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One More New Hobbit Trailer For Desolation of Smaug? Yes!

Did you miss the trailer that played at the end of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug worldwide fan event yesterday? Never fear! We’ve got you covered with the brand-new trailer they premiered at the end.

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Behold: Benedict Cumberbatch Doing Glorious Mocap for Smaug

These screenshots, taken by Tolkienerd on Flickr, are apparently from the extended edition Hobbit special features, now available from iTunes. There are a few more heroically published on Flickr, including wide shots of Cumberbatch using his whole body, and while they are hilarious, I can’t help but wonder how exactly they’re going to translate to a beast with very few human-like features. Part of me wonders whether these are screenshots from a slightly satirical special feature, as in a certain Beard Realism Department video I can remember.

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Desolation of Smaug Funkos Make The Hobbit Cast Hobbit Hole Size

Let me just warn you right now – there is no Smaug Funko Pop! Yet. I’m holding out hope considering dragons exist in their special Game of Thrones blu-ray set. For now, check out which characters they’ve made even smaller for their Desolation of Smaug Pop! figures.

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Museum Successfully Buys Back Jane Austen’s Ring From Kelly Clarkson, Can Destroy Sauron Now

Well, no, Jane Austen did not carry the One Ring for much of her days, only relinquishing it in death after an unnaturally extended life. But Kelly Clarkson did buy it in auction, and the UK wasn’t too comfortable with that, so various folks and one anonymous donor have managed to raise the funds and buy it back. This makes the author’s old jewelry one of the national treasures of the United Kingdom.

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In Case You Needed More of The Hobbit, Here’s Some Extended Footage From The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

This new clip from the extended edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey gives you the first look at the footage you will gaze at with joy early in your The Hobbit movie marathon, before you realize that you decided to marathon the extended versions of all three Hobbit films, just like The Lord of the Rings before them. And yet the new footage is still incredibly charming. The new scene, a sweet exchange between Bilbo and Elrond, is part of the 13 extra minutes of Hobbit-filled footage that will be available to watch in the extended cut of the first film in the trilogy.

(via Bleeding Cool)

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Make the Perfect Second Breakfast: Hobbit Hole Door Ice Cream Sandwiches

Blogger Tikkido has created this simple recipe for ice cream sandwiches that look like the little round door to Bag End, home of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Tikkido breaks out some precious edible gold dust for a recipe that you can have for breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, luncheon, tea, dinner, or supper.  Take a look at the wholesome hobbit hole the treats are based on for comparison, and head over to Tikkido’s blog for the recipe if you want to make them for yourself.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of My Little Pony Mashup Lets Us Hear Ponies with the Voices of Gandalf and Legolas


Youtube user Action Movie Buff has posted this The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic mashup trailer to show us exactly what it looks like when Lee Pace‘s voice issues from a brightly colored pony. There is friendship fellowship and magic in J.R.R. Tolkein‘s works after all.

(via TheOneRing.net)
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Be Stunned by the Unreal New Zealand Locations We Know as Middle Earth [VIDEO]


In case you were doubting whether the amazing scenery in The Lord of The Rings trilogy and The Hobbit were real, prepare to be rendered speechless. I know that the video ends with Martin Freeman basically telling me to go to New Zealand, but I don’t care that I’ve fallen for the tourism marketing. I want to go there and back again.

(via Blastr)

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New Elysium Trailer Might Make It My Most-Anticipated Movie of the Summer. Sorry, Pacific Rim. I Still Love You. [VIDEO]

My reaction to the first trailer for Elysium, Neill Blomkamp‘s follow-up to District 9, was “<Matthew McConaughey voice>All right, all right, all right,</Matthew McConaughey voice> this looks pretty cool.” My reaction to this new, longer trailer, which gives us a better look at the state of things for the 99 percenters living on Earth and the plight of poor Matt Damon? “Sweet dystopian Jesus, give it to me now.*

*Why yes, I do think in gifs. I spend too much time on Tumblr. That’s what happens.

(via: Deadline)

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Concerning Pickles, The Cat Who Lives In New Zealand’s Hobbiton

As if you needed another reason to visit New Zealand, meet Pickles. She’s basically all Gail Simone has talked about today on Twitter. Simone is visiting Hobbiton, the Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit set tours and experience in NZ and learned an interesting story about this cat. After someone from the set saw a bag thrown from a truck, they discovered it was filled with kittens. Sadly, only one survived, but happily, she was named Pickles and lives a wonderful Hobbity life. “Once a day, Pickles goes down to the Green Dragon Inn to get delicious scraps from the kitchen. It’s the most adorable thing ever,” tweeted Simone, adding, “They are taking pictures of the cat to make a children’s book, ‘Pickles Goes to Hobbiton.’ Happiest cat ever.” One more shot of Pickles after the jump!

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