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By Dave Rosenthal | December 14, 2012
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey , has split the critics, creating a gulf as vast as the one separating Bilbo Baggins and Gollum. Such criticism could be expected from a movie that kicks off a trilogy -- yet is drawn from a novel that ran all of about 330 pages . So there's a bit of a slow wind-up here, something that has enraged a number of critics who wanted more action from a J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation. Here are exceprt from some movie reviews: -- Tribune: Extracting three generously proportioned films from Tolkien's books made sense.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
No offense to conventional hotels, but sometimes you just want to stay someplace a little different, a little avant-garde, someplace you'll be able to tell the grandkids about someday. You know, someplace that, once you post a picture on Facebook, will make every one of your 732 friends positively green with envy - or at least scratching their heads, wondering how you ever found this place. (And preferably, someplace that won't require taking out a second mortgage to get there and hang out for a few days - which, regrettably, precludes anything atop Mount Kilimanjaro.)
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | July 31, 2013
Construction of a new clubhouse at Hobbit's Glen Golf Club in Harper's Choice has been delayed a month, according to Columbia Association President Phil Nelson. The demolition of the old clubhouse, which was scheduled to begin in October, has been moved back to November, with the opening of the club house scheduled for November 2014. "There have been delays in the project due to the architect not keeping up to speed with release of design data that is essential for developing the overall site plan," Nelson wrote in a memo to the CA Board of Directors.
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By Michael Cross-Barnet | December 12, 2013
December brings holiday parties, subfreezing temperatures - and, not infrequently, the release of a new Peter Jackson movie based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Whenever this happens, a low-simmering debate among lovers of Tolkien's works bubbles to a full boil. Friday's release of the second installment in Jackson's trilogy of "The Hobbit" is no exception. For more than a decade now, the questions have persisted among Middle-Earth devotees: Do Mr. Jackson's films honor Tolkien's books or ruin them?
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By Dave Rosenthal | July 31, 2012
It was annoying enough to purists when Harry Potter and Twilight books were split into two movies -- a blatant attempt to squeeze more money out of rabid fans -- but now we learn that "The Hobbit" is going to be carved into three movies. If you do the math, that means director Peter Jackson will make a movie for each 90 pages of Tokien's book. And I'm guesssing that each movie will be epic-length, so we're probably in for seven-plus hours of screen time. That's more than enough time to read the book at least twice.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer | April 25, 1994
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club completed an emotional six-round run when it defeated Crofton CC, 12 1/2 -5 1/2 , for the 65th annual team-match championship of the Maryland State Golf Association yesterday. Not only was it the first title for the Columbia club, but it only had been as far as the fourth round once before.The winners used a pair of 3-0 wins at home, sparked by the play of the two youngest members of the 12-man squad, to build 7 1/2 -1 1/2 margin. Hobbit's won two of the three pairings at Crofton for a 5-4 edge.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | September 6, 1992
I thought I had beheld every panaromic view of the bay. Then I discovered the Hobbit.The restaurant affords a sweeping view of the water and adjacent wetlands from its spacious dining room. Visitors are given the illusion of seclusion. But you'll soon realize you're sharing this view with dozens of other diners.We had heard wonderful things about the Hobbit, particularly about the rich sauces that accentuate the seafood and other dishes.Ever money-conscious, we arrived early to take advantage of at least one of the restaurant's early-bird specials (to complement, of course, a regular-priced dinner entree)
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer | April 30, 1995
It seemed appropriate that Perky Cullinane, who has played on every Columbia Country Club side since 1950, would have a part in earning the clinching points, as Columbia won the 69th annual team match championship of the Maryland State Golf Association yesterday.The Chevy Chase club defeated Hobbit's Glen Golf Club, 10 1/2 -7 1/2 . The Baltimore division club, which won the title last year when it was placed in the Washington half of the draw, thus missed a chance to be the only team to win successive titles representing a different geographical division each time.
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By From Staff Reports | April 24, 1994
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club scored its second major upset of the Maryland State Golf Association team matches yesterday and stormed into the championship round. It will play Crofton CC for the title today.The Howard County club won the Washington-area title with a 12-6 victory over defending and multi-times champion Columbia CC. Hobbit's had previously put out another former champion, Congressional CC.Crofton dispatched Chantilly Manor, a losing Baltimore-area finalist for the second straight year, piling up near-identical margins at home and away in winning 14 1/2 -3 1/2 .The No. 1 pairing of professional Mark Spolarich and amateur Gary Carpenter set the tone for Crofton, shooting 4-under 67 for the round in taking 2 1/2 points from Chantilly Manor professional Mike Versuk and amateur Jim DeBusk, who shot 68.The Crofton team was 2 down on the back, but won the 16th and 17th holes to get a half for that nine.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 11, 1998
THE HOBBIT," J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy adventure story, opens on stage Friday for six performances at Northminster Presbyterian Church Hall, 705 Main St., Reisterstown.Not only are the characters dwarfs and elves and unusual beasts, but each character is a puppet, operated by a puppeteer teamed with another offstage who supplies its voice."We're doing the traditional story of 'The Hobbit' with a variety of live-hand, hand-and-rod and simple-rod puppets," said Beth Phelps, a professional costumer who directs the nearly 40 puppets in the show."
