To celebrate the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in theatres, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and us here at TheOneRing.net are offering readers the opportunity to win a huge prize pack of movie merchandise, tickets and goodies with a retail value of more than $750. (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, MGM, New Line Cinema, Studios, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.
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Watertower Music is really teasing everyone with Howard Shore’s sou8ndtrack for The Desolation of Smaug. We’ve had 30-second and 60-second samples, and recently they’ve gone and stretched it out to 90 seconds over on their SoundCloud. (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, MGM, Music, New Line Cinema, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.
In expanding on Professor Tolkien’s text in his film adaptation, director Peter Jackson allows us to follow Gandalf the Grey into areas that remain secret to us within the text of The Hobbit. As we look forward seeing these events unfold before our eyes next month, this essay by Tedoras examines Gandalf’s journey into the dark fortress of Dol Guldur, what he found there, and the impact that this event had on the fate of Middle-earth. (more…)Posted in Books, Characters, Christopher Tolkien, Green Books, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, MGM, Miscellaneous, New Line Cinema, Other Tolkien books, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Tolkien, Warner Bros.
The British Board of Film Classification has given The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug a 12A rating and revealed a running time of 2 hours and 41 minutes. This is in line with Philippa Boyens’ assertion, after the release of An Unexpected Journey, that the next film would run shorter than the first installment.Posted in Hobbit Movie, MGM, New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.
Dolby Laboratories sent TheOneRing.net a press release today that might rank among the least surprising press releases ever. Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” will resoundingly ring out at its world premiere in Dolby Atmos. Some of here at TORn are big fans of the Atmos sound experience with its ceiling mounted speakers that allows sound engineers the ability to create a sound landscape, a step beyond surround systems.If you want to find a Dolby Atmos theater, you can just CLICK HERE and find one near you. If you live in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota or South Dakota, enjoy your road trip.
Most people go to films and are happy just to make it through previews, “clever” ways to tell viewers to shut their phones off and then watch Dolby’s promotion for what audiences are about to hear. But being the movie nerds we are around here, some of us celebrate motion picture sound and the chance to be further transported out of the theater and into a three dimensional auditory experience. No surprise, Peter Jackson embraces new technology and never misses a chance to tell the most vibrant story possible. So, just as with “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” DOS will have the newest, best sound experience at the premiere and select theaters.
For those readers who aren’t sound nerds, Atmos allows technicians to create sounds anywhere in the theater, not just where speakers are. This sounds too good to be true, and we can’t explain it here, but in the right theater you can listen carefully to the Radagast sequence where he is dashing through the undergrowth and spiders crawl on his house to appreciate it. You will hear it. Anyway, this is great news even if it surprised nobody. Not paid anything by Dolby (but hey Dolby, feel free) I intentionally seek out the Atmos theater in my city whenever possible.
Dolby also has this page dedicated to Atmos and AUJ if you want to do a little home work. And below is a video of director Guillermo del Toro talking about the sound. Below that, the full press release from today. (more…)Posted in Director news, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Movie, MGM, New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson, Production, Studios, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.
We have a slew of new pictures from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug for your viewing pleasure today, courtesy of Empire Online, Digital Spy, Mirror.co.uk, & Sky Movies. Thanks to Sander Postema for sending in the links!
These latest images give us a look at Bilbo, Gandalf, the dwarves, Bard and the Master of Laketown (more…)Posted in Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Ken Stott, Luke Evans, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, MGM, Miscellaneous, New Line Cinema, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage, Stephen Fry, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros., William Kircher
A new day, a new TV spot for The Desolation of Smaug. This one features some previously unseen footage of Bilbo making his way down into the depths of Erebor towards the lair of Smaug. Appropriately, Warner Bros. have titled it Dragon.
Movie spoilers, of course!
Thanks to Ringers Xpayne, Sander and Huan for the heads-up. (more…)Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, MGM, New Line Cinema, Studios, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.
Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and Turbine have just released a new expansion to the hugely popular The Lord of the Rings massively multiple online role-playing game (MMORPG) – Helm’s Deep. Upon reaching level 10, you will now be able to take part in the major battle from The Two Towers. (more…)Posted in Gaming, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Video games, Warner Bros.
This evening saw the release of the latest TV Spot for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! Tonight we get a spot focused primarily on the Elven warrior Tauriel, though we also get a couple new shots of our main characters as well (keep an eye out especially for the shot right at the end!).
Having a character devoted TV Spot reminds me of the original ads for The Fellowship of the Ring (there were ones focused on Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn & Arwen). I very much hope that we see this trend continue in the coming weeks. (more…)Posted in Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit Movie, MGM, New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.
Posted in Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, MGM, Music, New Line Cinema, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.
Did you feel like you wanted more of a taste of Howard Shore’s
Desolation of Smaug music after hearing those 30 second samples last week? Well, WaterTower Music has now made available one minute samples from each track of the Special Edition Album on SoundCloud! (more…)
For those of us who have made a habit out of collecting the various tie-in books that have been released alongside Peter Jackson’s Tolkien adaptations – Jude Fisher is a name that springs instantly to mind. She is the author of the Visual Companion books that have come out with each (more…)Posted in Alan Lee, Barrie Osborne, Books Publications, Hobbit Movie, John Howe, LotR Production, MGM, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Line Cinema, New Zealand, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Canada’s leader in Out-of-Home advertising and the TTC, announced the roll-out of a fully wrapped TTC Toronto Rocket super train promoting the highly anticipated release of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”.
To the delight of super fans, the specialty installation on six-car super train began its journey on Monday and will run exclusively on the Yonge-University-Spadina line until December 13th- the opening day of the movie in theatres.
Hobbit Fans and TTC riders are encouraged to tweet pictures of the wrapped super train to the Warner Bros. Canada twitter page (@WBPicturesCan) with the hash tag #HOBBIT TTC for the chance to win tickets to the exclusive Toronto Premiere of the film.