“The Last Goodbye” for Hobbit 3!

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Billy Boyd to perform credits song for The Battle of the Five Armies!

News has just been released that Billy Boyd will be performing the closing credits song entitled “The Last Goodbye”, written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Boyd himself. Continue reading

News from Middle-Earth

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The Hobbit marketing machine seems to be gearing up and making a final push before The Battle of the Five Armies hits our screens in just over 2 months.

With a hail of new updates, we take a quick look at what has been going on in the past few weeks – and what we can expect in the very near future. Continue reading

Billy Connolly as Dáin Ironfoot: Attempting a Fan Art piece

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To all those who have yet to read The Hobbit, there is much anticipation in the revelation of a particular character in the upcoming film, played by Billy Connolly …

To make the title of this post a bit more appealing (and certainly non-misleading) I’ve inserted the word “fan art” in there: mainly to describe a brief endeavour of mine in trying to recreate the appearance of how I’ve always pictured the character of Dáin.

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Counting 1461 days to The Hobbit

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For 4 years, ever since The Hobbit was given the go-ahead to start production, and actors were cast – way back in December 2010 – I decided to keep a countdown of the days left to each one of the film’s releases.

The first I ever produced contained 732small boxes (one box = one day), marking the start of countdown (on  December 21, 2010) until the release of An Unexpected Journey.

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Hobbit Day & Tolkien Week!

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If you think of September as a month that brings an end to the joys of summer, I’d say you’re right (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, that is).

Schools start, flu & colds re-emerge, the days get shorter and the weather gets more unpredictable.

It also marks the beginning of a long wait until winter, the Festive Season and the release of a particular film …

In short, being in September sucks (though October is probably worse).
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Revealed! New Hobbit Banner …

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“Air! I need air!”

Anyone else?

I’m channelling Bofur’s lines here, from The Desolation of Smaug because that is exactly what I’m going through right now.

Unlike the dwarf however, who found himself trapped in the claustrophobic entanglement of Mirkwood Forest, mine is out of pure joy after seeing the just-released banner scroll for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

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