MiddleEarthBlog: November 2012


Friday, November 30, 2012

2 Weeks and counting

  Well it wont be long before the big day arrives ( December 14th ) and it seems like it took a year to arrive. Actually it has been at almost a year, hard to believe but all good things come to those who wait and if your alive than you must be waiting. Quite a year with the duo becoming a trilogy and you can argue that it was done for monetary purposes or not. Me, I dont care why i am just glad they did because unless the Tolkien estate lightens up than " The Silmarillion " will never see the light of day so this is our last trip to Middle Earth unless something i and others can't forsee takes place. Maybe someday movies will be holographic and there will be a new vision of a trip to Middle Earth for our kids and grandkids to enjoy ( im so jealous ). So make your plans for the trip, select the theater that will show your the technology you desire to see it in ( 48 fps, 3-D, 3-D Imax, 2-D ) get the pound of greasy buttered popcorn and the tub-o-soda and sit back and relax and enjoy the journey. I know that i will.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield and that Damned Dragon>

     Some of you think that Gandalf decided to help the Dwarves because he is basically a nice Wizard as Wizards go and he is that but there is more to the tale than meets the eye. Sir Peter has stated that in order to make a trilogy out of  " The Hobbit " he has had to borrow from the appendices found at the back of " The Return of the King " i mean he made a trilogy out of " Lord Of The Rings " but those novels constiuted 1200 pages to " The Hobbits " rather more skimpy 300 pages, not exactly the sweeping tale worthy of Three tales. So as i was saying he has borrowed from the appendices. Having read the appendices and also " Unfinished Tales " i am a little knowledgeable of Gandalfs reasoning to agreeing to lend his aid to the Dwarves quest for revenge and make no mistake that is what it truly was not forgetting the treasure hoard of course. You have heard the tale and then again maybe not that the Thorin Oakenshields people lived in Erebor at the heart of the Lonely Mountains. they were an extremely talented people and soon the rumour of their vast wealth reached the worst possible set of ears that any sane person or Dwarf could would want to hear of it and that set of ears belonged to the Dragon Smaug. Now Dragons are many things but one of the things they are the most is greedy. Above all else Dragons desire treasure even though they can't spend a farthing of it yet they desire it above all else and will go to anything to possess it and that is how the Dwarves lost their treasure and their homeland when Smaug came to claim the treasure for his own. He slew many Dwarves that day and Thorin, his father and Grandfather escaped Smaugs wrath and went into exile but like all exiles they had a deep yearning to reclaim their treasure and homeland. Now why should Gandalf be concerned with the Dwarves plight. Well it happened like this Gandalf was staying at the Prancing Pony in Bree when he was approached by Thorin who asked him to return home with him and hear him out on a plan he had and would Gandalf consider aiding them. The problem was Gandalf had another greater worry on his mind and that was the growing power of the Necromancer and his fear that he might be Sauron returned to Middle Earth and he was to meet with the White Council to determine what actions to take against the Necromancer. But Gandalf had another fear and that is if the Necromancer was actually Sauron then he might use the Dragon Smaug as an Allie of sorts and ude the great and terrible power of Smaug to his advantage if a war should begin in Middle Earth. Gandalf rightly guessed that the combination of the two would make Sauron invincible, so Smaug was a problem to be dealt with and that is why he agreed to lend his aide to the Dwarves and their quest to reclaim their homeland. It was not out of pity or a great desire to see the Dwarves reclaim what was rightly theirs but the fear of an empowered Sauron in league with a Dragon that guided his decision.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tick Tock

    Well gang it is hard to believe but " The Hobbit And Unexpected Journey " is set to open in just a little under three weeks. A lot of speculation has begun to arise concerning the plot line for this first of three movies in the trilogy that Sir Peter Jackson is brewing up for us down in Wellington. I can't help but believe that even though the movie will follow the basic framework of J. R. R. Tolkiens masterpiece " The Hobbit " , that we are in for a bunch of delightful surprises when the finished product hits the screen. From the bits and pieces of the videoblogs and various articles that I have read about he upcoming movie it is plain to see that Sir Peter is going to give us so much more than what is in the novel. Some purists will of course be aghast at the thought that the original novel will not be told in a linear process that is completely faithful to the novel, to those people i say Boo Hoo.
I for one am excited to see all the additional elements that are being added and lets face it the original novel told in the aforementioned linear/faithful fashion could hardly flesh out the needs of the planned trilogy. So relax and lets watch the first movie and try and get a feel for what we can expect in the next two movies. See you at the Cinema.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

List of Theaters showing " The Hobbit " at 48 Frame Per Second.


