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

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer Explained

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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