Showing posts from July, 2011

FORCED PERSPECTIVE, EP. 2 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, Captain America: The First Avenger, more!

In this edition of FORCED PERSPECTIVE, join SportsGuy515 and Adolfo as they discuss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II and Captain America: The First Avenger. Plus, this week’s TOP 5 List and Adolfo’s pick for DVD of the Week!


A Look at the Harry Potter Saga (2001-2010)

Well, the waiting is over. At midnight tonight, in theatres across America, the 8th and final installment in the Harry Potter film franchise, the most profitable franchise in history, will be released. Whether you’re a fan of the books, or you’ve only seen the movies, this will go down as one of the most highly anticipated films of all time. Early reviews of the film are overwhelmingly positive, with a Rotten Tomatoes score currently at 97%… it is the best reviewed film of the summer blockbuster season.

With all that in mind, today’s column is going to look back at the first seven Harry Potter movies and see how they fare against one another.


The first film in the franchise is probably the weakest link in the chain. That isn’t to say that it is a bad film, quite the opposite in fact. However, the film is shot and presented as a children’s film, which admittedly may be appropriate. This may not be all that surprising when you realize tha…

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

Le Cercle Rouge 1970
Principal Cast:  Alain Delon, André Bourvil, Gian-Maria Volontè, Yves Montand Director:  Jean-Pierre Melville Producer:  Robert Dorfmann Screenwriter:  Jean-Pierre Melville Cinematography:  Henri Decaë

Master thief, Corey, has just been released from serving his prison sentence.  Shortly afterwards, he rips off his former mob boss, and returns to his criminal past.  On the same day, murderer Vogel escapes police custody.  Vogel and Corey cross paths and, along with alcoholic ex-cop Jansen, form a crew with the sole purpose of robbing a high-security, high-profile jewelry store.  But... will they succeed?

“All men are guilty. They're born innocent, but it doesn't last.”

Yes.  This is a French film.  Yes. There are subtitles.  Don’t let the scare you.  Unfortunately I’ve come across too many people in my life that avoid foreign films because they don’t want to put the effort into reading subtitles.  I can’t really begin to express how much this sentiment angers me.  …