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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

smaug screen

Almost a year ago exactly, Peter Jackson’s An Unexpected Journey opened to great financial success, but disappointed critically as many viewers failed to indulge in its epic length, the often trivial plot embellishments and frankly pointless high frame rate experimentation. Restrained by the trepidation that these failures provoked, The Desolation of Smaug failed to repeat its predecessor’s box-office triumph, but this gutsy sequel returns Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy to familiar ground – a bigger, bolder adventure with detailed characters and breathtaking action set pieces.

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Black Hawk Down Review

Forget Act of Valour

Ridley Scott described the film as ‘anti-war, but pro-military’ and that is certainly true.  Continue reading Black Hawk Down Review