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Tag Archives: The Lord of the Rings

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[...]

Peter Jackson returns with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Nine years after Peter Jackson put a wrap on The Lord of the Rings trilogy (LOTR), the acclaimed director returns to Middle-earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I should start by making everyone aware of what a geek I am for this world of wizards, elves, and dwarves: I[...]

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[...]

Peter Jackson posts fifth “Hobbit” production diary

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Can we pencil Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” into next year’s Oscar race? I know, I know. We’re getting way ahead of ourselves here. But the charge of nostalgic electricity that jolted through our systems last week when Jackson unveiled his first official trailer for “The Hobbit –[...]

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[...]

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[...]

“Hobbit” film names, release dates announced

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Hobbit” prequels to “The Lord of the Rings” series finally have names. Gossip Cop broke the news, rating the rumor a 10 on the “real vs. rumor” scale (the highest possible score). Reportedly, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected[...]

SPOILER ALERT: “Game of Thrones”: HBO’s newest hit show?

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER AHEAD Could “Game of Thrones”, the HBO adaptation of the hugely popular fantasy series be the network’s next hit show? The series premiered tonight, and found the twitterverse alive with early reactions to first glimpses at the screen rendition of the book. SPOILER[...]

Peter Jackson launches “Hobbit” video diary

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Now that Peter Jackson’s buckling down and settling in as the director of back-to-back “The Hobbit” productions – after a long, long wait – it appears he’s ready to give fans of Tolkien and the entire Shire something they really haven’t had before. Access. Sir Ian McKellen has been[...]

“Hobbit” adds “Conchords” star as elf

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Bret McKenzie, best known for his role in HBO comedy musical “Flight of the Conchords,” has been cast as an elf in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.” The project, currently filming in New Zealand, follows Bilbo Baggins’ (Martin Freeman) epic quest to reclaim the lost[...]
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