Back in 1967, Leonoard Nimoy debuted his musical homage to The Hobbit with “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”, which was one of the songs off his second album called Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy.
Based on the Peter S. Beagle fantasy novel, Rankin/Bass produced the animated version of The Last Unicorn in 1982 which featured a title song by the band America.
A true legend passed away on Sunday as Christopher Lee died at age 93 after a fascinating and jam packed life and career.
Peter Jackson has ended each of his Hobbit films with a credits song from Neil Finn, Ed Sheerhan and now Pippin himself, Billy Boyd.
The final chapter of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy arrives this December as Bilbo and the dwarf company must protect the newly reclaimed Erebor from Smaug and an ever-growing Orc army.
A bunch of cult classics coming to Blu-ray this week along with some mediocre releases from earlier this year, our Pick of the Week, Destroy All Monsters, and much more for this week’s New Release Round Up.
None of the Christmas Day releases were able to unseat The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which stayed at number one for the 3rd week in a row. In fact, most of the Christmas released bombed horribly with only Wolf of Wall Street doing moderately well.
Despite tons of hype and marketing, Anchorman 2 failed to beat The Hobbit, which stayed in the top spot over this past, pre-holiday, weekend.
The second entry in the Hobbit series is here and while it’s title character is incredible and there are tons of excellent sequences, the story is definitely straining to be filled out to trilogy length.
While not quite up to the level of the first Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug still had an excellent $73.7 million opening while the Madea series hit it’s low point with A Madea Christmas.