JRR Tolkien

Happy 123rd J.R.R.!

A Very Happy 123rd Birthday to one of the greatest writers that ever lived! With Malbec, Champagne and rum in hand—often in medieval-looking goblets—J.R.R. Tolkien fans around the world toasted to the author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit on what would have been his 123rd birthday. Some super fans also hosted Hobbit dinners, or went a ...

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Mr. Bliss: Tolkien’s Little-Known Children’s Book for His Own Kids

J.R.R. Tolkien firmly believed thatthere is no such thing as writing “for children” and yet, unbeknownst to most, he joined the ranks of famous authors of literature for grown-ups who wrote little-known children’s books — including Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, James Joyce, Aldous Huxley,Virginia Woolf, and Gertrude Stein — and actually penned a book specifically for kids. He wrote Mr. ...

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I’m going to be honest: I was actively dreading seeing “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” Not because I’m anti-hobbit (I am decidedly pro-hobbit, anti-orc), but because last year’s “The Desolation of Smaug,” the second chapter of Peter Jackson’s second trilogy, nearly led to my boredom-induced death. There was just SO MUCH MOVIE to get through, and a ...

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The Hobbit stars answer your questions #AskTheElves

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens in cinemas this Friday (December 12), and to mark the occasion Digital Spy sat down with elves Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly and Orlando Bloom to put your Twitter questions to the stars. Read more: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/interviews/a615072/asktheelves-the-hobbit-stars-answer-your-questions.html#~oXXnaKxzx2j2EN#ixzz3LPHbfWvr Richard PaulAvid Science Fiction & Fantasy Lover. Big fan of comics as well. Prefer the dark ...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Official Main Trailer

Seriously Can’t wait for this! Richard PaulAvid Science Fiction & Fantasy Lover. Big fan of comics as well. Prefer the dark side to the light. That’s just how I roll. http://scifant.com

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Epic Air New Zealand Middle Earth Safety Video

Perhaps Epic is too small a word!   Richard PaulAvid Science Fiction & Fantasy Lover. Big fan of comics as well. Prefer the dark side to the light. That’s just how I roll. http://scifant.com

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Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Bring Smaug To Life

A new behind-the-scenes video from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” has arrived online, showing what exactly Cumberbatch went through in order to become the menacing dragon mentioned in the title. He appears only toward the end of “Desolation of Smaug,” but the scenes between Bilbo Baggins and the slumbering, snarling, scaly sky-serpent are among the most memorable not just ...

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