Tag: Lord of the Rings

Film

Can blockbuster movies be political?

Politics has been a constant presence in cinema for a long time, but if I told you that your favourite film had a strong political undertone, would you view it in the same light as before? Probably not, and it is for this reason, that politics in mainstream cinema is largely a subtle, covered force…

Film, OldVenue

Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is certainly an enjoyable ending to the trilogy, but it is not without some glaring flaws. The film is jammed with action and truly epic moments, which in IMAX 3D at 48fps looks astounding. Smaug’s destruction of Lake Town and the White Council’s showdown with Sauron are worth…

Gaming

Review: Middle Earth – Shadow Of Mordor

In Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, you play the part of a ranger by the name of Talion. Picture Aragorn but undead,and with a fairly intense case of dissociative identity disorder. The reason for that last part is that poor Talion is cursed to walk the land of the living after the Talion family’s throats…

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