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Movie review: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

 Over the Christmas break, we went to the movies and saw “The Hobbit.” I enjoyed the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and have so many wonderful memories of seeing the three films in the theater with good friends – the first two when we were living in England, the last one when we had moved back to the States.

A part of me just wanted to revisit that magical world that Peter Jackson created. We were not disappointed. It made me want to be a hobbit, living in that tranquil Shire – and for those nearly three hours (which didn’t feel like three hours, I should add), I was transported. It felt like a reunion seeing those familiar faces from the “Lord of the Rings” again. Elijah Wood. Ian McKellan. Cate Blanchett. Gollum. And places like Rivendell and all of its glorious waterfalls.

* Sigh *

If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s still in theaters!

And I hope you have a wonderful three-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend! I’ll see you back here on Tuesday!


The Hobbit

As the parent of two little ones, it is rare that we get a chance to go to the movies. I still haven’t seen the new Bond movie. I think our last trip to the cinema was “Moonrise Kingdom.” First world problems, people!

But with my parents visiting in a couple of weeks, we are looking forward to heading out to the movie theater and hunkering down with a small bag of popcorn that will cost more than it should. On the top of our list of things to see is “The Hobbit.” We recently spent a good week rewatching “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and are back in the old Peter Jackson state of mind once again.

This just looks fun and it premieres in the US this Friday!