Peter Jackson, the director of the awesome Lord of the Rings films, is now creating a film of The Hobbit. He’s documenting its production in a video diary in The Hobbit Movie Blog. Cool. (via GeekDad)
So by default, it’s better than about 95% of what passes for science fiction in movies today. If the following promo peaks your interest, you’ll probably enjoy District 9. It’s not a masterpiece, but I’ve never seen or experienced anything quite like it. I would caution that District 9 is not for everyone. The ending isn’t a complete downer, but everything leading up to it is brutal, dark and bleak.
King Kong (2005), directed by Peter Jackson. Rating: (7/10) This is a good movie. The first hour is spent setting the tone and developing the characters; it takes place during the 1930s, when The Depression was in full swing: alcohol was banned, poverty was rampant, and jobs were scarce. Once the King Kong shows up though, that first hour seems almost irrelevant; you forget about the setting, clutching your chair-arm