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Tag: Middle Earth

Talking Tolkien.

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Talking Tolkien.

The official movie poster artwork for Tolkien, starring Nicholas Hoult as fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien, has just landed. The flick is set for release in UK cinemas on May 3rd 2019. Tolkien explores the formative years of the fantasy author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and […]

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The Fall of Gondolin: milking the Tolkien cow.

April 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Fall of Gondolin: milking the Tolkien cow.

HarperCollins is to publish J.R.R Tolkien’s semi-abandoned work ‘The Fall of Gondolin‘ along with the liberally beautiful artwork of Alan Lee (and edited as always by the son of the great man, Christopher Tolkien). This looks like more milking of the cow, along the lines of Beren and Lúthien, but if it brings us extra original […]

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (film review by Frank Ochieng).

December 16, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Avid moviegoers are once again reacquainted with the imaginative scope of J.R.R. Tolkien’s festive wonderworld in writer-director Peter Jackson’s frenetic follow-up to ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’. In ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’, Jackson revisits his style of elaborate escapist cinema, the visual vitality and expansive storytelling methods to convey Tolkien’s visionary landscape of […]

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Wisdom Of The Shire by Noble Smith (book review).

October 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Wisdom Of The Shire by Noble Smith (book review).

Wouldn’t life be better if we could all live in the countryside? If we could all eat homemade food and drink beer every night? How about having the odd adventure? These are the questions Noble Smith wants us to answer in search of a better life in his book, ‘The Wisdom Of The Shire: A […]

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Hobbity goodness.

September 15, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Hobbity goodness.

Peter Jackson has just released a whole slew of new cast photos from The Hobbit movie. Very nice. Of course, this one is going to be a hit – but I know a few die-hard LoTR fans (yes, you, Andy) who are not so chuffed about making a rather short novel like The Hobbit into […]

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The elfen swag of Middle Earth.

September 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
The elfen swag of Middle Earth.

Warner are running a design competition for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie. They are requesting submissions of artworks in four different categories: Characters, Creatures, Weapons and Locations. Please note, the competition is only open to people 18+ living in the USA. Boo! Come on boys, give us Brits and Europeans a chance, too. The […]

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Alan Lee signing in New Zealand.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Alan Lee signing in New Zealand.

If you are in Wellington New Zealand on Sunday 9th September 2012, you might want to head down to the Weta Cave to meet Alan Lee, one of the World’s best fantasy illustrators. Alan will be in the Weta Cave signing copies of the 2013 Hobbit Calendar as well as other titles he has illustrated […]

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