What can I say about either movie that you don’t already know? Neither one disappoints.
[2009: There was a lot of hype for both of these movies when they came out. There was no reason to review either one, just give the readers a push to go see them.
I still think the publisher made a mistake in changing the Harry Potter title for American readers & viewers. The sorcerer was really an alchemist and in the UK, they call them philosophers. I think it dumbed it down to change the title from "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone," which is how it's known in most of the English-speaking world. I like the ring of "Harry Potter and the Alchemist’s Stone" but what do I know?
Did you know that Julianne Hough of "Dancing with the Stars" was an extra in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?" She's a Gryffindor fan at the quidditch match standing near Ron. She's not on screen for very long but you can't miss that thousand watt smile once you know to look for it.]