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A Long, Strange, Long Trip — The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

After years of stops and starts, it’s finally time to follow Peter Jackson back to Middle-earth for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first film in his trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved 1937 children’s fantasy, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. And I hope you packed a lunch, my precious, because it’s going [...]

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What about ‘The Hobbit’ Trailer?

I have a confession. I was once a Tolkien fanatic. True, it was long ago and my fascination lasted only a year or two, but it felt like an elf-packed lifetime. During grades six and seven, I pored over every scrap of J. R. R. Tolkien’s writing I could get my hands on. I would [...]

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Taste the Blood of Dracula

In honor of the recently knighted Christopher Lee, I declare it Hammer time at Slammed & Damned. In my opinion, you can’t touch Sir Christopher’s portrayal of Count Dracula in the films produced by Hammer studios. So today, we’re going to look at what is usually thought of as the last of Lee’s truly great [...]

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