Posts Tagged ‘Peter Jackson’

The Adventures of Tintin: Teaser Trailer

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — I have to admit when I heard the title for “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn,” I wasn’t overly optimistic for the movie. It sounded like something that was going straight to DVD. However, my interest piqued when I started seeing who[...]

The Adventures of Tintin: Two Posters

— by ADAM POYNTER — “The Adventures of Tintin” is a series of comic strips (now referred to as comic books) created by the Belgian artist George Rémi in 1929. They weave a tale about an adventurous young reporter who goes on adventures that have a simple and formulaic[...]

Two More Added to ‘The Hobbit’ Cast

— by LAUDELYS MIRANDA — After the success of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, it only seemed natural to continue with the story. Peter Jackson — the director behind the first trilogy — is already working on the first film of a new franchise with “The Hobbit.[...]

Peter Jackson’s First Video Blog from ‘The Hobbit’ Set

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Yesterday, Peter Jackson gleefully released a 10-minute behind-the-scenes video for “The Hobbit,” which began production a few weeks ago. For those not aware, it’s been a long time coming. Due to myriad issues, which consisted of an illness, financial trou[...]

Production Has Begun on ‘The Hobbit’

Production has commenced in Wellington, New Zealand, on “The Hobbit,” filmmaker Peter Jackson’s two film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s widely-read masterpiece. “The Hobbit” is set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings,”[...]

Peter Jackson Directing Two ‘Hobbit’ Films Back-to-Back

The two films based on “The Hobbit” are now greenlit and will begin principal photography in February 2011, under the direction of Peter Jackson, it was jointly announced by: Toby Emmerich, president and chief operating officer of New Line Cinema; Alan Horn, president and chief operating[...]

Guillermo Del Toro Departs from ‘The Hobbit’

— by BEN FOWLER — Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro has stepped down from directing “The Hobbit.” In a joint statement released to “Lord of The Rings” fan site, Del Toro said it was “the hardest decision of my life.” Whilst Executive Producer [...]

Sir Ian McKellen Says ‘The Hobbit’ Starts In July

— by BEN FOWLER — Oops! Sir Ian McKellen seems to have let the proverbial cat out of the bag. On his official site, the legendary thespian blogged how “The Hobbit” films will begin shooting in July of this year, how the filming will take over a year to complete and[...]

Under Review: ‘The Lovely Bones’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Philosophers such as Kierkegaard have always questioned God and the afterlife, but the question is not whether or not such a thing as Heaven exists, the question is “how do you depict something that has not been photographed and quite frankly might not be[...]

‘District 9′ DVD Bonus: Transformation of Wikus

— by ALEXA MILAN — From its ingenious viral marketing campaign to the original and thrilling final product, the low-budget sci-fi film “District 9” was 2009’s biggest surprise hit, scoring at the box office and with critics. Now, the first movie from South African director[...]

‘The Hobbit’: A Premise of Contradictions?

— by BEN FOWLER — I could not be more split down the middle when it comes to the thought of a “Hobbit” film/s. Don’t get me wrong, I want to see “The Hobbit” onscreen. But when I read stories and information released about what they are planning and quotes from the film[...]

‘District 9’ DVD Bonus: The Alien Agenda

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — This summer, one film surprised film goers more than any other. “District 9,” is the directorial debut of director Neil Blomkamp, but it garnered attention because of the name that was attached to all of the movie’s trailers and posters[...]

A Clip From ‘The Lovely Bones’

— by ALEXA MILAN — After repeatedly being pushed back, Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones” finally hits theaters this holiday season. Based on the trailer and early footage, this film possibly will be a major awards contender this year. Based on the bestselling novel by Alice Sebold[...]

Under Review: ‘District 9’

— by ROB COX — “District 9” is an intriguing work of science fiction that, while cleverly imagined and well acted, has become more of a critical darling than it deserves. To be sure, first-time director Neill Blomkamp (who also co-wrote the screenplay) has crafted a decent[...]