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Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Resolutions.

2012 is coming to a close now it is time for some New Year's Resolutions! I have never made a real New Year's resolutions list before, but it seemed like a good idea for the year to come. Here is the list.
Watch More Movies
Go to the theaters more often
Finish the many unfinished drafts in my achieve
Reach 100 followers
Make video reviews
Post at least 200 posts or more
Finish the Mass Effect video game trilogy again
Write Video Game reviews
Post My Top 100 Favorite Movies List with Montage Video. (This has been in the works for almost a year and a half but I kept waiting for movies such as The Hobbit, Avengers, Dark Knight Rises ect. If everything goes as planned I will start posting the list in February)
 
There are two friends of mine that I know will like this picture.
 
 
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

How to Train Your Dragon Review.

Thoughts: How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 DreamWorks animated fantasy film staring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and America Ferrera. As I have said previously I am not the biggest fan of kid's animated films like Pixar or most DreamWorks despite my interest in the art of animation. However, How to Train Your Dragon was different in that it felt more like a great fantasy film and less like a kid's animated movie. There was a surprising lack of humor, especially for a DreamWorks film, if How to Train Your Dragon's story was used in an live-action movie it would have mostly worked well. Also the action was actually really well done, probably the best in a 3D animation feature film. There were things in the movie that I did not expect for a family film, those things just are not in most animated movies, with the exception of Mask of the Phantasm. The only family animated I have seen that is better than How to Train Your Dragon is Rango because it was so ridiculously hilarious. Without spoiling the plot, the reason for the main character Hiccup to "Train" his Dragon was actually really clever, opposed to what one would expect from such a movie. The soundtrack is another highlight, it has one of the best I have ever heard in a film (more on that below). The look and atmosphere of the world is fantastic, in some ways similar to one of my favorite video games, Skyrim. The only real problem with the movie was the main character Hiccup in the beginning of the film. Although he needed a starting to grow as a character, he was far too much of a wimp upon his first encounter with a Dragon, being almost unlikable until later in the film. However, that is a small quibble to an overall fantastic animated film.



Directed by: Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
Genre: Animated, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
Release Date: March 26, 2010
Running Time: 98 minutes
MMPA rating: PG


The Good: Amazing soundtrack, Clever plot device, Surprising ending, Great action scenes, Original fantasy plot, Top notch voice cast, Great visuals,

The Bad: Hiccup was too much of a wimp in the beginning,


Plot: The island of Berk is a Viking village that is plagued by attacks from dragons that steal their livestock and burn their homes. Hiccup, the awkward son of the village chieftain, Stoick the Vast, uses a cannon contraption he invented and shoots down a dragon he thinks may be a Night Fury, a rare dragon nobody has ever actually seen. Hiccup locates the dragon in the forest, but finds he is unable to kill the helpless animal. Hiccup instead cuts it free, and the dragon disappears into the forest. Meanwhile, Stoick assembles a fleet to seek out the dragons' nest, but before he leaves, he places Hiccup in dragon-killing classes taught by Gobber, the village blacksmith

Note: All rating relative to other animated films, not live action.

Plot: 9.0/10- While there were a few "kid's movie" type plot points, it rarely felt like a kid's movie in any way. The story was surprisingly mature and went places were I did not expect. In some ways it reminded me of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in the "boy befriends strange creature" part, however the reason for it was just so clever yet rightfully understated. The exposition in explaining the dragons and the world the characters inhabit was done very and never slowed down the plot. One of the background characters even was a "Dungeons and Dragons" type nerd in his knowledge of the dragons and it made slight references to other fantasy films. Plus the teen-romance that often handled poorly was written very well, one of the best for a family film.

Action: 9.3/10- The high-flying action was spectacular, particularly for an animated film! The dragon battles actually showed the fighting between the creatures, unlike many other family films and the shot were all framed is skill.

Acting: 8.6/10- Jay Baruchel's performance was solid in the lead role and played the wimpy character well just like he does in his live-action roles. America Ferrera gave a stand-out fantastic voice performance as Astrid, giving the character depth. Other notable background actors were Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Gerard Butler all giving solid voice performances.

