Dan Hennah, Academy Award winner and nominee just last year, talked about Middle-earth movies and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” with TheOneRing.net last week while he stood inside the re-creation of Beorn’s house! Hennah and his wife Chris run the Art Department of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies and from concept to shoot day, makes the items and sets happen. He is a pretty incredible guy, right up there with Peter Jackson and Richard Taylor as one of New Zealand’s most amazing individuals. Part of our series of video interviews to get you ready for the World Premiere of the newest Middle-earth film!Posted in Characters, Dan Hennah, Director news, Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Locations Sets, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Zealand, Peter Jackson, Premieres, Press Conferences, Production, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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BEVERLY HILLS — On the same day that fans and journalists lined the streets of Hollywood to celebrate the World Premiere of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Martin Freeman chatted with TheOneRing.net about what it was like to play opposite a dragon. He also discussed the work of other fine actors on set including Sir Ian McKellen and Morgan Freeman! The video is part of a series today to usher in the midnight release of the film (more or less) around the world.
See also: An interview with Richard ArmitagePosted in Characters, Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Lectures & Education, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson, Premieres, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
BEVERLY HILLS — TheOneRing.net had a chance to sit down with Richard Armitage and talk “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” last week in the hours leading up the film’s world premiere in Los Angeles. We present below the first of several videos with some of the key actors in the films, this one featuring Richard Armitage talking about his character Thorin, his own writings and ping-pong. Enjoy and check back all day for more videos as we lead you into the hours before the debut of the second of three Peter Jackson movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.”Posted in Characters, Events, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Press Conferences, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Ringer fan Nate sends along this update from BoxOffice.com on the opening of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug:
The Hobbit trilogy continues its journey to box office gold. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug posted a $2.8 million bow in its Wednesday debut in France, an 8% bump from last year’s installment. The Hobbit sequel scored 262.8k admissions from 909 screens in the territory. Paris contributed 57.5K of the admissions, 15% ahead of the opening day tally of its predecessor. [Read More]Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit
Join Happy Hobbit’s Fili and Kili as TheOneRing.net’s official representatives on the black carpet of the Word Premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, held on December 2, 2013 in Hollywood. You’ll also get a glimpse of Air New Zealand’s new Smaug plane, find out what goes on behind the scenes as press, and of course, hear a little about TORn’s latest moot (or gathering, for those who don’t speak Entish!).
Fili, Dis, Thorin, and Kili. Durin family photo! At the moot.
The “other” Fili and Kili are Happy Hobbits!
On the black carpet!
Kili and Fili and Kili and Fili!
This Kili and Fili love Azog!
Evie gives some Happy Hobbit love.
Dean recognizes Fili, making her a very happy hobbit!
Bofur (Justin): the unsung hero! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!Posted in Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Evangeline Lilly, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Lord of the Rings, Luke Evans, Manu Bennett, Martin Freeman, Premieres, Ryan Gage, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tolkien, Uncategorized, William Kircher
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!
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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.)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!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
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…)