Opens Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 Synopsis: Peter Jackson takes cues from the appendices of The Lord of the Rings to expand New Line Cinema's Hobbit adaptation with this third film completing the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins, as played by Martin Freeman. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood Movie Details Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: An aviation-obsessed engineer named Jirô Horikoshi (Hideaki Anno) has loved the aesthetics, spirit, and science of flight for as long as he can remember. For years he's been designing and building his dream plane, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, and it's finally completed. But Jiro's dreams come crashing down when he learns, to his horror, that his creation will be used for combat in World War II. ~ Rovi Cast: Hideaki Anno, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, John Krasinski, Masahiko Nishimura, Martin Short, Mirai Shida, Mae Whitman, Darren Criss, Elijah Wood, Jun Kunimura, Mandy Patinkin, Steve Alpert, Werner Herzog, Shinobu Otake, Jennifer Grey, Morio Kazama, William H. Macy, Mansai Nomura, Stanley Tucci Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Eugenio Mira's thriller Grand Piano centers on Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood), a famous concert pianist who hasn't played in public in five years -- he had a meltdown during his last performance while trying to tackle an allegedly impossible piece, which was composed by his eccentric mentor Godureaux. Now he's about to reenter the limelight with a high-profile concert, his movie-star wife (Kerry Bishé) watching him from the balcony, and every person he encounters wants to know if he's afraid of choking (we're thankfully spared the scene where Tom runs into someone viewing his past failure on YouTube, which has become the hack screenwriter's shorthand for "public humiliation"). An already nerve-racking challenge is made surreally worse when, while on-stage, Tom realizes that his sheet music is covered with threatening messages, stating that if he misses one note he'll be killed. Soon he's communicating via earpiece with an unseen madman with a sniper rifle, who tells him that he must attempt the impossible piece again or he and his wife are dead. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Elijah Wood, John Cusack Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
...but that was rare and for whatever reason, the movie deserved it. Here's a bit from his review of "North," an Elijah Wood film from the early '90s: "I hated this movie. Hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this movie. Hated it. Hated...
Opens Friday, Dec 13, 2013 Synopsis: Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), his mighty band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), and wise wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) embark on a crusade to reclaim Erebor from the vicious dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) in this sweeping fantasy adventure that picks up where the events of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey left off. Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) once again directs from a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
...different in many ways, and yet it's absolutely the same filmmaker, and you are inhabiting the same world."? Elijah Wood (Frodo) on returning to Middle-earth in a cameo role: "It was a gift to come back ... what they'd constructed...
...Peter Jackson had stepped in and was shooting animated versions of his "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (he even brought Elijah Wood with him!). The flashbacks to the war between humanity and the robots, on the other hand, feature giant tripod...
Now Playing Synopsis: Director Wayne Kramer (The Cooler, Running Scared) takes viewers on a wild ride into the lawless South with this raucous action comedy featuring three outrageous stories connected to a backwater pawn shop, and touting an all-star cast that includes Vincent D'Onofrio, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Norman Reedus, Thomas Jane, and Paul Walker. The stories center on a man frantically searching for his abducted wife, two meth-addicted white supremacists, and an inept Elvis impersonator. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Elijah Wood steps into the role made iconic by Joe Spinell in this reboot of the 1980 horror film featuring an artistic style that takes you into the killer's POV. When murderous L.A. mannequin-store owner Frank (Wood) meets attractive artist Anna (Megan Duffy), his psychotic impulses threaten to take away the one thing he cares about most. Piranha 3D's screenwriting duo of Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur provide the script, with P2's Franck Khalfoun handling directing duties. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, Megan Duffy, Jan Broberg Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Nov 18, 2011 Synopsis: The eagerly anticipated sequel to the Oscar-winning hit Happy Feet Two finds tap-dancing penguin Mumble (voice of Elijah Wood) and his pals using their smooth moves to save the penguin nation. Mumble and Gloria (voice of Pink) have started a family of their own, and their young son, Erik, is just finding his footing among his fellow emperor penguins when a dire new threat thrusts their future into jeopardy. Just when it begins to look as if all hope is lost, the penguin nation bands together to dance the darkness away. Writer/director George Miller and star Robin Williams both return in this sequel also featuring the voices of Hank Azaria, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Sofía Vergara. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Alecia Moore, Hank Azaria Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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