Reject Radio #98: Graduating From Hogwarts

This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, we wave our wands goodbye to Harry Potter as he and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 check into theaters for the last time this weekend.

We speak with “One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter” author Dr. Greg Garrett to try to unravel the wizard’s cultural (and spiritual) impact, we get a few fond memories from major Potter fans, and we review the film.

Plus, Hunter and Fure finally square off in a Movie News Pop Quiz that will be written about in books for at least three to four days.

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On This Week’s Show:

The Movie News Pop Quiz [The Beginning – 18:25]: It’s Fure vs Hunter in a knock down, drag out battle of very specific knowledge. Somehow we end up discussing Spike Lee’s Oldboy (get used to hearing that) and cursing a lot.

Strange Brew [18:25 – 42:30]: Author and Baylor University English Professor Greg Garrett drops some literary knowledge on us as we dissect what makes the world of Harry Potter so magical.

Pensieve [42:30 – 49:00]: Movie writers (and self-proclaimed Potterheads) Germain Lussier, Katey Rich, Kevin Carr and Erin McCarthy offer up their favorite memories from the Harry Potter movies and what they’ll miss the most.

It All Ends Here [49:00 – The End]: Katey and Erin return to review Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and you might be surprised at what they have to say.

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On Next Week’s Show:

Friends With Benefits director Will Gluck, Another Earth star William Mapother and some serious Comic-Con preparation.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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