Art Style: 9.3/10- While the film is two years old, the animation is still just as stunning as ever. The quality of the furry and hair was top notch, which is often difficult to get right.

Soundtrack: 9.9/10- Wow, all I can say is just wow! The soundtrack was amazing, one of my favorite new Top 25 favorites. It captured the Viking setting perfectly, John Powell couldn't have done it any better.


Comedy: 7.9/10- Surprisingly there was not as much humor as one would expect from a Dream Works film, however what was there usually was humorous. The fact that the humor was not the main point of the film actually helped it to be taken more seriously, ultimately adding to the movie.

Would I Watch This Again: Most definitely, one of the few animated movies I want to watch again.

Overall: 9.0/10- Overall How to Train Your Dragon is a fantastic movie with a great ending and amazing visuals. An absolute must see for any fantasy fan.


Closing Comments: How to Train Your Dragon is a perfect example of how make a great fantasy film, with good atmosphere, fantastic music and a fun story.

Recommended For: Animation fans, Dream Works fans, Fantasy fans,



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366 Posts Accomplished!

The year is coming to a close and I recently accomplished my goal of at least 366 (leap year) posts in a year. Basically one post every day of the year only missing a few days. There is not a lot happening in film at this time but for some funny pictures tomorrow, and a 2013 movie preview sometime after New Year's Day, maybe even a Year's Resolution post. Success!
 
 
 
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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Trivia Saturday.

Congratulations JT and Jamie who answered the first. Here are today's questions.


Name the movie and characters that this quote is from:
"It doesn't matter who we are... what matters is our plan."

What does Lego mean in Danish?

What Holiday do Wookiees celebrate? 

What is Elvish and English of Gandalf's sword?
Answer: Glamdring, Foe-hammer

What is the name of your character's star-ship in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?
Answer: Ebon Hawk

What film is number one on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition)?
Answer: Citizen Kane

What is the name of Commander Shepard's star-ship in Mass Effect?
Answer: Normandy SR 1 and SR 2

Name the movie and characters that this quote is from:
"Here's looking at you kid."
Answer: Casablanca







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Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Followers Page.

Today I have added a new page for all the followers' blog buttons. If your button does not appear on the list please comment below or on the page and I will add it. Since many of the button on my side-bar are outdated, it seemed like the right time to update everything. Also I have finally figured out how to turn on comments for pages, now you can comment on my of my pages on the bar above.
 
There are two new blogs that I have recently discovered that I would like to highlight today, first being Rath's Reviews by Jordan. He reviews many recently release films with a rating system very similar to my own, and there is a link to his blog on the side-bar to the right or or Click here to read his blog.. I highly recommend you check it out.
 
Cupcakes to Lightsabers by The Sith Photographer is a self proclaimed nerd girl, who writes many humorous posts that I just cannot get enough of. Click here to check it out, epsecially if you are a Star Wars fan or nerd yourself and tell her James sent you.
 
Note: The reason I neither commented or posted yesterday is that I completely lost Internet until later in the day because of some bad weather.
 
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Never forget the true meaning of Christmas.


Merry Christmas and God bless you.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Funny Christmas Pictures.

Merry Christmas everyone! Here are some funny Christmas pictures.
 












 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Epic Christmas Music!

Last year I posted some of my favorite classic Christmas songs but if you want an epic Christmas listen to these tunes.

 
 
Carol of the Bells has never sounded more heavy metal epic!
 
 
 
Here is an assortment of epic Christmas music from various artists.
 
 
 
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Trivia Saturday.

I have just discovered that I accidentally removed last week's trivia not long after posting. 
Congratulations JT, Helen, and Alexandra Lanc for answering last week's first. Here is today's trivia.

What is Elvish and English of Gandalf's sword?

What is the name of your character's star-ship in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?

What film is number one on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition)?

What is the name of Commander Shepard's star-ship in Mass Effect?

Name the movie and characters that this quote is from:
"Here's looking at you kid."

Side Note: I added a new meme on the left side bar of my new favorite video game series.


