Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Hex Dimension Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

I've been shocked and surprised at the general response to Peter Jackson's final Hobbit film. I liked the first two more than most (but less than some), but I can definitely understand the issues that a lot of people had with them, even if I don't entirely agree.

But this one? This one I loved. From start to finish, there and back again, I loved every single second of it. To see Five Armies facing the same kind of backlash as the first two feels like absolute madness.

To find out what's different this time, and why it worked so well for me, click below for my full review!

Hobbitses, Precious.

Monday, 5 January 2015

The Companion Piece 14: Last Christmas

Christmas is a weird and chaotic time of year. I spent this one juggling two different families, various unexpected houseguests, and a truly terrifying amount of cooking and baking. Thank gods, then, for Doctor Who - the one reliable constant amid all the baubles and madness.

It looked for a while like this latest Companion Piece was going to go horribly wrong. We set a time and a date, and then Christmas got in the way and I ended up stranded in a location with no internet serving food and quite possibly baking again. Big thanks to Emily and Paul B for running the show without me at the last moment - you guys rule!

If you click the link below, you can read all our analysis of Last Christmas. You might be surprised to see that my name and comments are in there too. I'll leave you to figure out exactly how, but suffice it to say the explanation involves timetravel, Santa, and the fact that you're actually still dreaming...