Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Hobbit/ The Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit 1977 Animated


The plot of the animated production is in most respects similar to that of the book; but certain plot points are significantly compressed or removed due to the time limitations of the format. In addition, certain scenes are obviously edited for commercial breaks. In general, alterations are confined to simple omission of detail, and the plot adheres to the written text, including lyrics adapted from the songs in the book but in much longer and greater format.

GenreFantasy
Based onThe Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Written byRomeo Muller
Directed byArthur Rankin, Jr.
Jules Bass
Starring
  • Orson Bean
  • Richard Boone
  • Hans Conried
  • John Huston
  • Otto Preminger
  • Cyril Ritchard
  • Theodore
Theme music composerGlenn Yarbrough
Composer(s)Maury Laws
Country of originUnited States
Japan
Original language(s)English

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


Approaching his 111th birthday, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins begins writing down the full story of his adventure 60 years earlier for the benefit of his nephew Frodo. Long before Bilbo's involvement, the Dwarf king Thrór brings an era of prosperity for his kin under the Lonely Mountain, far to the East, until the arrival of the dragon Smaug. Destroying the nearby town of Dale, Smaug drives the Dwarves out of their mountain and takes their hoard of gold. Thrór's grandson Thorin sees King Thranduil and his Wood-elves on a nearby hillside, and is dismayed when they take their leave rather than aid his people, resulting in Thorin's everlasting hatred of Elves.

Directed byPeter Jackson
Produced by
  • Carolynne Cunningham
  • Zane Weiner
  • Fran Walsh
  • Peter Jackson
Screenplay by
  • Fran Walsh
  • Philippa Boyens
  • Peter Jackson
  • Guillermo del Toro
Based onThe Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Starring
  • Ian McKellen
  • Martin Freeman
  • Richard Armitage
  • James Nesbitt
  • Ken Stott
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Ian Holm
  • Christopher Lee
  • Hugo Weaving
  • Elijah Wood
  • Andy Serkis
Music byHoward Shore
CinematographyAndrew Lesnie
Edited byJabez Olssen
Production
company
  • New Line Cinema
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • WingNut Films
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • 28 November 2012 (2012-11-28) (Wellington premiere)
  • 12 December 2012 (2012-12-12) (New Zealand)
  • 14 December 2012 (2012-12-14) (United States)
Running time
169 minutes
(Theatrical)
182 minutes
(Extended)
Country
  • New Zealand
  • United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$200–315 million
Box office$1.021 billion

Wikipedia

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


Thorin and his company are being pursued by Azog and his Orc party following the events of the previous film. They are ushered along by Gandalf to the nearby home of Beorn, a skin-changer who can take the form of the bear. That night, Azog is summoned to Dol Guldur by the Necromancer, who commands him to marshal his forces for war. Azog then delegates the hunt for Thorin to his son Bolg. The following day, Beorn escorts the company to the borders of Mirkwood, where Gandalf discovers Black Speech imprinted on an old ruin. This coincides with a telepathic message from Galadriel urging him to investigate the tombs of the Nazgûl. He warns the company to remain on the path and leaves them. Upon entering the forest they lose their way and are ensnared by giant spiders. Bilbo then sets about freeing the dwarves with the help of his recently acquired invisibility ring. He subsequently drops the Ring and first begins to understand its dark influence after he brutally kills a creature to retrieve it.


Directed byPeter Jackson
Produced by
  • Carolynne Cunningham
  • Zane Weiner
  • Fran Walsh
  • Peter Jackson
Screenplay by
  • Fran Walsh
  • Philippa Boyens
  • Peter Jackson
  • Guillermo del Toro
Based onThe Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Starring
  • Ian McKellen
  • Martin Freeman
  • Richard Armitage
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Evangeline Lilly
  • Lee Pace
  • Luke Evans
  • Ken Stott
  • James Nesbitt
  • Orlando Bloom
Music byHoward Shore
CinematographyAndrew Lesnie
Edited byJabez Olssen
Production
company
  • New Line Cinema
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • WingNut Films
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • 2 December 2013 (2013-12-02) (Los Angeles premiere)
  • 12 December 2013 (2013-12-12) (New Zealand)
  • 13 December 2013 (2013-12-13) (United States)
Running time
161 minutes
(Theatrical)
186 minutes
(Extended)
Country
  • New Zealand
  • United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$191.2 million
Box office$958.4 million

Wikipedia

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


Bilbo and the Dwarves watch from the Lonely Mountain as the dragon Smaug sets Laketown ablaze. Bard the Bowman breaks out of prison, and eventually slays Smaug with the black arrow brought to him by his son Bain. Smaug's falling body crushes the fleeing Master of Laketown, who was escaping Laketown on a boat laden with the town's gold. Bard reluctantly becomes the new leader of the people of Laketown, as they seek refuge in the ruins of Dale, while Legolas travels to investigate Mount Gundabad with Tauriel. Thorin, now struck with "dragon sickness" over the vast treasure in the mountain, searches obsessively for the Arkenstone, which Bilbo had previously found but kept hidden. Thorin, hearing that people have come to Dale, orders the entrance of the Lonely Mountain sealed off.