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | July 31, 2013
Construction of a new clubhouse at Hobbit's Glen Golf Club in Harper's Choice has been delayed a month, according to Columbia Association President Phil Nelson. The demolition of the old clubhouse, which was scheduled to begin in October, has been moved back to November, with the opening of the club house scheduled for November 2014. "There have been delays in the project due to the architect not keeping up to speed with release of design data that is essential for developing the overall site plan," Nelson wrote in a memo to the CA Board of Directors.
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By Dave Rosenthal | December 14, 2012
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey , has split the critics, creating a gulf as vast as the one separating Bilbo Baggins and Gollum. Such criticism could be expected from a movie that kicks off a trilogy -- yet is drawn from a novel that ran all of about 330 pages . So there's a bit of a slow wind-up here, something that has enraged a number of critics who wanted more action from a J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation. Here are exceprt from some movie reviews: -- Tribune: Extracting three generously proportioned films from Tolkien's books made sense.
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By Dave Rosenthal | July 31, 2012
It was annoying enough to purists when Harry Potter and Twilight books were split into two movies -- a blatant attempt to squeeze more money out of rabid fans -- but now we learn that "The Hobbit" is going to be carved into three movies. If you do the math, that means director Peter Jackson will make a movie for each 90 pages of Tokien's book. And I'm guesssing that each movie will be epic-length, so we're probably in for seven-plus hours of screen time. That's more than enough time to read the book at least twice.
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November 7, 2011
As a resident of Columbia for 42 years and of Hobbit's Glen for 19 years, I would like to thank Jervis Dorton for his letter regarding planned changes to the Hobbit's Glen clubhouse . He speaks for me and many of my neighbors in Hobbit's Glen who frequent the Coho Grill and who believe that the clubhouse, as originally conceived, is a perfect fit with the surrounding residential community. The low-slung and rambling design of the building integrates it nicely with the ambient landscape, while the internal architecture creates the warm and friendly atmosphere that Jim Rouse believed should be inherent in the design of our public buildings.
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October 31, 2011
Last week I attended Columbia Association's public meeting to hear presentations by the four finalists being considered as architects for the renovation or replacement of the Hobbit's Glen clubhouse. I found the presentations very disappointing. They focused on how good each firm is at responding to their clients' needs, on being team players, working within budgets and meeting schedules. All were cautious not to say anything that might jeopardize their chances of getting this job. Consequently, they were noncommittal and vague when asked about the style of architecture that they considered appropriate for a renovated or new clubhouse.
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By John Scott and John Scott,Special to the Sun | June 24, 2007
The Children of Hurin By J.R.R. Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien, illustrated by Alan Lee) Houghton Mifflin / 313 pages / $26 Almost everyone has some familiarity with J.R.R. Tolkien these days, thanks to the successful film version of The Lord of the Rings - his great three-volume epic of the Third Age of Middle Earth. Prior to the movies, those books were too thick (and too opaque) to attract a broader popular following. More were familiar with Tolkien through his children's book The Hobbit.
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By Linda Geeson and Linda Geeson,Ocean City Bureau of The Sun | May 19, 1991
My image of the Hobbit restaurant was formed weeks before ever visited it, the day I first moved to Ocean City and my television set broke down. While the repairman worked on the TV set, I talked to a friend about restaurants I might want to visit, and said I'd heard that the Hobbit was dressier than most of the restaurants in town."
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By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | October 6, 2002
DEBATE OVER fixing shabby greens at the once-cushy Hobbit's Glen Golf Club resides now in the realm of the Columbia Park and Recreation Association's politics. Here's hoping the talk remains open and public. And for free, here are some thoughts to foster that discussion. First, fixing greens at Hobbit's Glen simply isn't, as was recently argued, a matter of spending either for swimming or golf. That kind of baloney doesn't serve anyone intelligently, be it association managers, directors, or lien- and fee-paying Columbians.
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By New York Times News Service | December 1, 2006
LOS ANGELES--When it comes to power games, some in Hollywood are beginning to learn a basic lesson of digital politics: The Internet plays rough. Such is the case with a growing spat between New Line Cinema and Peter Jackson, the A-list director of the Lord of the Rings movies and a savvy player when it comes to the power of the Web. Last week, Jackson posted a letter on a fan Web site, theonering.net, explaining that he had been dumped by New Line from The Hobbit, a movie based on the book by J.R.R.
NEWS
June 28, 2006
Golf -- Hobbit's Glen and Fairway Hills golf clubs in Columbia are open. Patriot Bermuda grass, which requires fewer chemicals and less water to maintain, has been installed at Hobbit's Glen and is to be installed at Fairway Hills. Savings on maintenance will be used to improve other areas of the courses. Fairway Hills, 5100 Columbia Road, 410-730-1112; Hobbit's Glen, 11130 Willowbottom Drive, 410-715-5980, or www.colum biaassociation.org.
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