Book Review: The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien

Just as every great story has a beginning, every great story also has a great ending. The difficulty with the last book in a series or in the season finale of a television show is that you don’t want the story to end just yet; and you hope beyond hope that the writers will be able to wrap everything up and give you a satisfying … Continue reading Book Review: The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien

Movie Review: The Fellowship of the Ring (Theatrical + Extended Cuts) (Spoilers!)

As a fan of fantasy literature, I have always been wary about books being adapted into films, especially if the books are close to my heart, and if they are literary masterpieces. By the time it was 2001, Hollywood wasn’t quite sure to make of director Peter Jackson’s attempt to adapt JRR Tolkien’s literary masterpiece, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, to the silver screen. … Continue reading Movie Review: The Fellowship of the Ring (Theatrical + Extended Cuts) (Spoilers!)

The Kat’s Guide: A Quick Guide to “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy (Movie + Books)

For most fans of the fantasy genre, whether it be in literature or cinema, there is no denying that JRR Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy is the best of the genre. In the realm of fantasy literature, this epic story defined it and influenced authors who would go on to create epic works of fantasy of their own; and in the realm of … Continue reading The Kat’s Guide: A Quick Guide to “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy (Movie + Books)