Articles Posted in the " The Hobbit " Category

  • A Conversation with Dean O’Gorman

    On the last day of Dragon Con, I got to sit down and have a great, laid-back interview with Dean O’Gorman, who played Fili in the Hobbit trilogy and also starred as Anders Johnson in the New Zealand TV show The Almighty Johnsons. This was was a great way to wrap up my press coverage […]


  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Review

    It’s been two years and three movies, and I wish I could say that I was able to come to grips with the mess that Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy became. Unfortunately the final installment, The Battle of the Five Armies, only seemed to expand on the issues of the previous two films. Don’t get me […]


  • Manu Bennett talks Arrow, Spartacus, and The Hobbit.

    Bandit: So, is this your first time at New York Comic Con then? Manu: Yeah, yeah. I’ve come to New York a few times. And there was a big fanbase here for Spartacus. I was here three years ago. It was such a huge ground swell for Spartacus as I walked around sort of Fifth […]


  • The New Hobbit Teaser Trailer Arrives

    What’s that sound? Oh, it’s just the Tolkien fandom rising up out of the murky waters of Lake-town to take over December with the release of the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The teaser trailer has FINALLY arrived and sure enough, it looks as magical and epic and feels-inducing as the very […]


  • Martin Freeman’s Jokes: A Consistent Pattern of Offense

    TRIGGER WARNING: This article discusses rape, date rape, and other potentially triggery content. It’s always difficult when an actor you like fumbles and says something completely horrible.  It’s even harder when that actor is in so many pieces of media that you adore that you can’t exactly just cut ties with him and be done […]


  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

    While it’s not really possible to outright compare this second installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy with the second installment of his Lord of the Rings trilogy, what comes to mind when I consider my opinion of The Desolation of Smaug is that it, like The Two Towers, was “better than the first one”. I, […]