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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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An Editor's Take: Superheroes Take Over San Diego Comic-Con – And the World

An Editor's Take: Superheroes Take Over San Diego Comic-Con – And the World

Originally posted 07/23/2014 11:40AM

Deputy Editor JD Heyman shares his take on the rise of the superhero genre

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Ranking Pop Culture's Best Dragons – from Toothless to Drogon | How To Train Your Dragon, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Game of Thrones

UpdatePosted 06/15/2014 04:15PM

From Toothless to Drogon: The Best Pop-Culture Dragons, Ranked

Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:45PM

Dangerous, otherworldly – dragons are majestic creatures. They're also – considering Game of Thrones and How to Train Your Dragon 2 – having something of "a Hollywood moment." Thus, following in the grand tradition of nuts and pies, we've taken this opportunity to rank them. Below, find the 24 most famous dragons in popular culture (worst to best, in our humble opinion).

We'd better get to it – we don't want to be "dragon" our feet!

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug's Top 10 Hottest Characters

UpdatePosted 12/26/2013 08:20AM

Sexy Middle Earth: Ranking The Hobbit's 10 Hottest Heroes (& Villains)

Originally posted 12/24/2013 02:10PM

It's official: Nothing can stop hobbits and dwarves from ruling the box office. Not even Ron Burgundy.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

UpdatePosted 12/14/2013 01:55PM

Why Yes, This Is an 80,000-Brick Lego Dwarven Village

Originally posted 12/04/2013 02:05PM

So what have you done with your free time lately?

Was your answer "Build an 80,000-brick Lego version of Erebor, the Dwarven village from The Hobbit"? No? That's a shame.

Because that's exactly what 17-year-old Blake Baer and 18-year-old Jack Bittner did, and it was incredibly worth it. At 200 pounds and nearly 5 feet tall, their kingdom is roughly the size of one of the dwarves from the film, as Gizmodo helpfully notes.

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Is American Hustle the Best Movie of the Year? PEOPLE's Review

See This/Skip That: From American Hustle to Hours

Originally posted 12/12/2013 03:00PM

Director David O. Russell – and his star-studded American Hustle cast – unleash a sexy-groovy throwback to the disco era, while the late Paul Walker delivers one of his final onscreen outings in Hours.

Here's what to see in theaters this weekend.

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On Wednesdays We Wear Mithril: Mean Girls Meets The Hobbit in Hilarious Mashup

Originally posted 12/04/2013 12:30PM

It's the question very few people have asked: What would Mean Girls be like if it was set in Middle Earth?

Fortunately, the Internet was created expressly for the purpose of creating hilarious things no one knew they wanted, and so now we have "Mean Elves," an animated short that re-imagines the trailer for the classic high-school movie as if it took place in the magical world of J.R.R. Tolkien. Dwarves are geeks, humans are burnouts and those vicious, manipulative Plastics are played by the elves of Mirkwood. They even have the same hairstyles!

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Trailer: Beware of the Dragon

Originally posted 10/01/2013 11:30AM

The Lord of the Rings series and the first Hobbit movie had plenty of bad guys. But none, perhaps, compare to the monstrous dragon Smaug – the fire-breathing beast of whom we finally get a glimpse in this trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf and the thirteen Dwarves might well be popcorn after their encounter with the oversized lizard in the second installment of the Hobbit trilogy – a prequel series that takes place 60 years before Lord of the Rings.

First, though, they must reach the dragon's lair at Lonely Mountain – not an easy feat, as it means potentially lethal encounters with a host of adversaries, including the skin-changer Beorn, a swarm of giant spiders in the Mirkwood Forest and the dangerous Woodland Elves.

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