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Locarno 2016 Interview: Howard Shore Talks His Career and Lifelong Collaborations

Honoured at the 69th edition of Locarno Film Festival, Howard Shore attended the Swiss event to receive his lifetime award and to introduce a few screenings. ScreenAnarchy was offered the chance to talk to him about his impressive career and...

Destroy All Monsters: The 2-Hour Version Of THE HOBBIT

I'm sure someone is fan-editing this even as I type, but since it's a slow week and since no one alive would actually want to watch a two-hour speculative video composed entirely of content we've already seen in eight-plus hours...

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: THE HOBBIT And HFR, Part 3 - One Last Time

With the close of Peter Jackson's latest foray to Middle Earth, the final film in The Hobbit trilogy also marks another time of reflection upon one of its more interesting and controversial aspects. Jackson's decision to capture and present the...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks HOBBIT and THE INTERVIEW

Peter Jackson finally brings his Middle Earth saga close with the missing piece, that keystone film that both closes the Hobbit tale and ties directly into Lord Of The Rings.Plus, extensive discussion of Rogen/Goldberg's The Interview, including talk of the...

Destroy All Monsters: The Lessons Of THE HOBBIT

As an exercise in Hollywood franchise-making in the 21st century, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit is fantastically instructive. The final film in the cycle emerges today -- I've yet to see it; you can read Jason Gorber's review here-- but long...

Review: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, An Epic Poem

Rarely in cinema history has the notion of a journey there and back again been more aptly applied. Yes, the culmination of Peter Jackson & co.'s vast epic comes in an episode titled The Battle of the Five Armies,...

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Warner Home Entertainment Part 1

Last Tuesday I kicked off the 2014 Gift Guide with the beginning of my look at Scream Factory's output for the year. But before we launch into episode two of that, I also wanted to highlight that we'll be covering...

Leave Sauron To Saruman In The Final Trailer For THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

The stage and stakes are set. The characters and conflicts established. All that remains is for the complex climax of competing wills - and armies - to play themselves out. Word is that the final installment in Peter Jackson's cinematic Middle-Earth...

Fan Expo 2014 Exclusive Interview: Elijah Wood Talks Film, Fans, And More

Not surprisingly, Elijah Wood is a lovely guy. He's a film geek at heart, as passionate about the medium as anyone reading this site. He's made small budget indie films and some of the biggest productions ever made, but...

New Poster And First Teaser For THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

At long last it's here! The teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (that screened twice at the San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday) is now online.And even if you have watched it already, why not...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks WALTER MITTY, WOLF OF WALL STREET, HOBBIT, HER And More

Got a chance to finally see see Ben Stiller's latest, an interesting if highly flawed take on the Mitty narrative. Also further opportunity to express disappointment in Grudge Match, try to make sense of Wolf of Wall Street's ambivalent audiences,...

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: THE HOBBIT and HFR, Part 2 - The Journey Continues

Just over a year ago, I wrote an article trying to delve into the vagaries of the form of cinematic presentation that Peter Jackson chose for his Hobbit trilogy. At the time, there was already much consternation and gnashing of...

Destroy All Monsters: Why We Ship

While watching Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, I had a moment of total clarity regarding why the people who don't really "get it" with these movies don't get it. A dwarf was talking to an elf in...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks HOBBIT, MR. BANKS, and Peter O'Toole

Today marks the loss of one of the greatest actors in Hollywood history, who rocketed to fame in one of the finest films ever made. O'Toole's Lawrence may tower over his other films, but with seven other Oscar noms and...

THE HOBBIT in HFingR: An Unexpected Journey To The Glory Of 48fps

At ScreenAnarchy we like to write not just about films, but about film. One excellent example, of many, is Matt Brown's regular and incessantly thought-provoking column, "Destroy All Monsters," which tackles myriad cinematic topics that, well, make him twitch. My...

Review: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, A Hell Of A Ride

When last year's The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey hit, I addressed the central question being asked by most fans of the Lord of the Rings films: "How could something so relatively slight, an explicitly childish work that's little more...

The Stack: THE HOBBIT Extended Version, TANK GIRL, RUSSIAN ARK, And More

This episode brings us up to date with our releases through November 26. The mix of old and new is exhilarating. The absolutely breathtaking Russian Ark makes its Blu-ray debut. Hannah Arendt does as well, telling the story of the woman...

Destroy All Monsters: An Underappreciated Hobbit

I'm weirdly invested in the idea that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the most underappreciated movie of last year. That's absurd, of course; there are hundreds of much better movies that received much worse reviews, or much less attention,...

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide Calendar! BREAKING BAD Barrel, BATMAN Longbox, DOCTOR WHO Season 1-7, And More

Gift Guide season approacheth to heat up and that means extra-fun packaging, box sets, the inclusion of gee-gaws etc. So I've thrown together a handy box set calendar of stateside goodness. We'll be covering these as they come in. But...

Smaug Rises in Teaser Trailer for THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG

When the link came through, I admit I hesitated a bit. Another Hobbit teaser! Should I wait to see it on the big screen? Can a book I've read dozens of times still be spoiled?Well, that lasted about 15 seconds,...