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 »
Well, well, well. Look at who's got himself an elvish little sense of humor!
Orlando Bloom has now completed his work on "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" (for the uninitiated, it's also commonly* referred to as "The Hobbit 3: Shameless Cash Run"), so to celebrate him putting down that blonde wig and quiver set once and for all, Bloom and director Peter Jackson decided to pay a little homage to some on-point but long forgotten viral funnydom. Get More »
"I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion." –Nicolas Cage
Greetings from the apocalypse! The spring equinox is upon us, and even though we know what it looks like from space what's more important is how it looks from Miami, Florida … bikinis and big booties, yo! This weekend there's lots in store for all my party peeps, unless you're on the east coast, in which case it might snow again. SPRING BREAK, Y'ALL! 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."
For anybody who loves a good story, genealogy is a fascinating thing. There's nothing quite like the thrill of uncovering a tale of an ancestor's life and learning how they lived, how they came to America, where they worked, the wars they fought in or who they loved. There's something magical about it.
Now just imagine how magical it would be if your family was from Middle-earth. Get More »
As much as we love "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" and all that Middle-earth whimsicality, we have to admit that, frankly, we have just about no damn idea what's actually happening most of the time. Seriously, the first "Lord of the Rings" movie has a seven-minute prologue just to introduce the ring. Our high school history teachers would be amazed we stayed awake through that much backstory.
You think you know Hobbits? Man, you don't know anything.
J.R.R. Tolkien may be known as something of a completist when it comes to his own Middle-earth mythology, but apparently there were a few tidbits about the little people of the Shire that he neglected to include. Luckily, we have a true Tolkien scholar to fill in those vast gaps of knowledge: Gary Busey. Get More »
In a reminder that you should never count out a maniac wielding a chainsaw, "Texas Chainsaw 3D" overturned the applecart at the box office this weekend, topping the charts with an estimated $23 million according to Film.com.
That meant that returning hits "Django Unchained" ($20.1 million), "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" ($17.5 million) and "Les Misérables" ($16.1 million) were all bumped down a spot. "Texas Chainsaw's" reign looks to be short lived, though, with "Gangster Squad" and "Zero Dark Thirty" both scheduled to go nationwide next weekend.
For a full rundown of this week's figures, including numbers for comedies "Parental Guidance" and "This Is 40" as well as the Matt Damon release "Promised Land," head to Film.com.
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 »