Category Archives: The Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit, Chapter-By-Chapter: Roast Mutton

Here’s a curious chapter title. “An Unexpected Party” wasn’t all that unusual, foreshadowing an exciting incident at the beginning of the story, but “Roast Mutton”? What could a method of cooking sheep have to do with the quest for the … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: A Long Expected Rewrite

My posts going through The Lord of the Rings on a chapter by chapter basis were some of my early attempts at review/analysis, and have been some of the most constantly viewed and read pieces on the site. But, looking back, … Continue reading

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Review – The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer As is now my modus operandi, I will provide a brief, spoiler-free, review right at the top, before moving into more in-depth discussion, a transition that will be clearly marked for readers. This … Continue reading

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That Desolation Of Smaug Trailer: Some Thoughts

I don’t usually go in for trailer analysis – It is nearly impossible to gain accurate summation of a movies quality from two minutes of footage, a personal belief I outlined more fully here – but since I love Tolkien … Continue reading

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NFB’s Top 25 Films Of 2012 And Awards

I’ve probably seen more movies this year than I have seen in any previous years, so I decided to rank the new releases that I managed to catch. Included are links to the longer reviews (if I got time to … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Far over the misty mountains cold To dungeons deep and caverns old We must away, ere break of day To find our long-forgotten gold So, I wrote a brief piece on my expectations for this movie last week, bits and … Continue reading

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Expectations For An Unexpected Journey

I love the works of J.R.R Tolkien. The 100’000+ words I’ve written about The Lord of the Rings for this site might have been a clue. And I love Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films based upon the same material. I … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: One Last Word

One year and three months ago I started writing these reviews and analysis of the chapters within Tolkien’s masterpiece. 100’000 thousand words later, the task is complete, and the full index for the entries is available here. What can you … Continue reading

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The Lords Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Grey Havens

(Updated 3/3/16) The aftermath of “The Scouring Of The Shire” is first, as Frodo frees those imprisoned under the rule of Lotho and Saruman. It’s loose thread tie-up time, as we meet Fatty Bolger, a rebel imprisoned early on. It … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Scouring Of The Shire

(Updated on 2/3/16) A lot has been said about this chapter, which explodes the narrative back into action right before the final moments. The placing of it certainly draws attention. The point of the long drawn out farewells is a … Continue reading

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