With the review embargo lifted for Peter Jackson‘s return to Middle-earth, its seems as though the consensus for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a middling one. Many seemed to be critical of the dragged-out initial hour, but pleased at moments of grand spectacle through-out, while few could make their mind up about 48FPS.
As the film debuts in just ten days, audiences will be able to provide their take, but this morning, we’ve got a preview of the blockbuster with five separate clips totaling around six minutes, as well as twenty-five minutes of behind-the-scenes b-roll. I’ll be waiting to experience this in theaters, but curious eyes can take a look below at the clips and the other footage on the next page.
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has an almost suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]
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