After a flurry of internet activity with the Hobbit dropping on the world, a trip to the cinema was in order to see that same trailer on the big screen. The problem was, it wasn’t there, at least with the some 3D versions of the latest Tintin movie. If you viewed Tintin and it did NOT have The Hobbit trailer attached please email Email with the subject “No trailer”. If you saw Tintin with a trailer, congrats, but please don’t send mail. Reports are coming in that various 3D Tintin screenings do not feature the trailer and instead has glasses-needed viewings of The Phantom Menance, Titantic, Madagascar 3 and The Lorax. The widely reported attachment to Tintin (great flick by the way) seems to apply to the regular format of the film. We are seeking official word and will update you as we can but lots of screenings have the same 3D report.

The first time appearance of legendary director Steven Spielberg was a big, big deal at the San Diego Comic Con. Despite all his top-grossing and critically acclaimed movies that fit the genre, appearing at the show had never worked out. So knowing he would show up to talk about The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn set the popular culture celebration all abuzz. When co-producer Peter Jackson shocked the movie-loving world and showed up Friday morning, the euphoria and applause shook the convention hall to its foundations. Continue reading “Peter Jackson suprises fans at Comic-Con! (updated)”

Quackingtroll from our own message boards sends along some of what Peter Jackson has been up to by sharing a link to the “Adventures of TinTin” trailer. Written by the master cartoonist Hergé, Tintin is a swashbucking boy who along with his dog and a colorful cast of characters, have many adventures world wide. Jackson has a producer credit and worked with director Steven Spielberg to bring the cartoon character to life. On a personal note, with a love of the source material, I am pretty thrilled by the trailer which captures the look and feel of the reading experience with a high degree of fidelity. Enjoy by following this link.