Beowulf (2007) – Robert Zemeckis

I’m enjoying exploring DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book, and the current chapter on Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales is bringing me all manner of film to partake in. Today, it brings me Robert Zemeckis’ take on the epic poem Beowulf. Always a technically inovative director, Zemeckis decided to make the film with computer…

The Shannara Chronicles: Season 1

Fantasy television series always have a hard time proving themselves on television. For every Game of Thrones or Xena: Warrior Princess, there’s a Wizards and Warriors or Covington Cross. While television viewers are happy to welcome superheroes and aliens into their living rooms on weekly basis, elves, dwarves and trolls have had a tougher time…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) – Peter Jackson

  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a love letter to and for Tolkien fans, and it was a joy to walk the lands of Middle Earth again (and yes, I got weepy eyed when I found myself back in the Shire, and in that comfy hole in the ground known as Bag End). Non-fans…

The Newsroom S01 E09 – The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate

Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama picks up right where least week’s ep left us hanging… in the dark. Literally. A power outage causes an interruption in the entire building, and Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) asks Mackenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) what their contingency plan is. On the fly, Emily gets the entire newsroom motivated to do a…

Pixar’s Brave

Pixar doesn’t need me to defend them from the trolls and bullies of cyberspace, I’ll let their work speak for itself, and it is a very impressive body of work, only two real missteps in twelve films (I was willing to forgive the original Cars, which was fun, and gorgeous to look at, but Cars…

What Did I Watch This Week? Vol. 1

Welcome to the weekend! And what a week it’s been, between work, reading, chasing down interviews and blogging how did I find time to watch all the things I talk about below… I really don’t know. I kept a running list of all the things I watched this weekend, and well, it’s a lot! But…