Highlights from the past two weeks

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Here is a summary of all the big happenings of the past two weeks!

Life is as busy as ever, plus I am working on several great projects I am really excited to show to you when they are done. As always, I enjoy your feedback, and I hope you enjoy this post!

February 16 - 22 Weekly Recap

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A recap of this past week's events

The big news this week concerns The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Home Video release on DVD and Blu-ray, so you can expect a lot on that. Also, both Asmus Toys and the Gentle Giant have new The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings figurines. Aside from these, there are still interviews, videos, and more!

February 9 - 15 Weekly Recap

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A recap of this past week's events

Fan art, awesome stuff from Weta, movie awards, and art from the upcoming Lego The Hobbit video game have all been seen and discussed in the world of Tolkien fandom. If you have been wondering why I use the phrase 'world of Tolkien fandom' so much, it is because the works of J.R.R. Tolkien have on the largest fan bases in the world, with members spanning across continents. See what these thousands, and very possibly millions of people have been up to in the past week!

February 2 - 8 Weekly Recap

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Another week has come and gone

without a single post from yours truly. Sorry about that. There has not really been much activity from my end at all for the past few weeks. I'll try to work up something interesting soon, but for now, you will have to content yourself with an overview of this past week's events. 

January 26 - February 1 Weekly Recap

Sunday, February 02, 2014

This week has been rather slow relating to all things Tolkien

But that does not mean exciting things did not happen! And not just here in the United States, but around the world, from The Netherlands to Australia, and, of course, New Zealand. 

January 19 - 25 Weekly Recap

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Another exciting week has come and gone!

An earthquake in New Zealand that troubled creatures of both land and air, more interviews of actors and the equally important behind-the-scenes sound-mixers and editors, and even a new poster!

January 12 - 18 Weekly Recap

Sunday, January 19, 2014

What has been happening in the world of Tolkien fandom

More award nominations have been announced for The Desolation of Smaug, fans have shown their love of Tolkien be creating epic works of art, and even a new edition of one of J.R.R. Tolkien's books has been scheduled for release later this year. Find out about all this and more beyond the break!

The Desolation of Smaug Nominated for Three Oscars

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has been nominated in the 86th Annual Academy Awards!

Just this morning, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominations for the 2014 Annual Academy Awards! The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug received three of these nominations, matching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, and Tony Johnson were nominated for Best Sound Mixing
Brent Burge was nominated for Best Sound Editing
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, and Eric Reynolds were nominated for Best Visual Effects
There are some pretty tough competitors for the visual effects award this year! The winners will be announced as the ceremony on March 2. For the full list of nominations, go here

How The Desolation of Smaug Should Have Ended

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The latest video from How It Should Have Ended!

This video does nothing but ridicule and make fun The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. However much it failed to live up to the standard of the book, I disagree with many of the complaints more than a few of you have. Part of me doesn't like that HISHE is making fun at the expense of one of my favorite stories, but that does not mean this video does not have a grain of truth in it, which is what makes this video and all the other How It Should Have Ended videos hilarious. 

January 5 - 11 Weekly Recap

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Time for nominating and awarding the films of he past year!

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, despite what people say, was a huge success - being one of the top 20 highest-grossing films of 2012 as of January 1, and now, a month since its release, has taken in a total of $769.2 million dollars, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. Such a popular movie deserves a few awards, and a few nominations have already started coming in.