Hobbit on Hudson (Weekly Links)

McKellen, totally wizard in the Shire: The Hobbit

McKellen, totally wizard in the Shire: The Hobbit

Links to reviews I wrote this week for the Herald, and etc.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. “Scenes tend to indulgently dawdle.”

Hyde Park on Hudson. “A weird undercurrent.”

Deadfall. “Eventually declines into the same old-same old.”

Any Day Now. (Not yet posted.)

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Marcie Sillman about the first installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit franchise. Find the session archived here.

Today at 5 p.m., join the Framing Pictures panel for a conversation about what we’re grateful for in Movie Year 2012. The event is free, and we’d like your company. More information here; see the Framing Pictures Facebook page here.

The Museum of History and Industry, Seattle’s city history museum, re-opens at its new location at South Lake Union on December 29. The first special exhibit is “Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies,” which I had the honor of curating. There’s more about the exhibit here, and you can reserve tickets for my curator’s talk at MOHAI on January 10 here.

Tuesday Dec. 18 I’ll appear on KING-TV’s “New Day Northwest” to talk about the “Celluloid Seattle” exhibit and discuss a few artifacts. That airs at 11 a.m. on channel 5 in Seattle; the show’s website is here.

At What a Feeling!, we cast back for more 1980s reviews; newly posted are vintage takes on the compilation film That’s Dancing! and Lawrence of Arabia cinematographer Freddie Young’s “First Love” episode, Arthur’s Hallowed Ground (an unknown but very nice movie).



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