The Hobbit: A Unexpected Journey (2012) Review

I never really liked the Lord of the Rings. Some people call it the greatest trilogy ever made, while others will even argue they are some of the greatest films ever. The people who believe in the latter will usually be huge Tolkien fans, knowing the book inside out and satisfied that Peter Jackson did a fantastic job of putting all the intricate details on the screen. For that reason, I felt a bit excluded by the whole trilogy. I was interested in the journey of the Hobbits and the battles, as many as there were, were brilliant to watch, but it felt … Continue reading The Hobbit: A Unexpected Journey (2012) Review

Nativity (2009) Review

Britain has some great comic actors that the British film industry relies on heavily. My last review, Attack the Block, had Nick Frost lending some heavyweight, British comic actor support. Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz wouldn’t have worked if it hadn’t been for the partnership of Frost and Pegg. The list of dependable British comic talent that can be used is pretty extensive, David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Paul Kay, Ricky Gervais, James Cordon, Richard Ayoade and Chris O’Dowd to name a few. You can’t rely solely on these actors to make your film work though. People have tried before. Mitchell and … Continue reading Nativity (2009) Review