Archive | July 2011

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Fantasy and sci-fi, oh my! — NWAW’s July book recommendations

My latest book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly: “Tiger’s Quest” By Colleen Houck Splinter, 2011 In this second installment of Houck’s “Tiger Saga,” Kelsey Hayes has returned to Oregon after her extraordinary adventures in India. As she tries to adjust to a normal life free of the dangers of immortal sea monkeys and 300-year-old curses, […]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: A review (SPOILERS GALORE!)

Since November (and essentially, 10 years), Harry Potter fans have been eagerly waiting for the release of the  final film in the series. Now that it’s here, millions worldwide have piled into theaters since Friday morning and will be throughout the upcoming weeks to join the trio as they seek the remaining horcruxes holding pieces of Lord Voldemort‘s soul so […]

Love, love, love: My favorite moments from the seventh Harry Potter film

Finishing up my week of favorite Harry Potter scenes, here are my picks for the final film. Seeing how there’s only one movie for today, I figured I’d pick more than one (I’ll try to keep the explanations short). Also, it’s the second-to-last movie, so why not? “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” […]

Unrequited love: My favorite moments from the fifth and sixth Harry Potter films

One day closer to the finale of Harry Potter means one more entry with my favorite scenes from previous films. Here are my choices for the fifth and sixth film. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007) One of my favorite scenes in this film is actually just this little moment right before Harry‘s […]

Growing up: My favorite scenes from the third and fourth Harry Potter films

Continuing from my previous post, here are my favorite scenes from the third and fourth Harry Potter films: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban“ (2004) This is one of my favorite films (and books) in the whole series. Harry and the audience learn so much about his father as well as his abilities as a wizard […]

The end is not near, it’s here!

As many news outlets have mentioned, this week we are saying goodbye to something that has been part of many people’s lives for more than a decade. Come Thursday night and Friday morning, the world will begin to say goodbye to the greatness that is Harry Potter as Deathly Hallows Part II opens in theaters everywhere. […]