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Watch: Air New Zealand’s ‘Hobbit’ Themed Safety Video is Truly Epic

Peggy Truong | October 23, 2014 - 3:11 pm

It was only a matter of time before Air New Zealand decided bring back Middle Earth into its air safety videos. (Watch part one and part two for a refresher).

On Wednesday, the “Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made” was finally unveiled and boy, is it epic.

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NEW PICS: Taylor Swift More Than Likely Bought Peter Jackson’s $20 Million Tribeca Penthouses

Andrea Simpson | March 27, 2014 - 9:00 am

We all know that after taking home seven Grammys, six Country Music Awards, and 15 American Music Awards, Taylor Swift is swimming in the music moola.

And with mansions already in Nashville, Rhode Island, and Beverly Hills, the 24-year-old’s obviously going to need more statue space, so why not spend $20 million on… More »

Emma Watson Rumbles With Rumplestiltskin? (PHOTOS)

Todd Gilchrist | January 24, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is being released this weekend, transforming the classic fairy tale into action-packed adventure. The film follows in the footsteps of such projects as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which found America’s 14th president battling bloodsuckers — and not the ones in Congress! — and falls in line with a spate of… More »

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

Todd Gilchrist | December 20, 2012 - 2:30 pm

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… More »

‘The Hobbit’ Breaks Records With $84.7M Weekend Opening

Peggy Truong | December 16, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Looks like a lot of moviegoers traveled back to Middle Earth this weekend.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey enjoyed a strong opening weekend at the box office, topping all other movies with more than $84.7 million in domestic ticket sales, Deadline reports.

The Peter Jackson picture also grossed some $75 million… More »

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

Todd Gilchrist | December 14, 2012 - 7:30 pm

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… More »

‘The Hobbit’ Is Changing the Way You Watch Movies, So How Should You See Peter Jackson’s Prequel?

Gary Susman | December 14, 2012 - 11:00 am

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey may be set in a mythical ancient past, but the new movie presents viewers with a 21st-century, cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technological dilemma.

If you’re planning to see the fantasy epic when it opens on Dec. 14, you may be faced with as many as six different 2D and 3D… More »

‘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’: 7 Things You Need to Know About Peter Jackson’s ‘Rings’ Prequel (PHOTOS)

Phil Pirrello | December 13, 2012 - 7:00 pm

That sound you hear belongs to legions of Tolken fans snapping on their fanny packs as they rise up to see The Hobbit.

December 14 marks director Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth for the first time since 2003’s Return of the King. To celebrate one of the year’s biggest releases, Celebuzz offers… More »

‘The Hobbit’ vs. ‘Skyfall’: Box Office Battle (POLL)

Phil Pirrello | December 13, 2012 - 4:00 pm

This weekend, the box office is in for a massive shake-up as The Hobbit challenges James Bond for the No. 1 spot.

Peter Jackson’s much-anticipated return to Middle Earth is the sole new release this weekend, and its expected to rake in tons of hard-earned allowance money.

Holdovers like Skyfall and Twilight: Breaking Dawn –More »

Mark Wahlberg to Produce Hacker Movie; Emily Blunt Up for Role in Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’

Phil Pirrello | December 13, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Apparently “hacking” is still a thing Hollywood wants to make movies about. Mark Wahlberg is set to produce a movie about computer hacking for Universal, with a script from writer Jonathan Herman. The yet-untitled film “centers on an anonymous, ruthless, highly-skilled hacker who targets the student body of a large suburban high school.” More »

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

Todd Gilchrist | December 5, 2012 - 3:30 pm

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… More »

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