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'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies': Let's Just Be Glad That They Didn't Stretch it Out Into Six Movies

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’: Let’s Just Be Glad That They Didn’t Stretch it Out Into Six Movies

There is one thing that the films from the three-pronged Hobbit series have in common: they were like homework. It wasn’t a feeling of, “Oh! I get to see The Hobbit!” It was more of, “Oh. I get to see The Hobbit” — with an emphasis on the periods. My first exposure to The Hobbit...
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Still Didn't Convince Me The Book Needed to Be Split Into Three Movies

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Still Didn’t Convince Me The Book Needed to Be Split Into Three Movies

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was not a horrible movie. At the same time, I am not trying to convince the world to see it. Sure, director Peter Jackson certainly knows how to make a movie spectacle. It is without a doubt, that he has perfected a cinematic view of Middle Earth and all...
My Rambling, Unstructured Thoughts About 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

My Rambling, Unstructured Thoughts About ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

Near the beginning of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a voiceover says the following, which is straight from the text of the book: Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with thing in it to sit down on or...
My Weekly Prescreen: 'Swinging With the Finkels'

My Weekly Prescreen: ‘Swinging With the Finkels’

There’s nothing like a good ol’ story about a couple who want to spice up their intimate life by swinging with another couple — especially when that couple includes a former pop princess (Mandy Moore) and a hobbit (Martin Freeman, who will star as Bilbo Baggins in the forthcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey). And...