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Widescreen Warrior Podcast #3 – Belated Black Friday

Widescreen Warrior Podcast #3 - Belated Black Friday
Although this episode is woefully out of date, so many people have been harassing me to hear it that I figured it was worth putting it online anyway. If you haven’t noticed, the podcast (and the website as a whole) has fallen by the wayside due to some personal issues that have been developing over the past year. It’s the old adage: Life is what happens when you’re busy making other... 

Weekly Blend 323 – Wrapping Up 2012 (No Apocalypse Edition)

Weekly Blend 323 - Wrapping Up 2012 (No Apocalypse Edition)
We’re still here – the apocalypse didn’t happen, and like most of America, we didn’t see a new movie this week. We talk about the disappointing openings for This is 40 and Jack Reacher before using the opportunity to discuss our favorites and the best of 2012… so far (keep in mind that many of the year’s “best” pictures only see limited release before... 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Review]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Review]
It is really challenging to consider a critical assessment of The Hobbit. The much-beloved Tolkien novel has to live in many shadows, from the achievements of Peter Jackson’s previous treks into Middle-Earth, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, to the classic Rankin-Bass animated version, to the very novel itself. It’s almost impossible to judge Jackson’s return to Middle Earth without considering... 

Weekly Blend 322 – That’s What Bilbo Baggins Hates

Weekly Blend 322 - That's What Bilbo Baggins Hates
With a record-breaking $85 million opening weekend, there’s a lot to talk about when it comes to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  We spend a considerable time looking at the movie from the different aspects: How does it stand alone? How does it compare to the existing Lord of the Rings trilogy? How does it hold up to the novel? And just what is all the fuss behind Jackson’s 48 frames... 

Weekly Blend #292 – Is This the Beginning of the End?

Weekly Blend #292 - Is This the Beginning of the End?
We’re back after an extended hiatus, but for how long? We spend the first part of this week’s show talking about some (fairly obvious) changes that are going on with the show. Please give us your feedback after listening, either by commenting below, sending an e-mail, or joining the discussion on our forums. Other than starting off on a negative note, Tim and Rafe talk about some of their... 

Trailer Park: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Trailer Park: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
It’s been a long, challenging road for The Hobbit. It’s endured lawsuits, studio bankruptcy, and even a change in directors. At times, it didn’t even look like the prequel to the popular Lord of the Rings movies was ever going to be made. On one hand, there were people who were happy with that outlook, feeling like the existing trilogy was so perfect that it was best to leave well enough alone.... 

The Hobbit: There and Back Again

“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them... 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them... 

Weekly Blend #254 – (God Hates) The Sexy Episode

This week touches on a wide variety of topics, from the Coen Brothers’ Fargo and No Country for Old Men to the Westboro Baptist Church picketing Kevin Smith’s Red State premiere. In between you’ll hear our take on the Golden Globes presentation and awards, a review of No Strings Attached, and our offer to fill in to the many talk show posts which are rapidly becoming vacant. Weekly... 

Lighten Up Hollywood: Ricky Gervais and the Golden Globes

In case you missed it, the Golden Globe awards took place this weekend. You know, the awards that everyone tends to say “don’t count,” and that, “nobody takes them seriously”? Well, this year it looks like too many people took them far too seriously, as fallout continues to drift in from host Ricky Gervais’s barbs and jabs. Gervais, who returned after hosting the previous year as well,... 
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