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  • Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien!

    01/04/2016 8:13:14 PM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies ^ | 1/3/15 | Altaira
    124 years ago today, on January 3, 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein Africa. Forty-five years later, in 1937, his book The Hobbit, was published which he had written for his children. Together with its sequel, The Lord of the Rings, it launched generations of readers on adventures through the invented world of Middle-earth that would impact many of us for the rest of our lives.
  • Blu-ray review: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ (Extended Edition) has more to love

    01/02/2016 9:49:39 PM PST · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    Celebrity Cafe ^ | 12.30.2015
    Back on Nov. 17, Warner Bros. released the long-awaited, extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The film adds just 20 extra minutes, but packs a lot of emotion into those minutes. By now, most of us have seen the Hobbit movies and it can probably be agreed that Peter Jackson created amazing pieces of art. However, most of us wished for more in-depth scenes or more face time for a favorite character. With the extended edition, we get both, plus two full discs of bonus features. A few scenes were extended with just a couple...
  • Unite or Die: The Hobbits Plan to Take Over the GOP

    08/17/2015 5:04:03 PM PDT · by kindred · 18 replies ^ | 08-17-15 | Dan Schultz
    Did you know that the Republican Party is only at half strength? Half strength. What does that mean? It means that in your voting precinct, where you live, the Republican Party only has, probably, one-half of the local, precinct-level, voting member slots of the Party filled with a warm body. These slots are called precinct committeeman in most states. And the reason conservatives have been pretty much impotent when it comes to having a voice inside the BEST political tool for defeating the Democrats the Republican Party is because not enough conservatives are in the Republican Party where...

    08/12/2015 10:42:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies ^ | 8-12-2015 | DANIEL J. SCHULTZ
    Did you know that the Republican Party is only at half strength? Half strength. What does that mean? It means that in your voting precinct, where you live, the Republican Party only has, probably, one-half of the local, precinct-level, voting member slots of the Party filled with a warm body. These slots are called precinct committeeman in most states. And the reason conservatives have been pretty much impotent when it comes to having a voice inside the BEST political tool for defeating the Democrats the Republican Party is because not enough conservatives are in the Republican Party where...
  • vanity - Post your review of "The Hobbit"

    12/16/2014 4:31:31 PM PST · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    Since the final Hobbit opens up tomorrow, please post your review. Tell us why, not just "it was good" or "it was bad". I will post my review early Saturday morning. Please, if you are not interested in discussing this movie, do not ruin it for any one with "I hate the CGI" or "Peter Jackson is a Marxist" or "Frodo and Samwise were a Hollywood homosexual conspiracy" - and no spoilers. From analyzing the themes the Shore use in the soundtrack, it appears that it will probably closer to the book, with a bit of sorrow at the end.
  • Billy Boyd's The Last Goodbye - closing song on The Hobbit 3

    11/19/2014 5:51:25 PM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Billy Boyd's The Last Goodbye - closing song on The Hobbit
  • Billy Boyd Sings Us Goodbye After Peter Jackson's Final Battle

    10/21/2014 1:48:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Movie pilot ^ | by Sarah GibsonStaff ⋅ Posted on October 21st, 2014 at 10:03am
    Remember when the The Lord Of The Rings saga ended 11 years ago, with Billy Boyd - Pippin, no less - singing out the closing credits with "Pippin's Song"? Well, coming full circle, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is about to witness the very same ending...
  • Here's the official synopsis for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

    07/18/2014 3:05:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Whilst a synopsis is maybe not entirely necessary given that the title of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies pretty much sums up what the films about - a battle involving five different armies. Warner Brothers have released the official synopsis. Okay, so it goes into a bit more detail than "there are five armies and they do battle" so it isn't entirely a lost cause like the 'Snakes on a Plane' synopsis might've been, and I'm pretty much allowing my prejudice against the third Hobbit film's name change shine through. I liked 'There and Back Again' dammit!
  • The Hobbit 3 spoilers: details about the Battle of Five Armies

    05/22/2014 4:27:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    Spoilers and details of the third installment of The Hobbit franchise, called The Battle of Five Armies, are making fans excited as the first look draws near
  • Fans petition a plot change for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

    05/11/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    According to Enstars on Saturday, Peter Jackson's third film "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies", has fans petitioning for the plot to take a different route than that of the J.R.R. Tolkien book. The first major change that was announced with the movie title which was originally "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" and now fans are demanding to change the outcome of Thorin Oakenshield's destiny. Jackson's change to the title was motivated by the appropriateness of the film as he kept up with it during its course. The director thought since Bilbo was already "there" at the...
  • 'The Hobbit' Part 3..Richard Armitage Teases Ending of Film Being Different from Tolkien's Version?

