Holmes over Baggins: Why?

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Is it normal I’m more excited about the Sherlock Special than the BoTFA Extended cut?

It’s no secret that I’ve been fascinated by Sherlock Holmes (who isn’t?) for many years: both as a literary character and the various film and TV adaptations.

I am also a massive fan of the British TV series Sherlock, and – if you’re like me – you possibly cannot have failed to read about the upcoming Christmas Special in December.

Well, with yesterday’s newly released trailer, that excitement couldn’t be more evident. That mixture of nostalgia and child-like anticipation, that has been so synonymous with the Festive period whenever a new Middle-earth film was released, is being felt again. Continue reading

The Battle of the Five Armies: Extended Edition (… speculation)

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Seen the last Hobbit film? Want more?
Here’s what we might see in the Extended Edition

Updated!

— Naturally, here be Spoilers —

If you enjoyed The Battle of the Five Armies but, like me, were not fully satisfied due to certain omissions, the content of next year’s Extended Edition seems to be extremely promising; a definitive director’s cut to be shelved along with the other 5 equally-stupendous Middle-earth films.

During the World Premier in London, Peter Jackson already stated that there will be 30 minutes of new material.

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Hobbit 3 Official Trailer is here!

Thranduil (Elk) & Bard

The Defining Chapter Approaches

Wait, what?

Did you see it?

I mean, have you seen the Offical Trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies?

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News from Middle-Earth

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The Hobbit marketing machine seems to be gearing up and making a final push before The Battle of the Five Armies hits our screens in just over 2 months.

With a hail of new updates, we take a quick look at what has been going on in the past few weeks – and what we can expect in the very near future. Continue reading

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Extended Edition: Review

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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’.
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Dragons vs Wyverns: The Question of Smaug

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– No ‘The Hobbit’ spoilers

I love dragons. They’re simply the most fascinating creatures in any mythology or fantasy story – capable of breathing fire and roaming the skies (among other things). Modern-day narratives seem to place these beings on the good side, and whilst still intriguing, I rather  prefer the good-old evil and nasty creatures from European literature.
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A phonecall to Warner Bros.

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If I had the ability to rewind Time back to the 1st of October, and be allowed to fantasize a fictitious scenario moments prior to the release of the new trailer for ‘The Desolation of Smaug’, it would have gone something like this …
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New Trailer for ‘The Desolation of Smaug’!

– The journey continues …

You may have probably already heard about (and seen several times) the new trailer for ‘The Desolation of Smaug’. But for those who haven’t and are reading this post, you’re reading a world exclusive! Many thanks!

But before you continue reading, stop right now … click on the video below and watch the trailer first.
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