Directed byPeter Jackson
Produced by
  • Carolynne Cunningham
  • Zane Weiner
  • Fran Walsh
  • Peter Jackson
Screenplay by
  • Fran Walsh
  • Philippa Boyens
  • Peter Jackson
  • Guillermo del Toro
Based onThe Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Starring
  • Martin Freeman
  • Ian McKellen
  • Richard Armitage
  • Evangeline Lilly
  • Luke Evans
  • Lee Pace
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Ken Stott
  • James Nesbitt
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Ian Holm
  • Christopher Lee
  • Hugo Weaving
  • Orlando Bloom
Music byHoward Shore
CinematographyAndrew Lesnie
Edited byJabez Olssen
Production
companies
  • New Line Cinema
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • WingNut Films
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • 1 December 2014 (2014-12-01) (London premiere)
  • 11 December 2014 (2014-12-11) (New Zealand)
  • 17 December 2014 (2014-12-17) (United States)
Running time
144 minutes
(Theatrical)
164 minutes
(Extended)
Country
  • New Zealand
  • United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$250 million
Box office$956 million

Wikipedia

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Hobbit Film Series

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Hobbit

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Hobbit the Novel

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The Fellowship of the Ring


In the Second Age of Middle-earth, the Dark Lord Sauron forges the One Ring in Mount Doom to conquer all, abandoning a great part of his power to it in order to dominate, through it, at a distance, the other Rings of Power, which had been granted to lords of Elves, Dwarves and Men. An army of men and elves battle Sauron’s forces in Mordor, where Prince Isildur of Gondor cuts the One Ring off of Sauron's finger, thereby temporarily destroying his physical shape, and decides to take care of the Ring himself, but the evil influence of the Ring corrupts Isildur, preventing him from destroying it in Mount Doom. Isildur is later killed by Orcs, and the Ring is lost for 2,500 years, found and owned by Gollum for five centuries. The Ring is then found by a Hobbit named Bilbo Baggins.


Directed byPeter Jackson
Produced by
  • Barrie M. Osborne
  • Peter Jackson
  • Fran Walsh
  • Tim Sanders
Screenplay by
  • Fran Walsh
  • Philippa Boyens
  • Peter Jackson
Based onThe Fellowship of the Ring
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Starring
  • Elijah Wood
  • Ian McKellen
  • Liv Tyler
  • Viggo Mortensen
  • Sean Astin
  • Cate Blanchett
  • John Rhys-Davies
  • Billy Boyd
  • Dominic Monaghan
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Christopher Lee
  • Hugo Weaving
  • Sean Bean
  • Ian Holm
  • Andy Serkis
Music byHoward Shore
CinematographyAndrew Lesnie
Edited byJohn Gilbert
Production
companies
  • WingNut Films
  • The Saul Zaentz Company
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release date
  • 10 December 2001 (2001-12-10) (Odeon Leicester Square)
  • 19 December 2001 (2001-12-19) (North America)
  • 20 December 2001 (2001-12-20) (New Zealand)
Running time
178 minutes
(Theatrical)
228 minutes
(Extended)
Country
  • New Zealand
  • United States
United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Budget$93 million
Box office$871.5 million

Wikipedia

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The Two Towers


Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee continue their journey to Mordor to destroy the One Ring by throwing it into Mount Doom. They are attacked in the night by Gollum, former owner of the Ring, but they capture him. Sympathising with Gollum for their shared burden, Frodo asks Gollum to lead them safely to Mordor, despite Sam’s objections. Meanwhile, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli pursue the Uruk-hai who kidnapped their friends Merry and Pippin. The Uruk-hai are slaughtered by the Rohirrim army of Rohan, but the two Hobbits escape into Fangorn Forest where they meet the Ent Treebeard. Aragorn’s group later meet the Rohirrim who have been banished by their king Théoden, who is manipulated by Saruman’s servant Grima Wormtongue. Tracking the Hobbits in Fangorn, Aragorn’s group encounter a resurrected Gandalf who perished in Moria, but was revived to help save Middle-earth.

