If you’re just starting to swing into the holiday spirit, here’s another great trailer and I can’t believe that round-headed kid is going to get a movie that looks like it is staying extremely faithful to Schulz’s vision and characters. It’ll be sad next year to not have a return journey to Middle-earth, but if I get to stroll down Charlie Brown’s street and return to a galaxy far, far away….well, that’s not too bad a trade.
Earlier this week we got to hear “The Last Good-Bye” by Billy Boyd, but today the official music video for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was released. I think the song is a beautiful summation to The Hobbit trilogy and, assuming this film delivers as the others have, one day we’ll be able to have a marathon stretching from “In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.” All the way to Sam sighing, “Well, I’m back.” The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens December 17, 2014.
It’s so simple. Make a candle of the melting Nazi face guy’s face for fans of Indiana Jones. That’s not even a bad idea stoned. For $31.39 you can go to Firebox.com and pick up the iconic villain from the film – Major Toht – as he gets his comeuppance Jehovah style! I can’t even say anything to improve this so consider this the blogging equivalent of me dropping the mic and walking off-stage left.
I love it when I run across a piece of art that reminds me why we love all these worlds and characters fiction provides. Nicolas Delort has created just an astonishing poster for A Charlie Brown Christmas, one of the best Christmas specials ever made and one of the most effective uses of Schulz’s characters. Thanksgiving is next week, kicking off the holiday season and, thought it’s a melancholy one for me, it’s still nice to look at this and remember the things and traditions that make it so special.