All posts tagged Adventure

Casting Call for the Hobbit: Why Not Ian Holm?

After a rough start things are finally coming together for the release of The Hobbit. Bilbo, the main character in this prelude to The Lord of the Rings has been cast. Ian Holm did a tremendous job and would have been in Del Toro’s picture, apparently, but the role went to Martin Freeman, who reckons [...]

Pipe Down! Chatter in Theatres Contributes to Global Warming

This article was originally planned to be a review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I, but I made a big mistake and saw it in a theatre here in Germany. It has nothing to do with the facility – the cinema I was at is top-notch, rather the moviegoing culture, specifically the [...]

The Hobbit to Incorporate Macbeth Story!?

In an uncharacteristic move Peter Jackson has announced his intention to incorporate the story of Macbeth into the classic Middle Earth tale, in what will certainly be a major diversion from the original story, much to the disdain of die hard fans. Okay, so that’s not true at all, but this project might as well [...]

Black Death Review

For anyone excited to see Sean Bean once again don the chain mail in a medieval adventure film à la Lord of the Rings, be warned that his isn’t the adventure film you might expect, and his character Ulric is a litte more burdened, or haunted, than Boromir. A monk (Eddie Redmayne) volunteers to help [...]

Prime Real Estate: Treasure Island

I was thinking of titling this post “A Tale of Two Movies” but I’ll probably need to save that reference as 19th century literature gets ransacked by Hollywood in the coming years. In actuality it’s a tale of six movies, but whatever. The point is that the film industry is a cutthroat business (cue throaty [...]

Jackson Back in the Saddle

Barely had I written about how The Hobbit needs a director, about the hype surrounding about the possibility of Neill Blomkamp directing, only to be blown out of the water the very next day. It turns out that Peter Jackson will answer the call, again, maybe. I share the same sentiment as Peter Hall, getting [...]

The Hobbit Needs a Director

I really hope MGM is able to get their ducks in a row, their financial troubles have led to another franchise being put on hold. First, I’m referring of course to Bond 23, and now the hunt is on to replace Guillermo del Toro for The Hobbit. Del Toro has already worked with Lord of [...]

Prince of Persia Review

Jerry Bruckheimer delivers another over-the-top fantasy action film, this time based on a video game. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is very similar to the Pirates of the Carribean series, with otherworldly aesthetics (a Bruckheimer hallmark) and feats of strength and ability that defy the laws of physics. In sixth century Persia, a [...]

Robin Hood Preview

A while ago I saw the teaser for this film but now that the trailer is out it seems that a full blown preview for the upcoming Robin Hood is long overdue. In promoting this film they’re eager to remind us that Ridley Scott also directed Gladiator, but if you’re worried about his medieval credentials [...]

Nolan to Return for Batman Sequel

Without having officially confirmed anything, it appears that Christopher Nolan will indeed be directing the third installment of the relaunched Batman franchise. In an interview with Geoff Boucher of the L.A. Times, Nolan says he likes the idea of bringing the story to an end.