Project Northmoor Enlists Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman & More For Effort To Save J.R.R. Tolkien’s Oxford Home

A crowdfunding effort called Project Northmoor has formed a fellowship of some fantastic people to aid its effort to save the Oxford home where The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien penned his fantasy epic. At the helm is author Julia Golding, and she’s enlisted Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins! Or, rather, actors Sir Ian […]

‘Sherlock’ Season 4: Post Real Life Split, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington Filmed Their Scenes As Newlyweds

Sherlock Season 4 newlyweds are no longer a real life couple. Martin Freeman, who plays Dr. Watson, and Amanda Abbington, who plays Mary Morstan, have split after 16 years together. The couple reportedly separated two weeks before the production on Sherlock Season 4 commenced. Both Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington have confirmed the “amicable” split, […]

Martin Freeman Says His New Zombie Movie Is Serious Art

Martin Freeman, the English actor, is on a visit to Australia to film Cargo, an Australian movie that is based on a short film that went viral after making it to the finals in Australia’s Tropfest in 2013. The original movie’s central character is a man who is helping his baby daughter to survive a […]

Orlando Bloom Exposure Triggers Online Stampede For More Nudity

Orlando Bloom’s shock and awe campaign was a phenomenal success across the board, as Yahoo would attest. Not since Operation Desert Storm in Iraq has a mission accomplished its target with such precision. Now, the entire World Wide Web is reeling from the adrenaline rush of Wednesday night. Henceforth, August 3, 2016, should go down […]

Orlando Bloom Joins The Extraordinary League Of Hollywood Bare-All Actors

Orlando Bloom has been seen by the whole world with his recent full frontal nudity on Twitter, according to the New York Daily News. The Pirates of the Carribean star has effectively shut down the internet with his recent bold action. Now the last few weeks’ big stories, such as the continuing Taylor Swift and […]

James Bond: Aidan Turner Way Ahead Of Twelve 007 Candidates

The James Bond search continues, but now one guy suddenly lords it over the rest. Aidan Turner has a lead, according to The Sun, that will be very hard to beat. Aidan’s lead seems to have come out of nowhere, but the fact remains that he has always been in the list without ever getting […]

8 Saoirse Ronan Facts Few People Know, Including How To Pronounce Her Name

Saoirse Ronan has fully established her place in Hollywood, with her wonderful Irish accent and her talent and charm. But there are a number of things about this wonderful Irish gal that few people know, including how to pronounce her name. 1. So how is Saoirse Ronan’s name pronounced? Swide reports that Ronan has explained […]

‘The Hobbit:’ How The Russians Did It First In 1985 [Video]

You might have thought Peter Jackson was the first to produce a full-length feature film of J.R.R. Tolkien’s story of The Hobbit back in 2012. It turns out that isn’t actually true — just like putting a man into space, the Russians got there first. Move over Peter Jackson, Vladimir Latyshev was the first to […]

Bringing J.R.R. Tolkien Back: ‘Hobbit’ And ‘LotR’ Rare Prequel Story To Be Published [Update]

HarperCollins is bringing J.R.R. Tolkien back all the way to the “First Age” of the Lord of the Rings universe, according to the Daily Dot. As the voracious reading masses devour new finds, first by Harper Lee, then by Dr. Seuss, an unfinished story by J.R.R. Tolkien that pre-dates The Hobbit and The Lord of […]

R.I.P Christopher Lee: The Screen’s Most Prolific Star

This week, fans around the world said goodbye to the most prolific movie actor of any generation, Sir Christopher Lee, who died last Sunday at the age of 93. Christopher Lee became recognized in 2007 by Guinness Book of World Records for most screen credits, which at the time stood at 244 before Lee acted […]

Christopher Lee: 3 Dark Facts You Did Not Know

Christopher Lee was 93-years-old when he died. His roles in films like the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series, as well as the Star Wars franchise, are well-known. But here are three dark bits of knowledge about Christopher Lee that you may take to the grave with you. Christopher Lee Was A Heavy Metal […]

‘Captain America: Civil War’: Alleged Concept Art Leaks And Martin Freeman Joins Cast

Marvel fans have received several unexpected surprises this week, as new concept art purported to be from Captain America: Civil War has leaked online, amid news that Hobbit star Martin Freeman will be joining the cast. The new concept art comes via blogger Umberto Gonzalez, formerly of Latino-Review, according to Moviepilot, who posted two images […]

‘Battle of Five Armies’ Kingdom Captured in LEGOs

By all accounts, The Battle of the Five Armies has been a huge success for director Peter Jackson, and is the third and final installment in The Hobbit film trilogy. Though critics have sometimes been hard on the film, citing an abundant use of computer-generated imagery, fans have responded to the film with much enthusiasm. […]

Today Is Tolkien Reading Day, How Are You Celebrating?

