In 2004, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King achieved a near-unprecedented sweep of the Oscars. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, it won all 11, including Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design, Best Adapted Screenplay (Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, & Peter Jackson), Best Director (Jackson), and the Big One
The epic Peter Jackson series, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, gets a new trailer that reveals just how he was able to extend this in to three full-length (and then some) films. Of course there’s the epic beast Smaug, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, but also throw in a doomed romance for Legolas
The Hobbit: There And Back Again has a new release date. The film was slated to arrive in theaters on July 18, 2014, but New Line Cinema and MGM have now been moved the release date to December 17, 2014. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was a box office success
The beautiful thing about literature is that the way the characters and environments look, the tone, the mood are all at the discretion of the reader. So when a book is adapted into film often directors receive grief because they didn’t do it “right”. The biggest book-film adaptation of the moment is of course Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, an adaptation of J.R.R.Tolkein’s 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. So how true was Jackson’s interpretation of one of the most iconic fantasy novels of all time?
An argument arose on Twitter the other day when a fellow critic and friend inquired as to whether or not he should see Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3D and 48fps or in standard 24fps and 2D. As is typical, everyone voiced their opinions, leading to some
Skepticism has loomed over The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth, for several months now. The doubt first began when it was announced that Jackson would be splitting J.R.R. Tolkien’s 310-page book into a trilogy of films that would accumulate to around eight hours of cinema.
We know not everyone has time for every major release or big movie, so instead of featuring 10 great films a month, these are truly the ones that cannot be missed. They’ll either be films coming out in theaters that week or something on Netflix I think that’s worth the watch.
22 days and counting until we revisit Middle Earth in Peter Jackon’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Of course, we here at Screen Invasion are excited and already have tickets in hand for the theatrical release. Over the past year they’ve released tons of TV spots and trailers and one super fan
The case of the “West Memphis Three” is well-trod ground. Not only was it exhaustively examined by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky in their Paradise Now trilogy, but it’s also the subject of a new documentary, West of Memphis, directed by Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) and co-produced by Hollywood
Ok…who’s ready to go back to Middle Earth? Raise your hand. Yup, I’m with you. Amazingly, it has been almost 10 years since we’ve checked in on the folks in Middle Earth, as Return of the King was released in 2003! The first trailer came to us almost a year
Now that we know that The Hobbit will officially be a trilogy instead of just a part 1 and part 2, Peter Jackson and company have released a new trailer. We only see a few short shots of anything new so this isn’t that exciting of a post, but still,
As Director Peter Jackson began to make the trek back to his daring version of Middle Earth, he never imagined that journey would be multi-pronged. Yet with Warner Bros. Studios in need of a new tent pole franchise, Jackson has announced that his latest J. R. R. Tolkien romp, The
Before heading into this Oscar-focused analysis of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, I’d like to take some time to remember all lives directly affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, where James Holmes killed and injured people who attended a midnight screening of the film on its opening night.
Anthony Ingruber is a talented impressionist who also acts in films and TV. He’s done plenty of impressions that range from Leonardo DiCaprio to Daniel Day Lewis and continues to post up a vast range of awesome famous impressions. You can see him in The Name of God which is