Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
2015 Tribeca Film Festival Line-Up Announced: James Franco’s ‘Adderall Diaries,’ Olivia Wilde In ‘Meadowland’ & More 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Line-Up Announced: James Franco’s ‘Adderall Diaries,’ Olivia Wilde In ‘Meadowland’ & More First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' Drew Goddard To Write And Direct Sony & Marvel's 'The Spectacular Spider-Man'; 'Sinister Six' Scrapped Drew Goddard To Write And Direct Sony & Marvel's 'The Spectacular Spider-Man'; 'Sinister Six' Scrapped Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Picture Contenders Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Picture Contenders Watch: Original Short Film Version Of 'Whiplash' Starring Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons Watch: Original Short Film Version Of 'Whiplash' Starring Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons Watch: Nifty Video Examines David Fincher’s Subtle Repetition Of Framing And Blocking In 'Gone Girl' Watch: Nifty Video Examines David Fincher’s Subtle Repetition Of Framing And Blocking In 'Gone Girl' Sigourney Weaver Says She'll Be Playing A New Character In The 'Avatar' Sequels Sigourney Weaver Says She'll Be Playing A New Character In The 'Avatar' Sequels Margot Robbie Says 'Suicide Squad' Is More 'The Dark Knight' Than 'Avengers'; David Ayer Says Joker Is "Majestic" Margot Robbie Says 'Suicide Squad' Is More 'The Dark Knight' Than 'Avengers'; David Ayer Says Joker Is "Majestic" Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Untitled Montana Drama With Michelle Williams & More Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Untitled Montana Drama With Michelle Williams & More Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson's Sophomore Short 'Cigarettes & Coffee' Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson's Sophomore Short 'Cigarettes & Coffee' Another Oscar? First Look At Eddie Redmayne In Tom Hooper's 'The Danish Girl' Another Oscar? First Look At Eddie Redmayne In Tom Hooper's 'The Danish Girl' 'Prisoners' & 'Enemy' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Harrison Ford Confirmed To Return 'Prisoners' & 'Enemy' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Harrison Ford Confirmed To Return The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far "I F*cked It Up": Neill Blomkamp Says He Wants To Go Back To 'Elysium' And "Do It Correctly" "I F*cked It Up": Neill Blomkamp Says He Wants To Go Back To 'Elysium' And "Do It Correctly" New Looks At Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, And Lea Seydoux In 'Spectre' New Looks At Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, And Lea Seydoux In 'Spectre' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

In Theaters: Bid Adieu To Harry & Pals In 'Deathly Hallows Part 2' Or Take A 'Pooh'

Photo of Katie Walsh By Katie Walsh | The Playlist July 15, 2011 at 6:27AM

Break out your wands and Gryffindor scarves, people! It's time to bid adieu to Harry Potter and pals in the conclusion of this eight film series this weekend. I don't care that it's the dead heat of July, put your damn wizarding cloaks on and get thee to a theatre right quick. Beat back those feisty little tweens and crack a butter beer for your fallen homies. Also opening this weekend: a few docs, some indie fare and a childhood revisited with "Winnie the Pooh."
5


Break out your wands and Gryffindor scarves, people! It's time to bid adieu to Harry Potter and pals in the conclusion of this eight film series this weekend. I don't care that it's the dead heat of July, put your damn wizarding cloaks on and get thee to a theatre right quick. Beat back those feisty little tweens and crack a butter beer for your fallen homies. Also opening this weekend: a few docs, some indie fare and a childhood revisited with "Winnie the Pooh."

So yes, like we said, magic, wizards, Harry Potter, cloaks, wands, Expecto Patronum, you know the drill. Say goodbye to your magical friends in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2" directed by David Yates, and starring everyone who's been in all the other Harry Potter movies! You know them by now! Make some butter beer to smuggle into the theater with you! I think last time we used a recipe of rum, apple cider and amaretto. Our review says the film is "is the rare fantasy epic that makes you actually feel something beyond empty spectacle," and "you’ll most likely be clapping – and wiping the tears from your face." Expecto Awesome! RT: 97% MC: 87


"Winnie the Pooh," Winnie the Pooh, cuddly, wuddly silly old bear! I can't remember the song! Your favorite childhood characters are back in this traditionally animated (NOT CGI 3D OMG) feature. Our review says, "is unquestionably the summer’s best animated feature – charming, funny, warm, and beautiful; it’s a reminder that simplicity isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and that you shouldn’t have to wear 3D glasses to truly appreciate animation. " Sold! RT: 91% MC: 74

I have to admit that Errol Morris' latest "Tabloid" is one of my most anticipated films of the year. The documentary follows the bizarre tale of an American beauty queen who kidnaps a Mormon missionary for a weekend of kinky exploits and/or sexual assault. British tab mayhem (the very best kind of mayhem) ensues. Our review calls the film, "outrageously good." RT: 87% MC: 76

Charlotte Gainsbourg stars as a grieving widow and mother (geez, Char can't catch a break, huh?) in "The Tree," an Australian film from director Julie Bertuccelli. Our review says the film, "is beautifully filmed and well-acted, but can’t ever quite rise above being only mediocre in terms of the story it is trying to tell and the vast implications it tries to explore." RT: 75% MC: 60

"Salvation Boulevard" stars Pierce Brosnan as the pastor of a a megachurch and Greg Kinnear as a wayward soul caught up in his murderous secret. Our review says, "It’s a testament to how waterlogged the premise ends up and how strong Brosnan is that there isn’t much ‘Salvation’ when he isn’t onscreen." RT: 10% MC: 34

"Daylight" by David Barker stars Aidan Redmond and Alexandra Meierhans as an expectant couple kidnapped by a some thugs played by Ivan Martin and Michael Godere. Our review says Barker "does manage to successfully carve a convincing story and include some personal, weighty substance within," and the film " isn’t perfect, it still manages to outdistance some of the more seasoned vets." RT: 83% MC: 72

"Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," a Chinese film about two women in modern day China bound by an ancestral connection, directed by Wayne Wang, starring Giana Jun and Bingbing Li (I wish my name was Bingbing). RT: 19% MC: 42

South African filmmaker Oliver Schmitz's latest film, the drama "Life, Above All." RT: 84%

"Lucky" is a comedy starring Colin Hanks as a novice serial killer who wins the lottery. I don't write this stuff people, I just report the facts! Costarring Jeffrey Tambor, Mimi Rogers and Ari Graynor. Oh and Ann Margret, natch. RT: 27%

A young man with Down's syndrome pursues his high school crush in TIFF film "Girlfriend" by Justin Lerner. The awkward vampire from "Twilight," Jackson Rathbone co-stars as her no-good boyfriend. RT: 20% MC: 42

A Buenos Aires man must protect his pregnant wife in their quarantined building in Argentinian sci-fi flick "Phase 7." RT: 67%

Barf puke. I'm not even giving this swamp beast more attention. "The Undefeated," the documentary by and about that hideous creature whose name may or may not sound like Parah Salin. Parasailin'! There, that's better... RT: 0% MC: 34

A faux doc about a young American soldier disposing of German armaments after WWII in "Impolex" by Alex Ross Perry. MC: 32

Oh boy. Western comedy "Gunless" about a gunslinger stranded in Canada with no gun.

This article is related to: Films, Animated Films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two, Snow Flower And The Secret Fan, Tabloid, Winnie The Pooh, Daylight


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates