Smaug is the one bright spot in ‘Desolation’

By Andrew Collins on December 30, 2013

Peter Jackson’s playtime in Middle Earth is fun, but lacks heart.

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The Hobbit: Second Verse, Better Than the First

By Paul Miller on December 13, 2013

A welcome return to Middle Earth.

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Middle Earth is Inherited by the Meek

By Kendrick Kuo on January 17, 2013

A Review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Directed by Peter Jackson By KENDRICK KUO After hearing the good reviews, including our very own Paul Miller’s take on the film, I decided to watch The Hobbit on New Year’s Day.…

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Seeking a Better Country Than Middle Earth

By Paul Miller on December 14, 2012

A Review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Directed by Peter Jackson By PAUL D. MILLER  I previouslyblogged about the surprising darkness and pessimism in J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit. That book is often mistakenly called a children’s book, and…

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Lord of the Rings: A Timeless Trilogy

By Paul Miller on December 13, 2012

Review of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Directed by Peter Jackson By PAUL D. MILLER It is hard to remember how firmly entrenched the conventional wisdom was that The Lord of the Rings was unfilmable. A disastrous animated attempt…

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Deconstructing Bilbo Baggins

By Coyle Neal on November 13, 2012

Review of The Christian World of the Hobbit by Devin Brown  By COYLE NEAL  Based on my limited experience, there seem to be two kinds of Tolkien scholars. The first sort are those who truly love and delight in his…

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There and Back Again

By Paul Miller on November 5, 2012

Review of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Reviewed by PAUL D. MILLER I first visited Middle Earth when I was in middle school. I owned a thick, dark yellow copy of The Hobbit (1937). It smelled musty and old, which is just…

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