Thursday, January 26, 2017

MI-5 (Spooks: The Greater Good)


Set several years after the end of the TV series, Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) is still head of the counter-terrorism department (Section D) at MI5. Harry's team is transporting apprehended terrorist Adem Qasim (Elyes Gabel) through London when the convoy is attacked, allowing Qasim to escape and a CIA operative to be killed. MI5 is humiliated in the press, and relations between British and American intelligence agencies are frayed. Realising that the CIA will demand a scapegoat and that he is soon to be decommissioned from MI5, Harry seemingly commits suicide by jumping off Lambeth Bridge into the Thames.

Directed byBharat Nalluri
Produced by
  • Jane Featherstone
Written by
  • Jonathan Brackley
  • Sam Vincent
Starring
  • Peter Firth
  • Kit Harington
  • Jennifer Ehle
  • Elyes Gabel
Music byDominic Lewis
CinematographyHubert Taczanowski
Edited byJamie Pearson
Production
companies
  • Isle of Man Film
  • Kudos Film and Television
  • Pinewood Pictures
Distributed by
  • 20th Century Fox (other territories)
  • Saban Films (USA)
Release date
  • 8 May 2015
Running time
104 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Box office$5.3 million

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Parched



Parched is the story of four women residents of a desert village of Rajasthan, India. The village and the society are plagued by several social evils and age-old traditions and practices of patriarchy, child marriage, dowry, marital rapes and physical and mental abuse.

Directed byLeena Yadav
Produced byAjay Devgn
Aseem Bajaj
Gulab Singh Tanwar
Leena Yadav
Rohan Jagdale
Written byLeena Yadav
StarringTannishtha Chatterjee
Radhika Apte
Surveen Chawla
Adil Hussain
Lehar Khan
Sayani Gupta
Music byHitesh Sonik
CinematographyRussell Carpenter
Edited byKevin Tent
Production
company
Ajay Devgn FFilms
Release date
  • 12 September 2015 (2015-09-12) (TIFF)
  • 23 September 2016 (2016-09-23) (India)
Running time
118 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi


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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Triple 9



In Atlanta, Georgia, criminals Michael Atwood (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Russell Welch (Norman Reedus), and his brother Gabe (Aaron Paul), along with two corrupt cops, Marcus Belmont (Anthony Mackie) and Franco Rodriguez (Clifton Collins, Jr.), rob a bank to retrieve a safe deposit box. The box contains information that could overturn the recent conviction of a Russian Mafia boss. When Michael brings the safe deposit box to the boss' wife, Irina (Kate Winslet), she withholds their reward money and gives Michael and his crew another mission, which involves breaking into a government office and stealing more data on her husband. To convince them to take the job, the mafia tortures then dumps a mortally wounded Russell off in front of the crew, forcing Michael to mercy kill Russell in front of them, traumatizing Gabe.

Directed byJohn Hillcoat
Produced by
  • Keith Redmon
  • Bard Dorros
  • Marc Butan
  • Anthony Katagas
  • Christopher Woodrow
  • John Hillcoat
Written byMatt Cook
Starring
  • Casey Affleck
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Aaron Paul
  • Clifton Collins, Jr.
  • Norman Reedus
  • Gal Gadot
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Kate Winslet
Music by
  • Atticus Ross
  • Bobby Krlic
  • Leopold Ross
  • Claudia Sarne
CinematographyNicolas Karakatsanis
Edited byDylan Tichenor
Production
company
  • Worldview Entertainment
  • Sierra Pictures
  • Anonymous Content
  • MadRiver Pictures
  • SureFire Capital
Distributed byOpen Road Films
Release date
  • February 16, 2016 (2016-02-16) (Los Angeles premiere)
  • February 26, 2016 (2016-02-26) (United States)
Running time
115 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$20 million
Box office$23.4 million

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Sugar Coated


Review


How the food industry sugar-coated science, sweetened the food supply, and seduced a planet, one spoonful at a time. 

