Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hollywood 2014

Quite without warning, 2013 turned out to be a fantastic year at the cinema, for big budget blockbusters and smaller thought-provoking films alike. 2014 will have a tough act to follow, and the scheduled slate of films may not look too hopeful at first glance. Worry not as there are movies to be excited about – especially since the year includes releases by Christopher Nolan, David Fincher and Darren Aronofsky! Here's a list of 24 noteworthy films releasing in 2014, including one big movie to beware of.

Note: All release dates mentioned are for the USA, for the sake of some order. They are also, owing to arbitrary whims of the studio overlords, subject to change.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, others.
Release date: December 12, 2013 (UAE)

All fears that Peter Jackson is not the director he used to be will be quelled with THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG. In a boisterous return to form, Jackson churns out the best action-adventure movie of the year in a harmonious blend of his love of epic scale & choreographed action sequences with J. R. R. Tolkien’s fun & adventurous episodes from the book. Jackson does take many cinematic liberties with the source material, something that will not go down well with Tolkien-purists. This is not entirely detrimental to the movie though. In fact, this will satisfy all that complained about the seemingly languid pace and lack of action in AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY.