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Tom Hiddleston To Star In Skull Island

Tom Hiddleston has been handed a starring role in the new King Kong movie 'Skull Island'.The actor, who plays the role of Loki in the Marvel films, has agreed to play a lead role in...

Film Franchises That Go On Forever

The Hobbit trilogy has been criticised by some viewers for having too little content spread too thinly over the course of too many films. Originally, the idea was to split the 1937 J. R. R....

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-con 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con may be over but the buzz surrounding its contents is only just beginning. Showing teasers left, right and centre, the convention has set the scene for an exciting year of film.Here...

Middle Earth Is Ravaged By War In 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' [Trailer + Pictures]

As promised by the release of Smaug from Eribor, war has descended upon Middle Earth and threatens to strip landscape of peace, serenity and beauty. The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies finally has...

"The Hobbit" Hits Comic-con With Nostalgic Panel And Colbert's Trivia Quiz

If you were not at SDCC over the weekend, fret not, because some panels, like the one with the cast of The Hobbit and Stephen Colbert (what an inspired lineup) are already hitting youtube. One...

The Beatles Wanted To Film Lord Of The Rings

The Beatles approached director Stanley Kubrick to make a film adaptation of The Lord Of The Rings novels back in their heyday, according to moviemaker Peter Jackson.The Fab Four starred in five movies during their...

Peter Jackson Wore Disguise To Comic-con

'The Lord of the Rings' director Peter Jackson snuck into Comic-Con dressed in a disguise.The 52-year-old director revealed that he managed to explore Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday (26.07.14) without being hassled for selfies...

Studio Reveals Glimpse Of New King Kong Film

Legendary Entertainment's Thomas Tull has confirmed they are to make a film based on King Kong's home, Skull Island.The company's CEO confirmed the news at Comic Con this weekend when he claimed Legendary and Universal...

Peter Jackson Goes Undercover At Comic-con

Filmmaker Peter Jackson mingled with fans undetected at Comic-Con in San Diego, California on Saturday (26Jul14) by dressing up as an evil jester.The Lord of the Rings director, who was there to attend a panel...

Peter Jackson Still In Line To Direct An Episode Of 'Doctor Who'

Peter Jackson, whose big budget adaptations of the J.R.R Tolkien novels The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit have grossed almost $5billion worldwide, might be making a brief switch to small screen to direct...

'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' Gets A Facebook Photo Tease

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ won’t be out for another 6 months, which means it’s just the right time to start dripping teaser photos, trailer snippets and plot bytes to keep Tolkienites’...

Joe Letteri Agrees With Rename Of The Final Hobbit Film

Joe Letteri insists the title for the final instalment of 'The Hobbit' had to be changed.The visual effects artist - who is known for his work on films including 'The Lord of the Rings' and...

Pharrell And Daniel Radcliffe Lead Walk Of Fame For 2015

Pharrell Williams, Daniel Radcliffe and Melissa McCarthey will get stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.The Walk of Fame Selection Committee has that announced 30 stars of stage, screen and music will be...

Viggo Mortensen Not A Fan Of Special Effects-laden Lord Of The Rings Sequels

Lord Of The Rings trilogy star Viggo Mortensen is not a fan of the films he made with Peter Jackson, and he hates the director's The Hobbit movies.Mortensen, who portrayed heroic Aragorn in the three...

Viggo Mortensen Calls Lord Of The Rings Movies "Straight To Video, Sloppy" Films

Viggo Mortensen, the actor best known for playing Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings movies, says the second and third films in the franchise were "sloppy" movies and would have been straight-to-video had the...

'The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies': What We Know, So Far

We’ve got to admit The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies certainly sounds a lot more climactic than The Hobbit: There and Back Again. The producers seem to agree as well, considering they have officially...

Why Did Peter Jackson Change Hobbit Film's Name To 'The Battle Of The Five Armies'?

Despite some early criticisms, Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ trilogy has provided some memorable moments in the ever-expanding Tolkien universe. With one film left, due to be released this December, a high profile name change has taken...

'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' Is New Title For Third Film In Trilogy

The last instalment in Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' trilogy has had a title change.The original name of the third film was thought to be 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again' but it will now be...

A Week In News: Avril Breaks Windows, 'The Hobbit' Gets A New Name, And Lupita Is Beautiful (Duh)

People's "Most Beautiful": Lupita Nyong'o is beautiful? Tell us something we didn't know! The 12 Years a Slave star was honoured this week for her natural beauty and bang-on style with People magazine's "Most Beautiful"...

Final Hobbit Movie Renamed

The final 'Hobbit' movie has been renamed 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'.Director Peter Jackson has revealed the final instalment in his epic fantasy trilogy, which is due for release in December, will...

The Hobbit Final Movie Retitled 'The Battle Of The Five Armies'

The final Hobbit movie has received a new, grander and arguably better title: The Battle of the Five Armies, instead of There and Back Again. Director Peter Jackson shared the news today via his Facebook...

Ed Sheeran High On Mdma When Asked To Write Song

Ed Sheeran has revealed that he was high on MDMA when director Peter Jackson texted him to ask if he would write a song for 'The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug'.The 23-year-old singer-songwriter admits he decided...

More Bard Than Bilbo? What To Expect From 'The Hobbit: There And Back Again'

Yesterday saw the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on DVD, which leaves us free to obsessively think about the final instalment of the trilogy! The Hobbit: There and Back Again is the...

Peter Jackson Sends Private Jet To Assist In Missing Plane Search

Director Peter Jackson has given search teams hoping to recover the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight Mh370 a boost by lending them his private jet.The Lord of the Rings filmmaker has chartered his Gulfstream G650 to...

Peter Jackson's Jet Searches For Missing Malaysian Flight

Peter Jackson has lent his private jet to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.The 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' director's $80 million G650 is being used to search for the airliner, which...

Richard Armitage Emotional About Final Hobbit Film

Richard Armitage has a ''lump in his throat'' about the final movie in the 'The Hobbit' trilogy. The actor, who plays Thorin Oakenshield in the movies, directed by Peter Jackson, feels emotional about Middle Earth...

Taylor Swift Buys $20 Million Penthouse?

Taylor Swift has reportedly snapped up two new penthouses in New York City for $20 million.The 24-year-old singer sparked rumours she quietly purchased 'Lord of the Rings' director Peter Jackson's lavish apartments in the TriBeCa...

New Releases Fight For Box-office Crumbs As 'The Hobbit' Marches On

With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Disney's Frozen and Anchorman 2 continuing to dominate the box office chart in both the US and UK, new releases over the holidays had little chance of making...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Becomes Most-pirated Film Of 2013

The Hobbit scored a big victory in the early days of 2014, by being named the most-pirated film of 2013. According to Entertainment Weekly, The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey was downloaded more than 8.4 million...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Is Most Pirated Film Of 2013

The first installment of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy has been named the most pirated film of 2013.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released at the end of 2012 and grossed over $1 billion at...

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