My friend and producer Laura went to the media screening for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince yesterday in Toronto and many of you wrote in the afternoon wondering about her reaction.

The verdict: it’s good. It’s very, very good. I don’t mind spoilers so she gave me most of the details but I won’t ruin it for you here.

Just know that the theatre full of jaded, crusty journalists all laughed and gasped and oohed and ahhhed at the right spots. Just know that the chemistry, the romantic chemistry, between the kids is HOT, just know that Lavender Brown is a scene stealer, like Bellatrix Lestrange, just know that it is worth the wait. It’s the worth the wait for 11 more days.

July 15 is the only date that matters.

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