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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

I’ve appreciated the scope and splendor of the “Hobbit” adaptations. But if I were to give a two-word review of the final installment, it’s “too much.” Continue reading

Film on Vinyl: Spotlight on Spacelab 9

Next up on Film on Vinyl’s playlist: Spacelab 9’s release of the “District 9″ soundtrack and a chat with label manager, Dave Amcher. No CDs Allowed. Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The third installment of the Hobbit series is an engaging sword-and-sorcery tale. It just hasn’t have much to do with J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved book. Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The middle part of the fantasy trilogy takes great liberties with Tolkien’s gentle novel, but still delivers thrills and epic sweep. Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

In giving it the grand, elongated “Lord of the Rings” treatment, casual fans may feel Tolkien’s tender prequel has been burgled of much of its charm. Continue reading

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West of Memphis

This, the fourth and final piece of the “West Memphis Three” puzzle, is as inspirational as it is devastating. Continue reading

British Film Focus

A reduced British presence at Cannes this year, but still a variety of films worth watching out for and a Scottish auteur sits on Spielberg’s jury. Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Splitting up J.R.R. Tolkien’s slim children’s novel into three movies may be a bridge too far. But the first installment of “The Hobbit” still thrills and delights. Continue reading

British Film Focus

BAFTA winners and losers, Nicholas Hoult and Benedict Cumberbatch’s new roles and Emma Thompson gets in touch with her dark side. Continue reading

British Film Focus

The BAFTA nominations have been released and it’s slim pickings for British films out in the coming month. Plus, some plot details for The Hobbit 2 and 3. Continue reading

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