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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...

The Hobbit Is 2013'S Most Pirated Film

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' has been named 2013's most pirated film.Peter Jackson's epic fantasy adventure film has the dubious distinction of being the world's most illegally downloaded movie of last year, coming ahead of...

Stephen Colbert's 'Hobbit 2' Cameo Finally Revealed [Video]

Stephen Colbert's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug cameo has finally surfaced and has been shared online. Though many may have forgotten the Comedy Central star's Late Show with David Letterman admission in October that...

'The Hobbit 2' Still Dominates Box Office Despite 'Frozen' Festive Surge [Trailer]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has maintained its number one position in the box office charts for a third week. Peter Jackson's sequel has fought of competition from Disney animation Frozen, comedy Anchorman: The...

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Ends 2013 Atop North American Box Office

Director Peter Jackson is ending 2013 on a box office high - The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has scored a third week as the most popular film in North America.The second installment of the...

The 10 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014

10. The Expendables 3 (Aug) - Hopefully this meathead action romp will be the guilty pleasure of the year. Other muscle-bound, brainless thrills may come from Pompeii (Feb), Tarzan (May) and Hercules (Aug).Read more about...

'The Hobbit 2' Maintains Box Office Grip Despite 'Anchorman 2' Challenge [Trailer]

It's official: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the film to see this year to top off what has hopefully been a great 2013. Peter Jackson's epic sequel took flight 10 days ago and...

Ed Sheeran Was Drunk When Offered Hobbit Track

Ed Sheeran was drunk when he was offered the chance to record a track for the new 'Hobbit' film. The 22-year-old singer wrote the song 'I See Fire' for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'...

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Remains Holiday Favourite At U.s. Box Office

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has fought off competition from the Anchorman sequel to hold on to the top spot at the North American box office for a second consecutive week.The fantasy...

'Anchorman 2' Staying Classy To Top Us Box Office This Weekend

Anchorman 2: The Lengend Continues has been lighting up cinema screens since Wednesday (18 December) this week and looks set to continue its impressive run into next week and emerge as the top grossing film...

A Week In News: Ian Watkins Sentenced, Beyonce's Record Breaking Album, The Hobbit Establishes Box Office Stronghold

Beyoncé's Secret Album Breaks Records: Last week's biggest story was Beyoncé's unexpected and sudden album release, where she dropped Beyoncé with minimal farefare. Nevertheless, Queen Bey's fans were sent into a buying frenzy, pushing the...

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Tops The North American Box Office

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit sequel has struck gold at the North American box office after conjuring up an impressive opening weekend take of $73.7 million (£49.1 million).The early success of fantasy epic The Hobbit: The...

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