83 - Magic May (Part I): The Philosopher’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets

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It's here! Magic May!

This month, you're in for a magical time, as the eternal question is answered - What would happen to the minds of your two favourite podcasters if they were to subject themselves to a marathon of all 8 Harry Potter films?

This episode covers the first two films in the franchise - ‘Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone’, and ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’.

This episodes drinking game rules come from:

Julio of The Contrarians podcast, the show that rages against the rotten tomatoes machine. You can find Julio and his awesome show at http://wearethecontrarians.com


Garrett and Carson of the Two Views Movies Podcast, another great two man review show. You can find their stellar show at http://www.twoviewsmovies.com

Harry Potter is a British-American namesake film series based on the eponymous novels by author J. K. Rowling. The series is distributed by Warner Bros. and consists of eight fantasy films, beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and culminating with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011).

The series was mainly produced by David Heyman, and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson as the three leading characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. Four directors worked on the series: Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, and David Yates. Michael Goldenberg wrote the screenplay for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), while the remaining films had their screenplays written by Steve Kloves. Production took place over ten years, with the main story arc following Harry Potter's quest to overcome his arch-enemy Lord Voldemort.

Five of the series' eight films are among the 50 highest-grossing films of all time, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 the highest-grossing film in the series and one of 36 films to gross over $1 billion, ranking at number ten. Without inflation adjustment, it is the third highest-grossing film series with $7.7 billion in worldwide receipts.