First trailer for the Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies

If you’re like me, you’re going to see this … one way or another. The Lord of the Rings was brilliant, all the way through. I’m even looking forward to seeing the ‘extended cut’. The Hobbit so far has been completely meh but having seen the first two parts, might as well see it through,…

First animated version of the Hobbit (1966)

As a child, long before Peter Jackson got ahold of the franchise, I loved the Rankin & Bass versions of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. What I did not know until today, was that there was a version of the Hobbit 11 years older than Rankin & Bass – at least, sort…

The Dwarves from ‘the Hobbit’ cover Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’

The sad thing is that Peter Jackson has strayed so far from the original text of the Hobbit that this wouldn’t seem all that completely out of place. From Auralnauts here are the dwarves from the Hobbit doing their best MJ impression, maybe next they can take on the songs in the silly, pandering Game of Thrones…

DVD Release Delayed for the Other Hobbit Movie

You may have heard that the first film in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy is coming out soon. Because of this a judge has ordered a delay in the release of “In the Age of Hobbits“, a film which purports to be about Homo Floresiensis … well sort of: “In an age long ago, the last village of…

DVD Release Delayed for the Other Hobbit Movie

You may have heard that the first film in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy is coming out soon. Because of this a judge has ordered a delay in the release of “In the Age of Hobbits“, a film which purports to be about Homo Floresiensis … well sort of: “In an age long ago, the last village of…