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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Fans of the greatest realm can rejoice! ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies‘ extended edition is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 17, however, if you want to own it on Digital HD then you can get in on the action a month earlier on October 20.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We are at the end of this ‘Hobbit‘ trilogy with ‘The Battle of the Five Armies‘. The last three years seem to have gone by fairly fast. It seems like yesterday when I was writing about Warner Bros. heading back to Middle Earth with the ‘Hobbit‘. I was super stoked about it, because I was such a huge fan of the ‘Lord of the Rings‘ trilogy. I think I saw each of those films five times in the theater, owned each version that came out on DVD and Blu-ray, and went back to see them when they were re-released. I just can’t get enough of the ‘LOTR‘ films. But shortly after the announcement that we were receiving a ‘Hobbit‘ film, things started going downhill.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Middle Earth has played host to some of the most sweeping of stories in literary reference, the condensed versions of these tales have been burned to disc on the many formats available, and finally ‘The Hobbit‘ trilogy can be a complete collection in March once the end-piece, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies‘, releases to Blu-ray and DVD.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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We are at the end of this ‘Hobbit‘ trilogy with ‘The Battle of the Five Armies‘. The last three years seem to have gone by fairly fast. It seems like yesterday when I was writing about Warner Bros. heading back to Middle Earth with the ‘Hobbit‘. I was super stoked about it, because I was such a huge fan of the ‘Lord of the Rings‘ trilogy. I think I saw each of those films five times in the theater, owned each version that came out on DVD and Blu-ray, and went back to see them when they were re-released. I just can’t get enough of the ‘LOTR‘ films. But shortly after the announcement that we were receiving a ‘Hobbit‘ film, things started going downhill.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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We’ve waited for it, and if you’re like me you’ve scoured the interwebs looking for any sign of an official trailer to the final chapter from Peter Jackson’s J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’. It is here!!!  Just released, I watched, I got goosebumps, then I began this post.

 

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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And we’ve arrived in the 2nd year of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy with ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘, and let me tell you, it’s a big improvement on the last film, which was released the same time last year. First off, we don’t have to spend a half hour inside Bilbo’s home with thirteen dwarves eating, drinking, and singing songs about washing dishes and Bilbo’s unhappy attitude. In this sequel things start off fast and to the point, which is sure to excite all audiences. Still, adapting J.R.R Tolkien’s less than 300 page novel into three separate films might be a bit much, but damn if it isn’t fun and highly entertaining this time around with a giant fire breathing dragon, some epic battles, a familiar elf, and an escape from orcs that I could watch 100 times in a row and never tire of. Just like the previous films set in Middle Earth, I expect another billion dollars for Jackson and co.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. has just released the second brand new trailer for the upcoming ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘, which will be released on December 13th. This will be the second film in the planned trilogy from Peter Jackson.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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We are halfway there, folks. Peter Jackson’s middle sequel in his Hobbit series is coming out December 13th from Warner Bros. and it looks amazing. Here is your first look at the film, which we get to see full on, the dragon known as Smaug, which is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. I enjoyed the first film, but felt like there was something lacking from it, as you can read HERE. This looks intense and much better thatn ‘An Unexpected Journey‘. I can’t wait.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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I’m not too surprised at this and congratulate everyone involve with this, but this happend, because of the extra charges for 3D and the 48 fps.  I’m curious to see how much all three ‘Lord of the Rings’ films would have made if they charged what they did with ‘The Hobbit‘ back then.  So far, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ has made over $940 million worldwide since it debuted in theaters December 14th.  This is more than ‘The Two Towers‘ and ‘Fellowship‘.

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‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Film Review!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Dec 13th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Welcome back to Middle Earth.  Peter Jackson‘s version of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘, which covers the first six chapters of the 19 chapter book, is very faithful to the original material. Jackson has gone back to the world that made him a household name and literally translated verbatim from page to screen, which is sure to blow the minds of fans of the book. However, at its almost 3 hour run-time, ‘The Hobbit‘ feels sluggish and never seems to pick up any sort of pace.  That being said, i have no doubt this movie will make hundreds of millions of dollars before the year is over.

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Check Out the new TV Spot for ‘The Hobbit’!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 24th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Here is the first TV spot for Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ film.  Short and sweet, just like Hobbits.  Whoa, that sounded creepy. Synopsis: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield.”

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Hi, Bryan Here…

The host of Comedy Central’s ‘Colbert Report’, Stephen Colbert has been a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and his work for a long time.  Colbert has mentioned his fandom about Tolkien’s works on his Comedy Central show for years now.  Well, it looks like Mr. Peter Jackson has made one of his dreams come true.  A source close to the project has confirmed that Jackson has added Mr. Colbert to the film trilogy, however it won’t be the upcoming ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, which is set to release December 14 of this year.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

Peter Jackson just confirmed the he will split ‘The Hobbit’ into three films, just like he did with his ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.  The third film will be released in the summer of 2014.  Jackson talked a little bit about this at Comic-Con recently, but nothing was final.  Jackson explained that he had “a wealth of storytelling that came from 125 pages of appendices that JRR Tolkien included in a later publication of ‘Return of the King’.

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‘THE HOBBIT’, Production Video #7 is Here!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 7th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Here is video #7 of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’.  For an entirely different look at the Hobbit production in New Zealand, we move away from location shooting and take a tour of the studio.  All sorts of cool goodies in here.  I can’t wait to return to Middle Earth with new and old characters.  Enjoy.

