When Bilbo and the dwarves escaped Thranduil's kingdom, they did so in empty wine barrels, rushing down the forest river, fighting wood elves and the rapids simultaneously. Their escape was a breeze compared to what director Peter Jackson and the actors went through to make the scene, as this Wired video reveals.
Peter Jackson throws down his latest Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug production video blog, and this one is ALL about the music. So pull up the blankets and get ready for all the musical feels. Howard Shore is a genius. The end.
Get an insanely close-up look at the massive dragon (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Plus we've got concept art of Beorn in Bear form, a gaggle of hideous orcs and the Mirkwood spiders. Behold the great beasts of The Hobbit!
Poor Thorin Oakenshield — the would-be King under the mountain just can't get a break. In The Hobbit, Azog the Defiler kills his Granddad, then he steals the dwarf's favorite shield... and he's not done yet. In our interview with Richard Armitage, the man behind the warrior's hair and nose, we find out just how much…
The latest behind-the-scenes Hobbit video blog is out, showcasing just how difficult it must have been for Martin Freeman to act against the giant nothingness that was Smaug. Plus, check out five clips from the actual film itself.
We did not think this mash-up of The Hobbit and Mean Girls would work. But oh my god, does it ever. Thranduil is SUCH a bitch.
Sneak a little look inside the gigantic house of Beorn the skin changer, including the gigantic living room Peter Jackson built for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.