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New Shrimp Species With Hairy Feet Named After ‘The Hobbit’ Bilbo Baggins

Two new shrimp species were discovered living inside tunicates or sea squirts in Indonesia. One of them has hairy feet comparable to Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit character in one of JRR Tolkien’s novels.

Animals June 13, 2018

This Lord Of The Rings/The Hobbit Box Set Is A Massive $800

A new extended edition box set of 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies, which comes with a 100-page sketch book and its own bookshelf, is extremely cool. However, is it $800 cool?

Movies/TV Shows August 22, 2016

Two Unknown J.R.R. Tolkien Poems Have Been Discovered In A Forgotten Magazine

Two forgotten poems by Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien have been rediscovered in the confines of an old school in the heart of England exactly 80 years after their publication

Movies/TV Shows February 17, 2016

Peter Jackson On 'The Hobbit' Trilogy: 'I Was Making It Up As I Went Along'

In a shockingly candid behind-the-scenes featurette, director Peter Jackson and the the crew of 'The Hobbit' reveal the major issues that plagued the creation of the trilogy.

Movies/TV Shows November 19, 2015

Middle-Earth Map Annotated By J.R.R. Tolkien Himself Found In Old Book, On Sale For $92,000

A colored map of Middle-Earth, which was annotated by J.R.R. Tolkien, was found loose inside an old book that was handed to a bookshop in Oxford. The rare map is currently on sale for £60,000 or almost $92,000.

Arts & Culture October 24, 2015

'The Silmarillion' Will Inevitably Become A Movie, But It Really, Really Shouldn't Be

J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Silmarillion' will likely one day become a film, but the movie that will appear in theaters will be nothing like the book that inspired it.

Movies/TV Shows October 20, 2015

Vin Diesel On How Tolkien Shaped His View Of Death: 'Mortality Is A Gift'

Elijah Wood outs Vin Diesel as a Tolkienite. It's not Diesel's big secret but it is a fantastic revelation, especially when Tolkien's fantastic world helps the actor portray his character in his latest film better

Geek October 18, 2015

Humans Of New York Parody 'Orcs Of New York' Puts Mordor In The Big Apple

A parody homage to the cultural touchstone Humans of New York, Orcs of New York brings a touch of Mordor to Manhattan.

Movies/TV Shows September 17, 2015

Minecraft Users Recreate The Shire From 'The Lord Of The Rings'

Twenty-five Minecraft users have been building the Shire from 'The Lord Of The Rings' since last year, sharing images of the world on Imgur.

Geek September 4, 2015

'The Hobbit' Kingdom Of Erebor Recreated Using 120,000 LEGO Bricks

The size of the Dwarven kingdom of Erebor was an awe-inspiring, show-stopping setpiece of 'The Hobbit' films. Now, a master LEGO builder has recreated it at Minifigure scale — yet, it still stands seven feet tall.

Movies/TV Shows September 1, 2015

Man Uses 120,000 Pieces Of Lego To Build Miniature Erebor

The Dwarven kingdom of Erebor is recreated with amazing detail using 120,000 pieces of Lego.

Geek August 31, 2015

'The Hobbit' Movies Will Be Even Longer With Theatrical Release Of The Extended Editions

A limited theatrical release of the extended editions of all three 'Hobbit' films will be happening in October.

Movies/TV Shows August 26, 2015

From Unknown To Tentpole: 7 Indie Directors Who Landed Big-Budget Films

Before making it to the big leagues, a director must first get their feet wet with indie films. And sometimes those indie films help them land big-budget films. Here’s a list of popular directors who went from unknown to tentpole.

Movies/TV Shows August 24, 2015

100-Year-Old Unfinished JRR Tolkien Novel 'Story Of Kullervo' To Hit Bookshelves Aug. 27

Tolkien's century-old upublished work, "The Story of Kullervo," will finally hit bookstores in October.

Geek August 12, 2015

'The Hobbit's Bag End Really Exists — In Peter Jackson's Basement

If you've ever dreamed of living in Bilbo Baggins' home from 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'... Well, you can't. But director Peter Jackson does, and it's accessible through secret passages in his basement.

Movies/TV Shows July 1, 2015

First Edition Of 'The Hobbit' With J.R.R. Tolkien's Inscription Breaks Sales Record

A first edition of 'The Hobbit' signed by author J.R.R. Tolkien has sold for £137,000 at auction. This is more than double the world record for a first edition of the novel.

Movies/TV Shows June 5, 2015

'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' Gets The Brutal 'Honest Trailer' Treatment

'The Hobbit' trilogy has finally come to a close, and The Battle of Five Armies is out on Blu-ray. What better time to rip into the series for being a bloated mess than now?

Movies/TV Shows March 24, 2015

Weta Digital, Epic Games Team Up To Bring The Hobbit VR. Sweet!

Tolkien fans will eat their hearts out for a two-and-a-half minute virtual trip to Middle-Earth care of Epic Games and Weta Digital.

Video Games March 7, 2015

Tolkien's The One Ring Explained In 5 Minutes

Think you know 'The Lord of the Rings' all-important ring of power, aka the One Ring? This five minute tell-all will answer your every question about Sauron's precious.

Movies/TV Shows February 9, 2015

9-Year-Old 'Lord Of The Rings' Fan Suspended For Threatening To Use The One Ring On Classmate

A Kermit, Texas school recently suspended a 9-year-old boy for threatening to use the "One Ring" from 'The Hobbit' books and movies to make a classmate disappear. The school called it a terrorist threat.

Internet Culture February 2, 2015

Dedicated 'Lord Of The Rings' Fan Creates Intricately Detailed Map Of Middle-Earth On Starbucks Cup

Over the years, there have been some amazing works courtesy of the Tolkien fanbase, and this Starbucks/Middle-earth map is easily one of the best.

