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.
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I dive right into Richard Linklater‘s 12-year intimate epic Boyhood. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including Noah, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, Guardians of the […]
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In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
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