An ambitious films that relies on the audiences ability to suspend belief with a story that lacks a grounding history. Continue reading Lacking Compelling History | Review of ‘Mortal Engines’ (film)
By: Cynthia Ayala
Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
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By: Cynthia A. Directed by: Peter Jackson Screenplay by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro Based on The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt & Orlando Bloom Following the events of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Bilbo Baggins continues on his journey … Continue reading The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | Movie Review
By: Sean O’Connell From what we’re hearing, Warner might plan to have a trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug attached to Man of Steel when the Superman story opens in theaters on June 14. Makes sense, right? Use one massive blockbuster to help tease your next massive blockbuster, even thought the second Hobbit movie doesn’t reach theaters until December. If you need more clues that Warner has Hobbit news … Continue reading The Hobbit Image Gives Us First Look At Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel
By: Katey Rich James Cameron does what he wants. As the director of the two highest-grossing movies of all time, not to mention three that were the most expensive movies ever made for their time, Cameron has proven over and over again that he can turn a giant pile of money into an even bigger pile of money, which is truly the most valuable skill in … Continue reading James Cameron Promises His Avatar Sequels Are Building Momentum
By: Kristy Puchko The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been out for little more than a month and yet has already pulled in more than $886 million worldwide. While this should be all around great news for film’s director Peter Jackson and its distributor Warner Bros., its meteoric rise has inspired a rabblerousing politician to demand about $56 million dollars be refunded to New Zealand, where the … Continue reading The Hobbit Has Made So Much That New Zealand Wants Its Money Back
There and back again…oh my lord this was a great movie. Peter Jackson has once again done it again. He has taken a great work of fiction and turned it into a visual masterpiece. The cinematography was, needless to say, brilliant and mesmerizing. I mean this really was a great adaptation, I felt like I was reading the book. There was, however, addition of scenes … Continue reading The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Pt. 1)
By: Katey Rich This weekend’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be the first opportunity most have to see the world of Middle Earth in 3D– and depending on which screening you choose, you could see it in the ultra-sharp, fairly controversial 48 frames per second. But anyone watching the way Hollywood has worked over the last year or two could probably guess that, at … Continue reading Could The Lord Of The Rings Be Re-Released In 3D? Peter Jackson Seems To Think So
By: NICK PERRY | Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Animal wranglers involved in the making of “The Hobbit” movie trilogy say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals, largely because they were kept at a farm filled with bluffs, sinkholes and other “death traps.” The American Humane Association, which is overseeing animal welfare on the films, says no animals were … Continue reading Wranglers say ‘Hobbit’ animals died on unsafe farm
By: Katey Rich Stephen Colbert has an uncanny ability to get people to believe in almost anything he says, even when everything he says is blatantly untrue. He’s spent 7 years playing a character who is a fire-breathing Republican (which Colbert is not), raising real money for a real Super PAC hosted by that fictional character, and conducting interviews on his show in character as … Continue reading Does Stephen Colbert Have A Cameo In The Hobbit?