    04/01/2014 3:33:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    ENSTARS ^ | By Natasha Taggart, ENSTARS / Mar 31, 2014 01:49 PM EDT
    In a recent interview, Richard Armitage revealed that he was quite emotional about the completion of the trilogy. The 42-year-old actor spoke with BANG Showbiz about finally wrapping the trilogy and how now that the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy was completed, he was very moved. "It will be 15 years of Peter Jackson's work, there'll be six movies to watch, but it could be the final time. There's something moving about that," he said.
  • 60th Anniversary edition box set of "The Lord of the Rings" to be published in June

    03/30/2014 7:04:43 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    According to the Tolkien Society and confirmed by Amazon UK a 60th Anniversary hard copy edition box set of "The Lord of the Rings" to be published in the United Kingdom (probably in the US soon afterward) on June 18th, 2014. It is not cheap. Right now it is listed at 80 ($133). This year, new editions of other Tolkien novels will be released including a new illustrated copy of The Hobbit for children and adults of all ages and new edition of The Simarillion and Unfinished Tales.
  • Everybody's Tolkien (Tolkien Reading Day)

    03/25/2014 3:56:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Now this is precious. $6.2 billion and counting. That's how much films based on J. R. R. Tolkien's books have made in all at the box office so far. And there's still one part of The Hobbit trilogy to come. The Lord Of The Rings (LOTR) and The Hobbit are also on the list of Top 10 best selling books of all time - LOTR at No. 2 with 150 million copies sold. The Hobbit is No. 6 with 100 million copies sold.
  • How would The Silmarillion fare as a film trilogy?

    02/23/2014 6:16:39 PM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Its the film project that many of us fear we may never see. Yet surely, with time, all may be possible. In this article, Rud the Spud takes a look at how a trilogy based on Professor Tolkiens The Silmarillion might be constructed should such a project ever come to fruition and discusses whether or not it could possibily live up to the Professors massive collection of stories. The Silmarillion Movie Trilogy By Rud the Spud Its an idea that has been capturing the minds of Ringers since the days of Peter Jacksons The Lord of the Rings...
  • Birthday Toast to J.R.R. Tolkien

    01/03/2014 5:37:19 PM PST · by muleskinner · 24 replies
    The Tolkien Society
    2014 birthday toast On the 3rd January 1892 JRR Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. To celebrate this event, on this day each year Tolkien fans around the world were invited to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author 21:00 (9 pm) your local time. The toast is "The Professor". For those unfamiliar with British toast-drinking ceremonies: To make the Birthday Toast, you stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words 'The Professor' before taking a sip (or swig, if that's more appropriate for your drink)....
  • vanity - Post your reviews of "The Hobbit"

    12/14/2013 6:35:37 PM PST · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    I saw it last night in HFR 3D. Tickets were $16.75 per adult. The film quality reminded me of something in the late 60s/early 70s in 625-line PAL format, but better of course. I had never seen a HFR film before. Soundtrack was wonderful. The story was pretty universal; a mixture of themes found in Star Wars, John Carter, Thor, and Game of Thrones. There were some scenes that did make me jump. The barrel scene could have been cutdown a bit. I thought the movie had a conservative theme with the Government of Lake-town mirroring that of the Obama...
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - review

    12/06/2013 3:31:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies ^ | Friday 6 December 2013 22.17 GMT | Peter Bradshaw
    eter Jackson has picked up the pace. He began his Hobbit trilogy at an amiable, meanderingly wayward canter, and tried the patience of believers and non-believers alike with that initial supper scene, almost an epic in itself. But this second episode commences with a narrative whipcrack a quick flashback to Gandalf and Thorin tensely discussing their great plan in the snug bar of the Prancing Pony and then we're off, at a tremendous gallop. The Desolation of Smaug is a cheerfully entertaining and exhilarating adventure tale, a supercharged Saturday morning picture: it's mysterious and strange and yet Jackson...
  • Im a Proud Hobbit: Sarah Palin Takes a Swing at Fmr. Running Mate John McCain

