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The Hobbit Brings Peter Jackson's Saga Full Circle


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With 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', Peter Jackson has completed a second trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novels 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord Of The Rings'. But fans are wondering if he might have one more trilogy up his sleeve, as Tolkien wrote plenty more material about Middle Earth, including the novel 'The Silmarillion', short stories and more appendices and indices.

Martin Freeman stars in 'The Hobbit'
Martin Freeman stars as The Hobbit in 'The Hobbit' trilogy. 

Jackson has already expanded 'The Hobbit' from a meandering little road trip into a massive battle trilogy using some of Tolkien's extra material, but the issue going forward is that the Tolkien estate owns everything that isn't contained in the 'Hobbit' or 'Rings' books, and they're apparently not happy with what Jackson did with The Hobbit.

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Review


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Peter Jackson's expanded take on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit comes to a conclusion in a battle epic packed with enormous action sequences that oddly distract attention from the much more engaging central plotline. By the time it thunders to its satisfying conclusion after nearly two and a half hours, there's a sense of balance restored, providing some powerfully emotional moments along with the thrills. But there's a lot of chaotic mayhem to get through first.

The action picks up immediately, as the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) roars into Laketown causing further desolation before being stopped by the heroic Bard (Luke Evans), who then leads the survivors back to their long-abandoned city in the mountains. Meanwhile, dwarf king Thorin (Richard Armitage) has reclaimed his throne and Smaug's enormous stash of gold, which consumes his soul with greed. But he abandons his promises to Bard and the elf leader Thranduil (Lee Pace), who assembles the elf army against him. So Thorin calls in a dwarf battalion to take them on. Meanwhile, the hobbit Bilbo (Martin Freeman) is trying to diffuse the situation and snap Thorin out of his avaricious funk. And wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) discovers that two waves of ruthless orcs are descending on Thorin.

All of this strategising and squaring-off feels fragmented and uneven, as Jackson cuts back and forth between the sprawling ensemble cast while trying to build momentum toward the earth-rattling collision of these five armies. Thankfully, there's also a lot of interpersonal stuff going on to hold the interest. Elf warrior Legolas (Orlando Bloom) is still caught up in a romantic triangle with his intended Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and her forbidden love, the unusually hot dwarf Kili (Aidan Turner). And there's some comic relief from Alfrid (Ryan Gage), a weaselly human who worms his way into Bard's inner circle for some inexplicable reason. Best of all is the push and pull between Bilbo and Thorin, which is very nicely played by Freeman and Armitage.

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Martin Freeman - The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Video Interview


Martin Freeman talks about his time on the set of Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' trilogy, which is set to culminate in the final instalment, 'The Battle of the Five Armies' on December 17th 2014.

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'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' Is Best In The Trilogy


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The first reviews of Peter Jackson's final Lord of the Rings movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, have begun trickling in with the general consensus suggesting this film is the best in the trilogy. 

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Having reclaimed his homeland from the fearsome Smaug, the Company of Dwarves have unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Dragon Smaug subsequently rains down his fiery wrath on the people of Lake-town with the Dwarves, Elves and Men forced to decide - unite or be destroyed?

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BBC Announces 'Sherlock' Will Be Back For Special Episode In 2015, But The Mystery Of Benedict Cumberbatch's Shoulder Has The Internet Buzzing


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Merry Christmas Sherlockians! Yes it seems the festive season has hit early as the BBC have confirmed that a special episode of ‘Sherlock’ will be airing next year, ahead of series four in 2016. The news was first announced by producer Sue Vertue who tweeted the first image of Sherlock and Watson, along with a cheeky script tease.

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Trailer


The Lonely Mountain has been reclaimed from the dragon Smaug. The dwarves of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) have won; although they soon discover that the price of their victory was steep. Smaug has laid waste to Lake Town, leaving the residents homeless after Thorin promised them riches. The elves of Mirkwood seek the dwarves that escaped their dungeons, while an army of orcs seek to end the line of Durin. And behind the scenes, a dark lord of shadow, long since defeated, is preparing to make a return to Middle Earth - the secret to his power lies in a small, golden ring. A ring that has chosen a new owner; The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman). 

