Tag Archives: the hobbit

CinEffect Podcast Episode 73

Selmainherentforce majeure

Ain’t nothin’ wrong with the path of the righteous, non-violent podcast.

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and a traditional RSS feed, as well.

Follow Chris on Twitter, Facebook, & Letterboxd
Follow Alex on Twitter & Letterboxd

EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) Glory by John Legend feat. Common (Selma OST)
(0:39) Intro

GAMES
(5:07) Alien Isolation
(29:18) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
(35:08) Lisa: The Painful RPG

MOVIES
(54:28) The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
(1:10:11) Unbroken
(1:28:44) Why Don’t You Play in Hell?
(1:48:17) Force Majeure
(2:09:29) Selma
(2:33:55) Inherent Vice

(3:06:34) Coming Soon to Theaters…
(3:18:25) Links/Outro

Leave a comment

Filed under 2015, cineffect, film, games, movie, podcast, review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Review

[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Directed by Peter Jackson
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McShane, and Richard Armitage
MPAA: PG-13 – For Extended Sequences of Intense Fantasy Action Violence, and Frightening Images]

I recently had the chance of seeing the Extended Cuts of The Lord of the Rings trilogy on the big screen, played back-to-back for 12 straight hours of the day. It was an exhausting experience, but there was surprisingly never a moment where I was bored, nor was there a moment that felt completely unnecessary (Even the scene of Merry and Pippin preparing to get stoned was at least fun). Yet, like most people, I kind of cringed when I heard The Hobbit, the prequel novel, was going to be expanded into a trilogy of its own, despite being shorter than any of the individual Lord of the Rings books.

So let’s get a few things out of the way first: An Unexpected Journey is good. It’s fun, enjoyable, visually stunning, filled with good-to-great performances, and some knock-you-on-your-ass action sequences that reaffirm Peter Jackson’s natural talent as a visual filmmaker. That being said, those expecting something on the caliber of the original trilogy should lower their expectations.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under film, movie, review