Sunday, July 31, 2011


There are a lot of Superman movies out there, but only one will win the award tonight on...

Boon's Favorite Superman!

The candidates -

Aired 1978.
Stars Christopher Reeve as Superman, Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, and Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor.
This is the longest movie in the world. (OK, it's only 143 minutes.) We like this movie a whole heck of a lot, but we want to shoot ourselves in the face during Lois's soliloquy. "Can you read my mind?" "Apparently I can, but I'm really starting to wish I couldn't."
The ending's a little bunk. I've seen The Core, and I think if you spun the Earth around backwards it would just kill everybody... not reverse time.... 'Course, I've been wrong before....

Superman II
Aired 1980!!! (This year is important!)
Stars Christopher Reeve as Superman, Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, and Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor, AND Terrance Stamp as the making-people-kneel-happy General Zod.
I liked this movie best as a kid, and still as an adult. There's something about Zod and his friends that just make me really like the movie. I also loved all that stuff in Niagara Falls, when Lois tried to figure out if Clark really was Superman or not. If you're going to see one Superman movie, see this one. It delivers everything a good Superman movie should - including an impossible ending, which seems to be a common theme.

Superman III
Aired 1983.
Stars Christopher Reeve as Superman, Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, Annette O'Toole as Lana Lang, Robert Vaughn as Ross Webster, and even includes the awesome Richard Pryor.
This movie gave me panic attacks as a kid, and as an adult I've decided it's all over the place and not very interesting. I love Richard Pryor, but I could care less about this movie.

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Aired 1987.
Stars Christopher Reeve as Superman, Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, and Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor.
I honestly hardly remember this movie. I saw it when I was young and I didn't like it then. It's pretty horrible.

And finally, one you kids might have seen -

Superman Returns
Aired 2006.
Stars Brandon Routh as Superman in an absolutely terrible Superman costume, Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, and Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane.
This movie depicts the greatest criminal master-mind as a desperate idiot, (he cons an old woman out of her money by pretending to love her? Really? Oh, but he killed a kitty, he must be evil.) And a wise man named Treeball once said that if Lois Lane isn't terribly obnoxious than she isn't playing the part right. Kate Bosworth, you're not obnoxious at all! (At least not in this movie.) I, personally, miss Miss Tessmacher. And bringing kids into sequels NEVER ends well, (see The Legend of Zorro [2005,] and The Mummy Returns [2001.])

So, yeah, Superman II wins. But I bet you knew that going in.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Cowboys and Aliens

You may not know this but Cowboys and Aliens is actually the prequel to Reptiles and Samurai. Okay, that's a lie, but that song's been stuck in my head for the last two days.

This movie has a fantastic cast featuring our favorite Bond - Daniel Craig; our favorite Star Wars cast-mate -Harrison Ford; and the person who almost made Tron worth seeing, (the new Tron,) - Olivia Wilde; and a couple other peeps, including Hammer from Iron Man 2 - Sam Rockwell, and Sister Encarnacion from Nacho Libre - Ana de la Reguera.

This movie was exactly what I thought it would be. It was good. It also followed the classic "western" plot to a tee. Which is that a lonely cowboy rides into town from who knows where. He's the bridge in-between the big-bad and the simple town-folk. And I'd tell ya more, but it hasn't been 10 days yet.

This movie is directed by, (as you should know already,) Jon Favreau (left.) If you don't know who that is, this website should help you out - (you can't expect me to tell you everything. ;) )

But I will tell you to go see this movie.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Coming in 2012 - Snow White and the Huntsman

Kristen Stewart is certainly starting to be type-cast as "pale girl." She goes from playing a pale girl in Twilight, to a pale vampire in Breaking Dawn, and now Snow White.