 This is a new list of movie theaters in your town and your country that are showing " The Hobbit " at 48 FPS and in 3-D. The list is relatively new and I'm sure they will add more theater sites as the learn their whereabouts. You might want to bookmark the page for later reference. Hope you find a theater near you.


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released this December in all motion picture formats, including the brand new format High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D). This represents a technological advancement in the motion picture experience and AMC is proud to participate. The innovative format presents the picture in 48 frames per second (fps), which is closer to what the human eye actually sees. This is twice the rate of the standard 24 fps, which is the current format in cinemas worldwide. We hope you'll experience HFR 3D for yourself at the select AMC Theatres below, or you can enjoy The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in any format you choose, including 2D, 3D, IMAX or IMAX 3D. This theatre list is subject to change.

 I am adding this late edition of AMC theaters that will also be showing " The Hobbit " at 48 FPS 3-D also. I will add on as they become available.

AMC Avenue Forsyth 12
AMC Discover Mills 18

AMC Columbia 14
AMC White Marsh 16

AMC Boston Common 19
AMC Liberty Tree Mall 20
AMC Methuen 20

AMC Crestwood 18
AMC Naperville 16
AMC River East 21
AMC South Barrington 30
AMC Village Crossing 18

AMC Newport on the Levee 20

Columbus, OH
AMC Easton Town Center 30
AMC Lennox Town Center 24

AMC Firewheel 18
AMC Grapevine Mills 30
AMC Mesquite 30
AMC NorthPark 15
AMC Stonebriar 24
AMC Parks at Arlington 15

AMC Highlands Ranch 24
AMC Promenade 24

AMC Livonia 20

Hartford, CT
AMC Plainville 20

AMC Deerbrook 24
AMC First Colony 24
AMC Gulf Pointe 30
AMC Studio 30
AMC Willowbrook 24

Jacksonville, FL
AMC Orange Park 24

Kansas City
AMC BarryWoods 24
AMC Independence Commons 20
AMC Studio 30

Los Angeles
AMC Burbank 16
AMC Century City 15
AMD Del Amo 18
AMC Ontario Mills 30
AMC Orange 30
AMC Promenade 16
AMC Puente Hills 20
AMC Santa Anita 16
AMC Santa Monica 7
AMC South Bay 16
Universal Citywalk Stadium 19

AMC Aventura 24

AMC Rosedale 14
AMC Southdale 16

New Orleans
AMC Elmwood Palace 20

New York/New Jersey
AMC 34th St. 14
AMC Bay Plaza 13
AMC Danbury 16
AMC Garden State 16
AMC Jersey Gardens 20
AMC Kips Bay 15
AMC Lincoln Square 13
AMC Monmouth Mall 15
AMC New Brunswick 18
AMC Palisades 21
AMC Rockaway 16
AMC Stony Brook 17

Norfolk, VA
AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24
AMC Lynnhaven 18

Oklahoma City
AMC Quail Springs 24

Omaha, NE
AMC Oakview 24

AMC Altamonte Mall 18
AMC Universal Cineplex 20
AMC Downtown Disney 24

AMC Cherry Hill 24
AMC Hamilton 24
AMC Neshaminy 24

AMC Westgate 20

AMC Waterfront 22

San Diego
AMC Mission Valley 20
AMC Plaza Bonita 14

San Francisco
AMC Bay Street 16
AMC Cupertino 16
AMC Eastridge 15
AMC Mercado 20
AMC Metreon 16
AMC Van Ness 14

Tallahassee, FL
AMC Tallahassee Mall 20

Tampa, FL
AMC Veterans 24

Washington, DC
AMC Hoffman 22
AMC Potomac Mills 18
AMC Rio 18
AMC Tysons Corner 16

New Music from the upcoming " The Hobbit ".


  Here is a link to some new music from the upcoming movie " The Hobbit " set for release on December 14th. The music is composed and conducted by Howard Shore who did the music for Lord Of The Rings so you know that you can expect the music to be pure class. This selection is a work that is associated with Radagast The Brown and I am sure you will agree it is definitely music from Middle Earth, I mean the man invented Middle Earth music so what else can you expect it to be. Take a listen and enjoy.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

New Posters

Here are some new posters from the upcoming movie " THE HOBBIT ". Opening 12/14/2012 at a theater near you, unless you like live in a desert or some isolated tropical island or something, and if so maybe it's time you considered moving back to civilization so you can see a good movie every now and then. Just saying.

 P.S. if you give the poster of Galadriel just a quick glance from a distance it looks like she is flippimg someone the bird.