Friday, August 15, 2008

All the Harry Potters fans old enough to drive,

and/or not yet morbidly obese enough to still fit in a car or plane seat are probably going to immediately make haste to the gates of Warner Brothers studios in Burbank to call for the mudblood tainted carcasses of studio executives to be delivered to them for dismemberment and defiling. Why? Because those executives announced today that the release of the next Harry Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" has been moved from November 21st of this year to July 17, 2009. The reason given, is that due to the Writer's Stike earlier this year, the studio was concerned they didn't have a major tent-pole movie to anchor their Summer 2009 schedule. As a result, other studios have moved release dates of their films to either avoid conflicting with Potter or to take advantage of their vacating of the November release date.

I have to admit, I'm kind of bummed about this; I was looking forward to seeing the new film. Harry Potter, both novels and films, is pop-culture junkfood, but like most junkfood, it can be enormously enjoyable and gratifying, as long as you limit your serving size and brush your teeth afterward. (I suggest watching some Kieslowski; the nutrional value of "The Dekalogue" will help negate the caloric intake of Harry Potter or the similarly flavored James Bond films...)

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