Hollywood! Adapt This: The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien

     February 11, 2015

During last weekend’s D23 (a fan celebration of all things Disney), new footage was unveiled for the studio’s upcoming film, Saving Mr. Banks.  The movie tells the story of Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) and his decades-long pursuit of the rights …

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey exemplifies the difference between “disappointing” and “bad.” Director Peter Jackson created a modern classic with his Lord of the Rings trilogy, and fans had every right to expect the same genius from the prequel. Sadly, …

THE HOBBIT Was Almost Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

     March 25, 2011

What would make The Hobbit a better novel?  Aside from an editing of Tolkien’s long-winded description of every single thing, illustrations by Where the Wild Things Are creator Maurice Sendak would have been incredible.  Hero Complex has the story how …

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