Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Originally posted on MovieBabble:
Disney has taken it upon themselves to give all their classic stories a face lift by making them into live-action films.  The next one on the list may just be the most popular Disney story of all: Beauty and the Beast.  The following review will be spoiler free. Beauty and the…

Snow-Trolls and Stone-Giants in Middle-earth

Originally posted on A Tolkienist's Perspective:
The evidence for the existence of both snow-rolls and stone-giants haunting the deep, shadowy passes of Middle-earth is, at best, poor. To begin with, we have a stronger argument in favour of giants. Mentioned several times in The Hobbit, there is an obscure passage during the Dwarves’ journey…