Tag Archive | The Hobbit

Not worth Giver-ing (a damn)

Yes, I admit, yesterday evening I wasted two hours of my life watching a bad movie. With a good chunk of movies from recent years now trickling through onto free TV, I can at least catch up a little bit on things I missed, not being able to go to the cinema that much nor having […]

The Death of Saruman

I’m scared. I’m really, really scared. You know why? Just this morning on my way back from my neurologist I was pondering on the very subject of when people like Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Christopher Plummer or the very Christopher Lee might leave us, given their not being so young anymore, and alas, a few hours later […]

Broken Lens

One of my many little secrets is that I keep watching Making-ofs and Behind-the-Scenes material packed in the bonus sections of DVDs/ Blu-Rays even on awful movies like Star Wars Episode I-III since it’s just interesting from a technical point of view and understanding the process of how some films come together. That being the […]

The second Battle

Just like last year of course my younger brother coaxed/ coerced/ charmed me into a second viewing of The Hobbit  – The Battle of the Five Armies and these repeats naturally offer an opportunity to study things a bit more in details and adjust one’s opinion. I maintain my position that most definitely there are […]

The Battle of the five Snoggies

Just like the last two years I went to see The Hobbit. Even in its third iteration, the HFR takes a lot of getting used to and personally I’m not taken in by it beyond that it helps the 3D stereo. The latter is actually quite good, but at the same time it sometimes quite obviously […]

Pacific (Sh)Rim(p)

After the Turnover 25 years ago one of the most prominent things you could see pop everywhere were satellite dishes. After a life spent behind the Iron Curtain people were hungry for uncensored information, movies and those erotic midnight shows on private commercial TV. My brother and I had our own catching up to do […]

Black Hobbit

Yesterday I let myself coax into a second viewing of The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug and alas, no good deed goes unpunished… As bad luck would have it, there were some severe technical issues with the projector halfway through, meaning the lamp went out and we only got audio. The tragedy then took […]