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 →

Extended edition TH – AUJ: 5 things I’ve learnt

Like any other devoted Ringer, when the extended editions of Fellowship, The Two Towers and The Return of the King were released I immediately watched them and then spent hours going through the bonus content. Director and producer Peter Jackson named this bonus content the ‘appendices’. He was following in JRR Tolkien’s footsteps; Tolkien placed... Continue Reading →

[Review] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

791 days since my post on 16th October 2010 revealing the excellent news that plans for The Hobbit had been greenlit, that principal photography would begin in February 2011 and that Peter Jackson would direct, write and produce,  I finally returned to Middle-earth. As Ringers the world over can agree with, to say I was looking forward... Continue Reading →

Comic-Con 2012

Once a year, a magical event takes place at the San Diego Convention Center where thousands of comic book, film and TV fans from all over the world come together. I've never been myself but from what I've see and read, it has to be one of the best - if not the ultimate - conventions to... Continue Reading →

Final Hobbiton report from Quint

Quint, that lucky chap from Ain't It Cool News who we are all very jealous of, has posted his final report from the Hobbiton set of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. As usual, a spoiler warning does apply. The report is full of great insider information and I... 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 →

First stills released of The Hobbit

Peter Jackson has shared the first production stills of The Hobbit with Entertainment Weekly. Photo 1 sees Bilbo (Martin Freeman) in Bag End with a host of unexpected, Dwarven visitors. Photo 2 catches Gandalf deep in thought under a tree. Smoking his pipe, his trusty, pointed hat is near by. Photo 3 is another shot... Continue Reading →

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