Director: Michele Hozer
Writer: Roxana Spicer
Starring: Robert Lustig, Gary Taubes, Yoni Freedhoff

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Millennium Series

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
(Swedish: Män som hatar kvinnor – literally – Men who hate women)



In December 2002, Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, loses a libel case involving allegations he published about billionaire financier Hans-Erik Wennerström. He is sentenced to three months in prison and a hefty fine. Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant but damaged surveillance agent and hacker, is hired by Henrik Vanger, the patriarch of the wealthy Vanger family, to investigate Blomkvist. Vanger then hires Blomkvist to investigate the disappearance of his niece, Harriet, who vanished on Children's Day in 1966. Vanger believes that Harriet was murdered by a family member.

Directed byNiels Arden Oplev
Produced bySøren Stærmose
Screenplay by
  • Nikolaj Arcel
  • Rasmus Heisterberg
Based onThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson
Starring
  • Michael Nyqvist
  • Noomi Rapace
Music byJacob Groth
Cinematography
  • Eric Kress
  • Jens Fischer
Edited byAnne Østerud
Production
company
Yellow Bird
Distributed by
  • Nordisk Film
  • Music Box Films
  • Alliance Films
  • Lumiere
  • GAGA
Release date
  • 27 February 2009
Running time
153 minutes
CountrySweden
LanguageSwedish
Budget$13 million
Box office$104,395,17

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The Girl Who Played with Fire
(Swedish: Flickan som lekte med elden)



Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) purchases an apartment in Stockholm. On returning to Sweden after nearly a year living abroad, Salander reconnects with her former lover Miriam Wu (Yasmine Garbi) and offers her free use of her previous home in return for forwarding her mail. Later, Salander confronts Nils Bjurman (Peter Andersson) after hacking into his mail and discovering he has an appointment booked with a tattoo removal specialist. Threatening him with his own gun, she warns him not to remove the tattoo that she etched on his abdomen as revenge for sexually abusing her, marking him as "a pervert, a rapist and a sadistic pig."

Directed byDaniel Alfredson
Produced bySoren Staermose
Jon Mankell
Screenplay byUlf Rydberg
Based onThe Girl Who Played with Fire
by Stieg Larsson
StarringMichael Nyqvist
Noomi Rapace
Music byJacob Groth
CinematographyPeter Mokrosinski
Edited byMattias Morheden
Production
company
Yellow Bird Films
Distributed byZodiak Entertainment
Release date
  • 18 September 2009
Running time
129 minutes
CountrySweden
LanguageSwedish
Box office$67,126,795


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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
(Swedish: Luftslottet som sprängdes = English: The Air Castle that Exploded)



The film begins at the conclusion of the The Girl Who Played with Fire. Salander is airlifted to a hospital in Gothenburg, to recover from gunshot wounds inflicted by her father, Zala. She is cared for by Dr. Anders Jonasson, who prevents anyone except Annika Giannini, her lawyer, from visiting.

Directed byDaniel Alfredson
Produced bySoren Staermose
Jon Mankell
Screenplay byUlf Rydberg
Jonas Frykberg
Based onThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
by Stieg Larsson
StarringNoomi Rapace
Michael Nyqvist
Music byJacob Groth
CinematographyPeter Mokrosinski
Edited byMattias Morheden
Production
company
Nordisk Film
Distributed byZodiak Entertainment
Release date
  • 27 November 2009
Running time
147 minutes
CountrySweden
LanguageSwedish
Budget$5.3 million
Box office$43.5 million

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (US)


In Stockholm, Sweden, journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), co-owner of Millennium magazine, has lost a libel case brought against him by businessman Hans-Erik Wennerström (Ulf Friberg). Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), a brilliant but troubled investigator and hacker, compiles an extensive background check on Blomkvist for business magnate Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer), who has a special task for him. In exchange for the promise of damning information about Wennerström, Blomkvist agrees to investigate the disappearance and assumed murder of Henrik's grandniece, Harriet, 40 years ago. After moving to the Vanger family's compound, Blomkvist uncovers a notebook containing a list of names and numbers that no one has been able to decipher.