For many fans of Tolkien’s varied works, Tolkien Reading Day marks a special time where the world celebrates as a whole on the Professor’s legacy. Set on March 25, the date has significance because of the history of perhaps Tolkien’s greatest work, The Lord of the Rings. But what is Tolkien Reading Day? Established in […]

Magic Hobbit Ring Suspension Causes Outrage: Texas School Accuses Boy Of Terrorism

A magic Hobbit ring suspension is causing outrage on social media. The story of Aiden Steward, a nine-year-old boy from an elementary school in Texas went viral over the weekend, and people have expressed their disbelief and outrage over the boy’s suspension on the internet. According to the Washington Post, Aiden Steward, a student at […]

One Ring: Texas Fourth Grader Suspended For Bringing ‘Ring Of Power’ To School

One ring to rule them all. That line may sound familiar to those that are fans of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, but some people may not always get it. That appears to be the case in Texas, as a young boy was suspended from his fourth grade class because he brought his […]

Magic ‘Hobbit’ Ring Suspension: Fourth-Grader Suspended For Playing Out ‘Hobbit’ Magic At School

Playing out scenes related to the magic Hobbit ring led to a boy’s suspension from school. The fourth grader from Kermit Elementary School allegedly brought a ring to his class and told a classmate that his magic ring could make him disappear. According to Odessa American, Aiden Steward’s comment was viewed by school staff as […]

‘The Hobbit’ Director Peter Jackson To Open WWI Museum

After finishing his work on The Hobbit trilogy, director Peter Jackson will help launch a World War I museum in Wellington, New Zealand. Jackson was speaking on Wednesday at a Screen Advisory Board event to promote local film projects with the Park Road Post Production offices. According to the Associated Press, Jackson is a WWI […]

‘Hannibal’ Casts Richard Armitage As ‘The Tooth Fairy’ For Season 3

Fresh from his performance as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit trilogy, Richard Armitage has been cast to play The Tooth Fairy in Season 3 of NBC’s Hannibal. The British thespian has devoted the last several years of his career to playing the King of the Dwarves in director Peter Jackson’s adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien […]

From The Hobbit To Taking On Nazi War Criminals: Martin Freeman Talks About His New Role In Adolf Eichmann Film

Making the leap from playing Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit to appearing in a film about a notorious Nazi war criminal is pretty much the exact opposite of typecasting and a challenge which Martin Freeman has relished. Adolf Eichmann is universally regarded as one of history’s monsters. He was one of the key architects of […]

‘The Hobbit’ Toppled At The Box Office While Stars Weigh In On Romantic Subplot

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies had a wonderful run at the top of the box office following its December 2014 release, but the juggernaut may have finally reached he end of all things. For the first time since its release three weeks ago, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies was not the […]

‘Taken 3’ Placed To End The Box Office Reign Of ‘The Hobbit’

For three weeks, the final installment of Peter Jackson’s treatment of The Hobbit has reigned supreme at the box office. Last weekend, the film both topped $700 million globally, according to Vanity, and brought in $52.2 million over the weekend. But, after several weeks of amazing performance, Vanity expects to see receipts for The Hobbit: […]

‘The Hobbit’ Is The Last Middle Earth Film — No ‘Silmarillion’ To Come

The final installment in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy is going out with a bang, dominating the box office for much of its run in theaters. But now it seems that The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies will be Jackson’s very last film in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Despite a few reports from last […]

‘The Hobbit’ And Its ‘Five Armies’ Win Battle Of Box Office For Third Straight Week

