Greetings programs! This week we’re talking about the newly released Korean Sci-Fi film JUNG_E which just dropped on Netflix, and the not-so-newly released Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which just dropped on Disney+.
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Here’s a last trailer for the upcoming last instalment of The Hobbit. We’re almost through this people!
Continue reading ““The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” Final Trailer: We’re Almost Done”
Two more posters for the cast of thousands. The tweet for the Bilbo poster says it’s the last one. One can only hope.
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Bilbo and Gandalf get their own one sheets for the upcoming third chapter in the Hobbit series. Just think: about a hundred posters, 6 trailers, and just one movie more and we can finally be done with this.
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The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on a Monday and a month earlier this year to accommodate both the VMAs and NFL season. But it’s okay, you’ve seen this show before. No, really. Seth Meyers gave a fantastic monologue but beyond that it was pretty much a lot of the same as last year and the year before. I was so bored that I couldn’t even muster up annoyance at the fact that the President of TV (as Stephen Colbert called him) literally put Sofia Vergara onto a rotating pedestal so that people would have something to look at while he spoke. Continue reading “66th Primetime Emmys: Water Cooler Edition – Sofia Vergara Rotating on a Pedestal”
The “defining chapter of The Lord of The Rings” happens to be called “The Hobbit” despite not having much Hobbit.
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Peter Jackson is an interesting film maker. A background in indie films, specifically indie horror films, he was raised to the top of the A-List when he successfully pulled off adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s _The Lord of the Rings_ trilogy to the big screen. Those movies are not perfect by any stretch but the books were so rich and full of detail that the theatrical releases actually felt like they were lacking despite being a combined length of over 9 hours.
Now we’re on the second part of his adaptation of _The Hobbit_, the book that preceded the epic trilogy that was _The Lord of the Rings_. That book however is actually pretty short and while it has enough detail to serve the story’s purpose it has nowhere near the depth or scope that the later trilogy does.
Herein lies one of the problems with _The Desolation of Smaug_: You can’t turn a 300 page book into 9 hours of movie without padding the story, and Jackson has padded the story so much, and messed up the pacing so much, that while I don’t think it’s a bad film I also don’t think it’s a great one.
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Hot on the heels of the [8 new posters](https://awesomefriday.ca/2013/11/awesome-8-new-posters-for-the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug/) there’s a shiny new 3 minute trailer for _The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug_. Let’s watch!
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A whole slew of new posters have been released for _The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug_. Seven are character posters mostly for new and more heavily featured characters in the second film plus an new theatrical poster!
Let’s take a look!
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Speaking of Martin Freeman, did you know that FX is adapting the Coen Brothers film Fargo into a 10 episode mini series? Well now you do. Good news is they’ve cast Freeman to star opposite Billy Bob Thorton in it.
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Good news everyone! There’s a new banner and trailer for the upcoming second Hobbit film _The Desolation of Smaug_! Let’s take a look!
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The Sherlock panel at ComicCon happened yesterday and by all accounts it was quite a bit of fun if light on the news. The highlight may be this video that stars Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch sent in to greet the attendees (they are off filming in New Zealand and couldn’t attend in person).
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Sooo there is a trailer for the next instalment of The Hobbit (and a poster too). Let’s tale a look!
Continue reading “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer: That, My Lad, Was A Dragon.”
Another of my most anticipated films of 2013 gets a teaser trailer. Let’s watch!
Continue reading “The World’s End Teaser”