by Robbie Jones
Calling all Hobbits, elves, wizards, and orcs....How would you like a chance to visit the one and only Middle Earth? This December sees the release of the third and final instalment in The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of Five Armies. To celebrate, Tourism New Zealand (In associate with Air New Zealand) is offering one fan the chance to visit the country, as well as see a special preview screening of the film with Peter Jackson himself before the film is released.
There are four challenges to complete, the first of which was revealed on the Sky Movies website. The challenge is choosing between six New Zealand postcard covers and uploading a message to Jackson stating what a trip to New Zealand would mean to them.
Should you win, you and a family member/friend will be given a private twelve hour tour of the iconic shooting locations in Aukland, New Zealand, including the Hobbits’ home town Hobbiton. Following that, you’ll have an exclusive chance to see the film with Jackson before it’s released in cinemas.
But if you’re interested in entering, then you’ve got a lot of competition. Since it was announced at Comic Con, over 25,000 people have registered interest in the concert. Good luck to you all!
You can enter here!
by Jack Morris
With the release of the The Hobbit today, I thought it would be appropriate to have a quick look back at the early films of Peter Jackson to see where the great man started. I know most people know that he is the main behind some of most successful movies of all time, but little is known about his early body of work.
by Jo Johnstone
To most, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is a masterpiece of modern cinema; an epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy for the battle of middle earth. However to me and even amongst those who define film as their greatest passion, the trilogy is overstrung and quite frankly boring. For those rare few, the announcement that Peter Jackson was to journey once more to middle earth to adapt his trilogies prequel, The Hobbit, wasn’t of importance.
The fact that Mr Jackson intended to make three films out of the one short book seemed ludicrous
But how does the second instalment in this franchise, The Desolation of Smaug, feel to a non Middle Earth fan girl?
by Daniel Franco
Every once in a while, there are those little moments when one looks into himself and realises things, values stuff and appreciates details. Yesterday, for a few seconds, I reminded myself why I love films.
Like any given Sunday, I found myself in a movie theatre to enjoy a movie. On this occasion, it was Gravity. Alfonso Cuarón´s film is so difficult to describe in words; a mandatory watch in 3D and IMAX. A visually astonishing film that creates emotions and rises blood pressure. An incredible journey.
But it wasn´t Gravity the responsible of my little inner trip. The event occurred minutes before, with the previous movie trailers.
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