The other night Sherlock managed to slip in a Shipping Forecast gag about the location of Sherringford. Some would argue it is redundant in the 21st Century, but Radio 4's morning update of choppy waters around the UK remains a comforting totem. All it needs, according to Abe Books, is some Hobbits ...
There’s a writeup on The Guardian today regarding the hardships Peter Jackson faced while adapting J. R. R. Tolkien’s beloved novel into three major blockbusters after the original director, Guillermo del Toro, exited the project after long delays caused by litigation.
Well now, THIS is more like it. Fan editor David Killstein, the creator of the three-hour cut of The Hobbit, returned last month with a new edit of the Hobbit Apocrypha, The Battle of Dol Guldur. This magnificent hour-long mini-movie draws from footage from both the theatrical and extended cuts of the Hobbit trilogy…
Because it's hard to fit a Great Wyrm on stage, yo.
Warner Bros. have just dropped the very first trailer for the last Hobbit movie - first teased at Comic Con - and it's full of action, portents of doom... and a very familiar song.
When my daughter is old enough, I'll sit her down to watch The Hobbit... only I'm going to edit the Dwarves' song to have this play instead.
And I'm glad Gandalf finally decided to say something.
Books are art, you know? Sometimes literally.
I took my 7 year old daughter. Smaug was awesome. I now have another Dragon lover in the household. Tauriel and Legolas, also awesome. I've read the novel, I love the novel, and I recognize how this was changed from the novel and can accept it as an entity separate from the novel.
Although honestly, as xenophobic and racist as Ulfric is, I doubt he'd have many kind words to say to a dwarf, despite their similar fashion sense.
Just saw this interesting little tidbit from the press junkets running up to the release of The Hobbit 2: Elves and Spiders Boogaloo... (Very mild, inconsequential spoilers for The Desolation of Smaug beyond the cut!)
A study in the Medical Journal of Australia suggests that vitamin D deficiency may be "a significant contributor to the triumph of good over evil in fantasy literature."
Plus, there are dwarves carrying random animals around for comedic effect. What more could you want?
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How does an arachnophobe literally incapable of watching the Shelob scenes in Return of the King and who refused to get Skyrim because of the Giant Frostbite Spider enjoy this latest Peter Jackson Epic? Quite pleasantly, actually.
Cumberbatch still does it best.
It's that time again! The time when I remember the other time when I asked the question: All else being equal, which poster makes you want to go see the movie more?