Posts tagged "The Hobbit"

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

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

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.

By: Peggy Truong / October 23, 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

‘Man Of Steel’ Tops The Box Office In Today’s ‘One Minute Movie Buzz’

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's apparently Man of Steel taking over the box office. The new Superman movie starring Henry Cavill soared to the No. 1 this weekend, bringing in a massive $116 million. But who managed to come in second and -- more surprisingly -- which esteemed director's new

By: Tom Freestone / June 17, 2013

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Trailer: Orlando Bloom Is Back (And Still Kicking Ass)

Ladies, prepare to get your swoon on all over again. Warner Bros. has released the new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Tuesday afternoon and fans of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel (or Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film franchise) can expect to see a familiar face. Case in point: Orlando Bloom reprising his role of…

By: Gabrielle Chung / June 11, 2013

Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks in Five Clicks (PHOTOS)

As the holiday season – and the year as a whole -- reaches its final hurrah with New Year’s, theaters are bustling with new, highly-anticipated movie releases. From late-breaking blockbusters to Oscar bait to sleeper hits, there’s plenty to choose from. And Five Flicks in Five Clicks is Celebuzz’ way of whittling down those choice…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 28, 2012

Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks in Five Clicks (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Between tentpole blockbusters, limited releases and film festivals, hundreds of movies are released every year, often a dozen at a time. Friday almost invariably unleashes a whole new set of choices on moviegoers, who not only have to choose from these options, but remember what all of them are, while deflecting critical acclaim, marketing muscle…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 21, 2012

‘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

Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Craig, George Clooney: Hunks Who Got Their Start in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films (PHOTOS)

Of all the harsh realities made clear by the gender gap, perhaps the truest is that – as of this Friday – girlfriends everywhere will be dragged reluctantly to see The Hobbit. This time, however, Peter Jackson’s journey through Middle Earth has been stripped of its eye-candy, swapping Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen for a…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 17, 2012

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

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 internationally, bringing its worldwide…

By: Peggy Truong / December 16, 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

‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Wreck-It Ralph': Five Flicks in Five Clicks (PHOTOS)

Between tentpole blockbusters, limited releases and film festivals, hundreds of movies are released every year, often a dozen at a time. Friday almost invariably unleashes a whole new set of choices on moviegoers, who not only have to choose from these options, but remember what all of them are, while deflecting critical acclaim, marketing muscle,…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 14, 2012

Flashback Friday: ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ (VIDEO)

From X-Men to Star Wars, Spiderman to Batman and Twilight to Bourne, the multimillion dollar empire that is epic movie trilogies seldom disappoints. As the newest saga to storm the nation, The Hobbit, is expected to do just the same. And it won’t tread lightly.

By: Alexa Kravitz / December 14, 2012

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

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 formats to…

By: Gary Susman / 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

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

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 a quick…

By: Phil Pirrello / December 13, 2012

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

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 -- Part 2, which have…

By: Phil Pirrello / December 13, 2012

‘Man of Steel’ Effects Guru Joe Letteri Says His Superman Owes ‘Nothing’ to Previous Films (VIDEO)

After Superman Returns was released in 2006 to mixed acclaim and modest box office success, even hardcore fans worried they might never see another film following the superhero’s adventures. But Zack Snyder is set to reboot the character yet again in 2013’s Man of Steel, which Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri says devoted little time…

By: Todd Gilchrist / December 12, 2012

Who’s Who in ‘Trek 2′: J.J. Abrams Shines a Light on ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Secrets

We are six months out until the release of J.J. AbramsStar Trek Into Darkness, and we still don't know exactly who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing. (Is it Khan? Gary Mitchell?) But thanks to a recent press event for the film at Bad Robot, we do know which fan-favorite character Alice Eve plays in the top-secret sequel -- As well as a…

By: Phil Pirrello / December 10, 2012
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