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Luke Evans Lands Lead In The Crow

Luke Evans has landed the lead role in 'The Crow'.The 'Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' actor is set to star in F. Javier Gutierrez's Relativity Media remake of the original 1994 Alex Proyas-directed thriller film, Deadline...

Willie Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday With Gandalf Audition Tape

Country music legend Willie Nelson has kicked off his eighties by challenging Sir Ian Mckellen for the role of Gandalf in director Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movie trilogy.The singer/songwriter, who turned 80 on Tuesday (30Apr13),...

High Frame-rate Tv Shows On Pirate Website

A handful of TV broadcasts shot at the ultra-high-definition 60-frames-per-second rate, have been turning up on the Pirate Bay BitTorrent network, TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent usage, said today (Monday). Most of the videos reportedly are...

The Hobbit's Luke Evans To Play Dracula - What Else Can This Guy Do!?

Luke Evans is quickly moving from rising star to, well… star. He’s been a Greek god in The Immortals, and again in Clash of The Titans. He’s been a heroic police man and one of...

Cara Delevingne Has Hollywood Aspirations

Cara Delevingne wants to become an actress.The British model is hoping to emulate the success of her idol Charlize Theron and be cast in a film role where she has to disguise her good looks...

The Hobbit Sequel To Have Multiple Plots

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' will have ''multiple storylines''.The hotly anticipated follow-up to last year's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' won't follow a single narrative, rather exploring different plots for the film's various characters...

Taylor Swift Almost Impaled By Ed Sheeran's Hobbit Sword

British singer Ed Sheeran almost had Taylor Swift's blood on his hands after a sword gifted to him by The Hobbit director Peter Jackson slipped and nearly stabbed the country superstar.The A Team star was...

Listen Up America: Chinese Box-office Grows 37% To $2.7 Billion

Box-office revenue in China reached a massive $2.7 billion in 2012, far more than expected and up some 37 per cent on the previous year. The MPAA's annual report confirmed that China has overtaken Japan...

The Hobbit Director Peter Jackson Keen To Drive The Tardis

Oscar-winning moviemaker Peter Jackson is such a big Doctor Who fan he would be willing to direct an episode of the cult sci-fi show for nothing but a prop Dalek.The brains behind the Lord of...

James Cameron 'Deep Into' Avatar Sequels

James Cameron is ''deep into'' the 'Avatar' sequels.The acclaimed filmmaker is enjoying penning the scripts for the second and third installments in his sci-fi franchise and says his work is quickly gaining momentum.He said: ''I'm...

Festive Release Planned For Peter Jackson's Third Instalment Of The Hobbit

The final instalment in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy has been pushed back so that it’s in line with the preceding two movies (and keeping with the tradition of the Lord of the Rings movies, which...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Leads Saturn Awards Nominations

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will lead the way at the 2013 Saturn Awards after landing nine nominations.The Lord of the Rings prequel is up for the Best Fantasy prize alongside The Amazing...

Michael Jackson's Son Lands Entertainment Tonight Job

Michael Jackson's son has landed a job as a special correspondent for 'Entertainment Tonight'.Prince Michael Jackson, 16 - whose father died from acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 - is hoping the job, will lead...

The Hobbit Lands Technical Oscar

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has landed an Academy Award for its visual effects team at a pre-Oscars ceremony in California.Simon Clutterbuck, James Jacobs and Dr. Richard Dorling picked up their trophy at...

Hobbit Extra: A Live Preview Of Pt. 2

In a new addition to the extras packages that DVD distributors employ to attract buyers, Warner Bros. announced on Tuesday that anyone buying the DVD or Blu-ray Disc release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey...

The Hobbit Tops U.k. Box Office For Fourth Consecutive Weekend

Naomi Watts' critically-acclaimed drama The Impossible has failed to break The Hobbit's hold on the U.K. box office as Peter Jackson's fantasy epic held on to the number one spot for a fourth consecutive weekend.The...

The Hobbit And Les Miserable Up For Cinema Audio Society Awards

The sound mixing teams behind Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Miserables, and Zero Dark Thirty are in the running to win top prizes at the upcoming Cinema Audio Society Awards.The trio will...

The Hobbit Lands Seven Visual Effects Awards Nominations

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey looks set to dominate the upcoming Visual Effects Society (Ves) Awards after landing seven nominations.The adventure epic will go up against The Avengers, Battleship, Prometheus and Life of...

Leatherface Cuts Hobbit Down To Size

Despite all the recent hand-wringing over violence in films, the R-rated horror film Texas Chainsaw 3D slashed its way to the top of the box office over the weekend -- the first of 2013 --...

The Hobbit Leads U.k. Box Office Into 2013

Peter Jackson's fantasy blockbuster The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey marched into the new year (13) as Britain's top film after shining at the box office on the final weekend of 2012.The Lord of the Rings...

Peter Jackson Honours Sound Editor Mike Hopkins

Director Peter Jackson has paid tribute to his longtime collaborator Mike Hopkins after the Oscar-winning sound editor drowned in a boating accident in New Zealand over the weekend (29-30Dec12).Hopkins was caught in a flash flood...

The Hobbit Rakes In $600m And Django Unchained To Be Tarantino's Biggest Movie Yet

As the results pour in for the movie takings over the festive period, it looks as though three movies have truly surpassed themselves. The Hobbit took $32m over the weekend, bringing its world wide gross...

The Hobbit Top At The Box Office Once Again

The Hobbit, which wasn’t much of a favorite with critics upon its release, has continued to dominate the box office for the third week straight.The hit prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy has...

Peter Jackson: 'Fans Will Get Used To My Pioneering Filmmaking'

Moviemaker Peter Jackson has defended his decision to film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at double the normal frame rate, despite reports suggesting the life-like footage is making fans ill.Moviegoers who caught early footage at...

Peter Jackson Can't Take Time Off

Sir Peter Jackson didn't sleep while filming 'The Hobbit' trilogy.The Oscar-winning director has admitted he doesn't take time off during the filmmaking process and struggles to catch any sleep since he is so committed to...

Christmas Day Releases Set Hollywood On Track For A Record Year At The Box Office

Despite a lull at the end of the summer, a huge winter, with films like Twilight, Skyfall and The Hobbit, plus the Christmas day releases of Les Miserables and Django Unchained, have set the scene...

Learn About West Of Memphis Before Its Christmas Day Release

West of Memphis - an examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three - hits New York on Christmas day. Peter Jackson's best know for his Tolkien adaptions, most...

The Hobbit Continues Its Expected Journey At The Top Of The Us Box Office

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey enjoyed another week atop the Box Office charts this weekend, earning more than double that of its nearest rival. It's Contact Music's Christmas Box Office Roundup!With $36,705,000 this weekend (Dec...

Peter Jackson Loves 3d

Sir Peter Jackson thinks 3D is the way forward.'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' director has defended the use of new 48 frame-per-second 3D technology in his three-part Middle-earth adventure epic and says that when new...

West Of Memphis - A Documentary Infused With Real Life Turmoil

Peter Jackson has been at the top of his game lately and his box office hit The Hobbit is just further proof of this. Jackson has also been very active as an advocate on the...

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