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  • 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...
  • 'Hobbit' sequel 'Desolation of Smaug' to take box office gold

    '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...
  • Weinsteins in second legal fight with Warner Bros. this year

    Weinsteins in second legal fight with Warner Bros. this year
    For the second time this year, the brothers Weinstein are in a legal dispute with the brothers Warner.  Harvey and Bob Weinstein and Miramax, the studio they founded and later sold, have sued Warner Bros., saying they are entitled to a share of the...
  • '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

    '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 ...
  • 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...
  • 'Gravity' explores new sound frontier with Dolby Atmos

    'Gravity' explores new sound frontier with Dolby Atmos
    "Gravity," the deep space thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, is getting the Dolby Atmos treatment. The Warner Bros. movie will be the first at the AMC Lincoln Square in New York to be filmed in the next generation sound format, known...
  • MGM posts net income of $12 million in fourth quarter, down 70%

    MGM posts net income of $12 million in fourth quarter, down 70%
    MGM Holdings Inc., the parent of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., posted fourth-quarter net income of $12.2 million, down 70% from a year earlier, when MGM had net income of $40.2 million and benefited from the release of the blockbusters "Skyfall" and "The...
  • Neil Finn strives for new sensations in 'Dizzy Heights'

     Neil Finn strives for new sensations in 'Dizzy Heights'
    A lyric from the title track from New Zealand rocker Neil Finn's new solo album, "Dizzy Heights," crystallizes much of what the erstwhile member of Crowded House, Split Enz and the Finn Brothers is up to on his latest work. "Help me make up a new sound,...
  • A twisted family reunion in 'August: Osage County'

     A twisted family reunion in 'August: Osage County'
    August: Osage County Starz/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99 Available on VOD beginning April 8 Tracy Letts has now had three of his plays adapted into films. Director William Friedkin made the bizarre "Bug" and "Killer Joe" into something as...
  • Reel China: 'Smaug' smokes box office; Oscar films in short supply

    BEIJING -- Smog seems to have helped Smaug at the Chinese box office this last weekend. "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug," raked in about $33.7 million from Friday to Sunday, consulting firm Artisan Gateway said Tuesday, putting it in first place....