83 - Magic May (Part III): The Order of the Phoenix and The Half-Blood Prince

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Peak Magic!

Join us as the drinking and pizza starts to catch up with us as we continue our marathon through the Harry Potter franchise. This episode covers the fifth and sixth films ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’.

This episodes drinking game rules come from:

The great lads over at the IMDB Journey Podcast, who are working through the entire IMDB Top 250 one episode at a time, as well as having GREAT guests on their Pod V Pod segments. You can find them at https://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/the-imdb-journey

and

Emily Higgins from the Tasteless podcast, who is hilariously telling us what trashy films we should watch INSTEAD of the classics. You can find her at http://tastelesspod.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.