DoS tickets to go on sale next week . . . and watching EE version of AUJ.


Two momentous things will occur next Thursday, Nov. 21. Well, one is only momentous to me. I make my community theater debut as the tipsy and doomed Emma in “Dying for a Drink.” Final rehearsals are tomorrow night . . .

The one you’ll be interested in is the fact at 9 a.m. EST next Thursday tickets for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” will go on sale here in the U.S. (according to the post on the “Ian McKellen” FB Page today):

‘Next Thursday at 9am ET in US, advance tickets will go on sale for THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG  First shows will be at midnite on December 12/13.’

Our local theatre, which now shows 3D films (if not HFR–heck, we are a town of less than 8,000 people, we are happy to have a theatre, and a very nice multiplex at that), doesn’t do a lot of midnight showings. I’d consider going if they did, although Benny would opt out, what with Friday being a regular workday for him. Think I will have to wait until a daytime showing to revisit the world of the dwarves, elves and other assorted fantastical creatures. I sort of feel as if I am going to visit old friends . . .

935991_638272969558368_71234392_nRichard as Thorin Oakenshield in my edit of a RANet screencap from the EE version of AUJ. All caps in this post, original and edited, from Richard Armitage Net.

Had fun re-visiting my old pals this weekend. Benny popped the Blu-ray of AUJ into the Playstation yesterday and stretched out with me to watch the film. This was his third time, having watched the earlier Blu-ray with me and of course, he saw it with me in the theatre last December.

I think they’ve all grown on him, those dirty, sweaty, uncouth, boisterous dwarves. He often smiled affectionately at their lines. His favorite part was still that embrace when Thorin apologizes to Bilbo and admits he was wrong. Benny did have to rib me a little about Thorin’s poor sense of direction (“Follow this guy anywhere? But how do you know where you’d end up??) but I have a sneaking suspicion he likes Mr. Armitage and his character more than he wants to admit to me, that the whole Hobbity world is growing on him. And I can live with that. 😀


Richard on a break during a location shoot. Certainly one of my favorite screencaps from EE version.

We just dipped our toes into the extras, as we were both tired and started napping off . . . more to look forward to another day. I find myself enjoying spreading my treats out a bit these days, trying to avoid our predilection for instant gratification, as it were.


Oh, and another tidbit of good news: my DoS visual guide is due to arrive next Tuesday! Whoo-hoo! (And just what I need–another book 😉 )


About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

8 responses »

  1. I’m with ya! Only I live in a town of 52 and our theater is in the next town over an is only open on weekends… with 1 showing a day. 7:30pm take it or leave it. My should be here same day as yours!!!!!

    • We are just a couple of country girls, aren’t we, Arkie? 😉 For years we went without a theater after the Ritz closed downtown and had to drive close to 40 miles in either direction to see a movie on the big screen. Several years ago they built The Edge, which is an eight-screen multiplex with super-comfortable seats, great sound system and not a single bad seat for viewing in any of the theater.(How’s this proof it’s a good experience–I know people who drive from Montgomery down to Greenville to see films . . .) I rarely go to see a movie at the theaters these days, but I do enjoy not having to go “out of town” to do it. This year they added 3D capabilities to a couple of the screens (really had to in order to keep up with the big city competition). Can’t wait to have that visual guide in my hot little hands!!

  2. Thanks for the update Angie–I’m getting really psyched about seeing our guy on the big screen again. I can hardly stand the wait (uh-oh, I’m channeling the chipmunks again).

  3. Gandalf was doing the TImes crossword puzzle LOL. I adore that screencap with Richard and Ian. Can’t stop staring at Richard’s hand!! So mesmerising!
    Good luck with the theatre debut!!!!! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!!!

  4. I appreciate you keeping us up-to-date and I can’t wait for the movie to come to theaters! I also want to take a moment and tell you how much I appreciate you expressing your opinion on prior posts on some of the methods used in shipping actors either through fan fiction or photoshop. It creates a fire for gossip and muddies the water between truth and fiction. When someone does a google search these images crop up and look believable and so does the titles of the fictional posts. You are one of the few bloggers that I really enjoy reading due to your thoughtfulness and respectful treatment of actors as people with feelings and emotions like the rest of us. I recently read that Kate Winslet is afraid to google her name and Benedict calls it the “Internet of lies” because so much has been written about him and Martin. It is refreshing to read a blog like yours! Please don’t stop!

    • Oh, thank you, hon. I sort of created a fire storm ( honestly didn’t anticipate that but I guess I should have?) with that post and was delivered a few low blows, but I still stick by my basic message–even if it seems to have lost me some friends along the way. *shrugs* Oh, well—not planning to stop blogging, I just don’t have as much time and energy as I’d like to devote to it of late. And I do have my second blog “Honeysuckle and Sweet Tea.” You are always welcome there, too! 😀 ((hugs))

      One thing’s for sure–you can’t believe nearly everything you see or read online. 😉

      • I agree with your opinions on manipulating and photoshop edits of shipping actors. I know it is not policitcal correct to not go along with the shipping of Richard in fan fiction using another “real person” but I don’t care if I lose followers on that issue. I tried to read one and It was borderline pornography. No wonder Richard won’t use social media. He has a lot more younger fans from his role as Thorin in The Hobbit. I am talking about a wide range of ages from children, teens to retirees. It is difficult to separate fiction from truth with so much written about him. If you lose some friends there are more of us who appreciate your style of writing then you realize. I will check out your new blog!

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