The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - December 2013 | 6 Dec 2013 // 1:35 AM

Like a great battle, or a criminal desperately trying to avoid capture, Hollywood breaks out the big guns this month, giving us new efforts from Martin Scorsese, David O. Russell, the Coen Brothers, and Spike Jonze, along with the typical mainstream holiday fare.


'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition' Is a Movie Outstripped by Its Extras | 19 Nov 2014 // 8:10 PM

The extended edition of Desolation of Smaug turns the film into a flabby affair, but the ten-plus hours of bonus features could still make this purchase worthwhile for Tolkien fans.

It May Be Titled 'The Hobbit', But It's All About the Dragon | 6 Apr 2014 // 8:15 PM

A shapeshifter, gigantic spiders, and a barrel-battle escape create exhilarating suspense in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but best of all is a deliciously devious incendiary beast.


Bigger... Badder... Better? 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' | 11 Dec 2013 // 4:15 AM

When you consider the spectacle involved and the edge of your seat derring-do on display, The Desolation of Smaug can't help but satisfy.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

READ the article