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Hobbit’s road comes to an end

Hobbit cast poster Brisbane tabloid The Sunday Mail sent writer Neala Johsnon across the pond to New Zealand in June 2013 for a stint on the set of The Hobbit during pick-ups. This article finally popped up in the paper’s mag last weekend.

As The Sunday Mail — especially its longer, feature-style magazine articles — doesn’t really make its way online at all, here’s the article re-typed in full for TORn readers. Beware minor movie spoilers, there are a couple of new lines of movie dialogue below and more information about the situation in the ruins of Dale in the lead up to the final battle. (more…)

Posted in Director news, Evangeline Lilly, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Ian McKellen, Lee Pace, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Production, 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

The Google Chrome Middle-earth map updates!

hobbit-google-chrome The interactive map of Middle-earth created by Google has been updated, complete with locations from both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, as well as videos and quotes from the characters. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, 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, The Hobbit: There and Back Again

The Unexpected Booklet project releases Desolation of Smaug EE fan booklet

UnexpectedBooklet2_640 The Unexpected Booklet project continues with the release of a fan booklet for the Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

TheHutt, editor of the Russian Tolkien site Henneth-Annun.ru, is the brains behind this project — a custom-designed, non-commercial booklet for each of the special editions of the Hobbit, that is consistent with the style established for The Lord of the Rings. (more…)

Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community

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

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

Make your own Hobbit movies wallpaper

hobbit botfa scroll hi-res preview Id you’ve wanted to create your own custom desktop or mobile wallpaper, Twitter skin or Facebook cover or a profile icons, Warner Bros. is making it easy over on their wallpaper generator site.

They’ve stitched together all three of their Hobbit tapestries (one for AUJ, one for DOS and one for BOTFA).

You just hone in on any section you want (although be warned, at full zoom there is a noticeable fall-off in resolution quality — and an increase in jagginess — on some sections) and crop out your desired image.

You can also download the image in full if you so desire. It is a pretty neat Triptych, I have to say. Just click the image below to visit WB’s special site.

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Posted in Hobbit Movie, 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

Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop’s Smaug the Terrible Statue Up For Order

hobbitdossmaugterriblealrg2Today is the day! As we promised you last week, the Smaug the Terrible statue by our friends at Weta Workshop has gone up for order. This was a show stealing piece last year at Comic-Con, and I know many fans including myself have been waiting to get a chance to order this piece. Smaug went up today at 11am PST with a special pre-order price of $699, which is good through January 25th of next year; after that date the price will go up to $749. Another note about the pre-order: when fans place their orders there will be a $100 NRD (Non-Refundable Deposit) at the time of order. Smaug has an edition size of 2000 pieces world-wide, and as per the sign at Comic-Con is due to ship in quarter one of next year. Do not hesitate to order this piece and add what will be a grail into your collection!

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Events, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Weta Collectibles, WETA Workshop

Hobbit Trilogy marathon in U.S. cinemas Monday 12/15

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Want to see The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies a little sooner than December 17th?  Movie theaters around the U.S. will be hosting a Hobbit Trilogy marathon on Monday, December 15th. The trilogy is to be shown in IMAX, and tickets go on sale Friday, November 14th. Tentative showtimes are:  An Unexpected Journey theatrical edition) at 1:00 p.m., The Desolation of Smaug (theatrical edition) at 4:05 p.m., and The Battle of the Five Armies at 7:00 p.m.. Check with your local theater to find out if they’ll be participating and for pricing information.

 

 

Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

How much does The Battle of The Five Armies need to make for The Hobbit to outsell Lord of the Rings at the box office?

Hobbit Smaug Poster I’m not much into box office chest beating, but IB Times has done some interesting number crunching on The Hobbit versus The Lord of the Rings.

Turns out that if The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits $942 million US, the total take for the Hobbit films will top that of Peter Jackson’s three The Lord of the Rings films.

That might seem a lot, but maybe it’s not in a series where the US box office take is becoming less important overall. (more…)

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, 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

Analysing The Battle of The Five Armies preview in The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition

Our friends over El Anillo Unico have assembled this outstanding analysis of the content of The Battle of the Five Armies preview that you can find in Appendix 9 of The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition.

We’re delighted to be able to bring you a full English translation of their thoughts and speculation. Note: any mistakes or errors are mine, not theirs.

Usual warning: SPOILERS ahead. (more…)

Posted in Green Books, Headlines, 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, TheOneRing.net Community

Four of The Hobbits’ dwarves go on Canadian breakfast telly

Just a week or so back Graham McTavish (Dwalin), William Kircher (Bifur), Dean O’Gorman (Fili), and Peter Hambleton (Gloin) went on Canadian breakfast telly to talk about their experiences on the set of The Hobbit in the lead-up to their appearance at the C4 Central Canada Comic Con over the weekend.

It’s a fun interview — made all-the-more amusing by the presenter mixing up who is which character right at the start. Have a watch and see if you pick it up right away. (more…)

Posted in Conventions, Dean O'Gorman, Events, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Peter Hambleton, 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, William Kircher

Hands-on: a review of the Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition digipak

DoSEEDVD TheHutt, chief editor at Henneth-Annun.ru provides us a hands-on look at the digipak for the Special Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. We have to say, with a couple of quibbles that will make hardcore collectors twitch in frustration, it looks pretty awesome.

In fact, as a visual presentation, it’s nearly perfect.

 


A review of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Special Extended Edition DVD Digipak

by Ringer TheHutt

The UK DVD design of the Hobbit Extended Editions is somehow unique. In case one wonders, who would have a use for DVD in the age of Full HD, 3D and iTunes downloads, here’s the answer: collectors. (more…)

Posted in Collectibles, DVDs, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug