0169 – Concerning “The Hobbit” (The Animated Film)

Concerning The Hobbit, the 1977 animated film… Please support on Patreon for as little as $1 per episode! Topics discussed (chapter discussion begins at 5:30)… Background / Rankin & Bass Notable actors Opening / Bilbo / Gandalf / Dwarves Trolls Rivendell / Elrond No Stone Giants! Misty Mountain Goblins Gollum Eagles No Beorn! Mirkwood / Spiders Woodelves?!?!?! Laketown […]

0168 – Concerning Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

hobbit battle of five armies

Concerning Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”… Please support on Patreon for as little as $1 per episode! Topics discussed (chapter discussion begins at 5:30)… Smaug’s big splash / Bard The Master’s Death Thorin’s Dragon Sickness / The Arkenstone Dol Guldur Thranduil The Battle The Journey Home BIRDS!!! Lesser role for Ravens, Thrushes, […]

0160 – Concerning TOLKIEN (the film)

Concerning TOLKIEN (the biopic)… If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon! Having just viewed the new Tolkien biopic, we sat down to discuss some fresh, hot takes. MMMMMM…hot takes. We chat about the nature of biopics, myths, historical accuracy, “magic” as a big mistake of the film, […]

0159 – Concerning Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Concerning Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”… If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon! Topics discussed (chapter discussion begins at 21:00)… Beorn Mirkwood / Spiders Woodelves / Barrels / Battle Laketown / Bard / The Master Finding the Door Smaug The Battle with Smaug Dol […]

0150 – Concerning Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

Concerning Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”…we discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of Jackson’s first Hobbit film. Topics include Guillermo del Toro (the original director), the philosophy of literary adaptation, the dwarf songs, the Erebor prologue, the Trolls, Azog, Radagast, Stone Giants, Gollum, Martin Freeman, and so much more!!! For more […]

0143 – Concerning Peter Jackson’s “Return of the King”

Concerning Peter Jackson’s cinematic adaptation of “Return of the King”, from mucky mouths to western ways… Originally released: 5/28/2018. Talking Tolkien is now known as The Tolkien Road. If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon!

0112 – Concerning Peter Jackson’s “The Two Towers”

Concerning Peter Jackson’s cinematic version of The Two Towers, from Faramir’s faults to Osgiliath offerings… The Good – 13:00 The Bad – 48:45 The Ents – 1:25:00 Originally released: 7/3/2017. Talking Tolkien is now known as The Tolkien Road. If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon!

0074 – Concerning Peter Jackson’s Fellowship of the Ring

Concerning Peter Jackson’s cinematic version of Fellowship of the Ring, from what we loved to what we loathed… On this episode, Greta and I are fresh off of reading “Fellowship of the Ring” and so we thought it would be fun to go back and watch Peter Jackson’s 2001 film adaptation of the book, and then […]