'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' serves as the final chapter in Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson's Middle Earth saga. The film serves as the sixth film by Jackson to be based on the works of writer J. R. R. Tolkien, and the final part of 'The Hobbit' trilogy. When Tolkien released 'The Hobbit' in 1937, it was a single book. Jackson released the final part of his adaptation of 'Lord of the Rings' in 2003, and stated that he would not work on a 'Hobbit' movie. However, he eventually signed on to direct a two part adaptation of 'The Hobbit', which later turned into a trilogy in 2012. 

The film is due to be released on 12th December, 2014 in the UK, with a US release date of 17th December.

'Sherlock' Cast "Reduced To Tears" After Being Told Season 4 Plot


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Steven Moffat, the creator of BBC drama Sherlock, has set tongues wagging after discussing details of the forthcoming fourth season of the show. Steven Moffat and fellow creator Mark Gatiss were quizzed about the return of the acclaimed detective series at the Emmys on Monday (August 25, 2014).

SherlockBenedict Cumberbatch [L] and Martin Freeman [R] in 'Sherlock'

"We have a plan to top (season three)," said Moffat. "I do think our plan is devastating. We've practically reduced our cast to tears telling them the plan.we're probably more excited than we've ever been about Sherlock."

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


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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 its first full trailer.

Martin Freeman as Bilbo BagginsMartin Freeman looks on with dispair in The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies

In this trailer, a despondent Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) speaks solemnly of what he’ll remember of his incredible journey to Eribor and the consequences of his actions. "One day I'll remember. Remember everything that happened here - the good, the bad, those who survived and those that did not.”

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies - Teaser Trailer


Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and the mini-army of dwarves led by Thorin are facing an evermore deadly path in their pursuit of the Lonely Mountain and its mound of treasure which was stolen from the dwarves some time ago by the fiercesome dragon Smaug. Their attempt to slay him has failed, instead unleashing further horrors upon themselves. Angering the dragon has only made things worse with him now determined to murder every creature that lies in its path, demolishing a neighbouring village with little more than a breath. Gandalf remains captured and tensions are ever rising between not only friends, but elves, dwarves, orcs and goblins and it's clear that the  deadliest, brutalist war for thousands of years is well on its way.

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Fargo Season 2 Takes Tips From True Detective


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John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks, announced at the TCA Awards that the next season of the acclaimed television series based on the Coen Brothers' 1996 film of the same name will feature an all-new cast, a diffent time period setting, and a new "true crime" story that will unfold over the new ten episode run. The first series featured an allstar line-up including Academy Award nominee Billy Bob Thornton, Hobbit star Martin Freeman and 'son of Tom' Colin Hanks.

Martin Freeman in FargoBritish actor Martin Freeman played a main role in the show's first series. Image: FX

More: "Fargo" Showrunner Noah Hawley Talks Hard Work, Toil And The Creative Process

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'Sherlock' Season 4 Promises To Be "Most Shocking & Surprising" Yet


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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will be returning to 221B Baker Street next year as Sherlock and Watson. The series' creators, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, have confirmed the series will return for a special in 2015 followed by three episodes. But we're in for a long wait...

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star in Sherlock.

The special and the three episode fourth series will begin filming in January 2015 and will air later that year. Freeman has let slip that he suspects the series will be aired at Christmas time, as the previous two series have been. Speaking to the Telegraph, Freeman said "I think that might be for next Christmas. A Christmas special. That's what I understand."

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Sherlock Twitter Deluge Reveals Information On Special Plus New Series


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As promised, The BBC revealed details of Sherlock’s upcoming adventures at 2:21pm today (July 2). The Tweets hint at “the most shocking and surprising” series yet, much to the delight of the show’s dedicated fan base.

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The announcement kicked off with: "Miss me?" #Sherlock, the hit @BBCOne drama, will return for a Special, followed by a series of three new episodes. #221back,” which was followed up with: “After the briefest of exiles, #Sherlock will return to face one of his biggest mysteries yet... #221back”

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"Fargo" Showrunner Noah Hawley Talks Hard Work, Toil And The Creative Process


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Fargo viewers are split on last night’s finale – for some it was a disappointing ending to an otherwise great show, for others it cemented the series' place as "one of the year's best dramas."

While opinions on the first season settle, the writers have time to congratulate themselves on a job well done. Head writer Noah Hawley talked to Forbes, recalling the process of bringing the Cohen Brothers’ vision to the small screen. The transition required a lot of remodeling and the end result is a dark, quirky, and very witty series that plays as its own story, rather than a cheap knockoff of the 1996 film. First of all, Hawley says, the series is very much its own entity, with a completely different tone to the movie – a much darker one.

