"I love magic." -- Harry Potter . . . .
* "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" opens in theaters Friday. Of course, you know that. You also know what happens in J.K. Rowling's fourth book. Still, the movie has plenty to entertain and engage, although some scenes might scare under-10 viewers. The return of the Death Eaters and several murders earn this intense movie a PG-13 rating. There also are several truly special effects, funny bits with Rita Skeeter and Mad-Eye Moody and that silly quarrel among Harry, Ron and Hermione. Only sticklers will fret about changes (for instance, the Dursleys and Molly Weasley are not shown). Plus: "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" airs Saturday at 8 p.m. on ABC, and actor Rupert Grint talks about Ron Weasley on Thursday in KidsPost.
* While standing in line, maybe you'll pass the time with a video game. New DS titles: Kim Possible Kimmunicator, Tony Hawk's American Sk8land and Mario Kart. New GBA titles: Winx Club and The Proud Family.
* The extras for the "Madagascar" DVD might be better than the movie. The highlights: an animated short featuring the plotting penguins, a music video and a documentary about Madagascar.
-- Scott Moore