Last week's answers:

Which YouTube video currently has the most views?
Answer: Gangnam Style

What newspaper does Spider-Man/Peter Parker take pictures for?
Answer: Daily Bugle

What newspaper does Superman/Clark Kent work for?
Answer: Daily Planet


Name the movie and characters that this quote is from:
Character 1: It would have to be a 747.
Character 2: Why is that?
Character 1: Because in a 747, the pilot's up top, and the first class cabin's in the nose, so no one would walk through. But you'd have to buy out the entire cabin. And the first class flight attendant...
Character 3: I bought the airline. It seemed neater.
Answer: Inception

  
 
Since we all survived the "Apocalypse" here is my favorite Super Bowl commercial, which is about the Apocalypse. By the way, I'm a Chevy guy and I'll never buy a Ford (aka Fix Or Repair Daily).

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Name That Soundtrack.

Today on "Name That Soundtrack" I will have two different themes, one from a TV show and another from a film. Also a question for the readers. How obscure should I make the soundtrack choices? Easy, hard or something in-between.

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Name the Movie Soundtrack

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Name the TV Tune in video above. Here is a small hint: It is the opening theme from one of my favorite 90s cartoons when I was a kid and it was based on a comic book.


Last Week's Answer: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Track "The End?"
Congratulations JT at The Window on the South for being the first to answer correctly.


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Header!

While there is not a significant change to the header, I have added more posters of my more recent favorite movies like The Hobbit, Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises. Also I have changed the positioning of a few posters like Inception. As much as I like Harry Potter, I did not have enough room for it and the Untouchables poster looked a little out of place among the others. The post in the top left corner is Terminator 2 and the right is Return of the Jedi if anyone wanted to know. Please comment below with your thought about my new header and if you have any questions about it, please ask. If you have not read my review for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, please click here to check it out.
 

 
 
Here is a picture of my old header.
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review.

Thoughts: Does Peter Jackson's first chapter in the Hobbit trilogy live up to high expectations despite the short stature of its protagonist? Without any doubt it does indeed. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the return to Middle Earth that we have all been waiting for since the Return of the King. I viewed it in IMAX 3D and it was one of, if not the best experience I have ever had in a theater.
One of the criticisms that the Hobbit has received is that the film started slowly, which is complete absurdity. The Fellowship of the Ring had about the same pace in the beginning and the Extended Edition had an even slower pace. The Hobbit felt like one of the shortest 169 minute films that I have seen. Jackson gave us what we wanted, basically the extended edition in theaters. There were only about 5 minutes that seemed did not seemed 100% necessary, unless the next two are terrible, it is difficult to imagine the film without some of these scenes. It appears that most critics screen the Hobbit in 48 frames-per-second, which many disliked; I on the other hand watched it in the standard 24fps. Although I will not compare the Hobbit to the Lord of the Rings much in this review, it goes without saying that the Hobbit is not as amazing as the Lord of the Rings, nor did I expect it to be. However it did have a very Fellowship of the Ring vibe that was great, and was almost on par with the original three.
The film opened with Ian Holm as Bilbo Baggins, who played him in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, preparing for his 111th birthday, were the Fellowship of the Ring film began, followed by a prologue of the Dwarves' history, narrated by Holm. After which Elijah Wood as Frodo made a cameo that put a huge grin on my face during the scene.
While one would think Bilbo that is the star of An Unexpected Journey, Ian McKellen as Gandalf steals the show with the best performance of the year. Being that Gandalf is one of, if not my favorite character of the Middle Earth franchise, it was awesome to see him get even more screen time. One of my fears before watching the movie was that it would end abruptly, similar to the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, since the Hobbit book was split into three movies. Yet it felt like it had a complete and satisfying conclusion, similar to the Fellowship of the Ring. Another misgiving I had before watching the movie was the songs, but they were one of the better parts of the film. "Misty Mountain's Cold" might be my favorite ever to be used in a film. Also the 99% of the humor was spot on hilarious and added some great fun to the film.
Andy Serkis as Gollum was back and the special effects used for him are some of the best I have ever seen. He looked as if he was real and that I could reach out touch him. Serkis' performance was again, Oscar worthy adding more emotion into the motion capture. His scene with Martin Freeman was absolutely brilliant. The character interaction was top notch featuring some excellent scenes of dialogue and the characters themselves were mostly likable. Many of the 13 Dwarves were more background than important plot devices but that was expects with about 5 of them receiving notable screen-time.  For those who believes the Hobbit is a "kid's movie" because it is based on a children's book, you are mistaken. There are multiple on screen beheadings and severing of limbs.
There are two extremely minor aspects about the Hobbit that did not seem perfect, which are Radagast the Brown and the Trolls. Radagast's scene is the most criticized aspect from most reviewers, while his introductory scene may have lasted two or three minutes too long. He is far from the "Jar Jar Binks" of Middle Earth that some may claim, although I would have barely noticed anything negative about him if no one else said something about it in their review. The fat Goblin guy in the mines (aka Goblin the Hutt), who were slightly annoying and added silly humor for about 2 minutes of the film. They just did not fit with the rest of the film; however this character did not detract from the overall experience in any way. Also new comers to the franchise should definitely watch the Lord of the Rings first then watch the Hobbit and the few who for whatever reason, did not like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will not have their minds changed by the Hobbit.


