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Welcome to the Council of Elrond!

“…You have come and are here met, in this very nick of time, by chance as it may seem. Yet it is not so. Believe rather that it is so ordered that we, who sit here, and none others, must now find counsel for the peril of the world.”

Welcome to the Council of Elrond! You have stumbled upon one of the largest resource sites on the web offering a variety of unique features based on the creative works of J.R.R. Tolkien, including The Lord of the Rings. Come on in and register, then jump in and get involved. If you are looking for tons of quality images, feel free to visit our Gallery. We also have a forum if you’re interested in serious discussion, drooling over your favorite characters, or roleplaying with other site members. Other sections of the site, such as the Languages section, Elrond’s Library, and the Encyclopedia offer opportunities to learn more about the worlds and cultures that Tolkien created. Of course, there is more on this site than we can mention here, so feel free to jump right in, and experience one of the best Tolkien sites on the net.

The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies – selected reviews

More reviews of The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies

The Wall Street Journal describes the movie as “Peerless Fantasy, Flawlessly Rendered”.

and Wired says that it is “…a greatest-hits collection of everything you’ve loved about Jackson’s Middle-earth epics”

Professor Michael Drout’s Movie Review.

To be taken to his blog, to read Tolkien Scholar Michael Drout’s review of The Hobbit; The Battle of the Five Armies, click here .

Representative Review of ‘The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies’

For the Movie Fanatic review please click here .

Colbert’s interview of Smaug

Click here to watch the interview.
CAUTION- Spoiler Alert- The interview also includes a significant clip from the movie.

Lord Of The Rings Movie Watchathon

Starting on December 5th we will be having a marathon LOTR viewing followed by a discussion in the Movie forum. The idea is to watch all three movies, preferably the extended editions, in the course of a day. For those of weaker constitutions you can take the whole weekend or, if you prefer, one movie per weekend over three weeks. Each of the movies will be discussed separately each week to accommodate these stragglers. The discussion threads will appear on the following Monday.

Ideas for discussion topics for each movie should be PMed to findemaxam48. More details are available in the Movie forum thread titled LOTR Movie Marathon . You can ask for a reminder on this thread if you want it.

LOTR Trilogy with LIVE orchestra and 160 voices, April 16-19, 2015

This just announced. Would you like more info/photo/etc. This is going to be EPIC.
Symphony Silicon Valley and Chorale and Howard Shore, composer of the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings (LOTR) soundtrack, present the first American screening of the complete LOTR trilogy with a live American orchestra. Along with soloists to be named later, the Academy Award-winning films will be shown in High Definition on a giant 48’ by 20’ screen with 250 musicians on stage. April 16-19, 2015 Click here for more information.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – World Premiere News

Click here to see the video announcement on Facebook.

New ‘Epic’ Safety Video from Air New Zealand

To see this new video, featuring celebrities from the Peter Jackson films, just click here .

New ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Posters Released

Click on the name to see the new posters featuring Legolas , Galadriel, Gandalf and Bilbo .

For the Gamers, ‘Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor’

For the Inquisitr article on the game, which includes links to some detailed reviews, click here .