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Round 3 begins… now! Still in the game:

The Hobbit vs. The Catcher in the Rye

To Kill a Mockingbird vs. The Outsiders

The Princess Bride vs. Tuck Everlasting

Ender’s Game vs. Harry Potter

The Perks of Being a Wallflower vs. The Inheritance Cycle

The Crank Trilogy vs. The Uglies series

The Book Thief vs. The Hunger Games

The Maze Runner series vs. The Fault in Our Stars

Vote here! Polls close this Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET.

This gigantic tapestry from The Desolation of Smaug is super awesome — and we’ve got a nifty magnifying tool that’ll help you spot every single detail.

This week in EW: It’s holiday movie preview time!

Prepare for geekgasm: Ian McKellen is playing an elderly Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon’s upcoming film A Slight Trick of the Mind. The logline:

The story picks up with the detective at age 93, long-ago retired to the rural area of Sussex, where he is haunted by an unresolved case from a half-century ago.

His partner, Dr. Watson, is no longer with him. And his mental acuity has bid him farewell, too. This is a Sherlock Holmes grappling with his own faded and tattered memory, whose powers of observation and deduction are not what they used to be.

Presenting the Honest Trailer of The Lord of the Rings. It’s a movie series in which everybody is white — and when they die, they come back whiter!

But don’t worry (too much) — “When you have got it, you monitor it, and you have to be careful it doesn’t spread,” Gandalf explains. “But if it is contained in the prostate it’s no big deal. Many, many men die from it, but it’s one of the cancers that is totally treatable.”

Andy Serkis presents Gollum’s holiday travel tips because sure, why not?

"Roll up the precious’s socks and stuff them into shoes. More room for raw fish!! GOLLUM. GOLLUM."

This week in EW: We take a deep dive into into The Hobbit, exploring the film’s long, difficult road to the big screen and the critical, sometimes controversial creative decisions director Peter Jackson has made along the way. Precioussssss.

Last night, Stephen Colbert launched a full week of episodes dedicated to dissecting Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — complete with a set elaborately decorated to look like The Shire, where Middle-earth’s most fuzzy-footed creatures make their home.

The fake pundit — and real Tolkien superfan — welcomed as his first guest Sir Ian McKellen, a celebrated actor who’s best known in geek circles for playing Magneto in the X-Men movies and Gandalf in Jackson’s Tolkien adaptations.

Press play to see a new Hobbit clip, talk of “Gandalf the Gay,” and McKellen’s assessment of who would win in a fight between Magneto and the White Wizard. In short: Can every week be Hobbit Week?

Nerdgasm alert: In honor of the Dec. 14 release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Colbert Report will present four nights of Hobbit-themed programming from Dec. 3 to Dec. 6.

Guests will include stars Ian McKellan (Dec. 3), Martin Freeman (Dec. 4) and Andy Serkis (Dec. 6), along with director Peter Jackson (Dec. 5).

Said Colbert in a statement: “Elen sila lumennomentielvo… I mean that sincerely.” Translation: “A star shines upon the hour of our meeting.”

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