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Billy Connolly isn't a Hobbit fan…Should we care?

Billy Connolly was on Conan and they talked about playing Dain in The Hobbit. And *gasp!* he’s not a Tolkien fan! We’ve had this conversation before. Of course it helps an actor understand a role if they’re steeped in the mythos, like David Tennant’s passion for Dr Who. But its not required. Billy Connolly is an amazingly talented actor and ...

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Two Iconic Villains Get Their Own Comics

This spring will see the return of two of the most feared (and loved) villains from both Green Lantern and Star Wars in their own solo debut titles. Sinestro will hit shelves on April 16 and will focus more on the infamous yellow Lantern along with Lyssa Drak, the record keeper of the Sinestro Corps. Thaal Sinestro has lost everything ...

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"An Armada Prepares for War": Fantasy Inspired Poetry

An Armada Prepares for War by John Evans White sails on the pale horizon, Slide away into the curling mist, Like desolate ghosts of some faint sorrow, Returning to kingdoms that have no end. A little girl sits on the rocky shore, Atop a heap of silt and sand, Waving to the luminous vessels, Unaware their crew is all but ...

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Lord of the Rings Medley from "The Harp Twins"

Camille and Kennerly, also known as the “Harp Twins”, have created a wonderful video featuring music from the The Lord of the Rings soundtrack in a duet of harps. Their melody rivals that of the Elves themselves! “Identical twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt are multi-talented professional duet harpists and Film/TV/Commercial actors. Known as the “Harp Twins”, Camille and Kennerly perform ...

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The Hobbit's, Evangeline Lily, Hosts a LIVE Facebook Q&A Event

This afternoon on her official Facebook page Evangeline Lilly hosted a fan Q&A. The questions and comments ranged from Tolkien lore, behind the scenes queries, and folks saying hello from around the world. Lilly was a gracious and fun interviewee. And when FB couldn’t handle the nearly 1000 fans trying to participate all at once, they split the event into two feeds ...

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Vikings Exhibition: Life and Legend

Vikings Exhibition: Life and Legend by Tamara Bakx All Hail Viking Fans! On March 6- June 22nd there will be a big Viking exhibition in the British Museum London. It is a collection of different items including helmets, swords and jewellery. The biggest item that there will be is a war longboat. It is been developed by National Museum of ...

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The Hobbit: Creating a Waterlogged Action Sequence

The Hobbit: Creating a Waterlogged Action Sequence by Tamara Bakx WIRED posted an interesting feature on The Hobbit Barrel Escape Scene. It is about the fantastic, fun Barrel sequence we saw in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. “Of all the scenes in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Peter Jackson cites the escape from the elves as one of his favorites. So ...

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Vikings Season 2 on History

Vikings Season 2 on History by Tamara Bakx On the 27 February the new season of Vikings starts on History Channel in the USA and on Love Film UK. After Season 1 everyone wanted to know what was going to happened next. When the teaser trailer for Season 2 was previewed at the San Diego Comic Con, I was angry. ...

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Are you ready to get “Sherlocked”?

Are you ready to get “Sherlocked”? by Tamara Bakx In 2014 the famous TV show Sherlock will have his first convention although it was already announced a couple of weeks ago. They ask you to submit your details and you will get announcements when they are ready to do the convention. They also ask you on Twitter to think about ...

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