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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: news and videos


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Massive Hobbit/Lord of the Rings box set announced

Are you ready to lay down some serious money for three really great movies and three not as good movies? Then you'll want to head over to Amazon and sign up for an email alert for when you can buy "Middle Earth UCE (BD) [Blu-ray]." That's t...

 
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New Releases, week of 11/9/13: Grown Hobbits Edition

This week's home video releases are especially important if you're interested in sequels or TV show box sets for the upcoming holiday. First off, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition hits home video just in time for ...

 
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New Releases, week of 3/23/13: Les Little People Edition

Back from warm and awful nice Austin to the cold, jerk-filled New York and what do I see? Lots of major releases out this week on DVD and Blu-ray. (Worst thing about Austin by the way: limited free wifi at the airport. Damn you, Boingo.) So...

 
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The Hobbit has now made one BILLION dollars worldwide

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has done pretty well for itself given its mixed reviews. Looks like the decision to turn a singular book into a trilogy has paid off since The Hobbit became the 15th film in history (for reference, Lord of ...

 
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The Hobbit: There and Back Again delayed to December 2014

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 and Back Again...

 
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Flix for Short: The Office: An Unexpected Journey

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 as Bilbo. Free...

 
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Featurettes on sound and visual effects in The Hobbit

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 featurettes from Mo...

 
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Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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 than its predec...

 
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Snaxist: Denny's Hobbit Menu

[Snaxist is all about the food. Specifically, movie endorsed food. We'll stuff our faces, destroy our bodies, point out why or why not eating endorsed foods is a good idea, and write about it all for your entertainment!]  Companies cro...

 
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Final TV spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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 reached the end of al...

 
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13-minute featurette on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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, including how they d...

 
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New Hobbit TV spot and Entertainment Weekly covers

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 midnight shows for...

 
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New Hobbit TV spot has brief glimpses of Smaug

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 morning (aka The...

 
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The Hobbit midnight IMAX posters; stream the film score

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 screening of The Ho...

 
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DC Friends: See The Hobbit early and free

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 almost time to re...

 
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Latest Hobbit video blog chronicles post-production

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 latest video blog sh...

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

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 gallery of 150 ima...

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

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 baker's dozen....

 
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New Hobbit TV spot be mad trolling

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 in the Lord of t...

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

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 wore sloppy li...

 
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The Hobbit's first TV spot is way too short

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 know what's no...

 
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Stephen Colbert will have a cameo in The Hobbit

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 the first film...

 
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New Hobbit banners continue tradition of Hobbitness

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 The Hobbit from a...

 
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The Hobbit extended edition coming late 2013

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 The Hobbit trilog...

 
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Trailer: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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 good time to me...

 
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New Hobbit images arrive for Tolkien Week

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 celebrates the bir...

 
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New Hobbit pics feature dwarves and Legolas's dad

A new batch of images from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey appeared online recently. Not only do we get more looks at the dwarves, including Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and his big sword, but there's also an image of Thranduil, ...

 
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No extra charge for 48fps Hobbit screenings

Reactions to footage of Peter Jackson's 48fps version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have been distinctly underwhelming so far, although at least moviegoers won't be forced to cough up extra to decide for themselves when the movie rea...

 
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New hobbity and dwarfy images from The Hobbit

Some new images have arrived from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, including your first (tiny) look at Sylvester "The Seventh Doctor" McCoy as Radagast the Brown. He sort of looks like Vasco da Gama. The brown wizard's there on the back o...

 
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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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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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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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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 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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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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