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  • Movie award predictions in animated feature and craft categories

    Movie award predictions in animated feature and craft categories
    A handful of movies — "The Great Gatsby," "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" — are poised to dominate the craft categories, while Disney's "Frozen" seems like the front-runner set to win animated feature and original song. Here's how the races...
  • Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?

     Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?
    When the 2013 Oscars opened in February, host Seth MacFarlane declared that the show had a theme. The Academy Awards, MacFarlane said, would be celebrating the marriage of film and music. Though such a thesis may have been obscured by the ensuing song-...
  • Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' ★★★

    Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' ★★★
    One year and several hundred films later, I confess my mind isn't over-full of vivid memories of director Peter Jackson's first "Hobbit." It did the job, in its leisurely, fill-out-the-trilogy fashion, albeit looking like clinically detailed crud when...
  • Harvey Weinstein Sues Over 'Hobbit' Profits

    Bob and Harvey Weinstein have sued New Line and Time Warner over the companies' decision to split the "Hobbit" movies into three parts and the studio's refusal to pay them profits for the second and third films. "This case is about greed and ingratitude,...
  • Movie moguls do battle over 'The Hobbit's' golden hoard

    Movie moguls do battle over 'The Hobbit's' golden hoard
    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” opens Friday with little doubt it will bring Warner Bros. a hoard of gold, just as the first movie in the series did and as the final installment of the trilogy is bound to do when it is released a year...
  • Peter Jackson: High Frame Rate 3D Look Improved on 'Smaug'

    In 2012, Warner Bros. and Peter Jackson were eager to show the world the latest innovation in filmmaking technology: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" in High-Frame-Rate (48 frames per second) 3D. Reaction to the format was mixed, but the picture did...
  • New Line's Toby Emmerich Rides a Rollercoaster Year

    Struggling through the costly, back-to-back box office debacles of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and "Jack the Giant Killer" this past March, New Line chief exec Toby Emmerich knew not to panic. Having risen up the ranks of the Time Warner-owned...
  • Review: Lively 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' has welcome ring

    Review: Lively 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' has welcome ring
    The Hobbit lives … In the wake of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," last year's dreary, dense, disappointing slough through Middle-earth, "The Desolation of Smaug" comes as a relief. Peter Jackson's newest installment of the Tolkien trilogy is...
  • 'The Hobbit' y 'Out of Furnace'

    'The Hobbit' y 'Out of Furnace'
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug * * * El refrán que dice "segundas partes nunca fueron buenas" parece desmentirse con The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Superando las debilidades del primer capítulo de la serie, este filme recupera la magia y...
  • 'Hobbit' sequel 'Desolation of Smaug' to take box office gold

    A J.R.R. Tolkien dragon will torch the competition as "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" slithers into theaters this weekend. The 3-D "Hobbit" sequel, starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as the wizard Gandalf, is expected to...
  • 'The Hobbit' Sequel to Bring Home Treasure at Worldwide Box Office

    Warner Bros.-New Line's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" began its global domination at the box office Wednesday before arriving in the U.S. on Friday for what is expected to be an $80 million-plus weekend Stateside. Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" sequel,...