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Episode #138 for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D, in which our protagonist laments watching what could have been a good movie go down the tubes due to “technical progress.” He’s amazed that two good scenes were still able to shine through, and wonders what the hell Kratos is doing riding that direwolf.
It’s the first season of Wilfred, hitting Blu-Ray from your friends at Fox. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
Elijah Wood stars as Ryan, a down-on-his-luck lawyer who forms a unique friendship with his sexy neighbor’s pet pooch “Wilfred.” Everyone else sees a dog, but Ryan sees a bong-ripping, beer-chugging, foul-mouthed Australian bloke in a furry suit (played by the outrageously funny Jason Gann.) By unleashing the surly, sweet and always adventurous Wilfred, Ryan may just learn to stand on his own hind legs and embrace the insanity of real life.
Written by: Charlie Kaufman, based on a story by Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry & Charlie Kaufman
Directed by: Michel Gondry
Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst
- Behind the scenes featurette
- Convos between director Gondry and actor Carrey and between Gondry and actress Winslet
- Running audio commentary by Gondry and writer Kaufman
- Deleted and extended scenes
- Music video from The Polyphone Spree
- Lacuna commercial
- “Inside the Mind of Michel Gondry” featurette
- Anatomy of a Scene: Saratoga Avenue
Released by: Universal
My Advice: Fans of the film must own.
Written by: Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Stephen Sinclair & Frances Walsh, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom
My Advice: Matinee
The second installment in the adaptation of Tolkien’s trilogy has arrived–and everybody is in deep orc manure. Frodo and Sam (Wood and Astin) are still on their way to Mordor, being stalked by the lovable, huggable Gollum (voiced by Andy Serkis). Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli (Mortensen, Bloom and John Rhys-Davies) are still on the track of the other two hobbits, Merry and Pippin (Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd), who got snatched up by the Uruk–which are, as you might recall, ostensibly orcs on PCP. All of this to try and stop Saruman (Christopher Lee) from tag-teaming with Sauron to kick the ass of Middle Earth.