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Peter Jackson Fires Back At Hobbit Animal Mistreatment Allegations

20th November 2012

Moviemaker Peter Jackson has fired back at reports suggesting the 27 animals that died during the making of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were victims of poor treatment.Activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of...

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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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Peta Take Aim At Peter Jackson Over The Hobbit Animal Deaths

19th November 2012

Animal rights activists in America have fired off a letter to filmmaker Peter Jackson after learning horses, sheep, goats and chickens allegedly died as a result of multiple human errors on the set of his...

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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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Sir Ian Mckellen's Tears Of Frustration

17th November 2012

Sir Ian McKellen cried with frustration on the set of 'The Hobbit'.The 73-year-old actor became distressed filming the Sir Peter Jackson-directed movie, and mistakenly told the crew he did not become an actor to pretend...

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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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Dominic Monaghan's Hobbit Advice For Freeman

9th November 2012

Dominic Monaghan warned Martin Freeman he will forever be known as Bilbo Baggins once 'The Hobbit' is released.The 'Office' actor plays the main character in the movie based on the JRR Tolkien prequel and Dominic...

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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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Air New Zealand Has A Hobbit Makeover

31st October 2012

Director Peter Jackson has joined forces with bosses at Air New Zealand to create a hilarious in-flight safety video inspired by his latest film The Hobbit.The film, titled An Unexpected Briefing in reference to a...

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Martin Freeman: Bilbo Is Pompous

28th October 2012

'The Hobbit's Bilbo Baggins is a much more ''pompous'' Hobbit than Frodo Baggins. The 'Lord of the Rings' prequel focuses on the journey of Bilbo - distant cousin to Frodo, a key character in the...

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Ian Mckellen's Acting Worries

26th October 2012

Sir Ian McKellen gets ''increasingly depressed'' about his acting ability if he has to reshoot scenes. The 73-year-old star - who plays Gandalf in the 'Lord of the Rings' movie franchise and upcoming 'Hobbit' film...

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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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Cate Blanchett Admired Sir Ian Mckellen On The Hobbit Set

24th October 2012

Cate Blanchett says starring opposite Sir Ian McKellen was the ''highlight'' of her career.The 43-year-old actress worked very closely with the British legend in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' and revealed she harbours a secret...

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Wellington To Be Renamed Middle Earth For The Hobbit

17th October 2012

The New Zealand city of Wellington is to be renamed for a week to celebrate the release of Peter Jackson's new The Hobbit movie.The big budget Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected...

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Stars Given Zombie Makeover For Blood Drive

26th September 2012

Mena Suvari, moviemaker Peter Jackson and rocker Joel Madden are among the stars who have been given a zombie makeover to promote a U.S. blood donation drive.The Black Keys, actress Elisabeth Rohm and TV stars...

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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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The Hobbit Trailer Released Ahead Of Tolkien Week

By Michael West | 19th September 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, is due for cinema release in December, but fans of the franchise have been given a sneak preview of the film by way...

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Anticipation Hits Fever Pitch As New 'Hobbit' Trailer Revealed

By Contributor | 19th September 2012

With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opening in December 14th Peter Jackson and co. have unveiled a new trailer as well as several new images ahead of the first of what has become a trilogy...

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James Cameron Planning Avatar Prequel

10th September 2012

James Cameron is planning to make an 'Avatar' prequel.The 'Titanic' director revealed he has ''an idea for a fourth'' movie in the franchise and revealed that the forthcoming motion picture will tell the story of...

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Johnny Depp And Former Death Row Inmate Get Matching Tattoos

9th September 2012

Johnny Depp looks to have a new best friend in the shape of former Arkansas' death row inmate Damien Echols, a member of the infamous West Memphis Three. Since Depp aided in having Echols and...

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Third Hobbit Film Given A Title

3rd September 2012

That third Hobbit film now has a title. It will be called The Desolation of Smaug , and actually it will be the name of the second film in what is now a trilogy. The...

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Third Hobbit Film Set For July 2014 Release

3rd September 2012

The third 'Hobbit' film will be released on July 18, 2014.The final instalment of Peter Jackson's trilogy has been officially named 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again' and will open in two years time, just...

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Second The Hobbit Instalment Title Changed, Thrid Movie Release Date Announced

1st September 2012

As announced last month, The Hobbit, Peter Jackson's long awaited adaptation of the prequel to The Lord of the Rings, will be made into a trilogy rather than the two-parter originally announced. Yesterday, the new...

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Father Impressed By Hobbit Role

25th August 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch's father was thrilled when the actor landed a role in 'The Hobbit'.The 'Sherlock' star made his father proud by scoring the role of sinister dragon Smaug in Peter Jackson's big screen adaptation of...

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Father Impressed By Hobbit Role

25th August 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch's father was thrilled when the actor landed a role in 'The Hobbit'.The 'Sherlock' star made his father proud by scoring the role of sinister dragon Smaug in Peter Jackson's big screen adaptation of...

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Benedict Cumberbatch To Star In August: Osage County?

24th August 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to star in drama movie 'August: Osage County'. The 'Sherlock' actor has entered negotiations to portray the sensitive son of Meryl Streep's onscreen sister, Mattie Fay Aiken (Margo Martindale), in...

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Most Theaters Not Likely To Run The Hobbit In New Format

9th August 2012

Warner Bros. may be so nervous about the mixed reception that The Hobbit received when it was shown to exhibitors in the 48-frame-per-second format last April that it has decided to screen it in only...

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Tom Hiddleston Named World's Hottest Actor

3rd August 2012

Tom Hiddleston has been named the world's hottest actor.The 31-year-old star beat his 'Avengers Assemble' cast mates Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. to the title of Total Film magazine's Hottest Actor, with the superhero...

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