Thursday, April 17, 2014

Everything Wrong with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

From the Everything Wrong series, Cinema Sins has issued their take down of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Final Hobbit Movie Changing Title to Into The Fire?

The One Ring is reporting a rather strange rumor that the final movie of The Hobbit trilogy will change its title from The Hobbit: There and Back Again to The Hobbit: Into the Fire. The There and Back Again sub-title has been associated with the movie since the then planned two movie adaptation of the novel. It is based on the "official" title as named by Bilbo in his memoirs from The Lord of the Rings. Basically it is the perfect title to use for the trilogy.

As a result this Into the Fire rumor comes at a bit of an time but The One Ring isn't in the habit of posting random rumors so its one you have to pay attention too even if your initial thought is to dismiss it as BS. But it is BS. TOR should have simply reported this as a "New Line registered new Hobbit title, purpose unknown" and then freely speculate on various purposes including title change. Their leap to changing the title of the final movie is a huge leap of logic with little support. Do not take is seriously. But since various mainstream websites reported this, I felt a need to post on it also.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Available Now

Just a little reminder that as of now, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is available nationwide (and few other countries) in multiple different formats without that Star Trek crap that Paramount pulls on their releases where special features vary from store to store and format to format. Nope, here it is thankfully the same. In this case the special features are a behind the scenes look at the film based mostly on Jackson's video blogs and music video. The real goodies are being saved the Extended Edition due sometime around Christmas. Hit the links to order from Amazon, with note on average price for each format.

Versions: BR + DVD + Ultraviolet ($23) | 3D BR + BR + DVD + Ultraviolet ($25) | 2 disc DVD ($17) | Limited Edition Book Ends + 3D Combo Pack ($80)

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Behind the Scenes of the Creation of Laketown

Weta Digital has posted a new behind the scenes video for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The video covers the creation of Lakedown from concept to its pure CGI creation. The home video release of the movie is next Tuesday.

New LOTR Video Game: Shadows of Mordor Trailer

A new video game based on the Lord the of the Rings and The Hobbit movies is coming out on October 7th. Called Shadow of Mordor, is set in the 60 year gap between the two trilogies as players control the ranger Talion. It seems the story is original but uses the designs and ideas from the movies. The game will be released on Playstation 4, XBox One and PC.