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  • '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: Desolation of Smaug' Tops $500 Million Worldwide

    Fueled by foreign fans, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has crossed the $500 million mark in worldwide grosses. "Smaug," co-produced by New Line and MGM, hit the milestone in two weeks after its day-and-date launch in nearly all markets. Peter...
  • Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri, Weta Digital Tapped for PGA's Vanguard Award

    The Producers Guild of America has selected Peter Jackson, visual effects artist Joe Letteri and Weta Digital as the recipients of its 2014 Vanguard Award. The award will be presented at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Jan. 19 at the...
  • From pages to the screen: Movies in 2013

    Some of the year's biggest movies, both at the box office and for awards contention, have their roots in the printed word, whether in novels, nonfiction books or journalism. Here's a look at these movies and their literary sources: The Movie: "12...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Advance Tickets Go on Sale Next Week

    The desolation is upon us. Fortunately for Ringers and Tolkienites, it's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." Moviegoers can buy advance tickets for the second installment of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy online and in U.S. theaters on Nov. 21,...
  • New Zealand Film Boss Leaves on Upbeat Note

    Seasoned film executive Graeme Mason had a tricky moment in 2010 near the beginning of his tenure as chief executive of the New Zealand Film Commission. An 87-page report written by Peter Jackson and film academic David Court characterized the regulatory...
  • 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...
  • Film Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

    If "An Unexpected Journey" felt like nearly three hours' worth of throat clearing and beard stroking, the saga gets fully under way at last in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," the similarly massive but far more purposeful second chapter in Peter...
  • 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...
  • 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...