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Technology will march forward.  That march usually involves something getting trampled along the way.  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is underfoot of  horrible 48fps 3D, also known as HFR 3D (High Frame Rate 3D).  Billed as a technology to sharpen 3D and reduce the headaches it can cause, HFR 3D has crippled Peter Jackson‘s return to Middle-earth.  Without the atrocious visuals, Jackson’s film is still slightly repetitive and bloated, but the magic mostly remains intact.  But under HFR 3D, the journey looks like a cheap soap opera on fast forward with crappy digital effects.

Limited Paper: Olly Moss and Mondo’s LORD OF THE RINGS Posters Drop Tomorrow, Prepare for Battle

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This morning, Mondo and Olly Moss revealed a set of posters that we’ve all been waiting a long, long time to see here at Limited Paper:  Moss’ take on Peter Jackson’s Lord of The Rings.  This particular print has been rumored for months now—and was heavily rumored to be dropping at a previous Mondo-related event—but should anyone be surprised that we’re seeing it drop on the eve of the release of Peter Jackson’s latest trip to Middle Earth (The Hobbit, if you’ve been living under a rock)?

Wanna see Olly Moss’ take on The Lord of The Rings?  Find out where you can pick one of these up tomorrow?  Meet me after the jump, folks.

Blu-ray Deal: THE LORD OF THE RINGS Extended Editions for $43.49 (64% off)

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It looks like Amazon’s Daily Gold Box Deals this week are designed to make fools of people who took advantage of previous deals.  Yesterday, it was the Alien Anthology Blu-ray, and today it’s The Lord of the Rings Extended EditionsBack in February, it was $49.49 (59% off) and today it’s $43.49 (%64 off).  You could have saved six whole dollars.  I bet you feel pretty silly now.

Click here to buy the greatness of the extended editions.  Note: Collider earns a small referral fee when our readers purchase something on Amazon through one of our links. The money generated helps pay our staff and keep the site running. Thank you for reading and supporting Collider.

THE HOBBIT Tickets On Sale Wednesday; LORD OF THE RINGS Extended Editions Marathon Announced

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We’ve known for some time now that the advanced tickets for Peter Jackson’s trilogy-starter The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey would go on sale Wednesday, November 7th, but an added treat for Tolkein fans has been announced.  Also going on sale this Wednesday are tickets for all-day marathons of the superior extended editions of Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy.  A (lengthy) marathon of the extended editions took place last year in anticipation of the trilogy’s Blu-ray release, but if you were unable to attend and/or would like a theater-sized primer for The Hobbit, you’re in luck.  Hit the jump for more details.

Limited Paper at Comic-Con: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Artwork by Olly Moss, GAME OF THRONES by Martin Ansin and LORD OF THE RINGS by JC Richards

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Ever since Comic-Con 2012 kicked off this past Wednesday, the word ‘round the campfire has been that Mondo’s biggest release—the one everyone would be talking about after the Con, the one that everyone was going to be determined to get their hands on, the one print to rule them all—would be dropping on Saturday night.   There didn’t seem to be any concrete info to support this suspicion, but that didn’t keep poster-nerds the world over from repeating it whenever they got the chance.  And ya know what?  Even though limited-paper enthusiasts are generally 5/10 when it comes to predicting drops, they were absolutely right about tonight’s release of Mondo’s The Dark Knight Rises print by Olly Moss.

Read all about that—and the rest of Mondo’s Saturday-at-Comic-Con output—after the jump.

Limited Paper: New Artwork Inspired by ALIEN, GAME OF THRONES, Lego LORD OF THE RINGS, ADVENTURE TIME and More

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Comic-Con 2012 kicked off several days ago, but so far there seems to be no indication that the tidal wave of awesome screenprints is anywhere close to slowing down:  so far, we’ve seen a jaw-dropping Princess Mononoke print from fan-favorite Olly Moss, an absolutely amazing piece of The Dark Knight Rises-related artwork from comic book superstar Jock, and—earlier this morning—Mondo released one of their most highly-anticipated posters of the year:  the latest entry in their Universal Monsters series, Creature From The Black Lagoon.  But there’s plenty more to come, and today’s other trio of releases proves that the gentlemen at booth #437 still have plenty of tricks up their sleeve.

