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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Frozen and More Reviews of Recent Films

Posted by    |    December 16th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The three films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood.  After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all—a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself—the Dragon Smaug. (more…)

Movie Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Posted by    |    December 15th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, now in theaters, is a magical adventure back into the brilliant mind of director Peter Jackson and the fantasy world of Middle Earth, which is the setting of Jackson’s previous “The Lord of the Rings” films. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey instantly hurls the audience back into a familiar setting and satisfies every expectation. From the names, music, locations, and recognizable faces, this film feels every bit like Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” and offers more to behold. The film, set prior to “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, takes the audience on an exciting journey meant to creatively dazzle the viewer, taking him to great heights. For some, the movie may fall short, but for me, the vision of this director makes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey a spectacular experience.

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In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, we follow the character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as a young man embarking on an epic quest to help a group of dwarves try and reclaim their homeland, the lost kingdom of Erebor (also the Lonely Mountain), which has been desecrated and taken over by the dragon Smaug. Along with the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), legendary dwarf king and warrior Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), and twelve other dwarves, Bilbo and company set out on a journey across Middle Earth, facing goblins, orcs, giant spiders, sorcerers, giants, and more. While fighting their way through the wild, Biblo also encounters the creature Gollum, where he discovers the “precious” ring, which will forever change the fate of Middle Earth. (more…)