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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Google Maps, Golden Globes, the 12-12-12 Concert are rocking the trends today

    Google Maps, Golden Globes, the 12-12-12 Concert are rocking the trends today
    Christmas may actually be 11 days away but nerds are getting their gifts early today. Last night, Google released their popular (and relatively danger-free) Google Maps app on the Apple App Store. The wonky and much ridiculed Apple version is still...
  • MOVIE REVIEW: The Hobbit

    MOVIE REVIEW: The Hobbit
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first part of a new trilogy of films from director Peter Jackson that are based on J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Hobbit.  Jackson is best known for his epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy which is one of...
  • 'The Hobbit' is one film to rule them all at box office

    'The Hobbit' is one film to rule them all at box office
    "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" stands to collect more gold at the box office this weekend than the dragon Smaug is hoarding inside the Lonely Mountain. Peter Jackson's 3-D prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy should open to between $120...
  • Hobbit movie splits critics' reviews

     Hobbit movie splits critics' reviews
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has split the critics, creating a gulf as vast as the one separating Bilbo Baggins and Gollum. Such criticism could be expected from a movie that kicks off a trilogy -- yet is drawn from a novel that ran all of about 330...
  • Film review: 'The Hobbit' journeys into a lesson on frame rates

    Film review: 'The Hobbit' journeys into a lesson on frame rates
    In the Shire, a Hobbit-populated region of Middle Earth, Mr. Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) is setting down — for the sake of his nephew Frodo (Elijah Wood) — a true account of his life's great adventure. Forty years earlier, a tall wizard named...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Dec. 16, 2012

    now playing "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (PG-13). Bilbo Baggins begins a journey to reclaim a stolen treasure. With Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage. TownMall Cinemas (11:00 a.m., 12:00*, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00*, 7:00, 7:30*, 8:00*, 10:50...
  • 'The Hobbit' breaks December record with $84.8-million debut

    "The Hobbit" went on a bit of an unexpected journey at the box office this weekend, as the film came in well below industry expectations. Heading into the weekend, pre-release audience polling suggested that the first installment in Peter Jackson's...