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Summary:  Cast members from all “Harry Potter” films reunite in a retrospective special to celebrate the anniversary of the first film, including interviews and cast conversations.

Year: 2022

Cinema Release Dates:  NA

VOD Release Dates: 1st January 2022 (all regions)

Country: Germany, UK, ,USA

Director: Joel Pearlman, Casey Patterson

Screenwriter: NA

Cast: Kenneth Branagh (self), Helena Bonham Carter (self), Robbie Coltraine (self/Hagrid), Chris Columbus (self), Alfonso Cuaron (self), Warwick Davis (self), Frances de la Tour (self), Alfred Enoch (self/Dean Thomas), Tom Felton (self), Ralph Fiennes (self), Stephen Fry (self/Narrator), Michael Gambon (self), Richard Griffiths (self), Rupert Grint (self), Richard Harris (self), Ian Hart (self/Professor Quirrell), Josh Herdman (self), David Heyman (self), John Hurt (self), Rhys Ifans (self), Jason Isaacs (self), Toby Jones (self), Matthew Lewis (self), Evanna Lynch (self), Helen McCrory (self), Devon Murray (self), Mike Newell (self), Gary Oldman (self), James Phelps (self/Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (self/George Weasley), Daniel Radcliffe (self), Alan Rickman (self), J.K. Rowling (self), Fiona Shaw (self), Maggie Smith (self), Timothy Spall (self), Imelda Staunton (self), David Thewlis (self), Julie Walters (self), Emma Watson (self), Mark Williams (self/Arthur Weasley), Bonnie Wright (self), David Yates (self)

Running Time: 102 mins

Classification: PG (Australia), TV-PG (USA)

OUR HARRY POTTER 20TH ANNIVERSARY: RETURN TO HOGWARTS REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts Review:

Dave’s rating Out Of 5

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Summary: An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

Year: 2001

Cinema Release Dates:  29th November 2001 (Australia), 16th November 2001 (UK), 16th November 2001 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: Available in all terrorties.

Country: USA, UK

Director: Chris Columbus

Screenwriter: Steve Kloves

Cast: Terrence Baylor (The Bloody Barron), Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood), David Bradley (Mr. Filch), Richard Bremmer (He Who Must Not Be Named), David Brett (Dedalus Diggle), John Cleese (Nearly Headless Nick), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Eleanor Columbus (Susan Bones), Emily Dale (Katie Bell), Paul Marc Davis (The Ghost Of The Cavelier), Warwick Davis (Goblin Bank Teller/Professor Flitwick/Voice Of Griphook), Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Ray Fearon (Firenze (voice)), Scott Fern (Terrence Higgs), Simon Fisher-Becker (Fat Friar), Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon Dursley), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Richard Harris (Albus Dumbledore), Ian Hart (Professor Quirrell), Josh Herdman (Goyle), Leila Hoffman (Augusta Longbottom), David Holmes (Adrian Pucey), John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley), Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan), Christina Petrou (Amanda), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Wesley), Leslie Phillips (The Sorting Hat (voice)), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley), Adrian Rawlins (James Potter), Alan Rickman (Professor Snape), Fiona Shaw (Aunt Petunia Dursley), Hazel Showham (Septima Vector), Dominic Smith (Phillip), Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall), Geraldine Somerville (Lily Potter), Leila Sutherland (Alicia Spinnet), Danielle Tabor (Angelina Johnson), Will Theakston (Marcus Flint), Saunders Triplets (Baby Harry Potter), Verne Troyer (Griphook), Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley), Zoe Wanamaker (Madame Hooch), Emma Watson (Hermoine Granger), James Waylett (Crabbe), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Nina Young (The Grey Lady), Luke Youngblood (Lee Jordan)

Running Time: 152 mins

Classification: PG (Australia), 13 (Thailand), PG (UK), PG (USA)

OUR HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone Review:

Dave’s rating Out Of 5

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Other Subculture Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone Reviews:

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THE SECRET GARDEN tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx – Genius, The Little Stranger), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they die suddenly, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Academy Award® and BAFTA-winner Colin Firth – A Single Man, The King’s Speech, Bridget Jones’s Baby) at Misselthwaite Manor, a remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors, under the watchful eye of Mrs. Medlock (BAFTA-winner Julie Walters – Mary Poppins Returns, Harry Potter, Mamma Mia) and with only the household maid, Martha (Isis Davis – Guilt, Electric Dreams) for company.

