April 5 & 6, 2013

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Rated PG-13
169 minutes

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format: 35mm

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

April 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm in 26-100
April 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm in 26-100
April 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm in 26-100
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm in 26-100

2012 Academy Award Nominations: Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever: Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" -- a simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know. []

The film is worthy of both your attention and of the Tolkien legendarium in which Jackson, his actors and his Weta Workshop technical crew are so firmly situated.
      -- Peter Howell, Toronto Star. Read this review.