J.R.R. Tolkien

Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman in New Hobbit Sneak Peek (watch!)

Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman and out-of-this-world special effects get star billing in a new three-minute sneak peek at “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second film in a trilogy based on the literary masterpiece by J.R.R. Tolkien. The film will also feature Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Richard Armitage and Luke Evans....

Evangeline Lilly Hot in ‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’ Trailer (see!)

Orlando Bloom returns as Legolas and Evangeline Lilly appears as Tauriel in a new trailer for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” Biblo, Gandalf, Thorin, and the dwarves continue their journey into Smaug’s lair. The latest installment of the J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy “The Hobbit,” directed by Peter Jackson, picks up where the first movie, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” left off....

Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit Scores' on Superior Direction (video)

I never read The Hobbit nor the “Lord of the Rings” series, but when the opportunity came to see a screening of “The Hobbit,” I jumped at the chance. I was dazzled not so much by the story, but by director Peter Jackson’s epic work. Elijah Wood, who appears briefly as Frodo, was good. But Martin Freeman in the titular role as the young Bilbo Baggins is spot-on, Gollum is brilliantly essayed by Andy Serkis....