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Hobbit 2 stays on top at Box Office

According to Box Office Mojo, `The Hobbit; The Desolation of Smaug`, has continued to hold off all comers. After beating out `Anchorman 2` on its opening last weekend, the second Hobbit movie then beat out the attendance numbers for `The Wolf of Wall Street` on that movie`s Christmas Day Opening. More information can be found […]

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Production Video 14’ now available

Click this link to be taken to Peter Jackson’s Facebook page to view the new production video, focusing on the movie’s soundtrack.

New Commentary posted; ‘Art or Cash: The Desolation of Critics’

I stated earlier today that we would only post one film review, but thisarticle from Middle-Earth Network is more of a commentary than a review and is written by someone who had a very excellent seat to watch ‘The Hobbit; The Desolation of Smaug’; between Tolkien artists Jef Murray and Ted Nasmith.

Enthusiasts build detailed LEGO replica of Rivedell

Click here to read about the replica, built by fans Alice Finch and David Frank.

A review of ‘The Hobbit; the Desolation of Smaug’

There have been lots of reviews, both good and bad, for Peter Jackson’s latest release, and we’re only going to post one sample review here. Click here to read a randomly selected review, from the Helena Independent Record.

Ian McKellan Surprises fans in New York

Click here to read about the actor’s surprise appearance at a midnight screening of ‘The Hobbit; The Desolation of Smaug.’

New ‘The Hobbit: Official Visual Companion’ App now available

Click here to read about the new App, now available here, at the iTunes store.

Box Office Results for ‘Desolation of Smaug’ Opening Weekend

Click here to read the Box Office Mojo summary of the latest ‘Hobbit’ Movie’s opening weekend and here for the weekend’s complete Box Office results.

Tolkien’s WW1 Revolver to go on Display

The Webley Mk V revolver issued to Second Lieutenant J.R.R, Tolkien when he went to France and was posted to the 11th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers is about to go on display in Manchester UK. Details of the exhibit, at IWM North,a part of Imperial War Museums, can be found here.

News update, 3D printing for ‘Hobbit’ movie props, Chrome’sEagle eye view of Middle-earth, Watch a Blacksmith forge a ‘Sting’ replica

Details of the new ad campaign that will let you download 3-D prop blueprints can be found here. For info on how to access Chrome’s eagle-eye view of Middle-earth click here. Click here to watch a modern blacksmith forge a Sting replica.