-Smaug has finally arrived!
As promised, here’s a much detailed review of the second installment in ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy. Having seen the film three times so far, I’m able to delve into a bit more detail concerning the workings of the film.
Continue reading “‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ – Review”
I know I said I’ll continue posting my ‘The Lord of the Rings’ review, but since that is taking rather longer to complete, I thought I’d write a couple of posts on news that is more pressing and currently ‘hot’.
Continue reading “‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Extended Edition: Review”
Whilst I’m currently knee-deep (or elbow-deep?) in writing the next part of my review on ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, I think it is essential to pause for a moment and allow time to consider what has just happened over the past two days in ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy camp …
Continue reading “A moment to reflect …”
– It’s finally here! Well, partially at least …
Phew! The last couple of days have been pretty hectic. Apart from the daily, real-life chores, I’ve been writing away on the reviews, adding images, and writing a bit more. This was naturally accompanied by copious amounts of viewings of the three films to complement the writing and stimulate the mind! 🙂
Continue reading “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition – Review (Part I)”
– The finest of the finest … of which I own only one item Unfortunately, I can’t boast much of owning anything exclusively ‘rare’ and preciousss … The reason being that most of the stuff available (be it books, letters by Tolkien or other artefacts) are sold at ridiculously high prices. Continue reading “My Tolkien Collection: Rare books”
– Nothing to show off, just ‘displaying’ …
At this stage in the blog, with Tolkien Week fast approaching, and after writing (and blabbing to myself) about the books, analyzing images and films and retelling my discovery of such a hobby, I thought it the right time for me to guide you through my personal Tolkien-centric collection. Continue reading “My Tolkien Collection: An Introduction”
– Gloin: Gimli’s father …
There wasn’t much room to go wrong here. Gimli has long since passed into the mind-frame of pretty much anyone who’s into fantasy as THE typical cinematic/literary dwarf.
Continue reading “Character Profiles: Oin and Gloin”
– A short analysis of the Battle of Five Armies
For any avid Tolkien readers out there who have read ‘The Hobbit’, I’ve recently written a short essay on the Battle of Five Armies analyzing several texts in order to determine the size of each army present on the day of the battle.
Continue reading “On a side note … a short Tolkien essay”
(Above: … and my masterful artwork continues)
– Getting into the serious stuff
Maps, maps, maps. After ‘The Hobbit’, the journey to Middle-earth just got even more complicated and intricate.
This time, you will be introduced to a whole new set of characters, places, environments, creatures – you name it.
Continue reading “Approaching Tolkien: ‘The Lord of the Rings’”
– Why this post?
I’ll be going through the rest of the “Approaching Tolkien” articles soon. However, since we’re on the subject of ‘The Hobbit’, let’s continue the discussion a bit more.
Continue reading “Indulging on ‘The Hobbit’ Imagery”