the hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf Translation is Here

A full decade before he penned The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien completed a prose translation of the epic Old English poem Beowulf.   Even if J.R.R. Tolkien had never written The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, his name was well-known in ...

The Hobbit Pinball’s Early Playfield Videos Show Promise

Pinball fans are in for a treat with the upcoming release of Jersey Jack Pinball’s The Hobbit. After Williams, Bally, Data East and the other heavy-hitters of pinball’s modern heyday hung up their hats in the ’90s, Jersey Jack ...

Adapted From: 2014 Movie Season a Literary Bonanza

Quite possibly the most hotly debated genre in geek culture, the book to movie adaptation is not going anywhere soon. From The Wizard of Oz to Lord of the Rings, movies adapted from books have long been a Hollywood staple, and the upcoming movie ...

Three Burning Questions for The Hobbit: There and Back Again

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was a really fun film. It was arguably better than the first film and presented some new, cool characters. But it also presented some serious, thought-provoking, and potentially series-ruining questions. Of ...

Animated Sherlock Ruins Your Favorite Television Shows

With the second Hobbit movie recently hitting cinemas, Star Trek: Into Darkness out on home screens, and brand new Sherlock episodes coming on the small screen in the UK (and soon to hit US screens), it’s a great time to be a Benedict ...

Five Foodie Ways to Celebrate The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be gracing local theater screens this weekend. There are many ways to celebrate the release of this film; cosplaying to the movie theater, re-reading The Hobbit or even re-watching all The Lord of the ...