News: Films

A team of researchers – led by Martin Barker at Aberystwyth University – are conducting a worldwide project to survey people’s views on The Hobbit films. They are particularly keen to hear from “those who know Tolkien well”.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the final film in Sir Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien on The Hobbit, has had a strong start by taking $117 million in the opening weekend.

Stephen Colbert, American comedian and well-known Tolkien fan, “interviews” Smaug live on air. In the interview Smaug advocates a return to the gold standard, and admits not to having read the book or heard of Tolkien! Update: the YouTube video has been taken down, but if you’re based in the USA you can watch it […]

In an interview with The Daily Beast, titled “‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth“, Jackson talks about the difficulties in returning to Middle-earth as well as his decisions to include Legolas and Tauriel.

American television programme, Saturday Night Live, has filmed a parody called “The Office: Middle-earth” starting Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. For those who haven’t seen the original UK version of The Office, Martin Freeman rose to prominance as the character Tim.

Here is a list of reviews of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Peter Jackson’s third and final film in his adaptation of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The world première was held in London on 1 December 2014, and will be released on 12 December in the UK. This article will […]

A team of researchers – led by Martin Barker at Aberystwyth University – are conducting a worldwide project to survey people’s views on The Hobbit films. They are particularly keen to hear from “those who know Tolkien well”.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, titled “‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth“, Jackson talks about the difficulties in returning to Middle-earth as well as his decisions to include Legolas and Tauriel.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the final film in Sir Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien on The Hobbit, has had a strong start by taking $117 million in the opening weekend.

American television programme, Saturday Night Live, has filmed a parody called “The Office: Middle-earth” starting Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. For those who haven’t seen the original UK version of The Office, Martin Freeman rose to prominance as the character Tim.

Stephen Colbert, American comedian and well-known Tolkien fan, “interviews” Smaug live on air. In the interview Smaug advocates a return to the gold standard, and admits not to having read the book or heard of Tolkien! Update: the YouTube video has been taken down, but if you’re based in the USA you can watch it […]

Here is a list of reviews of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Peter Jackson’s third and final film in his adaptation of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The world première was held in London on 1 December 2014, and will be released on 12 December in the UK. This article will […]