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The Lord of the Rings

Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings cinematographer Andrew Lesnie passes away
Matthew Jackson

Andrew Lesnie, the Oscar-winning cinematographer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has died.

The Shire and Middle-earth are heading to Spain as a new theme park
Nathalie Caron

A planned Lord of The Rings and Hobbit-inspired theme park will make you feel like Bilbo Baggins. 

VIDEO: Why The Hobbit can't measure up to The Lord of the Rings
Jeff Spry

Here's a scholarly dissection on the differences between Peter Jackson's Middle-earth trilogies.

WTF? Peter Jackson now says he hates Hollywood franchises
Don Kaye

For a man who's just completed one of the biggest Hollywood franchises in history, Peter Jackson sure has a peculiar view of them.

New to Tolkien? Get a 4-minute video crash course in Middle-earth mythology
Matthew Jackson

If you want to know how Tolkien's Middle-earth is put together but don't have the time or patience for The Silmarillion, this might be a good place to start.

Russian church fights construction of a real LOTR Eye of Sauron
Matthew Jackson

A group of Russian artists and their display of Lord of the Rings fandom has taken some heavy public criticism.

Watch the music video for the haunting end credits to The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies
Nathalie Caron

Even though we're a month from the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, you can now listen and watch the music video for the haunting end credits.

Banned Books Week: 19 sci-fi and fantasy stories pulled from shelves
Matthew Jackson

It's Banned Books Week, so it's a good time to remember that sometimes even the most beloved and popular genre tales aren't safe from censorship.

LOTR memories, Thrones + more from Sean Bean's Reddit AMA
Matthew Jackson

No fan Q&A with Sean Bean would be complete without some reminiscing about his nerdier projects.

Long-lost, 1958 recording of Tolkien explaining Lord of the Rings has been unearthed
Trent Moore

It’s taken more than 50 years, but a long-lost recording of Tolkien breaking down the true meaning of Lord of the Rings has been recovered. Want to hear a piece of it?

Why Viggo Mortensen says The Lord of the Rings trilogy was "a mess"
Nathalie Caron

Viggo Mortensen — aka Aragorn, son of Arathorn, in The Lord of the Rings — has revealed that production on Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy was “a mess.”

Why Tolkien considered cutting Aragorn and Arwen's love story from LOTR
Nathalie Caron

Did you know that J.R.R. Tolkien almost axed the love story between Aragorn and Arwen in his fantasy epic Lord of the Rings?

My precious! Cops get creative by using LOTR’s Gollum to find the owner of missing ring
Nathalie Caron

How do you find a missing ring’s legit owner? You get The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings' Gollum to help, of course!

8 fun facts about J.R.R. Tolkien on his 122 birthday
Carol Pinchefsky

J.R.R. Tolkien would have turned 122 today. Let's celebrate the lord of the Lord of the Rings with some trivia.