Apparently this twist on Snow White takes the huntsman, (Chris Hemsworth, Thor,) who's supposed to lead Snow into the forest and kill her, and makes him a mentor/trainer/protector. Wasn't that the dwarf's job? Demoted! Sorry, Sleepy, you're out of a job. Maybe Lily Collins will take you in. (

When it comes to who's the fairest, just between you and me, I don't think Charlize Theron (the evil queen, right) has anything to worry about.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Passive Aggressive Postings

If you've read some of my other posts you'll know that I like to post often in passive aggressive ways. Today's post comes to you from the letter P and the letter A.

Someone in my online circle said, und I quote, "I wouldn't see that contrived POS if someone paid me." They were talking about Harry Potter 7.2. I get that the Harry Potter movie makers take themselves WAY too seriously, but calling it a "contrived POS" just seems like something someone who was trying to an emotional response out of the millions of Harry Potter fans would say.

I'd say why can't people keep their opinions to themselves... but as a movie-blogger that would be against my code. Instead I'll say, "this person aught to see the movie before making that sort of statement."

I mean, how can you be down on Harry Potter? That's like being down on fun.

DC Movies Vs Marvel Movies

On the DC side we have hits such as Batman the Movie, other Batman films that may or may not agree with us, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Superman, Superman II and Watchmen.

On the Marvel side we have hits like Spider-man I, Spider-man II, Ghost Rider (ooh, I need to add GR to my "terribly awesome" post,) X-Men I, X-Men II, Wolverine, X-Men First Class, the Blade series (I haven't seen all of them, so I don't know if one was horrible and should be excluded,) Iron Man I, Iron Man II, Thor, Captain America, and the second Hulk wasn't absolutely the worst thing ever....

So, what do you think? For me, I say it doesn't matter how many "good" movies Marvel has, I'd take The Dark Knight over all of them combined.  Marvel just... doesn't have Batman.

And if I didn't list one of your favorite DC or Marvel movies above... it's probably because I didn't like it very much... sorry. (<-- said in childish Sorry-board-game way.)

(Or I forgot about it.)

Captain America

I did not think I was going to enjoy this movie, but this movie was more than enjoyable. The cast was excellent, (I adore Hugo Weaving. Give us your best, "Mr. Andersen," here.) It was nice to see Tommy Lee Jones in a super-hero movie where he WASN'T Two-Face, (thank goodness!) Hayley Atwell, (you might know her as Bess Foster in The Duchess, you know, the "other woman,") was just dandy and not a bit annoying. (Shut up, this is high praise coming from me.) Stanley Tucci was excellent, as always, (I even like him in movies I hate.) And Ever After fans might recognize Toby Jones (Dr. Zola) as the little pipsqueak who Angelica Houston manipulates throughout the film. He's also Smee in Finding Neverland, the voice of Dobby in Harry Potter and he'll play Claudius Templesmith in The Hunger Games alongside Stanley Tucci's Caesar Flickerman. (Speaking of Hunger Games, I saw a poster on our way into the theater and nearly died.) Anyway, Chris Evans's portrayal as Captain America was honest and simple. I very much enjoyed this movie. It was better than many other movies that came out this year, and I didn't want to stab myself in the eye once. And it was clean, wholesome, American fun. It gets bonus points for being so gosh darn patriotic.

My biggest casting complaint was Dominic Cooper's (ALSO in The Duchess,) portrayal of Howard Stark, (Tony Stark/Iron Man's dad.) I guess I wanted him to be more like Tony Stark and less like... Charles Grey from The Duchess.

Be sure to stay till the end for an Avengers preview, because you (well, I,) cannot find it on Youtube, not yet anyway.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wedding Movies!!

In honor of my 2 Year Wedding Anniversary, (yay me!) I've decided to do a post about wedding movies. Love 'em or hate 'em, we're stuck with them.

The Wedding Planner
2001. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Lopez. If you like picking out colored M&Ms or watching other people do it, you might like this movie. Jennifer Lopez is a... wait for it... wedding planner. She falls in love with Matthew McConaughey then finds out she's planning his wedding to Bridgette Wilson's (Mortal Kombat, Billy Madison,) character. And not to ruin the ending, but it turns out they were all dead the whole time.... If I remember correctly.