    11/13/2013 7:22:33 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 71 replies ^ | November 13, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Tuesday afternoon on The Laura Ingraham Show, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took a swing at her former running mate, Sen. John McCain, after he likened the tea party movement to hobbits from the Lord of the Rings series. Though host Laura Ingraham referred to McCains words as recent, they were actually from a House speech in 2011, after that years debt ceiling crisis. Republicans who failed to raise the debt ceiling could escape all the blame, and the tea party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor, the senator mocked. This is the kind of crack political...
  • The Director and Stars of The Hobbit Share Thoughts on Bravery, Mercy and Tolkiens Christianity

    12/10/2012 6:04:54 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 34 replies
    Patheos/Christopher Closeup ^ | December 10, 2012 | Tony Rossi
    The new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (opening Dec. 14) has got action and adventure galore, just like The Lord of the Rings trilogy that preceded it. But the director and actors who worked on the movie are well aware of the deeper themes that lie at the heart of the work of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), who authored all the original books, published between 1937 and 1955. At a recent press conference about the film in New York City, Richard Armitage, who portrays the Dwarf warrior Thorin Oakenshield, said, One of the things I find when I look...
  • 'The Hobbit' premiere: Peter Jackson's fantasy epic is eye-popping (FIRST REVIEW)

    12/02/2012 10:56:54 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 91 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7:47 PM | Ethan Sacks
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Theres only one real wizard in Middle Earth - and its director Peter Jackson. The auteur from Down Under unveiled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - the first installment of his prequel trilogy to his Lord of the Rings series - in his native New Zealand Wednesday. It was an eye-popping night, from the celebrity-filled red carpet to, more important, the action on screen. Based on J.R.R. Tolkiens 1937 childrens tale which set the stage for the authors much darker and heavier later books, Jacksons The Hobbit harkens back to a more innocent time when men...
  • Star Trek Into Darkness Preview to Debut in IMAX with The Hobbit on December 14th

    11/14/2012 8:02:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Trek News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Brian Wilkins
    Paramount Pictures has announced that the first 9 minutes of J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness will appear exclusively in IMAX 3D prior to showings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in December.The 9-minute preview will be shown in approximately 500 digital IMAX 3D theatres beginning Friday, December 14th.Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, Bruce Greenwood and Alice Eve, hits theaters on May 17, 2013.
  • Time Exclusive: First Dwarves from 'The Hobbit' Movie

    07/17/2011 9:06:56 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 15 replies
    Time Newsfeed ^ | July 2011 | Megan Friedman
    "An Exclusive Look at 'The Hobbit' Dwarves" Peter Jackson's upcoming film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has been hotly anticipated by everyone from Tolkien obsessives to film buffs. The crew behind the movie, including Jackson himself, has kept fans salivating by documenting the movie's production through blog posts and videos. But TIME is the first to bring you this image of two characters from the film, dwarves named Balin and Dwalin. Below, find Warner Bros.' description of the two, and then click on for more images of The Hobbit's beloved dwarves. Read more:"
  • Province Defends Marketing of Town of Dildo (Canada)

    07/15/2011 9:23:52 AM PDT · by tlb · 29 replies
    VOCM Newfoundland Radio ^ | July 15, 2011 | VOCM
    The province is defending its marketing of the town of Dildo after accusations it was being ignored because of the 'sensitive nature' of its name. On VOCM Open Line with Randy Simms, Tourism Minister Terry French refuted the remarks, saying Dildo is in travel guides for all to see. French says the town is prominently displayed in the provincial tourism guide. French says on page 260 of the guide, which is a map of the Avalon, Dildo and South Dildo are in the middle of the map. He says the town is mentioned multiple times in the travel guide,and is...
  • Production Begins in New Zealand on The Hobbit

    03/22/2011 10:58:02 AM PDT · by Immerito · 35 replies
    The One Ring.Net ^ | March 20, 2011 | xoanon
    In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit Wellington, NZ, March 21, 2011Production has commenced in Wellington, New Zealand, on The Hobbit, filmmaker Peter Jacksons two film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkiens widely read masterpiece. The Hobbit is set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The two films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, will be shot...
  • Hobbit in 5 Dwarves and Bilbo Make First Press Appearance

    02/22/2011 11:32:28 AM PST · by Immerito · 13 replies
    The One Ring.Net ^ | February 18, 2011 | xoanon
    On this episode of Hobbit in 5 The Dwarves and Bilbo make there first press appearance since arriving in New Zealand a month ago. Also Sir Christopher Lee receives a Bafta Award, location scouting, character studies and much much more!
  • Sacred Mountains off limits to Hobbit Production

