The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Dec 182013

When someone steals your home, your lands and all that you hold dear, how far will you go to reclaim it? And if doing so involves putting innocents in the line of fire and wreaking untold destruction on those who look to you for guidance, is it really worth going after in the first place? My review of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug after the jump.

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Trailer: 12 Years A Slave

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Jul 162013

The first trailer for director Steve McQueen’s, 12 Years A Slave which is currently set for a late 2013 release, is here.

The film is a historical drama, based on the autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Chiwetel Ejiofor (End Game, American Gangster) plays Solomon, with Michael Fassbender planning the cruel plantation owner, Edwin Epps. The film also stars Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Scoot McNairy, Quvenzhané Wallis and more! (seriously, check out the full cast listing here).

I can’t help but get a Shame vibe from the score. It doesn’t look as tightly photographed as McQueen’s previous films (with a large amount of the film set outside, it would be difficult), but it’s really hard to tell from the small amount of footage in the trailer. Personally, I am very much looking forward to it.

With a cast like that and a director as talented is McQueen, this is a film that is sure to gain a lot of attention closer to release.