Digital Gonzo 62: The Deathly Hallows [Part 2]
Mar19

Digital Gonzo 62: The Deathly Hallows [Part 2]

This is the eighth and final part of a series of movie reviews of the Harry Potter films. Leah Haydu of GamerDork ReRolled, Sharon Shaw of Gonzo Planet and Daniel Floyd of Extra Credits all return, as does James Carter of Cane and Rinse for the first time since the Goblet of Fire review. This week’s Defense against the Dark Arts teacher is Jake Del Toro of the Last Save Loaded podcast, real name Graham Snape. In watching this...

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Digital Gonzo 61: The History of Hogwarts
Mar15

Digital Gonzo 61: The History of Hogwarts

This is an accompaniment to the Harry Potter movie reviews. It is an audio timeline of the significant events of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and wizardry as detailed in the Harry Potter book series. For timing purposes most of this was only lightly referenced in the films so this may help clarify a great deal of historical detail for all but the most die hard of Potter fans who will already know it. It is mostly narrated by myself...

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Digital Gonzo 60: The Deathly Hallows [Part 1]
Mar08

Digital Gonzo 60: The Deathly Hallows [Part 1]

This is the seventh of eight movie reviews of the Harry Potter films. Leah Haydu of GamerDork ReRolled returns after a week off along with Sharon Shaw of Gonzo Planet and Daniel Floyd of Extra Credits. This week’s Defense against the Dark Arts teacher is Gary Blower of GameBurst. This is my favourite of the eight films. Possibly because of the extra time afforded the creators by the two part-structure, possibly because of the...

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Digital Gonzo 59: The Half-Blood Prince
Mar01

Digital Gonzo 59: The Half-Blood Prince

This is the sixth of eight movie reviews of the Harry Potter films. Sharon Shaw of Gonzo Planet returns along with James Batchelor of GameBurst, and this week’s Defense against the Dark Arts teacher is Daniel Floyd of Extra Credits. It was the longest recording session yet and the final conversation clocked in at over three and a half hours. I pulled out all the stops and distilled the best two and a half for your listening...

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Digital Gonzo 58: The Order of the Phoenix
Feb22

Digital Gonzo 58: The Order of the Phoenix

This is the fifth of eight movie reviews of the Harry Potter films. Sharon Shaw of Gonzo Planet and Leah Haydu of GamerDork ReRolled return, and this time the Defense against the Dark Arts teacher is Chris Eason of Ninja Fat Pigeons and the Gonzo Planet Community Cast. This was the first of four films to be directed by David Yates, a man who learned his trade shooting serious, British drama for television. The tone-shift and change of...

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Digital Gonzo 57: The Goblet of Fire
Feb15

Digital Gonzo 57: The Goblet of Fire

This is the fourth of eight movie reviews of the Harry Potter films. Sharon Shaw of Gonzo Planet, Leah Haydu of GamerDork, James Batchelor of GameBurst and Neil Taylor of GameBurst and KDS 2.0 all return, and this time the De fence against the Dark Arts teacher is James Carter of Cane and Rinse. This installment surprised me as I’d always thought Azkaban a superior film, and that may still be so. Film four may be less of a...

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Digital Gonzo 56: The Prisoner of Azkaban
Feb08

Digital Gonzo 56: The Prisoner of Azkaban

Coming up later today This is the third of eight movie reviews of the Harry Potter films. Sharon Shaw of Gonzo Planet, Leah Haydu of GamerDork and James Batchelor of GameBurst all return, this time joined by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers and Neil Taylor of both GameBurst and KDS2.0. In this episode we discuss the sudden change of tone and style as the Potter films mature. A new director; Alfonso Cuaron is brought in to lend...

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Digital Gonzo 55: The Chamber of Secrets
Feb05

Digital Gonzo 55: The Chamber of Secrets

This is the second of eight reviews of the Harry Potter films. Sharon Shaw of Gonzo planet and Leah Haydu of GamerDork return for more Potter debate and deconstruction, this time joined by James Batchelor of GameBurst. In this one we discus Hagrid, Dobby, The flying car, Molly and Arthur Weasley, Gilderoy Lockhart, Fawkes the Phoenix, Tom Riddle’s childhood, John Williams’ music and (if you listen out for the Easter Egg)...

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Digital Gonzo 54: The Philosopher’s Stone
Jan30

Digital Gonzo 54: The Philosopher’s Stone

This is it. The first of eight reviews of the Harry Potter films. Each episode will cover different characters and focus-points relevant to that particular story. It will involve discussion with my guests and occasional Gonzo essays, punctuated by rare pieces of Potter-related audio and the wonderful scores that have enriched every movie. For The Philosopher’s Stone (or if you are trans-continental; the Sorcerer’s Stone) I...

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