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The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

January 31, 2015

Its one thing to complain about the decision to make The Hobbit into 3 films for monetary purposes. But when that decision legitimately affects the quality of the films its something else entirely, and that is just what has happened here. The third Hobbit film has an odd story structure which pretty much relies on […]

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

December 21, 2013

I went into Desolation of Smaug with caution. After all, Unexpected Journey let me down quite a lot. There were a lot of problems I was worried would carry over. Some did, but some were fixed, making this a solid effort at an epic fantasy, even though it still pales in comparison to its big […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2013

February 3, 2013

While 2012 had a lot of releases to look forward to at this time last year, 2013 isn’t looking as promising.  However, with that said, these “looking forward to” lists are, while fun, really quite useless.  The best films of the year will likely be those who slip under the radar rather than the sequels […]

My 2012-2013 Oscar Predictions – Part 2: The Technicals

January 26, 2013

These next categories are usually the categories I am most interested in when watching the Oscars, because they can have a tendancy to honour films that would usually be overlooked in the more prominent categories. These are the categories which focus on the video and audio details of the film. VISUAL EFFECTS: The Hobbit: An […]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Part 2)

December 20, 2012

Alright, I feel like I have to chime in on the visuals of this movie. Yes, the production values look very consistent with the first trilogy. Yes, the special effects are up to Middle Earth Par, especially the Eagles. Well, okay, the goofier stuff not so much (i.e. The Goblin King). But what I really […]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (part 1)

December 17, 2012

I’ve decided to split my review into two parts The first will focus on the story elements of the film while the second will look at the technical and visual aspects. Part 1 I have to admit that I went into this film skeptical, despite being a big Tolkien fan (or perhaps because of that). […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2012

October 2, 2011

5. The Avengers The Avengers has become more of a spectacle than a film. But that’s okay, I’m willing to take part in the spectacle. This movie has been hyped up since Iron Man in 2008 so I highly doubt that it will meet those expectations. Still, having that many superheroes in one movie together […]