JRR Tolkien

  • 'The Hobbit' goes strong at the US Box Office, 'Frozen' gives competition January 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: After six weeks in theaters, 'Frozen' slid back into the No. 2 spot at the box office, but it failed to dethrone 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' from its hold on first place. With $29 million over the weekend, Peter Jackson's fantasy sequel 'The Desolation of Smaug,' the...
  • What makes 'The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug' a smart film December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Sleeping dragons, as we know from our childhood literature, eventually awaken. If they didn't, there wouldn't be a story. So it's hardly news that in the second installment of Peter Jackson's 'Hobbit' trilogy, the dragon rouses from his slumber. What IS news: the franchise wakes up, too. Diehard fans might...
  • James McAvoy wants to be part Tolkien prequels January 7, 2013

    London: 'XMen: First Class' star James McAvoy says he would love to play legendary wizard Gandalf. The character, who features heavily in author JRR Tolkien's most famous works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, has been made famous by veteran actor Ian McKellen in Peter Jackson's screen adaptations. McAvoy, 33,...
  • 'The Hobbit' is a safe kind of danger: Peter Jackson December 8, 2012

    Wellington: Film maker Peter Jackson wants to scare children with his latest movie and perhaps even a few grown ups. The first of the Hobbit movie trilogy 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is about to hit theatres, and Jackson says he's tried to hold true to its roots...
  • 'The Hobbit' suffers from story bloat December 5, 2012

    Judging part one of Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings' prelude 'The Hobbit' is a bit like reviewing a film after seeing only the first act. Yet here goes: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is stuffed with Hollywood's latest technology 3D, highspeed projection and Dolby's Atmos surround sound system....
  • Second 'Hobbit' movie gets new name September 1, 2012

    Los Angeles: The third film in the upcoming 'Hobbit' movie trilogy will be released worldwide in July 2014, the movie studios behind the venture said, and the second film now has a new name. The third film The Hobbit: There and Back Again will open in movie theatres on...
  • Wanted: 20 actors with hairy feet September 13, 2006

    London: Wanted: 20 diminutive actors who can sing. Hairy feet are a distinct advantage. Producers of a musical version of The Lord of the Rings are looking for candidates to play the hobbit heroes in the epic fantasy based on J R R Tolkien's classic. The producers are reportedly looking for...
  • Wanted: short actors with hairy feet September 12, 2006

    London: Wanted: 20 diminutive actors who can sing. Hairy feet are a distinct advantage. Producers of a musical version of The Lord of the Rings are looking for candidates to play the hobbit heroes in the epic fantasy based on JRR Tolkien's classic. "The producers are looking for male and...