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The Hobbit an Unexpected Journey

Why Tolkien Would Be Proud: Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Is a Better Book Adaptation (and Film) Than Any of the Lord of the Rings Films

Seth Abramson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Home
Seth Abramson

[Warning: The following article contains significant spoilers for all of the above-mentioned movies. For an additional article on this topic by this a...

Calling All Hobbits of Color

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Black Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

It becomes utterly disturbing when racial equality isn't even allowed to enter our fantasy films, which represent the furthest reaches of our dreamiest dreams.

Zaki's Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is just as immersive and engaging as its predecessors (successors?), successfully transporting us back to that world as if no time has passed at all.

Nausea at 48 Frames per Second

David A. Schwartz | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology
David A. Schwartz

Film is a visual and aural medium, so it's only natural for filmmakers to strive to create a grand spectacle for the eyes and ears, but it takes a grand spectacle of emotion and story to create a true sense of wonder. That's where the magic of film lies.

Dislike Peter Jackson's The Hobbit? Then You Don't Know Tolkien

Seth Abramson | Posted 01.03.2013 | Home
Seth Abramson

As the years go on, critics will return to the first entry in The Hobbit trilogy with a more favorable tone than they have approached it with thus far, and will be embarrassed for having rated it barely above George Lucas' thoroughly execrable Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Review: The Hobbit

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

At the conclusion of The Fellowship of the Ring, I was completely on board for the next two pictures, completely invested in the world that had unfolded over the previous 170 minutes. This time around? I'm not entirely sure whether I'll stick it out for the next two films.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Dan Persons | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The journey will be long, the challenges daunting, the popcorn very likely stale. But that doesn't matter now -- the grand epic that is the three-part, film adaptation of The Hobbit is upon us with the release of the first installment: An Unexpected Journey.

Weekend Box Office: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Opens With an Expected (and Record) $84 million.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey basically opened like a Lord of the Rings film, give or take various variables. Its $84.7 million estimated debut clobbered the December record.

ReThink Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey -- More Frames, More of the Same

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

After seeing An Unexpected Journey in the 48-frames-per-second format Jackson is convinced is the future of cinema, my enthusiasm for more Hobbit adventures is at an all-time low.

'The Hobbit' Breaks Records On Opening Weekend

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment

After a huge Friday opening, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" continued to shine at the box office, making $84.7 million across 4,045 theaters this...

Breaking Records

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Entertainment

It seems that Tolkien fever is still very much alive. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opened to a record-breaking Friday. Peter Jackson's adap...

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 12.15.2012 | Entertainment

Another week of movies and music, another week of harsh reviews form the critics. In music, Bruno Mars returned with his sophomore album, "Unortho...

Is Gandalf God In The Hobbit?

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

So do I buy into the God-like character Tolkien offers us in Gandalf? I don't know that I'm ready to commit one way or the other. But I guess the choice to believe either way, Tolkein would say, is ultimately mine.

Hobbit Headquarters In Chicagoland

Brett Foster | Posted 02.13.2013 | Religion
Brett Foster

As excitement builds for the opening of Peter Jackson's new film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," it just may be that DuPage County, Ill., and the city of Wheaton in particular, will briefly become the center of the universe, or at least the sleepy capital of Middle Earth.

Will 'The Hobbit' Make You Learn The Names Of 13 Dwarves?

Mike Ryan | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

On December 14, Peter Jackson makes his fourth cinematic foray into J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of...

Is There Really Enough Material in The Hobbit To Justify Spreading It Across Three Movies?

Quora | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Joshua Engel, Polymath There's more to The Hobbit than you might expect just from a page cou...

Ian McKellen On Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment

It's hard to remember a time when Ian McKellen wasn't a hero to nerd culture, owing to his unforgettable portrayals of Gandalf the Grey, in "The Lord ...

Cute Overload, New Zealand?

Posted 12.10.2012 | Travel

Ok, New Zealand, the Hobbit hoopla is getting to be a bit much. It's totally adorable and understandable that you're proud of your role in the "Lor...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Dan Persons | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Next week sees the last, major genre film debut of the year with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in glorious 3D and an innovative high frame-rate (HFR) projection system (advance word: bring Dramamine).

Want To Visit The Real Hobbiton?

Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment

Thanks to Peter Jackson's use of 48 frames-per-second technology, Middle-earth fans will have a chance to experience The Shire like never before when ...

Warner Bros. President Weighs In On 48 FPS Debate In 'The Hobbit'

Posted 12.07.2012 | Entertainment

When "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" arrives in theaters on Dec. 14, many viewers won't actually see the film the way Peter Jackson intended. That...

Movie Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Hobbit entranced me in a way that made me forget about the technology and just plug into the movie itself. By the end, I wasn't even resenting the clunky 3D glasses.

First Look At THIRD 'Hobbit' Movie | Posted 12.06.2012 | Entertainment

When the second and third installments of the "Hobbit" trilogy, "The Desolation of Smaug" (out Dec. 13, 2013) and "There and Back Again" (out July 18,...

What Motion Sickness? Warner Bros., Peter Jackson Shoot Down 'Hobbit' Nausea Critics

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.06.2012 | Entertainment

Warner Bros. and Peter Jackson are responding to claims that "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is causing motion sickness and nausea among viewers. ...

Peter Jackson Explains Controversial 'Hobbit' Decision

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment

As a person in his 30s, I have never before been referred to as an "old fogey." Then again, I have also never before been in a give-and-take conversat...