Tag Archives: Hobbit

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Tauriel the Elven Archer

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Tauriel the Elven Archer

Ever since I wrote those articles about the archery in Brave, The Hunger Games and Avengers , I get random email, Twitter and Facebook messages from people pointing out archery in other movies, TV shows, comics, cartoons and videogames and asking what I think, and the latest to cross my screen is a note inquiring about the new elf character played by Evangeline Lily in the second installment of the Hobbit saga. Read More

Happy Birthday, Sir Ian McKellen!

There aren’t many people celebrating their 72nd birthday today who can say they’re playing a major character in a surefire blockbuster. I dare say there’s only one who can say he’s doing so in two surefire blockbusters: Sir Ian McKellen, … Read More

Geeks We Love: Richard Armitage

It’s funny sometimes how we discover new actors. I recently discovered Richard Armitage in a bit of a round about way. I began my path when I watched Downton Abbey on PBS, the period drama recently done by the same guy who did Gosford Park (Julian Fellowes). Though I’ve still only seen the American version… Read More

Geek Author Ethan Gilsdorf Talks Names, Games, and Giveaways!

Ethan Gilsdorf is the celebrated geek author of the very awesome book, Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks. It’s the sort of book that, if you’re a lifelong geek like me, you can’t put down. The book chronicles Ethan’s life as a young geek, his escape from his roots, and then his return. From Tolkien to… Read More