Link Round-Up: December 28

I’ve just finished listening to Joel McNeely’s Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire soundtrack. I bought this when it came out in the spring of 1996. And I have no idea what I did with that CD. So, after seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I found it inexpensively on eBay. It arrived today. I … Continue reading Link Round-Up: December 28

Thoughts on The Hobbit Films

Last week, the third of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films came out on DVD and Blu-Ray. Wednesday night, I rewatched the film after seeing it in the theater after Christmas, and I think this Tweet summed up my reaction to the film: Three months later, the third Hobbit film is still tedious. It hasn't improved with … Continue reading Thoughts on The Hobbit Films

On Guillermo del Toro and the Hobbit Movies

I found myself antsy this week. This is the week that Guillermo del Toro’s deal to direct The Hobbit duology has to be made. He’s said as much in interviews. If it’s not this week, The Hobbit will happen, but not with del Toro. I keep checking TheOneRing.net. Daily. Even hourly. Maybe there’s been movement. … Continue reading On Guillermo del Toro and the Hobbit Movies

On The Hobbit Film Duology

The Hobbit movie. The long-rumored two-film plan. Peter Jackson. It’s happening! I’ll quote the whole damn thing: LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson; Harry Sloan, Chairman and CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. ; Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs of New Line Cinema have jointly announced today that they … Continue reading On The Hobbit Film Duology

On The Hobbit film

Some interesting news today. Posted at ComingSoon.net, quoting a Variety article: Over the next few years, MGM is planning to release half a dozen films, some in the $150 million to $200 million-plus range. Studio is ready to unveil such high-profile projects as “Terminator 4”; one or two installments of “The Hobbit,” which Sloan hopes … Continue reading On The Hobbit film