I recently turned to The Hobbit when I was down with a killer migraine. Reading it wasn't exactly like meeting an old friend, because I didn't remember most of the book. But that didn't matter, because opening up the book and diving in, I felt welcomed by the narrative voice which is so very wise and warm -- and wry.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is hitting theaters in December, and what's a better way to welcome it than mashing it up with one of the most quotable movies of our time- Mean Girls. Check out the animated sketch, from Leigh Lahav after the break.
Launching nationwide tomorrow at Denny's is the new menu for the next installment in the trilogy... The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, hitting theaters December 13th. The menu will consist of some returning items, like Hobbit Hole Breakfast and some interesting new items as well.
Here are five intriguing programs on the schedule at Comic Con that you should seriously consider checking out, whether you're into anime, Star Trek, Thor, or something else equally geeky.
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...
while Deakins is quick to play down whatever small role he played in WALL•E's eventual enormous box office success, his creative contribution did not go unnoticed by others in the animation industry.
A flood of Oscar winners, nominees and those that should have been hit stores in the last few weeks. Here's a rundown of recent new films that have just debuted on DVD and BluRay.
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.
Was Tolkien describing the Amatola Mountains?
A roiling visual extrusion rendered from computer-generated imagery, Jack the Giant Slayer makes you long for the days of Ray Harryhausen.
The Cameron Crazies represent a unique combination of a comic book nerd's intellectuality with the determination of the most rabid Boston Red Sox fan, so attending a Duke basketball game is a marriage of theatre of the absurd with the loudest sporting event imaginable.
Texas Chainsaw 3D topped the box office this weekend with a robust $23 million. That this under-marketed film was still able to kick up a solid opening is proof of the franchise's long-standing popularity with genre fans (this is the seventh entry in 40 years).
Travel website Orbitz.com just released its 2013 forecast of all things travel and here's the inside scoop.
Even Tolkien realized The Hobbit would, and should, be seen as a prelude to his larger work. The world of Lord of the Rings took precedence, and The Hobbit was adjusted to fit that world.
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.
Set off on your own adventure to the places that inspired the on-screen settings in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and the original "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.