The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer Released

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The official trailer for the December 13 release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is now out there in the Internet-verse. Watch it, analyze it, love it, hate it. Let’s hear talk of spoilers, good and bad adaptation decisions on the part of Peter Jackson & Co. And whatever else you want to discuss. Continue reading

New Ancient Greek Action Novel Sons of Zeus

Proof that Noble Smith is a D&D, Tolkien and ancient Greece nerd. (Image: Noble Smith)

Noble Smith is a cool guy. He’s an award-winning playwright, video-game writer, documentary-film executive producer, and the former media director of an international human rights foundation. AND he’s also the author the brand new action/adventure novel Sons of Zeus. Continue reading

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Tauriel the Elven Archer

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Ever since I wrote those articles about the archery in Brave, The Hunger Games and Avengers , I get random email, Twitter and Facebook messages from people pointing out archery in other movies, TV shows, comics, cartoons and videogames and asking what I think, and the latest to cross my screen is a note inquiring about the new elf character played by Evangeline Lily in the second installment of the Hobbit saga. Continue reading

New The Hobbit Video Blog Released

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With less than six months to go until the next instalment of Peter Jackson’s epic expansion of Tolkien’s other famous book hits the screens, the first production diary video for The Desolation Of Smaug (technically the 11th overall) has been released. It starts off with some bad news for fans regarding Comic-Con, but continues with more fascinating glimpses into the world of Middle-earth movie making. Continue reading

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer Explained

Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel (Image: MGM/New Line/Warner Bros.)

The trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second of Peter Jackson’s planned trilogy of Hobbit movies, is out. The movie itself comes Dec. 13. But here’s what secrets the trailer seems to reveal. Continue reading