This awesome short film proves it ain't easy being an orc in Mordor
Sep 15, 2014

Judging by the LOTR films, being an orc seems like it’d be a pretty sweet gig (if you’re evil): Cause trouble, raid villages and wreak all kinds of havoc. But it ain’t easy being green(ish).

So who won the latest round in the $80 mil WB vs. Tolkien estate suit?
Jul 11, 2013

A judge just gave one party the upper hand in this big Hollywood legal battle.

See Stephen Colbert school James Franco on Tolkien mythology
Mar 6, 2013

Haven't we learned yet not to test Stephen Colbert's Tolkien knowledge?

J.R.R. Tolkien's son says Peter Jackson 'eviscerated' his dad's work
Jan 22, 2013

A cursory analysis will net you a proof positive that the Tolkien Estate is not a big fan of people adapting and otherwise looking to use J.R.R.'s works as a tool to make money. But never before has Tolkien's son, Christopher, made a formal comment on Peter Jackson's movies. Until now, that is.

Hilarious clip shows how The Hobbit SHOULD have ended
Jan 22, 2013

Peter Jackson's first installment in the film adaptation of Tolkien's classic, The Hobbit, was not met with the same enthusiasm as the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Take your 1st peek at Luke Evans' Bard the Bowman from The Hobbit
Jan 14, 2013

Archers are hot heroes these days, with Hawkeye and Green Arrow nocking up deadly volleys everywhere. Now here's an unexpected glimpse of Tolkien's legendary Laketown Bowman on stuntwires to add to the mix. Let 'em fly!

Watch the dwarves sing a rousing song of Smaug in new Hobbit clip
Jan 14, 2013

We've all hummed along to the haunting dirge heard in the first Hobbit trailer. Now lend an ear to the entire sequence in a stirring new clip just released by Warner Bros.

Check out awesome life-sized Bag End built from 2 million LEGOs!
Jan 14, 2013

Got 3,000 hours to spare this holiday season? Why not stack up this impressive life-sized LEGO hobbit hole you can actually hoist a pint in?

Listen to the complete soundtrack for The Hobbit right now
Jan 14, 2013

Need some musical inspiration? Why be satisfied with a singe ode or ballad when you can listen to the whole score to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey right this second. Sit back and soak in these stirring songs straight from Middle-earth.

Watch Bilbo's stirring speech in latest TV spot for The Hobbit
Jan 14, 2013

With The Hobbit's wide film release only a month away, the trailers are coming in fast and furious now. With each one, we get a little more of a taste of what this adaptation will be like. In this one, we hear a surprising amount of courage come from the mouth of one Bilbo Baggins.

See Bilbo face off against Gollum in the latest Hobbit TV spot
Jan 14, 2013

The Hobbit is so close to coming out that, basically, every day is a new opportunity for Peter Jackson and co. to give us another taste of what's in store. This time, we get a voiceover from Gandalf, some dwarf shenanigans, and Bilbo facing off against none other than Gollum himself.

Why the Tolkien estate just sued Warner Bros. for $80 million
Jan 14, 2013

The closer The Hobbit gets to its worldwide theatrical release, the more trouble it seems to garner. Whether it's Ian McKellen crying in frustration over the CGI or PETA protesting over the mistreatment of animals used on set, the property has seen better days. Now we can add a lawsuit from Tolkien's estate itself to the list.

A hoard of new Hobbit Trilogy info burgled from Dragon*Con!
Dec 17, 2012

Smoke from Labor Day weekend's Dragon*Con 2012 in Atlanta is clearing, but hot Hobbit news and rumors still abound. For an intense update on Peter Jackson's upcoming fantasy trilogy, mind the trolls and brimstone and come inside for more.

Rumor of the Day: Is this The Hobbit's Goblin King?
Dec 17, 2012

Recognize this fine fellow? The bloated, deformed villain could be Bolg, the foul ruler of Goblinville himself. A French Tolkien site claims the beast is for real. See for yourself...