nicholas hoult


V.28 No.19 | 5/9/2019
“If it were up to me, I’d cast Elijah Wood as Frodo.”

Film Review

Tolkien

Literary biopic fast-forwards through author’s youth

Brit lit biopic Tolkien is aimed most squarely at the well-mannered BBC set. Those hoping for geeky insider info into the creation of Tolkien’s most enduring literary legacy, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, are advised to quest elsewhere. Those looking for some polite costume drama and a quick run-through of turn-of-the-century British history will find satisfactory fulfillment.
V.22 No.5 | 1/31/2013
“See, what nobody ever realizes about us zombies, is you have to shoot us in the head to kill us.”

Film Review

Warm Bodies

Dead guy stalks cute girl in conventionally quirky zombie romance

“Cute” is not a word that can be applied to a lot of zombie movies, but it’s the most apt description available for Warm Bodies, a PG-13 undead romance from indie writer-director Jonathan Levine. Levine has spent the last few years making almost-but-not-quite cult films like All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Wackness and 50/50. Warm Bodies follows in that tradition, a likable but imperfect black comedy that will find moderate box office success while infecting a handful of loyal fans.

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