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Things We Saw Today: Google Pays Tribute to Dorothy Irene Height

Educator, activist, and champion of the economic, educational, voting rights of African-American women, Dorothy Irene Height has been honored with a Google Doodle on the occasion of the one hundred and fourth anniversary of her birth.


There And Back Again

New Hobbit Clip Takes Us Behind The Scenes of the Battle of Moria

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey coming out on DVD means one thing: hours and hours of special features. This is a Peter Jackson Tolkien film, after all. This particular clip shows how the Battle of Moria flashbacks in the first movie were filmed, and we get to see a bit of Andy Serkis in his role as second-unit director.

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Mutatis Mutandis

Planet of the Apes Fan Judy Greer Lives the Dream, Is Cast as the Female Ape Lead in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

I’m just going to go ahead and put the best part of Judy Greer‘s interview with Vulture about her Apes casting right up front: “It’s funny, because when I talk to my [Planet of the Apes-obsessed] husband about the movie, he’s like, ‘I don’t want to know! I do want to know! Do you think you should tell me? Don’t tell me!

Poor guy.


Officially Official

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Casts Jason Clarke As Its New James Franco

We already knew that James Franco probably wouldn’t be facing off against any damn dirty apes in Matt ReevesDawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to 2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. And now we know who’ll be fulfilling the role of ostensible-lead-because-they’re-human-but-really-we-all-know-Andy-Serkis-is-the-star-here: Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jason Clarke.


My Precious!

Andy Serkis (As Gollum!) Shares His Thoughts On The Lord of the Rings [VIDEO]

Context? Who needs context?

(via: /Film)

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I'll Allow It

James Franco Might Not Be In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, But As Long As Andy Serkis Is Still There We’re Cool

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might find itself James Franco-less. In an interview with MTV, the Rise of the Planet of the Apes star has said that he might not be in the movie’s sequel at all, or if he is, it might be in a very small role.

I’m OK with that. I don’t think anyone came out of the (surprisingly good) Rise of the Planet of the Apes, saying “Man, that James Franco did a good job.” I mean, he did. I think he did. I don’t really remember. The majority of my post-Rise thoughts were more along the lines of “Andy Serkis, YOU ARE A GIFT!


Questions! Questions That Need Answering

Forget Boring Interview Questions! Why Not Engage the Cast of The Hobbit In a Game of FMK? [VIDEO]

What, did you think that because The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has come out we would stop posting The Hobbit stuff? Oh, you sweet summer child. MTV’s Josh Horowitz sat down with Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, and Andy Serkis for a round of Middle Earth-themed FMK, that most mature of games wherein you must decide which of three people (or people/Hobbit/orc/dragon/fiery disembodied eye, in this case) you would marry, which you would kill, and which you would, er, “have relations with.”

All of them take the questions quite seriously.

(via: A.V. Club)

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There And Back Again

Here’s All The Hobbit Stuff We Didn’t Post Yesterday

We’ve been restraining ourselves from posting too much stuff about The Hobbit because, lets face it, this is not a LotR only blog and we would be straining at least a few people’s patience. So here’s all The Hobbit stuff from yesterday that we didn’t post because we’d already done like two posts related to The Hobbit and dangit, The Hobbit people calm down with your premiere pictures, unreleased photos, funny quotes, new behind the scenes footage, and Colbert Report interviews.

Oh also the Doubleclicks have a new Christmas song that’s particularly appropriate this year.


This Makes Sense

Andy Serkis Is Going To Direct George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Will Probably Play Everyone

Fresh off his gig as second-unit director for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, motion-capture actor Andy Serkis is ready for the big time. He’ll be directing a retelling of the George Orwell classic, Animal Farm. But will he play one of the animals as well? 


My Precious!

Andy Serkis Reading The Hobbit… As Gollum [VIDEO]



The portion of this video that is Andy Serkis reading The Hobbit in character is only 25 seconds long (it starts at :18), but A) a little Gollum goes a long way, and B) it’s more new Serkis!Gollum than we’ve had in a while, so let’s try not to be ungrateful heathens. The video was recorded at a London celebration of The Hobbit‘s 75th anniversary, at which Serkis treated over 150 guests to a special reading of the book as his most famous character.

How much longer ’til An Unexpected Journey comes out? Two and a half months? But we wants it now, precious!

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