The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Review


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Review


Bilbo and his company of dwarves finally reach the Lonely Mountain, but Thorin’s homecoming is not as joyous an occasion as everyone would have thought.

This review is as spoiler-free as I could possibly make it despite how badly I want to talk about every little thing that happened in this movie…

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Adverbially Yours The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review



We rejoin our company of Dwarves, our Hobbit burglar, and Wizard still trying to avoid capture by the Orcs, continuing their journey to Erebor.   The path that they take to the Lonely Mountain leads the company to separate multiple times, have various run-ins with Orcs, spiders, and Elves, and face some tough choices.  However, in true Jackson and Tolkien form, there are quite a few laughs along the way.

Note: you’re in luck. I’m not going to spoil much of anything for you. 🙂

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Frozen Review by Adverbially Yours


Warning: There are spoilers below.  In this case, I don’t think I can give an honest review without them.

Frozen is the most recent movie to come from Walt Disney Animation Studios.  Sisters Anna and Elsa spent the majority of their lives apart from each other in the same palace.  Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) doesn’t understand why all of a sudden, her sister, Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), cannot be around her anymore.  Their parents decide that it’s best to keep them apart for fear that Elsa may lose control of her magical powers and injure Anna.  The two sisters barely speak until Elsa’s coronation.  At the event, Elsa can no longer restrain herself, and as her emotions escalate, so does her strength.  Within minutes, the entire kingdom of Arendelle is winterized, and Elsa retreats into the woods.  Anna chases after her sister, trying to restore their relationship and knowing that without Elsa’s help, summer will never return to their kingdom.

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The Hobbit Worldwide Fan Event NYC Part 3

The Clips


After a minute-long pause of all of us just staring at each other, Peter Jackson and Anderson Cooper confirmed that everyone watching on the internet was officially “offline.”  Peter Jackson spoke for a few minutes about what we were about to see: the music video for “I See Fire,” followed by twenty minutes of film from The Desolation of Smaug.  While he assumed that most of us had blogs, he politely asked that we not give too many spoilers away, and then, he instilled the fear of Sauron in us if we tried to record any of it.  On that note, I will try not to give away too much in terms of spoilers, but if you have not read the book, this will definitely contain spoilers for you.

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The Hobbit Worldwide Fan Event NYC Part 2

The Q&A

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So, I really don’t need to rehash verbatim what went on during the Q&A.  Luckily, if you want to see every word that was spoken, transcribed the Q&A in its entirety.

Anderson Cooper started things off in New York, introducing Orlando Bloom (Legolas) and Richard Armitage (Thorin) before calling upon Edith Bowman in London.  She introduced Luke Evans (Bard), Lee Pace (Thranduil), and Andy Serkis (formerly, Gollum/Smeagol, and the second unit director of The Hobbit trilogy) along with all of the excited fans in London. Anderson then looks to Los Angeles where Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican is standing by with Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel). “Don’t hate… don’t hate,” Evangeline said, and, according to Anthony, she’s threatened to kick the ass of anyone in LA who doesn’t like her character.  Good girl. Right off the bat, you can’t not like her; she’s beautiful, and intimidating, AND speaks Elvish—try to find a nerd who can stand up to all of that.  Sorry, guys; she’s awesome.  Then, everyone starts geek-ing out when Anderson introduces Jed Brophy (Nori) who is live from Wellington, New Zealand with Peter Jackson.

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