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Billy Bob Thornton had an excellent turn as the psychotic and frequently terrifying Lorne Malvo

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


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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 changed the name of the movie. It’s even been changed on IMDb so you know that they mean business.  It's pretty apt to change the movie’s title to include a reference to the titular action of the final installment. There and Back Again just seemed like too safe a title to bring to an end Peter Jackson’s 13 year bid to recreate the world of J.R.R. Tolkein.

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Unlike it’s previous title, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, gives a lot more away about what could potentially happen in the final film. For those who haven’t read the books it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that there will be a battle. Between five armies. Not a major spoiler, but certainly a lot more telling than There and Back Again.

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The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]


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New television series Fargo premiered last night on FX, giving American audiences a first taste of the adaptation of the Coen Brothers famed 1996 dark comedy. Starring Martin Freeman ('The Hobbit') and Billy Bob Thornton ('Armageddon'), the new show has been developed by Noah Hawley ('Bones') but has received the blessing of Joel and Ethan Coen, who are acting as executive producers.

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British Star Martin Freeman Adopts A Minnesotan Drawl For His 'Fargo' Character.

With plenty of black humour and often shockingly overblown violence, the show has been described by Hawley as more like ''a ten hour movie'', than a traditional series. Set in snowy Minnesota, Fargo is a furtherance of the '90s crime classic and has already been tipped by some as the next Breaking Bad in terms of its must-watch factor. Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh, Keith Carradine, Adam Goldberg, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele all take supporting roles in the show.

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Is FX's 'Fargo' TV Series The Next BIG Thing?


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The TV series adaptation of the Coen brothers Oscar-winning movie Fargo has received strong reviews ahead of its premiere on FX tonight. The show stars Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Larvo, who arrives in a Minnesota and immetely brings major changes to the lives of insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman), Officer Molly Solverson (Alison Tolman), the daughter of the former Chief (Keith Carradine) and singer father Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks).

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"A perfectly mixed cocktail equally parts menacing and suspenseful, washed down with surprising notes of hilarious satire and pulpy violence, FX's version of Fargo is most certainly not a pale imitation of the gruesome dark comedy," said the Daily Beast's Kevin Fallon.

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Video - Martin Freeman Spotted At The FX Networks Screening Of 'Fargo' - Part 1


'The Hobbit' star Martin Freeman is snapped arriving on the red carpet of FX Networks Upfront screening of their upcoming crime drama series 'Fargo' held at SVA Theater in New York. The series is written by Noah Hawley and is based on the Coen brothers' 1996 film of the same name.

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Which Of These Movies Will Be The Biggest Of 2014?


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The Lego Movie is sitting firmly atop the highest grossing movies of 2014 list, having raked in over $410 million. The animated film has been a huge hit with cinema goers and critics, although we’re not even half way through the year yet, there’s still time for it be knocked off the top spot.

The Lego Movie The Lego Movie is currently the highest grossing movie of 2014

It looks as though Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which has only been on the big screen for a couple of weeks, could easily come along and steal its crown. It’s already taken over $308 million at the box office, which sounds impressive but still leaves it at the number three spot, $16 million behind 300: Rise of an Empire. There’s still time, Captain America.

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Three Major Predictions For 'The Hobbit There And Back Again'


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We’re two films, five hours and one cliffhanger into The Hobbit film series and final installment, There And Back Again, is due out in December. This means we’re in for about eight months of speculation. The trailer isn’t even out yet, but looking back on the source material, there are a few predictions to be made about the final film. We'd put a spoiler warning here, but you know...the book has been out for almost 90 years, just saying.

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This one might be less about Bilbo and more about... well, everyone else.

3. The Battle of the Five Armies. At this point in the franchise, we are yet to see Thorin get consumed by greed, which is one of the main plot points in The Hobbit. At one point, the King Under the Mountain should hole up with his gold and refuse to pay any compensation to the people of Laketown (who at this point are about to have their town torched by Smaug) or to the Wood Elves. The two armies are on their way to lay siege to the mountain, when they discover that there is an orc and warg army on the way too. Basically the culmination of the entire series.

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Svengali Review


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There's enough charming energy in this loose London music scene comedy to keep us entertained, but the plot drives us round the bend by refusing to go anywhere. Yes, this is one of those achingly British films that pulls the rug out from under its characters (and indeed its audience) every time they're threatened with even a moment of happiness.

