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The 10 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014

By Rich Cline | 24th December 2013

10. The Expendables 3 (Aug) - Hopefully this meathead action romp will be the guilty pleasure of the year. Other muscle-bound, brainless thrills may come from Pompeii (Feb), Tarzan (May) and Hercules (Aug).Read more about...

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'The Hobbit 2' Maintains Box Office Grip Despite 'Anchorman 2' Challenge [Trailer]

By Lauren James | 23rd December 2013

It's official: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the film to see this year to top off what has hopefully been a great 2013. Peter Jackson's epic sequel took flight 10 days ago and...

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Ed Sheeran Was Drunk When Offered Hobbit Track

23rd December 2013

Ed Sheeran was drunk when he was offered the chance to record a track for the new 'Hobbit' film. The 22-year-old singer wrote the song 'I See Fire' for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'...

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Remains Holiday Favourite At U.s. Box Office

23rd December 2013

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has fought off competition from the Anchorman sequel to hold on to the top spot at the North American box office for a second consecutive week.The fantasy...

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'Anchorman 2' Staying Classy To Top Us Box Office This Weekend

By Joe Wilde | 22nd December 2013

Anchorman 2: The Lengend Continues has been lighting up cinema screens since Wednesday (18 December) this week and looks set to continue its impressive run into next week and emerge as the top grossing film...

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A Week In News: Ian Watkins Sentenced, Beyonce's Record Breaking Album, The Hobbit Establishes Box Office Stronghold

By Lauren James | 20th December 2013

Beyoncé's Secret Album Breaks Records: Last week's biggest story was Beyoncé's unexpected and sudden album release, where she dropped Beyoncé with minimal farefare. Nevertheless, Queen Bey's fans were sent into a buying frenzy, pushing the...

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Tops The North American Box Office

16th December 2013

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit sequel has struck gold at the North American box office after conjuring up an impressive opening weekend take of $73.7 million (£49.1 million).The early success of fantasy epic The Hobbit: The...

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Inside The Tech Of The Hobbit: Frame Rates And 'Softening' Desolation

By Jack de Aguilar | 13th December 2013

As you’ll know, if The Hobbit trilogy means anything to you, an Unexpected Journey caused controversy with its high framerate, unsettling viewers and, in come cases, making them feel physically sick. And while a tangible...

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The Hobbit: Smaug's Home Erebor Would Cost $6 Billion To Buy

By Michael West | 11th December 2013

Erebor, The Lonely Mountain where Smaug the Dragon lives in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, would cost around $6 billion to buy, if it was real, according to a new housing report. US real...

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Peter Jackson Keen To Pit The All Blacks Against The Daleks In Doctor Who Special

10th December 2013

Lord Of The Rings moviemaker Peter Jackson has restated his interest in taking charge of a Doctor Who episode, inviting Bbc bosses to allow him to create a special in his native New Zealand.Jackson, who...

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Will 'The Hobbit 2' Make 'Frozen' Loosen Its Ice-like Box Office Grip? [Trailer]

By Lauren James | 9th December 2013

Disney's new animated musical, Frozen has had a merry time at the top of the box office, charming both small children, parents and critics alike across the Thanksgiving weekend and rustling up some genuine Oscars...

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Can 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Succeed Where It's Predecessor Failed? Review Round-up

By Joe Wilde | 9th December 2013

Having narrowly escaped several deadly confrontations with the likes of trolls, stone giants and an innumeral amount of orcs, Bilbo Baggins, still in the company of Gandalf and the Dwarves of Erebor, continues his adventure...

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Ed Sheeran Sought Taylor Swift's Approval For His New Tracks

4th December 2013

Ed Sheeran asks for Taylor Swift's opinion on every song he writes. The 22 year-old singer-songwriter - who will be releasing his second studio album next year - has admitted he gave the Grammy Award-winner...

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'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Premiere Brings Together All-star Cast [Pictures]

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd December 2013

Last night (December 3) saw the premiere for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at Los Angeles’ Chinese Theater. While the final Hobbit film wrapped filming back in summer, the production team and cast, including...

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J.r.r. Tolkien Biopic In The Works

22nd November 2013

A biopic about 'Lord of the Rings' author J.R.R. Tolkien is in the works.The legendary writer, who wrote the popular fantasy novel as well as prequel novel 'The Hobbit', will be the subject of a...