Directed byDavid Fincher
Produced by
  • Scott Rudin
  • Ole Søndberg
  • Søren Stærmose
  • Ceán Chaffin
Screenplay bySteven Zaillian
Based onThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson
Starring
  • Daniel Craig
  • Rooney Mara
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Stellan Skarsgård
  • Steven Berkoff
  • Robin Wright
  • Yorick van Wageningen
  • Joely Richardson
Music by
  • Trent Reznor
  • Atticus Ross
CinematographyJeff Cronenweth
Edited by
  • Kirk Baxter
  • Angus Wall
Production
company
  • Scott Rudin Productions
  • Yellow Bird
Distributed by
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Release date
  • December 12, 2011 (2011-12-12) (Odeon Leicester Square)
  • December 20, 2011 (2011-12-20) (United States)
  • December 21, 2011 (2011-12-21) (Sweden)
Running time
158 minutes
Country
  • United States
  • Sweden
LanguageEnglish
Budget$90 million
Box office$232.6 million

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Mad Tiger



Two best friends spent the last fifteen years touring the country in their performance art punk band. When one of them decides to quit, they both face deeper challenges than expected. 

Directors: Michael Haertlein, Jonathan Yi
Starring: Hengo Hioki, Kotaro Tsukada, Yumiko Hioki

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Theory of Obscurity



Theory of Obscurity tells the story of the renegade sound and video collective known as The Residents. A story that spans 40 years and is clouded in mystery. Many details surrounding the group are secret, including the identities of its members. Our film takes viewers inside this incredibly private group with unprecedented access to their archives and their recent 40th anniversary tour. 

Director: Don Hardy Jr.
Writer: Don Hardy Jr.
Starring: Jerry Casale, Les Claypool, Chris Combs

夢 Yume (Dreams)








The film does not have a single narrative, but is rather episodic in nature, following the adventures of a "surrogate Kurosawa" (often recognizable by his wearing Kurosawa's trademark hat) through eight different segments, or "dreams", each one titled.


Directed byAkira Kurosawa
Ishirō Honda
Produced byAllan H. Liebert
Hisao Kurosawa
Mike Y. Inoue
Seikichi Iizumi
Steven Spielberg
Written byAkira Kurosawa
StarringAkira Terao
Martin Scorsese
Mitsunori Isaki
Chishū Ryū
Mieko Harada
Music byShinichirô Ikebe
CinematographyTakao Saito
Shôji Ueda
Edited byTome Minami
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • May 11, 1990 (1990-05-11)

Running time
119 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
French
English
Budget$12 million






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Monday, January 23, 2017

Sold




A girl risks everything for freedom after being trafficked from her mountain village in Nepal to a brothel in India.

Director: Jeffrey D. Brown
Writers Jeffrey D. Brown, Joseph Kwong
Starring: Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, Priyanka Bose
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Snowden



The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press. 

Director: Oliver Stone
Writers: Kieran Fitzgerald, Oliver Stone
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo

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The Unseen Sequence






In Malavika Sarukkai - an artist rooted in tradition but with a uniquely contemporary sensibility - one of India's most profound classical arts, Bharatanatyam, is being re-interpreted, renewed, invigorated. The film is not simply about Malavika Sarukkai; it deliberates the valuable connections and departures that the artist makes from a hallowed and, often, unforgiving tradition.

Director: Sunantra Ghosal

Writer: Sumantra Ghosal

Star: Malavika Sarukkai



Half the Sky



HALF THE SKY is a passionate call-to-arms, urging us not only to bear witness to the plight of the world's women, but to help to transform their oppression into opportunity. Our future is in the hands of women everywhere. 

Director: Maro Chermayeff
Writer: Michelle Ferrari

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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