Tag Archives: The Lord Of The Rings

LOTR Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies At 59

This is turning out to be a sad week in the showbiz world. First, the passing of revered veteran film critic Richard Corliss, now this. Last night, Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie passed away of a sudden heart attack. He was 59. His death was confirmed by the Australian Cinematographers Society with the statement: “WeContinue Reading

Top 10 Best Films Of 2014

Some highly-acclaimed works did not end up on Electroshadow’s list of most outstanding films, while some that did might surprise you. They sure surprised us. Here’s our pick of the year’s best…

New! Character Posters For The Hobbit 3

I sure hope the third and final instalment of director Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy is the one that makes the slog of the first two worth it. No matter what, this is going to make mountains of money. But the less-than-stellar reception to these prequel films might impact people’s expectations of “The Battle OfContinue Reading

Biopic On JRR Tolkien In The Works

After the huge successes of director Peter Jackson’s film versions of “The Lord Of The Rings” saga, it’s only right that we get a film about the man who created it all. And we shall. Today, The LA Times reported that a biopic of JRR Tolkien is being planned. Tentatively titled “Tolkien”, the film rightsContinue Reading

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Teaser Trailer

The 2nd instalment in Peter Jackson’s prequel trilogy sees old characters like Legolas hitting the screen along with new ones like Elf maiden Tauriel and the titular dragon, Smaug…

First Look! Evangeline Lilly As Tauriel In The Hobbit Sequel

I’ll admit I have a slight crush on Evangeline Lilly. Her presence in a film or TV is usually enough to get me to watch it, which is partly why I made it through all 6 seasons of “Lost”. When I first heard she’d be in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” films, it was like icingContinue Reading

An Unexciting Journey

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is Kiwi director Peter Jackson’s grand return to the franchise that made him a legend. But has he lost his magic touch?…

Peter Jackson Responds To The Hobbit’s 48fps Controversy

Early reviews for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” have been yielding some fairly expected responses from critics. Specifically, regarding the whole fuss over the higher frame-rate. As you might know, traditional film has always been shot and screened at 24 frames per second. Director Peter Jackson, at the behest of tech junkie James Cameron, decidedContinue Reading