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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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“I am sorry that I made you a part of my perils,” says Thorin Oakenshield.  Bilbo Baggins responds, “No.  I am glad to have shared in your perils.  That is more than any Baggins deserves.” Having enjoyed Peter Jackson’s first two entries in … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

“What’s that?” asks Bilbo Baggins, who is staring at a carving.  Balin responds, “That is the Arkenstone.”  Bilbo asks, “And what is it?”  Thorin Oakenshield responds, “That, Master Burglar, is why you are here.” I had reasonable expectations for how … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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“I have… I have never used a sword in my life,” says Bilbo Baggins to Gandalf the Grey.  Gandalf responds, “And I hope you never have to.  But if you do, remember this: true courage is about knowing not when … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 11/5/13 Recommendations

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Reactions To 2012 Academy Award Nominations Part Three

(continued from Reactions To 2012 Academy Award Nominations Part Two) Best Original Song Probably the biggest surprise for me is the nod for Ted.  Finally, Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane (this year’s host) can call themselves Oscar nominees.  It’s too … Continue reading

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Reactions To 2012 Academy Award Nominations Part Two

(continued from Reactions To 2012 Academy Award Nominations Part One) Best Foreign Language Film I was surprised that The Intouchables didn’t get nominated, and it looks like Amour will be the winner here. Best Animated Feature I got the nominees … Continue reading

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2012 Academy Award Nominations

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and I have to say that I’m quite surprised about some of the nominees (as well as which films got snubbed).  Lincoln leads with 12 nominations, and Ang Lee’s Life … Continue reading