Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: In Concert

Today, I went to see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in concert with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Wonder Woman

On Monday, I finally got to see Wonder Woman. 

 Formatted as a frame story it explores her origins.  As the only child on a mysterious island of Amazonian women, Diana was very sheltered growing up.  However, everything changed when Steve Trevor finds his way to the island during World War II.  When he explains what is happening in “the world of men,” Diana makes the decision to leave the island and help him fight the war.

This movie is amazing. The stunts were second to none. Viewers will be on the edge of their seats.  It’s definitely high octane action and adventure.

Gal Gadot was the perfect Wonder Woman. Chris Pine was a really good spy.  And they definitely had chemistry.  Not just romantic either; they work well together.

The most surprising performance was probably that of David Thewlis.  He’s better known as Profess Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter franchise.  It was different to see him play a villain like Ares, but he’s good at it.  Probably because it’s just that – different and unexpected.

Natasha Richardson as Elizabeth James

If you read my other post, you’ll know that I recently became re-obsessed, if you will, with Disney’s 1998 version of The Parent Trap.

Since that last post, I’ve pretty much been playing my favorite song from the soundtrack through YouTube constantly.  I’ve also found the movie clip that features the song.

Which brings me to what I am writing today.  I’ve been able to play the song without a problem, but I have a bit of a hard time watching the video.  It’s a trigger because of the innocence issue I talked about before.

When I’m listening to the song by itself, I don’t have a problem because I can think about any situation that fits the lyrics.  When I’m watching the video, however,  I can’t escape the mother-daughter dynamic in the context of the film.  It’s too perfect.

When I first saw it after not having seen it in a long time, I was on the verge of tears.  I can keep my emotions in check now after having seen it a handful of times, but it still stings a bit.

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