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Jed Brophy (Nori) Talks to Legendarium Media from the “Black Carpet” at the L.A. premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies!

Jed Brophy talks to Legendarium Media from the “Black Carpet” at the L.A. premiere of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies! Jed Brophy plays Nori the Dwarf in Peter Jackson’s epic, The Hobbit. MORE Interviews from the “Black Carpet” coming soon! “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures ...

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“There and Back Again”: The Hobbit Semisesquicentennial

“There and Back Again”: The Hobbit Semisesquicentennial by Samuel Schuldheisz It was seventy five years ago on September 1 in 1937 when J.R.R. Tolkien first published those indelible words, “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” And in honor of this most festive occasion, I thought of Tolkien’s own words regarding his seminal work. In a letter ...

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“Elrond’s Bannocks”: Food Inspired by Middle-Earth

“Elrond’s Bannocks”: Food Inspired by Middle-Earth by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Our culinary story continues in The Hobbit. Tolkien’s version of elves feature prominently in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. They are immortal, tall, and elegant, though they seem mocking and merry in their initial meeting with Bilbo and company in The Hobbit. Jackson’s film version of ...

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5 Tips for Reading “The Silmarillion”

As Professor Tolkien’s birthday comes and goes, a lot of fans of his work begin, for some, their annual read-through of his work. The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are the most common ones to be read, though for most fans the first book on this list can be the hardest. Why is that? Tolkien is often criticized in ...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies — A Purist’s Thoughts

As I reclined in my theater chair and sipped the first of many sips of my Blue Moon, I reflected on what I didn’t enjoy about the last two Hobbit films. The movies, as simply movies, are great. My issues with the previous films have to do with the spirit of the movies, and not necessarily with “which Elf loves which ...

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Dean O’Gorman Interview from the “Black Carpet” at the L.A. Hobbit Premiere

Dean O’Gorman who played Fili the Dwarf talks to Legendarium Media from the “Black Carpet” at the L.A. premiere of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies! “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from ...

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Field Reports: Viewer Impressions of “The Battle of Five Armies.”

  Image from http://moviepilot.com/   At opening day on December 17 in Cary, NC, three viewers of “The Battle of Five Armies” took the time to give their impressions for the Legendarium community. The answers contain spoilers.   Anonymous: “I thought the battle scene was too protracted, it went on for far too long, but I thought the very rare ...

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The Battle of Five Armies: “All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter”

Image from http://flickeringmyth.com With a movie titled “The Battle of Five Armies,” viewers could expect a lot of battle scenes, but behind the dazzle of special effects and splintering spears weaves a tale of fall and redemption, of pride and power, of material gain and loss of life. Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), and Thranduil of ...

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The Battle of the Five Armies Review: “More Does Not Always Mean Better”

The Desolation of Smaug ended with Bilbo’s horrifying realization that he has just played a part in releasing an angry dragon on the town of Esgaroth: “what have we done?” he asks in horror before the screen turns black. The Battle of the Five Armies opens with the terrifying answer. Smaug’s attack on Lake-town is a visually superb experience: we ...

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