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Princeps (The Image Portfolio book five) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

December 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Princeps (The Image Portfolio book five) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (book review).

The first thing to say about ’Princeps’ is that L.E. Modesitt makes no concessions to new readers in this sequel and if you haven’t read ‘Scholar’, book four in ‘The Imager Portfolio’, it’s not worth getting this one. On the other hand, if you haven’t read books one to three in ‘The Imager Portfolio’, it […]

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) (movie review).

December 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) (movie review).

  ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ is the first film of Peter Jackson’s follow-up trilogy to ‘The Lord Of The Rings’. The result is good, where great was expected. It has a lot of the virtues of the previous films, but does not offer a lot that the previous trilogy did not and where it […]

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The Hobbit cast get it on with their Lego Minifigs.

December 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit cast get it on with their Lego Minifigs.

Call this shameless marketing for Lego Minifigs if you will… we’re just a corporate whore at heart, but let’s face it, if Lego made a Minifig of you, wouldn’t you be proud of it? The cast of The Hobbit certainly are!

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Dwarves now drinking at the Green Dragon Inn. Smaug not invited.

December 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dwarves now drinking at the Green Dragon Inn. Smaug not invited.

The Hobbiton Movie Set – where The Hobbit was filmed – has just opened The Green Dragon Inn, the ribbon cut by none other than The New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key (yes, they take things that seriously). Now tourists as well as dwarves can get some of that Shire ale down their necks. Heck, […]

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Lone Ranger? Don’t be a stranger! Second trailer.

December 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Lone Ranger? Don’t be a stranger! Second trailer.

One of the early superheroes of the Wild West is coming back our way via next year’s The Lone Ranger film. This oddity has Johnny Depp as Tonto (the American Indian community must be so proud) and Armie Hammer as the USA’s answer to Zorro. I used to have this pair as Action Men-style plastic […]

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The Desolation of Smaug… first pic.

December 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Desolation of Smaug… first pic.

No sooner has Peter Jackson finished teasing us with the first of The Hobbit movies, he’s now started teasing us for the second film… The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Here’s the first photo of a certain hairy-footed fellow in a certain dragon’s lair, on a big blooming pile of gold. Ah, that’s what every […]

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The Hobbit… we like big dragons and we cannot lie.

December 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit… we like big dragons and we cannot lie.

Smaug makes an appearance in the new trailer for The Hobbit. He’s a dragon, by the way. Likes: big piles of gold in his cave under the mountains. Burning human towns. Dislikes: dwarves that sing too much. Thieving hobbits. Our movie-watching Xmas is shaping up nicely!

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Game of Thrones season three footage.

December 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones season three footage.

There’s some new footage just out from the third season of Game of Thrones from our pals at HBO. Watch it here, fantasy fans – but get a bucket and sponge out for the blood.

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The Hobbit… new fighting fit trailer.

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit… new fighting fit trailer.

And there’s yet another new trailer out for The Hobbit, this time featuring some mighty Hobbit (and dwarf) fighting action. See the swords fly! And the media are still drip-feeding their ‘early reviews say this sucks’ message. Ho hum.

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The Hobbit… here, son, ‘ave this blade.

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit… here, son, ‘ave this blade.

A new trailer for the Hobbit where Gandalf arms his diminutive questing companion up with a sword… Sting is it? It’s interesting that the media seem to be trying to spread a ‘This movie sucks’ message based on supposed awful early reactions at test screenings. We’ll hold our opinion until we’ve actually seen the film, […]

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