…Journey On

Any great journey is filled with its own trials and tribulations.  Peter Jackson’s second installment of the Hobbit series is not immune to this rule. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” takes our hero, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), even further from his beloved Shire, and the plot, a little further from the beloved children’s book…

…Set Sail

Director Peter Lord’s “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” is a fun, quirky, British comedy. Based on Gideon Defoe’s, “The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists,” this stop-motion animation adventure is yet another example of animation that can entertain both young and old. In this hilarious misadventure, the Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant), with some help from…

…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…