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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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David Bowie auditioned for Lord of the Rings

Following the death of David Bowie, more and more information has surfaced about his works in progress and his past projects. Up until his passing, the man was writing new songs. He has multiple posthumous albums set for release starting in...

 
 
 
 
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Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

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 world to fluff our ...

 
 
 
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Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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-watching it the compla...

 
 
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Peter Jackson still intent on making Tintin 2

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 that it was CGI ma...

 
 
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Third trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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 new speeches to...

 
 
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Trick or Treat: The Frighteners

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 nights. This is......

 
 
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Peter Jackson's Hobbit back in production for pick ups

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 people, really...

 
 
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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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Review: West of Memphis

[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 redundant. The three P...

 
 
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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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Peter Jackson working on Tintin sequel for 2015

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-producer on th...

 
 
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New Lord of the Rings posters by Olly Moss are awesome

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 new posters for...

 
 
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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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Trailer: West of Memphis

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 investigation into the ...

 
 
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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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