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  1. Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Films Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Passes Away at 59

    Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, beloved for his work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit films as well as I Am Legend, Babe, the 2005 King Kong, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, passed away yesterday at 59 of an apparent heart attack.

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  2. “I am No Man” Doesn’t Cut It: The Story of Eowyn

    And when you're done reading this, go Google Haleth, daughter of Haldad.

    There are many things I love about the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings film adaptations. The attention to detail, the shout outs to uber nerds with Silmarillion refs, the way Legolas jumps up on that horse in The Two Towers.

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  3. Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Is the Phantom Menace Of Middle Earth

    Going by movie order, The Battle of the Five Armies is Revenge of the Sith, but if we're looking at quality, it's The Phantom Menace all the way. While not as bad as The Phantom Menace, it's still the runt of the Middle Earth family. The Faramir, if you will. Except Faramir is the greatest, and he treats women a helluva lot better than The Battle of the Five Armies does. This review contains major spoilers for how things go down in funkytown.

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  4. Don’t Let Ian McKellen Make You Overly Optimistic About More Lord of the Rings Films

    Those were the stories that stayed with you.

    Ian McKellen isn't ruling out the possibility of more films set in Middle-Earth, but you probably shouldn't get your hopes up.

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  5. First Battle of The Five Armies TV Spot: Angst, Arrows, Etc.

    #OneLastTimeForRealThisTimeWeSwear

    Following the reveal Thursday of the final Hobbit trailer, Warner Bros. has also released the first TV spot for The Battle of the Five Armies.

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  6. The Last Hobbit Trailer Is Finally Here And Oh No Everything’s on Fire

    Including MY HEART

    All of those intense close-up teaser posters were leading up to this moment, and boy is it dramatic. Hella orcs! Thranduil being snippy! Dwarf feelings all up in the everywhere! Possibly some more Gandalf and Galadriel ones, too! It's everything we could have ever wanted.

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  7. Air New Zealand Has Done Another Cameo-Filled, LotR-Themed Safety Briefing

    Dean O'Gorman, why are you wearing a seatbelt you are on a horse.

    I may not get to cavort around New Zealand anytime soon—something about it costing money, I dunno—but at least I get to watch "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made." You milk those Middle Earth movies, Air New Zealand. You milk them as long as you possibly can.

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  8. Holy Smaug Pile! Peter Jackson Spent How Much Making The Hobbit Trilogy?

    Enough to buy multiple giant elks.

    Last year word was Peter Jackson's time on The Hobbit trilogy so far cost double what The Lord of the Rings trilogy did to make. But a new report has the films running Smaug hoard numbers.

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  9. The Entirety Of The Hobbit Book In LEGO In 72 Seconds

    Yes, P. Jax, it is possible.

    It's 33,000ish seconds shorter than the Peter Jackson version, and it includes (pretty much) no Tauriel. Make of that what you will. If you want to marathon the cinematic-length version, you can do so when Battle of the Five Armies comes out on December 17th.

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  10. Peter Capaldi Put His Foot Down on Flirting and Costumes, Is Apparently in Charge of Doctor Who

    All aboard the Capaldi train. Choo f***ity choo!

    As the series 8 premiere in August rapidly approaches, more details keep dropping about how Peter Capaldi's Doctor will change Doctor Who, especially if you've been looking at the recent leaks. If not, let Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, and Steven Moffat tell you what the show will be like under Capaldi's iron fist—and, of course, more talk of Peter Jackson directing an episode.

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  11. San Diego Comic-Con 2014: While You Were Sleeping, Part 4

    Nightmare fuel.

    Au revoir, San Diego Comic-Con. The craziness is over for another year. Here's what you missed on the final day, including but not limited to American Horror Story casting, news of a Supernatural musical episode, a depressing Age of Ultron prop pic, and CREEPY JESTER PETER JACKSON.

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  12. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Official Poster Revealed and WHOAH That’s An Angry Dragon

    Coming soon to a blank wall near you!

