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"Battle Of The Five Armies" Trumps "Museum", "Annie" For Weekend Box Office

By Victoria Pavlova | 21st December 2014

So, it looks like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has taken over the box office while no one was watching. Well, actually, it turns out a lot of people were watching, and...

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Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins Meets Tim Canterbury In Snl's 'The Office: Middle Earth'

By Holly Williams | 15th December 2014

Martin Freeman's acting career has been just as much an unpredictable a journey as his character Bilbo Baggins' Middle Earth quest in 'The Hobbit' series, but can you imagine his two most iconic roles joining...

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Orlando Bloom On Spending Christmas With His Estranged Wife & Moving On From Legolas

By Elinor Cosgrave | 14th December 2014

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom may have split up well over a year ago but that doesn't mean they hold any animosity toward each other. In fact, they will be spending Christmas Day together with...

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Benedict Cumberbatch Is Honoured To Be A Part Of 'The Hobbit' Send-off

By Stephen Caswell | 12th December 2014

Let's not deny it - since 'The Lord of the Rings' came out, it has been almost every film-goer's dream to be a part of Middle Earth. Furthermore, it must have been incredibly enticing for...

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The Hobbit Brings Peter Jackson's Saga Full Circle

By Rich Cline | 12th December 2014

With 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', Peter Jackson has completed a second trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novels 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'. But fans are...

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Evangeline Lilly Pinched Rune Stone From The Hobbit

8th December 2014

Actress Evangeline Lilly pocketed a precious rune stone from the set of The Hobbit and told director Peter Jackson she had lost it on a beach.The actress plays woodland elf Tauriel in the final two...

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A Week In Movies: Exodus And The Third Hobbit Premiere In London, As M:i 5 Films Across Town, Spectre Is Announced And Star Wars Teases The Internet

By Rich Cline | 5th December 2014

Ridley Scott was on hand for the premiere of his new biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings in London this week. Also on the red carpet were cast members Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley,...

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Peter Jackson Quashes Rumors Of More Middle Earth Movies

By Michael West | 4th December 2014

Peter Jackson has quashed rumors of further Middle Earth movies, despite Galdalf himself Sir Ian McKellen suggesting the New Zealand director wasn't done with Tolkien's universe just yet. Smaug is on the war path in...

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Peter Jackson Relieved To Complete The Hobbit

4th December 2014

Peter Jackson is looking forward to sitting on a beach having completed 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'. The award-winning director admits he's keen to escape the stresses that come with trying to...

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Is 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' Peter Jackson's Last Dance With Jrr Tolkien?

By Stephanie Chase | 3rd December 2014

He’s the man who brought the Lord of the Rings trilogy to the big screen and he’s just released the final instalment of The Hobbit, but Peter Jackson could be finally finished with adapting the...

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Sir Ian Mckellen Amazed By Gandalf's Longevity

3rd December 2014

Sir Ian McKellen is amazed he's still starring as Gandalf in 2014.The award-winning actor first played the iconic role in the 'Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' in 2001 and admits he...

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Peter Jackson Doesn't Know How To Send Emails

3rd December 2014

Peter Jackson doesn't know how to use email.The award-winning director is the creative force behind 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', which features lots of impressive-looking special effects, but Peter concedes he still...

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Sir Ian Mckellen: It's Not The End For The Hobbit

2nd December 2014

Sir Ian McKellen doesn't believe the final 'Hobbit' film is ''the end of the journey''.The 75-year-old actor has suggested that there could be another movie based on the fictional Middle-earth, which was created by J.R.R....

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Peter Jackson Set For Walk Of Fame Honour

24th November 2014

Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson is to be honoured with the 2,538th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Actor/director Andy Serkis, who portrayed Gollum is his Lord of the Rings...

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Evangeline Lilly Appreciated New Hobbit Role

22nd November 2014

Evangeline Lilly found it ''liberating'' playing a new character in 'The Hobbit' movies.The former 'Lost' actress joined the cast as Tauriel in second movie 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and though she was concerned...

