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Google Engineers Go Tolkien in Response to NSA Scandal

For those unaware, the NSA has been involved in yet another surveillance scandal and has made some Google engineers quite angry.  We have to give the Google workers props for the creative metaphor they use to describe their disgust to the NSA over-reaching their bounds.  Brandon Downy, one of the Google Engineers, had this to […]

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The Hobbit Gearing Up For Big Premiere

Summer has officially ended, ushering in Fall.  With Fall comes one more season closer to the December release date of the first Hobbit movie, “An Unexpected Journey.” With the premiere right around the corner, Hobbit byproducts are coming to surface: Hobbit Video Games San Francisco game maker, Kabam, has been contracted to make TWO Hobbit […]

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James cameron purchases farmland in middle earth

Around 80 km (or 50 miles) outside Wllington, James Cameron bought out 1000 hectares (or 2470 acres) roughly 20 million New Zealand dollars. The property is 20 km (around 12 miles) from Peter Jackson’s estate, which holds a castle full of Tolkien movie memorabilia. This begs the question: Why is the director of Avatar moving to Middle […]

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New line of legos for tolkien movies

Late last year Warner Bros. and Lego signed a licensing deal which gave Lego free reign to all Tolkien characters and events from The Lord of the Rings as well as the two upcoming Hobbit films. Released so far are the 9 that make up the fellowship (Legolas, Boromir, Aragorn, Gandalf the Grey, Pippin, Merry, […]

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Peter Jackson talks about 48 film speed

David German from Associated Press writes about The Hobbit movie and statements about the new 48 film speed from Peter Jackson at Sundance. PARK CITY, Utah – (AP) — Peter Jackson is making his hobbits and dwarves march double-time in his “The Lord of the Rings” prequel, which he’s shooting in a faster film speed […]

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Short, animated version of The Hobbit surfaces on the internet

This 1966 twelve-minute animated version of the hobbit was released by Gene Deitch (creator of the Tom&Jerry cartoons) who was hired by the American filmmaker William L. Snyder who had the idea to release a screenplay of The Hobbit. Then, 13 years after publication, The Lord Of The Rings was printed in paperback, which finally gave it growing popularity. Deitch then states: […]

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Free Hobbit 50th Anniversary Bound Book Giveaway

Hobbit fans, you are in for a treat.  949 Media is conducting a sweepstakes giveaway, SOLELY with The-HobbitMovie.com, in which they are offering to give away The Hobbit 50th Anniversary Hard Cover bound book.  The book features many of the original drawings of The Hobbit, as well as other includes that cannot be found in […]

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JRR Tolkien’s Grandson Spills The Beans on Grandpa Tolkien

The Los Angeles Times caught up with Simon Tolkien, the grandson of The Hobbit writer JRR Tolkien, and give some firsthand insights of how some of Tolkien’s stories came about.  Simon is also a writer and has recently completed his new thriller, The Inheritance, which is a murder mystery that takes place in Oxford.  Here […]

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The Hobbit Returns to Stage

Well, you do not need to wait until the end of 2012 to see The Hobbit live.  Sure, Smaug won’t likely be as intimidating, but you’re sure to have an enjoyable time.  From May 25-May 30, The Palace Theatre in Manchester will be showing The Hobbit.  The play version features most of the Hobbit’s tales […]

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Middle Earth Festival – Hall Green

Has your Hobbit costume been collecting dust since its purchase during The Lord of the Rings trilogy?  Well, some people are still getting use out of theres.  Over at Sarehole Mill in Hall Green, JRR Tolkien fans gathered together to celebrate the ever growing “Middle Earth Festival”, which is  a tribute to the legendary writer […]

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