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    Watch: 'The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug' Is Skipping Comic-Con So Here's A New Video Blog To Tide You Over

    Peter Jackson's unveiling of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" didn't go so smoothly last year. The first look at his highly touted 48fps digital photography drew a very mixed response at CinemaCon, so no surprise that when he hit Comic-Con a few months later he kept both the advanced frame rate a...

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    WATCH: First Trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

    The first trailer for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has landed. The film, which is the second in the unfolding "Hobbit" trilogy, features Benedict Cumberbatch as the CG eponymous dragon villain, here making a brief, snarling appearance at the trailer's end. Evangeline Lilly i...

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    Watch: First Trailer For 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Has Arrived

    It seems so long ago when there was genuine excitement for "The Hobbit" franchise, with Peter Jackson taking the reins, and two movies promising to bring audiences back to Middle Earth. But then two got stretched to three, there was that whole 48 frames-per-second thing and then when "The Hobbit: An...

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    The Hobbit Gets Some Female Power with Evangeline Lilly

    The next installment in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy is already being anticipated and Entertainment Weekly got a sneak peek at a brand new female character played by Evangeline Lilly.

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    Watch: Peter Jackson Previews 'The Desolation of Smaug,' Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peek and New Characters

    Those who purchased the Blu-ray and DVD combo pack of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" received a special access code to watch Peter Jackson previewing the second installment in the franchise, "The Desolation of Smaug" (December 13). Six minutes of that preview have now been released online -- wa...

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    Watch: First Footage Of Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans & Evangeline Lily In 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug'

    In case you hadn't heard, diehard fans of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" received a treat last week with a behind-the-scenes look at the sequel, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." However, you could only participate in the Peter Jackson-led Q&A if you had purchased the 'Unexpected Journey' ...

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    New Reviews of DVDs/Blu-Rays

    You won't get any major Oscar winners in this week's batch of new DVDs, but that doesn't mean these new releases are light on acclaim. On the contrary, two of the year's best reviewed films arrive this week alongside the latest installment in a beloved franchise, making for a strong and broadly-appe...

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    SNL's Preview of The Next 18 Hobbit Movies (Video)

    Some people (and I‘ll never be one of them) can’t get enough of Perter Jackson’s Hobbit movies. SNL offers a preview of how Jackson plans to take advantage of that – split the next Hobbit installments into 18 different films: in one, Frodo forgets something back at the s...

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    Christopher Tolkien Trashes Peter Jackson's 'Lord Of The Rings,' Says Films Lack "Beauty And Seriousness" Of The Books

    The Tokien Estate hasn't been too fond of Peter Jackson's "Lord Of The Rings" films. They've been ever wary of the multiplex spectacle approach to the source material, at one time suing New Line over royalties, but they've also generally stayed out of the media spotlight, p...

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    Pre-Holiday Box Office: 'Jack Reacher' Best of So-So New Openers

    Warning signs for this year's year-end box office prospects appeared in Friday's numbers. Even though pre-Christmas Friday was two days earlier this year (generally the closer the day is to the holiday, the fewer people are going to movies), the take for the Top Ten was only $28 million yesterday, c...

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