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Given that a movie does not have the luxury of time to dwell on developing all the details and story arcs, I'd rate a book-based movie on how well it manages to present the essence of the story without compromising on important details. Based on this criteria, Spielberg's "Ready Player One" is an enjoyable adaptation of the book. As a standalone movie -- for someone who hasn't read the book, it is magnificent cinema. For the readers of the book, although still thoroughly entertaining, some important details not making it into the movie might leave a space for wanting a...

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Dumbledore, Geek Mythology, Geekology, Harry Potter, Supergeek, Voldemart -

A lot of readers think Snape did what he did only out of his love for Lily. The books, however, suggest that Snape didn't really care just about protecting Lily’s son, through the extent to which he was dedicated to Dumbledore’s mission -- beyond protecting Harry; or, probably, to the point of being ready to fight Voldemort. Based on what the books say, I think we missed a ‘Voldemort v/s Snape’ duel because of a momentary lapse of judgement by Snape. _______________________________ Dumbledore: "If there comes a time when Lord Voldemort stops sending that snake forward to do his bidding, but keeps it safe beside him,...

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Fantastic Beasts, Geek Mythology, Geekology, Harry Potter -

Newt Scamander is only 30 years old in "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald", and is one of Dumbledore's closest associates.  ( "...[Dumbledore] was more than a school teacher to me. More than this I cannot say without fear of breaching the Official Magical Secrets Act or, more importantly, the confidences that Dumbledore, most private of men, placed in me." ~ Newt )  Yet, there was no mention of him in the entire Harry Potter series. At least, there was no direct mention; however, for the purpose of wasting time fan-boy-ing over this stuff, there could be a few possible clues...

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How do you think? If all the languages you know (i.e. the ones you can speak/ read/ write / understand) were taken away from you, would you be able to think, or know what you were thinking? How would you think "I am hungry," if the words for the concepts of " I ", "am", and " hungry" didn't even exist in your mind?   One of the most common retorts encountered in discussions of the future technology is that "...because our imagination is limited by our knowledge, we cannot even begin to imagine what technology in the future might look...

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Blogs, Geekology, Harry Potter, Hermoine, Supergeek -

If you thought Hermione Granger was smart, you’ve not paid attention to this character. If you thought Voldemort was an ingenious Wizard, you’ve not given this character due credit as a Wizard. If you thought Sirius Black’s resilience in Azkaban was the greatest display of character, this character goes beyond that even. The character’s story starts with joining Hogwarts as a eleven years old kid. Before writing more about this character, a recall of just how good Hermione was: Hermione could read 450 pages of academic material within 20 hours, and then have complete recall; she could do all the charms,...

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