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Alice in Wonderland (2010) – Tim BurtonĀ 

The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my viewing of The Wizard of Oz, is a bit of a swing and a miss. … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) – Peter Jackson

The last installment of Peter Jackson’s gorgeous adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novel, The Lord of the Rings, is very welcome indeed on the 101 Action Movies list. Lord of … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) – Peter Jeackson

From the off Peter Jackson’s second installment in The Hobbit trilogy feels like a stronger, more confident picture than it’s still enjoyable predecessor, An Unexpected Journey. Based on the novel … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

Wicked Awesome (or wicksome as I like to say). That’s what this book is. It’s absolutely bril, and a geek dream come true. What a fantastic ride. It’s like this … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Soundtrack (2012) -Howard Shore

One thing I constantly said about the Star Wars prequels as they came along… Even if they aren’t great, it’ll give me new music by John Williams. After Williams, and … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

There and Back Again: Remembering The Return of the King

The Return of the King… oh… I cried… And I know people often complain about how many endings the film seems to have. Personally I was ok with that, because … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

There and Back Again: Remembering The Two Towers

The Two Towers… The thing I was most looking forward to in my return to Middle-Earth with this film was the rumor that the battle of Helm’s Deep was supposed … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

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