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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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Peter Jackson Addresses New Frame-rate Furore

11th December 2012

Director Peter Jackson has defended the new filming techniques he uses in The Hobbit trilogy after critics slammed the format following early previews.Jackson has shot the movies using 48 frames per second, rather than the...

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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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Andy Serkis Helped Peter Jackson Direct The Hobbit

11th December 2012

Actor Andy Serkis not only played the role of Gollum in Peter Jackson's upcoming The Hobbit trilogy, he also directed a handful of action scenes.The British star is set to make his filmmaking debut in...

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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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Martin Freeman Had Never Read The Hobbit

9th December 2012

Martin Freeman was never a fan of 'The Hobbit'.The 41-year-old actor - who stars as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's new trilogy 'The Hobbit' - admitted he never read JRR Tolkien's prequel or 'Lord of...

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Richard Armitage Feared His Height Would Cost Him The Hobbit Role

7th December 2012

Lanky British actor Richard Armitage refused to unpack his bags for three weeks after flying out to New Zealand to play a dwarf in The Hobbit - because he was convinced Peter Jackson would fire...

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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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Sir Ian Mckellen Defends The Hobbit Trilogy Decision

6th December 2012

Sir Ian Mckellen has defended filmmaker Peter Jackson's decision to turn J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit into a movie trilogy, insisting fans will be delighted to see three installments.The director originally intended to make a...

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