Tag Archives: Hobbit

REVIEW: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – 3/5

Director:  Peter Jackson Certificate:  12A Cast:  Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry Running Time:  161 min   Plot:  Embarking on the middle chapter of their Middle-earth saga, Bilbo et al continue to walk, run, fight and float their way towards the Lonely Mountain. And a […]

HOBBIT HYPE: SHERLOCK SERIES 3 DATES (Smaug-lock Holmes and Dr Wats-on-his-pocketses?)

After much grumbling about the death of the BBC’s current Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) in series two and a great deal of hypothesising about his resurrection in the upcoming third series, we finally have a release date: The first episode of Sherlock series 3, titled ‘The Empty Hearse’, will be aired on New Year’s Day […]

HOBBIT HYPE: Tolkien Biopic

To quote Tolkien-hater Hugo Dyson…’Oh no! Not another fuc***g’ biopic! Clearly cashing in on the current popularity of the Hobbit trilogy, Fox Searchlight have decided to make a feature length film celebrating the life and times of John Ronald Ruel Tolkien. Apparently the focus will be on his early life, especially the traumatic World War […]

HOBBIT HYPE: There is still hope!

A while ago I wrote a piece for The Mancunion film section ‘Contrary Corner’ (which can be found online here http://mancunion.com/2013/10/14/contrary-corner-the-desolation-of-smaug-more-like-the-desolation-of-tolkien/ )  in which I discussed / vented my hatred for Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, or more specifically the first instalment, An Unexpected Journey. The arguments presented in the article were   snipped from a 1,200 word Hobbit […]