#Lord of the Rings

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David Bowie auditioned for Lord of the Rings

Following the death of David Bowie, more and more information has surfaced about his works in progress and his past projects. Up until his passing, the man was writing new songs. He has multiple posthumous albums set for release starting in...


RIP Christopher Lee (1922-2015)

Sir Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93. Lee died in the hospital on Sunday, June 7th, though word of his passing has only reached news outlets today. According to several reports, this was at the request of Lee's wife of more ...


See The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug early and free

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 easy to get excite...


Peter Jackson's Hobbit back in production for pick ups

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 people, really...


The Hobbit: There and Back Again delayed to December 2014

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 and Back Again...


Mondo to release 2 new LOTR posters tomorrow

Mondo continues to deliver the highest quality of specially made movie posters with two new Lord of the Rings posters that they will be debuting tomorrow. The first is titled Precious Cargo by comic artist Paolo Rivera. The second features ...


Featurettes on sound and visual effects in The Hobbit

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 featurettes from Mo...


Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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 than its predec...


13-minute featurette on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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, including how they d...


New Hobbit TV spot and Entertainment Weekly covers

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 midnight shows for...


New Hobbit TV spot has brief glimpses of Smaug

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 morning (aka The...


The Hobbit midnight IMAX posters; stream the film score

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 screening of The Ho...


Latest Hobbit video blog chronicles post-production

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 latest video blog sh...


150 Hobbit pics/Neil Finn's "Song of the Lonely Mountain"

As if the 17 character posters weren't excessive enough, we now have 150 behind-the-scenes Hobbit pics to share with you. Thankfully this is in an embedded gallery rather than individual uploads. (Creating a click-through gallery of 150 ima...


New Hobbit TV spot and images are pretty to look at

As a companion to the other news for The Hobbit that moved at 48 frames per second, we have some new, and pretty, images for the upcoming film (in the gallery below). One of the notable images caught Hugo Weaving in his normal day to day a...


17 character posters for The Hobbit... yeah, buddy, 17

There's overkill and there's überoverkill. When it comes to new posters for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, we've achieved the latter. There were 17 character posters released last week. Yeah, 17, also known as a dumb baker's dozen....


New Hobbit TV spot be mad trolling

A second TV spot has showed up for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It's a nice companion piece to the first Hobbit TV spot, though in this one we get to see some talking trolls. This makes me wonder if any of the trolls in the Lord of t...


There's a Hobbit-themed menu at Denny's for some reason

One year way back when I was an undergrad, I spent a lot of time at Denny's in the wee hours of the morning. It was close to my dorm, it was quiet enough, and it made for great people-watching. Example: one of the waitresses wore sloppy li...


The Hobbit extended edition coming late 2013

Remember when Peter Jackson put out the extended editions of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King a year after each of their respective theatrical releases? It's going to happen again with The Hobbit trilog...


Ten new photos for The Hobbit arrive online

Entertainment Weekly has released ten new photos for Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. We get a good look at a bunch of the character, including the returning Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Martin Freeman ...


Hobbit video blog gives a tour of Stone Street studios

A new video blog has emerged for The Hobbit. This one gets away from the vast sheeplands of New Zealand and heads to controlled environs of Stone Street studios. Originally a paint factory, Peter Jackson bought the location and built a sou...


From Hell: Lord of the Rings With The Beatles

[This week we'll be looking at a few movies mentioned in Tales from Development Hell by David Hughes (Titan Books). The book chronicles the arduous and at times absurd development process that films go through, often leading to that unfortu...


Flix for Short: The Hobbit (1966)

Long thought lost, Gene Deitch's 1966 adaptation of The Hobbit has made its way online. This beautiful and at times psychedelic 12-minute short is like looking through an older relative's favorite picture books. "We had taken some libertie...


RIP Bob Anderson: Princess Bride, Star Wars sword master

Olympic fencer, sword master, and stunt performer Bob Anderson passed away yesterday in an English hospital. He was 89 years old. In his decades in the film industry, Anderson worked with Errol Flynn, helped with stunts and action on severa...


Trailer: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

And behold, 10 years after Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring was released, we now have the first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The film will be out on December 14, 2012. The second and concluding part of this Hobb...


Fantastic Muppets & Tolkien mashup illustrations

Guys, get ready for your mind to be blown. These are some super awesome drawings by various artists that are mashing up J.R.R. Tolkien's famous books (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and -- The Muppets. With glorious results! You...


Mirkwood, a novel about Tolkien, to be adapted to a movie

EMO films have struck a deal with author Steven Hillard to adapt his novel Mirkwood, a fictionalized version of famous Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, into a movie. The book is not a historical account of Tolkien's life by any mean...


The Broship of the Ring

Cartoonist and illustrator Noelle Stevenson has created these awesome Lord of the Rings inspired comics where she re-imagines the movies in modern-day, hipster-ish, bro-ish terms. And I want all of them. They're cute and clever and perfect ...


Evangeline Lilly and Barry Humphries cast in The Hobbit

More Hobbit casting news! We recently learned that Luke Evans was cast to play a spoony Bard and that Benedict Cuuummmmberbatchhhh will be playing the voice of the dreaded dragon Smaug. Well now it's official that Evangeline Lilly has been ...


Benedict Cumberbatch to make Smaug way sexy

I feel a little weird describing a dragon as "sexy," but Benedict Cumberbatch demands such descriptions. Martin Freeman and Sir Ian McKellen previously let slip that the actor would be involved with The Hobbit, but it was just recently reve...


Candy Land movie is like Lord of the Rings

Sometimes you write a headline and then you have to stare at it a while and make sure that you're still alive and that the world hasn't actually gone through the Rapture. This was one of those headlines. Speaking recently about one of Hasbr...


Hobbit and LOTR minimalist poster designs

I like minimalist design. I like the cleanliness of it and the sophisticated simpleness of it. But I think my favorite part of minimalism is the game it encourages to happen between the viewer and the design. For example, my favorite design...


LOTR trilogy to be screened at AMC theaters in June

With the upcoming Blu-ray release of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition in late June 2011, Warner Bros. is planning to re-show all three Lord of the Rings movies in AMC Theaters to rekindle some excitement about the films. The ...


Frodo to appear in The Hobbit, despite not being in the book

Look, I really want to like The Hobbit when it comes out. Peter Jackson did a fantastic job with The Lord of the Rings, and I imagine he'll come through on this project, even if it's been split into two films. But then I hear tell of charac...


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Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"


Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"


American Assassin"American Ass"


It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"


Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"


Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"


The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "


The Hitman's Bodyguard"I won't always love you"


Detroit"History, but not really"


The Dark Tower"The elevator pitch of an epic"


Atomic Blonde"Charlize Theron can fight"


The Emoji Movie"To live is to suffer"


Dunkirk"Take a bow, Mr. Nolan, and cue the appla"


NYAFF Capsule Mrs. K"Who, What, When, Where, and Mostly Why?"


Endless Poetry"A portrait of Jodorowsky as a young poet"


Castlevania (Season1)"That's four! Four episodes! Ha-ha-ha! "


The Little Hours"I lost two of them."


Spider-Man: Homecoming"Third time's the charm"