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PopMatters Film Preview: December 2014
5 Dec 2014 // 7:44 AM
This is it, the final push for the 2014 Awards Season, which includes some big names, some Academy almosts, and subjects as diverse as snipers, orphans, civil rights, and paintings of children with big, sad eyes.
The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - December 2013
6 Dec 2013 // 2:35 AM
Like a great battle, or a criminal desperately trying to avoid capture, Hollywood breaks out the big guns this month, giving us new efforts from Martin Scorsese, David O. Russell, the Coen Brothers, and Spike Jonze, along with the typical mainstream holiday fare.
What Happens When Humans Go a-Hobbiting?
20 Dec 2012 // 5:25 PM
More than 100 “hobbits” journeying from a half dozen countries to celebrate the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the Middle of Middle-earth (aka Wellington, New Zealand). They developed a unique fan fellowship—and along the way, met Peter Jackson.
The Last Witch Hunt: The Legacy of the West Memphis Three
28 Oct 2012 // 6:15 PM
Teenage outcasts often feel like the world is against them; in 1994, three adolescents in West Memphis, Arkansas, experienced proof that it actually was. Now, despite being freed after 18 years of wrongful imprisonment, the battle of the West Memphis Three is not concluded.
'The Battle of the Five Armies' Brings a Bloated Trilogy to Its End
6 Apr 2015 // 9:10 PM
This epic flick concludes a trilogy that, in retrospect, should have been a duology.
'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Is a Solid, not Sublime, Send-off
19 Dec 2014 // 3:04 AM
If all you care about is action, of witnessing outstanding special F/X and genre fantasy fashioned by a true master of such material, then this will satisfy your needs to no end.
Bigger... Badder... Better? 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'
11 Dec 2013 // 5:15 AM
When you consider the spectacle involved and the edge of your seat derring-do on display, The Desolation of Smaug can't help but satisfy.
Why Did 'The Hobbit' Become the Most (Unjustly?) Ignored Movie of Awards Season?
31 Jan 2013 // 3:00 AM
I forgot to look at my watch. Forgot there was a world outside of Jackson’s conception of Middle Earth and when the movie arrived to its conclusion -- the first of two cliffhangers -- all I knew is I wanted more.
Peter Jackson's brave new world: the grief-stricken dreamscape of 'The Lovely Bones'
11 Jan 2010 // 8:00 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — After four flamboyant epics — the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and a remake of "King Kong" — Peter Jackson has moved to a film that's