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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a splendid passport to Middle-earth

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a splendid passport to Middle-earth
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is appropriately named. I have seen The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and enjoyed it but this was the prequel I was personally waiting to see come to fruition. Peter Jackson’s fast-paced cinematography is a...
  • Reel China: Hollywood tries to stay on China's good side

    Reel China: Hollywood tries to stay on China's good side
    China has become such an important market for U.S. entertainment companies that one studio has taken the extraordinary step of digitally altering a film to excise bad guys from the Communist nation lest the leadership in Beijing be offended. When MGM...
  • Burbank firms push expansion of 3-D

    Burbank firms push expansion of 3-D
    Two Burbank companies are growing and spreading the 3-D gospel beyond feature films. Last month, “Avatar” director James Cameron helped relaunch the 3-D production firm Pace with a plan to hire more engineering talent and convince studios and...
  • Moviegoers are showing signs of 3-D fatigue

    Moviegoers are showing signs of 3-D fatigue
    Debora Bell would be glad "if 3-D went away." The Rockville printer is just the kind of filmgoer Hollywood wants to keep happy. Her family goes to movies every week. They get to the first screenings they can, usually at the 3-D-equipped AMC Columbia or...
  • Chris Paul buys Avril Lavigne's Bel-Air mansion for $8.495 million

    Chris Paul buys Avril Lavigne's Bel-Air mansion for $8.495 million
    L.A. Clipper Chris Paul may be quick down the court, but he moves pretty fast when it comes to buying multimillion-dollar real estate too. The All-Star bought and closed on the Bel-Air home of singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne for $8.495 million just a...
  • 12 places to visit in 2012

    12 places to visit in 2012
    New Mexico: This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art...
  • Friday Buffet: Vita's big launch, health hazards of Wii and 'Star Wars' nerd-rage

    Friday Buffet: Vita's big launch, health hazards of Wii and 'Star Wars' nerd-rage
    News Roundup •••• Sony launched the PlayStation Vita on Wednesday in North America and Europe, and analysts are predicting it could actually be a hit for the beleaguered company despite slowing sales in Japan. [Los Angeles Times]...
  • Toys and gadgets any local would love

    Toys and gadgets any local would love
    Forget fiscal cliffs, family get-togethers and falling outdoor temperatures. You should be thinking about finishing your holiday shopping right about now. You're in luck. Here is a can't-miss South Florida holiday gift guide featuring some of the...
  • For the record

    For the record
    Priest abuse files: An article in the Dec. 8 Section A about the upcoming release of the personnel files of priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles accused of sexually abusing children referred to Roger M. Mahony as a former cardinal. He stepped down as...
  • Digitally pumped-up 'Hobbit' is a so-so trip ★★ 1/2

    Digitally pumped-up 'Hobbit' is a so-so trip ★★ 1/2
    "The Hobbit," the first of three movies to be yanked out of J.R.R. Tolkien's single novel, comes from Mister Middle-earth: Peter Jackson, who thrilled Tolkien fans worldwide with his lavish screen version of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy....
  • Best movies of 2012: 'Pi,' 'Master,' 'Moonrise Kingdom' make cut

    It's as if this year filmmakers remembered why God made movies. In a world of nonstop data where most of the static is gossip in 140 soul-destroying words or less, cinema has had a transcendent 12 months — a visual renaissance that has burned past...