Articles written by: Lily Milos

Lily’s first experience with Tolkien was when the eccentric Mrs. H performed all of the characters from The Hobbit in her seventh grade class. In high school, she felt obliged to decline a second date with a boy who said he had no interest in reading The Lord of the Rings. In college, she unwisely decided to reread her beloved copy of The Hobbit during finals week, with only semi-disastrous results. When not writing for Middle-earth News, Lily tries not to unnerve her coworkers and family with her extreme geekery, but somehow, Star Wars, Star Trek, Sherlock, Merlin, Doctor Who, The Princess Bride, Back to the Future, superheroes, Disney movies, and of course, Tolkien, seem to have relevance in EVERY conversation.

First Hobbit Teaser Expected with Sherlock Holmes 2

First Hobbit Teaser Expected with Sherlock Holmes 2

A week ago, Andy Serkis mentioned that we could see a teaser for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as early as Christmas. Now, industry insiders are speculating that The Hobbit teaser trailer will be attached […]

Nelsonians Haven’t Seen the Last of Hobbits

Nelsonians Haven’t Seen the Last of Hobbits

About 150 people from The Hobbit production left Nelson Airport after filming in the area for a week.  A crew member let slip that the group filming at Takaka Hill at Canaan Downs was The Hobbit’s […]

Legal Action Threatens The Hungry Hobbit

Legal Action Threatens The Hungry Hobbit

A cafe in Mosely, Birmingham called the Hungry Hobbit is less than 200 yards away from one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s childhood homes. The shop, lined with pictures from The Lord of the Rings, has been […]

Tolkien Feast Week

Tolkien Feast Week

With the holidays fast approaching, my mind (tell me I’m not alone in this) is often thinking of food. For a lot of holidays, the food is at the forefront, being either symbolic or traditional. […]

The Bilbo That Could Have Been

The Bilbo That Could Have Been

I sometimes wonder what The Lord of The Rings films would have been like if different actors had been cast in the roles. And though I haven’t seen The Hobbit films yet, I have become […]

The Hobbit Riddle in Otago

Here’s a riddle for you: What is happening in Strath Taieri and Maniototo that everyone knows about, but no one can talk about? I won’t keep you guessing… Trailers, helicopters, and most tellingly, signs from […]

Ian McKellen plays Gandalf the General

Ian McKellen plays Gandalf the General

In his most recent blog, Sir Ian McKellen reminisces about being a young actor who was keen to learn about fencing and stage fighting. He lists some of his many fight scenes, including the Hamlet/Laertes […]

Hobbit Film Crew Arrives at Takaka Hill

Hobbit Film Crew Arrives at Takaka Hill

The next stop on the block of location shooting for The Hobbit films is Takaka Hill at the Canaan Downs Scenic Reserve in New Zealand. According to Stuff.co.nz, crews were setting up and guarding structures […]