1. Behold the first trailer, which contains many geek out-worthy elements:
3. Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel!
4. This! Delightful!
6. Thorin finally cutting loose and having fun
7. And a first look at Smaug the dragon
In The News Today
- A Guatemalan judge ordered former President Otto Perez Molina held in jail overnight while hearings over the corruption scandal that led to his resignation take place. ›
- Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, accused of killing nine people in a Charleston church in June. ›
- The Justice Dept. has tightened rules on cell phone tracking, forcing federal agencies to get a warrant. ›