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Articles Tagged 'The Adventures of Tintin'

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Fraser’s Phrases: “Oh My Giddy Aunt!”

Expletives are terrific fun, aren’t they? A little verbal firework display in response to a surprise of some sort—usually either painful, delightful or disgusting—without which the English language would be infinitely poorer. But the problem with expletives is that they can cause offence in polite society, no matter how sincerely meant. In order to fully […]

‘Tattoo’ vs. ‘Tintin’: Which Holiday Movie Will Get Your Cash?

Both feature Daniel Craig, both are adaptations from very popular source material, and both have real shots at Oscars this year. But that’s where the similarities end for two major releases out now, David Fincher‘s bleak, big-budget take on the ubiquitous novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Steven Spielberg‘s The Adventures of Tintin, […]

Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg Are Going British

Two of America’s greatest living film directors are going British this holiday season. Both Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg have shot their new movies in England. Scorsese’s Hugo, which is in theaters now, is a luminous, 3-D family film about an orphaned boy who lives in a Paris train station. While it’s an adventure tale involving mysteries of identity, […]

‘Doctor Who’ Fan Steven Spielberg Handpicked Steven Moffat for ‘Tintin’

Steven Spielberg has gone full Anglophile this year, directing two big-budget December releases loaded with British talent. There’s War Horse, based on the novel and Tony-winning Broadway play (with Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, and Benedict Cumberbatch), and The Adventures of Tintin, a computer-animated adaptation of Belgian writer Hergé‘s books. The latter film features […]