Les Misérables is one of the most successful stage musicals of all time, having played in London and around the world for over 25 years. However, the classic musical had never received a full on film adaptation, until now. And it lives up to the source material, providing an equally engaging and entertaining musical tragedy that is rarely seen in film musicals. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried, the Tom Hooper directed film follows Jackman’s Jean Valjean and the people around him, superimposed on the French Revolution. Watch the trailer after the jump and the read my review.
One of the most wonderful times of the year, Christmas, is just around the corner. And there are plenty of classic movies that celebrate the holiday season. Some are funny, some are thoughtful and all of them will be (and have been) enjoyed by many generations. I’ve put together a list of the 10 best Christmas movies, or at least my favourite Christmas movies. I’m sure you are familiar with them. Find out which classics made my top 10 after the jump.
Before the Lord of the Rings, J.R. Tolkien wrote another book, The Hobbit. After the success of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy in the early 2000’s, it was inevitable that this novel would get adopted too. Peter Jackson is back behind the camera for part one of the new trilogy, which lays the ground work for the quest of 12 dwarves, a wizard and a hobbit. This film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage along with cameos from LOTR stars such as Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Cate Blanchett and Andy Serkis. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review.
Abraham Lincoln is one of the most famous presidents in the history of the United States and Steven Spielberg tackles his life in the most powerful way possible. The film captures the final four months of Lincoln’s life as he struggles to end the war and pass the 13th amendment Daniel Day-Lewis gives an Oscar calibre performance as the president with one of the largest ensemble casts ever behind him. Tommy Lee-Jones, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, David Strathairn and John Hawkes are just some of the many strong supporting actors that show up in this film. Watch the trailer below and then read my review.