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Obviously The Hobbit in 48FPS is having a limited release

This shouldn't surprise anyone with even a small amount of technical know-how. Part one of The Hobbit will only be releasing in its new-fangled 48FPS (or HFR as they're now calling it) in a very select number of theaters across the world. T...

 
 
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The Hobbit is now three movies, book still same length

What was once a quick a quick and enjoyable read for children and adults alike has now officially been turned into an epic, three-part, fantasy saga. Yes, Peter Jackson has worked out whatever needed to be worked out and will return to shoo...

 
 
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Two Hobbit stills show Andy Serkis in, out of Gollum

That sounded vaguely sexual. Don't much care. Here's two new shots from The Hobbit, presumably something in the first or second of three movies. We've got Andy Serkis in his mo-cap setup, and one of the finished product: Gollum. He's l...

 
 
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The Hobbit to be a trilogy as long as details are set

At Comic-Con Peter Jackson teased that he was shooting more footage for his upcoming epic The Hobbit and that it would either be used as bonus material on the Blu-ray release or to, you know, make another entire film. While the idea of a Ho...

 
 
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New The Hobbit video blog celebrates production wrapping

At Comic-Con the fine folks who were able to get in for the jam packed panels in Hall H got a chance to see the video blog that celebrated the conclusion of filming on Peter Jackson's upcoming The Hobbit. Of course the video blog is a lie ...

 
 
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Peter Jackson may turn The Hobbit into three movies

During the Comic-Con, Peter Jackson showed off 12-minutes of footage from The Hobbit, the first part of which (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) comes out this December. Even though principle photography wrapped more than a week ago, Jacks...

 
 
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Production is wrapped on The Hobbit

Announced via chipper Facebook post from Peter Jackson, alongside a charming posterity picture of himself in front of a quintessential Lord of the Rings menagerie of fantastically colorful trees and a green screen, The Hobbit ...

 
 
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Ten new photos for The Hobbit arrive online

Entertainment Weekly has released ten new photos for Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. We get a good look at a bunch of the character, including the returning Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Martin Freeman ...

 
 
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Hobbit video blog gives a tour of Stone Street studios

A new video blog has emerged for The Hobbit. This one gets away from the vast sheeplands of New Zealand and heads to controlled environs of Stone Street studios. Originally a paint factory, Peter Jackson bought the location and built a sou...

 
 
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The Hobbit in 48 fps looks like crap; I told you so

Now, this is where I'd usually gloat and jump up and down saying "HAHAHAHA! I TOLD YOU SO!" But I'm beyond that (and already did that this morning). During CinemaCon, Warner Bros. showcased some "beautiful" 48 fps footage of The Hobbit, whe...

 
 
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Martin Freeman's Bilbo wields Sting in new Hobbit photo

I adore Tolkien's The Hobbit. The Lord Of The Rings trilogy was a astonishing literary achievement, of course, but Hobbit was my entry point into Middle Earth and its warmth always delighted my young self slightly more than Rings' vast scal...

 
 
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UPDATED: Trailer: West of Memphis

[UPDATE: Yesterday I misreported that West of Memphis director Amy Berg had not seen the Paradise Lost films by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. That was not true. Berg was first contacted by Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson about West of Mem...

 
 
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Peter Jackson trying to clear names of West Memphis Three

When the West Memphis Three were released from prison last year, I watched their live press conference in happy disbelief. I'd been aware of their case my entire adult life thanks to the first Paradise Lost documentary, and finally after 18...

 
 
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New Hobbit production video is out on location in NZ

Just a few days ago, the first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey dropped. Seems Peter Jackson wasn't done with Hobbit-related stuff this week however. The latest production video blog provides a glimpse at the challenges and jo...

 
 
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Review: The Adventures Of Tintin

Tintin may not be particularly well known in the United States, but he is something of a treasure for most people in Europe who ever enjoyed a childhood. The news that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson were mounting a big-budget remake cau...

 
 
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Trailer: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

And behold, 10 years after Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring was released, we now have the first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The film will be out on December 14, 2012. The second and concluding part of this Hobb...

 
 
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Behind-the-scenes footage about The Hobbit and 3D

The recent video blog for The Hobbit is all about 3D and how it's affecting the shoot. Since this is 3D we're talking about, some of you may have rolled your eyes or tuned out, but like other vlogs for The Hobbit, it's a fascinating look be...

 
 
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Trailer: The Adventures of Tintin

Here's a new trailer for Tintin. By now, you should already know if you want to see this or not. And if you don't want to see this, I don't want to know you. You communist. [via Apple Trailers]

 
 
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New Tintin poster has a summer home in the Uncanny Valley

For better or worse, I'm pretty pumped for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. While Rise of the Planet of the Apes has shown us that a digital performance through modern performance capture technology can yield i...

 
 
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The Hobbit not coming to Comic-Con, have vlog #3 instead

Much to fans' chagrin, Peter Jackson has announced that The Hobbit will not be appearing at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. His reason for the movie's absence this year is that he just "felt it was too early. There’s so much more of...

