…Step Onto The Road

Any great journey begins with a little uncertainty and caution, and Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” is definitely a great journey. Despite its similar look and epic scale, “The Hobbit” has a different feel than its “Lord of the Rings” predecessor. It’s a little bit lighter, although not as light as the original…

…go along for the ride

It’s here!  Part 1 of “The Hobbit” opens in theaters today. It is of course a day of rejoicing for Ringers far and wide. I won’t pretend to be as well-versed in the works of Tolkien as the other half of 2WC. Aside from one magnificent moment of Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit victory…

…Branch Out

Okay, before I begin let’s get one thing out of the way.  All together now: Sigh, not another origin story. Feel better? Good. Now for the final installment in the Crusade’s summer of cinema: Progress, power and intelligence–these three themes are at the heart of director Rupert Wyatt’s relaunch of this popular series in, “Rise of…