Icon of Geekdom Ian Holm Passes Away at 88

This morning news broke that Sir Ian Holm has passed away. Variety reports that he died in the hospital from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. Although he may be most known as Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings films and The Hobbit’s framing device, he had a long and varied career on both… Continue reading Icon of Geekdom Ian Holm Passes Away at 88

REVIEW: Tolkien (2019)

When I first heard that a biopic was being done for J.R.R. Tolkien, it occurred to me that it seems strange how they hadn’t already made one. After all, biographies never seem to go out of style, and he is the father of modern fantasy as we know it. That being said, Tolkien’s estate protects… Continue reading REVIEW: Tolkien (2019)

Why I’m Excited: Tolkien

I’ve always been fascinated by a myriad of literary luminaries. Whether it’s J.M. Barrie (Finding Neverland), P.L. Travers (Saving Mr. Banks), or of course, William Shakespeare (All is True), the biopics of their lives give us insight into the works they bestowed on the world and inspire others to go forth and create. So when… Continue reading Why I’m Excited: Tolkien

Nicholas Hoult Shares Photos From Upcoming Tolkien Biopic

X-Men actor Nicholas Hoult has shared new four photos from his upcoming role as J.R.R. Tolkien in the film Tolkien to his Instagram profile. You can view all of the photos here. Finnish filmmaker Dome Karukoski directs the Fox Searchlight biopic about the legendary Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author. The film is… Continue reading Nicholas Hoult Shares Photos From Upcoming Tolkien Biopic

Skyrim Composer Expresses Interest in Scoring Amazon’s Middle Earth

Jeremy Soule, the composer most well-known for his soundtracks to the Elder Scrolls and Guild Wars franchises (and let’s not forget KOTOR), expressed interest late last week in being involved with Amazon’s yet to be released Middle Earthseries, which has been reported to be the most highly budgeted television series of all time at a… Continue reading Skyrim Composer Expresses Interest in Scoring Amazon’s Middle Earth