Web Toolbar by Wibiya


More Friends = More Fun


Tweets !

AN HOUR AGO Win $100 Old Navy GC by helping us beat down bullies! #BeUnlimited http://t.co/qs8diGxcXL

2 HOURS AGO #DailyGiveAways! 3 true blues whip out this denim fleece hoodie from Old Navy! #EnterToWin #GLLovesFashion http://t.co/9VrukLok44

3 HOURS AGO Obsessed with Jane makeup like we are? Then you’ll def want to check out this #BeautyBlowout: http://t.co/98vG84Nw7G


sponsored links

Critics Pick: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

It’s been 16 months since Harry Potter has swept through theaters and on Nov. 19, he’s back again and—Dare I say it?—better than ever. I caught Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 before it hits theaters at midnight and thought it was fantastic.


Though it retains the darkness (and the director) of the previous two, Deathly Hallows blends uproarious comedy with necessary gravity to create a seamless, fast-moving film that stands confidently on its own two feet.


Diehards and casual appreciators alike know what’s going to happen: Harry, Hermione and Ron turn their backs on Hogwarts to hunt down and destroy the horcruxes that Voldemort has created to make himself immortal.


But somehow, director David Yates manages to pull off a few surprises and improve upon J.K. Rowling’s utterly excellent story.


The best addition? The push to flesh out Ron’s character. Harry’s sidekick, played by Rupert Grint, emerges as an intensely loyal friend, a sweet would-be BF and a top-notch strategist with a ruthless edge.


There’s a lot to look forward to: The awkward dance scene between Harry and Hermione. More screen time for our two favorite house elves. The return of Imelda Staunton as the deliciously evil Dolores Umbridge with her pink suits and insufferably girly giggle. And that’s just the tip of the wand.


One more thing I loved? Seeing the wizarding world beyond Hogwarts. A brief glimpse of the Burrow has never been enough to satisfy this Potterhead. Malfoy Manor, the Weasley’s humble abode, Godric’s Hollow—we’re treated to all that and more this time around.


I’ve got only one complaint: Rabid fans might be at a bit of a loss when it comes to putting names with faces, particularly when it comes to the inner circle of Death Eaters. While the problem is insignificant to the plot, I was left puzzling over which black-swathed figure was which bloodthirsty fiend.


The sacrifices made, however, fade quickly into the background. While devoted readers might note that scenes they loved in the book are absent from the movie—such as Dudley’s farewell to Harry—they will not miss them. The film is complete as it is, and deftly tells the story I’ve come to know by heart. And what a story!


Be sure to catch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 when it releases in theaters midnight, Nov. 19.


What are you looking forward to seeing most in the latest Harry Potter flick? Blog about it, Potterheads.
© 2010 Warner Bros. Ent.

Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.

Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Ent.  All Rights Reserved.

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 11/18/2010 7:00:00 AM

POSTED IN , , , ,

comments powered by Disqus

You’ve been stashing your cash all year. Now it’s finally time to buy…


It's a DIY delivery!


CLICK HERE to snag a cute craft box filled with dazzling DIY materials, cinchy step-by-step instructions, awesome inspo and more—all delivered right to your door!


It's FINALLY our 20th birthday! To celebrate, we've rounded up our all time fave (and all time best) fashion and beauty tips 'n' tricks, amazing boy/bestie/life advice plus room DIYs, amazing recipes and top 20 lists exclusively for you right here on girlslife.com.

To join the fun, 


Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links