Tag Archives: Middle-earth

Mythology of Tolkien’s Middle-earth in 4 minutes

For J.R.R. Tolkien geeks

This is a hoot (in spite of the mis-spelling of wizard Saruman’s name).

Bonus video: Tolkien’s Silmarillion in just 3 minutes! LOL



Hobbit 3: Battle of Five Armies trailer is here!

Hobbit 3 poster

For Tolkien-Lord of the RingsThe Hobbit geeks!

A mere hour ago, Warner Brothers released this teaser trailer for the third Hobbit movie: The Battle of the Five Armies:

The movie will be in U.S. theaters December 17.

What a bitter-sweet moment it’ll be because The Battle of the Five Armies will be the last time we get to visit Middle-earth on screen because the Tolkien Estate has not given copyright approval to any of J.R.R. Tolkien’s other writings, including The Silmarillion.

Sniff, sniff….

H/t FOTM’s sufercajun


For Hobbit fans: See Beorn’s house!

Beorn and Gandalf

Beorn is one of the most mysterious characters in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

He’s a skin-changer: a huge man who can skin-change into a hulking fearsome bear. He lives alone in the forest, with animals as companions, whom he’s trained to help with chores.

Sir Peter Jackson has kept the appearance of Beorn a tightly-guarded secret, except for this rumored pic of actor Mikael Persbrandt as Beorn (below), and a split-second glimpse of Beorn the Bear leaping out in the trailer of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (0:25 mark in the video below).


But we finally get to see the amazing house of Beorn in this Warner Brothers exclusive!

H/t TheOneRing.net


Fun Quiz: Are you a Hobbit, Dwarf, or Elf?

It’s no secret that I’m a huge J.R.R. Tolkien fan geek. So is Trail Dust. 😉

Not surprisingly, both of us –separately — have already seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of Sir Peter Jackson’s three movies of Tolkien’s book. And we both give it an enthusiastic “thumbs up”. 😀

For Tolkien fans, here’s a fun short quiz to find out which Hobbit character you most resemble. Click here!

hobbit quiz

I’m told I’m a furry-footed Bilbo Baggins!

P.S. If you’re planning to see The Hobbit: AUJ, make sure you pee first ’cause the movie’s nearly 3 hours long. Also, I suggest you NOT go to the movie, expecting the Good vs. Evil Sturm und Drang of Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit takes place 60 years before LOTR, a lighter-hearted time in Middle-earth.

H/t TheOneRing.net, the best Tolkien fan site, ever.