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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The cynical play here would be to knock the “unexpected” nature of this enterprise because, after the overwhelming success of Peter Jackson’s justifiably epic Lord of the Rings saga, why wouldn’t Jackson and New Line seek to replicate that run with The Hobbit?  

The Lovely Bones (Review)

Bestselling novel becomes 14-year-old girl's surreal dreamscape

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) narrates the story of ... what exactly? She tells us almost from the start that she died at 14 years old. And it's not simply that she died; she was murdered by a neighbor (Stanley Tucci), an evil serial molester, all the more sinister in skewed feverish angles. Unfortunately, Peter Jackson ('The Lord of the Rings' trilogy) just isn't in tune with the magic of female adolescence (and early teenage male longing) in the 1970s. Grade: B-.