Sorting the Middle-Earth Races

There are four main “good” races that reside in Middle-Earth. There are four main houses at Hogwarts. Is it possible to sort the four races into the four houses categorically? Granted, sorting into houses ought to be done individually, because even twins (i.e. Padma and Parvati Patil) are not always sorted into the same house.…

Review: The Desolation of a Story

This review is positively riddled with spoilers, so I would recommend seeing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug first, before reading this. You’ve been warned. Upon leaving the theatre on the evening of December 13th, having just seen the second Hobbit movie, I forced myself to hold back the deluge of disappointment. I calculated in my head that…

The Desolation of Smaug: Sneak Peek

December 13th simply cannot come soon enough. With this new (third) trailer, we see much that we’ve already seen in the previous two trailers. However, we are given more tidbits that we haven’t seen or heard—tidbits that maintain our excitement for the upcoming film. We at first hear Bard reciting an adaptation of the song…

Review: The Return of the King Movie

There is no question that The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King is an incredible movie. Simply look to the 2003 Academy Awards for proof. Return of the King won 11 Oscars, which means that they tied the record held by Ben-Hur (1959) and Titanic (1997). While Titanic—as well as All About Eve (1950)—holds the record for most…