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is a juggernaut that simply cannot be beat. The third and final installation of The Hobbit series has won the box office battle for the third straight week. The win is especially impressive considering there were some who thought The Hobbit would finally meet its match this weekend. […]

The Hobbit Battles Its Way to the Top Box Office Spot

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be facing tough competition from Unbroken and Into the Woods this weekend, according to some box office analysts. Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at, gave his opinion on the how well he believes The Hobbit will do this holiday weekend versus the other […]

Why Jamie Oliver Turned Down A Role In The Hobbit

Jamie Oliver, the popular celebrity chef, was asked to cook for The Hobbit director Peter Jackson’s 50th birthday. In exchange, he would get to be a hobbit in the film. Oliver described the situation as “the worst thing that happened to me,” because he couldn’t do it. Oliver discussed the lost opportunity while talking to […]

10 Pope Francis Facts You May Or May Not Know

There is no question that Pope Francis has captured the imagination of Catholics and non-Catholics alike. With his humble, straight forward ways, the new Holy Father is breaching barriers with other religions and seemingly inviting those who have been previously disenfranchised into the Church. His Holiness raised eyebrows when he said “If someone is gay […]

‘The Hobbit’ Rules The Box Office

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is the culmination of a journey director Peter Jackson began 13 years ago with the 2001 release of The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Audiences all over the world have paid to see Jackson’s sweeping vision of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, and Battle of the […]

Watch Sir Ian McKellen Teach Cookie Monster How To Resist His Cookie Urges

Since we can all use a little resistance once in a while, Sir Ian McKellan stopped by Sesame Street to teach the word “resist” to the kids at home with the help of Cookie Monster. However, the blue-haired puppet was not very familiar with the term. “The word resist means to control yourself and stop […]

‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ A Conclusion Worth Watching

Watching The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies will make you anxious and it will also make you cry, even if you’re not a die hard Tolkien fan; it’s a conclusion well worth your time. Director Peter Jackson ends his journey through Middle-Earth with a bang. The last installment of The Hobbit trilogy offers […]

‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’ Dominates With $117.6 Million International

Despite all the hate Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films have been getting, the final installment in the new J.R.R. Tolkein trilogy has beat out the competition with its international release. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five armies earned $117.6 million in its opening weekend across the globe. According to Variety, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five […]

‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ To End Trilogy On A High Note? Early Reviewers Weigh In

It’s less than a week until The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies hits the theaters, putting an end to the six-part Middle Earth saga that began with The Lord Of The Rings trilogy in 2001, and continued with The Hobbit trilogy in 2012. So does the series do a good job of tying […]

Peter Jackson On The Extended Edition Of ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’

It is a tried-and-true tradition for fans of Middle Earth-based flicks to anticipate the arrival of the extended edition of each installment. Starting with The Fellowship Of The Ring, each extended edition tended to have at least 30 or so minutes of extra footage, usually delving deeper into the Middle Earth mythology, as well as […]

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer To Reveal New Villain

Rumors suggest that Star Wars fans will be seeing the first teaser trailer for the upcoming seventh installment, The Force Awakens, very soon, and when they do, they’ll reportedly get their first look at the beloved sci-fi series’ newest villain. According to a report by Latino Review, the minute-long teaser trailer for Star Wars: The […]

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Audition For ‘The Hobbit,’ It’s Epic [Video]

Watching Benedict Cumberbatch play Smaug the Dragon in The Hobbit is something else, and now we understand why director Peter Jackson and producer Philippa Boyens decided to go with the versatile actor. If you have seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, you probably think that the scene in the cave, between Benedict Cumberbatch and […]

‘Batman v Superman’ Details Leaked: Kryptonite Suit, Shirtless Scene And Trailer

There are still over 500 days left until Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is released in theaters. However, quite a few details about the movie have been leaked and confirmed in recent months. According to Batman News, an anonymous source recently spoke to Rehan Jalali – the trainer working with Ben Affleck to improve […]

New Middle Earth Safety Video From Air New Zealand Is Full Of Epic Fun

Whether you’re journeying to New Zealand to see the sights from Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth films, (those being the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies), traveling there in spite of them or even if you’ve been living under a hobbit hole and never heard of them, you’re about to get a treat if you’re […]

‘The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies’ Stunning Character Posters Keep Coming

