June 29, 2015

4 Observations of Umbar

Corsair Ship by John Howe
The people, culture and history of realms such as Gondor, Rohan, Rivendell and the Shire are well known to even the more casual Middle-earth fans, but Tolkien's world is much deeper and wider than those few nations.  One of these has a particularly interesting history in regard to the story of The Lord of the Rings, though the land itself is often cut off the map...

June 23, 2015

The Battle of the Five Armies Edition Coming November 16?

We may finally now know the release date for the Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies...

In Memory of James Horner

Aside from the new book announcement, Tolkien news has been pretty depressing these past few months with the deaths of Andrew Lesnie, Sir Christopher Lee and now James Horner.  

Wait... What!?  What does the composer of Titanic and Avatar have to do with Middle-earth?

June 18, 2015

June 8, 2015

Why don't elven swords glow blue in the movies?

It's an incredibly nerdy question that plagues my viewing of the Middle-earth films.  But, this is a geeky Tolkien blog after all so I suppose it's appropriate...