Topic: The Lord of the Rings

This New Clip From The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Is All Kinds Of Epic

This New Clip From The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Is All Kinds Of Epic

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies had its world premiere in London yesterday. The red carpet was livestreamed for fans, and it included the first official clip from the movie. We’ve gotten plenty of trailers and TV spots at this point, but they mostly feature one- or two-second shots or bits of dialogue. It’s exciting to finally see an actual scene as it will presumably play out in the theater. More »

This Hobbit-Themed Air New Zealand Video Will Get You Super Pumped About Plane Safety

This Hobbit-Themed Air New Zealand Video Will Get You Super Pumped About Plane Safety

New Zealand prides itself on being a real-life version of Middle-earth. And that pride is totally justified, because it’s one of the most gorgeous places I’ve ever seen… on a movie/TV/computer screen. Sadly I’ve never seen it in real life, but thanks to clever things like this new Hobbit-themed safety video from Air New Zealand, I just keep moving it higher and higher up on my bucket list. More »

13 Actors Who Could Have Played Iconic Roles

13 Actors Who Could Have Played Iconic Roles

Severus Snape? Alan Rickman. Marty McFly? Michael J. Fox. Vivian Ward? Julia Roberts. We all know and love these characters, and their actors’ portrayals of them were so perfect, it can be hard to imagine anyone else playing them. But guess what? If things had gone a little differently, Alan Rickman might not have landed Snape, Michael J. Fox may not have donned Marty’s orange vest, and Julia Roberts may not have become one of the world’s most well-known prostitutes. That’s right: Each of these characters were originally pitched to different actors, and in some cases, were even recast midway through shooting. What other iconic characters might have ended up being played by totally different actors? Read on to find out! More »

14 Fictional Witches and Wizards To Help You Deal With ‘Harry Potter’ Withdrawal

14 Fictional Witches and Wizards To Help You Deal With 'Harry Potter' Withdrawal

I know, I know; the last Harry Potter movie just came out, and now NOTHING MAGICAL WILL EVER HAPPEN AGAIN. EVER. But don’t worry! That’s not actually true! Look, here are 14 more fictional witches and wizards that already exist, just waiting for you to discover them and enjoy their adventures! They may not have Chocolate Frogs or Firebolts, but they’re just as fun. Really. Why not give these magical guys (and gals) a chance? More »

Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie to Play an Elf (Again) in ‘The Hobbit’

Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie to Play an Elf (Again) in 'The Hobbit'

Bret McKenzie, one half of the comedy-singer duo Flight of the Conchords, is no stranger to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films. In fact, the New Zealand-born McKenzie appeared as an extra in the trilogy, named “Figwit” (“Frodo is great… who is that?!”) by the fans. With The Hobbit now shooting in NZ, McKenzie will reprise his role, in a sense — he’ll play not Figwit, but a Rivendell elf named Lindir. More »