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  • ‘Hobbit': See Benedict Cumberbatch writhe and snarl as Smaug

     
    The extended edition of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is available for digital download today and out on Blu-ray […]...
  • ‘The Hobbit’ stars cameo in new Air New Zealand safety video

     
    A new safety video from Air New Zealand once again features a host of stars from “The Hobbit” films, including […]...
  • Director Alexandre Aja on Conquering Fear Through Horror Movies

    After breaking out as a member of the Splat Pack of horror directors with "High Tension" and "The Hills Have Eyes" remake, French filmmaker Alexandre Aja is branching out with "Horns," starring Daniel Radcliffe, the upcoming actioner "The Pyramid," and...
  • Producers Take on Challenge of Rebooting Toon Classic 'Thunderbirds'

    Adapting half-century-old TV animation for today's tastes can be tricky, but the makers of the "Thunderbirds" remake may have just pulled it off. The idea began 12 years ago when New Zealander Richard Taylor, a visual effects, makeup and costumes wizard,...
  • ‘Hobbit': Peter Jackson promises thrilling finale with ‘Five Armies’

     
    Judging strictly from the title, it might seem safe to assume that “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” […]...
  • Weta Workshop: Wellington's Eclectic, Equal-Rights Designers

    Weta Workshop is the oldest of Peter Jackson's five companies, and the hardest to define. And that's the way they like it. Richard Taylor, who runs Weta Workshop with his wife, Tania Rodger, believes in creative diversity. He has won Oscars in three...
  • Dylan McDermott, Andrew Jenks Give Student Filmmakers a Chance

    "If you have one person in your life to believe in you, you can do anything," Dylan McDermott tells us in between takes on the set of his new CBS show, "Stalker." For Andrew Jenks, the founder of the Varsity Brands All American High School Film Festival,...
  • Weta Digital: Peter Jackson's VFX Company is About 'Immersive Filmmaking'

    Weta Digital is observing its 20th anniversary this year, but the celebration is low-key, because the team is too busy to rest on its laurels. Top priorities include "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies," the culmination of 17 years and six films in...
  • Producers Say High Fees at L.A. County Parks Are Hurting Location Filming

    Few other places in Downtown Los Angeles have the vantage point of Grand Park: Stretching from the Music Center to the obelisk-capped City Hall, the park is a symbol of what many hope will be the revival of Downtown and, at last, give the region a sense...
  • Peter Jackson's Companies Offer Every Step for Filmmakers

    In the past two decades, Peter Jackson and his team have created five companies to service every aspect of filmmaking. These are among the most accomplished but misunderstood film companies in the world. That's because each was started without any...
  • Composer A.R. Rahman on His Transition to Hollywood and 'Slumdog Millionaire'

    Presumably, somewhere on the second floor of composer-songwriter-singer-multi-instrumentalist A.R. Rahman's Los Angeles house one might find a bedroom, or a television, or any of the other trappings of a residential home. But as for the ground floor, it's...