The Hobbit

Care to see the Lord of the Rings again?
When Peter Jackson announced that he'd be stretching The Hobbit into three movies I was a bit wary, but excited. While the book itself could have easily been put into one, maybe two, films there's enough lore in the worl... read feature

Stephen of the Rings

Stephen Colbert is just the best person


Dec 11
I mean, who else would dress up as Hobbit characters to promote The Battle of the Five Armies or defend funky lightsabers? Truly a king among us.  [via EW] read

See The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies early and free


Washington DC screening
Dec 01
Do I even have to intro this one? Are you actually still reading? If you are you've probably missed out on the passes. The Hobbit is kind of popular and our passes are going to go quick since the link is just sitting the... read
Basically a three hour fight scene
While the previous two Hobbit films have been great I don't think they really lived up to the grandeur of the Lord of the Rings films. However, with this new full length trailer landing for The Hobbit: The Battle o... read feature

The Hobbit 3 posters

Here are several posters for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


Oct 16
"The Defining Chapter" lol  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has five armies and possibly a battle December 17th.  [via Twitter] read
Good thing this is the last one, the titles are getting longer
I love how they're claiming The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is "The Defining Chapter" in the story since the book itself is only a fraction of all of this. In what is most likely the most bloated title of the serie... read feature

Here's the plot of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies


Because the name isn't obvious enough
Jul 14
You might think you know what The Battle of Five Armies is about, but do you really? The Hobbit is only a short children's book after all and yet there's another 2-plus hour long epic coming that takes its plot and ... read
Book? What book?
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey blew me away when I caught it in theaters and I gave it an appropriately high score because of that. It was truly stunning and another epic coming from Peter Jackson, but upon re-watchin... read feature

George Orwell‘s Animal Farm Hitting the Big screen 2014


May the Mo Cap flow.
Dec 09
George Orwell‘s Animal Farm is going to be adapted by Andy Serkis and the power of Mo-Cap, set to be released in 2014. The name should ring a bell from his work in Lord of the Rings, Rise of the... read

See The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug early and free


Washington DC and Baltimore screening
Dec 02
After The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey turned out to be fun, but chock full of needless padding it became clear that it might not have been the best idea to stretch the book out into three films. However, it's still eas... read
Denny's Hobbit Menu 2

Denny's Hobbit Menu gets a sequel


OH NOOOO
Nov 07
Yup, that's right. The artery clogging, bad cholesterol inducing Hobbit Menu at Denny's has returned for a sequel. To celebrate upcoming release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Denny's is doing a second run of their m... read
New Releases

New Releases, week of 11/9/13: Grown Hobbits Edition


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition, White House Down, Grown Ups 2 and more on DVD/Blu-ray
Nov 05
This week's home video releases are especially important if you're interested in sequels or TV show box sets for the upcoming holiday. First off, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition hits home video ju... read
The Hobbit 2 Trailer

Third trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


Plus eight new posters!
Nov 05
This newest trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a bit different from the previous one. The footage is mostly the same (maybe two or three different scenes), but the dialogue is cut much differently. There are ... read
The Simpsons

The Simpsons also did a Hobbit couch gag


Simpsons did it.
Nov 01
Now that I'm News Editor of this fair site, expect a lot more plugs for The Simpsons than usual (although it still won't be for just anything). For instance the last time a cough gag was featured here, it was directed by Gui... read

Desolation of Smaug trailer reveals Smaug's voice


Also re-reveals Legolas' dreamy eyes
Oct 01
I actually came out of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey really enjoying it, but I do admit it had its flaws. One of which was that it felt really stretched over a thin plot. I don't think the second film, The Desolatio... read
There be dragons
While The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey didn't necessarily blow everyone away (I liked it, Hubert not as much) that doesn't mean we can't be excited for the next entry in the series. Here we get our first look at The De... read feature

Peter Jackson's Hobbit back in production for pick ups


The cast and crew have reuinited for a few more weeks of shooting
May 20
It's been a little while since we last heard about the next two Hobbit movies, The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again. Even though I had some issues with The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey (Matt, like the majority of... read
C.R.E.A.M

The Hobbit has now made one BILLION dollars worldwide


Mar 05
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has done pretty well for itself given its mixed reviews. Looks like the decision to turn a singular book into a trilogy has paid off since The Hobbit became the 15th film in history (for refe... read

The Hobbit: There and Back Again delayed to December 2014


Peter Jackson's trilogy capper moves from summer to winter
Mar 01
When The Hobbit went from a pair of movies to a trilogy, the original plan was to release The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 12, 2012, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on December 13, 2013, and The Hobbit: There... read

These Hobbit PSAs advocate equal treatment for Balrogs


Jan 23
Dorkly has mocked up a few PSA posters for the folks of Middle Earth and the results are pretty funny. My favorite is in the header, but a close second has to be the "No Elevensies" poster (a reference to that heart stammerin... read

