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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Part 1: The Movie)

Review by Jim Smith
After the Lord of the Rings, there was a great deal of
clamoring for the Hobbit to reach the big screen in the same epic fashion.  It took only nine years of patience, and fans
were rewarded … oh were they rewarded.
By now, we all know the story.  A small hobbit of The Shire is drafted into a
company of dwarves on a quest to reclaim their ancestral kingdom from the
dragon Smaug.  Bilbo Baggins becomes a
most unlikely hero, and the fulcrum which would change the direction of the
future of the world … though that part of the story is not in the Hobbit, but
the Lord of the Rings, so let’s stick to the story at hand.
That, oddly enough, is the chief complaint people had of the
movie.  The movie included vast scenes
that do not appear in the book.  After
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Kickstarter of the Week: The Family Troll

The Family Troll is a heart warming tale of an abandoned young troll who blesses the lives of a young couple in the most amazing way!

This is a story book (OGN) written by Jill Kirkham and drawn by Tyler Kirkham (DC comics’ Green Lantern Corps, New Guardians, Red Hood) and is on Kickstarter at the moment: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1561924987/the-family-troll-picture-book

It is loosely based on Tyler and Jill’s real life experiences as they have struggled to have a child of their own. It takes place in a fantasy world, and follows the lives of a young couple as they have the very same struggle.

They choose to consult a wizard in the hopes of receiving a magic spell or potion to solve their problem...

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