    02/13/2011 9:09:01 PM PST · by Immerito · 14 replies
    The One Ring.Net ^ | February 12, 2011 | Calisuri
    The stark cone of Mt Ngauruhoe played a leading role in Peter Jacksons Lord of the Rings trilogy, featuring as a smouldering Mt Doom. Now, only five weeks out from the scheduled start of filming for The Hobbit prequel, local Maori are set to put their foot down and refuse permission for the Oscar-winning director to use the central North Island mountains again. The iwi considered them sacred. In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins and his entourage journey through the Misty Mountains on their way to confront the dragon Smaug at the Lonely Mountain.
  • Race row erupts over The Hobbit

    11/28/2010 5:57:06 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 82 replies · 2+ views ^ | 29th November 2010
    PETER Jackson's troubled Hobbit project has become embroiled in a race row after a would-be extra was told she was too dark to play one of the pint-sized Tolkien creatures, reports said. Briton Naz Humphreys, who has Pakistani heritage, attended a casting session in the New Zealand city of Hamilton last week, queueing for three hours only to be told her skin tone was not suitable, the Waikato Times reported. "It's 2010 and I still can't believe I'm being discriminated against because I have brown skin," Humphreys told the newspaper. "The casting manager basically said they weren't having anybody who...
  • The Hobbit's Real Journey Finally 3-D!

    10/15/2010 7:41:09 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Eonline ^ | October 15, 2010 | NATALIE FINN
    "What seems like eleventy years later, The Hobbit is finally a done deal. MGM, New Line and Warner Bros. have officially greenlighted the two-part Lord of the Rings prequel, featuring the adventures of Frodo's uncle, Bilbo Baggins, with Peter Jackson triple-threating as writer-director-producer. LOTR partners Fran Walsh (aka Mrs. Jackson) and Phillipa Boyens will also work on the script."
  • New York Times: Jackson to direct The Hobbit

    10/01/2010 10:18:29 PM PDT · by Immerito · 26 replies
    The One Ring.Net ^ | October 1, 2010 | Calisuri
    The New York Times is busting out major headlines today: First with the revelation that The Hobbit films will be filmed in 3-D, and now, all but confirming Peter Jackson will direct the two prequels. (Woo Hoo!!! Sorry, had to get that in there) According Michael Cieplys article, an announcement to this affect will be coming in the next few days.
  • Scale Model Hobbit Hole!

    09/11/2010 2:40:12 PM PDT · by El Sordo · 24 replies
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  • The Women of Middle-Earth, by Christine O'Donnell

    09/15/2010 3:24:20 PM PDT · by warpsmith · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 12/18/203 | Christine O'Donnell
    In the midst of piles of Lord of the Rings merchandise on every shelf, Tolkiens wisdom is applied to just about everything Tolkien and industrialization, Tolkien and communism, Tolkien and religion, etc. Whats surprising, especially in todays hypersensitive post-Gloria Steinem world, is the dearth of commentary on Tolkien and women.
  • Peter Jackson Threatens to Shut Down Hobbit (Follow-up from Yesterday)

    09/27/2010 9:50:41 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 11 replies
    Eonline ^ | September 27, 2010 | PETER GICAS
    "Like the name of Bilbo Baggins' sword, threats being made by acting unions regarding production of The Hobbit are really starting to sting. So much so that Peter Jackson, the executive producer behind the Lord of the Rings prequel, is now suggesting that shooting could very well move to Eastern Europeor even shut downif things don't get resolved with the various acting unions in New Zealand that are encouraging its members not to work on a film that employs nonunion actors."
  • Force of Hobbit:SAG Warns Members Not to Work on LOTR Prequel(Unions trying to kill "The Hobbit")

    09/26/2010 11:17:11 AM PDT · by SMCC1 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Eonline ^ | September 25, 2010 | BRUNA NESSIF
    "Perhaps Bilbo Baggins' tale of wanderlust won't be leaving the Shire after all. Numerous international unions, including SAG and AFTRA, have sent out alerts advising members to ditch work on Peter Jackson's highly anticipated production of The Hobbit."
  • Exclusive: Bilbo the Brave? Hobbit casting details

