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16Mar/110

The Greatest Extra of All Time

It's like playing "Where's Waldo" in real life:

His name is Jesse Heinman, but to me he will always be "that guy."
(via reddit)

3Mar/110

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Libby, Shannon, and I had a great visit to the Purdue campus this past weekend to watch a performance of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" (and other Eric Carle stories). We went with my parents and Libby's cousin Kaia. The three plays were pretty neat - they were all done in the dark with black lights:

One of the highlights to any Purdue visit is the underground network of tunnels - they make for great echoing. Here's a cell phone shot of the girls shouting down one of the longer stretches:

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17Nov/101

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1)

I was lucky enough last night to get into a sneak preview of the seventh Harry Potter movie, "The Deathly Hallows". It will be released into theaters this coming Friday. Many thanks to Mikey V for bringing me along with him.

This movie was, by far, the best Harry Potter movie to date. Because it only covered half of the final Potter book the pace was slowed down enough to feel more like a movie and less like a confusing jumble of plot points and thrill rides.

Some bright points:

  • Darker themes and more mature storyline.
  • Great chemistry between the trio of Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
  • Much improved house-elf animation (particularly the facial expressions of "Creature").

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11Mar/100

Movie Trailer


Every movie trailer ever made. Ever.
*CATCHPHRASE!*

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27Oct/080

New Harry Potter Trailer

I will post more Libby soon - for now, enjoy the just-released trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

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