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Andy Serkis On His Gollum Turned Director Role In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Andy Serkis as Gollum was arguably the most iconic aspect of The Lord of The Rings trilogy. His sneering obsessiveness provided twists within the plot, and cult-like mimicry from fans outside it. However, his reprisal...

The Hobbit Reviews; Does An Unexpected Journey Provide An Expected Success?

Given the popularity of The Lord of The Rings trilogy, and manifestly, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has all the signs of another blockbuster fantasy, but, ahead of it's U.K and U.S releases,...

Martin Freeman Had Never Read The Hobbit

Martin Freeman was never a fan of 'The Hobbit'.The 41-year-old actor - who stars as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's new trilogy 'The Hobbit' - admitted he never read JRR Tolkien's prequel or 'Lord of...

Richard Armitage Feared His Height Would Cost Him The Hobbit Role

Lanky British actor Richard Armitage refused to unpack his bags for three weeks after flying out to New Zealand to play a dwarf in The Hobbit - because he was convinced Peter Jackson would fire...

The Hobbit Screenwriter: Guillermo Del Toro's Version Would Have Been Amazing

Philippa Boyens, the screenwriter on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the new Hobbit movie, says she would have loved to have seen Guillermo Del Toro's version of the film.New Line and Warner Bros...

Pictures: Liv Tyler Returns To The Limelight At The Hobbit Premiere

Liv Tyler Looked Stuning At The Hobbit Premiere in New YorkHollywood star Liv Tyler returned to the limelight at The Hobbit premiere in New York on Thursday evening (December 6, 2012). The Armageddon actress -...

Warner Bros Denies 'The Hobbit' Will Make You Physically Sick

Warner Bros has responded to claims that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is causing motion sickness and intense nausea among viewers. Peter Jackson's fantasy epic has been shot using 3-D and new 48 frames per...

High Speed Tech Used In The Hobbit Leaves Fans Feeling Sick

It's finally happened; technology is becoming so advanced, our stupid little human brains and bodies can't handle the high speed, high intensity movements achieved by the new tech implemented by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.Peter...

Sir Ian Mckellen Defends The Hobbit Trilogy Decision

Sir Ian Mckellen has defended filmmaker Peter Jackson's decision to turn J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit into a movie trilogy, insisting fans will be delighted to see three installments.The director originally intended to make a...

Peter Jackson Suffered Sleepless Nights Over The Hobbit Casting

Peter Jackson suffered sleepless nights as he battled to land British actor Martin Freeman as the star of The Hobbit films.The moviemaker was determined to cast Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in the Middle Earth epics,...

Initial Hobbit Reviews Prove To Be Lukewarm

The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as a franchise, is one of the highest grossing movie productions in history, taking 6th, 20th, and 29th in that list, so it's no wonder that the first of...

Early Reaction: No Critical Mauling, But The Hobbit Isn't Out Of The Woods Yet

There’ve been more than a few queasy feelings surrounding the forthcoming Peter Jackson film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey– and we don’t just mean that critically either, with numerous previews resulting in complaints that the...

Producer Eileen Moran Dies

Hollywood directors Peter Jackson and James Cameron have paid tribute to visual effects producer Eileen Moran following her death in New Zealand.Jackson and his wife Fran Walsh broke the news about Moran, who worked on...

Pictures: The Hobbit Premiere, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson

Cate Blanchett Looking Typically Radiant At The Hobbit In WellingtonPeter Jackson and his team repaid New Zealand for its hospitality this week, by hosting the world premiere of the new Lord of the Rings film...

The Hobbit Premieres In New Zealand... Where Else?

America, stand aside; it's time for New Zealand to hog the limelight when it comes to movie news for a change. The Hobbit Premiered over there last night, which for them was Wednesday evening.Peter Jackson...

Cate Blanchett Leads The Stars At The Hobbit Premiere

Cate Blanchett led the stars at 'The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey' world premiere today (28.11.12) in Wellington, New Zealand.The blonde actress - who plays enchantress Galadriel in the fantasy franchise - was joined by her eight-year-old...

Peter Jackson Brushes Off Animal Cruelty Protests At The Hobbit Premiere

Director Peter Jackson took another swipe at animal rights campaigners on the day he premiered his first The Hobbit film in New Zealand, insisting he wouldn't let the red carpet protesters "spoil" the event for...

Peter Jackson: 'The Hobbit World Premiere Is Emotional'

Peter Jackson felt overwhelmed at the world premiere of the first installment of The Hobbit movies in New Zealand on Wednesday (28Nov12) as 100,000 fans flocked to the capital of Wellington to support the blockbuster.The...

Thousands Flock To Wellington For The Hobbit New Zealand Premiere

Though there have been misgivings in certain corners of the press about the quality of the forthcoming film The Hobbit, in the country where the trilogy was shot there’s nothing other than feverish anticipation. That...

'We Almost Had To Move The Hobbit To UK' Peter Jackson Relives Location Change Terror

Poor Peter Jackson; it sounded like the director was almost about to start blubbing when faced with the utter horror of having to move filming of The Hobbit to the UK. No sympathy on our...

Peter Jackson Rushing To Complete The Hobbit For World Premiere

Director Peter Jackson is rushing to put the finishing touches to the first installment of The Hobbit ahead of its world premiere on Wednesday (28Nov12).The Lord of the Rings filmmaker wrapped an epic 266-day shoot...

Peter Jackson Praises Martin Freeman's Hobbit

Sir Peter Jackson says the weight of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' rests on Martin Freeman's shoulders. While the movie's director admits the 41-year-old actor has a tough job taking on the lead role of...

Big Gamble: Tolkien Estate Sues For $80 Million Over Lord Of The Rings Slot Machines

The JRR Tolkien Estate is suing the producers of The Lord of the Rings movies for over $80 million in damages, just a couple of weeks before Peter Jackson's latest movie The Hobbit hits cinemas...

Peta Bosses Not Happy With Jackson's Response To The Hobbit Animal Deaths

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals bosses are refusing to let Peter Jackson and the producers of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey back out of a scandal involving the deaths of 27 horses, sheep,...

Peter Jackson Denies Animal Cruelty On The Hobbit Set

Sir Peter Jackson has denied any animal cruelty took place on 'The Hobbit' set.The legendary filmmaker and Warner Bros. producers insist PETA's allegations about animals being mistreated while shooting the upcoming fantasy flick are ''unsubstantiated''.They...

Animal Cruelty Denied - Peter Jackson Defends The Hobbit Production Team

Peter Jackson has defended the production team of The Hobbit who have been accused of neglect, after 27 animals used in the filming of the movie have died.The allegations were made by “wranglers who were...

The Hobbit Bosses In Animal Welfare Row

Producers on 'The Hobbit' film series have been accused of letting up to 27 animals die needlessly.Four wranglers working on the film allege horses, goats, chickens and one sheep died at a farm near Wellington,...

Peter Jackson Fires Back At Hobbit Animal Mistreatment Allegations

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...

The Hobbit Reportedly Responsible For Deaths Of 27 Animals

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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