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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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  • 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....
  • 'Monkey King,' 'Hobbit' help fuel China box-office surge

    BEIJING -- Not even two months into 2014, China’s box office has topped $900 million, a blistering pace far ahead of last year, when receipts for the entire first quarter were about $830 million. The strong results are being powered by a number of...
  • 'Argo' tops list of 2013's hottest digital movie sales

    'Argo' tops list of 2013's hottest digital movie sales
    Ben Affleck's CIA thriller "Argo" topped the digital movie purchases and rentals charts in 2013, outselling "World War Z" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness." According to research company Rentrak Corp., the 2013 Academy Award-winning film from Warner Bros.,...
  • 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: 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....
  • 'The Hobbit' finale renamed 'The Battle of the Five Armies'

    The third and final movie in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy has an action-oriented new title. The film will henceforth be known as "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," Jackson announced on his Facebook page Thursday. The movie was...
  • ‘Lego The Hobbit’ video game to explore kid-friendly Middle-earth

     
    Bilbo Baggins and his short-statured traveling companions are joining forces against Lego baddies in a new video game. “Lego The […]...
  • ‘Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ extended edition adds 13 minutes

     
    If 169 minutes of dwarfs, goblins, trolls and orcs in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” weren't enough for you, the […]...
  • ‘Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ trailer spotlights Cumberbatch

     
    J. R. R. Tolkien fans finally get a glimpse of Bilbo Baggins facing off against the dragon Smaug in a […]...