The Hobbit: could an arrow really kill a dragon?

It's a big arrow, granted, fired from ballista rather than bow. But it's also a hell of a big dragon. [Wired] Read the rest

The Desolation of Tolkien

Ethan Gilsdorf reviews The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, where we see more clearly Jackson's vision to give The Hobbit the look, feel and slow majesty of The Lord of the Rings.

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" official trailer

The next 200+ exciting minutes hits theaters on December 13th, 2013! [Video Link via Laughing Squid] Read the rest

Why you don't just summon the giant eagles

Ornithology [Oglaf] Read the rest