Peter Jackson

Care to see the Lord of the Rings again?
When Peter Jackson announced that he'd be stretching The Hobbit into three movies I was a bit wary, but excited. While the book itself could have easily been put into one, maybe two, films there's enough lore in the worl... read feature

Good thing this is the last one, the titles are getting longer
I love how they're claiming The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is "The Defining Chapter" in the story since the book itself is only a fraction of all of this. In what is most likely the most bloated title of the serie... read feature

Book? What book?
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey blew me away when I caught it in theaters and I gave it an appropriately high score because of that. It was truly stunning and another epic coming from Peter Jackson, but upon re-watchin... read feature

Peter Jackson still intent on making Tintin 2


Dec 11
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn was everything Indian Jones and the Crystal Skull should have been. An action-packed throwback to adventure movies, full of fun and old school daring. The fact tha... read
The Hobbit 2 Trailer

Third trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


Plus eight new posters!
Nov 05
This newest trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a bit different from the previous one. The footage is mostly the same (maybe two or three different scenes), but the dialogue is cut much differently. There are ... read
Everything about this movie is perfect.
Hey guys, it's October! You know what that means: Halloween is right around the corner! As such, we will be bringing you some of our favorite horror film suggestions, in the hopes that they will lead to some sleepless nig... read feature

Peter Jackson's Hobbit back in production for pick ups


The cast and crew have reuinited for a few more weeks of shooting
May 20
It's been a little while since we last heard about the next two Hobbit movies, The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again. Even though I had some issues with The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey (Matt, like the majority of... read

The Hobbit: There and Back Again delayed to December 2014


Peter Jackson's trilogy capper moves from summer to winter
Mar 01
When The Hobbit went from a pair of movies to a trilogy, the original plan was to release The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 12, 2012, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on December 13, 2013, and The Hobbit: There... read

Flix for Short: The Office: An Unexpected Journey


The Office UK + The Hobbit = Something better than the Peter Jackson movie
Jan 07
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey continues to thrive at the box office. While I had a lot of problems with the film's flabby storytelling, there was one thing about the movie that was perfect: Martin Freeman... read
The Peter Jackson-produced chronicle of the West Memphis Three
[This review was originally posted as part of our coverage of DOC NYC 2012. It has been reposted to coincide with the theatrical release of West of Memphis.] Going into West of Memphis, I was worried the film would be redunda... read feature

Featurettes on sound and visual effects in The Hobbit


Dec 18
While I had issues with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for its flabby storytelling, the film has set the box office on fire and I did at least appreciate lots of choices in production design. These two feat... read
Middle Earth is far from middling
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is in a really tough spot. The film is the follow up to what is pretty much the most epic trilogy in film history. Plus, being based on a children's book and having a smaller story ... read feature

Peter Jackson working on Tintin sequel for 2015


Dec 13
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes out tomorrow, but Peter Jackson isn't ready to slow down. He's already shooting a new movie next year: a sequel to Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin. Jackson served as co... read

New Lord of the Rings posters by Olly Moss are awesome


Dec 12
In celebration of everyone's return to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey coming to theaters this week, Mondo - the collectible movie art division of Texas' The Alamo Drafthouse - will be releasing two brand ... read

Final TV spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


I promise this is the last one
Dec 11
With the trailers, the posters, the pics, the featurette, and the other TV spots, there has been a whole slew of content for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Well friends, it looks like we've finally reache... read

13-minute featurette on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


New footage of Peter Jackson and company in this behind-the-scenes video
Dec 07
We're one week away from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and if you're looking for some new footage to get you hyped, here's a 13-minute featurette for the film via Warner Bros. Belgium. It's got loads of new stuff, inclu... read

New Hobbit TV spot and Entertainment Weekly covers


Dec 06
For some reason it hasn't quite dawned on me that I'll be seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey next week at midnight. The original Lord of the Rings Trilogy came out when I was in college, and I remember going to the mid... read

New Hobbit TV spot has brief glimpses of Smaug


Dec 03
The latest TV spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey features a few scant shots of Smaug. And I mean very scant. He just swoops in and destroys stuff, sort of like what he did in the Star Trek Into Darkness poster this m... read

The Hobbit midnight IMAX posters; stream the film score


Nov 30
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be out in two weeks, if you can believe it. And so the hype machine continues with a new TV spot and lots of other keen things. First of all, if you're attending a midnight 3D IMAX scre... read

Update: Tickets are all gone! If you entered on Twitter make sure to check your direct messages. Sorry if you didn't get one, but we'll be doing more giveaways for other movies in the future so stick around. It's al... read feature

Latest Hobbit video blog chronicles post-production


Nov 26
It's crunch time for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (Not to be confused with second diabetes time.) With the release date looming, Peter Jackson and his Weta Workshop hordes are hustling to finish the picture. This lates... read

150 Hobbit pics/Neil Finn's "Song of the Lonely Mountain"


Plenty of behind-the-scenes photos and the end credits song
Nov 12
As if the 17 character posters weren't excessive enough, we now have 150 behind-the-scenes Hobbit pics to share with you. Thankfully this is in an embedded gallery rather than individual uploads. (Creating a click-through gal... read

Trailer: West of Memphis


Amy Berg's West Memphis Three documentary, produced by Peter Jackson
Nov 05
The West Memphis Three may be free after 18 years in prison, but the case isn't over just yet. Produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, Amy Berg's documentary West of Memphis examines the WM3 case and demands a new investig... read

17 character posters for The Hobbit... yeah, buddy, 17


That's a lot of the droolz
Nov 05
There's overkill and there's überoverkill. When it comes to new posters for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, we've achieved the latter. There were 17 character posters released last week. Yeah, 17, also known as a dumb... read

New Hobbit TV spot be mad trolling


Oct 29
A second TV spot has showed up for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It's a nice companion piece to the first Hobbit TV spot, though in this one we get to see some talking trolls. This makes me wonder if any of the trolls i... read

There's a Hobbit-themed menu at Denny's for some reason


Oct 26
One year way back when I was an undergrad, I spent a lot of time at Denny's in the wee hours of the morning. It was close to my dorm, it was quiet enough, and it made for great people-watching. Example: one of the waitresses... read

The Hobbit's first TV spot is way too short


Haha, get it? GET IT?
Oct 24
Here's the first TV spot for The Hobbit: The Undiscovered Country. It's pretty short, but there's a lot of tantalizing visual material (including one funny line), but it's not as compelling as the first trailer was. You... read

Stephen Colbert will have a cameo in The Hobbit


Oct 22
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stephen Colbert will make a cameo appearance somewhere in The Hobbit trilogy. This info comes from an unidentified knowledgeable source. The source says that Colbert's cameo will not be in... read

New Hobbit banners continue tradition of Hobbitness


Oct 09
Four new banners for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have recently shown up, each one sufficiently Hobbity and depicting various moments from the book. No surprises here, though I think I prefer the super-long banner for Th... read

The Hobbit extended edition coming late 2013


Oct 05
Remember when Peter Jackson put out the extended editions of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King a year after each of their respective theatrical releases? It's going to happen again with Th... read

Here's the newest trailer for this December's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, because the story of The Hobbit is so huge and epic and expansive that it needs three whole movies just to do it justice. This would be a ... read feature

New Hobbit images arrive for Tolkien Week


Sep 18
This Friday will mark the 75th anniversary of the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. This entire week has actually be christened Tolkien Week to commemorate the occasion. September 22nd is also Hobbit Day, which cel... read






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