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.
Opening world wide this Friday, Cloud Atlas has been one of the most hotly debated and highly anticipated films of 2012. The book readers claimed was “unfilmable,” Cloud Atlas tells six stories in different time periods, from the far past to the even farther future. Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Hugh Grant and Susan Surrandon in multiple character from the different periods, and directed by the Wachowski siblings, Andy and Lana, as well as Tom Tykwer, this film goes beyond anything done on screen before. Watch the extended five minute trailer below to see for yourself.