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Contest: Win passes to advanced screening of ‘The Hobbit’

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UPDATE: Congrats to Donna C., Glenn O., Drew B., Kristin T., Kate M., Susan M., Eric D., Sam S., Harvey L., Stacey B., Matt M., Austin I., Kate D., Christopher C. and Morgan F. for winning passes to the advanced screening of “The Hobbit!” You will all be contacted shortly via email on how to claim your tickets. Enjoy the movie!


Lord of the Rings fans, rejoice!

From Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the ever-popular masterpiece “The Hobbit,” by J.R.R. Tolkien.

According to the film, “The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the wild.”

We are giving away 15 pairs of movie passes to an advanced screening of the film at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Walden Galleria Regal Cinemas.

For your chance to win, comment on this post below stating your favorite quote from the mischievous Gollum and why. We’ll take quotes from all three “Lord of the Rings” books or movies and from the “The Hobbit.”

From the comments, we will randomly select 15 winners to receive a pair of passes to the advanced screening. Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. on Friday (Dec. 7). All comments must be submitted prior to that date and time.

PLEASE NOTE: These are advanced passes and do not guarantee a seat for the screening. Seating for this film is first come, first serve so please plan on arriving early if you attend. The theatre is overbooked to ensure a full house.

Winners must be able to pick up their passes from the Buffalo News Office (One News Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14240) at the corner of Scott St. and Washington St. in downtown Buffalo before 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. Good luck to all the entrants!

If you want them, COME AND CLAIM THEM.

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  1. Sweet T December 04, 2012 @ 12:52pm

    Fat hobbit is always so polite.

  2. Susan Maher December 04, 2012 @ 1:19pm

    “We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false! ”  It sounds like something a WNYer would say ;)

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  3. Susan Maher December 04, 2012 @ 1:22pm

    “We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!”  Sounds like something a WNYer would say ;)

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  4. Susan Maher December 04, 2012 @ 1:23pm

    “We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!”  sounds like something a WNYer would say ;)

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  5. Susan Maher December 04, 2012 @ 1:25pm

    We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!” sounds like something a WNYer would say :)

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  6. Susan Maher December 04, 2012 @ 1:28pm

    We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!” sounds like something a WNYer would say :)

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  7. Bill Powers December 04, 2012 @ 1:35pm

    “My Precious!”

  8. Susan Maher December 04, 2012 @ 1:37pm

    We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!” sounds like something a WNYer would say :)

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  9. Susan Maher December 04, 2012 @ 1:41pm

    We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!” sounds like something a WNYer would say :)

    Susan Maher's avatar
  10. Rebecca Krause-Watts December 04, 2012 @ 2:07pm

    precious oohs my precious!

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  11. Eileen Harnisch December 04, 2012 @ 4:14pm

    “Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.” (Gildor, Lord of the Rings, Book 1).
    A reminder not to mess with them! :)

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  12. Christopher Seymour December 04, 2012 @ 4:53pm

    Absolutely no question “What’s Taters, precious?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCScchHXK_Y

    Boil em mash em stick em in a stew boil em mash em stick em in a stew

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  13. Eric J. DesSoye December 04, 2012 @ 7:25pm

    “Smeagol.  Why did you cry Smeagol?”

    Gollum is essentially taunting himself, or at the very least his alter ego, in this quote.  It demonstrates how deeply rooted his inner conflict is and what a truly disturbed individual he is.

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  14. Eric J. DesSoye December 04, 2012 @ 7:31pm

    “Smeagol.  Why did you cry, Smeagol.”

    Gollum here is pretty much taunting himself, demonstrating how his internal battle is as intense as the grander battle for Middle Earth itself in which he plays such an unwitting, yet integral part.

    Eric J. DesSoye's avatar
  15. Vudu Johnson December 04, 2012 @ 9:24pm

    YOU SHALL NOT PASS!

    but…you shall give me passes.  Sauron commands it.

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  16. a tramp abroad December 04, 2012 @ 9:30pm

    “Sneaky little hobbitses!” Its awesome because if you say hobbitses five times fast, you actually sound like Gollum.

  17. a tramp abroad December 04, 2012 @ 9:32pm

    “Sneaky little hobbitses!” Its awesome because if you say hobbitses five times fast, you actually sound like Gollum.

  18. Morgan Fel Scheuttle December 04, 2012 @ 10:10pm

    “Alive without breath; As cold as death; Never thirsting, ever drinking; Clad in mail never clinking. Drowns on dry land, Thinks an Island Is a mountain; Thinks a fountain Is a puff of air. So sleek, so fair! What a joy to meet! We only wish To catch a fish, So juicy-sweet!”
    Nothing quite like gollum/smeagol’s creepy yet adorableness.  A solid look into him being both completely insane yet oddly intelligent and poetic!

    Morgan Fel Scheuttle's avatar
  19. Morgan Fel Scheuttle December 04, 2012 @ 10:26pm

    “Alive without breath; As cold as death; Never thirsting, ever drinking; Clad in mail never clinking. Drowns on dry land, Thinks an Island Is a mountain; Thinks a fountain Is a puff of air. So sleek, so fair! What a joy to meet! We only wish To catch a fish, So juicy-sweet!”
    Nothing quite like gollum/smeagol’s creepy yet adorableness.  A solid look into him being both completely insane yet oddly intelligent and poetic!

    Morgan Fel Scheuttle's avatar
  20. Sam Scarcello December 04, 2012 @ 11:19pm

    The rock and pool, is nice and cool, so juicy sweet. Our only wish, to catch a fish, so juicy sweet.

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