Peter Jackson

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Where An Unexpected Journey was long and disappointing, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will reunite the adventure seekers with a relentless spat of scenes taken right out of the original novel. Returning from where the heroes left off, they pick themselves up by their bootstraps and find a little courage to trek on.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Almost nine years after The Return of the King provided the capstone to the cinematic adaptation of The Lord of the Rings and sweeping the 2003 Academy Awards, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey takes us back to Middle Earth. Although sluggish at first, this film tends to appropriately depict the lighter fare of J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantastical world when compared to the dark, evil intentions found in the sequel’s antagonists.

The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin Movie Review

2011 has been a busy year for Steven Spielberg, specifically December. Super 8 was a collaboration with director J.J. Abrams that commingled much of the themes and styles of both filmmakers. For The Adventures of Tintin, Spielberg turned to Peter Jackson to assist with the motion-capture process in order to successfully adapt the colorful world of Hergé's Tintin.

>Notes on 3D in 2011

Things have changed slightly from my original article posted well over a year and a half ago regarding my criticism of 3D. In the original article A Case Against 3D Cinema, I mainly touched upon the higher prices, the studios' future reliance on the format, and how true artists will be the ones who make the most of the additional dimension. I still stand by my comments, especially now that I have additional proof to support my criticism.