Thursday, July 12, 2007

Harry Potter 5

I saw the 5th Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, last night. It was fantastic!! They did a great job in adapting such a large book, the screenplay was excellent. Daniel has really grown into an extraordinary actor! I loved the flying scenes, be they on broomsticks or thestrals. I also loved Grawp, he was adorable and Hermione was very funny. The only negative was that we didn't see very much of the adults, not unlike the book, but I really liked McGonagall in this one, would've been nice to see more of her. I'm definitely going to go see it again this weekend and will see it a third time when I visit my brother in New York at the end of the month. If you've seen it I'd love to hear what you think.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

I'm back from London and Duran Duran in New York, on to Harry Potter

It's been way too long, but I'm back now. This past month has found me travelling, first to London and then to New York. Two of my favorite cities. To see my London photos/journal here's the url: The rest of my site is still under works, but I wanted to go ahead and make that available.

I primarily went to London to see Dan Radcliffe in Equus, the play was amazing btw, and decided to stay for a week. I've been a Wham! / George Michael fan for twenty something years, but had never seen him in concert. I lucked out that he happened to be performing at Wembley while I was in London, so I finally got to see him. Fantastic show!! The rest of the week was spent both getting lost in the city and escaping it by visiting a friend in Oxford. I had a great time.

I only spent a couple of days in New York. I am a ridiculously obsessive Duran Duran fan. They were doing a show exclusively for their fan club, so of course I had to go! I flew up Sunday and then came back home Monday evening. Other than the concert I didn't have a chance to do too much. Breakfast with my brother and then walking around. One odd thing though.... The concert ended around 11, and as I hadn't eaten dinner before the show I was starving went it let out. Being New York City I figured it'd be no problem... I was wrong. Nearly everything was closed, and this was mid-town near Penn Station, I was so surprised. :) I ended up eating at this little diner... very Seinfeld-ish, good food and packed with other Duranies in the same position. I halfway expected Simon or Nick to walk in. No such luck.

Now it's July and for all us Harry Potter fans a very big month is finally here!! The 5th movie comes out next week and the final book on the 21st. If you watch/read either of these, I'd love to hear from you... just watch the spoilers! :)

I guess that's it for now. Have fun!