The Hobbit

Earth Station One Episode 246 – ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ Review

Peter Jackson’s latest entry in the Tolkien tales saga may be his last, but he’s not going down without a fight! Mike, Mike, Ashley Bergner, and Rebecca Perry review the carnage and reflect on the thirteen-year journey through Middle-Earth. We also rant and rave about our favorite mid-season finales. Plus,

Earth Station One Episode 193 – ESO Reviews The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

This week,’s Rebecca Perry joins Mike, Mike, and the award-winning author Bobby Nash as they return to Middle-Earth to review the middle chapter of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Almost as tough as facing a fire-breathing dragon, Radio Cult founders Ricky and Bambi try to rock themselves out of The

Box Office Buzz: My favorite movies of 2012

By Ashley Bergner Box Office Buzz From superheroes to super spies, from hobbits to bow-and-arrow wielding heroines, 2012 was quite an epic year at the box office. It’s been a while since I remember so many good movies being packed into one year, and I had a difficult time narrowing

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Next week, the Earth Station One crew goes back to the theater for the premiere of The Hobbit. That’s right, we’re heading back to Middle Earth for the first installment of the new trilogy from Peter Jackson. ESO wants to hear from you. Tell us what you thoughts on The

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Next week, the Fellowship of ESO travels through the heart of Middle Earth as we take a look back at Peter Jackson’s first Lord of the Rings film, The Fellowship of the Ring. We’re on the road to Mordor on the next Earth Station One. ESO wants to hear from

Peter Jackson strikes back at The Hobbit criticism

By Nathalie Caron, Source: Last week, Peter Jackson showed 10 minutes of footage from the highly anticipated The Hobbit. What should have been a moment of crowning glory for the director turned into a flurry of criticism regarding the look of the film. So what’s Peter Jackson to do?

Look who Peter Jackson just cast as The Hobbit’s ‘toughest’ dwarf

By Trent Moore, Source: Middle-earth is getting even more crowded. With the first of two films based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel The Hobbit set to open this December, director Peter Jackson has cast the actor who will portray one of the toughest dwarfs in the gang. Billy Connolly

Police needed after thousands of Hobbits overwhelm casting call

By Marc Bernardin, Source: How many Hobbit extras are too many Hobbit extras? Well, if you ask the police of Wellington, New Zealand, the nearly 3,000 would-be Middle-earth residents who showed up for a casting call for Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequels qualify.

How The Hobbit killed that Elfquest pic fans have been waiting for

By Marc Bernardin, Source: For a good long while, there has been talk of a feature film based on Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest comics, which they’ve self-published since the ’70s. Warner Bros announced it was making one back in 2008. Four years later, it’s deader than Denethor. And

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