    Warner Bros. releases the first official poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ahead of a "first look" panel at SDCC this weekend.

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  13. 11 Years Later, Viggo Mortensen Talks About The “Sloppy” Production On Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    Not all that glitters is gold

    Why? We're not quite sure. 

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  14. Peter Jackson’s Third Hobbit Film Officially Has A New Name

    There And Back Again

    Oh dammit! Just the other day we had a report on how recent trademark applications meant Peter Jackson's last film in The Hobbit series might be getting a title other than the previously announced, The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Now we've got confirmation from the horse's mouth. " 'There and Back Again' felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced—after all, Bilbo has already arrived 'there' in the 'Desolation of Smaug,' " Jackson explained on his Facebook page. Yadda, yadda, yadda, the new title for the third film is

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  15. Wish She Could Be Part of Your World: On Tauriel-hate and Original Material

    Essay

    It’s a poorly-kept secret that we here at TMS are firmly on the side of Tauriel, the original female elf character in The Hobbit franchise whose mere existence created waves of discussion across the Internet. But some do not share in our enthusiasm. In fact, if you took a look around the fan ‘net in the months preceding The Desolation of Smaug’s release, there has been a distinctly anti-Tauriel sentiment in the air. Hiding behind a desire to preserve the sanctity of the source material, many commentators objected to her addition on purist grounds. Other became concerned about her rumored involvement in a love subplot with Legolas and/or Kíli, further indicated by a secondary trailer for the feature in which King Thranduil appears to caution her against pursuing relations with his son. But now we have surer footing from which to look at Tauriel, warrior, love interest, healer, and forum discussion whipping-girl. The actual film containing her appearance has emerged, and with it, a host of questions, concerns, and a fair bit of mud that this reviewer is willing to sling back.

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  16. Benedict Cumberbatch Explains How He & Peter Jackson Made Dragon Porn

    It is a gift!

    "It was motion capture, so I did roll around a bit on the carpet. He’s talking about the dragon porn that happened a little bit later, in the sort of third installment of our work together…they built the platform in the main soundstage at the post-production facility down in Wellington and it was great. It was sort of above [the floor] so I had this kind of thing of superiority. They built a wooden platform on stilts and they had this hard board that they’d padded with some foam and mats and stuff and on top of that they put this sheepskin. It was literally like 'Baum chicka baum baum,' me up on my Smaug-y platform. I was like, 'This is cool, I can slink around like a porn star dragon.'" - Benedict Cumberbatch speaking with L.A. Times' Heroes Complex about his time working on The Hobbit. Porn star dragon. This man, I swear... He went on to add...

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  17. Things We Saw Today: Celebrate Christmas With the Hogfather

    Things We Saw Today

    Discworld's Mort Death as the Hogfather as a cake. By Jo Orr of Ciccio Cakes. (That's Nerdalicious)

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  18. Peter Jackson’s Keeping the Hope That He’ll Direct Doctor Who Alive

    Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

    As are we all, Peter. As are we all.

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  19. Peter Jackson Says Smaug Fans Will Not Walk Away from Desolation Disappointed

    There And Back Again

    There's one thing we all know about modern monster movies, and that is that you can never really know whether they're going to let you get a good look at the monster. Are they going to tease it in the trailers and then reveal it early on? Or just keep teasing you with it the whole movie? Are you going to get one quick reveal before it slides back into the shadows, or will you actually be able to appreciate the design work that went into it without pausing the film? The way Peter Jackson is talking about Smaug these days, it sounds like we'll be getting a nice eyefull of Smaug the Terrible this weekend.

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  20. Peter Jackson Brings Us A New Hobbit Production Diary Video

    Not all that glitters is gold

    A new behind-the-scenes look at The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug courtesy of Peter Jackson and Co. Gotta say, I really love these because it makes me feel like I'm getting DVD extras early. Apparently there will be one more before the end of the year. Enjoy! Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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