Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Feb. 7 & 8th News

A speculative look: The end of the first ‘Hobbit’ film?

Where will The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey end? One of our own takes a speculative look for
Face-to-face conversations about The Hobbit with fans across the U.S. and New Zealand, and online from around the world, often lead to the same place: Where will the films break? Despite being on the minds and spilling out of the mouths of real people in real conversations, little has been written about it.
The production and the team adapting the book can’t be blamed for playing things close to the vest; the book, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, is so well known that they need to keep their secrets so film fans can be surprised by something when they head to the cinema this December for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. With that in mind, there are speculative spoilers ahead and you have been warned.
The media, while writing a lot about the films, haven’t looked at the structure of these films too carefully. Today’s digital media environment often gets more clicks from a new still photo than it does from more complex content that requires more patience and so topics at the very core of these two films often get glossed over and ignored.
But not here in The Hobbit countdown! Here we skip past the catch phrase and empty headlines and peer a little deeper into news, rumors, lore and subterfuge to dredge up the best speculation and theory about just where the two films might break, a question that comes up in nearly any Hobbit conversation.
Here are five of the most common and best-defended theories: Read the rest at

Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop’s Gandalf the Grey Contest Winner

As you may know, our recent review of the Gandalf the Grey statue from Weta had a pretty awesome contest attached to it. Well, after an boat-load of entries we’re excited to announce the winner to this amazing contest. The winner will receive their very own Gandalf the Greystatue from Weta. The winner is Katrina P. of Raleigh, North Carolina! We thank everyone who entered the contest and we hope to have something equally as awesome to give away soon. [Purchase Gandalf]

TV Watch: Bret McKenzie Is An Oscar Nom AND Tolkien Elf!

Bret McKenzie is a young man, and his bucket list is almost complete.

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