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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

===Story=== First sequels are the true test of an enduring movie franchise, and ''Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'' passes with flying colors. Expanding upon the lavish sets, special effects, and grand adventure of ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'', Harry's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry involves a darker, more malevolent tale (parents with younger children beware), beginning with the petrified bodies of several Hogwarts students and magical clues leading Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) to a 50-year-old mystery in the monster-laden Chamber of Secrets. House elves, squealing mandrakes, giant spiders, and venomous serpents populate this loyal adaptation (by ''Sorcerer's Stone'' director Chris Columbus and screenwriter Steve Kloves), and Kenneth Branagh delightfully tops the supreme supporting cast as the vainglorious charlatan Gilderoy Lockhart (be sure to view past the credits for a visual punchline at Lockhart's expense). At 161 minutes, the film suffers from lack of depth and uneven pacing, and John Williams' score mostly reprises established themes. The young, fast-growing cast offers ample compensation, however, as does the late Richard Harris in his final screen appearance as Professor Albus Dumbledore. Brimming with cleverness, wonderment, and big-budget splendor, ''Chamber'' honors the legacy of J.K. Rowling's novels. ''--Jeff Shannon'' ===DVD Features=== *Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French *Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX) *19 additional/extended scenes *Interviews with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron), Emma Watson (Hermione) and other cast members *An exclusive interview with author J.K. Rowling and screenwriter Steve Kloves *Self-guided tours allowing viewers to linger on the details of the Chamber of Secrets, including places never shown in the film such as more Diagon Alley shops *Activities allow viewers to escape the Forbidden Forest, sneak into the Chamber and more *Visit Lockhart's class and get a closer look at his photos and memorabilia through the use of still galleries *Keep track of events with the Hogwarts official, animated timeline *DVD-ROM has more than 15 special features including: The One VoiceDVD technology will allow users to navigate through the DVD-ROM features and access set top features using only their voices; an animated, interactive Hogwarts timeline; a slider puzzle challenge; printable magic trading cards; jigsaw puzzles, matching challenges, downloadable screensavers and more


Daniel RadcliffeHarry Potter
Rupert GrintRon Weasley
Emma WatsonHermione Granger
Richard GriffithsUncle Vernon Dursley
Fiona ShawAunt Petunia Dursley
Harry MellingDudley Dursley
Toby JonesDobby the House Elf (voice)
Jim NortonMr. Mason
Veronica CliffordMrs. Mason
James PhelpsFred Weasley
Oliver PhelpsGeorge Weasley
Julie WaltersMolly Weasley
Bonnie WrightGinny Weasley
Mark WilliamsArthur Weasley
Chris RankinPercy Weasley
Robbie ColtraneRubeus Hagrid
Tom FeltonDraco Malfoy
Jason IsaacsLucius Malfoy
Tom KnightMr. Granger
Heather BleasdaleMrs. Granger
Kenneth BranaghProfessor Gilderoy Lockhart
Alan RickmanProfessor Snape
Richard HarrisProfessor Albus Dumbledore
Maggie SmithProfessor Minerva McGonagall
Miriam MargolyesProfessor Pomona Sprout
Ben BorowieckiAngus
Matthew LewisNeville Longbottom
Devon MurraySeamus Finnigan
David BradleyArgus Filch
Jamie WaylettVincent Crabbe
Josh HerdmanGregory Goyle
Gemma PadleyPenelope Clearwater
John CleeseNearly Headless Nick
Hugh MitchellColin Creevey
Alfie EnochDean Thomas
Eleanor ColumbusSusan Bones
Sean BiggerstaffOliver Wood
Rochelle DouglasAlicia Spinnet
Emily DaleKatie Bell
Danielle TaborAngelina Johnson
Jamie YeatesSlytherin Quidditch Captain Marcus Flint
Warwick DavisProfessor Flitwick
Luke YoungbloodLee Jordan
Scot FearnAdrian Pucey
Gemma JonesMadam Pomfrey
Shirley HendersonMoaning Myrtle
Edward RandellJustin Finch-Fletchley
Sally MortemoreMadam Irma Pince
Louis DoyleErnie MacMillan
Charlotte SkeochHannah Abbott
Leslie PhillipsThe Sorting Hat (voice)
Helen StuartMillicent Bulstrode
Christian CoulsonTom Marvolo Riddle
Martin BayfieldYoung Rubeus Hagrid
Robert HardyCornelius Fudge
Julian GloverAragog (voice)
Les BubbReader
Adrian RawlinsJames Potter
Geraldine SomervilleLily Potter
Alfred BurkeProfessor Armando Dippet

