Lord Of The Rings

The Hobbit: Peter Jackson lifts lid on behind the scenes problems

Simon Brew News
Nov 20, 2015

“I just started shooting the movie with most of it not prepped at all” says Peter Jackson of The Hobbit...

32 videogames that brought actors back to iconic roles

Rob Leane Feature
Nov 19, 2015

From Ghostbusters 3 to a Firefly reunion, videogames are doing what movies can't...

Lord Of The Rings: Nicolas Cage turned down role of Aragorn

Simon Brew News
Oct 5, 2015

Nicolas Cage on why he turned down Lord Of The Rings, and his thoughts on The Wicker Man internet memes...

Movie sequels and the old 65% rule

Simon Brew Feature
Sep 15, 2015

It's not that long ago that a sequel that did 65% of the original's business was deemed a success. Tell that to Spider-Man today...

Why Ian McKellen turned down Mission: Impossible II

Simon Brew News
Jul 21, 2015

"You can't say no to working with Tom Cruise", said Ian McKellen's agent. One day later, Gandalf and Magneto came calling...

Remembering Christopher Lee

Simon Brew Feature
Jun 12, 2015

We bid a fond farewell to the wonderful Christopher Lee, and salute some of his best roles...

What films should be expanded into shared universes?

James Clayton Feature
May 16, 2015

Shared universes are big business right now, and here are seven franchises that could, and should be expanded...

Richard Armitage interview: The Hobbit; Captain America

Duncan Bowles Interview
Jun 16, 2015

We chat to Richard Armitage about The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies and Captain America...

The Golden Compass: what went wrong?

Andrew Blair Feature
Apr 21, 2015

With fantasy franchises having been so popular in recent years, why did Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series stop before it got going?

Middle-earth: ranking Peter Jackson's films in quality order

Andrew Blair Feature
Mar 27, 2015

From An Unexpected Journey to The Return Of The King, we rank the six films that make up the Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.