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Samwise Gamgee Is A Hero

This post is a follow-up to my previous one about Mr. Gamgee, in which I wrote about three occasions in which Sam was the hero of The Lord of the Rings. Earlier this week, I visited the Hobbiton film set in Matamata, New Zealand, and I overheard a family in our tour group (who had, […]


The Collectress Picks 5: Middle-earth Moments

Happy Thanksgiving! Or, if you’re not American, happy Thor’s day! This year, I’m still thankful that Peter Jackson cast Martin Freeman as the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, and with the new retrospective trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, I’m just really filled with Middle-earth feels. I recently rewatch the two Hobbit films and The Fellowship of […]