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Why The Desolation of Smaug Is Peter Jackson’s Phantom Menace

By Emir Pasanovic I have been angry for the past week and the following extensive review of the second installation of the Hobbit trilogy reflects that anger. I won’t talk about the high frame rate but there will be LOTS …

First Trailer For The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

And, yes, they show off the Dragon. Well, his head, anyway. Which was the bit we never really got to see last time.

Tauriel Takes Aim – First Official Image Of The New Hobbit Character Created Just For The Movies

Evangeline Lilly is prepared for whatever audience reaction greets Tauriel, her newly-created character in the next Hobbit film, The Desolation of Smaug.

Rumour: Are Universal Planning A Middle Earth Theme Park?

And word of a real Middle Earth tourist attraction you can visit today.

I’ve Seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey And Want To Tell You About It

My first impressions of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Latest, Greatest Hobbit Videoblog Digs Into Post Production, Goblin-Town

The Goblin-town stuff is my favourite. All of it.

Trailer: The Hobbit, As Made By Schoolkids

Why not make a version of The Hobbit when you’re Hobbit-sized. Makes sense to me.

Video: More New Footage Turns The Hobbit Trailer Into A Choose Your Own Adventure

Interactivity in The Shire with all new footage.

New Hobbit Photos Kick Off Tolkien Week

We’ll have a new trailer on Wednesday, but first – groovy new pics.

Benedict Cumberbatch Reveals The Teasing Introduction Of Smaug To The Hobbit Movies

Plus: “I hope Smaug gets to keep Ben’s beautiful eyes”

Hobbit To Receive Only A “Select” Release At 48FPS, And That’s A Bad Thing

A kind of sentimentality is getting in the way again.

Peter Jackson Really Is Planning A Third Hobbit Movie After All

It was rumoured then rebuffed but now it’s on the table again, thanks to some very credible reporting. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. will let Peter Jackson go back on set, shoot some more for The Hobbit and …

First Look At Weta’s Trolls For The Hobbit, Fresh From Comic-Con

Hello big boys.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Appears To Have Been Delayed, At The Very Least In Britain

A new release date for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has started popping up all over the place. Instead of December 14th, we’re now seeing December 26th.

Does This Lord Of The Rings Family Tree Teach Us Anything About Gender Representation In Middle Earth?

Or will we get a better idea from the Tea Party’s Christine O’Donnell…?

Billy Connolly Is A Late Addition To The Cast Of The Hobbit, So Here’s His Routine About A Dwarf

My hunch is that Peter Jackson’s casting agent really likes British comedy. Indeed, I believe that Bill Bailey, Johnny Vegas and Alan Davies all auditioned for The Lord of the Rings, or The Hobbit or both, but none of them won a role. But the Big Yin did.

VIDEO: Long Lost Animated Version Of The Hobbit, As Made In Under A Month

Recently hauled out of the vaults and uploaded to the internet is a most interesting short animation based upon The Hobbit. It was animated and edited within a single month by Gene Deitch… but why in such a hurry? You …

Mirkwood Will Be Part Fantasy, Part Tolkien Biopic

Author Steve Hillard has reached an agreement with the infamously protective Tolkien estate that will now see, after some initial fears, his novel Mirkwood make it to publication and what’s more, he’s signed a deal that will see the book …