The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Reviews, Interviews & More

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...

'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...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for March 19 - 25

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This week brings The Hobbit and Zero Dark Thirty to DVD and Blu-ray, which is exciting, and some of the most anticipated Criterion releases of the year. So, not a bad week. New: Bachelorette: This is hit VOD last year, and was a minor triumph, and is now coming to DVD/Blu-ray. Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan...

Box Office Predictions: Hobbits Battle Chainsaws

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Now that we're out of the Holiday season, Hollywood is taking a chance to breath and put their hand down their pants. There's one wide release of a horror movie (Texas Chainsaw 3D), and two expansion runs of Oscar-almost rans (The Impossible and Promised Land). Which means it's likely the top five won't change...

Box Office Roundup: Soft Weekend Leaves 'The Hobbit' On Top

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The numbers this weekend were pathetic, and if Django Unchained and Les Miserables don't click with audiences, the year will go out with a whimper. There were four wide releases, and none could take The Hobbit, which is no surprise, but a couple couldn't do more business than Rise of the Guardians, which has been in...

Box Office Predictions: 'Jack Reacher' Can't Get Past 'The Hobbit'

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Though you would think that Hollywood would be loading up on great movies for the end of the year (and it's been a darn good year), most of the wide releases this weekend are a little weak. Maybe not on paper, but now that we're here they don't stand a chance against The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Box Office Roundup: 'The Hobbit' Rules Them All

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There are two ways of looking at the record breaking opening weekend of  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and it's worth examining both sides of it's victory. Because it's the only thing worth talking about this weekend.

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...

Box Office Predictions: 'The Hobbit' Does Well

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is not coming out to the near-unanimous praise of any of the previous movies. The film was shot in 48 frames per second (double the normal frame rate) and has become an issue - much like the torture in Zero Dark Thirty - that ultimately distracts from the conversation about the film itself. And as 48fps is...

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': 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 Unexpected Journey': Wranglers Blame Film For 27 Animal...

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Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: A Unexpected Journey hits theaters in just a few weeks. The highly-anticipated film is likely to have a huge debut at the box office, thanks to the many fans who will rush to theaters that weekend. With that said, some extremely disturbing news surfaced today that might turn away a few fans of the series. Animal wranglers who were involved...

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Is Shorter Than You'd Think

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Big news today out of the Shire, Peter Jackson talked to Empire magazine, and told us that (unless there are some large changes before release) that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is going to be the shortest Lord of the Rings movie yet, with a running time currently of 160 minutes. That, though, is without credits.