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The UnPopular Opinion: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Do you remember where you were when STAR WARS:...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to hit blu-ray and DVD this April

The second chapter in director Peter Jackson 's The Hobbit trilogy, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, was a better-received entry in the series, as fans felt that the darker tone, abundance of action, and of course, the titular dragon, made for a much more satisfying experience than THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. Now, those fans can pick up the second chapter on blu-ray, DVD,...

Cool Videos: Creating the barrel scene for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

One of my favorite scenes from THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG was the barrel chase. Everything was building up to that point then suddenly this great action scene sort of breaks the tension. I loved watching it, and wondered how they might put something like that together. I had an idea but had no clue that they would have to cut down and edit 98 minutes of footage. A scene...

Cool Videos: How Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should have ended

The guys behind "How It Should Have Ended" have released their latest video, and it's for THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG. The video pokes fun at several things in Peter Jackson 's last adventure in Middle-earth, including a conversation about if dragons are friendly or not, featuring some pretty funny cameos. It also has a couple of jokes involving a character...

The top ten most pirated movies and television series of 2013

Each year TorrentFreak compiles a list of the top ten most pirated films and television series of the year, and they recently released their new lists for 2013. I wouldn't say there are a ton of surprises on either list, but it's still interesting to see what people pirated the most last year. Top 10 Movies 1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Downloads...

Did you catch that cameo in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug?

Now this isn't exactly a spoiler because the person in particular said that they were going to have a cameo in THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG. However , maybe someone didn't know and would like to be pleasantly surprised so I will offer up a buffer before showing you who nabbed that certain cameo. Here's the buffer. It's pretty nice. Sorry I didn't have a sexier...

Weekend Box Office Report: December 20-22, 2013

The Hobbit steals Anchorman's headline! Despite his diminutive stature, Bilbo Baggins was a bigger deal than even the legendary Ron Burgundy this weekend as THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG held onto the top at the box office with $31.4 million ! The second part of Peter Jackson's new Tolkien trilogy dropped about 57% from its opening last week --...

Cool Videos: Dragons in Movies Supercut!

While we soak in our first glimpse of the titular dragon Smaug in THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, what better time to reflect on the various dragons we've seen in film throughout the years? This excellent supercut from Leigh Singer features a round up of the various scaled fire-breathers we've seen throughout the years from Harry Hausen to Sean Connery. There's an allure about dragons...

The JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Ever since the JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat started, it's been a tradition to talk about at least one movie set in Middle-Earth in December. This weekend, that tradition continues as we discuss the latest movie from the great Peter Jackson . You won't want to miss the fun as we chat about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ! Your's truly has been hosting The JoBlo...

What did you think of...The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug?

Director Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth yet again with THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, the second part of his trilogy to J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved novel (and appendices). After a somewhat lukewarm reception to the first chapter, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, the second chapter seems to promise a darker tone with a heavier dose of action and of course, the reveal of...

Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Read JimmyO's review here! PLOT: Picking up where the first film left off, Bilbo Baggins ( Martin Freeman ) and his dwarf companions, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitrage) continue their journey to Erebor to face Smaug the dragon (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch ). Along the way, they encounter elves- including Legolas ( Orlando Bloom ) and Tauriel (Evangeline...

Top 10 Books That Should Become Film Trilogies

The second chapter of Peter Jackson's enhanced trilogy based on THE HOBBIT, THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG looks to amp up the events of the first movie while supplementing the story with J.R.R. Tolkien's additional appendices. Once the third and final film hits theaters next year, studios will be on the lookout to make the next big trilogy of films. The best place to look would be in published...
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