Guillermo del Toro Can’t Catch A Break

Del Toro seems to struggle, while–how do I put this delicately–less-talented directors seem to rake in the money

‘Paddington’ Trailer 1

Paddington is based upon the children’s storybook character Paddington Bear, who I imagine is bigger in Europe, like The Adventures of Tintin, which formed the basis of a 2011 film directed by Steven Spielberg that was produced by Peter Jackson and written by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat.   I also expected to be creeped […]

‘The Lone Ranger’ Review

“Gore Verbinski’s “The Lone Ranger” is over-long, over-written, and too ambitious for it’s own good, especially considering that the character can be summed up in a sentence or two.” Gore Verbinski’s “The Lone Ranger” has received some scathingly bad reviews – which had a lot to do with me not seeing it in the theater.  That […]

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Trailer

Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ films are very curious to me.  They’re epic, beautifully made films, but they also seem to proclaim that epicness from the highest peak.  There’s no surprise to them – whether or not you have read any of the books they’re based upon – because you can tell where they’re […]

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Review

“The Journey May Be Unexpected, But Beautiful Vistas, Interesting Challenges, And Humor In The Oddest Of Places Make The Journey More Than Worthwhile.” A few hours ago I got back from seeing Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” An Unexpected Journey” at 48 fps (frames per second) and 3D, and I have to say that the faster […]

The Weekend In Movies – 12/14/2012

Let’s see…for fans of genre there isn’t all that much to pick from. Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit,” came out today, but it’s getting somewhat mediocre reviews. That being said, I am most curious about the version that’s filmed at the faster frame rate of 48fps (frames per second), despite reading that it has caused some […]

‘The Hobbit’ Trailer

The trailer for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” has been out for a few days, though I am just getting around to posting it.  Why did I wait so long, you may ask?  If I wanted to answer in the least confrontational manner possible, I would say that  J.R.R Tolkien’s books don’t transition to screen all […]