Today in “surely you jest” news, ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ franchise director Peter Jackson has officially revealed where he stands on film franchises, blockbusters, and superhero movies. Although he’s been behind the wheel of two wildly successful film franchises for over a decade, it turns out that Jackson isn’t really a fan of the franchise mentality. And you definitely shouldn’t count on him to direct a Marvel movie anytime soon—or ever.
The Lord of the Rings
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.
With 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' now in theaters, marking a high point for this art form, we take a look back at some of the most incredible instances of motion-capture performances, and see how this art form has evolved.
'Game of Thrones' has been drawing 'Lord of the Rings' comparisons since long before HBO described it as "'The Sopranos' in Middle Earth" or Boromir himself, Sean Bean, joined the cast, but its latest Easter Egg has gone unnoticed for three straight seasons. Find out what surprising connection the Iron Throne has to Gandalf from a new Reddit examination of 'Game of Thrones'!
LEGO produced some incredible sets in conjunction with major movie releases, like 'Iron Man 3,' 'Man of Steel' and 'Star Wars,' but chances are you've never seen these figures quite like this. Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki one-upped LEGO by recreating some classic movie scenes through some pretty stellar photography featuring these mini-figures.
With the second installment of Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' trilogy, 'The Desolation of Smaug,' poised to hit theaters this December 13, it's time to turn our attention to the man who started it all. Fox Searchlight has announced development on a biopic following 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' author J.R.R. Tolkien.
Props to ScreenCrush reader Lusus Naturae (as she's known on Facebook) for revealing this look alike to us. Being that 'Game of Thrones' is just around the corner, we've been thinking about all the moments we're most excited to see brought to life in the upcoming season 3. And that was when Ms. Naturae posed a valid question...
This was clearly something you couldn't live the rest of your life without knowing happened. Many a fan have spent many an hour in many a basement engaged in glorious battle, debating the respective merits of George R.R. Martin's iconic fantasy series 'Game of Thrones,' as well as J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic 'The Lord of the Rings.' Naturally, those debates would turn to nerd battles of who might win in a fight, so let's hear what Martin himself has to say!
'The Hobbit' doesn't hit theaters until December 14th but if you're of the lot that likes to be prepared, we've got good news for you. This week, you can actually buy your tickets and get yourself all set for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' plus the three films in the original 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy re-release (in case you need to bone up on your Tolkien).
It’s “Tolkien Week,” which means people all around the world are celebrating that literary genius who gave us ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ book series, and therefore the corresponding movie adaptations. Aside from that, though, it’s the...