The Hobbit Movies – Thank God THAT’S Over

I was never your biggest Tolkien fan – I had read the Lord of the Rings once as a kid, but the movies got me back in.  There seemed to be a genuine desire to stay true to the source material, and most of the changes made you could at least make a case for it… Continue reading The Hobbit Movies – Thank God THAT’S Over

Movie Review – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Many people were nervous when Peter Jackson wanted to make two movies out of The Hobbit, and it only deepened when three were discussed.  The first movie was pretty divisive – Tolkien purists disliked the changes, and the added parts with the council and the Necromancer bothered some folks.  Others felt that if they got… Continue reading Movie Review – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Movie Review – The Adventures of Tintin

I FINALLY got back to the theater yesterday, as we took the kids to see The Adventures of Tintin.  It’s a wonderful 3D animated adventure movie based on the comics by Belgian artist Hergé.  It uses the ever more prevalent performance capture, and since it has Peter Jackson co-producing along with Steven Spielberg and Kathleen… Continue reading Movie Review – The Adventures of Tintin

Reboots? Remakes? It’s all good

I know most of us have made fun of, or lamented, the various forms of media and their obsession with making new forms of the same story over and over.  Whether it’s yet another adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, or DC Comics pushing the reset button on darn near their whole continuity, or a carefully… Continue reading Reboots? Remakes? It’s all good