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The Lord of the Rings

  1. Do Hobbits Celebrate Christmas? And Other Seasonal Feels From Fandom

    Lena, aka Nokeek on DeviantArt, has created a few nerd-themed holiday cards we thought you might like. Mostly because they feature Doctor Who, Sherlock and other British favorites. And we threw in a few others we thought you might like as well.

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  2. Eye of Sauron Installation in Russia Halted Because the World Is Joyless and/or Orthodox Church Criticism

    ♪ We could've had it aaaaaaaaaaaaaall ♪

    I may be only a moderate Lord of the Rings/Tolkien fan, but I am a massive "Eye of Sauron hovering ominously over Moscow" fan. The Orthodox Church of Russia doesn't quite see... eye to eye with me on that one, and they're ruining it for everyone.

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  3. 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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  4. Check Out This Amazing Hobbit House for Rent in LA. No, really.

    Utilities and invisibility rings not included.

    Just don't get too comfortable there. When Frodo gets back from Valinor, I assume you're going to have to find a more human-sized place to live.

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  5. It’s Galadriel vs. Leia In The Latest Princess Rap Battle

    "How's Alderaan doing? Oh sorry, too soon?"

    Sorry Galadriel, but today of all days? Leia wins.

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  6. Everything That Happens In The Tolkien Universe After The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    First things first: Yes, even before Peter Jackson sat down to make the film, we knew what would happen after The Hobbit. The Lord of the Rings, all 480,000-plus words of it, was already a fairly excessive sequel to one children’s book. But if you know anything at all about John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, it won’t surprise you that it doesn’t end there.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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