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Hobbit premieres round the world: where, when and competitions to win tix!

Hobbit_3_Horizontal_Teaser There are a bunch of premieres happening round the world next month for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Here are the ones we know of so far, plus details for a few competitions to win tickets to attend! Often, tickets to premieres are not available to the general public. But Paris and Brazil seems to be a exceptions this time round. (more…)

Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Premieres, The Hobbit

The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies spoiler rumours are false

HBT3-fs-340682.DNG There are a number of wild rumours that have begun swirling about the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

These all seem to emanate from an anonymous poster on the internet messageboard 4Chan who claims to have seen an almost final cut of the film. Considering that around 150 folks saw a rough cut with Peter Jackson in New Zealand just a week and a bit ago, some have assumed that it must be a fan contest winner. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

All the trailer footage from The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies in chronological order

vlcsnap-2014-11-07-05h49m41s22This is pretty cool. Have a look at this speculative re-arrangement from Sammpo Alternative Channel of all the trailer and teaser and TV spots footage for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies rearranged into what might — or might not — be chronological viewing order.

Accuracy may be arguable, but this could be quite close to a short summary of the film. If you’re not avoiding spoilers have a look, and leave your thoughts below in the comments! (more…)

Posted in Creations, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

New still image of Bain son of Bard

Our friends at El Anillo Unico have posted up a new still from The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. The image shows Bain, son of Bard, pensively walking the shore of the Long Lake in the aftermath of Smaug’s attack on Lake-town as the refugees attempt to recover.

Interestingly, none of his family appear to be nearby. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Poll: which of the six ending songs from The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings is your favourite?

Ringfrodo Now that the final ending song of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films — Billy Boyd’s The last goodbye — is officially out for us all to listen to, it’s time for a poll.

So, without further ado, vote below and tell us which is your favourite of all the six ending songs from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. If you need to refresh you’re memory, we’ve also embedded each of the six below for your listening pleasure.

Happy voting! (more…)

Posted in Billy Boyd, Ed Sheeran, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Free shipping today only on the winning official Hobbit t-shirt designs

Warner Bros. has chosen its official Opening Date shirts for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Check them out below.

Also, TheOneRing.net readers can get free shipping on these shirts today between 10am PT/1pm ET and 3pm PT/6pm ET. Just click here, or on the image below. (more…)

Posted in Clothing, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Howard Shore talks about The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings scores

Production Video Howard Shore Last week, Howard Shore received the Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference.

The acclaimed composer chatted with Billboard about his long career and a collaboratin with Peter Jackson that now spans more than 21 hours of recorded music and — count them — more than 100 individual lietmotifs. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, The Hobbit

Could the Black Arrow actually kill a dragon?

Desolation_-_Bard_poster Over on Wired, Rhett Allain from Southeastern Louisiana University (who has previously analysed the length of the Balrog’s whip) has turned his number-crunching ability to another thorny problem if Middle-earth physics — could the Black Arrow of the movie actually exert enough force to slay Smaug?

(Of course, it does so because it does so … no additional explanation is needed. But I love that Rhett is using it as a starting point to teach folks about maths and physics.) (more…)

Posted in Green Books, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Five high-resolution stills from The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies

You’ve seen these photos before, but not, I think at this sort of resolution. So without further ado, here are five super high-res stills from The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies. I don’t think any of them have been scaled up, but it was WB. Just click the image to get each image in full-resolution.

Really liking the Thranduil one, myself. Thanks to Ringer Bellerophon for the heads-up.
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Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Yet more film spoilers from the Five Armies movie tie-in books

XXX HOBBIT-BATTLE-FIVE-ARMIES-MOV-JY-1157-.JPG A ENT Our staff have been doing a little bit of digging through the various movie tie-in books that have just been released for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and have come up with a few more nuggets of gold to keep us all thinking.

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Posted in Books Publications, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Play Warner Bros. free Hobbit game: “Orc Attack”

This is pretty fun! Choose from Bard, Tauriel or Legolas, then go hunting orcs and wargs with your bow and arrow. You’ve got to be accurate though — you have only a limited number of arrows to take down your opponents. And they shoot back (the wargs will bite at you), so you have to be quick! (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Studios, The Hobbit, Warner Bros.

Watch all seven TV spots for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Hobbit cast poster Even more TV spots! Thankfully, someone has put them all together in a single four-minute youtube vid for easier watching.

There are six 30-second spots and a single 60-second spot called Defiance. One 30-second spot seems to be missing a name but I can’t work out which it is. (more…)

Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies