Aug 27, 2015

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Trailer for The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Editions Theatrical Release

The Extended Edition of The Hobbit Trilogy is coming to theaters for a special three day event beginning 10/5! Get tickets here:

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Aug 27, 2015

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Ready to complete The Hobbit Trilogy?

More details about Warner Bros. release of THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES EXTENDED EDITION on Digital HD 10/20 and Blu-ray on 11/17. Highlights include: 20 minutes of new and extended scenes not seen in theaters, over 9 hours of bonus content features, and… an R rating (for “some violence”) a first for Director Peter Jackson’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogies.

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Aug 4, 2015

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Montreal Now Has A Hobbit Themed Public Garden

MTL Blog writes:

Every year, municipal workers add a touch of color to the cities streets and parks by planting flowers. And sometimes, those workers get a little carried away. But as you’ll see, that’s a good thing. Municipal workers in Dorval (on the city’s West Island) decided to transform Windsor Park into a hobbit themed garden.

The garden features a hobbit cross walk, a hobbit house of course and a giant statue of Smaug the dragon.

It took 12 workers months of planting, welding and electrical work to put together and the result is absolutely perfect. The entire installation light up at night and people are encourage to come explore the display. You can even use the little stone walkway to walk right up to the dragon.

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Jul 14, 2015

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies wins two Saturn Awards

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies picked up 2 awards at The 41st annual Saturn Awards, held recently in Burbank, California. The awards are presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and honors genre film and television.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was nominated in 7 categories, including Best Make-up, Best Music, Best Visual Effects and Best Writing, and won for Best Fantasy Film and Best Supporting Actor (Richard Armitage).

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Jul 14, 2015

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Battle Dwarves at San Diego Comic Con

The Weta Workshop booth at San Diego Comic Con 2015 featured these handsome Battle Dwarves (and their trusty Battle Pig).

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Jul 13, 2015

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Hobbit first edition doubles sales record

A first edition of The Hobbit given by JRR Tolkien to one of his former students in 1937 has more than doubled the world record for a copy of the author’s first novel, selling at auction for £137,000.

The Guardian reports: Tolkien inscribed only a “handful” of presentation copies of The Hobbit on its publication, said Sotheby’s, with CS Lewis also a recipient. Kilbride’s includes an inscription by the author in Old English, identified by John D Rateliff, author of The History of The Hobbit, as an extract from Tolkien’s The Lost Road. This time-travel story, in which the world of Númenor and Middle-earth were linked with the legends of many other times and peoples, was abandoned by the author incomplete.

> Full story here.

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