July 17th, 2009

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince works

Recently at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery IMAX Theater is **Harry Potter and the Half Bood Prince,** easily the 3rd best movie released in 2009 (**Up** and **Star Trek** still remain in the top 10). **Harry Potter 6** is a complete cinematic experience with an absorbing storyline and approachable characters.

Yet, the IMAX visual experience is not to be missed. Much like **Harry Potter 5,** there are certain scenes that require the use of 3-D glasses. For **Harry Potter 6,** the opening of the film features Lord Voldermort's attack upon the muggles of London. This sequence looked good on a regular movie screen, Cinema Dave can't wait to see this same sequence enhanced on IMAX 3-D.

This new film opens and closes with grey foreboding. In between are charming sequences of teen angst and humor. While wizardry and magic play a large part of the series, it is the growth of Harry Potter and his friends that managed to sustain such a large fan base. Having seen the boy beginning 6th grade at the Hogwarts School of Wizardry, we now see a young adult beginning his junior year of high school.

If Harry Potter survives this ordeal with the **Half Blood Prince,** he will be seen again in November for **Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book 1.**
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

RiP Walter Cronkite

Since Walter Cronkite forced retirement in the Spring of 1981, CBS News was never the same. How ironic that he died while America celebrates the 40 year anniversary of Apollo 11.