Smaug Is So Pissed On The First Hobbit: Battle Of Five Armies Poster

The first poster for The Hobbit 3: Citizens On Patrol The Battle of the Five Armies has arrived; while it's not exactly a shock, seeing a very, very angry Smaug descend on Laketown and Bard is still pretty badass. Here's hoping that this means movie #3 is more like movie #2, at least in terms of excitement. » 7/23/14 11:52am Wednesday 11:52am

The Hobbit proves you can like a movie even if it's not good

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is considerably better than the first movie in the trilogy. It has a more coherent structure, genuinely interesting character development, and fucking awesome dragon action. I liked it a lot — yet I was painfully aware of how bad the movie was. Here's what you'll enjoy in The Hobbit » 12/13/13 9:46am 12/13/13 9:46am

How Desolation of Smaug adds Elves who don't appear in The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit doesn't mention many Elven characters by name, so for The Desolation of Smaug's journey to the land of the Wood Elves, Peter Jackson brought back Orlando Bloom's Legolas and created a female Wood Elf, Evangeline Lilly's Tauriel. We spoke to both actors about their characters and how they… » 10/17/13 10:00am 10/17/13 10:00am

Genre Actors Who've Owned More Than One Iconic Role

When an actor takes on a huge, break-out role, he or she runs a huge risk of getting typecast. This is what leads to things like Leonard Nimoy writing I Am Not Spock. But occasionally, an actor won't just play one iconic, famous character – they'll play two, or three. Here's a list of the genre actors who were either… » 9/13/13 12:35pm 9/13/13 12:35pm

A musher explains why Radagast the Brown's bunny sled isn't so…

A great many Tolkien fans were dismayed by the portrayal of Radagast the Brown in Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Hobbit, especially the invention of Radagast's mode of transportation: a sled pulled by superpowered rabbits. But is the notion of a woodland wizard traveling by bunny sled really that absurd? A… » 3/17/13 10:00am 3/17/13 10:00am

This hilarious hip-hop Hobbit video packs more plot than the entire…

Playing off the Hilltop Hoods song "I Love It," Gabbott Productions gives us the "Hilltop Hobbits," a hip-hop retelling of Bilbo's quest. Be sure to turn on the closed caption button so you don't miss any of the lyrics, and keep an eye out for a few unexpected guests in this unexpected music video. » 1/06/13 9:30am 1/06/13 9:30am

Martin Freeman is Tim Baggins when The Office goes to Middle Earth

This bizarre mashup video from EagerBeaverFilms, which pastes the faces and voices of characters from the British version of The Office over the bodies of characters from The Hobbit, gives us a double dose of Martin Freeman. But while David Brent the Grey may think he's the star, it's the perfect casting of Gollum… » 1/05/13 2:00pm 1/05/13 2:00pm