How Could the Remaining Hobbit Films Run Three Hours Apiece? Nine Theories From An Expert

Image by New Line Cinema, via the Hobbit Blog

How will Peter Jackson fill the other two hobbit films? An “expert” gives her opinion.

Nine Ways To Bide Your Time Waiting for The Hobbit

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Like many LoTR geeks out there, I figured that when Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy finally ended, that was going to be it. There was a sense of finality, a feeling that I’d endured a great journey myself, following the film from its early rumors at the end of the 90s to the […]

RANT: When Geekery Goes Mainstream, Do We Lose?

Image by Denny's. No, you're not seeing things.

By Natania Barron Contributing Writer, [GAS] There are hobbits at Denny’s. I’m supposed to be excited about this. I’m supposed to be frothing at the mouth, declaring victory for second breakfast and showing up in my own home-made hobbit feet, singing The Road Goes Ever On and On and snapping pictures on my iPhone every […]

Sweeeet: The Hobbit House Hotel

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Forget Motel 6! Next time you go on a road trip to northwest Montana, stay at the Hobbit House instead. That’s right, it’s a cottage modeled after J.R.R. Tolkien’s Hobbit dwelling. Joyce Wadler of The New York Times explores this unusual guesthouse, and the equally unusual proprietor who owns it: No need to bring slippers: […]

The Greatest Adventure: Some Considerations in Casting Bilbo Baggins

The Internet was all a thither yesterday with rumors that Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro had finalized casting for Bilbo in The Hobbit… with Tobey Maguire. The Twittersphere went bananas, and after a few hours, we heard directly from the source, and the directors assured the panic-ridden public that they were still a month […]