Tag: The Hobbit

Last Hobbit movie to be called . . . The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies!

April 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Last Hobbit movie to be called . . . The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies!

The final film in Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, has now been titled The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The film, previously titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will be released worldwide December 17th 2014, with select international territories releasing on December 10th 2014. Ian McKellen returns […]

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (film review by Frank Ochieng).

December 16, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Avid moviegoers are once again reacquainted with the imaginative scope of J.R.R. Tolkien’s festive wonderworld in writer-director Peter Jackson’s frenetic follow-up to ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’. In ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’, Jackson revisits his style of elaborate escapist cinema, the visual vitality and expansive storytelling methods to convey Tolkien’s visionary landscape of […]

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (soundtrack review).

January 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (soundtrack review).

When reviewing any piece of work, I do my best to take it in isolation and not let related materials influence my judgement. I’m afraid with ‘The Hobbit’ soundtrack, that’s just not possible so expect lots of references to ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ to follow. I’m sure I don’t need to go into the […]

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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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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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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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And the weather in Elvish is… Gandalf-created storms?

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
And the weather in Elvish is… Gandalf-created storms?

Boy, are they crazy about the new Hobbit film over in New Zealand. Okay, you have to give it to Peter Jackson, he has come a long way since his early Fraggle-like porn movies and has moved on to covering JRR Tolkien’s books with distinction, single handedly revitalizing the NZ-shot movie economy in the process. […]

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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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The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Dixon and David Wenzel (book review)

November 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Dixon and David Wenzel (book review)

You don’t step on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind and above all else, you don’t mess with the classics. Thankfully, David Wenzel and Charles Dixon have resisted the urge to give their graphic novel translation a modern look to reflect the super-duper high definition look that will grace our screens this Christmas. […]

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