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The Hobbit an Unexpected Journey

Bilbo Goes On An 8-Bit Adventure In "The Hobbit" Video Game Makeover

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment

In case you (somehow) managed to miss the first two "Hobbit" films, we've got a quick and easy way for you to catch up. Quite a lot of chit-chatting a...

The Year's Most Pirated Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson's second installment in the "Hobbit" trilogy is being heralded as one of the year's biggest box-office success stories, but it turns out...

The Unexpected Desolation of Peter Jackson's Hobbit Movies

Paul Katz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

The part of the story I most wanted to see handled by Peter Jackson and team now exists. For my taste, they didn't get it right.

The Hobbit's Ultimate Guide to New Zealand

Viator | Posted 02.15.2014 | Travel
Viator

While filming, many of the cast expressed concerns that viewers would think the landscape was fake. How, they argued, could moviegoers believe that such stunning scenery is real? Where in the world do thundering waterfalls, turquoise lakes, volcanic pinnacles, and alpine glaciers all occupy a terrain with hardly any people?

In The Hobbit, Why Does Gandalf Choose Bilbo to Be the Burglar?

Quora | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Joshua Engel, Gandalf was an Istari, one of the Maiar, of the same order as Sauron.  I...

Why Did Gandalf Decide To Go on the Quest With the Dwarves?

Quora | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Nakul Santpurkar, Curiouser and Curiouser *Possible spoilers*Gandalf's decision to joi...

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...

'Mean Elves' Is The Animated Mashup Of 'The Hobbit' And 'Mean Girls' You Never Saw Coming

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment

If you absolutely loved "The Hobbit" and also "Mean Girls," well, then you have very wide-ranging and eclectic tastes in movie genres. More specifi...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

Why Viggo Mortensen Turned Down 'The Hobbit'

Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment

When "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hit theaters in December, fans were treated to the sight of some familiar faces from "Lord of the Rings," inc...

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...

Mike Ryan

Benedict Cumberbatch On His Secret 'Star Trek' Character

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment

Ah, yes, the trials and tribulations of interviewing an actor about the role he's playing when that actor can't really talk about said role. Or, as Be...

DVDs: Horrible Hobbit, Great Day-Lewis, Treacly Life of Pi and More Oscar Faves Hit Stores

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

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.

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...

$1 Billion

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 03.03.2013 | Entertainment

Good news for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" just broke the $1 billion mark in global earnings at the box office. R...

Weekend Box Office: Texas Chainsaw 3D Tops the First Weekend of 2013 While Promised Land Tanks

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

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).

In Defense of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Stephen D. Winick

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.

Another Children's Book Turned Into Young Adult: My Take on The Hobbit Movie(s)

Monica Edinger | Posted 02.27.2013 | Books
Monica Edinger

Recently, I went on a rant about the way the term "young adult" is more and more being used to describe books that are for children. Well, I think there is something of that same sensibility going on with the new Hobbit movie trilogy.

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...

Calling All Hobbits of Color

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.20.2013 | 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.