Reports continue to come in via our discussion board members of new TV spots showing tonight. These are in addition to the new spot featuring glimpses of Smaug that we reported on here. One new commercial was spotted on Fox 2 during Glee and contains a few new seconds of footage between Galadriel and Gandalf. The other spot contains more Riddles in the Dark footage between Bilbo and Gollum and was seen on ABC during Last Resort. Warner Bros. continues to tease us by inserting bits of new footage between scenes we’ve already seen – and we love it! All we can say is: keep the TV ads coming.Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, Television, The Hobbit
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Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report will present four nights of Hobbit-themed programming (Dec. 3 to Dec. 6), pegged to the Dec. 14 release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, EW has learned. Guests will include stars Ian McKellan (Dec. 3), Martin Freeman (Dec. 4) and Andy Serkis (Dec. 6), along with director Peter Jackson (Dec. 5). Said Colbert in a statement: “Elen sila lumenn‘ omentielvo*… I mean that sincerely.” For those of you who aren’t quite fluent in Elvish, that means, “a star shines on the hour of our meeting.” Read more…Posted in Andy Serkis, Director news, Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson, Television, The Hobbit
Warner Bros. officially released The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey TV spot #8 today. For those who have seen all of the other TV spots and/or the movie trailers, the 32 second spot doesn’t present anything new, but who’s going to pass up watching 32 more seconds of Hobbit-goodness? Speaking of new footage, however, discussion board members who watched the Charlie Brown Christmas special on ABC in the states last night are reporting that they got a glimpse of (Highlight for spoiler) Smaug’s tail hurling what looked to be a fireball towards what looked to be Dale in a TV spot run during that show. So, keep your eyes peeled, and in the mean time, enjoy the latest TV spot!Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Television, The Hobbit
Here’s a great interview with our own Erica Challis, a.k.a. Tehanu. One of the founders of TORn, Erica was on hand at the premier party sponsored jointly by Red Carpet Tours and TheOneRing.net. The interview hits at the heart of what makes all Tolkien fans love The Hobbit. Well done, Erica!
Watch the video on the 3 News NZ site here.Posted in Events, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Television, The Hobbit
Ringer Mr BBi managed to record cast interviews from yesterday off the satellite for channels 7 & 9 in Australia. Cast members interviewed include Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Sir Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens. Most of the interviews are a respectable 4-5 minutes each. Check them out!
Posted in Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Director news, Elijah Wood, Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hugo Weaving, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage, Television, The Hobbit
A sneak preview from The Hobbit that aired on the SyFy channel during the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. is now available online. The 41 second clip shows a nice interchange between Gandalf and Bilbo as they explore the treasures found in the cave of the three trolls and Bilbo gets a very nice and valuable gift indeed!Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Television, The Hobbit
Are you by chance going to be in or near New York on December 4? If the answer is yes, you can get free tickets to Anderson Live where they will be interviewing cast members from “The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey.” According to andersoncooper.com: the taping will occur in the afternoon and air at a later date. Arrival time is 11:45am and the show will last about 3 hours. If anyone is interested all they have to do is email Tickets@andersoncooper.com with “The Hobbit Tickets” on the subject header. Please make sure to include there full name, # of tickets and a contact # and we will send you tickets asap. The studio age is 16 and older and anyone under the age of 18 must be with a parent or guardian. Our studios are in NYC on West 57th between 10th and 11th avenue.Posted in Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Television, The Hobbit
Tonight’s episode of “The Amazing Race” in the U.S. featured an ad announcing a special “sneak peek” of “The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey” to be featured during this week’s episode of “Survivor: Philippines.” No details on what, exactly, will be included, but based on similar ‘sneak peeks’ it’s not unreasonable to expect at least some new footage. We can only hope! Survivor airs Wednesday nights on CBS at 8:00 p.m. EST and PST, and 7:00 p.m. CST and MST.Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Television, The Hobbit
The 6th Hobbit TV spot is up on the official movie blog. While only 33 seconds long, we get some new dialogue between Bilbo and Thorin and a few new shots to go with it. Check it out here!
Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Television, Trailer
The CBS “Sunday Morning” variety news show had a nice interview with Elijah Wood this weekend. It included a short retrospective of much of his entire career from his debut with a small part in “Back to the Future II” (remember that?) to his current role in the TV series “Wilfred.” They also touched quite a bit on his role as Frodo in “The Lord of the Rings” and in the upcoming Hobbit movies; oh, and his love of music and food! Follow the link for a transcript – it’s definitely worth a read. Read More….Posted in Elijah Wood, Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Television
Thirty-nine years ago today, our beloved professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, passed away at the age of 81. Among his many legacies are the books, ”The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” that have brought so much joy to so many people, including us. This morning, the variety news show “Sunday Morning” which airs weekly on CBS in the U.S., did a small segment in tribute to Tolkien. Message board member Magpie caught it and alerted us to it, and we wanted to share it with you:
Posted in J.R.R. Tolkien, LotR Books, LotR Movies, Television, Tolkien
Rest in peace, dear professor. Read more…
Ever wanted to know, what a Wellington Movie tour is like? Check out this episode on German TV, the story on Lord-of-the-Rings and Hobbit fans starts around 10:50. Treetop Media and their team followed a group of die-hard-fans to several film locations and the WETA Cave. They also filmed the Hobbit casting in Wellington, which caused major traffic jams on the motorways. Produced by www.treetopmedia.co.nzPosted in New Zealand, Television, Tours