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The Hobbit: could an arrow really kill a dragon?

thehobbit_2screenshot_mp_4-660x273 It's a big arrow, granted, fired from ballista rather than bow. But it's also a hell of a big dragon. [Wired]

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.Read the rest

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" official trailer

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

Why you don't just summon the giant eagles

Ornithology [Oglaf]