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Will Success Of Lord Of The Rings And The Hobbit Inspire Other Tolkien Adaptations?

By Lorna Greville  | 14th December 2012

Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy are all in the top twenty of the world's most successful films. The Hobbit has also now been made into a trilogy by the same team which,...

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A Look At The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

By Victoria Pavlova | 13th December 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hit theatres this week with sold out seats and favorable reviews.And with good reason – the Peter Jackson flick does a great job of retelling and expanding the story of...

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Was Kate Middleton Deterred By Hobbit Sickness? Prince William Attends The Hobbit Premiere Alone

By Hayley Avron | 13th December 2012

Prince William attended the London premiere of The Hobbit alone last night.His wife, Kate Middleton, was due to attend but was prevented from joining her husband by the pregnancy sickness that kept her in hospital...

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Peter Jackson Stands By The Hobbit's Frame Rate Technology, Claims Jeopardy In The Film Industry

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th December 2012

The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey has had some unexpected troubles comes its way. Animals died in production, people say it's too long (although that one's less unexpected) and it's 48 frames per second technology...

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Is The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey More Style Than Substance?

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th December 2012

Peter Jackson's reimaging of J.R.R Tolkien's work has seen one of the biggest film franchises in history emerge: The Lord of The Rings. But his decision to stretch another of Tolkien's yarns over a trilogy...

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Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Gets Panned For Fast Frame Rate

By Staff Writer | 11th December 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is in the news again, but maybe not for the right reasons.Rather than going into the acting, the pace or the film’s faithfulness to Tolkien’s original, critics tend to get...

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Can The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey Live Up To The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy?

By Jack de Aguilar | 11th December 2012

The Hobbit has already come under some negative press: director Peter Jackson's decision to make a trilogy out of an already slender novel, animals dying in the making and fans in New Zealand feeling physically...

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Andy Serkis On His Gollum Turned Director Role In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th December 2012

Andy Serkis as Gollum was arguably the most iconic aspect of The Lord of The Rings trilogy. His sneering obsessiveness provided twists within the plot, and cult-like mimicry from fans outside it. However, his reprisal...

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The Hobbit Reviews; Does An Unexpected Journey Provide An Expected Success?

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th December 2012

Given the popularity of The Lord of The Rings trilogy, and manifestly, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has all the signs of another blockbuster fantasy, but, ahead of it's U.K and U.S releases,...

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The Hobbit Screenwriter: Guillermo Del Toro's Version Would Have Been Amazing

By Michael West | 7th December 2012

Philippa Boyens, the screenwriter on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the new Hobbit movie, says she would have loved to have seen Guillermo Del Toro's version of the film.New Line and Warner Bros...

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Pictures: Liv Tyler Returns To The Limelight At The Hobbit Premiere

By Michael West | 7th December 2012

Liv Tyler Looked Stuning At The Hobbit Premiere in New YorkHollywood star Liv Tyler returned to the limelight at The Hobbit premiere in New York on Thursday evening (December 6, 2012). The Armageddon actress -...

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Warner Bros Denies 'The Hobbit' Will Make You Physically Sick

By Michael West | 7th December 2012

Warner Bros has responded to claims that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is causing motion sickness and intense nausea among viewers. Peter Jackson's fantasy epic has been shot using 3-D and new 48 frames per...

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High Speed Tech Used In The Hobbit Leaves Fans Feeling Sick

By Jack de Aguilar | 6th December 2012

It's finally happened; technology is becoming so advanced, our stupid little human brains and bodies can't handle the high speed, high intensity movements achieved by the new tech implemented by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.Peter...

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Initial Hobbit Reviews Prove To Be Lukewarm

By Lorna Greville  | 4th December 2012

The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as a franchise, is one of the highest grossing movie productions in history, taking 6th, 20th, and 29th in that list, so it's no wonder that the first of...

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Early Reaction: No Critical Mauling, But The Hobbit Isn't Out Of The Woods Yet

By Contributor | 4th December 2012

There’ve been more than a few queasy feelings surrounding the forthcoming Peter Jackson film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey– and we don’t just mean that critically either, with numerous previews resulting in complaints that the...

