Can anyone remember Tauriel’s name? (A: No)

... third movie. It's a depressing irony that Peter Jackson, an extremely talented craftsman who once made homemade, cheap, extremely lowbrow horror comedies like 1987's Bad Taste and 1992's Dead Alive, is now churning out a bloated, studio-mandated billion-dollar epic about the pernicious influence of greed and excess. This film, like its two predecessors (though unlike the first trilogy), is a self-sustaining piece of intellectual property that couldn't be further from a source novel that valued simplicity, camaraderie, and home over all other things. recommended

This is a three-part review of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. For part one, "The Introduction of the Premise," click here. For part two, "The Elaboration of the Theme," click here.

Annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival and Halloween party returns to Seattle Center October 29 –31!
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