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Say hello to Thorin Puppetshield!

ThorinPuppet I love Kermit the Frog to bits, but I think he’s got some competition! Thorin Puppetshield is the work of illustrator, crafter and artist Rosemary Travale, and it’s quite, quite brilliant. Thanks to Ringer MJSpice for the heads-up!

Over the summer I decided I wanted to attempt to make a muppet-style puppet. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to try and when I was joking with a friend that Richard Armitage’s Thorin Oakenshield would make a good muppet, things just sort of came together. In between working on my stop motion thesis film at school this year, I’ve put in some time here and there to finish this!

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit

Warner Bros. full synopsis for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug provides some plot hints?

desolation of smaug poster I can’t recall if this has been previously revealed, but this official synopsis — more complete than the short version currently on The Hobbit website — actually has some really interesting implications if you have a read through and examine who’s listed and (more importantly), who’s not.

As folks observed after the debut of the second Desolation of Smaug trailer, Guillermo del Toro is back in the credits for his work on the screenplay. There’s a co-producer nod for the late Eileen Moran as well. Highlight the space below to read the key omissions, and some fairly hefty spoiler analysis of what those omissions could mean for the movie.

 


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. (more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dean O'Gorman, Evangeline Lilly, Fran Walsh, Graham McTavish, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Howard Shore, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Jed Brophy, John Bell, John Callen, Ken Stott, Lawrence Makoare, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Manu Bennett, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit, William Kircher

Win a copy of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion that has been signed by the cast members!

The Hobbit Visual Companion Our friends at Harper Collins — the publishers of Tolkien in the UK -– tell us that they’re running another competition in addition to their How do you see Smaug? that is on right now.

This new competition offers the chance to win The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion signed by four members the cast — Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Richard Armitage. (more…)

Posted in Books Publications, Cate Blanchett, Collectibles, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Merchandise, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit

Getting to know Jed Brophy

Jed-Brophy01Welcome to this months “Getting to know you” Q&A, this month we’re talking to the one and only, amazingly talented, and all round great guy, Jed Brophy.

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Posted in Adam Brown, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Fans, Graham McTavish, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Jed Brophy, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Zealand, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, TheOneRing.net Community, Viggo Mortensen

In case you haven’t seen the trailer yet, let these lovely gents introduce it to you!

As if we weren’t excited enough about the new The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer, there are some lovely chaps who’d like to share the anticipation with us. The delightful Stephen Fry would like to show you the trailer:

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Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Stephen Fry, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer

Armitage and McTavish recording ADR for Desolation of Smaug

Looks like the cast of The Hobbit are deep in Additional Dialogue Recording (ADR) right now, going by one of Graham McTavish’s (who plays Dwalin) recent tweets. ADR is, of course, used to re-record any original dialogue that wasn’t initially good on set, or wasn’t picked up well by the boom microphones. Thanks to Ringer TheSexyBeard for spotting this story! (more…)

Posted in Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Production, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Birthdays of the week: John Howe, Alan Lee and Richard Armitage!

Happy birthday this week to John Howe and Richard Armitage! (more…)

Posted in Alan Lee, John Howe, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit

What we learned from the Desolation of Smaug Trailer

title cardSo what did we learn from the first “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” trailer? We saw some new characters, the promise of favorite scenes from the book brought to life, and a few departures from existing text. Here is a little round up what was seen and what it all might mean.

 

 

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Posted in Characters, Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Luke Evans, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Trailer, Uncategorized

ALL ABOUT THORIN — Part 6 of Dwarven History on *TORn TUESDAY* Live Webcast Today!

Richard-Armitage-as-Thorin-OakenshieldWelcome to our weekly live webcast — TORn TUESDAY — concluding our popular two month long specials on the History of the Dwarves who undertake the Quest of Erebor.  Today we wrap up with the big bang theory of Dwarven tragedy and honor: it’s all about THORIN OAKENSHIELD (played with great swagger by our very own Richard Armitage). Bring your questions and join us LIVE for a fascinating chat about how this major character brought the story of THE HOBBIT to where it is in the Tolkien universe.

