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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: 'Hobbit' Wins Tight Race, 'Django' Surprises

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Well, how do you like that? After an impressive showing on opening day, it looks like Les Miserables isn't the powerhouse that was expected. That's not to say it did bad business, but it may have peaked on Christmas. And Django Unchained proved exceptionally strong considering that it's three hours long and has been at the center of some...

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...

The Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of 2012

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2012, like any other year, had its host of good and bad films.  But it's hard to recall a year that also had so many disappointing films as well (not quite the same as bad films--we'll get into that below).  To the sheer, just awful dreck from such perennial underachievers as Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, and Tyler Perry, to the frankly shocking disappointments from filmmakers who could have...

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.

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...

'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...

'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...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Is Getting A Trailer

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Yesterday, we reported that Star Trek Into Darkness, one the most mysterious and anticipated films of 2013 (and most unfortunately-titled) is finally getting a public preview in the form of a nine-minute IMAX presentation on December 14th that will feature the film’s opening sequence.  The preview will be attached to IMAX prints of The Hobbit, just as The Dark Knight...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' To Get Nine Minute IMAX 3D Preview In December

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Taking a cue from The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, the unfortunately titled Star Trek Into Darkness will be getting an IMAX preview of its first nine minutes six months before its official premiere on May 17, 2013.  That’s right—one of the most secretive and mysterious films of 2013 will be getting a nearly 10-minute IMAX preview, in just one month...

'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.

'The Hobbit' To Show At Higher Frame Rate Only In Select Theaters

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Looking forward to The Hobbit, but a little unsure what all the fuss is about over higher frame rates and what to expect? Well, although it looks like the movie is leading the way when it comes to higher frame rates, the first film will only be shown at 48 frames per second in select theaters to judge audience reactions.

'The Hobbit' Now a Trilogy

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There were rumblings last week, but it's been confirmed, Peter Jackson is turning his Hobbit movies into a trilogy. Word was that he would be getting the team back together for two months to film some of the additional material from J.R.R. Tolkien's additional material sometime next year.

'The Hobbit': Peter Jackson Now Set To Make A Third 'Hobbit' Film

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Though we’re still five months away from the December 14th release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s prequel to The Lord of the Rings series, and a year and a half from its follow-up, The Hobbit: There and Back Again (out December 13, 2014), Jackson is already...

Comic-Con 2012: 'Man of Steel,' 'The Hobbit,' 'Pacific Rim,' and 'Godzilla'...

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Chris Hardwick moderated the two-and-a-half hour Warner Bros/Legendary Films mega-panel at Comic-Con, which kicked off with Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, a science-fiction film about giant robots who fight to save humanity from an onslaught of 25-story-tall monsters. The panel was a special treat for those in Hall H because del...

Comic-Con 2012: Peter Jackson on 'The Hobbit,' 3D and 48 Frames Per Second

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Saturday afternoon, Peter Jackson returned to Comic-Con to promote The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The director answered some tough questions about the prequel, specifically his decision to shoot at 48 frames per second. He also discussed the use of 3D and the difference between The Hobbit and his previous Lord...