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Third 'The Hobbit' Film To Get Cooler Title, Maybe We'll Forget How Boring...

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Let’s face it—Peter Jackson’s multi-film  adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit has been pretty mediocre and outright disappointing thus far.  Perhaps it has to do with taking what could have been a single-film adaptation of the 300-page book and stretching it into a bloated trilogy, with each individual film also being...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for April 8 - 14

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This week tests if anyone is still excited about The Hobbit franchise as it offers the release of The Desolation of Smaug. I don’t think I’ve thought about the film since it came out. Also, Twilight Time is releasing a series of their limited edition titles. Sweet.  

'Avatar' 2 And 3 To Be Shot In New Zealand, Very Godfather-Esque

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It's been almost five years since the first Avatar movie arrived in theaters, wowing audiences with it's crisp visual effects and eye-popping 3D. There's no denying that the James Cameron picture paved the way for a new age of 3D with his sci-fi film, and he's promised us two sequels for awhile now. Are we possibly close to a release date? We're not sure, but James...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Movie Review

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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,...

'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Gets A New Theatrical Poster, Plus...

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Since Peter Jackson was so kind as to unnecessarily over-expand Tolkien’s 310-page book The Hobbit into a series of  three films each running from about 2 hours and 40 minutes to three hours, it makes sense that the film’s PR department would match that overreaching by laying down a thick slab of posters advertising the film—not just a theatrical one-sheet, but...

Top Five Best Horror Films to Watch for Halloween on Netflix

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With Halloween today, many people may be going out tonight, but as it’s a Thursday, some may have celebrated this past weekend, while others may just not be able to take off work/school/etc. tomorrow. So for tonight, why not pick a fun, scary but not too scary movie for the Halloween season? These films are all streaming on Netflix right now.

'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Could Be In 48 FPS

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There's some bad news on the horizon for X-Men fans if the latest rumor happens to be proven true. It looks like Peter Jackson isn't the only filmmaker who is dipping his hands into the 48 frames per second pool as rumors float around that Bryan Singer may be dealing with that for X-Men: Days of Future Past

'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Even...

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Back in June, Peter Jackson unleashed the teaser trailer to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug upon the world.  And, due to the fact that the teaser was for Jackson’s wildly over-expanded second entry in his The Hobbit trilogy, the teaser itself was huge, crossing the two-minute mark and more or less serving as a full trailer.  And it also marked the first live-action...

'The Hobbit' Is Wrapped Because Peter Jackson Blogged About It

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For some reason a number of us were under the impression that director Peter Jackson already completed filming The Hobbit trilogy, which in my opinion shouldn't have been stretched out into three films in the first place. Well it's official; Peter Jackson finished filming the trilogy and has a number of pictures to prove it. Did we mention he has a cute wolf-like...

'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Gets A Poster, Teaser Trailer Coming...

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UPDATE: Watch the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! Despite the fact that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was nearly three hours long (when an hour and a half would have sufficed), featured a distractingly increased frame rate, and overall lacked the charm and beauty of the any of the films in Peter Jackson’s Lord of...

Peter Jackson Offers a Glimpse at 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

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With the first film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hitting DVD and Blu-ray recently, it stands that -- following the patterns of The Lord of the Rings movies -- we should start seeing some footage for the next film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Well, Peter Jackson hosted an online event with the release of...

Review Round-up: What Critics Are Saying About 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected...

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After winning a generation over with what simply is one of the best fantasy trilogies ever, Peter Jackson decided to make live-action movies out of J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Hobbit. Though many question as to why they would stretch out the small tale into three films, audiences this week will return to Middle Earth in The Hobbit: An Unexpected...

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Makes A Good Chunk Of Change On...

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Believe it or not, it's been a little under a decade since we last saw The Lord of the Rings out in theaters. Now we're turning back the clock on the franchise, going back to its J.R.R. Tolkien's prequel adventure The Hobbit. Now we're on the opening weekend to the first installment of the prequel trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected...

Peter Jackson Looking To Re-Release 'The Lord Of The Rings' In 3D

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One of the unique things about the upcoming release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, aside from the 48 frames per second, is the use of 3D. The mixture of live actors and CGI backdrops really make the 3D obviously pop. If the picture is successful, could this give Peter Jackson and company an excuse to re-release The Lord of the Rings movies in 3D?...

'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' First Image Shows A Frightened Bilbo...

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Yesterday we got our first glimpse of the third film in the Hobbit trilogy, which a lot of us found to be a little bit odd. We rather would've received a sneak peek at the second movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaugthan that. Well, our cries of confusion can now be put to rest as the first official image from the second film is now available.

'The Hobbit': Six New Clips, Review Roundup

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Though the film isn't due out until next Friday, last night the embargo lifted on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and there's now a handful of reviews and a handful of clips from the upcoming movie online. Check them out.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Movie Review

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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...

'The Hobbit: An Unpected Journey' Offers One Last Video Blog

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So it gets down to it. Though December hasn't started yet, we're only a couple of days away from the first screenings of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and with prestige pictures like Les Miserables and Zero Dark Thirty having screened this weekend, it means the only big holdout is this and...