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  • 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...
  • ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’: Joe Letteri talks dragons

     
    Peter Jackson and Joe Letteri will receive the Producers Guild of America's Vanguard Award next month for the groundbreaking digital […]...
  • James Cameron Making Next 3 'Avatar' Movies in New Zealand

    James Cameron will make his next three "Avatar" films for 20th Century Fox in New Zealand. Cameron said he expects the films to be released on the previously announced dates of December, 2016, December, 2017, and December, 2018. The filmmaker made the...
  • 'Avatar' sequels to be filmed in New Zealand

    In the latest sign of California's declining movie market share, director James Cameron announced he will shoot the three sequels to his Oscar-winning blockbuster "Avatar" in New Zealand. Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment will do the performance-...
  • Reel Critics: Action overwhelms in 'Hobbit'

    Reel Critics: Action overwhelms in 'Hobbit'
    Director Peter Jackson gets his mojo back in the latest installment of the "Hobbit" series. "The Desolation of Smaug" recaptures the alluring mixture of mythical adventure, fantastic landscapes and epic struggle that made Tolkien's books into the enduring...
  • Oscars: 5 Contenders You Need to Watch on the Bigscreen

    The holidays are upon us, which means one thing: Time to watch screeners. Since many awards voters are busy working people, they may have a lot of films to catch up on. Every year, awards-giving organizations such as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...
  • Has Peter Jackson Mastered the Art of the Trilogy?

    Peter Jackson never expected to be an expert on trilogies, but now, having two under his belt, he believes he has the three-parter thing down cold. "The first movie is generally the setting up and the getting on the road, and getting to know the...
  • International Star You Should Know: Andrew Scott

    CLAIM TO FAME Dublin-born Scott has been living and working in London for more than 10 years, racking up stage, TV and film credits, but it was his turn as Sherlock Holmes' bete noire Moriarty in BBC's "Sherlock" that brought him to international...
  • In Building an Entertainment Biz, Ecuador Plays by the Script

    Ecuador is experiencing a mini production boom, churning out four to five pics a year compared with one every two years before 2007, and one every four years before 1999. Local hits such as Sebastian Cordero's "Pescador" (2011) and the country's foreign...
  • ‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’: Ian McKellen talks ‘scruffy’ Gandalf

     
    When it comes to the two different incarnations of J.R.R. Tolkien's heroic wizard, Ian McKellen prefers Gandalf the Grey. “He's […]...
  • Jeanine Tesori: Busy Composer Enjoys Working a Bit Off-Center

    Jeanine Tesori has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. The composer of musicals including "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Caroline, or Change" will follow up the popular and critical success of her latest tuner, Off Broadway's "Fun Home," with a...