Please forgive me for not posting anything over the last hour. I ran down to Joe’s American Bar (Dartmouth and Newbury) to hoist a glass over the news that Peter Jackson and New Line have buried the hatchet and announced that J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Hobbit is going to be made into two films. This will give me posting material for the next two or three years. I would have even more to work with (i.e., bounce off) if Steven Spielberg were involved as an exec producer. The only bummer, according to Variety‘s Michael Fleming, is that Sam Raimi may direct instead of Jackson.