Tonight, we were invited to the official premiere of The Hobbit 2: The Desolation of Smaug. Also invited were Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, John Howe and Sylvester McCoy. This is what happens when not only big Hollywood stars show up, but also fans in costumes and top models.
Later this week, the second part of the Hobbit-Trilogy opens in Swiss cinemas. However, we have seen the movie last week and here’s what we thought of it. The short version: You need to see this movie, even if you don’t like Tolkien, Lord of the Rings or Fantasy. Why? Find out here!
This is the Doctor. He’s a timelord. Anatomically, that means he’s (probably) equipped with everything a human guy is, except for the fact that he has two hearts and that he’s more than a thousand years old. He also doesn’t die, because whenever he gets close to dying, he glows all pretty and golden and […]
Don Jon starts in cinemas this week. We’ve already seen it and here’s what we thought of it. The long and short of it: You should maybe go see it. It might just be one of the best movies this year.
A death, a series of movies, a director nobody’s ever seen or talked to directly. And the journalist who had his career shattered by this enigmatic man. Join the Uncanny Book-Club on December 1st when the Uncannies discuss Marisha Pessl’s Night Film!
Sunday, November 3rd. It’s the day a boy dies after being in the waves. His head was split open. But there’s more to the story. So Sunday, November 3rd, is the day we are going to get to the bottom of this. So join us at the Cabaret Voltaire at 5pm for drinks and a […]
It’s not just writers and actors that were inspired by Beowulf. Singers also got ideas from the Geat who faced off against the monster Grendel and lived to tell the tale. From opera to folk metal, here are some of the songs that have been written about the cast and characters of the Anglo-Saxon poem, […]
Schira, Dom and Stefan are having movie-week. While Schira talks about the industry that threatens to destroy an art, Dom tries once more to make Stefan understand that S.H.I.E.L.D. sucks and Arrow rocks. The latter won’t listen when catastrophy strikes: Our Uncanny Podcasters suddenly find themselves stranded in space.
Schira, Stefan and Dom sound better than ever. And while they sound better than ever, they discuss the sights and – more importantly – the sound of the Marisha Pessl reading in the Kaufleuten, after which Stefan steals credit.
Last time, we checked out what Hollywood has made of the most important piece of Anglo-Saxon literature – The poem of Beowulf. In this article, we’ll have a look at what writers have done with the idea of a noble Geat. This includes disembodied spirits, trademark issues and killer robots built by Batman.