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Podcast: The Hobbit 3, Top 3 Moments from Middle Earth – Episode 96

Podcast: The Hobbit 3, Top 3 Moments from Middle Earth – Episode 96

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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, Jay Cluitt from Life Vs Film joins us to review the third of The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies as well as our favorite moments from Middle Earth, either it be The Hobbit trilogy or The Lord of the Rings. In our third segment, we also do a segment we call Rants and Raves, which you’d think we should have a lot to rave about this time a year but you’d be wrong.

Huge thanks to Jay for coming on the show and ranting along side of us. We’ve been wanting him to come on the show for awhile and he was a fantastic guest. Also, go check out our latest Extra Film segment where we rant about Sony and talk about Scrooged, starring Bill Murray.

Anyway, check out this week’s show and let us know what you think in the comment section. Thanks for listening and thanks for supporting our podcast!

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Review (6:02)
    JD: C+
    Brendan: D+
    Jay: B+

Top 3 Moments from Middle Earth (36:41)
This week for our Top 3, we reminisce about our favorite moments from Middle Earth, a world that is fascinating even if you don’t like The Hobbit films. There are a lot of great moments involving Gandalf, Gollum, Bilbo, Frodo and so many other amazing characters from this world. It’s such an incredible place with a lot of great moments, so this week’s Top 3 was a lot of fun. That being said, what would be your Top 3?

Episode 95 of the InSession Film Podcast where we review Exodus: God and Kings!

– Rants and Raves (1:12:50)

This week we continue a segment called Rants and Raves, where we take different topics and either rant or rave about it.

    JD: US. Media and Sony

    Brendan: Trailers for Mad Max: Fury Road and American Sniper
    Jay: No movies in the theaters in the U.K.

– Music

    The Last Goodbye – Billy Boyd
    Roots And Beginnings – Howard Shore
    Wizards In Winter – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
    The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 96

Next week on the show:

    Main Review – Into the Woods / The Imitation Game

    Top 3 – Best Scenes/Lines of 2014

Into the Woods

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  1. Optimus Solo

    Apparently this is the year where I have to disagree with 90% of critics around the web. However, no matter how much I have disagreed with people on films like Under the Skin, Birdman, Gone Girl etc etc I have NOT disagreed with someone more than with Brendan on his take of this latest chapter in the Hobbit series. Luckily, this time MOST people seem to be agreeing with me, which is odd. First, this is easily the best of the three films that make up the Hobbit Trilogy. It definitely has issues and most of those are brought up in the podcast but to call it one of the worst films of the year is somewhat silly when we have had stuff like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Godzilla, Winter’s Tale, The Legend of Hercules, Pompeii, I could go on. Battle of Five Armies is exponentially better than any one of those films. Brendan also stated that Armitage was the worst performance of the film….are you kidding me right now? I think maybe you need to sit down and re-watch all three Hobbit films back to back and re-examine your take on them all. I’m not trying to downplay your opinion but it almost comes across as if you may have just been in a bad mood or having a rough day/week when you viewed this one because you really aren’t making much sense on this one. Congratulation JD, for once its someone else who I am disagreeing with haha!

    • InSession Film

      Haha I love the enthusiasm and I’m (JD) glad it’s not me you’re disagreeing with! LOL, I agree that it’s best of the three Hobbit movies and I wouldn’t call it the “worst of the year” either.

  2. Optimus Solo

    I almost forgot, thanks so much for the shout-out in the intro. Totally wasn’t expecting that!

  3. Dave

    Top 3 moments not mentioned:
    -The Sam/Shelob Fight
    -The Balrog
    -The Lighting of the Beacons

    • InSession Film

      Yeah a lot to choose from, great choices tho! I especially like the lighting of the beacons…I wish I would’ve had that as an honorable mention.