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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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New Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer Shows Off Nemesis System

Today, Monolith and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a trailer for their hit game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The trailer displays the games revolutionary and innovative “Nemesis” system, as seen through the eyes of the Uruk captains Talion is tasked to take out. Also announced today via a press release, players now have the opportunity to participate in the Middle-earth: Shadow of ...

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Game of Thrones: Do we Ever Need an End?

Game of Thrones: Do we Ever Need an End? by Olga A. Logically speaking, most stories are supposed to have an end – good and bad alike (or should it rather be exciting and dull)? When you come to think of it more closely, however, the copperplate letters, E-N-D, sprawling across the last page of a gripping book seem coy, ...

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The Artwork of Frank Frazetta

Frank Frazetta was an American artist known primarily for his fantasy-based artwork. His work has graced the covers of many books and magazines, as well as movie posters. While he didn’t do much work surrounding Tolkien, he did produce a series of illustrations for The Lord of the Rings (which are some of my all-time favorite pieces of artwork). He was born ...

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Feast Week, Day 8 – The Prancing Pony

After the Hobbits harrowing escape from the Shire, they finally arrive at the famous Prancing Pony where they are to meet Gandalf the Grey to continue their adventure… but first, some warm food! “They were washed and in the middle of good deep mugs of beer when Mr Butterbur and Nob came in again. In a twinkling the table was ...

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Mines of Moria Minecraft!

We have all by now heard about the Minecraft Middle-earth Server and the massive work being done there to recreate the world of Middle-earth in Minecaft. Well, floating around the internet have been images of another LOTR inspired Minecraft build. The Mines of Moria has been built by fans of the books and movies, and it looks amazing. This completely ...

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Warner Bros Announces "Guardians of Middle-earth"

Today, Warner Bros announced an upcoming title based on JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth called “Guardians of Middle-earth,” releasing this fall on the Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network. Developed by Monolith Productions, who are known for their FEAR franchise, GoME will feature tie-ins to the upcoming Hobbit movies. According to the Press Release, this game is a MOBA(Multiplayer Online Battle ...

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Lego Lord of the Rings Video Game Confirmed

Today, the Lego video game franchise has just gotten a little more colorful. First reported on MCV, the article points to packaging materials found within the preview sets of the Lego figurines that are to go on sale this summer to confirm their claim. These packaging promos have shown the developer Traveller’s Tales and their parent company Warner Bros, though ...

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Strider Statue Now Available for Pre-Order!

Weta has just released as a pre-order it’s fully sculpted statue of Strider! The statue, hand sculpted by Steve Saunders and created by the artists who worked on the movies, depicts Strider looking on from the shadows at the Hobbits from the corner of The Prancing Pony. For those visitng New Zealand, Weta also states that this statue is available ...

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