Topic: Martin Freeman

The Pros and Cons Of Dating A Hobbit

The Pros and Cons Of Dating A Hobbit

Even though I’m pretty sure I would marry Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry or Pippin in a heartbeat (maybe even all of them, if they’re up for a little polygamy), having a hobbit as a significant other would likely have its drawbacks. So in honor of this Friday’s release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of dating a hobbit. More »

Benedict Cumberbatch Explains That Plot Twist At The End Of Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch Explains That Plot Twist At The End Of Sherlock

You know the plot twist I’m talking about. I’m sincerely hoping that nobody clicks on this link without watching the first two seasons of BBC’s Sherlock, but in case you do, this is your warning to cease and desist the reading of this post or be prepared to suffer the consequences. (Namely: being really disappointed with yourself for reading spoilers, but also a light tummy ache and sensitivity to light. You’ve been warned.) More »

Snap This: Your Complete First Look at ‘The Hobbit’

Snap This: Your Complete First Look at 'The Hobbit'

Ever since Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of The Hobbit finished up its first block of shooting, first-look images have been trickling out bit by bit (I’ll say this for the film’s PR folk: They certainly know how to keep their drooling fans begging for more). You’ve probably already seen the first one. which gave us a glance at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins; what it didn’t give us was a more detailed look at the giant party of dwarves behind the hobbit that seem to have taken over his dining room table (oh, Entertainment Weekly, you tease!). Who are these dwarves? How did they get there? What on Middle-Earth is going on here?! Read on to meet the dwarves! More »

Video: Peter Jackson’s Second ‘Hobbit’ Video Blog

Video: Peter Jackson's Second 'Hobbit' Video Blog

Back at the beginning of June, The Hobbit finished up its first block of shooting, and in honor of the occasion, Peter Jackson has just posted his second video blog chronicling the production process. Interesting things to note here include the crew’s commemorative jackets (“54 days down, 200 to go!”), the fact that Andy Serkis is the second unit director as well as Gollum, and what the cast and crew are planning on doing during their break. The next block of shooting begins on September 5, and since it’s going to involve a whole lot of location shooting, a good chunk of the blog gives an inside look about what goes into location scouting. Sometimes this means watching Peter Jackson juggle a cup of tea miraculously without spilling it as he goes trooping through the mountains. It’s pretty amusing. There’s also a few more images of Martin Freeman (who will presumably be using his break to shoot the next season of Sherlock) and Hugo Weaving as Bilbo and Elrond. Check it out after the jump! More »