This wind tunnel dance routine performed by Maja Kuczyńska, a 16-year-old girl from Poland, has been floating across all social media lately, and with due reason.Read More
What have I got in my pocket?
John Oliver kicked off Last Week Tonight's 3rd season Sunday by commemorating the moment New Zealand's economic development minister Stephen Joyce was smacked in the nose during a press conference by an airborne dildo.Read More
Smeagol is a four-foot-tall Stoor Hobbit. It does not make any sense.
In Turkey, it's illegal to insult a public official, and doctor Bilgin Ciftci is finding that out the hard way as he faces up to two years in prison for an image involving a Lord of the Rings character—but which character it actually is might be the key to his defense. Luckily, he's got an expert on is side: Peter Jackson.Read More
"I'm The Doctor." "Who?" "Exactly."
In what will perhaps be the most adorable announcement-not-announcement video you'll see all day, Peter Jackson mused on directing an episode of Doctor Who in a... skit? Sketch?Read More
Faced with immense pressure from the studio to stick to the original release date, Peter Jackson had to take Guillermo del Toro's vision and create a movie.Read More
An unexpectedly long journey.
If you want to be stuck in a movie theater seat until your 111th birthday, Peter Jackson has your back. The extended edition of the Hobbit trilogy is coming to movie theaters, and you'll never see the light of day again.Read More
Oh, we're just going to ignore the torture chamber? Okay.
If you're going to build Bag End behind a bookcase behind a torture chamber behind a series of tunnels behind a wine cellar, you better do it right or not at all.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More