Page 18 THE VILLADOM TIMES II, III & IV • July 29, 2009 Harry Potter is summoned for a grave task by Dennis Seuling Warner Brothers latched on to a cash cow with the Harry Potter films. Based on the incredibly popular books by J.K. Rowling, the series has followed the exploits of young Harry from his freshman year at Hogwarts, a school for wizards, through his maturation into both young man and wizard, wary of his powers. The film series has kept the same three principal actors throughout the series; they have literally grown up before our eyes. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” is the latest installment. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) is first seen in a subway eatery, perusing a newspaper that questions whether Harry Potter is the Chosen One. Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) mysteriously appears to enlist Harry’s assistance in convincing reclusive Professor Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent), once a teacher at Hogwarts, to return. His memories about a former student, Tom Riddle -- who grew up to become the dreaded Voldemort -- are needed to help determine how to defend against and banish the evil entity once and Ron Weaseley (Rupert Grint), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) face darker adventures in ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.’ for all. The current film spends a lot of time on flirtations between Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) and Harry and Ron’s sister, Ginny (Bonnie Wright). Lavender Brown (Jessie Cave), fellow Hogwarts student, also has eyes for Ron. These tepid romances don’t really go anywhere and are tossed in out of deference to the novel and the fact that the Hogwarts trio are beginning to look pretty old not to have an interest in romance, however chaste. As with the previous Potter films, this one is visually stunning, even though director David Yates has gone for a more somber palette. With its combination of spectacular vistas and dazzling computer imaging work, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” is one of most beautiful-looking films of the year. Though audiences have seen Quidditch matches before, the one in the current film far surpasses them in terms of energy, excitement, humor, and visual splendor. It is one of the film’s highlights in terms of pure (continued on Crossword page) State Line 375 State Highway 17 North, Mahwah Open 24 Hours, 7 Days Join Us For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner The Best Got Better! Diner - Restaurant 201-529-3353 K A S S C H AU MEMORIAL SHELL Now Serving Cocktails, Espresso & Cappuccino $ 00 On $10.00 and over. With this coupon only. One Coupon per table. 5:00 to 9:00 pm only. Off 1 $ 00 VT On $20.00 and over. With this coupon only. One Coupon per table. 5:00 to 9:00 pm only. Off 2 51 Years of Free Summer Entertainment Under the Stars ������������������������� ������������������������������� ������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������� �������� ���������������� � ������������������������������ � � ������������������������������ � �������������������� VT Don’t Cook Tonight! ����������������� � ������������������������������ � ������������������� � ���������������� ����������������� � ������������������� � ������������������������� � � ���������������������������������� � �������������������� ���������� ������������������ � �������������������������� � ����������� � � ����������������������������� � ������������������� Dine out at one of the fine restaurants advertised in The Villadom TIMES. �������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������