Directed by: Peter Jackson
Genre: Fantasy, Action Adventure,
Release Date: 12 December 2012
Running Time: 169 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13


The Good: McKellen's performance was Oscar worthy, Howard Shore's score, Amazing action scenes, Realistic special effects, Ensemble cast, Stunning 3D, Excellent use of humor, Serkis as Gollum, Great dialogue, Moving story, Perfect pacing, Nearly everything, Great character development, Epic final act,

The Bad:



Plot: The following plot summary is copied from Wikipedia.com.
On his 111th birthday, the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins decides to write down the full story of the adventure he took 60 years before for his nephew Frodo. Bilbo writes about how, prior to his own actual involvement, the Dwarf Thrór becomes king of Erebor and brings an era of prosperity to his kin until the arrival of Smaug the dragon. Drawn by the amount of gold that the Dwarves have amassed, Smaug destroys the nearby town of Dale before driving the Dwarves out of Erebor. Thrór's grandson, Thorin, sees King Thranduil and his Wood-Elves on a nearby hillside and is dismayed to find them taking their leave rather than aiding his people.
Following this, Bilbo is tricked by the wizard Gandalf the Grey into hosting a party for Thorin and his band of Dwarves, which doubles as Bilbo's recruitment as the Dwarves' "burglar" to help them steal their treasure back from Smaug. Bilbo reluctantly joins the company on their journey to the Lonely Mountain. The group gets captured by mountain trolls, but Bilbo is able to stall the trolls from eating them until dawn, when Gandalf saves the company by exposing the trolls to sunlight, turning them into stone. They search the trolls' cave and find treasure and Elven blades. Thorin and Gandalf each take an Elf-made blade—Orcrist and Glamdring, respectively—with the latter finding an Elven shortsword, which he gives to Bilbo.
Watch the movie to see what happens next.

Plot: 10/10- The Dwarves' story is a very compelling one, and I really felt the reasons they needed to take back their homeland. The pacing was spot on and the tone was more lighthearted as expected. It is not a tale about saving all of Middle Earth; it is more about getting back what rightfully belongs to the Dwarves. The development of Bilbo and Thorin's characters was done perfectly and made Bilbo even more likable near the end of the story. The character interaction between Gandalf and Galadriel, as shown in the trailer, was done very well. Both actors brought such on-screen presents to the scene.

Action: 10/10- As with the Fellowship of the Ring, there was not a lot of action in the beginning of the film however, the last hour was action packed. The way it was filmed by Peter Jackson was absolutely brilliant; it felt as if it I was in the battle, especially in 3D. One flowing continuous action scene with few cuts and always perfectly framed is one of the best action scene of the year.  Gandalf had some awesome action scenes doing things that he never got the chance to do in the Lord of the Rings.

