“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: Do Wizards Care About Cleanliness or Sanitation?

While many “Harry Potter” fans point out how wizards don’t always care about safety, despite the characters claiming so, few have noticed the seemingly little care involved with cleanliness and sanitation too.

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)”

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.

We’re Off to Start the Critique… The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (R-rated YouTube Parody vs. 1939 film)

Warning: contains spoilers of both versions*** While browsing through YouTube, I came across something called “R-rated Wizard of Oz”. It is an animated parody of the 1939 movie. There, Dorothy is fierce, tough, and slays threats. I will not put a link here for copyright reasons. In fact, I’m not sure if it’s still onContinue reading “We’re Off to Start the Critique… The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (R-rated YouTube Parody vs. 1939 film)”

Harry Potter Mystery: Why Don’t We Hear About Wizards with Disabilities?

Disabilities are never mentioned in “Harry Potter”, except for a blind wizard that didn’t make it to the books and the possibility of Professor McGonagall being in a wheelchair temporarily. But we never hear about wizards and witches who are deaf, mute, or have other physical or neurological disabilities. There have been no clues to special ed at Hogwarts or handicapped pathways or restrooms in the wizarding world.

Harry Potter Mystery: How Could Almost Every Sixth-Year in “The Half-Blood Prince” Turn 17 by April, When the Cutoff Wasn’t for Several Months?

Everyone who is familiar with “Harry Potter” knows that a young wizard or witch can start Hogwarts when he or she is 11 and is expected to attend 7 years there. That means that by the time a student reaches his or her 6th year, he or she will turn 17 either during the school year or summer.