In the cheerful spirit of Happy Hoggy Days, here’s a gift many a Harry Potter fan should enjoy: a Harry Potter and Philosophy podcast put together by Keith Hawk at MuggleNet, starring our own Carrie-Ann Biondi and two of her students! Says Carrie-Ann:
It’s kind of a survey-ish discussion among the five of us ranging over a variety of questions and issues in philosophy and literature that John Granger came up with, so it’s very accessible to a wide audience.
Listen and enjoy! And now, here’s your roundup of the week’s news:
Released late yesterday:
The long-awaited prequel to Peter Jackson’s oft-revered, oft-despised interpretations of The Lord of the Rings is still a year out, and even then we only get the first half of it. The trailer does its job giving us a taste of what’s to come, though, showing us epic photography such as we all remember from the LOTR films along with some humor–Tolkien’s story has its funny moments, after all–and a fair amount of personality from Martin Freeman as Bilbo. Love it or hate it, it’s hard not to imagine the movie fulfilling all its blockbusting expectations.
More information at ComingSoon.net.
The studios behind The Hobbit films announced the titles and release dates of Peter Jackson’s two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved classic novel. The two films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There And Back Again will be released on December 14, 2012 and December 13, 2013 respectively. The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, also directed by Jackson, also had release dates in December around Christmas. The films will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D as well as in 2D. Continue reading