~by Matt, Exchange Movie Buff
According to a recent Reuter’s announcement, December has undergone a name change, and is now officially called Hobbit Month (that is not true. I just made that up). If you’re itching for your Hobbit fix, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. And you don’t even have to start going barefoot or grow a ridiculously long beard or anything. Watch our exclusive interview with the cast here (scroll farther down for their shout outs to the troops):
If you check out the 24-7 Entertainment Specialty Store, you can find the soundtrack to The Hobbit movie that’s out now. These tunes are surprisingly good, even if you’re not looking for a reason to wear rubber elf ears and a cloak. While you’re there, you can also pick up all the Lord of the Rings movies on DVD or Blu-Ray, and then you can spend a whole weekend catching up on your favorite pretend world.
Maybe you’re in the mood for some quality family time, and want to break out a board game. Visit Are You Game in the Online Mall, and you’ll find The Hobbit board game, where you can solve riddles and do battle and earn points. Because Bilbo Baggins was all about earning points. You can play The Hobbit board game with your whole family, and when the next couple movies come out, you’ll even be able to combine this one with the next two games.
Or how about the Books A Million site? Run over there, do a search on ‘hobbit’, and you’ll see art books, card games, and even the original novel, the one we read before there were super-popular blockbuster movies. If you’re getting The Hobbit, you may as well grab up the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy in paperback, just so you’ve got reading material for your whole holiday vacation. You’ll need something to do while you’re hiding from your in-laws.
Finally, consider this scenario. It’s Christmas day. You need some way to distract the kids so that you can go take a nap, because you were up all night wrapping presents and then the little scamps woke you up at five in the morning to open them and undo all that hard work. If you thought ahead, you’ve already visited the Game Zone Specialty Store and picked up a copy of Lego Lord of the Rings for Xbox 360, Wii or PS3. It’s great for kids, and once they go to bed and you try it yourself, you’ll be so hopelessly addicted that you’ll have to take a nap again tomorrow.
And of course, for your quickest dose of Hobbity goodness, go see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It’s coming to Reel Time Theaters now. As long as you’re reading this in December. If it’s June, I can’t make any promises.