The Lord of the Rings

How'd They Do That? A Brief Visual History of Motion-Capture Performance on Film

by Nick Romano July 14, 2014 02:31 PM
20th Century Fox
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 a 'Lord of the Rings' Easter Egg That's Been Staring Us in the Face for Years

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 14, 2014 01:56 PM
'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'!

Amazing LEGO Recreations of Classic Movie Scenes -- And Some New Ones

by Nick Romano January 30, 2014 08:07 AM
All photos courtesy of Vesa Lehtimäki
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.

'The Hobbit' Creator J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic Announced

by Nick Romano November 22, 2013 09:10 AM
Harper Collins
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.

Legolas + Daenerys -- Dead Ringers?

by Nick Romano March 04, 2013 09:03 AM
Warner Bros./HBO
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...

'Game of Thrones' vs. 'Lord of the Rings': George R.R. Martin Weighs In

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 07, 2012 04:30 PM
HBO / Jerod Harris, Getty Images / New Line
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' Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday

by Mike Sampson November 05, 2012 10:17 AM
Warner Brothers/MGM
'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).

10 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Lord of the Rings' Movies

by Nick Romano September 19, 2012 01:04 PM
Warner Bros.
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...

Uruk-hai From 'The Lord of the Rings' + Snooki -- Dead Ringers?

by Nick Romano September 13, 2012 09:00 AM
Warner Bros./Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
So... There was a reason we were all scared to watch what Snooki would do next on the many seasons of 'Jersey Shore,' and it was this same reason we all collectively breathed a sigh of relief to hear that season 6 would be the show's last. But we couldn't pinpoint that reason until just now, and the reason was post traumatic stress disorder.