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Orlando Bloom: Starring The Hobbit Films Is An Honour

21st November 2014

Orlando Bloom says it has been a ''great honour and a privilege'' to be part of 'The Hobbit' movie series.The 37-year-old actor was delighted to be asked to reprise his 'Lord of the Rings' role...

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'The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies' Trailer Is The Best Middle Earth Teaser Yet

By Michael West | 7th November 2014

A new trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies has rolled out online at the end of the big week of hype for cinema. Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is doing huge business...

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Elijah Wood 'Will Always Be Seen As Frodo'

7th November 2014

Elijah Wood admits he will never completely emerge from the shadow of 'The Lord of the Rings'.The 33-year-old star rose to worldwide prominence between 2001 and 2003 - when he appeared as Frodo Baggins in...

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Features 45 Minute Battle Scene

27th October 2014

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' will conclude with a 45-minute battle sequence.The news has been confirmed by acclaimed director Peter Jackson, who's assured fans of the trilogy that measures are being put...

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Elijah Wood And The Hobbit Co-stars Feature In Airline Video

23rd October 2014

Elijah Wood and his The Hobbit director Peter Jackson have joined forces again to star in a new airline safety video.Wood, who plays Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings prequel, and Jackson were...

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Secrets To Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Smaug' Revealed In Hobbit Bonus Material

By Michael West | 23rd October 2014

The secrets to how Benedict Cumberbatch was transformed into the fearsome dragon Smaug in The Hobbit have been revealed in behind-the-scenes footage included on the Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition Blu-Ray, set for release on...

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Production Costs Of 'The Hobbit' Trilogy Revealed

By Ed Biggs | 23rd October 2014

The Hobbit trilogy is officially the most expensive movie series ever produced. New financial details reveal that the expenditure on the three films has totalled nearly three quarters of a billion dollars.Martin Freeman, pictured here...

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Tom Hiddleston To Star In Skull Island

17th September 2014

Tom Hiddleston has been handed a starring role in the new King Kong movie 'Skull Island'.The actor, who plays the role of Loki in the Marvel films, has agreed to play a lead role in...

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Film Franchises That Go On Forever

By Charlotte Court | 31st July 2014

The Hobbit trilogy has been criticised by some viewers for having too little content spread too thinly over the course of too many films. Originally, the idea was to split the 1937 J. R. R....

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The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-con 2014

By Charlotte Court | 30th July 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con may be over but the buzz surrounding its contents is only just beginning. Showing teasers left, right and centre, the convention has set the scene for an exciting year of film.Here...

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Middle Earth Is Ravaged By War In 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th July 2014

As promised by the release of Smaug from Eribor, war has descended upon Middle Earth and threatens to strip landscape of peace, serenity and beauty. The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies finally has...

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"The Hobbit" Hits Comic-con With Nostalgic Panel And Colbert's Trivia Quiz

By Victoria Pavlova | 29th July 2014

If you were not at SDCC over the weekend, fret not, because some panels, like the one with the cast of The Hobbit and Stephen Colbert (what an inspired lineup) are already hitting youtube. One...

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The Beatles Wanted To Film Lord Of The Rings

28th July 2014

The Beatles approached director Stanley Kubrick to make a film adaptation of The Lord Of The Rings novels back in their heyday, according to moviemaker Peter Jackson.The Fab Four starred in five movies during their...

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Fascinating Fact: 4304624

28th July 2014

The Hobbit director Peter Jackson is offering 75 "ultimate fans" of the franchise the chance to attend a luxury screening of the final film The Battle of Five Armies. The fans will get a week-long...

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Peter Jackson Wore Disguise To Comic-con

28th July 2014

'The Lord of the Rings' director Peter Jackson snuck into Comic-Con dressed in a disguise.The 52-year-old director revealed that he managed to explore Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday (26.07.14) without being hassled for selfies...

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