The Wedding Singer
1998. Speaking of Billy Madison, our next movie is one of the best wedding movies ever. The title is very similar to The Wedding Planner, but it stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and is hilarious. It's also set in the 80's, which is also hilarious. I'm not going to tell you anything else about this movie because you've either seen or, or you are going to go out right now and Netflix it and I don't want to ruin it for you. Stop reading this dumb blog and go do it! Go!

27 Dresses
2008. Starring Katherine Heigle, Cyclops, and The Watchmen's Malin Akerman. I completely enjoy this movie. Like most rom-com movies there's a scene where they take reality and hurl it overboard, (the part where they're dancing in the bar to "Benny and the Jets," comes to mind,) but it's a fun enough movie. I enjoy Katherine Heigle's acting style, and Cyclops is great. It's a little similar to The Wedding Planner in the sense that Katherine Heigle is "planning" a wedding for the guy she likes, only this time the guy she likes isn't marrying Bridgette Wilson, he's marrying "the sister." And she doesn't end up with the guy's whose wedding she was planning, and they weren't dead the whole time.

The Bachelor
1999. Starring Chris O'Donnell and Renee Zellweger. Chris O'Donnell needs to get married so he can have a lot of money. Instead of watching this movie, shove your hand into the garbage disposal and have a friend of yours turn it on and laugh at you. It's virtually the same thing.

Corpse Bride
2005. Starring two of my favorite actors, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, but then again, what Tim Burton movie isn't starring them? This is a claymation musical about a murdered bride who just wants to be loved. Who can't relate? It's not Danny Elfman's (who also plays Bonejangles) best music, but what are you gonna do? (For a picture I had to use this one I saw on It's just too awesome.)

My Best Friend's Wedding
1997. Starring Rupert Everett... and some other people. Oh alright! It's starring Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz and Dermont Mulroney. Julia Roberts wants to marry Dermont Mulroney but he's marrying Cameron Diaz and it's very sad. This rom-com's overboard-scene is also a musical moment, (so ridiculous!) like unto the overboard moment in 27 Dresses. The ending was a lot like Father of the Bride, in the way that the bride and groom leave, and the person the movie was about was not one of those people.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
2002. Starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett. Everyone thinks this movie perfectly represents their family, and that's the point. This movie didn't do as well as it did because only one person in the world related to it. Now, I don't have an aunt who used to have her twin inside her throat, and I'm not Greek, but I very much relate to this movie... oh, I'm also not related to any member of N*SYNC, thank goodness.

Bride Wars
2009. Save your money. I know you like Anne Hathaway and get mad at me for referring to her as "the dreaded Anne Hathaway," but I HAVE to! And I know you like Kate Hudson, but this movie's terrible. It's not anything like Star Wars, which is just misleading. And the funniest parts in the previews were taken out. So don't watch the previews and think, "Oh, it looks so funny. Boon must be mistaken." Boon is NOT mistaken! What? Fine, go see it. Then you'll believe me, and maybe next time you'll listen!

Father of the Bride
Like many movies lately, there are two of these, and not like Evil Dead 1 and Evil Dead 2, (which were the exact same movie, only done better the second time,) but more like "hey let's remake this old movie." You know what I'm talking about.
The original Father of the Bride (1950) starred Elizabeth Taylor. I've seen it, but I only remember the part where they're looking at all the gifts on display in the living room or wherever. I thought that was a weird tradition back in the day.
The "new" one came out in 1995. It stars Steve Martin and the dreaded Diane Keaton. It also helped usher in one of the most horrible and wretched wedding ideas - wearing tennis shoes under your dress. (It doesn't help you bring a sense of your style into your wedding. It's just tacky.) Okay, I'll be nice... as long as I don't have to watch this movie ever again. Is it fun to see a movie where Steve Martin complains about money the whole time? No. But it is fun to see a movie where Tom Hanks and Shelley Long complain about money the whole time.

