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Middle-Earth Menu: “Chicken Salad Cups for Gandalf”

Middle-Earth Menu: “Chicken Salad Cups for Gandalf” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar I have a feeling you all know tons of juicy tidbits about Gandalf, so I won’t bother to mention anything about him. In The Hobbit, the “bewildered and bewuthered” Bilbo suspects that Gandalf “Seems to know as much about the inside of my larders as I do myself!” Undoubtedly. ...

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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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Empire Magazine Releases 3 Covers for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Empire Magazine has revealed three of five covers for the final installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Choose from Elves, Dwarves or Gandalf and Bilbo. If you are a Hobbit fan, don’t miss out on these limited edition covers! “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and ...

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More Banners and Posters for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

As the release of the final installment of The Hobbit comes closer, so does the increased promotional machine of Warner Bros. Over the last weeks, there have been numerous images, posters and banners released to help excite the Tolkien fans! See the official movie trailer HERE. The following are just the latest; “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” ...

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Tolkien Cooking: Gandalf’s Cold Chicken and Pickles

Tolkien Cooking: Gandalf’s Cold Chicken and Pickles by Astrid Tuttle Winegar   I guess (mostly) all of us have a sweet spot for Gandalf in our hearts. He’s wry and witty; magical and majestic—the archetypal wise old man. If you had to hang out with such a person in real life, however, he might be kind of annoying. He’s certainly ...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies FIRST LOOK!

Warner Bros. has released the first images to the third installment of The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies, which includes first look photos containing Gandalf,Thranduil, Bard the Bowman and Legolas. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a ...

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Cool Like Bombadillo

J.R.R. Tolkien’s character of Tom Bombadil was based on one of the author’s beloved childhood toys—a doll that accidentally got flushed down a toilet. Many Tolkien aficionados wish that the enigmatic inhabitant of the Old Forest had stayed in that loo, never to resurface in Tolkien’s subconscious.

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Hobbiton Adventure: A Journal from New Zealand

Hobbiton Adventure: A Journal from New Zealand by Rachael Ashdown Day1: I’m going on an adventure! Smaug greeted me upon landing in Auckland (you know, the Air New Zealand plane). It hit me like one of Sam’s frying pans: I am in Middle Earth! And so my two weeks of questing began. Hopping on Shadowfax (our magnificent white rental van), ...

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