Acting: 10/10- As said above, McKellen killed it as Gandalf, no doubt the best performance of the year. He always adds such gravitas and screen presents to his roles, it is nearly unmatched. Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins started off slightly unlikable yet that was how he was suppose to be in the role and it gave his much time to develop throughout the film. Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield was the awesome tough guy warrior Dwarf and did an excellent job in the role. All of the other Dwarves gave fine performances in their somewhat minor roles. Hugo Weaving was awesome as ever as Elrond and Cate Blanchett as Galadriel was possibly even better than she was in the Lord of the Rings. There was one dialogue exchange in the film between McKellen (Gandalf), Blanchett (Galadriel), Weaving (Elrond) and Christopher Lee (Saruman) that were the shear talent of the cast was overwhelmingly fantastic. Four of the best living actors with strong classical backgrounds just talking yet it worked so well. However, the highlight of the film was Andy Serkis as Gollum. He nailed it, spot on perfect. Serkis is Gollum; he looked far too realistic to be computer generated. When is he going to get his Oscar?!

Special effects: 10/10- While I wished that the film would have used more real actors in make-up like the Lord of the Rings, the computer generated characters were mostly fantastic. As previously stated, Gollum looked real (in 24fps); he remains the best computer generated character in film. There was a little too much use of green screen and CGI than I would have liked but it all done well. The height difference between Gandalf and the Dwarves/Hobbits were pulled off seamlessly.

Soundtrack: 10/10- Howard Shore does it again with one of the best film scores ever composed. The main theme is currently one of the best I have ever heard in a film. The song "Misty Mountain's Cold" is fantastic and was used in the film well. Some of the tracks were used from the Lord of the Rings, which was also excellent.

Comedy: 9.5/10- As expected, The Hobbit had a lot of humor, most of which was very funny. While the humor never matched that of the Avengers earlier this year or in the way it was deliver, it nevertheless worked.

IMAX 3D: The Hobbit is only the second modern 3D film that I have seen, first was The Avengers, and the first film that was filmed in 3D (The Avengers was post converted). There were many scenes where I was sucked into the film and felt as film I was in the scene more than any other movie before. One scene in particular was almost like a ride, in a great way. Also the sound in an IMAX is unsurpassed; the use of sound in terms of spatial relationship of sounds was perfect. While I watched the film in 24fps, which is the format I would recommend.

Would I Watch This Again: Most definitely, cannot wait to watch the film many more times.

Overall: 10/10- Overall The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is everything and more that I could have asked for from Peter Jackson, he makes a triumph return to Middle Earth in spectacular fashion.

Closing comments: While almost nothing can top our first forte into the land of Middle Earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey nevertheless captures the magic of the original trilogy and is the best thing since The Lord of the Rings.

Rating Clarification: To clarify my rating of a ten. I have seen nine films was deserve a rating of ten which are Original Star Wars trilogy, Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Avengers and Raiders of the Lost Ark, all of which are my ten nine films not necessarily in that order. While The Hobbit is not as incredible as the Lord of the Rings, it is clearly in that top nine and ranks higher on my favorite films of all-time than some mentioned above.



Recommended for: Lord of the Rings fans, Epic fans, Fantasy fans. Action Adventure fans,


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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

600th Post! And Posting Schedule.

This is my 600th post! Wow, I have even surprised myself with the number posts I have managed to write this past year and a half. With all the buzz about the Hobbit, December has been a surprisingly active week on blogger, opposed last year where there were very few comments or blogging in general. Thank you all 75 awesome followers for your comments, which keeps me writing blog posts. Hopefully I can post another 600 posts in the coming years. I have noticed an odd glitch; in the Blogger Dashboard the picture in the preview of my recent posts have been my signature even though I have posted a picture of something else. What have you seen appear on your dashboard of my posts? Also I am going to see the Hobbit later today in IMAX 3D, not 48 FPS, and the review should be out by tomorrow morning. Here is the schedule for the coming days.
Wednesday: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review
Thursday: New Header and JT's Middle Earth Trivia Answers
Friday: Name That Soundtrack
Saturday: Trivia
Sunday: Christmas Music
Monday: Funny Christmas Pictures
Tuesday: Merry Christmas!
Note: The following is subject to change.





