If movies have taught us anything, it's that long-distance relationships rarely work. Making "The Adventures of Tintin," the swashbuckling caper vividly adapted from Belgian artist Hergé's popular comics, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson defied that conventional wisdom.It was in 1983, long before Spielberg met New Zealand's resident "Rings"-master, that the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" director resolved to bring Tintin, a fearless adventurer of indeterminate age, to the screen. Read More
“The Eagle” takes us into the Scottish highlands with two armored young questers who seek to recover a lost golden emblem for Rome and provide hearty derring-do, in impressive 2-D, along the way.
Loaded with pulse and ambition, the movie is formulaic and fractured in focus, aiming to be both a serious human adventure and an entertaining action flick and achieving neither. Read More