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Hobbit Con2: "Ask Balin" and WIN with Legendarium!

Legendarium is giving you a chance to “Ask Balin” a question! Jay Johnstone, Legendarium’s Head of European Media Operations, has the EXCLUSIVE sit down interviews at the upcoming Hobbit Con 2 with the Dwarven cast of the Hobbit movies. First interview up will be with Ken Stott, who plays the Dwarf Balin. Jay has created and signed a Limited Edition ...

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Still Pining for a Simpler Hobbit Film…

Still Pining for a Simpler Hobbit Film…by Astrid Tuttle Winegar A couple weeks before the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2012, I figured I should quickly read The Hobbit just to refresh my memory of the plot. After seeing the movie, I thought, “why the hell did I bother?” Not that reading The Hobbit is ever a ...

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Get "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Extended Edition on Blu-ray, NOW!

Fans of Middle-earth will have the opportunity to gain a broader experience of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, when the epic fantasy adventure is released as an Extended Edition on Digital Download October 22nd and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on November 5th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). A production of New ...

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EXCLUSIVE: The Hobbit. An interview with Grinnah!

While you’re waiting for the Worldwide Fan Event for the Hobbit, we are bringing you a little appetizer.  Our EXCLUSIVE interview with Grinnah (Stephen Ure).  Stephen plays Grinnah and Fimbul in the Hobbit, as well as playing Grishnakh and Gorbag in the Lord of the Rings movies.  He has been featured in Spartacus, Legend of the Seeker, Xena and Hercules! ...

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Hobbit Costs Rival the Treasure of Smaug…and Growing!

USA Today reports, the Peter Jackson Trilogy has cost over half a billion dollars so far, with that total expected to rise. This is more than double the cost of The Lord of the Rings trilogy total! “Through March 31, production had cost 676 million New Zealand dollars, or $561 million at current exchange rates, according to financial documents filed ...

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"Director Who"? – Will Peter Jackson be Given the Key to the T.A.R.D.I.S?

Will Peter Jackson finally get his wish, and be given the keys to the T.A.R.D.I.S.? According to comments made during an interview at the AdLib Comedy event Doctor Who producer, Steven Moffat, has given fans some possibilities to speculate when he said, “He’s serious about it. We talked at The Hobbit premiere – he just wants a Dalek. So we’ll ...

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EXCLUSIVE: From Middle-Earth With John Howe

Best known for his role as conceptual designer for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, John Howe first got “a real spark” from the Hildebrandt calendars and began illustrating his own versions from the inspiration of iconic artists. Through the years, John’s works have included illustrations for such classics as The Silmarillion, The Lion, the ...

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"Precious" Collectibles – The Tolkien Collectors

With the launch of the first installment of Peter Jackson’s newest Tolkien trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so to does the emergence of collectors looking to acquire their own hoard of “precious” Hobbit items. In a recent article from The Wall Street Journal Online’s, Anna Russell, Tolkien collectibles are cashing in on the success of the films and from ...

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Dreaming of Thorin – An Interview with Richard Armitage

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with English actor, self proclaimed method actor, Richard Armitage at ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ press junket in New York City where we discussed his role as “King Dwarf” Thorin Oakenshield. Armitage is known for his roles in the BBC series ‘Robin Hood’ as Guy Gisborne, ‘North and South’, ‘ShakespeaRe-Told’ series as ...

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The Hobbit Collectible Latex Weapons from Wicked Replicas

For those of you that are getting your Middle-Earth cosplay ready for the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey but are worried you won’t be able to complete your costume by adorning the appropriate weapon, good news! Wicked Replicas has released a safe line of weapon replicas based on the ones used in the upcoming Hobbit movie. Made from ...

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