22 Dec 2011

Its Coming Precioussss!: THE HOBBIT Movie!


The rumours they were spreading, yesss,spreading like verminssss, that they make a movie on the J.R.R Tolkien's 1937 book that started it all - The Hobbitssss..eh, The Hobbit.We were so worried, yesss, when they told us, those gossip mongerssss that it was not Peter Jackson directing it. But we have it confirmed to a certainty, yessss, a chain of events have led to Jackson being the director. Huraahs, we says!What more the movie trailer is out, preciousss!Yesssss...and we saw Peter Jacksonssss name in itsss, reallysss...

The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey is set for a 14th December 2012 US release. For starters, The Hobbit was a fantasy tale aimed at children. But when Tolkien wrote the Lord of the Rings (published between 1953 & 1954), which took off from where the 1937 book left, he revisited The Hobbit, making changes in the chapter Riddles in the Dark, where the characters of Gollum and Bilbo Baggins face-off.

For those who do not know, Peter Jackson masterfully directing the three films on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy released between 2001 and 2003. Anyway here is the link to the IMDB page of the film: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) 

Enjoy precioussss....

(In no particular order) Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Thorin Oakenshield, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, and Ori

20 Dec 2011

More Awaited Hollywood Movies

Guy Ritchie's follow up to the zany 2009 Sherlock Holmes featuring Robert Downey JR and Jude Law will have Holmes facing his most deadly opponent - Professor Moriarty. Although Ritchie diverts from the Arthur Conan Doyle depiction of the detective in the first movie, it made for a satisfactory if not a classic adventure and mind game.

Stieg Larsson, an author and journalist left three unpublished books behind, when he died in 2004, aged 50. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first of the series, is now a film. Daniel Craig stars as a journalist and Rooney Mara as the unconventional young girl detective. Our interest: David Fincher's first release as director, post The Social Network (2010) 

Cameron Crowe, the director of Jerry Maguire (1996) and Almost Famous (2000) is back with a film inspired by a true story, the book of the same name on his experience was written by Bejamin Mee

The Bosnian war that took place between 1992 and 1995 is the background to this movie. The 'awaited' neon sign concerns Angelina Jolie debut as director. 

Still Awaited: Martin Scorsese's HUGO in 3D



After years of gritty movie making with characters who live on the edge and consequently mouth four letter swear words (Indian swear words were also showcased in The Departed!), Director Martin Scorsese, of all people, has ended up making a children's film. Already playing in US and UK, Hugo is a 3D movie that is to be looked forward to by Indian audiences.Yes, we have heard of the acclaim of the glittering use of 3D elements, but we wait until we watch the film.  

12 Dec 2011

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES POSTER


While we do not yet know if the eight-minute preview of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises is playing in Indian theaters before the latest Mission Impossible movie, we do know that the trilogy culmination is set some time in July 2012. The initial posters signalling the end of this series are out now. Have a look.

1 Dec 2011

A journalist explains - Why This Kolaveri Di?

Amidst all the hype and extensive exposure to that song from the upcoming Tamil movie 3 - Why This Kolaveri Di, I am still getting used to the groove and lyrics.

What I would like to share today is an article written by an Indian Express journalist, published as it was on November 29, 2011 on the editorial page. The writing is incandescent with knowledge and exudes a love for music. It deserves to be read more widely. So with this blog as the medium, here is a link to the article:
THE KILLER LOVE SONG by Nandini Nair