 

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Hi Bryan Here….

Good news everyone.  Billy Connolly has joined the cast in the role of Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield.  Such good news.  Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh took a hiatus from ‘The Hobbit’ to introduce the ‘West Memphis Three’ documentary at Sundance, since they funded quote a bit of the DNA testing for the freedom of the three guys. Once back on ‘The Hobbit’, they cast Connolly.

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Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ Has A Trailer!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Dec 20th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…..

Well it is finally here.  Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit is coming sooner than later and now we get a glimpse of the magic.  Cannot wait to see this.  This trailer should be on prints of TinTin so see it in the theatre and cheer like I will.  Enjoy!!!

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Hi Bryan Here….

Peter Jackson declined last minute to come to comic-con due to his epic ‘Hobbit’ double feature wasn’t near ready yet to bee seen, but he did give us a tiny glimpse into Middle Earth once again.  This is going to be epic.  Enjoy the picture above.



Hi Bryan Here….

Here is the second video production diary on the most anticipated ‘Hobbit’ film.  Peter Jackson talks to us again about filming, pre production and locations.  Check out the first one HERE.  Another great addition to ‘The Hobbit’ video diaries.  Enjoy.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Here’s a photo of the three brother dwarves Nori (Jed Brophy), Ori (Adam Brown) and Dori (Mark Hadlow) as they’ll look in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by Peter Jackson.  I must say they look amazing.  Man ‘The Hobbit’ cannot come out fast enough.  ALl these images of Bilbo and Gandalf lately are just amping me up.  I’m sure there will be tons more images and videos coming in the near future.

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Hi Bryan Here….

My Geek-o-meter is full on Bat-Shit Awesome right now.  Seeing all these production stills and interviews with the cast and crew of “The Hobbit” is just getting me more and more excited and then Peter Jackson unloaded this ten minute video production diary on me.  And HOLY SHIT.  Seeing all these images of some of my favorite sets and characters again has made me go insane to get back to Middle Earth as soon as possible.  I am totally looking forward to watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy again.

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Hi Bryan Here…

I can’t believe it has been more then ten years since Peter Jackson unleashed his vision of Lord of the Rings on the world.  It has been a long and treacherous journey in getting this film, “The Hobbit” green-lit and made.  At first director Guillermo DEl Toro was attached to direct and I would have loved to have seen his vision.  But alas, the main maestro is behind the camera again to finish what he started a decade ago.

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The Hobbit Spy Set Pics For Your Viewing Pleasure!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Feb 22nd, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Straight from Miramar, NZ, we have some set pics from the upcoming epic Hobbit film.  Seeing these, brings back memories from the Lord of the Rings films all those years ago.  I am so looking forward to this.

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See The 14 Actors in “The Hobbit:!!

by Bryan Kluger on Feb 11th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Got an email from Weta telling me that they have their 14 actors for The Hobbit and introducing them to the world.  The picture shows us the one Hobbit and 13 dwarves as they adventure on their journey.

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“YOU SHALL NOT PASS….ON THE HOBBIT FILM”!!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Jan 11th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Sir Ian Mckellen has just wrote in his blog that he has accepted the role of Gandalf once again for the upcoming Hobbit 2 parter.  This is such great news.  So glad that I will get to see Mckellen once again reprise his role as Gandalf.

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Bryan Here…

So now that the Union has stopped protesting, since Peter Jackson threatened to move the Hobbit Film to Eastern Europe to shoot rather than keeping it in New Zealand, production is a go.  For now.

Below are who is cast so far in the Hobbit.  You might recognize some of them.

Martin Freeman will be Bilbo Baggins.  You might remember him from the UK Office tv series, love Actually, or Hot Fuzz.

Richard Armitage will be Thoren Oakenshield.  You might remember him from the tv shows of MI5 or the BBC Robin Hood Show.

Aidan Turner will be Kili.  You might recognize him from the tv shows of Being Human and The Clinic.

Rob Kazinski will be Fili.  You might know him from the BBC soap opera Eastenders.

Graham McTavish will be Dwalin.  You might recognize him from the last season of 24 or the last Rambo movie.

What do you think of the casting choices so far?



Hi, Bryan Here….

Here we have a new ‘Hobbit’ trailer with tons of new footage.  December is coming up fast and I can’t wait.  This is the second official trailer for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, part 1 of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Trilogy. Starring Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield). A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Also starring Benedict Cumberbatch (The Necromancer), Elijah Wood (Frodo), Hugo Weaving (Elrond), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Christopher Lee (Saruman).  Enjoy.  ‘The Hobbit’ will be released on December 14th.

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Film Review: ‘Tolkien’!!

by Janet White on May 10th, 2019

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

“Even the smallest person can change the course of history.” – Lady Galadriel

 

Amazing words that continue to inspire people years after John Ronald Reuel Tolkien aka J. R. R. Tolkien’s (Nicholas Hoult) passing. From a very young age, Tolkien was a dreamer. Encouraged by his theatrical mother with her animated storytelling, Tolkien portrays its namesake as a person simultaneously living in two different worlds nearly all of the time. Set in England and France, the viewer gains insight into Tolkien’s beginnings and influences. Books were his constant companion that provided an escape from losing his father and later his mother. It is no wonder that Tolkien went on to write two of the most complex and fantastical books of all time. As an orphan, Tolkien meets the love of his life, Edith Bratt (Lily Collins) and his quest to find love, thrive in college, and eventually establish himself in a career takes off from there.

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