Top 10 The Hobbit Trilogy Moments with @LifeAtBagEnd

A few weeks ago myself and @LifeAtBagEnd put together a list of our top ten favourite moments from The Lords of the Rings trilogy, well we’re back and this time looking at the smaller tale from Middle Earth

I’ll admit that overall I’m not a massive fan of The Hobbit trilogy. I really enjoy the first film, but I think that the second and third films really suffer from studio interference and that had Peter Jackson been left to his own devices and been allowed to maintain the 2 film structure he wanted originally, that we would have seen a much better product. With that being said, I do think there are plenty of really strong moments throughout the trilogy, and with @LifeAtBagEnd loving the trilogy it was a no brainier that we wanted to put together this list.

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Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel series is costing huge numbers

According to an exclusive report by Reuters the new Amazon Lord of the Rings prequel series could cost the company over $500m.

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According to the report Amazon paid “$250 million for the rights alone” and that following marketing and production for two seasons could push the costs over the $500m mark.

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Review: Tomb Raider

Director: Roar Uthaug
Writers: Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons and Evan Daugherty
Starring: Alicia Vikander

Fortunately I can safely say that the latest reboot coming out of Hollywood is certainly one of, if not the best video game into movie adaptations… but that bar hasn’t exactly been set very high.

Starring Alicia Vikander as the latest incarnation of the pop culture icon Lara Croft, Tomb Raider follows the same story as its 2013 smash hit video game predecessor. However I think it’s safe to say that this version of the story won’t be hitting the giddy heights of the 9/10 reviews that Square Enix’s third person action-adventure received.

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Review: Love, Simon

Director: Greg Berlanti
Writers: Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker
Starring: Nick Robinson

I am a straight white dude and this film still managed to leave me emotionally compromised.

Thanks to the magical world of Cineworld Unlimited membership last night I got the chance to see Love, Simon nearly a whole month before its release in UK cinemas. If I’m being brutally honest I was at first disappointed. With big blockbuster releases such as Ready Player One and Pacific Rim: Uprising right around the corner I went into the secret screening with the hope that it’d be one of them. But in hindsight I’m glad that this was the film we got to watch, not just because I enjoyed it, but because I may otherwise not have gone to see the film and I would have been missing out.

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