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Peter Jackson To Be Honoured With Pga Top Prize

12th November 2013

Filmmaker Peter Jackson and his special effects team are to be honoured with the 2014 Vanguard Award at the Producers Guild Awards.Jackson, visual effects artist Joe Letteri and their team at Weta Digital will receive...

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Hobbit Fans Get Treat As Extra Long 'Desolation Of Smaug' Trailer Hits

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th November 2013

Ahead of the second film in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy’s release, an extended, for-the-fans trailer has been released, giving us a better look at the Desolation of Smaug, which will hit cinemas this December.Martin Freeman...

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Peter Jackson To Turn Away From Hollywood

23rd October 2013

Sir Peter Jackson wants to move away from ''Hollywood blockbusters'' when 'The Hobbit' trilogy is complete.The filmmaker wants to focus on smaller stories set in his native New Zealand once the final part of the...

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Lord Of The Rings Costumes And Props To Be Sold At Auction

8th October 2013

Costumes and props from director Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings trilogy are to go under the hammer at an auction in California in December (13).The Trilogy Collection: Props & Costumes from Middle Earth will...

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Lord Of The Rings Prop Sale To Include Frodo's Sword, Gandalf's Staff & Sam's Hairy Hobbit Feet

By Lauren James | 7th October 2013

For the first time since the first of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was released more than a decade ago, memorabilia from Peter Jackson's movies will go on sale at a Los Angeles auction...

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'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' New Trailer - Ready For More? [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 2nd October 2013

The second film in The Hobbit franchise The Desolation of Smaug has a brand new trailer, which sees the Elves and the Dwarves reluctantly unite, Bilbo Baggins captured by The Ring's power and the terrifying...

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Cate Blanchett Will Debut As Film Director In Herman Koch's Epic 'The Dinner'

By Holly Williams | 20th September 2013

Cate Blanchett might've put on a jaw-dropping performance in her most recent film Blue Jasmine, but she's about to display a new talent as a budding film director in the upcoming adaptation of The Dinner.Perhaps...

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Peter Jackson Honoured With Top New Zealand Medal

18th September 2013

Director Peter Jackson has become an Additional Member of the Order of New Zealand for services to his homeland.The Lord of the Rings director was handed the country's highest honour by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae...

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Peter Jackson May Direct 'Doctor Who' Episode, For A Golden Dalek

By Lauren James | 23rd August 2013

Director Peter Jackson expressed an interest in directing an episode of the BBC's long-running time travel drama, Doctor Who, to Entertainment Weekly. The Hobbit director said he'd direct an entire episode with just a golden...

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Peter Jackson To Receive Top Award From Broadcasters' Organisation

14th August 2013

Director Peter Jackson will be the toast of the 2013 International Broadcasting Convention as the recipient of the International Honor for Excellence.The Lord of the Rings filmmaker, known for the stunning visual effects in his...

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Peter Jackson Salutes Martin Freeman In Honor Of The Actor Wrapping His Scenes For The Hobbit Trilogy

By Victoria Pavlova | 12th July 2013

Orlando Bloom said goodbye to Legolas recently and now, it’s time for Martin Freeman to take off the Bilbo Baggins coat. The actor wrapped his scenes for The Hobbit trilogy today and naturally, filmmaker Peter...

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The Hobbit's Tauriel Is 'Dangerous'

7th July 2013

Evangeline Lilly's character in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is ''dangerous''.The actress plays Elven warrior Tauriel in the new film and says her alter-ego is far more fiery and brash than Cate Blanchett's wise...

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Peter Jackson Scraps Comic-con Plans

2nd July 2013

The Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson has scrapped plans to unveil his work on his new The Hobbit movie at California's Comic-Con convention as he is too busy shooting in New Zealand.The moviemaker...

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The Hobbit: No Show At Comic-con But A Behind-the-scenes Sneak Preview [Video]

By Lauren James | 2nd July 2013

It wasn't really a diva-ruling that the sequel to 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey won't be holding a panel at this year's Comic-Con: in his vlog, Jackson acknowledges that fans attending Comic-Con will be...

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Orlando Bloom And Sir Ian Mckellen Are Legolas And Gandalf For The Last Time

By Jack de Aguilar | 1st July 2013

As filming for The Hobbit trilogy comes to an end, the franchise says goodbye to some of its most loved characters. The time has come for Legolas and Gandalf to put down their bow and...

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