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The Hobbit And Les Miserable Up For Cinema Audio Society Awards

8th January 2013

The sound mixing teams behind Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Miserables, and Zero Dark Thirty are in the running to win top prizes at the upcoming Cinema Audio Society Awards.The trio will...

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The Hobbit Lands Seven Visual Effects Awards Nominations

7th January 2013

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey looks set to dominate the upcoming Visual Effects Society (Ves) Awards after landing seven nominations.The adventure epic will go up against The Avengers, Battleship, Prometheus and Life of...

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Leatherface Cuts Hobbit Down To Size

7th January 2013

Despite all the recent hand-wringing over violence in films, the R-rated horror film Texas Chainsaw 3D slashed its way to the top of the box office over the weekend -- the first of 2013 --...

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The Hobbit Leads U.k. Box Office Into 2013

2nd January 2013

Peter Jackson's fantasy blockbuster The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey marched into the new year (13) as Britain's top film after shining at the box office on the final weekend of 2012.The Lord of the Rings...

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Peter Jackson Honours Sound Editor Mike Hopkins

2nd January 2013

Director Peter Jackson has paid tribute to his longtime collaborator Mike Hopkins after the Oscar-winning sound editor drowned in a boating accident in New Zealand over the weekend (29-30Dec12).Hopkins was caught in a flash flood...

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The Hobbit Rakes In $600m And Django Unchained To Be Tarantino's Biggest Movie Yet

By Lorna Greville  | 31st December 2012

As the results pour in for the movie takings over the festive period, it looks as though three movies have truly surpassed themselves. The Hobbit took $32m over the weekend, bringing its world wide gross...

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The Hobbit Top At The Box Office Once Again

By Victoria Pavlova | 30th December 2012

The Hobbit, which wasn’t much of a favorite with critics upon its release, has continued to dominate the box office for the third week straight.The hit prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy has...

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Peter Jackson: 'Fans Will Get Used To My Pioneering Filmmaking'

27th December 2012

Moviemaker Peter Jackson has defended his decision to film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at double the normal frame rate, despite reports suggesting the life-like footage is making fans ill.Moviegoers who caught early footage at...

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Christmas Day Releases Set Hollywood On Track For A Record Year At The Box Office

By Jack de Aguilar | 27th December 2012

Despite a lull at the end of the summer, a huge winter, with films like Twilight, Skyfall and The Hobbit, plus the Christmas day releases of Les Miserables and Django Unchained, have set the scene...

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Learn About West Of Memphis Before Its Christmas Day Release

By Jack de Aguilar | 24th December 2012

West of Memphis - an examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three - hits New York on Christmas day. Peter Jackson's best know for his Tolkien adaptions, most...

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The Hobbit Continues Its Expected Journey At The Top Of The Us Box Office

By Jack de Aguilar | 24th December 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey enjoyed another week atop the Box Office charts this weekend, earning more than double that of its nearest rival. It's Contact Music's Christmas Box Office Roundup!With $36,705,000 this weekend (Dec...

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West Of Memphis - A Documentary Infused With Real Life Turmoil

By Victoria Pavlova | 23rd December 2012

Peter Jackson has been at the top of his game lately and his box office hit The Hobbit is just further proof of this. Jackson has also been very active as an advocate on the...

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The Hobbit Holds It Spot To Be Named The Box Office Champion Of The Holiday Season

By Victoria Pavlova | 23rd December 2012

The Christmas box office charts hold few surprises this year.As expected, Peter Jackson’s massive fantasy production The Hobbit is up front, despite generally unfavorable reactions from critics. The film has racked up $36.7 million in...

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The Hobbit Tops The Charts, But Nothing Like Lord Of The Rings Did

By Jack de Aguilar | 21st December 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey could have been a silent film portrayed by modern dance, and fans would still have flocked to see it. So it comes as little surprise that it - free from...

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The Hobbit Storms U.k. Box Office

19th December 2012

Peter Jackson's long-awaited movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has shot to the top of the U.K. box office, taking $18.5 million (£11.6 million) during its first weekend on release.Fans of the mystical adventure had...

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Box Office Roundup: The Hobbit Hits Box Office Highs As Twilight Drops Out Of The Top 5

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th December 2012

In a truly expected journey for Peter Jackson's latest film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey travelled to the top of the Box Office charts with gusto, while Twilight ended its 4-week stay in the top...

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Pre-release Jitters Quashed As The Hobbit Travels To $84.8 Million At Us Box Office

By Contributor | 17th December 2012

Crisis, what crisis? Fears over how The Hobbit might have got on over the weekend in the US Box Office were comfortably swept aside as, based on the back of a huge core audience left...

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The Hobbit Movie Was A "Good Omen" For Martin Freeman

By Joe Wilde | 16th December 2012

The Hobbit movie, or The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to give it its full title, is currently doing the rounds in cinemas across the globe and whilst not everybody is a fan, one person who...

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Martin Freeman's 'Identical' Hobbit Face

15th December 2012

Martin Freeman thinks looking like Ian Holm was a ''good omen''.The 41-year-old actor plays hobbit Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', taking over the role from Ian's portrayal in the 'Lord...

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The Hobbit: What Are People Saying - Review Round-up

By Joe Wilde | 15th December 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first of three movie adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkein's beloved book, and predecessor to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit. With the first instalment of Peter Jackson's adaptation...

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The Hobbit Enjoys $13m Midnight Us Opening, But No Golden Globe Nominations

By Lorna Greville  | 14th December 2012

Despite critical apathy and being completely ignored by the Golden Globes, the midnight screenings alone for The Hobbit have already grossed at $13m in the US and Canada, according to the LA Times, which sets...

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Lack Of Competition Means The Hobbit Set To Dominate Weekend Box Office

By Contributor | 14th December 2012

The critics and fans were worried, but it looks like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is going to be a smash success at the box office even if it isn’t finding wholly favorable reviews –...

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Hot Tickets - Us Movie Releases - The Hobbit Bound For Box Office Success, Save The Date Is A Rom-com Let Down, Pacino And Walken Save Stand-up Guys

By Hayley Avron | 14th December 2012

This week’s movie releases are an even-handed mix of big budget blockbuster, gentle rom-com and moving documentary.Obviously, the big chatter is all about Peter Jackson’s latest movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which has arrived...

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The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey Will Triumph At Box Office Despite Mixed Reception

By Jack de Aguilar | 14th December 2012

It's been a somewhat unexpected journey for The Hobbit; controversy hit as animals were reportedly harmed during filming, fans felt physically sick due to advanced 48fps technology for its New Zealand debut, and then the...

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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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Cate Blanchett Used The Hobbit Role To Improve Parenting

12th December 2012

Cate Blanchett's role as Lady Galadriel in Peter Jackson's latest Middle Earth adventure taught her some useful parenting tips as she used her elf character's voice to control her children.The actress was surprised to discover...

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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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