2005 was just a year for wedding movies.
People must just love wedding movies with Jennifer Lopez in them.
This movie ushered in the horrible, horrible phrase, "monster-in-law." Even if your mother-in-law is less than pleasant, (unlike mine,) it is no excuse to call her a monster. She raised the man you married! Show some respect! So, if you want to see a movie where the soundtrack could have just been a bunch of "meows" then go ahead and watch it. But watch it knowing that at the end Jennifer Lopez gets married anyway. AH HAHA! I ruined the ending for ya! Now you can't see it 'cause I ruined it! WHOAHAHAHAHAHA! You'll thank me later.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Amazing Spiderman Trailer

This... looks... terrible.

It appears to be attempting to make the series darker for some reason, probably to compete with The Dark Knight series. But everything has been done already, and done way better. This looks gimmicky, and I bet you it's going to be in 3D.

What has this world come to?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Black Cauldron

Talk about forgotten Disney movies.

This movie came out in 1985. It's animated, but unlike other animated Disney movies there's no singing. The score was written by Elmer Bernstein (who's name you aught to know.)

This movie supplies us with the most terrifying Disney villain ever. I know, we all love Maleficent and her curse words, but The Horned King is absolutely terrifying. His goal is to create a dead-ite army, (through the power of the black cauldron,) but he faces some major obstacles, namely a pig keeper (Taran,) a pig that can see the future (Hen Wen,) a princess (Eilonwy,) and bard (Fflewddur,) some shady witches, a little pond-fairy-thing (Doli,) and an oddly charming while horribly annoying little furry-fuzz-ball named Gurgi, (played by John Byner who also does the voice for Doli.)

The movie is based on a novel from the series The Chronicles of Prydain, by Lloyd Alexander.

This movie had a wide capacity for failure, but thanks to Disney animators and sheer awesomeness, this movie is marvelous. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out. It's really quite dark, but that's why we like it.

And take this moment to practice your Gurgi impersonation. It's a great party trick. Impress your friends! Try it today.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dull Treader

Errr, I MEAN "Dawn Treader." Ooops.

Anyway, this movie is the worst of the three Narnia movies out so far. I very nearly enjoyed Prince Caspian, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was so monumentally better than the one they made me watch in grade school that I *actually* liked it.... Well, I liked it enough.

Dawn Treader, however, introduced an incredibly obnoxious character who admitted that he made a better dragon than a boy, Useless, (er, "Eustace,") while simultaneously getting rid of Susan and Peter, (the least obnoxious members of the quartet. Oh shut up, I know Lucy's real cute. Geez, get off my freakin' case.)

(Pictured - Eustace [Will Poulter,] Edmund [Skandar Keynes,] Lucy [Georgie Henley,] and Caspian [Ben Barnes.])

During the movie they sailed around very children-bookishly, dealing with invisible "giants" in a very Labyrinth-esk way, and predictably setting forth what they needed to do, blah, blah, etc.

The movie was PG, but I thought at times it was uber creepy. (That green fog was too Ten Commandments-ish to not be terrifying.)

The fact they had to put seven swords on Aslan's table just reminded me of Harry Potter, even though Narnia books came out first. But, sadly, Harry Potter did it so much better. I mean, holy cow. I think the difference between Narnia and Harry Potter is that Harry and his friends don't act like whiny little brats... and there's no creepy, green fog.

This movie gets bonus points for Skandar Keynes's awesome name - Skandar. Think I have my SWTOR character name.

The Invention of Offensive Movies

The Invention of Lying is a nice enough idea, and has a nice enough cast, (fantastic, actually,) but it's so offensive that... well, to put it nicely... I kinda hate this movie.

Parts were clever, like the Coke and Pepsi ads. And the premise of a world without lies, was really quite fun. But it went too far, and the opening scene was absolutely disgusting. You know those movies that are disgusting but think they're shocking you into laughing? Nooo, not the ones that are actually funny, the ones that try really hard to be like the ones that are funny. Yeah, those.

