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Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

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One of the year’s biggest and best films, finally delivering everything we expect from another addition to the J.R.R. Tolkien film legacy. Read More »

Book Review: Bored of the Rings: A Parody by the Harvard Lampoon

The Harvard Lampoon's new edition of Bored of the Rings is as funny now as it was when it debuted in 1969. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Extended Edition [5-Disc Set]

Nominated for 11 Oscars, it also won 11 Oscars, closing out Peter Jackson's epic trilogy effectively. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Extended Edition [5-Disc Set]

The second film in Peter Jackson's award-winning trilogy ups the ante for action. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Extended Edition [5-Disc Set]

While I found the theatrical cut already bloated, the "extended edition" adds 50 minutes (20 of which are credits). Read More »

Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Vol.One) by J.R.R. Tolkien

A modern review of this still worthy and classic high fantasy tale of adventure, magic, friendship, and courage. Read More »

Book Review: The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana Pavlac Glyer

A magnificent study of both The Inklings and literary groups in general. Read More »

Book Review: Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle, Book 4) by Christoper Paolini

Christopher Paolini’s latest addition to the Inheritance Cycle, Inheritance, falls flat. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition

This is the set fans have been waiting for, and apart from a few minor quibbles, it does not disappoint. Read More »

Book Review: The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings Trilogy #3) by J. R. R. Tolkien

The third part of an epic fantasy trilogy that captivated most readers worldwide, but unfortunately, not me. Read More »