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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.  

Box Office Roundup: 'Frozen' Returns to the Top Spot

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Considering that much of America is suffering through a pretty nasty winter, it's surprising that audiences would turn out en masse for Frozen -- which could remind them of their current situation -- but the film has proved resilient, and has returned to the top spot after six weeks in release. It easily bested the only new picture out this weekend, Paranormal Activity: The Marked...

Box Office Predictions: 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Enters a...

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There are exactly two official stills for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which suggests that Paramount thinks they're going to make a quick buck on the film, but have no interest in a heavy push. They will make money, that's for sure. These films are usually done for cheap, run about ninety minutes, and have solid opening weekends and die a quick death. There's no reason to...

2013's Box Office is Bigger than Ever

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Though there's still two days left on the clock, 2013 is looking to be the biggest year at the box office ever. Right now the year is $1.6 Million away from besting last year's $10.837 billion dollar total -- which it will beat sometime today -- while international numbers are higher than ever.

Box Office Roundup: 'Frozen' and 'Catching Fire' Appeal to Families More...

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Movies tend to open and fade away. Such is the nature of modern box office. But Christmas is the one time of year where that's not always the case. Which is why -- kind of out of nowhere, but it makes perfect sense -- Frozen came close to being the number one film of the weekend, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire now seems like it could...

Box Office Predictions: 'The Wolf' Battles 'Smaug' for Top Slot

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It's the day after everything opened, that is to say it's the day after Christmas, which means that we already have a look at how this weekend could play out. And with Wednesday's numbers in, it's going to be a battle for the top slot, likely between Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, and Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of...

Naughty or Nice List: 2013 Movies Edition

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Wonder what characters from the films of 2013 would be on the naughty or nice list? Here's a speculation of who would make Santa's lists and what they would or should get for Christmas.

Box Office Roundup: 'The Hobbit' Smaugs 'Anchorman 2'

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Paramount did a lot to hype up Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but it couldn't tackle heavy expectations and the still sort of juggernaut-ish Lord of the Rings films. They tried, and for their efforts have $40 Million in the bank. But with the holidays about to start, the question is if it (and, for that matter, The Desolation...

Box Office Predictions: 'Anchorman' Defeats 'Hobbit,' News at 11

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Though many reviews are mixed, and few are saying it's as good or better than the first (though surely someone will because it will show up in the TV spots), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues should clean up over its five day release window. There's also some expansion releases, and Fox's Walking with Dinosaurs, so there's a full plate of movies to chose from.

Box Office Roundup: 'Smaug' Covers the Top of the Charts

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug took the top of the of the box office this weekend, which is no surprise. It's a big movie and part of one of the most successful franchises in cinema. Who would guess that Orlando Bloom would star in seven of the biggest movies of all time? Especially after Elizabethtown?

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...

'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...

New Posters For 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' And 'The Hobbit: The...

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In less than two months, Jennifer Lawrence will reprise her role as the brave Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Lionsgate has released the very last poster for the highly-anticipated sequel, showing a fierce Katniss with her bow and arrow. But Lionsgate aren't the only ones getting fans all riled up. Warner Bros. has also debuted a new banner for The Hobbit: The...

'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...

Top Movies To Look Out For In 2013

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It's time to say goodbye to 2012 and plan ahead for 2013. While you're plotting out what New Years Resolutions you're going to carry out for the first couple of weeks of this coming year, let's assign you a new one. Go to the movies more often. In order to make sure that you all adhere to this New Years Resolution, we present to you a wide variety of movies that you should definitely watch...