A magical land that you’ve seen a million times before, but also completely different.
After a lot of speculation, Peter Jackson has released a statement confirming that The Hobbit, which was previously intended to span two films, will now be turned into a trilogy.
Jackson, who also directed The Lord of the Rings trilogy, made the announcement on his Facebook page, after previously hinting of the possible addition of a third film at this year’s Comic-Con. The statement explained that, as a fan and filmmaker, Jackson didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to tell the full story of The Hobbit and, having seen a rough version of the first film as well as a large chunk of the second, he believes that there is enough story to fill a third instalment.
The book itself is shorter than each of The Lord of the Rings novels, which can only mean that the film adaptations will leave out none of the plot details. In fact, the story will be added to using some of the material that featured in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings books. The goal of this new trilogy is, according to Jackson’s statement ‘to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth’. If this really is the case, and not just a way to get more money from fans, then this could be the first film adaptation that hasn’t disappointed fans by leaving out interesting plot points.
The first film in The Hobbit trilogy, An Unexpected Journey, is set to hit cinemas worldwide on the 14th of December, the second, which will no longer be called There and Back Again, will come out the following year, 13th of December 2013, the final film will arrive some time during summer 2014. All films will be available in both 2D and 3D.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Hobbit? Do you think that it should be turned into three films? Which of The Lord of the Rings movies was your favourite? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and hit the like button.
To avoid my usual pun about Spiderman info hitting the web, I’m just going to say that there is a new trailer for the upcoming superhero film The Amazing Spiderman and you can see it here, or in many other places.
So far all we’ve really seen is the action, but this time we get to see what’s at the heart of the story. Peter desperately wants to discover the truth about his parents, where are they and why did they leave him with his aunt and uncle. While going on this journey of discovery, he becomes Spiderman and learns that he can be a hero.
The film’s director, Marc Webb (oh come on seriously), said, at a press event, that he thinks of this as less about Spiderman and more about Peter Parker and his origin story. Having suffered in silence through the last attempt at bring Spiderman to the big screen, I can honestly say that a character driven film will be a welcome change.
Though the well-developed characters and interesting plot take precedence over all else, in my eyes, let’s not forget about the action. The trailer gives us a better look at the lizard, who looks to be a formidable enemy for the young web slinger. When creating the character Webb aimed for a facial design that would be able to show emotions, though the only emotion shown in the trailer is anger, I’m sure there’s a full range of others to come in the movie.
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The Farrelly brothers have announced that a sequel to the 1994 comedy film Dumb and Dumber will start filming in September and will feature the original stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. This news comes just in time to knock Anchorman 2 off its pedestal, if it’s true that is.
While it is entirely possible that a sequel is indeed in the works, I am concerned about what date the announcement was made on. Peter Farrelly told ComingSoon.net, about the sequel, yesterday, April Fool’s Day, at a press event for his film The Three Stooges. Still, it does seem as though the information is indeed real, which means we can expect to see Harry and Lloyd back doing stupid things very soon.
However, it has been eighteen years since the last film, not counting the prequel, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry met Lloyd, which didn’t involve the Farrelly brothers or the original cast. Once again I’m left wondering whether or not a sequel would ruin the original, but for some reason, with this one, I don’t really think it matters. Let’s face it, the film isn’t exactly remembered for its riveting story and complex sub-plots, it’s slapstick. Plus, considering how surprising the announcement is, I don’t think expectations are going to be unreasonably high, so bring it on.
What do you think? Are you happy about this announcement? What do you think the plot will be? Do you think it’s just an April Fool’s Day joke? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below. Also, don’t forget to follow and like the like button.
Titan Comics are releasing a comic book series based on the hit US TV show Family Guy. The comics will feature characters from the show, including the Griffin Family, Quagmire, Joe and even Cleveland. The return of Cleveland indicates that it will not be canon with the shows, though it will follow a similar structure.
American’s can expect to see the first issue of this comic on the 27th of July, but non-American’s will have to wait a bit longer. How much longer is, at this moment, unclear, but Titan Comics is a big multinational company that makes tie in movie and TV comics, so it shouldn’t be too long before they have the comic on shelves worldwide.
This is not the first Family Guy comic series, in 2006 a three issue miniseries, 100 Ways to Kill Lois, was released. The comic matched the style of the show perfectly, which includes the use of cut away sequences. Family Guy can translate extremely well to comics, as proven by 100 Ways to Kill Lois. Let’s just hope that this one can also maintain the good aspects of the show, while offering some fresh storylines.
The comic will be drawn by, comic book artists, SL Gallant and Anthony Williams. No story writers have been announced yet.
What do you think? Are you excited about the comic? Did you like the previous Family Guy comics? Do you like the show?
Something, Something, Something, Dark Side is the second instalment of the Family Guys take on the original Star Wars trilogy. The first, Blue Harvest, was a critical success, but this sequel episode wasn’t received as positively.
Although it can’t be denied that the episode is good for a few laughs, it just isn’t at the same standard as its predecessor. Brian and Peter as Chewie and Hans, respectively, was one of the best things in Blue Harvest, yet it was practically absent from this episode.
I did enjoy when they point out certain movie rules, for example; Look we got four or five of the main characters on board I think we’ll be fine’. As well as the return of some Family Guy jokes, Consuela the maid, the big chicken, I’m not going to say who it is, but someone’s going to do the hurt knee thing and Meg gets told to shut up.
Not the best episode, but it’s still good for providing some much needed laughs. Although I recommend watching it on TV rather than buying it, 45 minutes just isn’t a long enough episode to warrant buying it on its own.
If you’ve seen it let me know what you thought by voting and commenting below. If you haven’t seen it still do those things (no one will judge you).