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Watch Benedict Cumberbatch record Smaug's movements via motion-capture for 'Hobbit'

Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t just lend his voice to the role of Smaug inĀ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The actor put his full body into the villainous dragon, lending his talents to the motion-capture process in as wonderfully ridiculous form as would be expected. 185 more words


Enter Courtney

Summer of 2002

“Hip hip hooray. Hip hip hooray!” Robbie said as he tailed the others into the chapter 2 house.

He walked to the rec room where Spencer asked, “Drinks?” Sam smiled and nodded her head. 826 more words

Chapter 2


The Hunger Games. You’ve got to love it. At least the first book, anyway. After that, it gets dark. Really dark. I suppose I should have expected that from dystopian fiction. 728 more words

Watch Air New Zealand's 'Hobbit'-inspired safety video

If you plan on flying Air New Zealand in the near future, you may notice a safety video with some better production values than you’re used to. 155 more words


The Price Tag For The Hobbit Trilogy Would Sicken Smaug Himself

Warner Bros.

Good work, Bilbo! You just found enough gold to make 30 more seconds of Hobbit movie magic!

Peter Jackson’s new Hobbit trilogy may not be terribly entertaining or necessary, but it’s certainly extravagant. 231 more words


Hobbit Nanna

Had to be done, I was in Auckland a couple of weeks ago and felt a calling to the spiritual home of my fellow Hobbits. I actually look too big for this particular Hobbit dwelling, but being a film set, the 40 or so homes in Hobbiton are of different scales depending on the perspective needed in each scene or frame. 479 more words