Tagged with The Hobbit

[Review] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

[Review] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

791 days since my post on 16th October 2010 revealing the excellent news that plans for The Hobbit had been greenlit, that principal photography would begin in February 2011 and that Peter Jackson would direct, write and produce,  I finally returned to Middle-earth. As Ringers the world over can agree with, to say I was looking forward … Continue reading

Comic-Con 2012

Comic-Con 2012

Once a year, a magical event takes place at the San Diego Convention Center where thousands of comic book, film and TV fans from all over the world come together. I’ve never been myself but from what I’ve see and read, it has to be one of the best – if not the ultimate – conventions to … Continue reading

My 10 year relationship with… The Lord of the Rings

My 10 year relationship with… The Lord of the Rings

This post was originally written to coincide with Hobbit Day, which is 22nd September. However, I though it’d make the perfect conclusion to my special The Lord of the Rings celebration. Happy reading, everyone! I hoped you enjoyed this mini series all about my beloved trilogy. ————————————————————————————— Happy Hobbit Day, everyone! As many Tolkienites know, … Continue reading

Bumper post: The Hobbit, Immortals and a Favourites Friday

Happy Friday, everyone. As I’ve been a bit slack with posts this week, this post is a bumper Friday special, featuring not only a Favourites Friday but a mini review and an update from the set of The Hobbit. Enjoy! ——————————————————————- Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News has posted his fourth report from the … Continue reading

Final Hobbiton report from Quint

Quint, that lucky chap from Ain’t It Cool News who we are all very jealous of, has posted his final report from the Hobbiton set of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. As usual, a spoiler warning does apply. The report is full of great insider information and I … Continue reading

Recent rumblings from Middle-earth…

If ever I’m in need of cheering up, several things usually work: music, a guilty pleasure like Labyrinth or some comedy clips on YouTube – anything by Michael McIntyre gets me in fits of giggles. For several reasons, the last couple of weeks have been quite difficult. I found a welcome distraction in the form … Continue reading

Happy birthday, Richard Armitage!

Today – 22nd August – is the 40th birthday of the lovely Richard Armitage. Well-known on the small screen, Armitage has appeared in such TV series as Cold Feet, The Vicar of Dibley, Robin Hood, Spooks and Strike Back. His first major film role was in this year’s Captain America: The First Avenger, where he … Continue reading