The one and only complaint about the acting I have regards Jennifer Garner, who I usually like. In this she played her super shallow character as... well... super shallow. I could not, for the life of me, figure out why anyone would want to be around her.

It was an interesting movie, but dull and obnoxious. I suggest you do what I did up until a few days ago, and PASS on it.

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer / Preview

Because I love you, and because a good relationship is based upon a mutual appreciation for Batman.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Aragorn, Aragog, and Eragon

- 3 very similar names from 3 very different fantasy books turned movies in the 2000's. Each series of books/movies includes dragons. But which one is which?

Let's start with the original.

Aragorn, son of Arathorn, and Isildur's heir, also known as the ranger Strider, is from JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.  In the movies he's played by Viggo Mortensen, but you already know that. Aragorn fights courageously then takes his rightful place as king. I know I'm a dork, but one of my favorite parts in the book The Fellowship of the Ring is the part where they sing a song about Aragorn's awesomeness.

Next on our list is Aragog. Aragog is a giant spider (acromantula) from Harry Potter, (not to be confused with, Shelob, the giant spider from The Lord of the Rings.) Aragog is a friend of Hagrid, but got him into a lot of trouble while Hagrid was in school. Later, Aragog nearly kills Harry and Ron, yet Aragog's death provides a means for Harry to extract an important memory from Slughorn. It all comes full circle, see?

The last and lamest of our trio is a boy who can talk to dragons, Eragon, from, wait for it... Eragon. (I bet this movie's kicking itself for coming out before the 3D craze.) I haven't read these books, but I saw the movie. It's almost so terrible that it's enjoyable. Ed Speleers plays Eragon, and... well, I'm actually getting most of this movie mixed up with In the Name of the King, which was also so terrible that it's enjoyable. I mean, it's so bad. I think I'll go watch In the Name of the King, but only after I add some photos to this rather silly blog.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Harry Potter and the Truly Incredible Movie

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Unlike the rest of the movies, The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2 were better than their book counterparts. If you've been keeping up with my blog, then you know Book 7 is my least favorite Harry Potter book. Yet, oddly enough, Movie 7 and 7.2 are the best Harry Potter movies. You might say, "Oh, no, I enjoy the Triwizard Tournament in Goblet of Fire, or the awesome story line in Prisoner of Azkaban, but Deathly Hallows 1 & 2 are better made. The genius of director David Yates, (also responsible for Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and a couple movies you've never heard of - I haven't either,) mixed with a brilliant screenplay by Steve Kloves, combined with J.K. Rowling's last book leaves audiences with "exactly" what they need. With unexpected and surprising details that truly do the book more than its fair share of justice.

First, I must describe my evening from the point I got in line until I got into the theater. If you don't want to hear it, skip this paragraph. (You're a big girl, figure it out.) The people at the front of line were there since 9am in the morning. I know this because one of them was my friend who actually follows this blog. (Hi there.) However, Carl and I didn't get into line until a quarter till nine pm, (aka, 12 hours after the people at the front of the line got in line.) For a while we stood in line way back around the corner of the Metro 4. (We were vain enough to suppose that Camino Real surely wouldn't sell out. Hahahahahaha!) Then a couple people would walk by and say things like, "Did you know there's two lines? One for 3d and one for 2d?" But this seemed utter rubbish. Carl swept the line to check and returned saying, "It's all just one line." But after the third person came by claiming there were two lines I decided to investigate also. (Sometimes it just takes 2.) So I went to the door where the workers were and asked the man in the suit what the line situation was. He said it started out as two lines but meshed into one as soon as the line turned onto State St. Then I asked the people standing at the back of the 3D line, (the 3D line just stopped, while the 2D line meshed in with the others and became a free-for-all.) Well, the people at the end of the 3D line said they were standing near the back of the line for a long time then decided to come up there. So Carl and I decided we might as well stand right behind them. About a half hour later the employees announced that they would let the 3D line in first at 10:15pm. They took all the people with 3D tickets out of the 2D line, and Carl and I were stoked that we had beat the system. We got into the theater at 10:15 (thank goodness we didn't have to wait until 11!) and had perfect seats! We were right in front of our friend who was there since 9 in the morning.