Our hero is Dixie (Jonny Owen), who leaves rural Wales when he discovers a band on YouTube that he thinks he can manage into stardom. In London, he discovers that the Premature Congratulations (Michael Sosha, Dylan Edwards, Joel Fry and Curtis Thomson) are four hapless young men who make great music but have barely a whiff of common sense between them. So his efforts to promote them are more difficult than expected, especially since his record-exec childhood friend Horsey (Roger Evans) won't give him the time of day. Then just as Dixie's girlfriend Shell (Vicky McClure) gets fed up with his debt-incurring ways, The Prems suddenly become the hottest unsigned band in London.

Not that Dixie is capable of getting them signed to one of the labels clamouring for them. No, this is one of those movies in which everything goes wrong on cue. Not only does success remain tantalisingly out of reach, but Dixie also has problems with a loan shark (Michael Smiley) and a surly record-shop boss (Martin Freeman). And his father is dying too. These are far too many obstacles for a scruffy little movie, and not one of them feels either relevant or necessary. It's merely Owen the screenwriter torturing Owen the actor. He may be relentlessly charming on-screen, but it's all so contrived that we know it's pointless to care about anything.

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Is 'Svengali' Really The Funniest British Film In Years?


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'Svengali' pulls together some of the most popular British actors and comedians for a film that satirises the music industry. At the centre of all this is Dixie, a postman from South Wales played by Jonny Owen who dreams of finding the next big band - until he does. What follows is a classic fish-out-of-water underdog story that sees our Dixie navigate the notoriously fickle music industry.

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Vicky McClure and Jonny Owens star in 'Svengali'

The film also stars Vicky McClure, otherwise known as the queen of independent British cinema. Having made her name in ‘This is England’ and the subsequent spin-offs, she is arguably the headline cast member in a long list of home-grown heroes. 

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Svengali Trailer


Dixie is a Welsh postman who has arrived in London to follow his dreams of becoming the next big music mogul. After months of watching YouTube videos, he comes across The Premature Congratulations - a band that he thinks could make it big. Teaming up with his partner Michelle, he searches for the band and offers to be their manager. They're initially nonchalant about the situation, but they start to grow in confidence as Dixie lands them more and more gigs. However, they also start lacking in appreciation for poor Dixie, who is struggling to pay his rent on very little income and is facing difficult times ahead if he wants to communicate with the major powers of the UK music industry. With The Prems slowly slipping from his grasp and Michelle becoming increasingly more frustrated with him, Dixie is forced to think carefully about his future both privately and professionally.

This musical comedy is about the struggles of the backbone of any music industry - the managers. It was written by and stars Jonny Owen in his screenwriting debut, and was directed by John Hardwick ('33X Around the Sun'). 'Svengali' is due for release in cinemas on March 21st 2014 and on DVD and Blu-ray on April 7th.

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'Fargo' TV Series Will Reach Your Eyes, And Ears, Via Channel 4


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Channel 4 is the lucky winner of 'Fargo', the new TV series based on The Coen Brothers’ famous film. We say lucky because loads of people are going to watch it, but there’s also scant regard for the way airing rights are actually distributed mixed in there, too. The series premieres in the U.S. on FX in April, and will air shortly after on Channel 4 in the U.K.

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Channel 4's chief creative officer Jay Hunt said: "Fargo is a perfect Channel 4 show – a dark comedy, beautifully directed with a stunning cast. We are excited to be bringing it to a British audience."

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If Benedict Cumberbatch Dies, Sherlock Dies, Says Mark Gatiss


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'Sherlock' creator and showrunner Mark Gatiss didn’t spare the dramatics when talking about Benedict Cumberbatch’s importance to the show. When underlining the integral role his leading man plays, the words “under” and “bus” were uttered.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin FreemanBenedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are indespensible to Sherlock, says Gatiss

"If Benedict went under a bus tomorrow it would be the end of the show,” Gatiss announced to the Daily Mirror. "Benedict and Martin are our stars. We do three episodes a year and although people want more that's all we can do. They are so famous now it's difficult to get them."

