Many Americans are heading into a long weekend that often consists of an ongoing food coma and much media consumption. While movies in theaters generally see a big uptick in ticket sales as people try to figure out what to do with their families, we also live in a digital age with staggering amounts of media at our fingertips. The question is, what to watch?Read More
Amazon has closed the deal to adapt Lord of the Rings into a TV series which will "explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring."Read More
On Thursday afternoon, actor and universally known delightful person, Sean Astin (aka Bob aka Samwise aka Rudy), teamed up with Sharper Image to promote their Pop-Up Store Launch Party in Times Square.Read More
Amazon is in hot pursuit of its own Game of Thrones, and now they're in talks with Warner Brothers and J.R.R. Tolkien's estate to develop a Lord of the Rings television series.Read More
♫Sometimes you want to go, where everybody is a mage♫
Planning a birthday party or bachelorette night? These 10 taverns, pubs, bars, inns, and other watering holes from fantasy fiction can't be beat. Sure, the barkeep might not agree to charge your phone, and Uber drivers might be few and far between, but that's all part of the fun. Join us in celebrating these 10 fantasy establishments that have us saying ''they come in pints!''Read More
My favorite foo-foo dresses I wish I had a reason to wear.
Whether the dress is costume-y or fashion, I truly love dressing up. I respect those who don't, and would never be a jerk about it, but I have a closet of lovely things and nowhere to go, you guys! Since I was a kid, I've mentally curated an imaginary "list" of my top favorite dresses from movies. Some of them made the list for my previous article about fictional fashion, and some belong here, in my top favorite dresses I wish I had somewhere to wear.Read More
It has long been rumored that David Bowie might have been interested in a Lord of the Rings role, and in a recent interview with The Huffington Post to promote his upcoming nature show (!) Dominic Monaghan described a run-in he had with the singer during the audition process.Read More
"My ears pricked up, much like a hobbit's would."
Stephen Colbert schooled some Brazilian scientists recently for some well-intentioned, but slightly misguided nomenclature.Read More
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live to dispense a bit of wisdom regarding recreational pot use in a work setting. Granted, this was a writer's room with Seth Rogen, but the wisdom still stands. Oh, be sure to check out his spot-on Rogen laugh imitation at :30. It's amazing.Read More
We would watch 25+ hours of Nic Cage's Lord of the Rings.
Did you know that Nicolas Cage was going to be in Lord of the Rings, but he turned down the opportunity? "I can't even imagine what that would have been like," you say in awed wonder. Don't worry; we've done some imagining for you with seven characters who should've been played by Nic Cage.Read More
How much would it cost to build Mordor?
We all know this probably isn't going to happen, but it would be every Tolkien nerd's fantasy come true.Read More
They added in "some violence."
The extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is meant for adult eyes only — and not just because it moves too slowly for any kid to remain interested. The extended scenes will include "some violence," enough to earn that edition an R-rating.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
Antagonists, beasties, and an irrational fear of French horns.
Like with heroic themes, a good villain theme reflects the complexity or simplicity of the character, entity, or event. It's probably a little bit of a misnomer to refer to them as "villain" themes, but that is the term I feel lends more symmetry to the "heroes and villains" dichotomy, so I will divide up villainous themes into Individual Antagonists, Beasties, and Events as Antagonist. But first, a little background.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
See what I did there?
I know what I'm drinking out of during my next RPG! Check out this awesome D20 mug from ThinkGeek! It will change your life (or at the very least keep your warm bevarages both warm and cute). It's $12.99. (via Geeks Are Sexy)Read More
Lay down your sweet and weary head/Night is falling/You've come to journey's end
After 93 years of unparalleled awesomeness and creativity, Sir Christopher Lee passed away last Sunday at a hospital in london.Read More
That Rivendell, tho.
In this exclusive clip from the Jason Bateman-narrated A LEGO Brickumentary, champion builder Alice Finch shows off her incredible model of Rivendell and talks about LEGO's increasingly gender-neutral focus and the importance of teaching girls to build.Read More
But do they have repulsors?
If these Iron Man hands are better than Hulk hands, does that make them a HulkHandsBuster? (Never been less sorry in my life.) (via Nerdist)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