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The Bourne Potter and the Ultimatum of the Phoenix Musical

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at 10:08 AM

This week, I decided to review a few movies. I was particularly excited about the release of the new Harry Potter flick as well as High School Musical 2. Read on for more.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

First off, I watched it in theaters and the original review may be found here, http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/12228.... My opinions have not changed on the overall flick, however I did find much more joy in watching the flick at home. Maybe it was because I watched this show originally when I was half-asleep from exhaustion, but watching it on DVD, was a great experience. I always seem to find more things in the Potter films after watching them a second or third time and this one was no different. There were many little sights and sounds in the background that I didn't notice the first go around. This show was well worth watching in theaters and even more worth watching now that is available to enjoy inside the home.

High School Musical 2

Not being blessed with an extreme amount of time to watch nonsense. I canceled all forms of TV in my household, except for movies, TV on DVD, and video games. Thus, when High School Musical 2 was debuted on TV, I was unable to watch and being the good citizen that I am, I waited patiently until its release on DVD to actually watch it. For a bit of a background, I had no desire to see the original High School Musical, but watched it on a whim one day and although it was corny and cheesy and not really that well acted or put together, it was strangely addictive. I couldn't turn away. I found myself actually enjoying the thing and thus started my desire to see the sequel. I'm happy to report that High School Musical 2 is still full of cheese with a healthy dose of bad acting/script. It is also still hard to turn away. I enjoyed High School Musical 2 as well. The songs, dance numbers, and colorful backgrounds/costumes, make the shows fun to watch. The songs may not be very 'good,' but they are extremely catchy pop songs and for someone who was in Junior High and High School when N'sync and Backstreet Boys were the big things, the dance numbers and songs were strangely familiar territory. I dare say most people will disregard HSM 2 for another random kid's show that has nothing to offer, but for those people, don't you dare start watching as you may find it hard to stop.

The Bourne Ultimatum

This is the way to make films. The Bourne series just keeps getting better at doing the stuff it does best, which in turn makes for great sequels. This particular movie is the third in the Bourne series and wraps up a lot of the plot lines started in the first two. For that reason alone, it is a very satisfying film, but it also expands on the action and intrigue that was so prominent in the first two. This movie does add on more bang, but keeps it restrained within the plot lines. Some sequels try to just make everything bigger and better and forget what made the first so good.

I find myself really liking the Bourne series. If you liked the first two, you will enjoy the new one. If you didn't like the first two, you won't like this one.

All of these movies are available at Movie Gallery in McCook.

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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.