Shiny Shelf
By Stephen Lavington on 21 December 2004 Comments Off

Hughes lived, he did some exciting things, he went mad. There are no lessons to be learned…

By Jim Smith on 23 January 2004 Comments Off

While it may go without saying that Peter Jackson gives good blockbuster here, the viewer could be forgiven for expressing weariness at this late stage in ‘The Lord of The Rings’ worship game.
While the highs of this third installment are higher than those of the previous two, the lows are also resolutely lower. Some come [...]

By Jim Smith on 08 February 2003 Comments Off

Somehow Tolkein’s weakest novel has been transformed into one of the films of the year.

By J Clive Matthews on 19 November 2002 Comments Off

Putting an extra half hour onto what was already a pretty lengthy picture is a brave move, especially when bringing this version out just a few months after the cinematic cut was released on DVD. Does anyone really need the four-disc version too?

By Jim Smith on 04 August 2002 Comments Off

Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring is – of course – a tremendous piece of filmmaking; an astounding chunk of popcorn-with-heart. A skilfully judged and ultimately triumphant blend of fine acting, considered storytelling…