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Old 07-17-2007, 10:57 AM   #381
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Well the kids love it and I think the books actually encourage kids to read when they other wise might not.


I have absolutely NOTHING against the kids liking it and wanting to read the books. Yes, it's good for them. And if I had a child, yes, I'd take him or her to see the movies.

But outside of that, no, I wouldn't care if this fad were to die down today.



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Old 07-17-2007, 12:45 PM   #382
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Wow Corey, so much anger towards the Potter craze!

Last night we watched The Pursuit of Happyness. Really enjoyed it, got really homesick though since it was filmed in SF!
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:25 PM   #383
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Now, THAT'S a movie that I LIKE. I'd watch it again, and again, and again!

Very powerful, but a true-life story!! It was also Smith's real-life son Jaden's motion picture debut. He did G-R-R-REAT!!!

Smith and son went through **** and high water, but they both improvised, adapted and overcame the odds.

I saw it on opening day just before Christmas, and bought it on DVD when it came this spring. Yes, excellent movie!! Smith was nominated for a few awards, but he didn't win them.

Forest Whitaker beat him out for his oustanding performance in The Last King of Scotland.
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:33 PM   #384
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Corey, you haven't watched even one H Potter movie?
You're judging? lol

I haven't watched any either, but apparently they're supposed to be very good! Many 'older' friends of mine are hooked!

You and I should give it a try and then judge...
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:49 PM   #385
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You go first, then tell me what it's like.

I wouldn't waste my money on that, when I can watch other movies and get some enjoyment out of them. I MIGHT watch it on TV for free. That's probably the only way I'll see it!
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lol.....Perhaps I'll rent the first one and let'cha know....

On the other hand, I saw "Pursuit of Happyness" and thought it was rather shallow....I wanted to like it, because my son did, but it just didn't happen. I didn't feel the emotion, and if this is the end to a pursuit of 'happyness', then, oh well....

'A Beautiful Mind'....now that was a good one!
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:45 PM   #387
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[quote=Corey123]I have absolutely NOTHING against the kids liking it and wanting to read the books. Yes, it's good for them. And if I had a child, yes, I'd take him or her to see the movies.

But outside of that, no, I wouldn't care if this fad were to die down today.


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Thought about getting these stamps especially for you.Love JP


LONDON - Britain issued a series of seven postage stamps depicting the covers of the best-selling Harry Potter books Tuesday, days before the final volume in the series goes on sale.

The Royal Mail said about 340,000 people had pre-ordered the stamps — breaking the record of 300,000 pre-orders set by a series of Beatles stamps released in January.
The Royal Mail also released five stamps featuring the crests of the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and its houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Online, fans can personalize the stamps, placing their picture alongside the crest of their favorite house.
The stamps will be on sale at 40,000 British post offices for the next month and online for a year.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final book in the series, goes on sale in Britain at midnight Saturday.
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:24 PM   #388
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Corey, for pete's sake, quit complaining and go see the latest one or rent one of the earlier ones. They are full of wonder and special effects and friendship and being brave when you are not sure of yourself. And they are very funny.

Forget about being a serious grownup adult person and indulge your inner child!
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Don't bother seeing it Corey. You obviously have a very closed mind and Harry Potter is all about having an open mind.
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Corey, for pete's sake, quit complaining and go see the latest one or rent one of the earlier ones. They are full of wonder and special effects and friendship and being brave when you are not sure of yourself. And they are very funny.

Forget about being a serious grownup adult person and indulge your inner child!


Not a chance. Haha!!

There IS a little kid in ALL of us. I must admit that I DO like some kids' movies, but I just can't see myself wanting to watch HP.

I'd have to say that this movie has been rated;
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