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  • Emma Thompson to Nab Santa Barbara Fest's Modern Master Award

    The 29th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will fete Emma Thompson with the Modern Master Award. The British thesp-scribe-producer will receive the fest's highest honor for her diverse body of work, which includes, most recently, her...
  • Exclusive: 'Tolkien' biopic will look at origins of 'Hobbit,' 'LOTR'

    With Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” set to hit theaters, the work of J.R.R. Tolkien is again about to satisfy millions of moviegoers. But what about the man who created it? Tolkien led a complicated and...
  • Why the 'Catching Fire' Movie Is Better than Suzanne Collins' Novel

    (SPOILER ALERT: This piece reveals key plot details from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.") More than once over the past several years, during the steady diet of teenage wizards and emo vampires that we have come to call moviegoing, I've felt...
  • WikiLeaks Documentary 'We Steal Secrets' Scores Producers Guild Nomination

    Alex Gibney's "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" has received a documentary nomination from the Producers Guild of America. Other nominations went to "A Place at the Table," "Far Out Isn't Enough: the Tomi Ungerer Story," "Life According to Sam"...
  • 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Hobbit' Clock In at Nearly Three Hours

    Hollywood is going the distance this holiday season. Two of the biggest movies this Christmas, "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug," and Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," each have a running time close to three hours, according to studio sources....
  • How Peter Jackson and His Hobbits are Filling Seats on Air New Zealand Flights

    They may be small, but J.R.R. Tolkien's hobbits are big business for Air New Zealand. The carrier has been the so-called "official airline of Middle-earth" since Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies started their journey...
  • Peter Jackson Gets Nostalgic at 'Hobbit' Premiere

    Peter Jackson and New Line president Toby Emmerich were feeling a heavy dose of nostalgia at Monday night's premiere of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at the Dolby Theatre. They both allowed that there was more than a passing similarity to 2002&#...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Glee' on Fox

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Glee' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 1 - 7, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Vampire Diaries Caroline (Candice...
  • Weinsteins' 'Hobbit' Profit Dispute Heads to Arbitration

    Warner Bros. has filed for arbitration in a dispute with Miramax over claims by Bob and Harvey Weinstein that they are due part of the profits for " The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." The move comes with the studio prepping for next week's worldwide...
  • High-End Genre Fare Breaks Out of Populist Ghetto

    Nearly a decade after "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" pulled off one of the biggest Oscar-night sweeps of all time, it seems almost unthinkable that it could have played out any other way. But in the days leading up to that year's...
  • Box Office Forecast: 'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' to Warm Weekend With About $30 Million Each

    A pair of holdovers, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen," look to heat up what is historically a chilly weekend at the domestic box office. The pair are expected to gross somewhere in the high-$20 millions, low-$30 millions each after fueling a...