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Two (or More) Become One

One of the main complaints that fans of the Oz books seem to have about the MGM movie, aside from making Oz a dream, is that they combined two Good Witches into one character. Now, it makes a certain amount … Continue reading

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There and Back Again

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – This was Peter Jackson’s final foray into Middle-Earth, at least until he can get permission to film any of the various scraps of J.R.R. Tolkien’s notes that his son Christopher found … Continue reading

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Ban the Bombadil

Tom Bombadil was left out of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring because, well, the movie was long enough as it was, and he wasn’t that important to the story. He stuck with me, however, as he’s … Continue reading

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Return to Philmland

Oh, I see. Legends of Oz was a flop because of a vast Hollywood conspiracy to take it down. “Here’s to the failure of another movie promoting those Magic Belt thieves!” You know how I know that isn’t true? Because … Continue reading

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Smaug Gets in Your Eyes

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Peter Jackson’s first movie based on The Hobbit was a financial success, but reviews from people I know tended to be mixed. Beth didn’t even care to see the second one, but I … Continue reading

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Post No Bilbo

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Unexpected? We’ve seen expecting this for years! Anyway, I finally saw this movie last night, and I thought it was really good overall. It looked excellent and pulled me into its world, which for … Continue reading

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Why So Gollum, Chum?

Exactly what is Gollum? The text of The Hobbit isn’t entirely clear on this point, which led to a lot of different interpretations by artists. This post provides a lot of pictures of the creature. J.R.R. Tolkien himself was known … Continue reading

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