As the release date approaches for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the Warner Bros. PR machine is pulling all the stops. Fans have been inundated with stunning character posters for the last few days and nobody’s complaining about the onslaught. Dubbed “The Defining Chapter”, this is the last in the three installments […]

The Hobbit: Family Seeks Help For One More Movie With Terminally Ill Dad

The Hobbit films — the latest in the continuing Middle Earth saga which began with 2001’s Lord of the Rings trilogy — continue a longstanding tradition for one family. Since the films started coming out, they have always watched them together as a family. But for Jessy Stouffer’s dad, time is running out, so she […]

‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Could Use ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Footage

Even though The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is scheduled to premiere in December of this year, Peter Jackson has hinted at the possibility that some footage from The Lord of the Rings could be used in the final cut of his unseen film. The highly anticipated blockbuster is the last part of […]

Richard Armitage Trades Middle Earth For The Midwest In ‘Into The Storm’

Richard Armitage is trading Middle Earth for a fictional Midwest city in the United States in his new tornado thriller Into The Storm. For the 43-year-old British actor, who goes from playing the leader of the dwarves to portraying a school teacher trying to survive the biggest tornado outbreak the area has ever seen, it’s […]

Orlando Bloom And Nina Dobrev Get Close At The Comic-Con ‘Playboy’ Party!

Orlando Bloom attended Comic-Con in direct support of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, but last night it looked as if dwarves and dragons were the furthest things from his mind. While sipping Patron XO tequila, the ever-dashing English actor Orlando Bloom welcomed Nina Dobrev to his table with a smile. The two […]

‘Doctor Who’ Season Eight Premiere Coming To A Theater Near You!

When the eighth season of Doctor Who premieres on August 23, you may very well be able to see it on a much larger screen then you’re used to. The first episode of Doctor Who to feature Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor is set to screen on 1,500 movie screens the world over, according […]

‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’: More Photos Released

Fans of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies rejoice! More stills of the Peter Jackson production have surfaced online, and this is making everyone very excited for the upcoming Saturday panel at San Diego Comic Con. After an extended very quiet time, during which the only news we had was that the movie […]

Comic-Con 2014 Is Here!! Your Complete Guide To SDCC 2014!

The 45th Annual San Diego Comic-Con has come once again, and it’s bigger than ever. Hundreds of thousands of fans of comics, movies, television and video games are flocking to Comic-Con for what has become the be all end all center of the nerd universe. This year at Comic-Con, an estimated 125,000 fans will flood […]

‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’, New Photo Released

This year we will see the final installment of Peter Jackson’s trilogy, The Hobbit, with its new title, The Battle of the Five Armies. A new image has been released showing two of the main protagonists in the saga, Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Luke Evans (Bard the Bowman). Jackson wrapped up production on his […]

‘Into The Storm’ Starring Richard Armitage Debuts Full Trailer [Video]

The first full trailer of the weather action drama Into The Storm, starring Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), has been released and if the short clip is an indication, we may be in for a bumpy ride. More than 18-years after the super successful disaster movie Twister terrorized audiences all over the world, New Line Cinema […]

‘Dracula Untold’ First Posters Revealed, Show Luke Evans As Vlad The Impaler

Dracula Untold has two brand new posters with actor Luke Evans as Vlad the Impaler, who would go on to become the Prince of Darkness. The first dramatic shot shows Evans standing atop a cliff, looking over his domain. This is a new take on the classic vampire tale that we know very well. Universal […]

‘Battle Of The Five Armies’ Petition Demands Peter Jackson Change ‘Hobbit’ Movie Name Back

Battle Of The Five Armies is the new name for the final Hobbit movie, and the change has some fans upset because they would have preferred the whimsical writings of J.R.R Tolkien, who had Bilbo Baggins referring to his journey across Middle Earth as There And Back Again. In a related report by The Inquisitr, […]

‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Is New Title For Last Installment, Peter Jackson Says

Peter Jackson has announced that the last installment in his trilogy — based on the J.R.R Tolkien novel, The Hobbit — has a new title: The Battle Of The Five Armies (originally There And Back Again). The announcement was made on Thursday by Jackson himself (not unusual) on his Facebook page and he explains that […]