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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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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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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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Peter Jackson Gets STAR on Walk of Fame – See the Ceremony HERE!

If you missed the LIVE streaming of the Walk of Fame ceremony where Sir Peter Jackson (finally) received his star…don’t worry! See it in the following video below; “We are very happy to honor such an esteemed filmmaker as Peter Jackson with a star on the Walk of Fame,” stated Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “His ...

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Interview with The Riddles of the Hobbit Author Adam Roberts

 The Riddles of The Hobbit by Adam Roberts asks many questions including What are the riddles in The Hobbit? Why are there riddles in The Hobbit? What’s so interesting about riddles? And, What exactly is a Hobbit? I had the opportunity to interview Professor Roberts via email because I was, alas, unable to interview him at Royal Holloway University, London ...

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Peter Jackson to Receive Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

JUST ANNOUNCED!!! Blockbuster director and honorary Hobbit Peter Jackson will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 8th. “We are very happy to honour such an esteemed filmmaker as Peter Jackson with a star on the Walk of Fame,” Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, said.  “His groundbreaking and award-winning films are part of ...

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LISTEN NOW: The Hobbit Finale’s End Credits: Billy Boyd’s ‘The Last Goodbye’

Earlier this week, a short version of Billy Boyd’s “The Last Goodbye” was released as a part of an official sneak preview of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies soundtrack. Now, Billboard has premiered the the full version of the song that is set to be played during the end credits. Boyd, along with producers Fran Walsh and Philiipa Boyens wrote the “The ...

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Tolkien Cooking: “Beorn’s Comforting Chai”

Tolkien Cooking: “Beorn’s Comforting Chai” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar I believe Beorn would also be inclined to use cream instead of milk in this recipe. He probably metabolizes cream better than you or I can since he changes into a bear—I imagine that kind of metamorphosis takes an enormous amount of energy. There is no such thing as cholesterol in ...

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Heroic Tales and Hobbits

Heroic Tales and Hobbits by Clint Stevens In the first essay of Anatomy of Criticism, Northrop Frye presents five levels of representation found in literature: 1. The Hero is a divine being. His tale is what we call a myth. 2. The Hero is superhuman: “prodigies of courage and endurance, unnatural to us, are natural to him.” Typically this hero ...

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