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The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Final Trailer

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In five days The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies hits US theaters! Until then you’ll have to watch the final trailer. If you live in the UK or other parts of the world The Hobbit is already in theaters. Go out and watch it! The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Bilbo…

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies trailer

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I’ve watched and loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy but I still haven’t seen any of The Hobbit movies. This December The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens in movie theaters across the world. It is the third and final installment of The Hobbit trilogy. Director Peter Jackson described The Hobbit: The…

Life Lessons From The Hobbit

The Hobbit first edition

It has begun: the countdown to the opening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (December 13). Like most J.R.R. Tolkien fans, I am both excited and anxious to see the next installment of Peter Jackson’s planned Hobbit trilogy. Before the last film, I reread Tolkien’s novel, plunging myself deep into Middle Earth. I treasure…

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer

The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug

I am a big fan of The Hobbit, and I don’t mean the movie. I have fond memories of sitting in the hot, humid summer afternoons reading about the adventures of Bilbo Baggins. Imaging in my mind the elves and dwarves and goblins and wargs. I still haven’t seen the first installment of The Hobbit…

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Podcasts

There were a lot of great podcast episodes during 2012. We finished the Pillars of the Earth podcast series, interviewed authors, documentary hosts and medieval bloggers. Some of this years topics were requested by you, the listener. So please if you have any requests send them over. Some of the popular episodes include: Mad Monarchs…

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Movies

As medieval movies go 2012 started out a little slow but ended with a cinematic juggernaut. Most of the movie news coming out this year was in regards to the highly anticipated prequel to the Lord of the Rings saga. While all the talk seemed to center around Bilbo and his band of Dwarves, there…

The Hobbit Trailer

We are less than two months away from the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The story was originally going to be told over two movies, but director Peter Jackson as expanded it into a trilogy. The first movie hits screens this December, follow by The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug in 2013 and The…

MAP#32 – Medievalists.net Interview

I’m excited to have Peter and Sandra on from Medievalists.net. We covered all sorts of topics, including their love for other historical periods and the state of history programming on television. We even managed to get a Honey Boo Boo reference in, yikes! (I apologize now for including that link…) I guess it’s safe to…

The Hobbit: On Location Video

Peter Jackson is releasing Production videos of the filming process for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This video documents the logistics of going ‘On Location’ and the building of Hobbiton. I have worked on movie sets before but this one is massive! The filming location is the same as The Lord of the Rings trilogy,…

The Hobbit: Gandalf Photo

Peter Jackson and company are releasing more photos from the upcoming movie The Hobbit. This one is a ‘young’ Gandalf The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue…

The Hobbit Movie Trailer

The trailer is out and we get to see a young Bilbo Baggins embark on his adventure to stop the dragon Smaug. Bilbo, along with his dwarven companions, encounters Trolls, Goblins and giant spiders. While lost in the goblin caves Bilbo finds a mysterious ring and a goblin called Gollum. The trailer has the same…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Where will you be in one year? Waiting in line to see The Hobbit perhaps? It was announced today that the movie will open on 14 Dec 2012. Directed by Peter Jackson, the same director for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit will be a two part movie. Part one titled The Hobbit:…

The Art of War: Medieval fighting club forces grow in size

While the dust settles after one of Southwestern College’s most controversial political battles, about 20 students are preparing themselves for a battle of a different kind. SWC’s newest student organization, the Belegarth Medieval Fighting Club, has staked the college as its realm, and student warriors have spent the last month and a half carving, or…