I'm going to go see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with my friend Marianne tonight. I didn't like the movie the first time, but I'll enjoy talking the whole time and annoying Marianne by doing things like chant "Emo! Emo! Emo!" whenever Draco appears onscreen.
So I'm going to make sure to pick a seat that's far away from anyone else. As they say at the start of the film, "Please don't spoil the movie by adding your own soundtrack. Let us spoil the movie with a half hour of previews."
Boy, movie previews are annoying. There's a preview for a new Sherlock Holmes movie that's attached to the Harry Potter film. I like Sherlock Holmes--I've got a copy of the original 1926 The Complete Sherlock Holmes set made after Arthur Conan Doyle died.
Unfortunately, the preview for the Sherlock Holmes movie disappointed me. Holmes seems to be drunk throughout the preview, and there is far too much attention given to scantily-clad women. "Too much attention" here being defined as "any attention whatsoever"--sexism and entertainment are two different things. So I don't have high hopes for this movie.
In respones to the book-related question on my last blog post, I will say that I have not read "Inkspell", "H.I.V.E.", or "Heck". I have read "The Lightning Thief", which was more fun than a barrel of monkeys, as well as "Harry Potter" and "The Lord of the Rings".