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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...

'Hobbit' Director Says No More Blockbusters

Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment

Given the look of his résumé over the past decade, it seems Peter Jackson would want to capitalize on the big-budget behemoths that have made him a ...

Large Appliance Attacks on Directors: Michael Bay Just the Latest

Dan Mirvish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

Though rare, the incident is far from the only case of large appliances being used to attack film directors.

'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...

New Trailer For Next 'Hobbit' Arrives

Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment

The life of one burglar, a.k.a. Bilbo Baggins, takes center stage in the new full-length trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," which feat...

Movie Review: Elysium

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.08.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Anyone who thought District 9 might be some sort of newcomer fluke needs only watch the first few minutes of Elysium to see that Neill Blomkamp is the real thing: a visionary filmmaker with a headful of dystopia and the story-telling ability to give it some punch.

THAT'S A WRAP

AP | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment

SYDNEY — Peter Jackson has wrapped up filming "The Hobbit" trilogy and shared pictures of his last day on the set with his Facebook fans. The N...

Saying Goodbye To 'The Hobbit'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson will visit Middle-earth no more. We've seen Ian McKellen, Orlando Blood and Martin Freeman all make their exits from "The Hobbit," a...

Evangeline Lilly Dreamt About Being An Elf Before Joining "The Hobbit 2" (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.20.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

While we had Evangeline Lilly on the Nerd HQ stage at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 to chat about her new children's book, "The Squickerwonkers," we also...

Evangeline Lilly Reads From Children's Book "The Squickerwonkers" At Comic-Con 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Evangeline Lilly may be best known for her roles in geek culture classics, "Lost" and "The Hobbit 2," but now she's tapping into the world of fantas...

His Last Day On 'The Hobbit'

Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment

Martin Freeman is done playing Bilbo Baggins. Peter Jackson passed that word along via his Facebook page on Friday, noting that Freeman had played ...

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...

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: New Pics from the Next Hobbit Film

Dan Persons | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug gets new elves and rampaging orcs... Steel yourself for more Man of Steel... Let's go looking for the Alien Uprising...

Watch The First Trailer For 'The Hobbit 2'

Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

The precious new trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has debuted. One word to keep in mind: dragons. Warner Bros. released the "Hobbi...

When You Can See The Next 'Hobbit' Trailer

AP | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Hobbits, elves and dragons appear to be luring tourists to New Zealand as fans await their first glimpse of the second...

See A Photo From The Set Of 'The Hobbit'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson and his crew are returning to Middle-earth one last time, according to a new post the director wrote on his Facebook page. Jackson unvei...

Does This 'Hobbit' First Look Offer Major Surprise?

Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson is gearing up for the release of the next "Hobbit" film. The second film in the "Hobbit" series, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smau...

Bilbo the Billionaire: A Short History of J.R.R. Tolkien's Greed Wars

Scott Thill | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

From An Unexpected Journey's talented filmmakers and canny copyrights to the spiritually exhausted Tolkien estate, everyone's fighting for Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium as if their economies counted on it.

'Hobbit' Star Reveals One 'Unpleasant' Thing About Film

Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment

By all outward appearances, making "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was a wonderful experience for the cast and crew involved (just watch any of th...

Bad News For 'Hobbit' Fans

Posted 03.01.2013 | Entertainment

Fans of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" will have to wait a little while longer to see how things turn out -- and not because Jackson added a fourth film...

Interview With Paradise Lost Director Joe Berlinger

Justine Browning | Posted 03.30.2013 | Crime
 Justine Browning

In a new interview, Joe Berlinger reflects one his lengthy battle for the West Memphis Three's freedom and how he views the case today.

Hagiography in the SFX Age: Jackson's Hobbit

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Books
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

I was elated to watch LotR consistently exceed my (initially not very high) expectations. But after The Hobbit, I feel dread at the thought that Jackson may decide to embark on The Silmarillion next.

Why Tolkien Would Be Proud: Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Is a Better Book Adaptation (and Film) Than Any of the Lord of the Rings Films

Seth Abramson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Books
Seth Abramson

[Warning: The following article contains significant spoilers for all of the above-mentioned movies. For an additional article on this topic by this a...

The Debacle That Is the Movie Version of The Hobbit

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Frank Schaeffer

The more you love The Hobbit the more you'll hate this sorry commercialized excuse for an adaptation. Peter Jackson may look a bit like a Hobbit but don't let that fool you. He's Hollywood all the way.

Calling All Hobbits of Color

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Black Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

It becomes utterly disturbing when racial equality isn't even allowed to enter our fantasy films, which represent the furthest reaches of our dreamiest dreams.