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We’re Thankful For …..Movies!

Each and every day of this coming week, we’re going to be telling you what we’re thankful for! We work hard every day to bring you geeky reviews and as we do that, we find our favorites…the ones we are truly thankful for coming across our desks, in our inboxes, at the theatres and everywhere that geeky things tend to sneak into our lives.

Each day will have a different theme and hopefully will introduce you to some awesome that you might have missed as well as us showing our thanks for the amazing creators that are out there.

Even geeks like downtime! What do we do when we have a chance to relax? Quite often it involves a remote, the dvr, Netflix, and just plain vegging out or if we’re super lucky, we get to sneak out to the local theatre for some popcorn and action! Nikolas, Brian, Tim, ...

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THE HOBBIT : THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

After successfully
crossing some jacked up Mountains which seem to be everywhere in middle earth
and are always in the freakin way, Thorin and his group head into Mirkwood
Forest without Gandolf because he likes to just wander off sometimes. They are
trying to get to Lake-town where it will be time for Bilbo to make good on his
agreement with the dwarves.
After encountering a bunch of mountains, impatience
and a secret door, Bilbo meets the power hungry dragon Smaug who sounds a lot
like Khan from STAR TREK : INTO DARKNESS. While I don’t think anyone in their
right mind can say Jackson hasn’t completely gone to every step to make this
series visually beautiful, this one stood out for several reasons. 1) Smaug
looked freaking great and he is kind of a jerk as polite as Bilbo was...
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The Hobbit, Part 2: A Really, Really Great Set of Disks

by: Jim Smith
So now, just four months after it hit theaters, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has
been released on home video.  It comes in
three flavors, DVD, Blu-Ray+DVD, and Blu-Ray 3D+Blu Ray+DVD.  All of them come with a redemption code for
an UltraViolet streaming copy as well. 
Lets call them vanilla, fudge ripple and neapolitan, respectively.  My copy is fudge ripple.  The case contains three discs, the movie
itself on a blu-ray and DVD and a separate disc … a blu-ray disc … with the
special features.
The first feature is New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth, which
speaks to the incredible locations they used in filming the movie.  It is actually an extended advertisement for
the New Zealand tourist bureau.  One
revelation is that they completely rebuilt Hobbiton for The H...
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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
wo...
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