When Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy concluded last year, one thing above all that could be said for the three movies is they’re absolutely gorgeous. That was a consistent exemption applied to Jackson’s work over the past decade, actually. Whatever you think overall of King Kong, The Lovely Bones or that second Tolkien set, you have to admit they all feature extraordinary visuals.
We have Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie to… Continue reading Remember 'Lord of the Rings' Cinematographer Andrew Leslie With Five of His Best Shots
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Coming this March, Lego’s Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier play set, which comes with mini-figs for Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Nick Fury and Maria Hill (via Live for Film):
Learn about the geometry involved in the films of Akira Kurosawa via the underrated The Bad Sleep Well and a brief video… Continue reading Today in Movie Culture: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' Akira Kurosawa, 'The Lord of the Rings' and More
It is over. With six films, and approximately 8,754 minutes (if you count the extended editions), Peter Jackson is all done with Middle-earth. First came The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and now The Hobbit trilogy. How do we feel, where do we go from here, and what will become of New Zealand now that the hobbits are moving out of the shire? These are all good questions… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' vs. 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'
In their extended (and superior) cuts, the three films of the Lord of the Rings trilogy run 680 minutes. That’s just over 11-and-a-half hours. Add in the six or so hours from the first two Hobbit movies and you have a lot of movie. Now, picking the 20 best single moments from these five movies doesn’t seem so foolhardy. If anything, it seems too… Continue reading The 20 Greatest Middle-earth Movie Moments from 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'
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'