Directed byPeter Jackson
Produced by
  • Barrie M. Osborne
  • Fran Walsh
  • Peter Jackson
Screenplay by
  • Fran Walsh
  • Philippa Boyens
  • Stephen Sinclair
  • Peter Jackson
Based onThe Two Towers
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Starring
  • Elijah Wood
  • Ian McKellen
  • Viggo Mortensen
  • Sean Astin
  • Liv Tyler
  • John Rhys-Davies
  • Bernard Hill
  • Billy Boyd
  • Dominic Monaghan
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Christopher Lee
  • Robyn Malcolm
  • Sean Bean
  • Ian Holm
  • Andy Serkis
Music byHoward Shore
CinematographyAndrew Lesnie
Edited by
  • Michael Horton
  • Jabez Olssen
Production
companies
  • WingNut Films
  • The Saul Zaentz Company
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release date
  • 5 December 2002 (2002-12-05) (New York City)
  • 18 December 2002 (2002-12-18) (United States)
Running time
179 minutes
(Theatrical)
235 minutes
(Extended)
Country
  • Germany
  • New Zealand
  • United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$94 million
Box office$926 million

Wikipedia

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The Return of the King
 


Gandalf leads Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and King Théoden to Isengard where they reunite with Merry and Pippin. With Saruman defeated, Gandalf retrieves Saruman's palantír. Overcome by curiosity, Pippin steals a glance into the seeing-stone, and suffers a mental attack from Sauron himself. Gandalf deduces that Sauron will attack Gondor's capital Minas Tirith, so he rides there to warn them, taking Pippin with him because Sauron thinks Pippin is the ring bearer.

Directed byPeter Jackson
Produced by
  • Barrie M. Osborne
  • Fran Walsh
  • Peter Jackson
Screenplay by
  • Fran Walsh
  • Philippa Boyens
  • Peter Jackson
Based onThe Return of the King
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Starring
  • Elijah Wood
  • Ian McKellen
  • Liv Tyler
  • Viggo Mortensen
  • Sean Astin
  • Cate Blanchett
  • John Rhys-Davies
  • Bernard Hill
  • Billy Boyd
  • Dominic Monaghan
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Hugo Weaving
  • Miranda Otto
  • David Wenham
  • Karl Urban
  • John Noble
  • Andy Serkis
  • Ian Holm
  • Sean Bean
Music byHoward Shore
CinematographyAndrew Lesnie
Edited byJamie Selkirk
Production
companies
  • WingNut Films
  • The Saul Zaentz Company
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release date
  • 1 December 2003 (2003-12-01) (Wellington)
  • 17 December 2003 (2003-12-17) (United States)
  • 18 December 2003 (2003-12-18) (New Zealand)
Running time
200 minutes
(Theatrical)
251 minutes
(Extended)
Country
  • Germany
  • New Zealand
  • United States
    263 mins
    (Extended)
LanguageEnglish
Budget$94 million
Box office$1.119 billion
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Lego Hobbit


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Lego Lord of the Rings





Friday, January 13, 2017

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension



Banzai (Peter Weller) prepares to test his Jet Car, a modified Ford F-350 pickup truck powered by a jet engine and capable of exceeding the speed of sound. The car is also equipped with a secret device called an "oscillation overthruster", which Banzai and his associates hope will allow it to drive through solid matter. The test is a success: Banzai stuns onlookers by driving the Jet Car directly through a mountain. Emerging on the other side, Banzai finds that an alien organism has attached itself to the undercarriage.

Directed byW. D. Richter
Produced byW. D. Richter
Neil Canton
Written byEarl Mac Rauch
Starring
  • Peter Weller
  • Ellen Barkin
  • John Lithgow
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Christopher Lloyd
Music byMichael Boddicker
Cinematography
  • Fred J. Koenekamp
  • Jordan Cronenweth
Edited by
  • George Bowers
  • Richard Marks
Production
company
Sherwood Productions
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • August 15, 1984
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$17 million
Box office$6.3 million


1984: The New World Order




New World Order: The Conspiracy to Rule Your Mind chronicles how the ruling elite have established global domination and the ability to effect the thoughts, decisions, and world view of ...
Director: Chris Turner
Writer: Chris Turner
David Icke
O.H. Krill

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

American East



Mustafa (Sayed Badreya) is a widowed Egyptian immigrant and the owner of Habibe's Café, a popular hangout in Los Angeles for those with Middle Eastern backgrounds. He is devoted to providing his son, Richard Chagoury, with a moral upbringing despite the pressures of contemporary American urban life. He also finds himself cast in the role of protector to his unwed sister Salwah (Sarah Shahi), for whom, by family and tribal custom, he is responsible for finding a traditional suitor. But his respect for tradition comes up against his own aspirations to adapt to the American Dream when he decides to open a new restaurant with a Jewish partner – his friend Sam (Tony Shalhoub). This unholy alliance is unpopular amongst the habitués of his café and the insular Arab community in which Mustafa resides. It is one of several personal points of tension that gradually build against the backdrop of larger, national events affecting the Arab-American community and lead to the explosive denouement of the story.

