The Hobbit

There and Back Again: Revisiting the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy in 2014

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by Jacob Hall 3 days ago
New Line
There seem to be two paths for monumentally popular pieces of art and entertainment once the initial excitement around them begins to wear off. Either they become a cultural touchstone, and become a part of the fabric of everyday communication, or they become a footnote, a piece of trivia relevant only as nostalgia and an occasional answer at bar trivia. I revisit Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy every few years, because I desperately want it to be the former and not the latter.

Stephen Colbert Interviews Smaug the Stupendous for ‘The Hobbit’’s End

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 12, 2014 @ 10:10 AM
Comedy Central
Both ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Hobbit’ franchises will come to an end in the next few weeks, and given Stephen Colbert’s unabashed love for all things Tolkien, we’ve seen a great deal of cross-promotion. The latest might be the most impressive yet however, as Colbert interviews none other than the dragon Smaug himself, live on the set!

‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’ Review: Give Me Back My Precious (Time)

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by Matt Singer December 11, 2014 @ 9:32 AM
Warner Bros.
Having gone on an unexpected journey and endured the desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson’s bloated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ finally comes to ‘The Battle of the Five Armies,’ which is less of a climax to this trilogy than a distended epilogue. After spending two movies and 330 minutes building up the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) as the ultimate antagonist, he’s eliminated from the story completely in the first ten minutes. He’s literally gone before the title appears onscreen.

Hear ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ End Credits Song Performed by Pippin Himself

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by Britt Hayes November 16, 2014 @ 2:58 PM
Warner Bros.
It's being touted as the “definitive chapter” in the ‘Hobbit’ trilogy, and it promises to be the most epic conclusion, culminating in a huge, 45-minute battle sequence. But it's also been quite a journey, with three ‘Lord of the Rings’ films and now ending with the third ‘Hobbit’ film. For this farewell, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will get an appropriately emotional goodbye with an end credits song performed by Billy Boyd, who played Pippin in all three ‘Lord of the Rings’ films. And now you can listen to the end credits song in full before the film hits theaters.

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Final Trailer: The Middle-Earth Saga Goes Out With a War

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by Jacob Hall November 6, 2014 @ 12:48 PM
The final 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' trailer has arrived and, well, it looks like another 'Hobbit' movie. If your faith in director Peter Jackson's vision of Middle-Earth remains unshaken, prepare to get excited. If the previous two films have muted your excitement for the series, prepare to see...more of the same.

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' to End With a 45-Minute Battle, and Here's the Diagram to Prove It

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by Britt Hayes October 24, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Warner Bros. continues to tout 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' as the defining chapter of the middle earth saga, and the most epic installment yet. How epic? Well, it apparently culminates with a 45-minute battle sequence featuring dwarves and orcs and elves and all their various weapons and such. It's a big ol' middle earth war party, and Peter Jackson has the diagram to prove it.

'The Hobbit' Cast Brings You "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made," and It Totally Is

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by Britt Hayes October 22, 2014 @ 7:13 PM
Back in 2012, some of the cast members from the 'Hobbit' films appeared in an in-flight safety video for Air New Zealand titled "An Unexpected Safety Briefing," and to coincide with the upcoming sequel 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,' they've made a different kind of sequel: "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made." It is very epic indeed.

Epic 'The Hobbit 3' Poster Chronicles the Trilogy's Final Blowout

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by Nick Romano September 15, 2014 @ 12:54 PM
Warner Bros.
The new 'Hobbit 3' banner is basically a "Top 10"-y list of things to look forward to in the film. Taking the same storyboard format as previous key art for the earlier installments, this latest poster chronicles some of the epic moments to come, including a fiery showdown with the dragon Smaug and one blood-spattered battle.

'The Hobbit 3' Trailer: 'The Battle of the Five Armies' Begins!

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by Jacob Hall July 28, 2014 @ 1:55 PM
Warner Bros.
http://youtu.be/ZSzeFFsKEt4
With the arrival of the 'Hobbit 3' trailer, it's finally starting to sink in that our time in Middle Earth is coming to an epic finish. What began with 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' 13 years ago will...

Comic-Con 2014: 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Reveals an Explosive New Poster

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by Jacob Hall July 23, 2014 @ 1:05 PM
Warner Bros.
Last year, 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' ended on a huge cliffhanger that promised a fiery start to 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.' The new poster for the third film in director Peter Jackson's Middle Earth prequel trilogy takes the final images from the previous film and runs with them, promising a showdown that fans of the book have been waiting three years to see.