Wanna see the three new Mondo posters that dropped at Comic-Con today, along with an enormously impressive piece of Alien-related artwork from Mark Englert?  Sure ya do.  Meet me after the jump, my fellow limited-paper enthusiasts.

Limited Paper: Mondo Mystery Movie X LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING Recap with Special Guest Elijah Wood

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The last time we did the Mondo Mystery Movie dance, it was October of 2011.  For that event, the good folks at Mondo/the Alamo Drafthouse arranged for a dozen charter busses’ worth of film geeks and poster fans to be ferried (via police escort) across Austin to a nearly-abandoned mall swarming with “zombies”, at which time we were all shown an extremely special screening of George Romero’s Dawn of The Dead.  Nine months later, the Mondo Mystery Movie returned to Austin, and—as you might’ve already heard—the results were fantastic.  Read on for my report from Mondo Mystery Movie 10, my fellow limited paper enthusiasts.

Hugo Weaving Talks LAST RIDE, Working with the Wachowskis Again for CLOUD ATLAS and Returning to Rivendell for THE HOBBIT

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The Australian drama Last Ride, directed by Glendyn Ivin and based on Denise Young’s acclaimed novel, is a story that is both riveting and heartbreaking in its complex portrayal of a brutal yet loving petty criminal struggling with parenthood.  When ex-jailbird fugitive Kev (brought to life in a stunning performance from Hugo Weaving) takes his 10-year-old son Chook (newcomer Tom Russell) on the run from the law, they set out on a journey into the remote and rugged outback, where both father and son will be faced with the devastating consequences of their actions.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Hugo Weaving talked about how proud he is of Last Ride and how happy it is that it is finally being released in the States (in theaters in NYC and available nationally through VOD) three years after completing it, what originally attracted him to the project and complex character, and how his acting process varies, from role to role.  He also talked about what it was like to work with the Wachowskis again on Cloud Atlas, what a joy it was to return to Berlin (they shot V for Vendetta together there) and how it was an extraordinary experience that he cannot wait to see the finished product of, as well as what it was like to be on The Hobbit set and play Elrond again, 60 years before The Lord of the Rings, how the tone is different this time, and how he thinks the 3D will work wonderfully well for the type of film it is.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Elijah Wood Talks Season 2 of WILFRED and Shooting THE HOBBIT in 3D and 48 FPS

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After a season of laughs and outrageous hilarity, the FX series Wilfred ended Season 1 with some shocking revelations, leaving the mental sanity of Ryan (Elijah Wood) in question.  About a young man struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with his neighbor’s canine pet, which he happens to see as a crude Australian (Jason Gann) in a cheap dog suit, the half-hour live-action comedy shows how that dog can teach a man to overcome his fears and joyfully embrace the unpredictability and insanity of the world around him.

As a big fan of the series myself, I am quite anxious to see where things pick back up and how those questions will be answered, when Season 2 premieres on June 28th.   In the meantime, you can check out this exclusive interview with Collider to read what Elijah Wood had to say about what’s in store in the coming season, how he likes to keep a certain amount of space for interpretation instead of more definitive answers, getting to see more of Ryan’s family, enjoying the fast pace of shooting an episode in four days, not breaking into laughter while shooting, how surprised he is with some of the things they get away with, and what they learned from doing Season 1 that has made Season 2 easier.  He also talked about what it was like to return to Hobbiton to reprise his The Lord of the Rings role for The Hobbit, and how cool it was to get to see the scene playback in 3D while still on set.  Hit the jump for more.

