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    Andy Serkis Takes Over Director's Chair Of 'The Jungle Book'

    Well, we didn’t see this coming. Despite Ron Howard being courted last month—against our wishes—to helm a live-action take on “The Jungle Book” for Warner Bros. after Alejandro González Iñárritu walked away from the project, the “Rush” director will not be behind the camera on the presumed-franchise...

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    'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' EXCLUSIVE SECRETS REVEALED: Matt Reeves Gives Comic-Con Preview

    I get on the phone with Reeves a few days ahead of his ritual trek to San Diego for Fox's Saturday Hall H panel at Comic-Con. Although Reeves has been shooting "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in Louisiana and Vancouver since March, with only a few more weeks to go, he won't have much to show, he sa...

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    First Look At 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' & Paul Giamatti In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

    Such is movie marketing these days that it begins even before cameras roll, with studios and filmmakers teasing everything from casting decisions to location photos to fan the flames of excitement early. For two big tentpole sequels coming in 2014, they are following that playbook in the hopes of a ...

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    Does 'The Hobbit' Deserve A VFX Oscar? 3 Featurettes Make The Case

    While Peter Jackson’s final film in his epic “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy was showered with Oscars, that won’t be the case for the first installment of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." The film picked up just three Oscar nominations, putting it in the running for Makeup and Hairstyling (which...

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    Colbert's Hobbit Week Maps New York As Middle Earth

    I may not be a big Hobbit fan (review here) but I do love The Colbert Report, which is now in the middle of Hobbit week. Tolkien-obsessed Stephen Colbert visited the film's set in New Zealand and famously won a Hobbit trivia contest, beating out one of its screenwriter’s, Philippa Boy...

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    Review: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Rallies From A Goofy Opening To Become Another Thrilling, If Familiar, Action-Adventure Epic

    At almost three hours, Peter Jackson’s fourth foray into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is initially worrisome and typically self-indulgent. An extremely jarring 48 fps look -- which looks like an odd "Masterpiece Theater" in HD -- is unsettling, and the opening is ...

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    Andy Serkis Will Make His Directorial Debut With Motion-Capture Adaptation Of 'Animal Farm'

    "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." Actor turned filmmaker Andy Serkis, best known for playing the motion-capture being that brought the creature Gollum to life (and voicing the character as well) in "The Lord Of The Rings" films, has b...

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    New Pics Of Andy Serkis & Martin Freeman In Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

    While the decision is yet to come down on whether or Warner Bros. and Peter Jackson will embark on additional shooting to create "The Hobbit: Cashing In" aka a third movie in the upcoming series of the films (we hope the director reads our open letter), they haven't kept their eyes off...

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    Studios Go Gigantor at Comic-Con: 'Pacific Rim,' 'Godzilla,' 'Man of Steel,' 'The Hobbit'

    The studios have boxed themselves into a corner. Because you can't just keep piling money into VFX to lure audiences to theaters, as their current (failing) tentpole strategy attests. And digital 3-D isn't exactly an event anymore--both "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Ice Age 4" saw lackluster 3-D per...

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    Comic-Con '12: Peter Jackson's Cameo, The Role Of Women, Extended Cuts & More From 'The Hobbit' Presentation

    To say the Comic-Con crowd is a little excited about the long-awaited release of the first “The Hobbit” movie this holiday season would be the understatement of the century. Saturday morning’s Hall H line was quite possibly the longest in the convention’s history, which could be attributed partially...

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