The Last Days of American Crime | Story Beats Haphazardly stitched together

The Colombiana - and Taken 2 & 3 - director, Olivier Megaton, is back with an adaptation of Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini's graphic novel "The Last Days of American Crime." Maybe his previous films do not inspire much confidence or you might like one or two of them but with a cast including Edgar … Continue reading The Last Days of American Crime | Story Beats Haphazardly stitched together

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug | More impressive and entertaining

It is the second instalment of the three part film adapted from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Directed by Peter Jackson The Desolation of Smaug follows An Unexpected Journey and stars Ian McKellen, Luke Evans, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lily & Orlando Bloom. Premise: The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their … Continue reading The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug | More impressive and entertaining

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | Epic, entertaining but a bit stretched

Based partly on J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit, or There and Back Again and partly on the appendices to The Return of the King. The film was directed by Peter Jackson and stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, and Richard Armitage among a slew of talented actors. Premise: A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to … Continue reading The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | Epic, entertaining but a bit stretched