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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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Peter Jackson Suffered Sleepless Nights Over The Hobbit Casting

6th December 2012

Peter Jackson suffered sleepless nights as he battled to land British actor Martin Freeman as the star of The Hobbit films.The moviemaker was determined to cast Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in the Middle Earth epics,...

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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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Fascinating Fact: 3401526

4th December 2012

New Zealand actor Dean O'gorman originally auditioned for the lead role of Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movies. Martin Freeman won the part, but O'Gorman was given a chance to play dwarf Fili...

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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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Producer Eileen Moran Dies

4th December 2012

Hollywood directors Peter Jackson and James Cameron have paid tribute to visual effects producer Eileen Moran following her death in New Zealand.Jackson and his wife Fran Walsh broke the news about Moran, who worked on...

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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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Cate Blanchett Leads The Stars At The Hobbit Premiere

28th November 2012

Cate Blanchett led the stars at 'The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey' world premiere today (28.11.12) in Wellington, New Zealand.The blonde actress - who plays enchantress Galadriel in the fantasy franchise - was joined by her eight-year-old...

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