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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Movie Review

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
There was a hope, perhaps only a fool's hope, that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey would be the lead-footed start to the new trilogy, only for the action and awesome to be more present the in the follow-up films. Alas, after watching The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, whatever artistic hopes for the series are completely dashed. Yes,...

'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Trailer: Two Franchises Collide In Cheesy...

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We’ve known about X-Men: Days of Future Past for quite a while now, as well as its plot, which would bridge the continuities between the original X-Men trilogy with pretty-solid X-Men: First Class (time travel and alternate timelines are utilized so that both arms of the X-Men cinematic franchise could team up), and it’s a film...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Movie Review

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THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
The biggest risk New Line took with making the Lord of the Rings films was being committed to three movies. If the first film didn't work and no one liked it, what could be done? Well, that's a question they may be asking themselves with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, as the first film doesn't work. Luckily for them they have the cushion...

Top Ten Action Movies... Featuring Over The Hill Asskickers

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The Expendables 2
With The Expendables 2 opening this weekend, it unites Sylvester Stallone (age 66) with Chuck Norris (72), Arnold Schwarzenegger (65) and Bruce Willis (57). In this case it's the years and the mileage. But having a bunch of geriatrics deliver death blows in nothing new in cinema, and many of our favorite masters of putting foot-to-ass could collect Social Security....

The Hobbit Trailer

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The Hobbit
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit is one of the most anticipated films of next year, but also a big question mark. Now, there's a trailer. The new film stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, with many returning cast members from the Lord of the Rings films, including Ian McKellan, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis and Cate Blanchett. And this...

Sir Ian McKellan Mistaken for a Homless Man

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I'm not sure whether this story or these pictures are real or not, but apparently while Sir Ian McKellan was rehearsing for a performance of his upcoming show, Waiting For Godot in Melbourne, Australia, he decided to take a little breather out front and while doing so someone mistook him for a homeless man and gave him an Australian dollar! It seems rather odd that A. this could happen and B....

Ian McKellen is An Icon at Empire Awards

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Ian McKellen Empire Win
Sir Ian Mckellen is more than Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, he's a veteran stage and film actor who's been in the business longer than most of us have been alive. The British thespian got his just desserts recently when he attended the annual Empire Awards in London this past weekend. He was honored with the special "Film Icon" award and with his...

Guillermo del Toro Talks Hobbit and Frankenstein Casting

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Busy director, producer, and writer Guillermo del Toro recently opened up about a few of his most high profile projects. According to MovieFone del Toro gave up some goodies regarding his Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit, and his horror adaptation Frankenstein. It's usually like pulling teeth to...