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'The Hobbit 2' Trailer: The Cumbersmaug Speaks

A brand new trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has arrived for all ye fine people of Middle Earth just in time for elevenses, and it looks like our boy Bilbo (Martin Freeman) is gonna be paying some pretty serious lip service to the man, er, dragon of the hour in movie two of trilogy two. Get More »

5 Things You Will Not See at Comic-Con This Year

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In case you haven't already noticed, the list of movie-related items expected to drop at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con event is, to put it mildly, incredibly extensive.

Just about all the major players are pullin' out the stops this year to get that geek street cred on lock ('cause nerds rule, yo!). So, while we're all optimistically jotting down little lists of things to be particularly jazzed about, things are going to be so busy, hectic and ridiculously awesome for just about anyone even remotely involved with the entertainment biz ... well, except for a few people.

Believe it or not, there are some franchises opting out of a day in the sun at America's Finest City ... and some pretty big ones, too. Get More »

Orlando Bloom 'Taking the Hobbits to Isengard' as a Farewell to Legolas

Well, well, well. Look at who's got himself an elvish little sense of humor!

Orlando Bloom has now completed his work on "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" (for the uninitiated, it's also commonly* referred to as "The Hobbit 3: Shameless Cash Run"), so to celebrate him putting down that blonde wig and quiver set once and for all, Bloom and director Peter Jackson decided to pay a little homage to some on-point but long forgotten viral funnydom. Get More »

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Bilbo, Such a Tease! New 'Hobbit' Trailer

Faster than you can say "Game of Thrones," a brand new teaser trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" arrives and reminds everybody that J.R.R. Tolkein's Smaug was the O.G. in the dragon scene.

Peter Jackson's second entry in his "The Lord of the Rings" prequel trilogy isn't due in theaters until December 13, but, hot on the heels of yesterday's poster reveal, this first look offers plenty to whet our appetites for a return visit to Middle Earth. Get More »

Peter Jackson Announces Final Round of 'Hobbit' Reshoots Via Selfie


Well, all good things must come to an end, even in 48 frames-per-second. And Peter Jackson and his cast and crew have reassembled in New Zealand for the last few weeks of reshoots on "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," the last two entries in his "Hobbit" trilogy that began this past winter with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

This is it. The end of Middle Earth and all of the funny wigs contained therein. To celebrate, Jackson updated his Facebook page, complete with a selfie of the director and a particularly worn-looking Ian McKellan (in full-on Galdalf mode). Pretty great way to announce the conclusion of production on a historic film series. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Coming Soon

Willie Nelson to Peter Jackson: Pass Me That Halfling Leaf

Willie Nelson is famous for two things: Being one of the greatest country musicians ever and being one of the greatest proponents of weed ever. Meanwhile, Gandalf the Grey is also famous for two things: Saving Middle-earth from the evil of Sauron and enjoying the halfling leaf far too much.

So it only makes sense that, as this new video from Team Coco shows, Nelson wants to replace Ian McKellen as Gandalf in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' and More

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This week: Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of three movies based on the classic fantasy novel "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, which features Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen reprising his role as the wizard Gandalf from "The Lord of the Rings."

Also new this week is Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," the musical "Les Miserables," the Judd Apatow dramedy "This Is 40" and the pitch-black comedy "Bachelorette." Get More »

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The History of Middle-earth: One Big Chart to Rule Them All

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As much as we love "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" and all that Middle-earth whimsicality, we have to admit that, frankly, we have just about no damn idea what's actually happening most of the time. Seriously, the first "Lord of the Rings" movie has a seven-minute prologue just to introduce the ring. Our high school history teachers would be amazed we stayed awake through that much backstory.

Well, if you're like us, then today is your lucky day, because once again the internet, in the form of's exhaustive explainers and graphics, has come to the rescue in the form of this amazing chart, detailing all 4860 years of the One Ring's deadly history. Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: LOTRProject

Behold, Peter Jackson's Cameo in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

New Zealand filmmaker/inventor of the 3-hour genre movie Peter Jackson has a long, celebrated history of making cameo appearances in his films ala Alfred Hitchcock.

Whether he's a surly punk rocker in "The Frighteners" or getting shot by Legolas in "Return of the King," Jackson is always game to put himself front-and-center in some embarrassing way, and thanks to Reddit user KD87 we have now found Waldo… er, Jackson in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Get More »

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'The Hobbit' Completes Its Box Office Quest

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"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" absolutely dominated the box office this weekend, as according to, the first installment of Peter Jackson's adaptation of the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien novel brought in a staggering $84.8 million.

That was nearly twice as much as every other film combined, though there were some bright spots for the also-rans. "Lincoln," for instance, passed the $100 million mark domestically, while "Silver Linings Playbook" crept into the top ten thanks to award season buzz.

For a full rundown of this weekend's box office, including figures for returning hits "Skyfall," "Life of Pi" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," head to

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