Dir. Peter Jackson; Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, 161mins
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Thursday 12 December 2013
For all its use of 3D and digital technology, this is an old-fashioned romp at heart – a piece of pure cinematic escapism
Sunday 29 September 2013
Katy Guest opens search for UK’s influential gay, bisexual and transgender people
Tuesday 09 July 2013
BBC2 sitcom Heading Out has also been dropped
Friday 07 June 2013
Strindberg’s The Dance of Death (1900) is a play in two parts. Although Laurence Olivier and Geraldine McEwan played the full saga at the National Theatre in 1966, you only usually see Part One.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
His best-selling novels illuminate the shadowy organisations that supposedly run the world. But Dan Brown was “honoured” to receive an invitation to join the Freemasons, the arcane fraternity whose tentacles are said to extend into the highest echelons of power.
Will new ITV sitcom Vicious starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi prove a watershed for gay relationships in TV drama?
Monday 29 April 2013
Take our poll: Are LGBT characters fairly represented on British TV?
Friday 05 April 2013
Peter Jackson DVD/Blu-ray (166mins)
Friday 01 March 2013
The release date of the third instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy has been pushed back from 18 July 2014 to 17 December 2014.
Saturday 12 January 2013
Plus: My nomination for best non-snub and the people of Les Misérables are revolting
Monday 17 December 2012
Despite weak reviews and a problematical production process, Peter Jackson's first Hobbit instalment looks set to be more successful than the Rings films
Thursday 13 December 2012
Allegations of animal cruelty on the set of The Hobbit threaten to tarnish the film's reputation. So has director Peter Jackson done enough to answer them?
Monday 10 December 2012
There is a sense of sledgehammers being used to crack nuts in the first part of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy. J R R Tolkien's short 1937 novel has been turned into an enormous Wagnerian epic.
Thursday 11 October 2012
Something as shiny, but not quite as precious, as the ring from the film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series could soon be used to do your weekly shopping – if you live in New Zealand, that is. Newly minted ‘Hobbit’ coins, featuring characters such as Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf, are to become legal tender in the country.
Thursday 26 July 2012
Is there some kind of law of modern culture that says everything must come in threes? Fifty Shades of Grey, The Dark Knight movies, The Hunger Games books, Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell books, Toy Story, The Matrix… It seems that publishers and film studios would do anything to get a franchise under way, and to tell its audience, as if they were small children, that the characters they liked will be back with more adventures next year…
Sunday 22 July 2012
Will you still need me? Will you still feed me?
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
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Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
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