Oooh, we also got to see a teaser for The Dark Knight Rises. I, being the huge Batman geek that I am, recognized what it was almost instantly and started screaming at the people around me for not being nearly as excited as they should have been. Finally, when the preview was over and it was obvious that it was The Dark Knight Rises, people cheered. I mean, come on! I know I'm not the only Batman fan in the world! Sheesh!

Alright, welcome back those of you who skipped the last 2 paragraphs.

Voldemort wanted to split his soul seven times, each time making him more difficult to kill. So he created 6 Horcruxes, then created one accidentally, then I created this list of Horcruxes. (Yes, that is the chain of events!)

Horcrux List -
(in the order they were destroyed)

*Tom Riddle's Diary
Tom Marvolo Riddle was the given name of Lord Voldemort. (Riddle, after his muggle father, and Marvolo, after his wizard grandfather who was a direct descendant of Slytherin, one of the 4 founders of Hogwarts.) Tom Riddle turned this journal into a Horcrux then left it with the Malfoys. Lucius Malfoy (Draco Malfoy's father,) gave the Horcrux to Ginny Weasley. Harry Potter destroyed the journal, (not knowing it was a Horcrux) with a basilisk fang in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2, (not knowing that basilisk venom was actually one of the only ways to destroy a Horcrux.)

*Gaunt's Ring
Marvolo Gaunt, Tom Riddle's grandfather, had a ring he believed to have been his ancestor's, Slytherin's. Only, the ring was actually a Deathly Hallow - The Resurrection Stone (this is different from the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone found in Book 1.) Voldemort turned it into a Horcrux and hid it in the ruined remains of his grandfather's, (Marvolo Gaunt's) house. Dumbledore found it sometime before the beginning of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6. Dumbledore foolishly put the ring on. This turned his hand black. He was able to get the ring off and Snape made a potion that would keep the blackness from spreading and killing Dumbledore instantly. However, they both knew it would eventually spread and kill Dumbedore. Dumbledore destroyed the Horcrux with the Sword of Gryffindor, which had been hanging out in Dumbledore's office ever since Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2. (The Sword of Gryffindor is able to destroy Horcruxes because it destroyed the basilisk in Chamber of Secrets, and the sword is goblin made and as such when used it takes upon itself properties that make it stronger.) Dumbledore placed the broken ring inside the Snitch that Harry caught during year 1 with his mouth, and wrote a riddle upon it, "I open at the close," meaning when Harry would be about to die, the Snitch would open and he could have the ring/Resurrection Stone.

