In the extended, supercalifragilistic new home edition of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hitting shelves this fall, there'll be a dozen or so extra minutes of footage which have been edited and scored to fit right into the pic, including this never-before-seen bit of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and Lord Elrond (Hugo Weaving)'s very first little chat. Get More »
This week: Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of three movies based on the classic fantasy novel "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, which features Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen reprising his role as the wizard Gandalf from "The Lord of the Rings."
Long (well, not that long) before he was Bilbo Baggins or Dr. John Watson, Martin Freeman was Tim Canterbury, one of the long-suffering paper company employees of "The Office." And the editing wizards at Eagle Beaver Productions have found a way for Freeman to get back to his roots. Get More »
This game goes exactly how you think it does. We want you to determine which character from "The Hobbit" — Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) or Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) — you'd like to spend the rest of your days with, whose days you'd like to end for good and which one you'd enjoy (or suffer through, as the case may be) spending one single night with. Get More »
Turning yourself into an authentic Middle-Earth dwarf is not easy. Trust us, we've tried. Not only do you need to grow an incredible beard, you also need to become tremendously stout of both limb and heart, be able to simultaneously count and kill orcs and also stand no more than four and a half feet tall. Good luck, right?
Luckily, though, "The Hobbit" director Peter Jackson has basically perfected the art of turning regular people into Middle-Earth legends and now we have a fantastic pictorial guide to those transformations that allows you to see a before-and-after guide to just how he did it. Get More »
Considering that the long-awaited big screen adaptation of "The Hobbit" is being done by Peter Jackson, who of course was responsible for the zeitgeist-defining "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, most fans think they have a pretty good idea what to expect from it. You know, a lot of majestic landscapes, some great CGI, a little action, maybe some preciously loveable hobbits. That sort of thing.
But as the new trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" proves, Jackson has a few tricks up his sleeve that may just yet shatter those expectations. Get More »
You lucky Kiwis! Its cool enough that you actually live in Middle Earth itself, but now you get to venture down Peter Jackson's Hobbit hole (alright, that sounds dirty) two weeks bloody early.
The Hollywood Reporter has let it be known that native New Zealanders have first dibs on scoping out "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" when it's released there on November 28, well before it bows worldwide on December 12. Get More »
There are a lot of great movies coming out this year, and every one of them wants you to believe it's the biggest film event of the decade. "The Dark Knight Rises"! "The Hunger Games"! The Avengers"!
But as fantastic as those films look, there's one movie coming out this year that is set to rule them all: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." So before the onslaught of contenders begins, we thought we'd take a look at everything we know so far about this year's champ. Get More »