1). Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (7.25/10): Well I'm surprised. I hated this movie when I was a kid, maybe because it was so much more grown up than the previous movies and also I saw it in cinema chaap quality. I haven't revisited it since. But watching it now was a treat. It was fun and exciting. The characters were in their teenage phase which is a nice change of pace. I liked the general feel of the movie. The HP movies being kids movies ended with PoA, this was HP for the twilight generation (though much better).
2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (6.25/10): Maybe due to a change in screenwriter, but this movie feels very different from the rest of the HP movies. The magic is missing in a way. It's still a decent movie with good effects and well-shot, but it just didn't have that feel to it. All the more disappointing because the book was the longest in the series. But I did like the introduction of several elements and it sets the following movies up nicely.
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price (7.75/10): This movie yet again is my favourite HP movie. With the original screenwriter back and David Yates settling in, this movie is a solid blend of HP magic, humour, and stunning cinematography. It looks different and better than all other HP movies. Again, very different from the book, but sets up the core target very efficiently and really makes you feel the danger Voldy is brining to the world. Dumbledore broke my heart even though I haven't liked him much in my rewatch of the movies.
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (7/10): It's a little slow. Understandable because the series is coming to an end and the makers gave us a smaller movie focused on the core trio, but I think the movie could have had a little more action or moved a bit faster. Other than wrapping up a few horcruxes and introducing a few characters, it largely leaves the rest of the responsibility to its sequel. Still, it was good to have more focus on Harry, Ron and Hermione before it all ends.
The Flash season 1 (7/10): I enjoyed my time rewatching this season enough that I'll give it a slightly higher rating. As noted last week, the effects, the characters and the immersion into the comic book universe is what sells this series. Reverse-Flash was awesome, the crossovers were awesome, and the type of work they achieve on lower budget is also awesome. The sticking points would be the forced romance and drama throughout the season and the series neutering the Flash's power to make a villain appear as an actual threat. But I still liked reliving that time. Back then, MCU team ups weren't as common, and this was one of the few ways to experience pure comic books joy. I don't want to leave these characters, but I already saw the show heading towards the part that frustrated me and made me leave it, so best to stop now.
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (7/10): I'm pretty well aware of the roast format by now and this one was good too, though nothing tops the James Franco Roast
Disclaimer: The idea of this post belongs to the user Ankit 007. I am just making this post because he's been inactive for a while. I will try to make a post like this every Saturday.
Content of the Week: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.