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The Lord of the Rings

  1. For Real This Time (We Think), Ian McKellen Talks on His Last Days of Filming as The Hobbit’s Gandalf

    I mean, you just never know with this franchise, right?

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Ian McKellen Pulls A Gandalf To Motivate Studying Students

    P. Stewart, come out. I know you're hiding somewhere.

    What, you think some eagles are going to pass algebra for you? Gwaihir has tried, but he cannot solve for X.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: 3D Cake Molds, Uh, Find A Way

    Hold onto your bundts!

    Every $16 silicon dinosaur cake mold will get you a t-rex, a brontosaurus, a stegosaurus, and the limitless pleasure of playing God.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: The Lord of Gifts Is Active On Etsy

    Sure, Ted next door has a pool. But The Nazgûl don't care about pools.

    'Fess up. Which one of you bought the single One Ring fire pit available on Etsy, and why have you not invited the rest of us over for s'mordors?

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  7. According to Game Developers, There Are No Pumpkins in Middle-Earth

    Halloween is ruined! *sobs*

    Some good news for that small subsection of people who wish hobbits were real, but who also get real sick of the annual invasion of gourd-based decoration every autumn: if you lived in Middle-Earth, you would be safe from the all seeing eye of the pumpkin spice, because pumpkins don't exist there. Okay, but they must have them in Valinor, right? Otherwise what's the point of even going?

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Chewbacca Dog Comes With His Own Bandolier

    Baby got 'bacca.

    This costume reportedly won third place at a Petco Star Wars Contest, which begs the question: who won first? If you happen to have an adorable walking carpet of your very own, Petco actually sells a Chewbacca dog hoodie.

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  9. Lincoln Center Is Screening the Entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy With a Live Orchestra Doing the Music

    Gandalf take the wheel!

    New Yorkers, be prepared to be sad that you don't have more money. Non-New Yorkers, prepare to be sad you don't live in New York. Lincoln Center is hosting what very well may be the best Lord of the Rings screenings of all time.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: In Space No One Can Hear You Sleep

    Etsy user CBedroom is selling some beautiful looking space bedding sets in their shop. My only worry is I'd wake up from an afternoon nap and think I fell through a wormhole.

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