Internet Culture January 29, 2015

'The Hobbit' Fan Edit Proves That The Story Probably Works Better As One Film

One fan of 'The Hobbit' recently got creative with the trilogy of films, cutting them all down and merging them together into a single four-hour film, proving that maybe Peter Jackson should have done the same.

Movies/TV Shows January 20, 2015

This Sting Replica From 'The Hobbit' Glows Blue When It Detects Wi-Fi

You can't buy it, but you can make this awesome Sting with the ability to detect Wi-Fi yourself.

Geek December 24, 2014

Watch How 'The Hobbit' Uses Dolby Atmos Sound To Insert You Into The Action

Have you noticed the intricacies of the sound in 'The Hobbit' movies? You really should, because Peter Jackson takes full advantage of the latest technology from Dolby to create a breathtaking soundscape.

Movies/TV Shows December 19, 2014

What Happens Before 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies'? A Rap Battle, Of Course

One rap to rule them all.

Movies/TV Shows December 17, 2014

'The Hobbit' Box Office: Finale Could Hit $80 Million Opening Weekend

Is this the end for Middle-Earth? If so, Warner Bros. should be happy that 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' is tracking awfully well, and should bring in a huge opening weekend.

Movies/TV Shows December 17, 2014

Lord Of The Rings Litter Box Is This Tolkien Super-Fan's Dream Come True

The perfect home for two cats named Sam and Frodo.

Internet Culture December 17, 2014

‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Review: A Fond Farewell To Middle-Earth?

Director Peter Jackson departs Middle-Earth with his latest ‘Hobbit’ installment. Find out if the series goes out heroically or succumbs to the gluttony of its own design.

Movies/TV Shows December 16, 2014

Martin Freeman Hosts 'SNL' With A Genius Mashup Of 'The Hobbit' And 'The Office’

Martin Freeman hosted the Dec. 13 episode of 'Saturday Night Live.' During his appearance on the show, he imagined what would happen if two of his biggest franchises collided.

Movies/TV Shows December 14, 2014

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview Smaug The Dragon

Here's something you never expected to see: thanks to the magic of CGI, Smaug the dragon from 'The Hobbit' was the special guest interviewee on last night's 'Colbert Report.'

Movies/TV Shows December 12, 2014

'The Hobbit' Is The Last Middle-Earth Movie Ever, Like It Or Not

Peter Jackson's had a great run in Middle-Earth, but it's over with the release of 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.' No matter what, there can't be any more movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's works.

Movies/TV Shows December 2, 2014

'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies': Armies Go To War In New Clip

The battle has begun in this new clip from 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.' It's only a minute long, but it packs in a ton of action and giant-scale spectacle.

Movies/TV Shows December 2, 2014

'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies': WB Unleashes 7 New High-Res Images

Warner Bros. has posted some beautiful new high-res images from 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.' Feast your eyes and get ready for the movie.

Movies/TV Shows December 1, 2014

Behold the final trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

It's here. The last trailer for the last movie in Peter Jackson's Middle Earth series. 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' looks massive, but wait until you see the trolls.

Movies/TV Shows November 6, 2014

Exclusive clip: Floating down the river with the dwarves of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Extended Edition'

This exclusive bonus features clip from 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Extended Edition' Blu-ray features several of the film's star dwarves floating down the river in barrels.

Movies/TV Shows November 3, 2014

Billy Boyd performs and co-wrote end title song for 'The Hobbit'

An old friend is returning to Middle-Earth to sing the end titles song for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.' Actor Billy Boyd, aka Pippin Took, not only sings the new song but co-wrote it as well.

Movies/TV Shows October 26, 2014

'The Hobbit' trilogy cost a massive $745 million to make: Warner Bros. already made $2 billion

'The Hobbit' trilogy, which should have been a two-part film in the early days, cost Warner Bros. $745 million to make. But that's OK, the studio has already made a huge profit and the third film isn't even out yet.

Movies/TV Shows October 24, 2014

Air New Zealand creates most epic flight safety clip, takes passengers to Middle-earth [Video]

Air New Zealand has teamed up once again with 'Lord of the Rings' director Peter Jackson to bring 'The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made' to the skies.

Movies/TV Shows October 24, 2014

You have to see Benedict Cumberbatch's motion-capture performance as Smaug

Behind-the-scenes footage of Benedict Cumberbatch's motion-capture performance of Smaug in 'The Hobbit' movies shows the actor really getting into the role.

Movies/TV Shows October 23, 2014

'Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor' review roundup: One game to rule them all

What are critics saying about the new 'Lord of the Rings' game, 'Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor?' Great things.

Geek September 26, 2014

The Hobbit: Feast your eyes on this epic 'Battle of the Five Armies' banner

Warner Bros. has released the huge, wide promotional banner for the third 'Hobbit' movie. It contains the most imagery we've seen from the story's conclusion yet.

Movies/TV Shows September 15, 2014

'The Hobbit' now has its own line of licensed beers

If you've ever wanted to drink beer based on characters from Middle-Earth, today's your lucky day. Three 'Hobbit' characters are getting licensed beers, and they ship this week.

Internet Culture August 18, 2014

New 'Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor' trailer: Unleash the power of the wraith

Dominate your foes and learn their secrets in a new trailer for 'Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor.'

Geek July 31, 2014

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' trailer debuts online

It's here at last. The first trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' is online.

Movies/TV Shows July 28, 2014

Comic-Con 2014: Five things to look forward to

There is a lot to look forward to from the largest geek gathering of the summer, but some stand out from the rest. Find out what you should keep an eye out for this weekend.

Movies/TV Shows July 24, 2014

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