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Category Archive: Movie News

Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday with an 80 date tour.

Raising money for regional theatre and other causes, the tour will have 80 dates from London to the Orkneys. The show starts with Gandalf and might end with members of the audience joining in. Read more here.

The 33 Greatest Movie Trilogies

Empire Magazine has just published its list of the 33 top movie trilogies of all time. To read the article and learn whether any of Peter Jackson’s Tolkien trilogies made the list you just need to click here .

For the Gamers, Shadow of Mordor Edited Into Feature Length Film.

You Tube user Andy Gilleand has recently edited a 2 1/2 hour film from Monolith Productions Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. For more information and a link to the film, just click here .

Review of the newly released Blu-ray

I’m sure that everyone is aware that ‘The Hobbit; The Battle of the Five Armies’ DVD edition was released yesterday and the Blu-ray was released today.
Click here for a Stars Entertainment review of the Blu-ray edition.

Hobbit trilogy nears $3 Billion in sales and it seems that no-one cares.

Details of the FORBES article delineating the financial success of the Trilogy can be found here .

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ exceeds $900 million in ticket sales

For more information, click here to be taken to the latest issue of Variety.

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.