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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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  • 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...
  • Annie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society. The following is a complete list of nominees: Animated feature "A...
  • Disney's 'Planes' takes flight as best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title

    Disney's 'Planes' takes flight as best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title
    Disney's 3-D animated summer movie "Planes" appears to have some lift as a home entertainment title, soaring to the top of Rentrak's DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in its first week in release. Featuring the voice of comedian Dane Cook, the "Cars"...
  • Air New Zealand takes off with a 'Hobbit' themed 777

    Air New Zealand takes off with a 'Hobbit' themed 777
     Air New Zealand hopes to get some tail winds from the next installment of "The Hobbit." In a not-so-subtle marketing campaign tied to the movie, the self-described "airline of Middle-earth," has emblazoned a Boeing 777-300 aircraft with a 177 foot-long...
  • How Peter Jackson and His Hobbits are Filling Seats on Air New Zealand Flights

    They may be small, but J.R.R. Tolkien's hobbits are big business for Air New Zealand. The carrier has been the so-called "official airline of Middle-earth" since Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies started their journey...
  • Weinsteins' 'Hobbit' Profit Dispute Heads to Arbitration

    Warner Bros. has filed for arbitration in a dispute with Miramax over claims by Bob and Harvey Weinstein that they are due part of the profits for " The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." The move comes with the studio prepping for next week's worldwide...
  • 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...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' review: Far trek into darkness

    'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' review: Far trek into darkness
    *** (out of four) Going into the roughly 153-minute “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” my questions were, “Is it painfully slow like ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’?“ and “Wasn’t Smaug already, uh,...
  • Harvey Weinstein Sues Over 'Hobbit' Profits

    Bob and Harvey Weinstein have sued New Line and Time Warner over the companies' decision to split the "Hobbit" movies into three parts and the studio's refusal to pay them profits for the second and third films. "This case is about greed and ingratitude,...
  • Movie moguls do battle over 'The Hobbit's' golden hoard

    Movie moguls do battle over 'The Hobbit's' golden hoard
    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” opens Friday with little doubt it will bring Warner Bros. a hoard of gold, just as the first movie in the series did and as the final installment of the trilogy is bound to do when it is released a year...
  • 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...