The only thing better than a heist movie is a heist movie told in a thick British accent. By that admittedly shallow yardstick, the TIFF 2012 selection Wasteland delivers. The story is framed by an interrogation between Harvey Miller (Luke Treadaway) and Detective Inspector West (Timothy Spall). Harvey fully confesses to his part in a foiled robbery and attempted murder of local busnessman Steven Roper, but there is more to his tale than pure criminality: “As the story unfolds, we discover that a malevolent and unjust act perpetrated by Roper put Harvey in prison and now he has a score to settle.”
I cannot claim to understand too much of the dialogue, but the first trailer signals that writer/director Rowan Athale has assembled a slick thriller. Iwan Rheon, Gerard Kearns, Matthew Lewis, Vanessa Kirby, and Neil Maskell co-star. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Splitting J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was a risky proposition from a narrative standpoint. Financially, it was an unsurprising move, but if you have one movie that’s all slow, methodical character development and the second movie that’s all fast-paced action, then each movie could be monotonous because they’ve lost the other half of their story. Both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows managed to avoid that problem. The first part, while mostly centered on wandering and quiet moments, still managed to work in humor and thrilling set pieces. By contrast, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is an almost non-stop epic battle that still finds time for the character development and deeply moving moments the series became known for. It is the grandest of all of the Harry Potter films in scope, in action, and in heartbreak.
What will I miss most about the Harry Potter franchise? Probably the 800 posters that accompany every single film. There have already been seven released for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, but apparently that’s not enough so here are 11 more. That’s 18 in total and we both know there are more on the way. Hit the jump to check them out and puzzle over who has the most pained expression (I vote Grint). The film opens in 3D on July 15th.
After yesterday’s Ron poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, I wagered that the next poster in the series (which previously included Harry and Hermoine) would feature Voldemort. I lost my bet! The new poster features unlikely hero Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis). Neville is one of my favorite characters in the series because he’s the Harry Potter of the background. Harry was heroic from day one, but Neville slowly grew into a hero and eventually became the leader of Dumbledore’s Army. He has an absolutely badass moment in the final book and I’d be shocked if they didn’t include it in the film.
Hit the jump to check out the poster. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 opens in 3D on July 15th.
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. There’s really only one word to sum up this trailer, however cliched its use might be: epic. It begins with a warped version of the Harry Potter theme that we’ve all come to know and love, generating some fantastic tension for what’s ahead. Fans of the book will not be disappointed and may let out a shriek or two at some of the memorable moments glimpsed in the trailer. I’m loving the operatic feel that Part 2 looks to embody, and can’t wait to see how David Yates and Co. wrap up the most successful franchise in film history this summer.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Ralph Fiennes. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 opens in 3D on July 15th.
New images from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 have been released. If you want to get a good look at Harry fighting through Gringotts, Draco holding hands with his Slytherin compatriots, or Neville looking like a total badass, then hit the jump.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 opens in 3D on July 15th. [Warner Bros. has sent over some hi-res versions of the images. Check them out after the jump.
by Jason Barr Posted: January 17th, 2011 at 5:33 pm
Warner Bros. has released the first still from its upcoming final installment in the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The image puts Neville Longbottom (played by Matthew Lewis) in the middle of the epic battle of Hogwarts and features what appears to be Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) peering creepily from behind.
To check out the full image, hit the jump. In addition to Lewis and Bonham Carter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes. The film hits 3D theaters on July 15th. [Update: Image removed at the request of the studio]