Howard Shore returns for The Hobbit

Ladies and gentlemen, we have our composer. Inbetween the avalanche of casting news, I have spotted this little gem of information about The Hobbit. Howard Shore has confirmed that he will be creating the score. Speaking to Canadian newspaper The Province, Shore said: "We've talked about making these movies for many years, at least since... Continue Reading →

The Hobbit gets its greenlight

This morning, I woke up to some excellent news courtesy of TheWrap via Empire: The Hobbit has been greenlit, principal photography will begin in February and Peter Jackson will direct, write and produce. "Exploring Tolkien’s Middle-earth goes way beyond a normal film-making experience,” Jackson said in a statement. "It’s an all-immersive journey into a very... Continue Reading →

Comedy or action? Depends on your mood

Yesterday I was talking to a colleague at work about how your mood is affected when drinking alcohol. We agreed that if you're feeling low or angry then drinking will increase those feelings and, conversely, if you're in a happy and excitable mood then drinking will increase those feelings too. That's in our experience anyway.... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Sir Ian McKellen

In this week's "Five Minutes With" on the BBC News website, Sir Ian McKellen talks about how he tries to be relaxed as a person and that he "probably doesn't have enough imagination to be highly-strung". Sir Ian McKellen is one of my favourite actors and one of my "fantasy celebrity grandads", the other being... Continue Reading →

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