Directed byHesham Issawi
Produced byAnant Singh
Brian Cox
Ahmed Zahra
Written bySayed Badreya
Hesham Issawi
StarringSayed Badreya
Tony Shalhoub
Sammy Sheik
Sarah Shahi
Kais Nashif
Al Faris
Richard Chagoury
Tay Blessey
Michael Shalhoub
Music byTony Humecke
Edited byChris Wright
Release date
  • November 14, 2008 (2008-11-14) (Thessaloniki International Film Festival)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Arabic

Wikipedia

Το μόνον της ζωής του Ταξείδιον (The Only Journey of His Life)



The story has a lot autobiographical elements. The narrator of the story is a ten years boy from a village of Eastern Thrace. At the age of ten, he goes to Constantinople as an apprentice of a tailor. There, he expects to happen all that he had been narrated by his grandfather. However nothing notable happened and the boy loses his belief for his sweetheart person. One day the boy is alerted to go to his village to see his grandfather which is sick. The boy visits his grandfather and narrates him the journey in Constantinople, and asks him for his own journeys. Then he discovered that his grandfather had never gone a journey and all the stories he was saying were the fairy tales of his mother. Subsequently, the grandfather reveals to his grandson his childhood. As a child he was shut in his house until he married. The reason was these years the Turks enlisted in the army children of Christians, obligingly. The boys avoided the army if they had married. In his recitation is distinguished a complaint for his only journey he was never completed. The next day the grandfather died thereby realizing the only journey of his life.

The Only Journey of His Life
Το μόνον της ζωής του ταξείδιον
Directed byLakis Papastathis
Written byGeorge Vizyinos
StarringIlias Logothetis
Roula Pateraki
Lazaros Andreou
Ivonni Maltezou
Music byGiorgios Papadakis
CinematographyGiannis Daskalothanasis
Edited byIoanna Spiliopoulou
Release date
  • 2001
Running time
87 minutes
CountryGreece
LanguageGreek


Friday, December 23, 2016

Rigor Mortis



Formerly successful actor Chin Siu-ho, star of Mr. Vampire, becomes depressed and suicidal when his wife leaves him. He moves into a dilapidated apartment building, where he meets Uncle Yin, the building's long-time, friendly supervisor. Yin performs a welcoming ceremony, and Chin insists that Yin take a gratuity saying that, "It'll become necessary,". After listening to a recorded message left by his young son, Chin attempts to hang himself. His action draws the attention of twin ghosts who haunt the apartment, and they possess his body. Yau, a retired vampire hunter, bursts into the room, cuts down the noose, and exorcises the spirits from Chin's body. Alerted by the commotion, his neighbors gather at the doorway before Yau disperses them.

Traditional殭屍
Simplified僵尸
MandarinJiāng shī
CantoneseGoeng Si
Directed byJuno Mak
Produced byTakashi Shimizu
Juno Mak
Executive Producers: Steven Lo
Bernard Lai
Written byPhilip Yung
Jill Leung
Juno Mak
StarringChin Siu-ho
Anthony Chan
Kara Hui
Lo Hoi-pang
Paw Hee-ching
Music byNath Connelly
Edited byDavid Richardson
Production
company
Great Sound Creation for Kudos Film
Distributed byFortissimo Films
Release dates
  • 4 September 2013 (2013-09-04) (Venice Days Festival)
  • 24 October 2013 (2013-10-24) (Hong Kong)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese
BudgetHK$15,000,000
Box officeHK$16,781,408

Wikipedia

Here Comes Mr Jordan



On 11th May 1941, Boxer and amateur pilot Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery), affectionately known as "the Flying Pug", flies his small aircraft to his next fight in New York City, but crashes when a control cable severs. His soul is "rescued" by 7013 (Edward Everett Horton), an officious angel who assumed that Joe could not have survived. Joe's manager, Max "Pop" Corkle (James Gleason), has his body cremated. In the afterlife, the records show his death was a mistake; he was supposed to live for 50 more years. The angel's superior, Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains), confirms this, but since there is no more body, Joe will have to take over a newly dead corpse. Mr. Jordan explains that a body is just something that is worn, like an overcoat; inside, Joe will still be himself. Joe insists that it be someone in good physical shape, because he wants to continue his boxing career. Joe keeps saying the body they find "has to be in the pink".

Directed byAlexander Hall
Produced byEverett Riskin
Screenplay by
  • Sidney Buchman
  • Seton I. Miller
Based onHeaven Can Wait
(1938 play)
by Harry Segall
Starring
  • Robert Montgomery
  • Evelyn Keyes
  • Claude Rains
  • Rita Johnson
  • Edward Everett Horton
Music byFriedrich Hollaender
CinematographyJoseph Walker
Edited byViola Lawrence
Production
company
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release dates
  • August 7, 1941 (1941-08-07) (New York City)
  • August 21, 1941 (1941-08-21) (USA)
Running time
94 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Wikipedia