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Final 2012 News Update; Bilbo’s Adventure Stays on Top; Health Lessons from Hobbits; Celebrate Tolkien’s Birthday

Click here and here for the Box Office results for the final weekend of 2012. To read what kind of health lessons can be learned from Tolkien’s Hobbits click here. For information concerning some of the planned 121st birthday toasts for J. R. R. Tolkien click here.

Today’s News; ‘The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey’ Regains the Box-Office Lead; Unlicensed Russian ‘Hobbit’; Weta Design and Location Details

‘The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey’, despite coming in third in the Christmas Day box-office totals, seems to have regained the lead. Click here for an early count of the Friday totals. Click here for the unlicensed, 1985 Russian movie; ‘The Fabulous Journey of Mr. Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit.’ SPOILER ALERT; Click here for details on […]

Dec 29th News Update; Why Some Critics Dislike ‘The Hobbit?, Hobbit Film Earnings Update; Peter Jackson on HFR; Fan vs Denny`s Menu.

For a possible explanation to some critics disliking `The Hobbit` click here. For `The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey`s earning to date click here and to see the movie regain the No.1 spot click here. For Peter Jackson defending his filming decisions click here. To see a hungry fan take on Denny`s entire Middle-earth Menu click […]

Today’s News Update; Bilbo Slays Competition for a Second Weekend; Is 48 FPS the way to go?; Middle-Earth Tourism; McKellen and Serkis on Reprising Gandalf and Gollum; How Kids React to The Hobbit; When does PJ Sleep?, and Where was Gandalf’s backstory?

Tiny Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is running circles around some of the biggest names in Hollywood for a second weekend. To see how click here and to see which movie, on Christmas day, finally knocked ‘The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey’ out of first place click here. For another discussion of the merits of HFR filming at […]

Weekend News Summary; Box Office updates, Hottest Dwarf?, One Hour Spoiler Podcast, and Lots More

Click here and here for updates on the Box Office Stats for ‘The Hobbit;An Unexpected Journey’. (note that the ‘4’ in the total for ‘Rise of the Guardians’ should actaully be a ‘$’ sign) For a list of the thirteen Dwarves ranked by ‘hotness’ click here. For the second ‘Empire Online’ one-hour podcast click here. […]

Today’s news; Legolas Bow Sells At Auction; The Film that Almost Wasn’t, Phillipa Boyens on ‘The Silmarillion’. Revealing Part of Tolkien’s Past

Click here to see what the ‘Legolas’ Bow sold for at auction. Click here for an article about the tortuous unexpected journey that finally led to the production of ‘The Hobbit’ movies. Click here to read why Philippa Boyens won’t reread ‘The Silmarillion’. Click here to learn about Tolkien’s work as a literature examiner.

Today’s Update; The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey Sets Box Office Records; Auctioning Legolas’ Bow; Who does Martin Freeman Resemble?; and lots more..

Even with not so hot reviews, click here and here to see how the Hobbit film brokedomestic and international records for a December opening. To read about where you can go to bid on the bow used by Orlando Bloom in the Lord of The Rings films click here For an article about how Martin […]

Are ‘The Hobbit’ Movies Based on Christian Principles?

Click here for a Washington Post article looking at whether ‘The Hobbit. films are based on Christian principles.

Dec. 16th News Roundup; a Suggested New Movie, Officially Licensed Replicas, Ian McKellen on continuing to be a Wizard, and Much More.

Click here for an article about some highly placed fans wanting another Tolkien work brought to the big screen. Click here for an article about the company chosen to make Officially Licensed Replicas for ‘The Hobbit’ movies. Click here for an article about Ian Mckellen’s Wizard problems Click here for SF Gate’s J.R.R. Tolkien quiz. […]

Our LAST posting of Reviews and a Hobbit Spoiler Podcast from Philippa Boyens

Reviews of ‘The Hobbit; an Unexpected Journey’ have been mixed. We are now going to post one LAST batch of reviews and then leave that topic. A stack of reviews, positive, somewhat neutral, can be found by clicking the highlighted links below( randomly listed ). Here’s our last list of reviews; by Forbes , The […]