Review: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

SOME MINOR SPOILERS INCLUDED IN THIS REVIEW! Peter Jackson’s middle chapter to The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug (TDOS) is good, but not great. We pick up right where An Unexpected Journey (AUJ) left our band of adventurers. Immediately, the film jumps into a quickly paced series of events. … Continue reading

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ – Book vs Film Discussion

THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS DISCUSSION, OBVIOUSLY. Opening weekend on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has come and gone. Many of us at CT saw it and had different opinions. But, Mike Mierendorf and Andy North set out to have a discussion on the book versus film comparisons including a … Continue reading

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ HFR 3D Review: A Beautiful Start to an Adventure

The Hobbit has been on the minds of fans ever since we heard The Lord of the Rings would be made into films first. It’s actually a very ambitious story to translate to film when you consider the book’s intended demographic of children; whereas The Lord of the Rings was … Continue reading

New Trailer: ‘The Hobbit’

This is most likely the last preview we will see before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes out in December. This time there are more glimpses of the action and adventure, with much focus given to familiar characters from the previous Lord of the Rings trilogy. Since this film is now the … Continue reading

Alienation in South Africa: ‘District 9’ Reviewed

For a short period of time in 2005, insiders and hardcore fans were expecting the production of a big budget Halo movie. This prospect alone could have began another multi-million dollar summer movie franchise. The announcement of Peter Jackson’s involvement as a producer led many to imagine what a Weta Studios helmed depiction … Continue reading

Confirmed – ‘The Hobbit’ Goes From Two To Three Films

This morning on Facebook, Peter Jackson confirmed what the internet has been buzzing about for two weeks since Comic-Con. The Hobbit will indeed be turned into a trilogy instead of the two original parts scheduled for release in December 2012 and December 2013. Here is Peter’s note in full from … Continue reading

The Hobbit Trailer lands!

UPDATE: Embedded trailer is now live below. I’ve watched this trailer more times than I should admit. It doesn’t provide too many details into the story and just gives a great tease of what’s to come. Well done Mr. Jackson! What a few epic days for trailers, first The Dark … Continue reading