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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...

The Hobbit Holds It Spot To Be Named The Box Office Champion Of The Holiday Season

The Christmas box office charts hold few surprises this year.As expected, Peter Jackson’s massive fantasy production The Hobbit is up front, despite generally unfavorable reactions from critics. The film has racked up $36.7 million in...

The Hobbit Tops The Charts, But Nothing Like Lord Of The Rings Did

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey could have been a silent film portrayed by modern dance, and fans would still have flocked to see it. So it comes as little surprise that it - free from...

Sir Ian Mckellen: Coming Out Is Best Thing I Did

Sir Ian McKellen says coming out as gay is the best thing he ever did.The 73-year-old actor famously revealed he was gay aged 49 during a BBC radio interview, after years of notoriety as a...

The Hobbit Storms U.k. Box Office

Peter Jackson's long-awaited movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has shot to the top of the U.K. box office, taking $18.5 million (£11.6 million) during its first weekend on release.Fans of the mystical adventure had...

Box Office Roundup: The Hobbit Hits Box Office Highs As Twilight Drops Out Of The Top 5

In a truly expected journey for Peter Jackson's latest film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey travelled to the top of the Box Office charts with gusto, while Twilight ended its 4-week stay in the top...

Pre-release Jitters Quashed As The Hobbit Travels To $84.8 Million At Us Box Office

Crisis, what crisis? Fears over how The Hobbit might have got on over the weekend in the US Box Office were comfortably swept aside as, based on the back of a huge core audience left...

Martin Freeman's Hobbit Nerves

Martin Freeman is nervous people will ''hate'' 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.The 41-year-old actor plays hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's successful fantasy novel and although he has landed such a...

The Hobbit Movie Was A "Good Omen" For Martin Freeman

The Hobbit movie, or The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to give it its full title, is currently doing the rounds in cinemas across the globe and whilst not everybody is a fan, one person who...

Martin Freeman's 'Identical' Hobbit Face

Martin Freeman thinks looking like Ian Holm was a ''good omen''.The 41-year-old actor plays hobbit Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', taking over the role from Ian's portrayal in the 'Lord...

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