Truthiness in Middle Earth: Stephen Colbert to cameo in The Hobbit

There are cameos that make sense. There are cameos that have no logic to them. And then there are the awesome cameos. On the heels of a member of Flight of the Conchords appeared in the original trilogy, The Hollywood Reporter announces that Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert will be making an appearance in either […]

Posted on October 21, 2012 at 19:35 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Tolkien Week Trailer Watch: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

This week is a long expected party celebrating 75 years since the publication of The Hobbit. As I work at a bookstore, I’ve been privy to a bevy of delightful new editions, including a hardcover pocket edition featuring Tolkien’s original cover, a book including and about all of the illustrations he did for the book, […]

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 21:48 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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The Hobbit Production Blogs: Locations

Peter Jackson and his 2nd Unit director, Andy Serkis have been very good about keeping fans up to date on the upcoming prequel for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit. In their latest production blog, they show some of the things that go into moving a production of this size around to the varied […]

Posted on December 30, 2011 at 16:09 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trailer Watch: Prequels to be excited about

I usually try not to do two trailer posts in a row, but this was an especially big week. First, we had the sequels, and now, the prequels. Two great directors. Two great franchises. Two great looking films. Enjoy. Prometheus, directed by Ridley Scott opens on June 8, 2012. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed […]

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 23:07 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trailer Watch: Double Dose of Two-Fisted awesomeness with first trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and new International trailer for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

I really don’t need to explain these do I? Suffice to say, December will be AWESOME. Well, we’ll actually start with the The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Spielberg is going out the gate strong, showing there to be absolutely none of the uncanny valley here, and making this one of this […]

Trailer Watch: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

I’ve been having a terrible time with movie adaptations lately, and I have a terrible time with the idea of an American studio — specifically Nickelodeon, with a track record that looks something like an EKG screen — adapting a Belgian comic strip into a 3D animated feature for kids.  Seeing Spielberg on as director […]

Quick Cuts: Elrond is back, Guillermo del Toro casts Pacific Rim and more

It was rumored but it’s official now. Ian McKellen has revealed over on his blog that Lord of the Rings castmate Hugo Weaving is returning to the cast to play elf king Elrond. McKellen also notes that production is on a short break while Martin Freeman films a trio of Sherlock films for television. (Source: […]

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 22:34 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Peter Jackson adds two new cast members to The Hobbit

Well, things are firmly back on track. According to his Facebook page, Jackson has added two new actors to The Hobbit. A week ago, Rob Kazinsky dropped out as Fili for personal reasons, but he has now been replaced. Dean O’Gorman, an actor from down under who had appeared in the show The Almighty Johnsons […]

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 22:51 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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The Hobbit has started production

Offered without comment, I give you the first video blog on the production of The Hobbit.

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 13:13 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Strippable Cover: Author Anthony Horowitz confirms he’s writing the second Tintin film

So, I’m a relatively recent convert to the cult of Tintin. I discovered within the last three years, though I do remember watching episodes of the animated series on Nickelodeon, back when they aired amazing foreign cartoons such as the titular boy detective and David the Gnome. But the books somehow eluded me, and I’m […]

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 22:03 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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