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First Poster For THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

Peter Jackson has shared the first poster for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies ahead of the big event Warner Brothers has planned for San Diego Comic-Con. And it is a ripper!The poster is clearly intended to remind... More »
  

Third HOBBIT Film Retitled 'HOLY CRAP, AREN'T WE DONE YET?'

Okay, that's not the actual title. Nor is it Bring Me More Gold, I Don't Have Enough Yet And If You Don't I'll Pad Out The Story Even More. No, the third Hobbit film has jettisoned the original There And... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Korean Box Office: Song Kang-ho Proves He's B.O. King with THE ATTORNEY

With the help of a homegrown offering's huge opening, business came booming back by soaring over the three million mark for the first time in months. The pre-Christmas weekend saw 61% of tickets got to local films. Title Release... More »
  

Bilbo, Smaug And Thorin Meet Dandalf The Disco Wizard

Here we go, Hobbit fans ... Berlin based prankster Daniele Rizzo managed to land video interviews with stars Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Richard Armitage (that'd be Bilbo, Smaug and Thorin) and, as per his normal lunacy, showed up in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Korean Box Office: Jeon Do-yeon No Match for THE HOBBIT

Despite a major new local release, the Korean film industry was held at bay once again as the pairing of Jeon Do-yeon and Ko Soo wasn't enough to prevent the new Hobbit from taking first place. 2.24 million tickets were... More »
  

Review: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, A Hell Of A Ride

When last year's The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey hit, I addressed the central question being asked by most fans of the Lord of the Rings films: "How could something so relatively slight, an explicitly childish work that's little more... More »
  

Watch The New Trailer For THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

Hobbits and elves and humans, oh my! Yes, kids, the second installment in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy hits screens December 13 and that means it's time for a new trailer along with some character banners that may very well... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Shot Of Evangeline Lilly As Tauriel In THE HOBBIT

Poor Evangeline Lilly, people are going to hate her pretty much no matter what. When Peter Jackson's Hobbit Boogaloo hits screens later this year it'll be Lilly who, through no fault of her own, will almost certainly be the lightning... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TTTT: An American Film Geek's Bottom 10 for 2012

Many a film critic, including at times even the most positive and altruistic of us, take a certain mean delight in unleashing our master lists of the year's biggest stinkers. The temptation to avenge what may be an assault on... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Lord of the Memes: The Soviet Version of THE HOBBIT For Your Viewing Pleasure

The Internet is occasionally a remarkable place, a wonderland where people can plop up things that you simply wouldn't have believed to have existed.Some intrepid YouTubers have put onto the video sharing service the 1985 Soviet film Хоббит, or The... More »
  

Fantasy, More Real Than Real: THE HOBBIT, HFR And The Future Of Movies

Earlier this year, I found myself at a friend of a friend's apartment watching Tod Browning's 1932 masterpiece Freaks through the "motion smoothing" filter on his HD TV.  For me, the resulting video-like image of what should be the opposite... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Opening: THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. Now It's Time For Moviegoers To Weigh In.

An event movie if ever there was one, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey rolls out across North America at midnight tonight, giving night owls the chance to pass 169 minutes in the company of Bilbo, Gandalf, Gollum, more... More »
  

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: THE HOBBIT, 48 Frames Per Second, and A Whole New Journey

"To a regular cinemagoer...attendance at the motion-picture playhouse today is a continuously disturbing experience...The discovery that the shadowy images of the screen could be made articulate was as fruitful for exploitation to the captains of the cinema industry as was... More »