Post Tagged with: "Film releases 2012"

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

December 15, 2012 12:06 pm0 comments
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. The opening passages of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit introduced us to Bilbo Baggins, a middle-aged hobbit from the Shire. Most people watching Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have probably seen the Lord of the Rings films, and so […]

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Review: Sightseers (Wheatley, 2012)

December 8, 2012 6:00 pm1 comment
Review: Sightseers (Wheatley, 2012)

If Oliver Stone’s visceral Natural Born Killers is the notorious story of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ on acid, Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers is most aptly described as the same story, but one brought to the fore by lukewarm cups of tea and sunday visits to National Trust heritage sights. A quintessentially British take on ultra-violence and one of […]

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3 Reasons to be Excited about the Hobbit

December 3, 2012 6:00 pm1 comment
3 Reasons to be Excited about the Hobbit

This article might seem a little pointless, as I have not yet met a single person who has a bad thing to say about the Hobbit film. The Lord of the Rings franchise was, quite simply, mind-blowing and there is no reason to doubt that Peter Jackson can’t pull this […]

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Review: Amour (Hanake, 2012)

November 30, 2012 5:11 pm0 comments
Review: Amour (Hanake, 2012)

Speechless. Michael Haneke’s new, Palme d’Or winning Amour is meticulously crafted to leave its audiences speechless. Haneke’s films have always been alienating, challenging and revolutionary in terms of cinema. The characters of Funny Games (1997) broke the fourth wall to teach its audience a brutal lesson about voyeurism and on-screen violence. In Hidden (2005), Haneke returned the favour by […]

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Review: Rust and Bone (Audiard, 2012)

November 28, 2012 6:06 pm0 comments
Review: Rust and Bone (Audiard, 2012)

Given his last two efforts, The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) and A Prophet (2009), it is something of a surprise that director Jacques Audiard did not venture off once again into the dark criminal underworlds of which he has been deservedly praised for portraying. Rust and Bone, on paper (and in its enticing theatrical […]

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3 Reasons The Twilight Franchise Is Getting Abuse (That It Does Not Deserve)

November 26, 2012 6:30 pm3 comments
3 Reasons The Twilight Franchise Is Getting Abuse (That It Does Not Deserve)

 Before we begin this article, I must emphasise my personal stance on Twilight. I am an outsider to the franchise. I have flicked through the first book and was dragged to the cinema to see Twilight: Eclipse with some friends, but otherwise I am detached from the series. It doesn’t […]

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Review

November 24, 2012 8:00 pm0 comments
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Review

Through limpid red eyes, the vampiric Bella appears to be somewhat hungry – and not solely for the necks of the neighbourhood. In this fifth and final instalment of Meyer’s sequel, Kristen Stewart’s thirst surpasses that of human blood, to critical kudos. While Twihard assailants will no doubt fail to […]

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