Beginning September 2, Classical 101 begins to roll out several changes to its programming schedule to reflect its commitment to music education for children and more locally produced performances for its listeners.
Film Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
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Rico: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a much-anticipated motion picture event. The audience’s tension was palpable.
Joyce: Weâ€™ve all looked forward to the very complex finale of this amazing series. It was a very long book and I think, deserved two films.
Rico: However, the film is dark, cold, very slow, and very long.
It was so much fun to watch the kids grow and mature over a decade, but now they have so much to wrestle with, it has become a downer. I bought into the franchise early, and read the books to keep up with my grandsons, but I was quite disappointed in this film. I thought a much shorter â€œwrap upâ€ would have been the appropriate way to go.
Joyce: Unfortunately, Rico, that opinion comes from the fact that you didnâ€™t read the last book as I did.
Rico: I can only give itÂ two stars
Joyce: I have to say even though it is a long film–too long at 2 hrs. 27 min., I enjoyed it very much, actually even better than the book. I enjoyed seeing the maturity of these three characters and their acting ability. Daniel Radcliffe, for one, is showing a more nuanced performance. Though it might seem slow to some, it had a lot of territory to cover to stay faithful to the book. I certainly wasnâ€™t bored. 3 1/2 stars