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Lord of the Rings

Gollum Like You've Never Seen Him Before

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 12.10.2013 | Entertainment

YouTube duo AVbyte's newest contribution to the ongoing YouTube video series Draw My Life is heartbreakingly hilarious with hobbit-on-hobbit betrayal...

WATCH: Cookie Monster Stars In 'Lord Of The Crumbs'

Posted 12.09.2013 | Parents

In Sesame Street's laugh-out-loud "Lord of the Rings" parody, Cookie Monster Gobble is a furry denizen of Monster Earth who will do whatever it takes ...

This Volcano Looks Just Like Mt. Doom

Posted 12.09.2013 | Green

Someone give Peter Jackson a call. This very real, Mordor-esque volcano lies in the Kamchatka Peninsula in far-eastern Russia, more than 5,000 mile...

Key 'Hobbit' Character Revealed On Side Of Plane

AP | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's national airline unveiled a giant image Monday of the dragon Smaug on one of its planes to celebrate the ...

It's A 'Lord Of The Rings' Reunion!

Posted 11.26.2013 | Celebrity

Brace yourselves, "Lord Of The Rings" fans ... this one's a doozy. Arwen, Gandalf and Legolas reunited for a photo op in NYC on Nov. 24 at the ope...

Surprise Connections Between 'The Hobbit' & 'Lord Of The Rings'

Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment

That there are references to Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" franchise embedded within the director's new "Hobbit" series of films is far from sur...

Jake Gyllenhaal Bombed His Audition For 'Lord Of The Rings'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment

From the annals of Hollywood near-misses, here's Jake Gyllenhaal telling The Hollywood Reporter about his failed audition to play Frodo in Peter Jacks...

My Visit With the Lord of the Startups: Y Combinator's Paul Graham

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ondi Timoner

After filming so many successful graduates of the world-famous preparatory academy for entrepreneurs, Y Combinator, for A TOTAL DISRUPTION, I was inspired to journey up the river and find their leader.

'The Hobbit' Trilogy Has Spent Twice As Much As 'LOTR' Triology

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 12.04.2013 | Entertainment

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Making "The Hobbit" movie trilogy has cost more than half a billion dollars so far, d...

Tom Bombadil Tries to Stop Todd: A Breaking Bad Conundrum

Steven Schlozman, M.D. | Posted 11.25.2013 | TV
Steven Schlozman, M.D.

Todd is a Stepford Psychopath. He's ironically and brilliantly the exact same character as he was on Friday Night Lights. Todd is Landry without a conscience.

A Chat With Sir Ian McKellen About Broadway Bound No Man's Land

Jamie Soja | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
Jamie Soja

As I entered Sir Ian's dressing room, he was napping on the couch, wearing a backwards flat cap and mock Hawaiian paradise shirt that said, "Iraq," hinting at the lesser known comedic side of his personality.

Having 'The Talk': When Your Child Asks About Mortality

Kerry O'Shea Gorgone | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Kerry O'Shea Gorgone

It's 8:45 at night. Past his bedtime, but summer's nearly gone, so I've let him stay up late to enjoy the last few lazy August mornings. We've read stories, sung songs, and are snuggling contentedly when my 7-year-old son drops a bombshell: "Mama, what's Heaven like?"

Modern Myths in Movies and What's Missing

Clarence Haynes | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Clarence Haynes

The current trend of superhero/fantasy/sci-fi films can be seen as a form of modern mythology -- grand out-of-the-ordinary tales inspired by human experience like lore of old, with this newer crop of stories heavily influenced by big entertainment corporate interests.

15 'Lord Of The Rings' Tarot Cards

Posted 09.03.2013 | Books

We recently spotted these "Lord of the Rings" tarot cards on Russian artist Olga Levina's website. In an email interview with The Huffington Post,...

Gollum As Forrest Gump?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy

While we're all familiar with the (not-so-) lovable character of Gollum from "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies by now, you may not be...

Do You Speak Any of Tolkien's Languages?

Quora | Posted 09.21.2013 | Books

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Trevor Sullivan, Student of Linguistics and Tolkien fan I have studied both Sindarin and Que...

Bidding Middle-Earth Farewell

Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment

Middle-earth is bidding farewell to its residents, with Orlando Bloom being the latest to go. As the final two entries in "The Hobbit" series complete...

WATCH: This Man Has Returned HOW Many Rings?

Posted 06.21.2013 | Good News

Since 1982, Richard Browne has been finding and returning precious belongings to Cape Cod beachgoers. "They give me a call and I go out anywhere o...

Behind the Scenes

Viator | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel

Taking a vacation can be all about escape -- and the same can be said about losing ourselves in the movies and TV shows we love. It's only natural, then, for film and TV buffs to combine the two when we travel by visiting famous filming locations around the world.

Eight Decades Behind The Scenes

Posted 05.30.2013 | Arts

We love the magic of the cinema as much as the next person, but sometimes it's more fun to see what goes on when the cameras aren't rolling. Candi...

40 Fearless Film Heroes of the Last Decade

Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

In Columbia Pictures’ upcoming sci-fi epic After Earth, a crash-landing leaves teenager Kitai (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Sm...

20 Movies That Should Be Rereleased In 3-D

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

It seems like a whirlwind of a year for 3-D. This past weekend's rerelease of the 1993 blockbuster "Jurassic Park" collected more than $21 million at ...

Is This Responsible For 'Lord Of The Rings'?

AP | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON — Could a Roman gold ring linked to a curse have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to create The One Ring? Britain's National Trust and the Tolkie...

Tolkien 'One Ring' Inspiration On Display

AP | Posted 06.02.2013 | Books

LONDON — A Roman gold ring that could have inspired J.R.R Tolkien to write "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" is going on exhibition in En...

PHOTOS: South Africa's Fantasy Kingdom

Robert Schrader | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Was Tolkien describing the Amatola Mountains?