*Slytherin's Locket
Voldemort's mother, Marvolo's daughter, and great-great-great-etc grand daughter of Slytherin, Merope, had Slytherin's locket and sold in desperation sold it to Nocturn Alley's Borgin and Burke's (a dark arts store.) After he finished Hogwarts, Tom Riddle got a job in this store, stole the locket, turned it into a Horcrux, and placed it in a cave he used to go to when he was a child living in an orphanage. He placed the locket inside a pool of potion on an island surrounded by a lake full of inferi, (zombies controlled by dark magic,) inside the cave. The pool of potion insisted that its drinker drink it all before attaining the locket. The potion made its drinker remember the most horrible moments of their lives, made them weak, and then made them real thirsty so that they'd drink the lake water, disturb the inferi and get pulled into the lake to drown. This fate did not happen to Harry and Dumbledore because Dumbledore's awesome. Although, this fate did happen to Regulus Black, Sirius's brother, who got to the locket years and years before Harry and Dumbledore. Regulus was a Death Eater who decided he had had enough. With the help of his house elf, Kreature, he drank the potion, replaced the locket with a fake that carried a note from Regulus inside of it, instead of a part of Voldemort's soul, and gave Kreature instructions to take the real locket back to the House of Black and destroy it, which Kreature couldn't, not knowing how to destroy a Horcrux. Kreature got out of the cave because house elves can disapparate where wizards can't. When Harry, Ron and Hermione were cleaning the House of Black, trying to make it presentable for the Order in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5, they tried to throw out the locket, not knowing what it was. Luckily, Kreature stole it from the trash and kept it. Unluckily, after Sirius's death, Mundungus Fletcher (shady member of the Order,) stole the Locket and reluctantly gave it to Umbridge. Harry, Ron and Hermione broke into the Ministry of Magic in the beginning of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7, and stole the locket from Umbridge. They wore it around until Snape's patronus showed them where Snape had hid the true Sword of Gryffindor, (having put a fake sword in the vault of Bellatrix Lestrange.) Ron got the sword and destroyed the Horcrux. (This was the most difficult of all Horcruxes by 100%.)

*Hufflepuff's Cup
After he finished his education at Hogwarts, as mentioned, Tom Riddle worked for Borgin and Burkes. While doing such he met with a woman who showed him her secret collection of artifacts, one being Hufflepuff's Cup, (Hufflepuff being one of the 4 founders of Hogwarts. [Insert Hufflepuff joke here.]) Voldemort stole the cup, murdered her, turned the cup into a Horcrux and entrusted the cup unto Bellatrix Lestrange who kept it in her vault at Gringott's Bank. In the second half of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7, Harry, Ron, Hermione and Griphook the goblin, sneak into her vault and steal it. Griphook takes his prize, (the Sword of Gryffindor,) and bails, leaving them with no way to destroy the Horcrux cup. Harry, Ron and Hermione go to Hogwarts to find another Horcrux (what they later realize is Ravenclaw's Last Diadem,) and while Harry searches for the diadem, Ron and Hermione sneak into the Chamber of Secrets, find the dead basilisk from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2, and Hermione uses its tooth to destroy the Horcrux.

*Ravenclaw's Lost Diadem
Rowena Ravenclaw was one of the 4 founders of Hogwarts. Her diadem made the wearer smarter. Harry asked The Gray Lady, (ghost of Ravenclaw Tower,) if she knew where the diadem was. Having been the daughter of Ravenclaw herself, she knew exactly where the diadem was. She had stolen it and hid it in a forest in Albania where Tom Riddle found it and turned it into a Horcrux then hid it in The Room of Requirement, where Harry himself, had hidden the Half-Blood Prince's potion's text in The Half-Blood Prince, Book 6. Harry eventually finds the diadem, no thanks to Malfoy, joins up with Ron and Hermione and stabs the diadem with a basilik fang, (in the book however, the fire Crabbe starts is able to destroy Horcruxes, and the fire (Fiendfyre) does the job of destroying the Horcrux nicely. And unfortunately for our friend who plays Crabbe, Jamie Waylett, (who wasn't able to be in this movie due to his cannabis charge,) Josh Herdman's Gregory Goyle went all evil and started the fire instead, and he and Draco Malfoy were joined by fellow Slytherin - Blaise Zabini. )

*Nigini the Snake
This one's simple enough. Voledmort has a pet snake, Nigini. She's a Horcrux. Neville Longbottom, armed with the Sword of Gryffindor, kills her and destroys the Horcrux.

*Harry Potter
Technically, this Horcrux is destroyed before Nigini the snake is, but we learn about this 7th Horcrux after we learn that Nigini is a Horcrux, so we're putting this one last. When Voldemort tried to kill Harry as a baby back in 1981, the Avada Kedava spell backfired, rebounded and killed Voldemort, (somewhat,) and a part of his soul went into the closest living thing - Harry. Dumbledore figures this out and tells Snape who, while dying, puts this thought into a memory he gives to Harry. Harry views the memory, and others, in a pensieve, then goes down to face Voldemort who unwittingly destroys the Horcrux inside of Harry, instead of destroying Harry. But if Harry Potter were the 7th Horcrux, wouldn't he be angry all the time the way he was when he would wear the locket in 7.1? Think about it. And since when did the Avada Kedavra curse destroy horcruxes?