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A Week In Movies Feat: The Hobbit, Helena Bonham Carter, Rise Of The Guardians, Ray Liotta, Ian Mckellen, Jack The Giant Slayer And More!

By Staff Writer | 30th November 2012

A specially painted Air New Zealand plane jetted around the world this week, collecting cast and crew to attend the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Wednesday. Wellington was renamed "The Middle...

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Pictures: The Hobbit Premiere, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson

By Michael West | 29th November 2012

Cate Blanchett Looking Typically Radiant At The Hobbit In WellingtonPeter Jackson and his team repaid New Zealand for its hospitality this week, by hosting the world premiere of the new Lord of the Rings film...

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The Hobbit Premieres In New Zealand... Where Else?

By Jack de Aguilar | 28th November 2012

America, stand aside; it's time for New Zealand to hog the limelight when it comes to movie news for a change. The Hobbit Premiered over there last night, which for them was Wednesday evening.Peter Jackson...

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Thousands Flock To Wellington For The Hobbit New Zealand Premiere

By Contributor | 28th November 2012

Though there have been misgivings in certain corners of the press about the quality of the forthcoming film The Hobbit, in the country where the trilogy was shot there’s nothing other than feverish anticipation. That...

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'We Almost Had To Move The Hobbit To UK' Peter Jackson Relives Location Change Terror

By Contributor | 27th November 2012

Poor Peter Jackson; it sounded like the director was almost about to start blubbing when faced with the utter horror of having to move filming of The Hobbit to the UK. No sympathy on our...

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Big Gamble: Tolkien Estate Sues For $80 Million Over Lord Of The Rings Slot Machines

By Michael West | 21st November 2012

The JRR Tolkien Estate is suing the producers of The Lord of the Rings movies for over $80 million in damages, just a couple of weeks before Peter Jackson's latest movie The Hobbit hits cinemas...

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Animal Cruelty Denied - Peter Jackson Defends The Hobbit Production Team

By Hayley Avron | 20th November 2012

Peter Jackson has defended the production team of The Hobbit who have been accused of neglect, after 27 animals used in the filming of the movie have died.The allegations were made by “wranglers who were...

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The Hobbit Reportedly Responsible For Deaths Of 27 Animals

By Lorna Greville  | 19th November 2012

The much anticipated prequel of the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, has come under great criticism having been accused of being responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals....

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Crew Killed 27 Animals?

By Michael West | 19th November 2012

Animals wranglers who worked on Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals. The American Humane Association, which is overseeing animal welfare...

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Forget The Hobbit, Star Trek Into Darkness To Preview Before Lord Of The Rings

By Michael West | 15th November 2012

Fans of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings franchise will get an extra special treat should they head to their nearest IMAX 3-D cinemas to watch The Hobbit this festive season. Paramount Pictures has announced...

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Star Wars Episode 7: Hollywood's Stars Have Their Say

By Jack de Aguilar | 31st October 2012

The news of Disney's acquisition - the $4.05b purchase of Lucasfilms, and with it the rights to reignite the Star Wars movies, has had a multitude of reactions: terror, gloom and dread from sci-fi aficionados...

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Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Begins Its Takeover

By Lorna Greville  | 24th October 2012

The countdown to Christmas, for a while at least, seemed to begin earlier every year. It now seems to have plateaued at around October 1st, however, the early countdown crown goes to The Hobbit, for...

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Dolby Mix Announced For ‘The Hobbit’; Is Technological Focus Going To Hinder The Movie?

By Contributor | 24th October 2012

It’s going to take more than a new sound job to shape up what’s increasingly looking like an alarming film adaptation of ‘The Hobbit’. Fans are already dubious as to director Peter Jackson’s decision to...

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A 75th Anniversary Tribute To The Hobbit

By Michael West | 20th September 2012

The Hobbit: a book that has well and truly stood the test of time approaches its 75th anniversary, and in light of that, Contactmusic.com ponders its success, and looks forward to the cinematic reincarnation that...

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Tolkien Fever Hits As The Hobbit Celebrates 75th Birthday

By Hayley Avron | 20th September 2012

The Hobbit turns 75 this Friday (September 20, 2012) and Tolkien-fever is hitting the book stores, ahead of the release of Peter Jackson’s big budget movie adaptation of the novel. Originally published in 1937, Tolkien’s...

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