Peter Jackson’s new movie, The Hobbit, certainly delivers value for your ticket price. The three hours you spend at the movie will feel like eight or nine! True value. The film is a brilliant example of the film editing concept of pacing, with The Hobbit being the example of a film without. My overriding fear[…]
Originality of concept often isn’t as important as the freshness and the vitality of the approach. As the Harry Potter series breathed a vibrant new life into some very old fantasy concepts, The Hunger Games gives a hint of that vitality to the post-apocalyptic survival scenario, at least in the first book.
Beyond the Prairie: True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder reviewed by Deb Houdek Rule Beyond the Prairie: True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, released on DVD November 23, 2010, is a made-for-TV movie from 2000 which intended to return the story of Laura and the Little Houses to their true origins. The Little House on[…]
Gangs of New York reviewed by Deb Houdek Rule for Civil War St. Louis What, you might well ask, has the movie “Gangs of New York” to do with the Civil War in St. Louis? On the surface, very little, but in the undercurrents and background scenes, a fair bit. “Gangs of New York” covers[…]