Tag Archives: The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

Could “The Martian” be this year’s blockbuster Hollywood Best Picture nominee?

I’ve written a fair amount about The Martian already this year, and still have more planned in advance of its release next week, but having seen the film now, I have more to say. First of all, it’s a terrific movie, one of my favorites of 2015 so far, and[...]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens with an expected (and record) $84 million

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (review/teaser/trailer) basically opened like a Lord of the Rings film, give or take various variables. Its $84.7 million estimated debut clobbered the December record, which is the $77 million earned by Avatar ($77 million, $80 million adjusted for inflation) and I Am Legend ($77.2[...]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The three films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his[...]

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part II trailer with The Hunger Games

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Yes, as expected by everyone and their cat, Lionsgate will indeed unleash the first trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part II two weeks from tomorrow, attached exclusively to prints of The Hunger Games. It’s an obvious move, using one massively popular franchise to prop[...]

Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter influence a decade of blockbusters

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: This is the final entry in a handful of essays that will be dealing with the various trends that were kicked off during the 2001 calendar year, and how they still resonate today. Yesterday (the 19th) marked the tenth anniversary of the US theatrical release of The Lord[...]

Fox says it will push “Apes” star Andy Serkis for Oscar – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: There was a debate raging behind the scenes at the Southeastern Film Critics Association (of which I’m a member) as to whether Andy Serkis can and should be considered in the group’s Best Supporting Actor category this year for his work on Rupert Wyatt’s surprising summer blockbuster[...]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II is the top grosser of 2011

HollywoodNews.com: As of yesterday, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II is the highest-grossing film of 2011, both worldwide and domestically. On the domestic front, it surpass Transformers: Dark of the Moon and now sits at $344 million in just over a month of national release. On[...]

Peter Jackson posts the latest “Hobbit” video

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson has posted a new production video for “The Hobbit” on his Facebook page, which has become THE source for “Hobbit” information as the “Lord of the Rings” director puts together a pair of fantasy epics. You can access the video here. We’re also posting it[...]

“Pirates of the Caribbean” 4 surpasses $1B, becomes 7th highest grossing film ever

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: In the six weeks since its May 20th release, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” has grossed more than $1 billion, confirmed Disney. That makes it the seventh highest grossing film in movie history, according to Box Office Mojo reports. In fact, there[...]

Liv Tyler updates her “Hobbit” involvement

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: With so many original “Lord of the Rings” cast members returning to the fold for Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” – from Sir Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom to Elijah Wood and the lovely Cate Blanchett – some might be wondering what happened to Liv Tyler … especially with[...]
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