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On Wednesday, the “Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made” was finally unveiled and boy, is it epic.
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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,… More »
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 –… More »
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… More »
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.
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,… More »
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.
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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… More »
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.
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 »
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,… More »
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.
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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 »
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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That sound you hear belongs to legions of Tolken fans snapping on their fanny packs as they rise up to see The Hobbit.
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 »
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… More »
We are six months out until the release of J.J. Abrams’ Star 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… More »