Reflecting on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on its 20th anniversary

Peter Jackson's trilogy has been wholeheartedly embraced by my family, as my mum, Wendy, writes in this guest post. Has it really been twenty years since The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the first of director Peter Jackson’s three epic fantasy adventure films, was premiered? Twenty years since millions fell under... Continue Reading →

Top 20 iconic scenes from The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Clocking in at around 558 minutes there are a plethora of memorable scenes from Peter Jackson's award-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy. And that's just the theatrical cuts. The extended editions deliver over two more hours of movie magic. To celebrate 20 years since the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship... Continue Reading →

What’s your fantasy nationality?

If I belonged to a race in Skyrim I’d be a Nord. If I lived in Westeros I’d be from Winterfell. And if I lived in Middle-earth I’d be from Rohan. No, I haven’t been doing quizzes on Buzzfeed. These are references to races and places in works of fantasy that I feel I ‘fit’.... Continue Reading →

Recent rumblings from Middle-earth…

If ever I'm in need of cheering up, several things usually work: music, a guilty pleasure like Labyrinth or some comedy clips on YouTube - anything by Michael McIntyre gets me in fits of giggles. For several reasons, the last couple of weeks have been quite difficult. I found a welcome distraction in the form... Continue Reading →

The Hobbit gets its greenlight

This morning, I woke up to some excellent news courtesy of TheWrap via Empire: The Hobbit has been greenlit, principal photography will begin in February and Peter Jackson will direct, write and produce. "Exploring Tolkien’s Middle-earth goes way beyond a normal film-making experience,” Jackson said in a statement. "It’s an all-immersive journey into a very... Continue Reading →

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