My Evaluation of the “Harry Potter” Books and Movies

I understand why most people prefer the “Harry Potter” books over the movies. They have more details, characters, character development, and much more. Examples include: Backstories of different characters, especially the marauders (Sirius, James, Lupin, and Pettigrew) SPEW (Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare) Peeves the poltergeist  Sometimes, the events in the films couldContinue reading “My Evaluation of the “Harry Potter” Books and Movies”

“Harry Potter” Mystery: Why Does Dumbledore Get a Say in Where Harry Lives?

For anyone who enjoys and knows a lot about “Harry Potter,” it’s probably common knowledge that Dumbledore has a say in where Harry lives. He orders Hagrid to take Harry to his aunt and uncle after Sirius requested to take him in back in 1981. He demands that Harry live there and calls it homeContinue reading ““Harry Potter” Mystery: Why Does Dumbledore Get a Say in Where Harry Lives?”

“Harry Potter” Mystery: Do Wizards’ Brains Work Differently Than Muggles’?

Whether you’re a die-hard “Harry Potter” fan or just know a little bit about the series, like if you’re just starting to read the books or watch the films, you might notice how different wizards and witches are from muggles (non-magical people). This could be due to the International Statue of Secrecy, where magicians must hide their magic and facts about the wizarding world to muggles.

“Harry Potter” Mystery: Does J.K. Rowling Really Know What 20-Somethings Look Like?

I bet you are not surprised by my question. A lot of the adults in the “Harry Potter” universe are portrayed as much older – at least by 10 years, if not, more. The most obvious ones are Harry’s parents, Lily and James. If you have read or watched either seventh installment (part 1 inContinue reading ““Harry Potter” Mystery: Does J.K. Rowling Really Know What 20-Somethings Look Like?”

Review of Book, “Just Add Magic” by Cindy Callaghan

Three 12-year-old girls named Kelly Quinn (the main character), Darbie O’Brien, and Hannah Hernandez, find an old cookbook in the Quinn family’s attic. It happens to be a magical kind with interesting recipes full of surprises. The girls then form their own secret cooking club with their own special password.

Tick Tock on “The House with a Clock in its Walls” Review (2018)

I saw this film with some friends, not knowing what it was going to be about. In some ways, it made the movie more exciting as everything was a surprise. The film begins with 10-year-old Lewis, who was recently orphaned and is being sent to live with his uncle, Jonathan. Uncle Jonathan seems nice andContinue reading “Tick Tock on “The House with a Clock in its Walls” Review (2018)”

“Harry Potter” Mystery: The “Missing Month” in “The Sorcerer’s Stone” Film (2001)

Many discuss the “missing day” in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” between the night Lily and James died and the next evening when Hagrid delivers Baby Harry to his aunt and uncle. But fewer talk about the “missing month” in the film.

I’m Spelling Out This Evaluation of “Hocus Pocus” (1993)

There are so many aspects of this film that stand out to me. It begins where a boy named Thackary is looking for his younger sister, Emily. He finds her being cursed by three witches, Winifred, Mary, and Sarah. They turn Thackary into an immortal black cat, but are then executed by the community shortly after. Three hundred years have passed (which surprised me) and the focus is now on a teenage boy, named Max, in his history class at school. The Halloween adventure begins.

Harry Potter Mystery: What Happened to Lily and James’ Bodies Between Their Deaths and Burials?

Every “Harry Potter” fan or even pretty much anyone in the general public should know that Harry lost his parents as a baby thanks to Voldemort, and had to grow up with his abusive aunt and uncle. For those who really enjoy the series, Harry discovered his parents’ graves in the 7th installment. But who buried them? When? And why was there no funeral for them?

“Harry Potter” Mystery: What Would Happen if Students Put Other Phrases in the Goblet of Fire?

For all you Potterheads, or even casual fans, the goblet of fire is an enchanted object where students from three different European magic schools (including Hogwarts) submit their names for Tri-Wizard Tournament participation. If their names are selected, then they are to compete in the tournament, featuring 3 extremely perilous tasks. Because of that, a student must be at least 17 years old to join.