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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Todd Gilchrist / December 28, 2012

Synopsis: If there’s such a thing as “bajillion” dollars (we don’t know math) then chances are that Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit has already earned it. Not only have Bilbo, Gandalf and their Dwarven fellowship already grossed over a billion bucks world-wide, we’re certain that 2013’s follow-up, The Desolation of Smaug, will earn a few billio… More »

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure

Todd Gilchrist / December 20, 2012

Synopsis: With Mordor…errr, the Misty Mountain now one film closer, Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel trilogy got off to an excellent, $100 million start with last week’s release of The Hobbit. The FX-driven epic received mixed reviews from critics, but was embraced by audiences world-wide who were as excited to return to Middle… More »

The Hobbit: An Unforgettable Journey

Todd Gilchrist / December 14, 2012

Synopsis: Filmmaker Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth to tell the tale of Bilbo Baggins, an epic of adventure of Dwarves and dragons that serves as a prequel to Lord of the Rings. Based on a much shorter novel than that sprawling, three-film opus, The Hobbit will nevertheless be the first in a new Middle… More »

Thorin and The Dwarves

Phil Pirrello / December 12, 2012

Keeping track of 13 dwarves, each one rocking some serious facial hair, isn’t easy. While all of them play important roles in ‘The Hobbit’, the one to pay attention to is Thorin (pictured here.) The leader of the 13 dwarves, Thorin Oakenshield must save a place called the Lonely Mountain from the clutches of a… More »

The Story

Phil Pirrello / December 12, 2012

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Who is Bilbo Baggins?

Phil Pirrello / December 12, 2012

Martin Freeman (BBC’s ‘Sherlock’) plays Bilbo, a reluctant hobbit-turned-sword-wielding hero who leads a band of dwarves through Middle Earth. During this dangerous journey, Bilbo will discover a very powerful ring that has significant impact on the world of Tolkien. In the original ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, a much-older Bilbo is played by actor Ia… More »

Gandalf: Wizard and Beard Enthusiast

Phil Pirrello / December 12, 2012

Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role of Gandalf the Grey, a very powerful wizard who arguably invented the ZZ Top beard. He is capable of making hobbits do just about anything he asks of them, especially if it concerns saving the world. Gandalf is a key player in both ‘The Hobbit’ prequels and in the… More »

Meet Gollum

Phil Pirrello / December 12, 2012

Anyone who has seen the original ‘LOTR’ films will remember the treacherous Gollum, an all-CG creation performed by actor Andy Serkis. Gollum returns to shake up Middle Earth once again, as Bilbo comes into contact with him and his corrupt desire for the Ring (his “preciousssss”). More »

The Evil Wizard Saruman

Phil Pirrello / December 12, 2012

Saruman, played by Christopher Lee, first appeared in ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ as Gandalf’s friend-turned-enemy. ‘The Hobbit’ will hopefully reveal how this powerful wizard was corrupted by the dark forces of Middle Earth. More »

Why Is Cate Blanchett In This?

Phil Pirrello / December 12, 2012

Because she was in the original ‘Lord of the Rings’ films, playing Galadriel, a powerful elf. Trivia: Blanchett was one of the first original cast members to sign on to the prequel, despite the fact that her character does not appear in the novel. More »

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