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DVD and Blu-ray Picks for February 11- 17

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There are mostly new releases this week, and it’s the television seasons that are the must buys. The Criterion Collection is releasing the first title they’re going to intentionally double dip, while one of the most underrated releases of 2013 hits the digital format. New: All is Lost: Robert Redford stars by himself in this tale of a sailor whose ship is wounded in the...

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,...

The World's End: Movie Review

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Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost once joked that Shaun of the Dead was the start of a Cornetto trilogy, named after the three flavors of a British ice cream cone. And now they've finished this trilogy with The World's End, the darkest and most personal of the three. Though it doesn't compare in terms of jokes, and it's a little more...

'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: 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...

Edgar Wright's 'The World's End' is Shooting, Adds a Hobbit to the Cast

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It's go time on Edgar Wright's latest The World's End, which we knew would star Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. But who else is in this cast? Not only does Wright have an eye for talent, he's been great at getting some of England's best in his previous movies. As it turns out, he's added some ringers.

Peter Jackson Wraps 'The Hobbit' Films

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Peter Jackson, as you can imagine, has been rather busy lately, but recently good news has come by way of the writer-director’s Facebook page -- Yes, that’s right; that moment Lord of the Rings fans have been waiting so long for has just come another step closer - after 266 days of production that kicked off in March of 2011, both The Hobbit films have...

Latest Photo of Martin Freeman in The Hobbit

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It's not that surprising that we're going to get a full year of hype for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. There are few films with as much anticipation around them, and few films that can be counted on to make over $300 Million at the box office (think how much it might make if it's actually good?) The latest is a picture of Martin Freeman's Bilbo...

The Hobbit Trailer

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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...

First Photo: The Hobbit Cast Strikes a Pose

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We've got some exciting news to report regarding The Hobbit. No, it's not another casting (that we know of) but it does have to do with the stars of the film. Over the past few months, one actor after another has joined the prequel and now thanks to Stuff.co.nz, we've got the first image of the main cast (the dwarves) together for a photo op. Check out the...

Martin Freeman Could Still Play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit

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Earlier this week, there was a HUGE rumor surrounding another Bilbo Baggins casting for The Hobbit. The British newspaper The Sun posted a story suggesting that Martin Freeman, former star of the U.K. version of "The Office," had been offered the coveted role of the title character. But instead of playing a hobbit, he opted...