Tag Archives: Martin Freeman


With an average of 9 million viewers per episode aired (not even including I-player catcher- uppers or the vast ‘Cumberbabe’ army that rests outside of these hallowed shores) it’s safe to say that the BBC’s latest Sherlock series was a smashing success. This modern adaptation of the life and times of the World’s ‘Almost’ Greatest […]

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: Interviews and Virals

The time is nigh…we only have four days to waste before Friday and the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Inevitably, there are all manner of behind the scenes videos, exclusives and interview clips abounding on the interwebs. It’s easy to access the content but hard to whittle it down to the few […]

HOBBIT HYPE: World Premiere

The world premier for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug took place last night in Los Angeles, and Warner Bros broadcast it over the interwebs with a live stream. In case you missed it, the full 1 hour 18 minute long video is on YouTube and be found with this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPvu9RaGRTo While it wasn’t a hugely […]


Look at Smaug. He’s on a plane. Here it is; the world’s first proper look at Peter Jackson’s Smaug, the dragon under the mountain and bane of dwarves everywhere. Except that he isn’t under the mountain, he’s on a plane. Apparently Air New Zealand is ‘The Airline of Middle-earth’ and thus have been exclusively selected […]

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 […]