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Defining “Harry Pottering”

har•ry pottering [hay-ree pot-ter-eeng]

–verb

  1. to wait in an unnaturally long line for an unnaturally long period of time to see a film based on the adventures of Harry Potter, a storyline aimed at an 8-14 year-old demographic
  2. to lose sight of reality and all things logical

For the life of me, I can’t figure out why people subject themselves to extreme pre-movie boredome and suffering. I don’t care what movie it is, I doubt the film is worth buying tickets online, getting to the movie theater three and a half hours early at midnight, and–more than likely–either sitting in the worst section of the theater or having to separate yourself from your party to even find a seat. I believe “madness” is synonymous with the act of “Harry Pottering.”

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I’ve read the first few books, and I thought they were great. The series seems to be very well written, and the books have managed to spark an interest in reading again. However, the movie adaptations of the books are just that. There have been many complaints that the movies do the books no justice; important parts are left out, characters seem out-of-wack, little bits that weren’t in the books are added here and there. So why go berserk? I’ll never wrap my head around how worked up people get for adolescent wizards.

In other news, I’ll be at the 12:01 a.m. showing of the latest Harry Potter installment at AMC Barton Creek theater with two of my friends. I’m only human.

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And God Said Unto Thee, “See Harry Potter, or Else Be Smited”

In its weekly newspaper, the L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican has commended the most recent Harry Potter installment, despite the alleged undertones of Satanism declared by some Christian traditions and even a few Catholic figureheads. The Catholic church took this stance as it saw that “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” clearly illustrated the good triumphs over evil, and that sometimes sacrifice and the suffering through tribulations is necessary.

Not only that, but the Vatican has even applauded the wizard film’s approach to adolescent love, stating that there was a “correct balance” that was age-appropriate for Harry Potter’s audience.

As a Catholic, I’m relieved that the Church has come out and acknowledged Harry Potter’s overall positive impact on kids (err, and adults). An entire series of well-written books on the age-old topic of good versus evil (where good triumphs) that people of all ages want to read? That doesn’t sound like Satanism to me, Father Wagner. In fact, that there sounds pretty divine.

Harry Potter

[Source: The Associated Press]

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“Bruno” Trailer

Check out the “Bruno” trailer, which refused to embed itself into this post. Just click here to watch it. Now, may the hilarity ensue.

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