    09/09/2010 9:02:58 PM PDT · by Immerito · 10 replies
    The One Ring.Net ^ | September 9, 2010 | MrCere
    We recently got our hands on what we think is some authentic Bilbo casting and production information which seemed to contradict something we knew with absolute certainty: The Hobbit production wanted Martin Freeman for Bilbo and has since as long ago as last year. Seemingly at odds with that fact was apparently concrete casting details about Bilbo and actors still giving audition tapes. Was the role sewn up or not? A spy has provided an exclusive clue or two about what the role of Bilbo will be like and even a plot detail and a production outline but we were...
  • Red Dawn' is another casualty due to MGM's financial troubles

    06/13/2010 6:23:39 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies · 1,765+ views
    Examiner ^ | 06.10.10
    Well this should not be a surprise to anyone but Red Dawn is the latest film to be put on hold due to MGMs financial status. With no executives to control the studio, creditors have placed the responsibility of the once great film company on themselves. This move has affected all the movies it was tied to, from the twenty-third Bond film to The Hobbit. Because of MGMs financial problems Daniel Craig left Bond 23 for Girl with a Dragon Tatoo and Gullimero Del Toro left The Hobbit.
  • Sir Ian McKellen returns [as Gandalf] to the big screen in The Hobbit film

    05/25/2008 6:32:45 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 31 replies · 1,166+ views ^ | 25/05/2008 | Nick Squires
    Sir Ian McKellen returns to the big screen in The Hobbit film By Nick Squires in Sydney Last updated: 1:28 PM BST 25/05/2008 Sir Ian McKellen will reprise the role of Gandalf the wizard for two films to be made based on Tolkien's classic book The Hobbit, it has been confirmed. The two movies - The Hobbit and a sequel which has yet to be named - will be filmed in New Zealand and released in 2011 and 2012. Andy Serkis, the actor who played Gollum with the help of digital wizardry, will also return for the Hobbit film, but...
  • MGM to Unveil New Tentpoles (Movie company set to release Tolkien's The Hobbit!)

    09/10/2006 5:10:57 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 85 replies · 1,861+ views ^ | September 10, 2006 | Staff
    In a Variety article talking about MGM's move back into the tentpole business, the trade mentions a few highly-anticipated projects that are in the works: Over the next few years, MGM is planning to release half a dozen films, some in the $150 million to $200 million-plus range. Studio is ready to unveil such high-profile projects as "Terminator 4"; one or two installments of "The Hobbit," which Sloan hopes will be directed by Peter Jackson; and a sequel to "The Thomas Crown Affair" with Pierce Brosnan. It has already announced a "Pink Panther" sequel and the next 007 pic "Bond...
  • 'Rings' Director Wants to Bring 'Hobbit' to Screen

    12/08/2003 1:59:41 PM PST · by KantianBurke · 153 replies · 268+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/8/03 | Emma Thomasson
    BERLIN (Reuters) - New Zealand film director Peter Jackson (news), tipped to win an Oscar for his "The Lord of the Rings" epic, said Monday he would like to make "The Hobbit" prequel to the trilogy and work with some of the same actors again. Speaking to journalists in Berlin ahead of the European premiere of the last part of the "Rings" trilogy -- "The Return of the King" -- Jackson said he was sad but also relieved that the mammoth project he has worked on for seven years was over. "I'm glad there's not a fourth Lord of the...
  • McKellen Mulls Hobbit

    10/29/2002 2:06:40 PM PST · by Paul Atreides · 27 replies · 253+ views ^ | October 29, 2002
    Ian McKellen, the venerable actor who plays Gandalf in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, told fans on his official Web site that he might consider appearing in a movie version of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. In response to a fan question, McKellen wrote, "I recently asked about the film rights to The Hobbit, which seem to be somewhat controlled by Peter Jackson, as far as I can tell. I hope that's the case, because obviously he should have first refusal at translating the novel into a movie." McKellen added, "I should be intrigued to return to Middle-earth, even...
  • Barnes & Noble Free Course The Lord of the Rings

    Title: The Lord of the Rings Course Type: Online Instructor-led Course Estimated Completion Time: 24 hour(s) Session Length: 4 week(s) Take this course for FREE Upcoming Sessions September 11, 2002 - OPEN Prerequisites Have read or have a desire to read The Hobbit and the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings Description This course provides an overview of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. We'll look first at Tolkien's biography, his writing life, the origins of the stories, and their publication history. We'll continue with lessons on each book, concentrating on Tolkien's construction...