"THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG" (2013) Review
The secondo part of Peter Jackson's film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel, "The Hobbit" recently hit the theaters. After watching it, I am amazed that I was ever against the idea of a three-film adaptation of the Tolkien's story.
Titled "THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG", the secondo film began not long after the first one left off. I take that back. The movie began with a flashback featuring a meet between the wizard Gandalf the Gray and the Dwarf prince, Thorin Oakenshield at...
Back in early 1981, ABC Televisione aired a miniseries about the lives of an Anglo-Irish immigrant family called "THE MANIONS OF AMERICA". Starring Pierce Brosnan and Kate Mulgrew, the miniseries aired in three parts and was marketed as the Irish-American version of the 1977 miniseries, "ROOTS".
"The Irish-American version of "ROOTS"? Hmmmm . . . I do not know if that similarity genuinely works. Yes, both miniseries focused upon the beginning of a family line in the United States. Both are family...
About a anno o so before his popolare Televisione series, "DOWNTON ABBEY" hit the airwaves, Julian Fellowes served as screenwriter to the lavish biopic about the early life and reign of Britain's Queen Victoria called "THE YOUNG VICTORIA". The 2009 movie starred Emily Blunt in the titolo role and Rupert Friend as the Prince Consort, Prince Albert.
"THE YOUNG VICTORIA" began during the last years in the reign of King William IV, Victoria's uncle. Acknowledge as the successivo ruler of Britain, Victoria became the...
There are only a handful of Televisione shows that I am very emotional about. There are only a handful that I consider to be among the best I have ever seen on the small screen. One of them happened to be the 1991-1993 ABC series, "HOMEFRONT". Not only do I view it as one of the few Televisione series that turned out to be consistently first-rate from beginning to end, it also has one of the best pilot episodes I have ever seen.
Several years ago, I had come across an articolo that provided a lista of old classics that the autore felt might be overrated. One of those Film turned out to be the 1939 Oscar winning film, "GONE WITH THE WIND". Not only did the autore accuse the movie of being both racist and sexist, he also claimed that the movie had not aged very well over the past seven decades.
Did I agree with the author? Well, let me put it this way. I would say that "GONE WITH THE WIND" has managed to withstand the tests of time . . ....
When I first that Joel and Ethan Coen was about to release a new film, I rejoiced. When I learned that this new movie - called "HAIL, CAESAR!" - would be set in old Hollywood, my joy increased. Then I discovered that this new film would be released in February of this year. And . . . my anticipation decreased. Somewhat.
Now, why would my anticipation for "HAIL, CAESAR!" dampened after learning about its release date? Simple. February is one of those months that is considered da the movie industry as the graveyard for...
"THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO" (1934) Review
I have seen only two versions of Alexandre Dumas père's 1845 novel, "The Count of Monte Cristo" in my past - the 1975 Televisione version with Richard Chamberlain and the 2002 Disney film with James Cavielzel. While Leggere a good number of articoli about the movie versions of the novel, I came across numerous praises for the 1934 adaptation that starred Robert Donat. And since I happened to like Dumas' story so much, I decided to see how much I would like this older version.
"THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY" (2012) Review
I had nothing against the news of New Line Cinema's attempt to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 novel, "The Hobbit" for the screen. But I had no idea that the studio, along with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Brothers would end up stringing out the adaptation into three movies. Three. That seemed a lot for a 300-page novel. The first chapter in this three-page adaptation turned out to be the recente release, "THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY".
Some forty-five years ago, autore Herman Wouk wrote ”The Winds of War”, a bestselling novel about the experiences of a middle-aged U.S. Navy officer and his family during the early years of World War II. A decade later, ABC Televisione and producer David Wolper brought his story to the Televisione screen with a seven-part, fourteen-and-a-half ora miniseries that became a ratings hit and a major Emmy and Golden Globe nominee.