Archive for the ‘The Hobbit’ Category
Editor Note: Our latest staff review comes from staffer Arwen.
As a word of warning, Arwen’s review has SPOILERS from the very beginning. If you are avoiding spoilers of any type, please know — you have been warned!
Posted in Film Screenings, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Media Reviews, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Following on from our review by Aragorn the Elfstone, of the Desolation of Smaug special edition soundtrack, our Happy Hobbits and Cliff “Quickbeam” Broadway were lucky enough to go to Water Tower Music and have an exclusive preview of The Hobbit DOS soundtrack! Purple packaging, unlockable videos, and Howard Shore’s triumphant return to Middle-earth!
Enjoy 10 minutes of the extended soundtrack now!
Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Merchandise, Music, soundtrack, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community
Howard Shore’s score for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was, for many of us, a nostalgic trip back to Middle-earth. Regardless of the differences between some of the music on the album and the final film,
the score brought us back comfortably to musical territory that we knew – while also setting up a number of themes that would come back full force in the next films.
Let me tell you – if any of you were hoping for more original material from Mr. Shore, you’ve got your wish. In spades. (more…)
Posted in Ed Sheeran, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, MGM, Miscellaneous, Music, New Line Cinema, soundtrack, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tolkien, Warner Bros.
Thanks to all who entered our competition to win an exclusive Hobbit collectible from the good folks at Trendsetter/Film Cells Ltd. We had well over a thousand entries! Congratulations to our winner, Cyra – enjoy your prize!
For those who didn’t win, Film Cells Ltd are still offering their special 10% discount on all Lord of the Rings and Hobbit collectibles at their website, just for TheOneRing,net’s readers! Enter this code at checkout: 1RING2013 The code is valid until December 24th. (Within the US there is also an offer for free shipping – use the code FREESHIP.)
[Click here to shop at Film Cells Ltd or visit their facebook page here]
Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Contests, Events, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit
MSN UK are going to be chatting with Bilbo Baggins himself, and they want YOU to ask him a question. They are looking for the world’s biggest fans to pose questions via Skype; the best and most creative questions will then be shown to Martin Freeman, for him to answer. The only criteria for entry is that you must be 15 or older; and the deadline for questions to be submitted (via Skype’s video messaging tool) is TODAY (Wednesday 11th) at 6pm GMT – that’s 6pm in the UK. So get those thinking caps on and put your question to everyone’s favourite burglar!
The interview will take place tomorrow (Thursday 12th); we’ll share MSN’s video with you after it’s happened, so you can see if your question was chosen!
Click here for all details on how to record your question.
Posted in Contests, Events, Hobbit Movie, Martin Freeman, The Hobbit
We promised you it was coming – here is it! The best present you could buy – for yourself or for the Middle-earth fan in your life!
This is your chance to bid on an exclusive There… And Back Again Poster signed by 31 of The Hobbit cast members! Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom - they’re all on here, with many more. The signatures were gathered when the cast were filming down in New Zealand; 3Foot7 then generously donated the poster to TORn, to support the website.
Get your hands on this incredible, exclusive collectible! The ebay auction can be found here.
UPDATE! The Auction for The Hobbit Poster was completed 6 1/2 hrs after it started with a Buy It Now purchase of $10,000! This is an incredibly generous gift for TheOneRing.net and will help SO MUCH! Our deepest gratitude and praise to the Winning Bidder. (more…)
Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Other Events, Posters Prints, Shop, The Hobbit
A mere two days ahead of the film’s U.S. release, we have, for your viewing, a new
Posted in Ed Sheeran, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, MGM, Miscellaneous, Music, New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson, soundtrack, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer, Warner Bros.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug TV Spot. This latest spot features several new shots and uses singer Ed Sheeran’s closing credits song “I See Fire”. Check just below to watch it in High Definition, courtesy of Warner Brothers UK Trailers’ YouTube page. (more…)
Fresh off the world premiere of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” in Los Angeles, set designer Ra Vincent and TORn staffer Larry D. Curtis (MrCere) talk Hobbit with Fictional Frontiers. Vincent was on hand to help decorate the portions of sets visible in press and fan effort “The Book of New Zealand” and attend the big Hollywood screening of the film in the Dolby Theater.
Our MrCere was on hand at the premiere as well to conduct lots of interviews with cast and crew and support our team in Los Angeles and was asked to share his observations and even a review of the film. Fictional Frontiers is a show dedicated to a serious discussion of genre entertainment, television, film and literature. The episode also features Tara Bennett (no relation of Manu) East Coast Editor of SFX Magazine. You can listen to the full episode RIGHT HERE!.
Posted in Crew News, Events, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Premieres, Production, Ra Vincent, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
So if you are like most visitors to TheOneRing.net, you probably have already purchased your tickets for the midnight viewing of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. But what about that second viewing on Friday? Well, we’ve used our Smaug-esque pull and snagged you all an exclusive coupon good for $1 OFF your ticket purchase through Fandango.com.
The code is THEONERING and is good for $1 off the purchase of 2 tickets to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug for Thursday and Friday shows. This is valid for the Double Feature, IMAX 3D, Real 3D, and 35mm shows. On your checkout screen, scroll down the page to the area marked ‘Promo Code’ and click on those words to reveal the form where you enter ‘THEONERING.’
So snag your extra tickets and don’t forget to tell your friends! This code is good for anyone!
Buy your tickets to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug now!
Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit
Tolkien fans come from all walks of life and most of us can’t resist sharing our passion for Middle-earth. Amid the excitement of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘s release, the creative Natalie Grigson at the real estate blog Movoto has come up with something charming. Looks like Erebor wasn’t all Thorin hoped it would be and he’s selling it to unsuspecting buyers… or could it be that this is all a ploy to have a stranger test the dragon for him?! [See the Listing]
Posted in Creations, Fans, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tolkien
Have you ever wanted to play an instrument and thought it was too hard? After attempting to learn several, I discovered a hobbit-sized string instrument that is as simple as it is fun, and found myself making music in no time! Join me as I seek audience with a local Dwarven king who not only crafts such instruments, but also carves and paints and spends his life as a wandering tinker (as a true exiled dwarf would)!
Posted in Fans, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
To the Death – Eowyn and Nazgul
Rare and Unique Items from Greg and Tim Hildebrandt Available Now!
Back in the 1970′s Greg and Tim Hildebrandt created 3 Tolkien themed calendars for Ballantine Books, beginning around the time of the 25th anniversary of the publishing of ‘The Lord of the Rings’. During this resurgence of popularity for Tolkien’s collective works, those calendars provided an entire generation’s vision of Middle-earth and all the characters within. Since the release of those calendars, very few alternative versions of those images have been available outside of the calendars and a few art books. Greg and Tim were always very particular about the quality of how their art was showcased. That is all changing, much of this work is now being released in multiple formats that meet with Greg’s exacting standards. (more…)
Posted in Artwork, Books, Books Publications, Calendar, Calendars, Calendars, Characters, Collectibles, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Hobbit Book, J.R.R. Tolkien, LotR Books, Miscellaneous, Other Merchandise, Posters Prints, Return of the King, Shop, The Hobbit, The Two Towers, Tolkien