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'Sherlock' Season 4 Could Begin As Early As Christmas 2014


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Sherlock’s season three finale aired in the US last night, but it seems fans may not have too long to wait until season four. UK newspaper The Sun has reported that Sherlock could have its season 4 premiere this Christmas. A source told the newspaper, “the BBC is desperate for a Sherlock Christmas Day special this year. It wants its biggest guns ready.”

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Fans will remember the agonising two year gap between the shows 2nd and 3rd season, but this time BBC bosses want to capitalise more quickly on the shows popularity. The third series was the UK’s most watched drama since 2001, with over 11 million viewers tuning in to the season finale. The success of the series has seen the career of stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman take off. However if Sherlock is to return at Christmas filming would most likely have to begin this March, leaving little time for the busy actors to clear their schedules. One good sign is that creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss did meet recently to discuss plans for future series.

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Don't Rule Out A 'Sherlock' Movie Just Yet, Says Steven Moffat


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In general, TV shows that are turned into movies never come close to emulating the same kind of success or that same edge that made the orignal creation such a joy to behold in the first place. When Sherlock, the BBC's hit modern update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective series, is concerned however, a movie version of the feature-length programme seems to make a lot of sense.

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Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have made a name for themselves in Hollywood since Sherlock's debut

With the show's stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman currently mentioned among the highest echelons of Hollywood actors, it seems less and less likely that a Sherlock film will ever come to fruition, however during a recent chat with Entertainment Weekly, series writer and creator Steven Moffat revealed that a Sherlock movie might not be completely out of the question yet. With a fourth and potentially a fifth season already under construction, Moffat and the rest of the Sherlock team still have plenty of ideas to work with, ideas that may make their way on to the big screen.

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Steven Moffat On Mega Sherlock Ratings: "It Isn't Supposed To Be Like This"


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Sherlock has been a barnstorming success, and it’s not often you get to hand that phrase out. It might not seem like a surprise to us schmucks, but the show’s writer and producer, Steven Moffat, can’t believe the BBC drama is bringing in the kind of numbers it is.

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Moffat says in a statement: "It isn't supposed to be like this. Sherlock began life as a surprise hit, and now in its third series, it's rating higher than ever." The third and final installment of the current series, His Last Vow, pulled in 8.8million viewers, which equated to 32.1% audience share.

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Sherlock "Perfect" Series Finale 'His Final Vow' Earns Mass Critical Praise


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Sherlock wrapped up in style as the final episode of the BBC detective drama aired last night and sent shockwaves of excitement throughout fans and critics. It's barely believable that after months of excruciating anticipation, the third and final episode of Steven Moffat's drama has come and gone.

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It's Unanimous: The 'Sherlock' Finale Was A Big Hit.

Though the show's 8.8 million viewer average represented a fall from the gradually decreasing levels of the previous two episodes, the drama still; managed to net a sizeable audience with enough glowing reviews to ensure plenty of additional iPlayer views.

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'Sherlock' Super Villain To Be Unmasked For Season Finale [Trailer]


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Sherlock returned earlier this month for its third season and did so it fantastic form, with the first two episodes gaining major plaudits from fans and critics alike. With the season finale due to air on Sunday, 12 January, there is already a lot to live up to, but the unmasking of a new villain should do the trick for fans of the show with even the highest of standards.

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Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman) have been on fine form again

Lars Mikkelsen briefly appeared as the villainous Charles Magnussen at the end of season three opener 'The Empty Hearse' and on Sunday's episode we will get to see him carry out his evil deeds in full, a prospect that Mikkelsen himself says will be worth the wait. Describing Sherlock's (Benedict Cumberbatch) newest foe as a "supreme" villain who "lives off preying on other people," Magnussen promises a wholly different kind of villain to Andrew Scott's Jim Moriarty.

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Sherlock Seasons 4 And 5 Feature Gatiss And Moffatt's 'Best Ideas Ever'


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Sunday sees the end of Sherlock series 3 – a three-part series comprising feature-length episodes, the second of which saw a remarkable change of pace for the show. And you can expect more of the pace changes, as the show’s creators, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have confirmed that seasons 4 and 5 are going ahead; and not only that, they feature some of pair’s best work yet.

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“Rather excitingly, Mark and I, for no particular reason, we just got out of the rain and sat at the top of the [Sherlock] production bus… and we just started plotting out what we could do in the future,” Moffat explained. “And we plotted out the whole of series four and five.” (Metro)

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer

Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and their company thirteen dwarves have managed to leave the Misty Mountains...

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