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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘The Hobbit’

Win a family four-pack of tickets to see “The Hobbit”

Congratulations to Gail Bartha. She won a family four-pack of tickets to see “The Hobbit,” presented by Valley Youth Theatre in downtown Phoenix.  

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Valley Youth Theatre stages family favorite “The Hobbit”

Asked to leave his large, roomy and exceedingly comfortable home (or hole) in the ground to accomplish a difficult mission, Bilbo Baggins accepts the challenge, despite being a most conservative hobbit. Battling evil and danger, he sets out to recover an important treasure. If he can pull it off, great benefit will result, not only […]

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Movie review: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

English author J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” first published in 1937, was “must-read” material for a generation of youth dubbed the “baby boomers.” Some read it purely for pleasure, and others because it was assigned during English class. Although I can still picture my own tattered copy of the novel, I remembered little of its content […]

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Hobbit leaps from book to big screen

J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” was required reading for students of my generation — often assigned by teachers and frequently shared between peers. I can still picture the thick, tattered paperback copy that was for a time my near constant companion. It’s tempting, when films are based on beloved books from our own childhood, to rush right […]

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