Soviet Lord of the Rings TV Movie

In 1991, a Lord of the Rings TV adaptation titled Khraniteli aired on Soviet television. By all accounts, it’s the only Lord of the Rings adaptation made in the Soviet Union – and it was also thought to be lost forever. However, much like the One Ring itself, the Soviet Lord of the Rings TV movie has resurfaced – on YouTube. It’s a charmingly low-budgeted affair, looking more like a TV game show than a J. R. R. Tolkien adaptation, and you can watch it in full below.

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Lord of the Rings: Gollum Video Game

You know the tale of The Lord of the Rings. What you don’t know is the full story of the hobbit formerly known as Sméagol, who was driven mad by the One Ring and now fights within himself thanks to the malicious personality of Gollum. Video game creators Daedalic Entertainment will dig into the creature’s full story in Lord of the Rings: Gollum, and a new trailer gives us a taste of the stealth gameplay that will have you quietly sneaking around Middle-earth. Read More »

lord of the rings alamo drafthouse

One cast to rule all the local cinemas, and in the darkness save them. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is bringing the fellowship back together for special Q&A screenings with The Lord of the Rings cast in support of local cinemas around the world. Moderating the Q&As with director Peter Jackson and cast members Elijah WoodSean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, and more is The Late Show host and longtime J.R.R. Tolkien fan Stephen Colbert.

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Animators React to Toy Story 4

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, listen as animators react and breakdown some sequences from Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4. Plus, a video essay from Patrick (H) Willems takes a closer look at The Greatest Showman and the greatness that may lie within this silly musical. And finally, set a relaxing mood in your house by way of Middle-earth with some Lord of the Rings ambient scenes. Read More »

Gabz Lord of the Rings Trilogy Poster

After giving us outstanding artwork for both Star Wars and Indiana Jones, the artist Gabz is back with another piece of cinematic trilogy art for The Lord of the Rings movies directed by Peter Jackson.

Paying tribute to The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King, the Gabz Lord of the Rings trilogy poster from Bottleneck Gallery features all of your favorite characters in a triptych style poster, complete with the fiery, watchful eye of Sauron looking down upon them and one ring to rule them all prominently right in the middle. Check it out below and find out when and where you can get it. Read More »

Harry Potter Puzzles

Look, the holiday season isn’t going to be nearly as joyous as we’d like it to be. Thanks to the continued spread of the coronavirus, it won’t be a good idea to have any massive family gathers, especially in the heart of regular flu season. That’s why it might be a good idea to stock up on some massive 3,000-piece jigsaw puzzles featuring iconography from the likes of The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Marvel, DC Comics and more. Check them out below. Read More »

Making of Bodysuits for Movies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how realistic bodysuits are made by way of some terrifying future versions of the titular duo in Bill and Ted Face the Music. Plus, watch a short documentary of the legacy of The Joker from the big and small screen in The Joker: Put on a Happy Face. And finally, find out how to make a feast fit for a Hobbit in a special Lord of the Rings edition of Binging with Babish. Read More »

The Devil All the Time Scene

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, director Antonio Campos walks us through scene from The Devil All the Time with Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland. Plus, see how the crew at Weta Workshop is creating a huge miniature of Hobbiton as a place to display their collection of Hobbit Hole collectible sculptures. And finally, listen as Super 8 and The Great star Elle Fanning teaches you Georgia slang. Read More »

Ghostbusters 2 Retrospective

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman reminisces about making the sequel with writer and co-star Dan Aykroyd. Plus, listen as director Spike Lee breaks down a scene from his recent war drama Da 5 Bloods, available now on Netflix. And finally, see what it takes for Weta Workshop to create a detailed sculpture of a scene from The Lord of the Rings. Read More »

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Peter Jackson's Tribute to Ian Holm

Before the weekend, veteran actor Ian Holm sadly passed away at age 88. Best known for his turn as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, an outpouring of love, memories and tributes poured out onto the web in honor of the late actor who also starred in Alien, The Fifth Element, Chariots of Fired, Time Bandits, Garden State and more. But one of the most moving tributes came from Lord of the Rings trilogy director Peter Jackson, who shared several fond memories of working with the actor. Jackson called Holm a “delightful, generous man” who was “quiet, but cheeky, with a lovely twinkle in his eye.” Read Peter Jackson’s tribute to Ian Holm below. Read More »