Facebook for Middle-earth: Six Degrees of Sauron, Another Project from LOTR Project

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With the release of the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug, comes the latest insane offering from the LOTR Project—-Six Degrees of Sauron, which shows the connections between characters in Tolkien’s works. Users can type in two characters from Tolkien’s vast legendarium and see the chain of who-knows-who. Perfect for the next time you need to sneak into a Mordor night club. Continue reading

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

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