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Hercules – Paramount – Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVDDirector: Brett RatnerCast: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie. Full cast + crew

It’s understandable if you were burned by The Legend of Hercules earlier this year and don’t want to take a risk on yet another studio movie about the mythic strongman, but if you give Brett Ratner’s Hercules a shot, you might be presently surprised by how… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Hercules,' 'Maleficent,' 'The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug - Extended Edition,' and More

Originally the last film in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit series was to be called There and Back Again. However, Jackson and the studio decided to add in a third movie to the franchise, and that title was dropped because it no longer represented the last movie. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was declared to be a more fitting title. It’s also… Continue reading 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' Trailer Marches Into War

Hobbit Desolation of Smaug Blu-rayThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Warner Bros. – Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray combo pack, and DVDDirector: Peter JacksonCast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage,Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly. Full cast + crew

It’s a little strange that I find myself becoming a big fan of The Hobbit films considering I wasn’t a hard-core fan of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I can’t exactly pinpoint the difference between… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Hit Home

Not long ago comedian and apparent J. R. R. Tolkien enthusiast Stephen Colbert revealed to fellow late night host David Letterman that he actually had a cameo in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. As you can see in the clip below, Letterman didn’t seem to believe Colbert when he insisted that his entire family flew to New Zealand to visit Peter Jackson’s set and ended up… Continue reading Did You Catch Stephen Colbert's Cameo in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'?

The middle movie of a trilogy is rarely looked at like the middle child. The middle child is forgotten. Thanks to The Empire Strikes Back, Toy Story 2, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, The Dark Knight and Spider-Man 2, that isn’t always the case for films. Sure, there are more examples of a bad middle (Men in Black II), but we have hope with number two.

At first it didn’t… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' vs. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'