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At Last! A Look at The The Hobbit

8 years ago by Nick Rallo
An exciting moment late in the day yesterday: The debut of the official trailer for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequel, you know, The Hobbit. Finally. If you didn't know, Tolkien's book is being adapted by the pretty much same crew as LOTR (including an epic soundtrack by Howard...
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Podcast: The Hobbit Project Hits Its Spectacular End

5 years ago by The Mixmaster
Photo by Mark PokornyTalk some sense into 'em, Bilbo.Village Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl and LA Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson discuss the third-and-final Hobbit movie: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, in this special bonus episode of the Voice Film Club podcast. As always, send barbs, jabs,...
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This Hobbit is Everything the Last Wasn't

6 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
Elves snore, it turns out. Their maidens make teensy-peen jokes and pine for the hottest of dwarves. And Bilbo Baggins, so concerned about his doilies just three hours of screen time ago, now punches his sword right through the trachea of a goblin — and then looks rather proud of...
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The Hobbit Gets Neither There Nor Back Again

7 years ago by Scott Foundas
Welcome back to Middle-Earth. It has been nearly a decade since writer-director Peter Jackson last set foot on J.R.R. Tolkien's hallowed ground, signing off on a spectacular trilogy of films adapted from the British author's Lord of the Rings novels. There were box office billions and well-earned Oscars aplenty and...
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Peter Jackson's Hobbit Project Arrives at its Spectacular End

5 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
The biggest laugh I heard from the audience at my screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies came after seven words in the end credits: "Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien." Just picture that tweedy Oxford philologist nodding in approval at this adaptation of his lark...
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Peter Jackson's Hobbit-Embiggening Project Hits its Spectacular End

5 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
The biggest laugh I heard from the audience at my screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies came from seven words in the end credits: "Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien." Just picture that tweedy Oxford philologist nodding in pleased approval at this adaptation of his...
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The National Cowgirl Museum Has a Wonder Woman Costume and Jon Snow’s Saddle

9 months ago by Danny Gallagher
A new addition to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame features some collectibles that TV and movie geeks will find interesting. The Fort Worth attraction opened a new gallery in the building's second floor Kit Moncrief Galleries earlier this month, and it includes some rare collectibles. The museum...
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What About Second Breakfast? Denny's to Have a Hobbit-Themed Menu

7 years ago by Nick Rallo
Be it a neck-straining wrestling move or some sort of Tolkien-esque adult film, one of the options for Denny's new Hobbit-themed menu definitely is the "Build Your Own Hobbit Slam." It launches on November 6, and will, of course, be the synergetic byproduct of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: an Unexpected...
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The Closer to Mexico that White People Get, the Better Their Manners Become

10 months ago by Jim Schutze
This will be my second what-I-did-on-my-vacation column, and all I did was go down to the Rio Grande Valley for a week, so maybe that means I ought to go on more, better vacations? When I was down there, I swore I would tell somebody about one part of it...

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