.m. CST

    oh spelling

    by blackthought

  • Nov. 8, 2005, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Ah, my dear Lenny Nero...

    by Arithma

    Of course it would be so nice if the AICN talkback was devoid of homophobic, sexist pervs with pottymouths, but then how would they be able to release the bile which builds up to toxic levels in their systems? I certainly wouldn't want them to do that in a G-rated website, so lax posting rules aren't necessarily a bad thing. It's strange to me that they've obviously deleted homophobic content, but not sexist content, so I just shrug it off and go elsewhere if I don't want to hear lusting over certain young actresses' anatomy. What can ya do?

  • Nov. 8, 2005, 11:04 p.m. CST

    You know how I release my bile? With an enema.

    by Lenny Nero

    Just kidding. Usually I just hit a dang punching bag or swim.