After defeating Voldemort and Quirrel in the first movie, Harry must now continue to grow into his wizard self. In his second year at Hogwarts, Harry meets a house-elf, a self-obsessed author-turned-Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, learns to speak to snakes, duels with Malfoy on the Quidditch pitch and in the classroom, and falls prey to Colin Creevey's incessant fanboying.
Tim Burton's comedy/fantasy Beetlejuice has become a cult classic since its 1988 release. After a happily married couple, Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara (Geena Davis) die, a new family moves into their home. They want to reclaim their home for themselves, but every method they try - haunting, scaring, dressing up as ghosts - doesn't work.
The Harry Potter movies have long since entrenched themselves in the book adaptation zeitgeist of the twenty-first century. One of the most popular book and film series ever made, this eight-part story has reached audiences young and old since the premiere of The Philosopher's Stone in 2001.
I picked up Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina—well, I picked up an iPad with the book downloaded—in January of 2019, but it took me nine months to finish reading it. This, in conjunction with the circumstances in my life that prolonged the reading experience, allowed me to better absorb the story’s impact. The book defined my mood for much of 2019, even though the plot doesn’t seem so groundbreaking compared to other classics I’ve read. The protracted time I spent in this world, as well as my curiosity about my Russian roots, made the story mean more to me. I felt compelled to try writing a found poem using a passage that stuck with me.