Join us for TORn TUESDAY every week at 5:00PM Pacific: brought to you by host Clifford “Quickbeam” Broadway and producer Justin “I Love Ham” Sewell — as we learn how this magnificent Dwarf suffered and struggled to change his family’s future — and what Peter Jackson & WETA did to help us distinguish his rough and tumble companions from each other (using more than just colored hoods). Our innovative live show includes worldwide fans who join us on the Live Event page with a built-in IRC chat (affectionately known as Barliman’s Chat room). Be part of the fun and mischief every week as we broadcast *live* from Meltdown Comics in the heart of Hollywood, U.S.A.!

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Follow Cliff ‘Quickbeam’ Broadway on Twitter: @quickbeam2000

Posted in Barlimans, Characters, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Miscellaneous, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TORn TUESDAYS Live!

Popcorn Taxis Hobbit Q&A with Richard Armitage

To celebrate the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Australia on May 1st, Popcorn Taxi had a special showing of the film with a Q&A session with Richard Armitage.  RingerSpy and long time message board member, Deleece Cook aka Elven, was lucky enough to attend and sent us the following report on the night.

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Posted in Benedict Cumberbatch, Cast Q&A, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Director news, DVD/Blu-Ray, Elijah Wood, Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, John Howe, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Press Conferences, Richard Armitage, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Richard Armitage interview on the Dan and Maz show

Richard Armitage from ONTD photoshootYesterday afternoon Richard Armitage was interviewed by 2DayFM on the Dan and Maz show.  They discuss how big a Hobbit fan Dan is, The Hobbit movie and then play a game of “Ikea Furniture or Lord of the Rings Character”.  The podcast is in two parts and can be listened to here or you can download the podcast here

 

Posted in Cast Q&A, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, Press Conferences, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Australia delivers with Richard Armitage interview about ‘Hobbit’ as home video released

armitageThe lead actors in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” have done a lot of press so far to support the first of three films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s book. Over and over journalists from around the world hit them with similar questions, all trying to deliver key information for their own audience. TORn friend and Australian film writer Alice Tynan had her shot at Richard Armitage, and wow did she deliver. Their lengthy chat contains some gems such as:

“Yes in the book there are losses; they sustain huge losses. You know Tolkien wrote these books based on his experiences of World War I, and he lost a lot of his friends in those wars. I think taking time to really understand his characters in Bag End was really important. . . . But I think we’ve become quite impatient in the cinema. Gone are the days when you’d sit through 3 ½ hours of Gone With the Wind, and it’s a shame because it’s the director’s prerogative to tell the story that he wants to tell. But I found myself engaged from beginning to end; I find all of the characters fascinating.”

And this:

“Years ago I had visited the memorial museum in Hiroshima and I’d seen what happened, and I had a book, and I took it to New Zealand with me. And, I don’t know, just looking at pictures and getting ideas, because it’s all about sensation: just remembering what that fear was, because we were going to go shoot it. So you just have little flashes: I remember seeing a melted bicycle, and I remember thinking, “Oh yeah, the melted bicycle. A child sat on that bike.” So this is what happened at Erebor: there were women and children there that just got annihilated. I wanted to feel the fear for them.”

They cover a variety of topics including discussion of Tolkien, Peter Jackson and New Zealand. Fans of the actor, the films and the books will all likely appreciate the first installment of the interview while fans in New Zealand and Australia finally get the movie on home video. We will post part two when Tynan does, apparently consisting of Twitter questions. She was also clever enough to embed our own video of Dwarves singing in Bag End, a great way to capture emotion from the film again if you follow the link.

You can find the whole story if you click right here and we recommend you do.

Posted in Barry Humphries, Characters, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Tolkien