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Monday, December 17, 2012

Hobbit sets December record with $84.7 million.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey set a December record with $84.7 million at the domestic box office over the last three days and an impressive $200 million in the overall gross. It has surpassed all three of the Lord of the Rings films and not surprisingly is on pace to be in the top five highest grossing films of the year. While unlikely, I hope it will top the James Cameron's overrated Avatar The Dark Knight Rises, which is not overrated. Hopefully I will seeing the Hobbit in 3D on Tuesday and have the review posted by Wednesday. Are you surprised by the numbers? Have you seen the 48 frames per-second version of the film? Is it worth viewing in the high frame rate? Please comment below.
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Trivia Saturday.

I have just discovered that I accidentally removed last week's trivia not long after posting. 
Congratulations JT, Helen, and Alexandra Lanc for answering last week's first. Here is today's trivia.

What is Elvish and English of Gandalf's sword?

What is the name of your character's star-ship in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?

What film is number one on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition)?

What is the name of Commander Shepard's star-ship in Mass Effect?

Name the movie and characters that this quote is from:
"Here's looking at you kid."

Side Note: I added a new meme on the left side bar of my new favorite video game series.


Last week's answers:

Which YouTube video currently has the most views?
Answer: Gangnam Style

What newspaper does Spider-Man/Peter Parker take pictures for?
Answer: Daily Bugle

What newspaper does Superman/Clark Kent work for?
Answer: Daily Planet


Name the movie and characters that this quote is from:
Character 1: It would have to be a 747.
Character 2: Why is that?
Character 1: Because in a 747, the pilot's up top, and the first class cabin's in the nose, so no one would walk through. But you'd have to buy out the entire cabin. And the first class flight attendant...
Character 3: I bought the airline. It seemed neater.
Answer: Inception

  
 
Since we all survived the "Apocalypse" here is my favorite Super Bowl commercial, which is about the Apocalypse. By the way, I'm a Chevy guy and I'll never buy a Ford (aka Fix Or Repair Daily).

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Name That Movie Soundtrack.

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Here is this week's Nane That Soundtrack contest.
 
 
 
Congratulations HippieGirl21 at Music N' More who was the first blogger to answer last week's contest, which was Terminator. Last Week's Name That Movie Soundtrack.
 
 
 
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Hobbit: An Unexpect Journey Review Round-Up.

From the reviews, it appears that the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is "An
Unexpected Disappoint" to a certin extend. However, I have hope that it will at least one of the best movies of the year. The general opinion is that the movie takes 30-60 minutes before the movie's plot gets moving. But didn't the Fellowship of the Ring also start slowly? Guess we will have to wait and see, unless you have already watched it at midnight earlier today, if so please comment below with your spoiler free thoughts.
 
Chris Stuckmann: B-: Although he gave the Lord of the Rings trilogy an A+ he was vastly disappointed with The Hobbit resulting in the B- rating.
 
Jeremy Jahns: Buy it On Blu-Ray (basically 4 star rating): Jeremy Jahns is a massive Lord of the Rings fan and the trilogy is his favorite movie of all-time but it was not as great as expected.
 
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%: While Rotten Tomatoes is often vastly wrong in their ratings, it is surprising low rating. Here is what they said: "Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth is visually resplendent and features strong performances from Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, but the film's deliberate pace robs the material of some of its majesty."
 
Schmoes Know: 4/5 and 4.75/5: One Schomoe almost wanted to give the film a 5/5 rating.
 
IGN: 7.9/10: With IGN's complete lack consistency in their recent reviews, I hold their opinion in low regards.
 
Hopefully I will be seeing The Hobbit on Tuesday or Thusday in 3D. When will you be seeing the Hobbit? Please comment below. If you have already seen and reviewed the film, please comment below and I will try to add a link to your review among the ones above.
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Funny Pictures Middle Earth Style.

Here are some funny Lord of the Rings pictures because everyone enjoys them. Be sure to check back tomorrow for a Review Round-Up of the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
 









 
 






 

 
 
 
 
 
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