The Amber Spyglass (2000) – Philip Pullman

The final novel in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is on the book shelf this week, and I was curious to know if it would have the same effect on me as it did when I first read it eighteen years ago. I remembered nothing of the final half of the book after a…

The Golden Compass (2007) – Chris Weitz

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film following my screening of The Fellowship of the Ring is this adaptation of the first book in His Dark Materials trilogy, The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman. It’s obvious that the film was planned as the first in a trilogy, much in the…

Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010) – Martyn Pick

This week, Anchor Bay unleashes the animated version of the Games Workshop tabletop game and brings unfamiliar viewers into an expansive, dystopian, and violent world. The downside to the film is that CG films have such high standards now, set by Pixar, Dreamworks, and others, that I expected a higher level to the facial textures…