 
 
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Have a bunch of Hobbit dwarves before the weekend

Err, rather, dwarves from The Hobbit. They're not some weird, unnatural mixed race or anything. I've proven time and again that Brave is better than The Hobbit, but Peter Jackson insists on making his stupid, smelly New Zeala...

 
 
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The Broship of the Ring

Cartoonist and illustrator Noelle Stevenson has created these awesome Lord of the Rings inspired comics where she re-imagines the movies in modern-day, hipster-ish, bro-ish terms. And I want all of them. They're cute and clever and perfect ...

 
 
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The tyranny of The Hobbit continues, pictorially speaking

Ugh, look at this ugly picture of some of the ugly, stupid dwarves from The Hobbit, which will not be as good as Brave. These are Nori, Ori, and Dori, three loyal brothers played by Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, and Mark Hadlow, respectively. All...

 
 
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Brave is so much better than The Hobbit ever will be

Next year, we have two big fantasy films releasing, a rarity in an industry that tends to forget about high fantasy. One is Brave, a celebrated return to original storytelling from Pixar, and the other is The Hobbit, a toothless adaptation ...

 
 
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This is your first look at The Hobbit

It may be a good long while before we see any footage out of The Hobbit, set for release in December 2012, so we'll have to do with these pictures as our first look back into the world of J.R.R. Tolkein. In the gallery below, you'll see the...

 
 
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Evangeline Lilly and Barry Humphries cast in The Hobbit

More Hobbit casting news! We recently learned that Luke Evans was cast to play a spoony Bard and that Benedict Cuuummmmberbatchhhh will be playing the voice of the dreaded dragon Smaug. Well now it's official that Evangeline Lilly has been ...

 
 
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The Hobbit has found its Bard

Luke Evans, who played Apollo in the godawful Clash of the Titans and will be playing Zeus in Tarsem Singh's awesome-looking Immortals, has just been cast as the role of Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit, dashing my hopes of seeing Benedic...

 
 
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The Hobbit gets release dates, subtitles

We've been eagerly following any bit of news trickling out from Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings prequel split into two parts which started production this March. Now, we've finally got a release date for the films! Warner ...

 
 
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Trailer: The Adventures of Tintin

Rise and shine campers! Boy do I have a surprise for you. Remember yesterday when Alex debuted two decent looking posters for the Steven Spielberg directed, Peter Jackson produced The Adventures of Tintin? Well, Empire sure delivered this ...

 
 
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Check out the debut posters for Tintin, trailer tomorrow

Tomorrow, you'll be able to find the first teaser trailer for the Steven Spielberg-Peter Jackson collaboration The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Today, however, we've just got these two posters, which you can find in...

 
 
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Watch the first production video diary from The Hobbit

The best part about Peter Jackson's King Kong was the series of video diaries he made on the entire production process, and from the looks of this, The Hobbit is going to give those diaries a run for their money. This particular video diar...

 
 
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Peter Jackson explains why The Hobbit is shot in 48 fps

We're clearly at a turning point in film production, but it's not quite clear which way we're turning. Major directors and many movie theaters seem to believe that shooting a film in 48 frames per second is going to become the standard in f...

 
 
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Flixist Podcast, Ep 16: Happy Couple

We are back, invading your ears! The title (and header image) is a hint as to who the new guest to our podcast is. Don't worry, it is not Ken or Barbie. This episode dishes it out on a few movies like The Hangover and The Hobbit as wel...

 
 
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The Hobbit to be ultra smooth, shot in 48fps

My mother recently got a new Samsung high-def TV, so of course I was the one tapped to set it up right. It came with an option, "auto motion plus," that was turned on be default. A selling point of the system, it messed with the frame rate ...

 
 
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Bret McKenzie lands another elf role in The Hobbit

Up until know, I’ve always acknowledged The Hobbit as a thing that is happening that I will probably see. I mean, I’m not as fanatical as other LOTR fans in the sense I’ve never read the books and I thought the films were ...

 
 
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Production begins on The Hobbit

Despite the New Zealand city of Hobbiton being invaded by malicious sheep, production began yesterday on The Hobbit. Hobbit is going to be split into two different films, to be released in 2012 and 2013. Peter Jackson returned to the direc...

 
 
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Saoirse Ronan confirmed for The Hobbit

At only 16, Saoirse Ronan has already made an impressive career for herself, starting with her debut in Joe Wright's acclaimed Atonement. Ronan also appears in Wright's next picture,  Hanna , one of my most anticipat...

 
 
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Frodo to appear in The Hobbit, despite not being in the book

Look, I really want to like The Hobbit when it comes out. Peter Jackson did a fantastic job with The Lord of the Rings, and I imagine he'll come through on this project, even if it's been split into two films. But then I hear tell of charac...

 
 
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Orlando Bloom's Legolas returning in The Hobbit?

We've already heard about Cate Blanchett's return as the elf Galadriel in the upcoming Hobbit films. And that makes sense, since Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) meets her on his journey. But now we hear word from Deadline that Orlando Bloom ...

 
 




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