Let Gary Busey explain exactly what Hobbits are


"Pray for the best, prepare for the worst. Here comes the Hobbits."
Jan 21
Did you see those short guys with hairy feet in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and think, "just what the hell are these guys?" Lucky for you, Gary Busey knows exactly what they are and took time out of his busy schedul... read

Flix for Short: The Office: An Unexpected Journey


The Office UK + The Hobbit = Something better than the Peter Jackson movie
Jan 07
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey continues to thrive at the box office. While I had a lot of problems with the film's flabby storytelling, there was one thing about the movie that was perfect: Martin Freeman... read

Crazy man eats entire Denny's Hobbit Menu in one sitting


Dec 31
Some crazy man named Jamie "The Bear" McDonald has eaten the entire Denny's Hobbit Menu in one sitting. An absurd amount of food that two giant manly men could only eat about a third of without slowly dying.  Seriously, pray for this man. Pray for his poor, poor insides.  [Jamie McDonald, via io9] read

Featurettes on sound and visual effects in The Hobbit


Dec 18
While I had issues with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for its flabby storytelling, the film has set the box office on fire and I did at least appreciate lots of choices in production design. These two feat... read
Middle Earth is far from middling
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is in a really tough spot. The film is the follow up to what is pretty much the most epic trilogy in film history. Plus, being based on a children's book and having a smaller story ... read feature

New Lord of the Rings posters by Olly Moss are awesome


Dec 12
In celebration of everyone's return to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey coming to theaters this week, Mondo - the collectible movie art division of Texas' The Alamo Drafthouse - will be releasing two brand ... read
"You shall not pass...through my arteries gracefully."
[Snaxist is all about the food. Specifically, movie endorsed food. We'll stuff our faces, destroy our bodies, point out why or why not eating endorsed foods is a good idea, and write about it all for your entertainment!] ... read feature

Final TV spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


I promise this is the last one
Dec 11
With the trailers, the posters, the pics, the featurette, and the other TV spots, there has been a whole slew of content for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Well friends, it looks like we've finally reache... read

List of theaters w/ the Star Trek Into Darkness prologue


IMAX theaters where you can see the nine-minute preview
Dec 07
We had our first taste of Star Trek Into Darkness this week, but we'll be getting much more next week. A nine-minute prologue for the film is attached to IMAX screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (Non-IMAX Hobbit ... read

13-minute featurette on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


New footage of Peter Jackson and company in this behind-the-scenes video
Dec 07
We're one week away from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and if you're looking for some new footage to get you hyped, here's a 13-minute featurette for the film via Warner Bros. Belgium. It's got loads of new stuff, inclu... read

Update: First image from third Hobbit movie released


Dec 07
Update: EW did things a bit backwards they've released an image from the second film The Desolation of Smaug after releasing the image from the third film. As you can see below, it confirms the existence of gold in the f... read

New Hobbit TV spot and Entertainment Weekly covers


Dec 06
For some reason it hasn't quite dawned on me that I'll be seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey next week at midnight. The original Lord of the Rings Trilogy came out when I was in college, and I remember going to the mid... read

New Hobbit TV spot has brief glimpses of Smaug


Dec 03
The latest TV spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey features a few scant shots of Smaug. And I mean very scant. He just swoops in and destroys stuff, sort of like what he did in the Star Trek Into Darkness poster this m... read

The Hobbit midnight IMAX posters; stream the film score


Nov 30
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be out in two weeks, if you can believe it. And so the hype machine continues with a new TV spot and lots of other keen things. First of all, if you're attending a midnight 3D IMAX scre... read

Update: Tickets are all gone! If you entered on Twitter make sure to check your direct messages. Sorry if you didn't get one, but we'll be doing more giveaways for other movies in the future so stick around. It's al... read feature

Latest Hobbit video blog chronicles post-production


Nov 26
It's crunch time for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (Not to be confused with second diabetes time.) With the release date looming, Peter Jackson and his Weta Workshop hordes are hustling to finish the picture. This lates... read

The Hobbit to feature a new Wolverine trailer also


Nov 20
Even if you're like me and aren't the most interested in The Hobbit releasing a few weeks from now, here's another reason to plant your butt in those seats. Along with a Star Trek Into Darkness prologue, new trailers for Man ... read

Working with green screens makes Sir Ian McKellen cry


Seriously.
Nov 19
If you were looking for yet another reason to hate green screens (other than the fact that they are terrible), here's a damn good one: they literally made Sir Ian McKellen cry. While filming on the set of The Hobbit, McKellen... read

27 animals died while The Hobbit was made, says wranglers


Nov 19
According to an article from The Atlantic Wire, which in turn gathered information from Associated Press' Nick Perry, the animal wranglers on the set of The Hobbit claimed that 27 animals had died in the "death trap" of a far... read

Star Trek Into Darkness trailer attached to The Hobbit


Nov 19
Last week we mentioned that a nine-minute prologue for Star Trek Into Darkness will screen with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in IMAX 3D. Turns out The Hobbit will get you a Trek fix no matter what format you see it in. F... read






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