Take A Stroll Through Hobbiton In This Beautiful Gallery

Whenever the lush hills of the Shire come into view in The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit movies, it's almost impossible not to be filled with a desire to be whisked away to the peaceful land of Hobbits. Turns out you can go - and as these photos show, it looks as good in the flesh as it does on film. » 1/11/15 3:22pm 1/11/15 3:22pm

The Third Hobbit Movie Takes Two Minutes To Film One Page Of The Book

We have all been made aware of how incredibly long Peter Jackson's three Hobbit movies are, especially as compared to J.R.R. Tolkien's original book. But 538's Walt Hickey actually broke down the ratio of film to page, and discovered an amazing fact: there are two minutes of TBotFA for every book page it covers. » 1/06/15 12:53pm 1/06/15 12:53pm

The Ultimate Breakdown Of The Hobbit's Battle Of The Five Armies

You know that the third movie in The Hobbit trilogy is subtitled The Battle of the Five Armies, but how much do you really know about the titular battle? This infographic from Shirts.com not only explains the strength and armaments of the various combatants, but reveals each armies' tactics, step-by-step. » 1/05/15 10:40am 1/05/15 10:40am

How To Forge Bilbo's Sword Sting Into A Glowing Wi-Fi Detector

The tech heads at Spark might not have the blacksmithing skills of the elves of Gondolin, but they're still capable of their own Middle Earth-inspired wizardry. On their blog, they've published a step-by-step guide to transforming a toy Hobbit sword into a blade that glows when unsecured networks are near. » 12/30/14 12:40pm 12/30/14 12:40pm

This Excellent Smaug Cosplay Is Benedict Cumberbatch Approved

Earlier this year, Redditor Kialna crafted herself an amazing Humanoid Smaug costume for AnimeCon 2014 - but then went one step beyond that and wore said amazing cosplay to the London première of The Battle Of The Five Armies, where it drew the attention of Smaug The Terrible himself. » 12/30/14 3:31am 12/30/14 3:31am

Everything They Said About Making Three Hobbit Movies Was True

Remember when Peter Jackson announced he was splitting J.R.R. Tolkien's slim volume The Hobbit into three movies? Even with Jackson's OCD attention to detail, that seemed too much — and the entire internet worried that it would be all bloat and no heart. Well, the internet was right, at least about the third movie. » 12/17/14 8:00am 12/17/14 8:00am

How Peter Jackson leaving Middle-Earth might give hope for Fantasy Films

With the première for The Battle of The Five Armies this week, many sites reported on comments made by Jackson about legal issues could keep him away from the rest of Tolkien's Middle-Earth tales. While it's still sad to see these sagas end, his departure might mean good things for Epic Fantasy at the Box Office. » 12/04/14 10:49am 12/04/14 10:49am