I admire Peter Jackson. I think that he has, in the past, done the impossible with his adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings, and when I learned that he agreed to do The Hobbit I was delighted. Still, I did become just a wee bit concerned when I learned that he was stretching the book into, not two, but THREE movies.
There have been countless books written about Star Trek. We have seen books ranging from the making of the different series of shows, books on Star Trek trivia, books on timelines, and even scriptbooks. So, it came to no one’s surprise that a book of Frequently Asked Questions would be released. What did surprise me was the format of this particular book.
Going into this film I had some initial trepidation. While it is true that Pixar has yet to completely disappoint me with an entirely lackluster movie, I did have some doubts with this film. What made the 2001 movie, Monster’s Inc., so incredible was not just the brilliant voice casting of Billy Crystal and John Goodman.
Iron Man 3 is one of the darkest superhero movies I’ve ever watched. Not dark in appearance or gritty as in the recent slate of Batman movies by Christopher Nolan. No, this movie addresses the darkness of the human spirit, as presented by its two main characters, our protagonist (Tony Stark) and our antagonist (The Mandarin).
If you were to create a list of the most influential people in the 50 year run of Doctor Who, Patrick Troughton’s name would have to be near the top or at the top of that list. Fifty years on, the concept of regeneration and changing the lead actor is an integral part of the series’ longevity, but back in the day it was a huge risk for the show.
While there were science-fiction elements associated with the original vision of Doctor Who, the series wasn’t intended to be a heavily sci-fi driven series. As originally conceived, the time travel element was intended as a doorway to entertaining but educational stories that the entire family could enjoy viewing together on Saturday evenings.