Tag Archives: Tolkien
His career in ruins, Peter Jackson sees no reason why he shouldn’t just plough through and ruin Tolkien’s legacy permanently.
Director: Peter Jackson Certificate: 12A Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry Running Time: 161 min Plot: Embarking on the middle chapter of their Middle-earth saga, Bilbo et al continue to walk, run, fight and float their way towards the Lonely Mountain. And a […]
After much grumbling about the death of the BBC’s current Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) in series two and a great deal of hypothesising about his resurrection in the upcoming third series, we finally have a release date: The first episode of Sherlock series 3, titled ‘The Empty Hearse’, will be aired on New Year’s Day […]
To quote Tolkien-hater Hugo Dyson…’Oh no! Not another fuc***g’ biopic! Clearly cashing in on the current popularity of the Hobbit trilogy, Fox Searchlight have decided to make a feature length film celebrating the life and times of John Ronald Ruel Tolkien. Apparently the focus will be on his early life, especially the traumatic World War […]
A while ago I wrote a piece for The Mancunion film section ‘Contrary Corner’ (which can be found online here http://mancunion.com/2013/10/14/contrary-corner-the-desolation-of-smaug-more-like-the-desolation-of-tolkien/ ) in which I discussed / vented my hatred for Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, or more specifically the first instalment, An Unexpected Journey. The arguments presented in the article were snipped from a 1,200 word Hobbit […]