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Dobby’s Death Was The Best Part Of The Harry Potter Movies

I can’t recall a character more irritating in both their speech and behaviour than Dobby. The obnoxious little house elf was like a visual haemorrhoid, even more aggravating than that Gollum idiot from Lord Of The Rings.

While Dobby does perform heroically to save Harry and his friends, it’s not enough to forgive his painfully annoying voice and personality. His death was welcome relief and not a moment too soon.

Many fans of the series consider Dobby’s death to be the saddest and most heartbreaking of all, but for this viewer it was almost the highlight of any of the movies. I’d wanted him dead since he first appeared on screen and in The Deathly Hallows my patience was rewarded.

His death would have only been made tragic if Dobby had been born mute.

Dobby was free and we were free of Dobby. Everyone’s a winner.

Walter Peck Was Right

In the 1984 original, EPA official Walter Peck is portrayed as the “bad guy” because he wants to shut down the Ghostbusters. However, if you pay attention to every allegation he makes against them, he is actually right on almost every occasion.

In reality, Peck was nothing more than a dedicated employee of the EPA and was right on the mark with his suspicions. The Ghostbusters treated him with absolutely no respect so his animosity towards them was at least understandable.

Sure, he was a bit of a dick and his people skills were appalling. But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t right.

This could have been the beginning of a beautiful friendship… but it was not.

Lake Placid Was A Great Movie

Few would consider this monster-flick from 1999 about a giant man-eating crocodile to be a classic piece of cinema, but this horror/comedy starring Bridget Fonda and Bill Pullman delivers plenty of action and laughs.

The late, great Betty White steals the show (as she so often did) as a foul-mouthed local resident who interferes with the group trying to catch the rogue croc.

The film itself follows the standard action movie template and while there’s no great surprises, the dialogue is full of sharp one-liners.

Definitely a movie you can switch your brain off for, Lake Placid delivers action, laughs and suspense in a straightforward and entertaining package. It is a monster movie that doesn’t pretend to be anything more than what it is, which is good, dumb fun.

For a “dumb monster movie” Lake Placid has a strong cast and witty dialogue.

Die Hard Is The Greatest Christmas Movie Of All Time

There’s no need to explain. It’s just a fact.

Yippee Ki Yay, Father Christmas!

See, there’s a Christmas tree. It’s a Christmas movie.

8 Mile Was A Garbage Movie

Two hours of self-promotion for Eminem, which might have been passable if his “music” was any good.

This glorified commercial was all about brand awareness for Eminem and it’s sad how many people fell for it.

This is what 8 Mile thought of the intelligence of its viewers.

The Ending Of Toy Story 3 Was Crap

Nah, just kidding.

The furnace scene was emotionally traumatic, and even though though they all survived I still didn’t sleep for a week.

Pixar getting us right in the feels as the gang face their doom together.