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May 27, 13 10:36am
good movie lots of funny and interesting parts 8/10 HarryPotterandTheChamberOfSecrets
Dec 12, 12 10:56am
this game is hard HarryPotterandTheChamberOfSecrets
walnuts blogged
Mar 29, 12 3:42am

Well, due to a very good friend of mine, I'm actually in a fair bit of a Harry Potter mood at the moment. I'm the first to admit that I'm no fanboy about it, but, well, I did grow up with it, and I loved it to pieces. Anyway, it's inspired me to sit down and read the books again. Alas, but there is one problem with that: I don't have all of the books! I've got the first 3-4, but my older sister used to buy the books, and thus took them with her when she moved out. I'll have to coax her to let me borrow them at some point. Meanwhile, I'm on the hunt for a really awesome set that I can buy and display on my bookshelf. My first preference would be an awesome, leatherbound set, but after much searching I don't believe it exists, or if it does in VERY limited quantities. Alas, I shall keep searching, but one day I'll treat myself and buy the whole collection. No prizes for guessing who my favourite character is. The Potions Master himself, Professor Snape. Too awesome for words, and Alan Rickman nailed the depiction perfectly in the movies.

My day was pretty standard today, just some work and plodding through the motions. However, soon to change as I dive headlong in to the exam timetable for Term 2. It never stops.

Also saw that the new Transformers game Fall of Cybertron released a new trailer today. Looks awesome as always:

Such a crying shame that it isn't being released on the PC, but them's the breaks! I'll see if I can catch the story on Youtube once it's released.

Anyway, on a closing note I've got myself a new favourite shirt. I've technically had this shirt for a while, but I've finally slimmed down enough to a point where it doesn't look ridiculous on me:

Looks and feels awesome :>!

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Sep 9, 11 12:16am
This is my favourite of the whole lot. I love it! HarryPotterandTheChamberOfSecrets
May 21, 11 2:33pm
It follows the story line (mostly), great game. HarryPotterandTheChamberOfSecrets
May 21, 11 2:31pm
The game follows the story line (mostly), great game HarryPotterandTheChamberOfSecrets
Big K
Nov 10, 10 2:37am
I remember when i played this, it was such a long time ago but i have never forgotten it
Black Pikmin123
Aug 5, 10 5:11pm
...I lie. I owned this once upon a time, then my mom decided to break the witchcraft with a hammer. And scissors. No joke. >>
Jun 30, 10 11:35am
to me, this is the best in the series.
Apr 6, 10 11:37am
Got this for my new GBA SP.
Feb 20, 10 8:00am
Great Book! Love H.P!
Feb 20, 10 7:43am
Dobby! Harry! Ronny! Herminennny!
Triforce of Wisdom
Feb 16, 10 1:38pm
This is one of my favorites, probably because of the battle at the end. A nice balance of drama and, uh, the opposite of drama.
Nov 17, 09 11:39am
alright game :)
The Shadow
Oct 20, 09 2:34pm
Didn't like it. In fact I hated it. Way to childish.
Jul 14, 09 12:14pm
The Basalisk scene is really good!
Jul 12, 09 3:55pm
Ha Ha Ha. That is not a...
elder rose
Jun 28, 09 4:26pm
not as good as the others
  • Genre: Fantasy Movies
  • Theme(s): Fantasy
  • Director: Chris Columbus
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 161 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaNov 15, 2002
    EuropeNov 15, 2002
    JapanNov 23, 2002
    AustraliaNov 28, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaDec 11, 2007
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaApr 11, 2003
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