Posts tagged "Martin Freeman"

12 Days of Celebmas: 11 Pipers Piping

On the 11th day of the 12 Days of Celebmas, Celebuzz gave to thee: 11 Pipers-Piping! Plenty of celebrities are known for smoking cigarettes and taking smoke breaks for all the photogs to see, but what about tobacco pipes? While that method of smoking may seem ancient and out of touch, it is still very…

By: Samantha Benitz / December 24, 2014

Watch: Martin Freeman Brings the Laughs to Middle-Earth and ‘The Office’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Martin Freeman had the pleasure of hosting Saturday Night Live's last show of the year and, if you enjoy awkward, sexually driven English humor, you're in the right place for quite a few LOL's.

By: Jason Marshall / December 14, 2014

James Franco, Martin Freeman and Amy Adams to Close 2014 as ‘SNL’ Hosts

With December just around the corner — and Cameron Diaz doing final preparations for this weekend — NBC has just announced the next three hosts and musical guests for Saturday Night Live. James Franco will take to the stage for a third time on Dec. 6 when we’ve all had a few days to recover…

By: Peggy Truong / November 20, 2014

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Trailer: Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom Prepare for War

All good things must come to an end. Like with The Lord of the Rings series in 2003, The Hobbit film trilogy has come to an end. On Thursday, Warner Bros. has released the trailer for the last installment of the Peter Jackson-helmed franchise. Dubbed The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the final chapter…

By: Gabrielle Chung / November 6, 2014

The First Trailer for the Final ‘Hobbit’ Movie Is Finally Here

Thirteen years we've been at this and here it is: the first trailer for the final The Hobbit film, itself a prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will likely be our last dive into Peter Jackson's Middle Earth, unless he decides to adapt The Silmarillion,…

By: Robert Kessler / July 28, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch Will Get to Wear His ‘Sherlock’ Hat For Another Season

Everybody’s favorite detective will return — next year. Some six months after Sherlock wrapped its third series, the BBC has announced plans to make a fourth series, along with a special.

By: Peggy Truong / July 2, 2014

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ is a Major Improvement on the First Hobbit Film

A follow-up to last year's underwhelming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug feels like a return to form for the man who made his name directing the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Fans of the original will definitely be satiated by this second of three Hobbit films, which are…

By: Robert Kessler / December 12, 2013

‘Jack Reacher’ vs. ‘The Hobbit': Box Office Battle (POLL)

With The Hobbit sitting comfortably in the number one slot this weekend, four films are poised to compete for the box-office bucks necessary to knock it from the throne. All of which makes it unlikely that Gandalf and his crew won’t still be king of the Misty Mountain next weekend, too. But if any the…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 20, 2012

‘Hobbit’ Effects Guru Joe Letteri Says Peter Jackson’s Prequel Changed Filmmaking: ‘There Are Breakthroughs in Every Area’ (VIDEO)

Ever since Peter Jackson first announced that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey would be shot in 3D with cameras recording at a speed of 48 frames a second, pundits have analyzed how much his film might impact Hollywood as a whole. But Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri, who previously worked on groundbreaking films from Star

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 14, 2012

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

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. In The Hobbit: An Unexpected

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 13, 2012

‘Hobbit’ Stars Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis Talk Piercings, Drinking, and Socializing On-Set (VIDEO)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey premiered last night in New York City, but the film was certainly not the only interesting story told at the event. Jokesters Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis made their rounds on the red carpet at the Ziegfeld Theater to promote their new flick, and they didn’t hold back about their…

By: Rachel Levy / December 7, 2012

‘The Hobbit’ VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri Defends High Frame Rate Filmmaking: ‘You Now See Any Motion More Clearly’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

As reviews for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey poured in on Monday, a generally positive reaction to the story was almost invariably paired with a decidedly more mixed one about the technology used to tell it: HFS (high frame rates), which director Peter Jackson used to photograph the film in 3D. Among the criticisms of…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 5, 2012

‘The Hobbit': How Much Do Critics Like the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Prequel?

Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth and to his homeland of New Zealand – a country that appears one parliamentary vote away from calling itself TolkienLand – for the often exciting, if equally silly, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The first in a three-film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s precursor to Lord of the

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 4, 2012

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

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. Mind you, I’m a fan of almost all of his films –…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 4, 2012

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey': First TV Spot Begins Bilbo’s Adventure (VIDEO)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is almost here — but first, the highly-anticipated film's TV spot is coming to small screens. Between sweeping shots of the fantastical Middle-earth and action-packed fight sequences, the 30-second spot introduces J.R.R. Tolkien's literary tale of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), a once-solitary hobbit who is reluctantly swept into an epic…

By: Cory Lopez / October 24, 2012

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey': New Stills With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman Evoke ‘The Lord of the Rings’ (PHOTOS)

Attention, Hobbit fans: Just in case you weren't already counting down the days until The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which opens December 14, new stills from the movie have surfaced, and all the warm and fuzzy memories of The Lord of the Rings are coming back. In the new snaps (posted at Brazilian site Cine Marcado) from the first installment…

By: Gary Susman / October 17, 2012

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Trailer Offers Recognizable, Epic Thrills (VIDEO)

If you were worried that director Peter Jackson had abandoned the moviemaking magic that elevated his Lord of the Rings adaptations to epic art in favor of oversized apes and afterlife odysseys, fret not. His forthcoming trilogy, The Hobbit – or at least the first installment, An Unexpected Journey – appears to have all of…

By: Todd Gilchrist / September 19, 2012