The How It Should Have Ended team has tackled a lot of Hollywood movies in their day, but somehow we never get sick of watching their accurate summations of how a bunch of Hollywood blockbusters could have ended a lot sooner. This time, they're covering "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" -- but, really, they're showing how the entire "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" story arc could have been ended in around two hours.
When Gandalf notices that Bilbo is pocketing something that likely is the One Ring of Sauron, why doesn't he pipe up? In this HISHE installment, the wizard calls his pack of eagles to fly him and Bilbo to Mordor and destroy the ring long before Frodo ever gets it. Sure, Bilbo then isn't able to help the dwarves win back the Lonely Mountain from Smaug, but in the grand scheme of things, it's a sacrifice worth making.
Watch the video after the jump!
From all of the behind-the-scenes stories about the "Hunger Games" star, we've been led to believe that Jennifer Lawrence is actually pretty good at archery. She may be no real-life Katniss Everdeen, but it sounds like she can hold her own, thanks to some stunt training.
But in the promos for her upcoming hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live," Jason Sudeikis challenges her to pull a William Tell and shoot an apple off of Bobby Moynihan's head, and it doesn't not go so well.
Check out the promos after the jump!
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This is a great time of the year for the movies. The Oscar nominations are out and most new films aren't that great, so you actually have time to go back and watch the "important" ones from the previous year.
Last year had some great pieces of cinema, but don't you think they were all missing something?
They were missing more animals. Every movie from the past year didn't have enough wild beasts as main characters. Thankfully, the folks over at Next Movie have fixed this for us.
We have known that "Jurassic Park 4" was on its way (or at least a script for it), but thanks to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, we know when it's expected to arrive.
"Jurassic Park 4" may be without a director, but it's currently rocking a June 2014 release date. So what can expect from a new entry? We rounded up a few unanswered questions from the previous films to look for material to mine.
And we found gold!
Everyone was so excited when Jimmy Kimmel moved his show up to 11:35, but they forgot one thing. One very important thing.
Kimmel never thought about the fact that you can't just move your show up without checking the studio sign-in sheet first, because if he had, he would have seen that Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling film their QVC knife show, "Knife Guys," on Wednesdays at that same time.
And last night, the oversight made for some awkward moments and hilarious television. Check out the video after the jump!
Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead-Wright made quite an impact when they sang the opening credits sequence for the "Game of Thrones" season one DVD, but this time they're back with one better. For the season two DVD, the trio of Stark children have decided to lay down some sick beats for their own rendition of the title song. Didn't you know there's beat boxing in Westeros?
The result is pretty amazing. Not only are they beat boxing, but the three child actors also (sort of) narrate the opening credits. If we're not mistaking, that's Turner -- aka Sansa Stark -- rapping for the majority of the video, though even she admits that she isn't the best at it.
"I can't rap, but I'm going to say something in a big cap," she sings as Williams cackles in the background. Watch the entire video after the jump, and love your life just a little bit more today.
The savvy moviegoer is well aware of the fact that part of an actor's role in being in and making movies is promoting them. There are a variety of ways in which to do this, which most of the time involve interviews with the media, boring stuff like that. Suffice it to say that the promotional machine gets a little worn and monotonous at times, so for those of us lucky enough to take part in some of these events out-of-the-box promo things are worth mentioning, particularly when they involve riding around in a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Yep, you read that correctly, instead of doing a press conference or roundtable interview, Schwarzenegger invited a select group of movie reporters to come ride in his tank, one that he owns and operates, to experience a taste of some of the action served up in his return to movies as a leading man in "The Last Stand."
Here are the highlights from the trip:
If you've been on a movie news site like Variety or The Hollywood Reporter in the last few months, you've undoubtedly seen one of those "For Your Consideration" ads that try really hard to make certain actors and films "award worthy," as if you had a say.
Those ads are usually for respectable movies that actually do have a shot at their sought-after categories, but what about the ones you don't see? The folks over at NextMovie have rounded up a collection of some of the lesser-known (and potentially not real) Oscar campaigns.
Click past the jump to see what we're talking about!
Guess what, Middle-earth dwellers. Today is J.R.R. Tolkien's 121st birthday!
So no doubt you'll want to throw a hobbit-filled shindig, but there are a few things you need to understand about throwing a "Lord of the Rings" bash that includes all of the favors that make the on-screen fun look so real.
We have put together a helpful GIF guide walk you through the steps of making your Tolkiened-out party worthy of the man himself.
Movie characters are people too. Well, they're imaginary people for the most part, but that doesn't mean that they don't have a few aspects of their lifestyles that they'd like to change in 2013.
With so many great characters in the year 2012 (you can find out Top Ten here), there are more than a few that have some stuff they can work on in 2013.
Here are the New Years resolutions for the movie characters of 2012!