Mary begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after chancing upon her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst – Genius, There She Goes), who has been shut away in a wing of the house, and through her discovery of a wondrous garden, locked away and lost within the grounds of Misselthwaite. While searching for Hector, a stray dog that led Mary to the garden walls, she befriends local boy Dickon (Amir Wilson – His Dark Materials, The Kid Who Would Be King) who, through the garden’s restorative powers, helps her to fix Hector’s injured leg. Once brought together, these three slightly misfit children heal each other as they delve deeper into the mysteries of the garden – a magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever.

Summary:

Pixar Animation Studios, the creator of Toy Story 3, whisks you away on an astonishing adventure to an ancient land full of mystery and tradition. Bursting with heart, unforgettable characters and Pixars signature humor, Brave is a rousing, gorgeously animated good time, raves Peter Travers of Rolling Stone.Take a heroic journey with Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defi es an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land. When Meridas actions inadvertently unleash chaos in the kingdom, she must harness all of her skills and resources including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers to undo a beastly curse before its too late, and discover the meaning of true bravery.

Year: 2012

Australian Cinema Release Date: 21st June, 2012

Australian DVD Release Date: 21th November, 2012

Country: United States

Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell

Screenwriter: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Irene Mecchi, Steve Purcell

Cast: Peigi Barker (Young Merida (voice)), Robbie Coltrane (Lord Dingwall (voice)), Billy Connolly (Fergus (voice)), Steven Cree (Young Macintosh (voice)), Craig Ferguson (Lord Macintosh (voice)), Eilidh Fraser (Maudie (voice)), Sally Kinghorn (Maudie (voice)), Kelly Macdonald (Merida (voice)), Kevin McKidd (Lord MacGuffin/Young MacGuffin (voice)), Callum O’Neil (Wee Dingwell (voice)), Steve Purcell (The Crow (voice)), John Ratzenberger (Gordon (voice)), Emma Thompson (Elinor (voice)), Julie Walters (The Witch (voice))

Runtime: 100 mins

Classification:PG

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Brave’ Review:

Okay sit down and strap yourself in because I’m about to say something that may be a shock to some people. Brave is one of the best animated films of all time. It doesn’t take rocket science to come to that conclusion because this is one film that simply doesn’t do anything wrong.

Disney Pixar answers their critics who recently slammed the company for never creating strong female characters by revealing Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald – Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2, TV’S Boardwalk Empire), one of the strongest female characters to grace our screens in a long, long time.

While Merida’s mother, Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson – Men In Black 3, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2) wants Merida to be a good Princess and marry one of the Kingdom’s eligible batchelors her father, King Fergus (Billy Connolly – The Ballad Of Nessie, Gullivar’s Travels) encourages to follow her dreams and become a warrior.

Angry that it seems her mother will get her way Merida meets a witch (Julie Walters – Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2, Gnomeo & Juliet) and asks her to do a spell that will change everything… the only problem is that happens in a way that becomes life-threatening.

One of the standouts with Brave is the fabulous work put in by the film’s directors, Mark Andrews (Violet, One Man Band) and Brenda Chapman (The Prince Of Egypt). Aided by spectacular feats of animation these talented directors bring a look and feel to this film that most animated films would be envious of. The detail in the shots taken in the forest are amazing, you can even see the lines on each of the leaves.

Another brave decision by the filmmakers that really pays off is the fact that they went with Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald (who most people would remember from Trainspotting) to voice Merida. Most producers would have lined up Hollywood’s latest starlet and just asked her to put on a Scottish accent, but in the case of Brave you feel that would have been something that really wouldn’t have worked.

With a brilliant script and some of the best animation work that you are ever likely to see Brave is one film that will be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike.

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Rating: 5/5 Stars

IMDB Rating: Brave (2012) on IMDb