Tag: Cate Blanchett

Crime Time (Ocean’s 8, 2018)

We have not seen an Ocean’s followed by a digit movie in eleven years.  And that has been okay. I really enjoyed the first and third films of the series led by the husband of Amal Clooney and Angelina Jolie’s ex-husband. But I had… Continue Reading “Crime Time (Ocean’s 8, 2018)”

A Battling We Will Go (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, 2014)

The Battle of the Five Armies is a very long and busy film. From it’s opening moments, it is all about trying to out do Return of the king.  Dragon fights! Giant battles against orcs! Wizard Battles! Bilbo and the Dwarves had failed to… Continue Reading “A Battling We Will Go (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, 2014)”

A Desolationing We Will Go (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2013)

The film picks up with Bilbo, Thorin and their band of Dwarves on the run from Azog’s orcs.  They find themselves appearing to be hunted by a very large bear.  Gandalf promises they are near the home of a man who might help them… Continue Reading “A Desolationing We Will Go (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2013)”

To Rule Them All Thrice (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003)

All stories must conclude.  Some just take longer than others.  A lot longer. But more on that later. Sauroman is defeated, Aragorn and the people of Rohan have defended Helms Deep and Frodo, Sam and Gollum are at the door of Mordor. Te film… Continue Reading “To Rule Them All Thrice (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003)”

Two Rule Them All (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002)

Picking up in the aftermath that split the fellowship apart, the Two Towers has a lot on it’s shoulders. Frodo and Sam are now on their own, making their way for Mount Doom to destroy the ring.  Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli are trying to… Continue Reading “Two Rule Them All (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002)”

To Rule Them All (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001)

John Rogers, one of the writers of the abysmal Catwoman film once also wrote “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its… Continue Reading “To Rule Them All (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001)”

And Starring Jeff Goldblum as Jeff Goldblum (Thor: Ragnarok, 2017)

Thor has been a fun character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is cheerful, boisterous and powerful.  He is also boastful and over confident. This drove his first film, while the second film seemed a bit aimless. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor had… Continue Reading “And Starring Jeff Goldblum as Jeff Goldblum (Thor: Ragnarok, 2017)”

Why Did It Have to Be Aliens? (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,2008)

Or…Indy Gets Old. Lucas envisioned a new Indiana Jones trilogy, with one change.  Where the first three films focused on religious and supernatural artifacts, the new films would focus on science fiction themed artifacts.  Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is set in the 1950’s… Continue Reading “Why Did It Have to Be Aliens? (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,2008)”