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New Clips from The Desolation of Smaug featuring Thranduil, Tauriel and Legolas

Can’t wait to get a look at the finished film following last night’s premiere? We’ve got two clips from The Desolation of Smaug for you right here! SPOILER warning, of course.

The first one comes today from Entertainment Weekly. The clip was shown – in abridged form – last night, during Evangeline Lilly’s appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. (more…)

Posted in Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Ian McKellen, LotR Movies, Martin Freeman, MGM, New Line Cinema, Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson, Premieres, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.

New Desolation of Smaug photos from Entertainment Weekly!

1285-subscribers-coverItching for a little bit more of The Desolation of Smaug ahead of its December release? These new stills from the film have been up for a couple of days at EW – but in case you missed them, here they are for your viewing pleasure.

There are several new images of our beloved main characters, as well as many new ones joining the cast for the first time – including Bard (with his son Bain in tow), Thranduil, Tauriel, and some very fearsome looking Gundaband Orcs. (more…)

Posted in Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Jed Brophy, John Bell, John Callen, Luke Evans, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, MGM, New Line Cinema, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Studios, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Uncategorized, Warner Bros. First look: Evangeline Lilly’s elf warrior in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

TaurielSPOILER WARNING. Entertainment Weekly has a new shot of Tauriel from ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.’ In the accompanying article, Evangeline Lilly, who will play this completely PJ-created character, talks at length about her role. Since this is EW’s scoop, jump on over to the article for all the juicy details! And of course, share your comments below! We’d love to know what you think of these new details.

When The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters on Dec. 13, there will be a fresh face among the residents of Middle-earth: Tauriel, an elf warrior played by Evangeline Lilly ofLost fame. “She’s slightly reckless and totally ruthless and doesn’t hesitate to kill,” says Lilly. She’s also not found anywhere in J.R.R. Tolkien’s original fantasy novel, or in any of Tolkien’s other writings for that matter.

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TORn staffer Demosthenes writes:

A coupled of things worth mentioning regarding this still.

The first is a technical observation: I do feel that red hair in this new still has been bumped compared to the video images of Lilly (or her double?) what we’ve previously seen in the production diaries — the new image has a quite intense copper colour. But bright sunlight will tend to make colours seem warmer, so that could be the explanation.

The other is regarding a spoiler, so highlight the text below to see:

Although EL is staying mum on who the romance is, it’s been previously hinted at by Aidan Turner in Total Film late last year. Personally, I suggest a “meeting of minds” type of romance revolving around the duo’s shared interest in archery culminating in a very tragic ending at BOFA. Any romance with Legolas has been categorically ruled out by Peter Jackson himself. So no need to get worked up there.

But we’ll see.

Posted in Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit

EW Presents: ‘The Reunions’

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Entertainment Weekly, we gathered 12 classic TV and movie casts for the ULTIMATE POP culture get-together. Classic Casts include: Back to the Future, Roots, Lord of the Rings, Pretty in Pink, Will & Grace, Alias, Northern Exposure, The Muppet Show, The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, Married with Children, and Scream.

What do you think about when you think about The Lord of the Rings? A few guesses: Gandalf staring down a fiery Balrog and proclaiming, “You shall not pass!” Legolas firing arrows as he surfs on his shield down the trunk of an Oliphaunt. Sam carrying Frodo to the top of Mount Doom, though he himself barely has the energy to stand. (Sam, if you really think about it, is the coolest character in the movies.) Aragorn being crowned king, then turning to Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin, who have lowered their heads reverently, and telling them, “My friends, you bow to no one.” (Aragorn, if you really think about it, is the coolest character in the movies.) (more…)

Posted in Billy Boyd, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Zealand, Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson

EW: ‘Lord of the Rings,’ with a live orchestra: Mark your calendars

Entertainment Weekly LogoMarc Bernardin from Entertainment Weekly writes: I will take any opportunity to see The Lord of the Rings in a full-blown theater, my love for those films is so great. Heck, I almost pilgrimaged to Austin to see it at the Alamo Drafthouse, where they’ll feed you whatever the Hobbits ate — while they’re eating on screen! (Hobbits eat rabbit stew, you eat rabbit stew. Hobbits eat lembas bread, you eat…Ritz crackers, probably. Hobbits gallivant on the bed, you sit uncomfortably in your seat.) More..

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Posted in Concerts, Events, Howard Shore, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring

EW Names ‘District 9’ The Must-See Movie of the Summer

Entertainment WeeklyNEW YORK – This week’s Entertainment Weekly names District 9, a film with no big names and a small budget, the must see movie of the summer. While many have yet to hear of it, by next week it may be all moviegoers talk about.

It has no stars, it was made for relatively little money ($30 million) by a 29-year-old South African-born director whom nobody’s ever heard of, Neill Blomkamp, and its action-packed plot is tinged with a surprising moral intelligence, but it may turn out to be the most unlikely sci-fi blockbuster of the season. It’s the most satisfying sci-fi thrill ride of the summer, but it also turns out to be sort of an apartheid allegory. R20;ItR17;s an utterly original film,” says District 9’s single A-list name, producer Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings). R20;In an industry that’s looking to make movies out of every obscure TV show, or sequels, or videogames, you look at District 9 and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.” (more…)

Posted in Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films J.R.R. Tolkien’s new book: We know the plot (that we made up)!

From Entertainment Weekly: When the news came down yesterday that a heretofore unpublished book by J.R.R. Tolkien will be hitting bookstores in May, I was a little surprised that I, an avowed Tolkien dilettante, felt a genuine twinge of excitement. Although I have never read Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, I did love me Peter Jackson’s LOTR moving pictures something fierce, and I’m quite twitterpated to see what director Guillermo Del Toro and exec producer Jackson have cooking for The Hobbit. Maybe this new Tolkien story — which the good professor reportedly wrote before spinning his tales of furry-footed Hobbits and ring-seeking dark lords — would prove just as richly filled with fodder for a sweeping fantasy epic that wins oodles of Oscars.

Posted in Casting Rumors, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Peter Jackson, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit

Entertainment Weekly Talks ROTK Wins

Mary writes: Attention all Rings fans, Entertainment Weekly is running a poll on after a few years, which movie really should have won the Oscar in 2003. Get your votes in for ROTK!!!!

Posted in Movie Return of the King

Arwen & Aragorn: One of Pop Culture’s Best Couples

Arwen & Aragorn: One of Pop Culture's Best Couples Roheryn sends this in: To celebrate St. Valentine’s Day, Entertainment Weekly offered a list of Pop Culture’s Best Couples: 26 True (Fictional) Lovers. Presented in no particular order, Aragorn & Arwen may be found “smack” in the middle of the list at #12. Arwen & Aragorn: One of Pop Culture’s Best Couples

Posted in LotR Movies, Movie Return of the King