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Monday, December 29, 2014

The New Doctor – Peter Capaldi

Here at the end of the old year and the beginning of the new my mind goes to the old and new last of the Time Lords of Gallafrey. I am half way through viewing last year's season of Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi's first season. Though I am slow to adapt to change, I finally accept him as the Doctor. Don't get me wrong, he's a great actor. I never questioned that. But a small part of me misses the Doctors that were easier on the eyes and had comforting smiles.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies - Movie Review

Let me start by prefacing this with the fact that the end is my least favorite part of The Hobbit book. The slow degradation of the Thorin character, that I was barely able to like anyway, into a greedy tyrant was always uncomfortable for me.

Also, I don't like battles or war. [Oddly enough I find the series I'm writing demanding a war. Does all fighting have to end in war?] A battle where people are destitute yet fighting over gold and no one is being reasonable is even more uncomfortable for me.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; Extended Edition - Movie/DVD review

In anticipation of the final movie in the series coming out in a few short weeks, Jackson has released the Extended Edition of his Hobbit movie from last year The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Though the movie itself suffered a bit from the effects of Jackson's team switching from doing the Hobbit movies in two volumes to doing it in three volumes on short notice at the direction of his producers, my family, being the Tolkien geeks that we are, of course were one of the first in line to get this Extended Edition.