The movie itself was genius, right from the opening scenes. It starts with Voldemort attaining the Elder Wand from Dumbledore's tomb at Hogwarts, then moves to a cunning shot of Snape peering down from Hogwarts. The brilliance of this shot is masterful. It's like unto the opening shots of Maximus in Gladiator (right). Seeing Snape standing there, watching, stern and sorrowful, foreshadows his ultimate demise, in the same manner that Maximus sweeping his hand through the wheat fields foreshadows his untimely death. These moments show us vulnerability, and an appreciation for a life that will shortly end. How do we get all that from a simple shot? I don't know, but thanks to David Yates and the brilliant Alan Rickman, we do.

Alan Rickman's performance in this movie was off the charts. I'd go as far as to say it is the highlight performance of his career, (yes, even more so than when he shouted after Kevin Costner, "I'll cut your heart out with a spoon.") In Snape's memory we see how much Snape loved Harry mother, Lily Potter. In the book it's easy to skim through this part and think, "So what? Who cares that Snape loved Lily, he was still a big, fat, jerk to Harry." But thanks to Alan Rickman's incredible performance, I was able to actually love Snape. It makes a lot more sense, now, that Harry would name his son Albus Severus, after Snape.

I loved his memory. I thought the boy Snape was adorable, and the young Lily was too cute. I loved that it was quick, and simple. It gave us the perfect balance of quick flashes and longer moments of pain. When he held the dead Lily Potter in his arms and cried.... I hardly have to tell you what I felt; you have a heart, you know what it was like.

I loved the look he gave Professor McGonagall when she stepped in-between him and Harry.

Similarly I loved the part when Harry jumped off the dragon's back and landed in the lake and had a few glimpses of what Voldemort's been up to. Voldemort went on a little tour of Horcruxes and discovered a few of his had been stolen. In the books this is long and drawn out, but in the movie it's quick and almost confusing. But it was cool, nonetheless.

To explain another part that might have been confusing if you hadn't read the books in a while, when Harry, Ron and Hermione apparate into Hogsmeade on their way to Hogwarts, the Death Eaters were stationed there, set up alarms, and were waiting for Harry to show himself, as Voldemort knew he would.

Another brilliant performance was that of my favorite actress, Helena Bonham Carter, who, as you should most definitely know, played my favorite character, Bellatrix Lestrange. In this movie she had the challenge of playing Hermione after Hermione had taken polyjuice potion and looked like Bellatrix. It took me five minutes to realize that it wasn't Emma Watson with a wig; it was in fact Helena Bonham Carter, timid and perfect. The effect was hilarious. (If you noticed, Helena Bonham Carter got 4th billing.)

Even Gary Oldman's insy-bitsy part was well acted. That man never ceases to amaze. (If you don't know, he played my other favorite character, Sirius Black.)

I loved how Voldemort slowly grew weaker and older. That was one of those nice surprise details they gave us that made the movie pop.

To those that say this movie officially ends their childhoods... wake up. Harry Potter was born in 1980. His childhood officially ended a while ago. And no one generation can claim him, and if one could, it wouldn't be yours. (Oh, burn!)

And while I am very tempted to go back over the movie and describe my reaction to each and every little part, (for I absolutely adored every second of it,) I'll leave this already long post by saying that this movie was everything the book failed to be. I love when movies make the books make more sense, and this movie did just that. It's about time the Academy Awards recognized the Harry Potter movies. None of them, (apart from the last one,) have been great movies, (fun movies, but not great,) but this one was amazing.

And, I totally cried when my other favorite character, Fred, died.