The long journey There and Back Again will take even longer.
Peter Jackson keeps Bag End in his basement.
Why one fan cut Tauriel, Radagast, Galadriel and Old Bilbo from the Hobbit trilogy.
Check your Instagram. You may have a picture of one of them right now.
If you’re a fan of geeky trivia—and if you’re reading this, you probably are—you take pride in knowing obscure facts. Like the names of the thirteen dwarves in The Hobbit. Of course, you know it’s Thorin, Balin, Dwalin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Oin, Gloin, Dori, Nori, Ori, Fili, and Kili. Ah, but can you list them quickly?
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first in a series of three films by director Peter Jackson, is almost three hours long. I know this, because when the credits rolled, I noticed my bladder was screaming. But I didn’t realize it before then, because for two hours and forty-nine minutes, I was swept up in the world of Middle Earth. The movie sped by.
As Mel Brooks has told us, “It’s good to be the king.” But if you’re Charles, the Prince of Wales, that’s all good too. For his birthday, Charles must have received many well-wishes and presents…but none were as interesting as the one he received from The Hobbit director, Peter Jackson.
In-flight instructional videos are a boring yet necessary part of air travel, and if we didn’t watch them, we would never know that the seat cushion doubles as a flotation device. But AirNZ recently managed to jazz up a standard safety video with one that doubles as in-flight entertainment. Instead of flight attendants showing us the ropes (and the seat belts), flyers are now being treated with helpful hints from characters from Lord of the Rings.