The Hobbit

41 pages of documents on the “toxic nonsense” that nearly scuppered The Hobbit shoot in New Zealand have been released. Fascinating reading on how untrammelled special interests can derail film investment with serious effects. You can access the full story here.

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District 9

Having trashed the lack of thought (and science) in Terminator Salvation, I was more than pleasantly surprised to come across this new South African SciFi movie District 9. Based on a creepy short film called Alive in Joburg, it’s produced by Peter Jackson (yes, he of Lord of the Rings fame) and features a clever…

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