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  • 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,...
  • Evangeline Lilly Has the Biggest Ears in Middle Earth

    The Cinema Society hosted a screening of "The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug" on Dec. 11, which was attended by Middle-Earth groupies Orlando Bloom (reprising his role as Legolas in the film), Brooke Shields, Tom Cavanagh, John Cameron Mitchell and...
  • The war of the 'Rings' [Commentary]

    The war of the 'Rings' [Commentary]
    December brings holiday parties, subfreezing temperatures — and, not infrequently, the release of a new Peter Jackson movie based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Whenever this happens, a low-simmering debate among lovers of Tolkien's works bubbles...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is king of the box office

    'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is king of the box office
    Movie theaters breathed fire this weekend as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” struck box-office gold. The Peter Jackson-directed sequel to last year’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected journey,” raked in a studio-estimated $73....
  • 'Desolation of Smaug' reinvigorates 'Hobbit' trilogy, critics say

    Last year, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" had film critics wagging their fingers over Peter Jackson and company's decision to stretch J.R.R. Tolkien's slim children's novel "The Hobbit" into a movie trilogy, one that got off to a plodding start....
  • 'Hobbit' sequel 'Smaug' takes off with $8.8 million Thursday night

    It looks like the air was thick with "Smaug" on Thursday night as the second part of director Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy rolled into theaters.  "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and ...
  • 'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug' Lagging Behind Forecasts With Less Than $70 Million in U.S.

    "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is showing a touch of franchise fatigue with Friday figures pointing to an opening U.S. weekend that could dip under $70 million. That's well below recent forecasts, which pegged the sequel earlier in the week to...