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  • The final 'Hobbit' film is a good end to the series
    The final 'Hobbit' film is a good end to the series
    The release of the final installment in a franchise is always a mixed blessing. On the one hand, fans are eager to see how the story ends. On the other, the anticipation is over, and there is nothing new to look forward to. This weekend, &ldquo...
  • The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
    'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' bids adieu to Middle-earth
    “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is the concluding chapter of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel, and the final installment of our film adventures in Middle-earth. This film ties up the story of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he...
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
    'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' review: Ending on a mediocre note
    The unnecessarily bloated "Hobbit" trilogy comes to a merciful - if mildly entertaining - conclusion with "The Battle of the Five Armies" (opening in theaters nationwide Dec. 17).In short: After Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman)...
  • 'The Hobbit; The Battle of the Five Armies'
    ‘The Hobbit’s’ final installment and more Oscar hopefuls lead December releases
    December5th No new releasesFast Forward: There’s no surprise here…you have to back to 2006 to find the last time a studio release a major film here in this release date. The idea is sound as holdover Thanksgiving films usually...
  • Smaug among new Hobbit Pop vinyl figures announced by Funko
    Smaug among new Hobbit Pop vinyl figures announced by Funko
    With The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies hitting theaters this December, fans will be clamoring for new merchandise, especially anything Smaug-related. Thanks to an exclusive story from MTV News, we now know that Funko will be releasing new Pop...
  • Visiting the Hobbits in New Zealand’s Hobbiton
    Visiting the Hobbits in New Zealand’s Hobbiton
    Middle Earth exists and it can be found on New Zealand’s North Island on a sheep farm that has been transformed into a place called Hobbiton.Walking into Hobbiton is like walking into the fantasy world that the wildly popular Lord of the...
  • 'The Hobbit': The Desolation of Smaug'
    'The Hobbit': The Desolation of Smaug'
    You might have heard of a little book titled The Hobbit. I've been reading it to my kids lately, so the book is fresh in my mind, and the second installment of Peter Jackson's trilogy is a good reminder that 1) The Hobbit is actually about...
  • Movie photo promo for The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug
    Movie review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    This December the second movie installment of The Hobbit saga continues with The Desolation of Smaug now in theaters nationwide. Peter Jackson and original cast from the first movie, brings J. R. Tolkien’s most beloved novel to life with...
  • "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" Poster
    A Tolkien fan's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" review
    Last decade, Tolkien fans bemoaned some omissions from Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. The friendly Tom Bombadil, a nasty Barrow-Wight and a mean-spirited tree were all omitted completely. We all wondered what it...
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug had a great weekend in theaters. It earned an estimated $73.7 million according to the Los Angeles Times. It is the second in the movie series based on J. R. R. Tolkien's book, The Hobbit. It did earn less...
  • The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug
    The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug: movie review
    For a screenwriter, adapting a book into a movie can be tricky business. What parts do you leave out? Do you split the book into more than one movie? How do you write fresh dialogue that stays true to the author’s voice?If you’re the...
  • The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug
    'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug:' Satisfying but sometimes slogs
    Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ improves upon the last ‘Hobbit’ outing, but the drawn-out extension of its original source never allows the film to match the full magic of original ‘Lord of...
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Movie review: Smaug breathes some much-needed fire into the second 'Hobbit' film
    It’s the second chapter in the bloated, overlong Hobbit trilogy of films, following last year’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (opening today), Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and their assortment of...
  • ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’: Jackson brings this tale to the screen
    ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’: Jackson brings this tale to the screen
    The story continues with Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the rest of the thirteen Dwarfs as they continue on their adventure to regain the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Still...
  • The first "Hobbit" film is excellent
    The first "Hobbit" film is excellent
    Although Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day for some, it is the dayfans of the "Hobbit" books and films will be able to see one of the year's most anticipated films: "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." This...