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‘Hobbit’ Star Martin Freeman Helps ‘Lord of the Rings’ Lighten Up: ‘I’m Quite a Whore… I Like Being Funny’

Todd Gilchrist | December 13, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Although they were a massive gamble at the time, the Lord of the Rings films have become synonymous with big-screen, epic storytelling. Their serious, sweeping take on fantasy filmmaking was something that was not simply commercially successful, but artistically credible, winning awards and legitimizing genre movies more than ever before.

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‘The Hobbit’: Prequel Offers Expected — and Excessive — Thrills in an Overstuffed First Film (MOVIE REVIEW)

Todd Gilchrist | December 4, 2012 - 12:00 am

Although three Lord of the Rings Extended Editions, a three-plus-hour King Kong remake and an interminable adaptation of The Lovely Bones certainly evidenced Peter Jackson’s problem with efficiency, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey achieves new heights of overlong-ness in the director’s expansive canon.

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