Andy Serkis Talks RISE OF THE APES, THE HOBBIT, Directing 2nd Unit, 3D, and More at SBIFF

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Although he is an accomplished stage and screen actor in his own right, Andy Serkis has become the go-to guy for motion capture performance. He was remarkable as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and as the title character in King Kong, but it was his work as the intelligent chimp Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes that earned him a Virtuoso Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF). Collider was there to cover and attend the event, and we’ve compiled the highlights of what the actor had to say, both on the press line and during the Q&A.

While there, Andy Serkis talked about how performance capture technology is just another form of acting, finding his inner ape to play Caesar and why that character is different from Kong, what it was like to revisit the character of Gollum for The Hobbit films, so many years later, how great it is to work on the live-action set this time, and the experience of working with all of the actors who are new to Middle Earth while also directing Second Unit. Check out what he had to say after the jump.

LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS Character Images and Gollum Poster

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We’ve been covering the LEGO Lord of the Rings set unveiling with a great deal of anticipation here over the past few months, and today the full set has finally be revealed. They’re (as expected) super cool, and not only do we get all the major characters from the Fellowship, but LEGO is also releasing Uruk-hai, Ringwraith, Moria Orc, and Mordor Orc characters. But that’s not all! My favorite character of the lineup is definitely the uber-creepy Gollum, for whom we also have a LEGO character poster. All in all, it’s a pretty good day for fans of LEGO and The Lord of the Rings. Hit the jump to check out the images and Gollum poster.

Legolas Poster for LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS

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The upcoming LEGO sets for The Lord of the Rings are turning many of us into kids again. We previously brought you the poster for LEGO Aragorn, and today we’re happy to bring you the first poster for LEGO Legolas. Set against an appropriately ethereal background, LEGO Legolas sports a super cool sword, a nifty bow and arrow, and standard issue LEGO elf ears.

Hit the jump to behold the LEGO-fied Orlando Bloom as well as the other previous LEGO Lord of the Rings images that have been released thus far. The Lord of the Rings LEGO sets are expected to begin rolling out this June.

Aragorn Poster for LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS

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We’re all pretty excited about the upcoming LEGO sets based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.  LEGO is now starting up their marking push for the sets, which will begin to roll out this summer.  Today, LEGO has released a poster featuring LEGO Aragorn in his The Return of the King poster pose.  That’s right, kids: Viggo Mortensen in LEGO form.  That’s happening.  Let us rejoice.

Hit the jump to check out the poster.  Look for more LEGO Lord of the Rings images in the weeks ahead.

First Look at the Upcoming LEGO Sets for THE LORD OF THE RINGS

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Last week, we reported that LEGO had added The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to its list of licensed properties and the sets would be start being released in summer 2012.  Preliminary images from those sets have now leaked online and they reveal some of the locations and events that will be LEGOized.  Naturally, there are the smaller sets that focus more on events (“Gandalf Arrives”, “Shelob Attacks”) but the larger ones are based on locations (“The Battle of Helm’s Deep”, “The Mines of Moria”).  There’s no word on how many pieces each set contains, but we can see how the hobbits will be shorter than the humans (the hobbits have no knees).  While the age recommendations go up to 14-years-old, it’s only a recommendation.  They can’t stop me from buying and building these.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  [Update: Lego asked us to take down the images.  Sorry if you missed them.]

One Minifig to Rule Them All: THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT LEGO Coming Summer 2012

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LEGO has picked up the rights to some of the biggest movie properties around including Star Wars, Spider-Man, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Batman.  Now they have another big title (technically two titles) on the way: The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.  I can only begin to dream of the massive, time-consuming glory these sets will offer.  It will probably cost well over $100 for the set, but I want to spend an entire day building Helm’s Deep (I can’t confirm they’re going to offer it, but I’d be shocked it they didn’t).  But think of the possibilities: The Shire. Rivendell. Mirkwood. Rohan. Minas freaking Tirith.

Hit the jump for the press release and sound off in the comments about what you can’t wait to build.  The release of the LEGO sets is timed to coincide with the build up to the first part of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit adaptation, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which opens December 14, 2012.  Part two, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, opens December 13, 2013.

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