AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

  • The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Tweet Review: 1st day, 1st show December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from the previous film 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', the sequel to the film will see the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Thorin Oakensheild (Richard Armitage) continue their journey to reclaim Lonely mountain from Smaug the dragon. 'The Hobbit: The...
  • What makes 'The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug' a smart film December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Sleeping dragons, as we know from our childhood literature, eventually awaken. If they didn't, there wouldn't be a story. So it's hardly news that in the second installment of Peter Jackson's 'Hobbit' trilogy, the dragon rouses from his slumber. What IS news: the franchise wakes up, too. Diehard fans might...
  • Masand reviews 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' December 15, 2012

    'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', directed by Peter Jackson, clocks in at a whopping 2 hours and 40 minutes, if you don't count the roughly 15 minutes it takes for the end credits to roll. But despite its gorgeous sweeping visuals, spectacular special effects, and some terrific action sequences, this...
  • Oscars: Adele, The Black Keys lead the song race December 13, 2012

    London: Singer Adele's 2012 Bond movie theme and songs by the Black Keys, Fiona Apple, Mumford & Sons and Norah Jones have been shortlisted for a Best Song Oscar nomination. The top acts join the likes of Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, Rick Ross and...
  • 'Lord of the Rings' team reunites for its prequel December 10, 2012

    The cast and crew of 'Lord of the Rings' has reunited for the movie's prequel 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'. Filmmaker Peter Jackson along with the stars of the movie were spotted at the New York premier of the movie. The new movie is the longawaited first installment in a...
  • 'The Hobbit' is a safe kind of danger: Peter Jackson December 8, 2012

    Wellington: Film maker Peter Jackson wants to scare children with his latest movie and perhaps even a few grown ups. The first of the Hobbit movie trilogy 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is about to hit theatres, and Jackson says he's tried to hold true to its roots...
  • 'The Hobbit' suffers from story bloat December 5, 2012

    Judging part one of Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings' prelude 'The Hobbit' is a bit like reviewing a film after seeing only the first act. Yet here goes: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is stuffed with Hollywood's latest technology 3D, highspeed projection and Dolby's Atmos surround sound system....
  • Superheroes, Bond, hobbits vie for effects Oscar November 30, 2012

    Los Angeles: James Bond, Snow White and a whole lot of hobbits and superheroes are in the running for the visualeffects prize at the Academy Awards. The superhero blockbusters 'The Avengers', 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'The Amazing SpiderMan' are among 10 films that made the cut for visualeffects nominations for...
  • Oscars: 'Argo,' 'The Master' jockey for attention October 1, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hollywood is in its usual hazy head space when it comes to the Academy Awards race. The dilemma: Handicapping the players when so many of the potential frontrunners have yet to show their game face. Films such as Ben Affleck's 'Argo' and Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman's 'The...
  • Director offers chance to visit 'Hobbit' sets December 26, 2011

    London: Director Peter Jackson is offering fans an opportunity to visit the sets of 'The Hobbit' in New Zealand to raise money for charity. The filmmaker is currently shooting the 'Lord of the Rings' prequel, based on JRR Tolkien's classic novel, with stars including Martin Freeman, Hugo Weaving, Sir Ian McKellen,...
  • Watch: Trailer of Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey December 21, 2011

    New Delhi: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug, producers Warner Brothers said on their website. Approached out of the blue by the...