Tag: Lord of the Rings

Event Horizon: Hobbits and Creation Stories

Event Horizon: Hobbits and Creation Stories

Posted December 17, 2012

Photo of the week: I was completely excited about a picture of Luke Evans and Orlando Bloom! Together! In Hobbity-type things. But then it’s not nearly as awesome of a picture as I was hoping for. So there’s two pictures of the week this week.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Posted December 16, 2012

Peter Jackson is not Tolkien.

I know I’m stating the obvious there but after seeing The Hobbit I’m not sure Peter Jackson is aware of this fact.

Event Horizon: Loki, Joss Whedon and Hobbits

Event Horizon: Loki, Joss Whedon and Hobbits

Posted December 23, 2011

This picture just freaks me out! I had a number of interesting and fun contenders this week, but had to go with this one for sheer awesomeness. I’m not even really a Mission Impossible

the highs and lows of fantasy

the highs and lows of fantasy

Posted December 15, 2011

I had this whole plan to write a post this month about December fantasy films because for years I’ve loved a good fantasy film in the winter. With the completion of the Harry Potter franchise

EW Reunion: The Lord of the Rings

Posted October 19, 2010

What do you think about when you think about The Lord of the Rings? Moments of self-sacrifice and unexpected heroism, which are the twin strands of the trilogy’s DNA. When the people who actually made The Lord of the Rings think about The Lord of the Rings — and we asked a dozen of them, as they hugged and caught up for the first time in years at photo shoots in Los Angeles, London, and Sydney — they remember New Zealand, and the most exhausting, exhilarating years of their lives. To be specific: They remember shooting the very first scene […]

Lord of the Rings Quick Quotes

Posted May 17, 2004

Bloom Think of an elf – lives forever, can only die in battle or of a broken heart. I’d been watching Kurosawa, and I wanted that samurai-warrior quality. [He also studied archery.] By the end, I was shooting paper plates out of the sky. Bloom We’d been shooting for about four weeks, so we were all fresh-faced. We had a fireworks party on November 5 at Pete’s house. Pete lets off these fireworks and they all start flying into the crowd! He was running around like this mad scientist – and people were [screaming] Ahhh! Pete was just standing there […]

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Posted December 17, 2003

Whatever flaws I found in this movie (and there were more than a few) I have to give Peter Jackson credit for taking such an unwieldy storyline, full of several different threads built up through the trilogy and wrapping them up so satisfyingly.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Posted December 18, 2002

At first I was upset at what this movie was and then I saw the extended version of this movie and surprisingly enough, I found forgiveness. Now, ironically, it’s probably the one I’ve seen the most.

My major grievances with the theatrical version of this movie were as follows: Faramir, Elrond, Arwen, Tree Beard, Shelob.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Posted December 19, 2001

Of course most everyone loved this movie. Because J.R.R. Tolkien created such deep, rich, complex characters. And he did something amazing with them that just doesn’t happen now – he gave them nobility.