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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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  • 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...
  • 'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug': Did it pursue the best strategy?

    Almost as intriguing as the goings-on in Middle Earth has been the drama surrounding the “Hobbit" franchise itself. There was the fact that star director Guillermo del Toro walked off after a year of work. There’s been a long-running lawsuit....
  • Where is the box office magic of 'Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas'?

    Where is the box office magic of 'Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas'?
    Box office observers have long credited Tyler Perry's "Madea" franchise with at least one thing: reliability.  As surely as Christmas comes once a year, a movie with Perry directing himself in drag as the volatile matriarch Mabel "Madea" Simmons is...
  • ‘Hobbit’ star Martin Freeman on comedy in ‘Smaug,’ Bilbo’s Englishness

     
    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” smashed the competition at the box office this weekend, earning more than $73 million. […]...
  • ‘Lego The Hobbit’ video game trailer shows Tauriel, Legolas, more

     
    The first trailer for the upcoming “Lego The Hobbit” video game is out, revealing a comedic take on Middle-earth and […]...
  • 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...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Dec. 9-13, 2013)

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros.) 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...
  • ‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’: Ian McKellen on his Tolkien legacy

     
    Sir Ian McKellen has played countless classic characters in his decades of work on stage and screen, but he says […]...
  • ‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’: Richard Armitage on Thorin’s madness

     
    In “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Peter Jackson's latest fantasy adapted from the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, Richard Armitage's […]...
  • 'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug' Playing Powerfully in International Markets

    Bilbo Baggins is playing powerfully outside the United States in the early opening stages of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." The second Hobbit film has hit $53.4 million internationally, including $29.3 million on Friday from 15,...
  • Box office: 'Hobbit' sequel stands tall

    Box office: 'Hobbit' sequel stands tall
    To no one's surprise, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" laid waste to the competition at the box office on Friday, earning an estimated $31 million. Starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as the wizard Gandalf, the...