Tag Archives: The Hobbit

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An Honest Trailer by Screen Junkies. To wit:

Before you say goodbye to Middle Earth with The Battle of the Five Armies, relive The Desolation of Smaug, the bloated second chapter in Peter Jackson’s mercilessly long Hobbit trilogy.


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A Hobbit/The Office mashup from Saturday Night Live. To wit:

After saving Middle-earth, Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Bobby Moynihan), Gollum (Taran Killam), Legolas (Kyle Mooney) and Tauriel (Kate McKinnon) take up office jobs.


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Master swordsmith and propsmaster (Pirates of the Caribbean, X-Men, Spider-Man, The Hunger Games, The Matrix) Tony Swatton has a swing at Bilbo Baggin’s blue-glowing elvish blade.

Previously: Forging Mjolnir


The cover of the 1987 semicentennial edition of the book of the film they never made.

Starring Eddie Large as Bilbo (pictured with Tom Savage Gollum)



The Embassy Theatre, Courtenay Place, Wellington, minutes ago

Eoin Darby writes:

It’s 9.30 am here (took this on the way to work), the stars are supposed to hit the red carpet carpet at 4.30pm.  120,000 people are expected to line the streets this evening for the red carpet! Not a cloud in the sky and expected to get to 18 degrees!

Fans start Queuing For Hobbit (Stuff.co.nz)


Eoin writes:

Midday here [11pm Irish time] This is taken [from the balcony of Irish-owned The Establishment on Courtenay Place] a few minutes ago. People getting the good seats already! Live webcam also here.

Pic Thomas Foran


Eoin writes;

Just minutes ago (1pm local time). Dermot Murphy, the owner of The Establishment is pictured (above, centre) with with his younger sister Aoife and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key.


Eooin writes:

Lunchtime. It’s 24 degrees!

Final update:

Eoin writes:

The Hobbit stars, from top: Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett and Clondalkin’s Aidan Turner