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    First 'Hobbit' Review Praises High Frame Rate

    The New York Daily News has the first U.S. review of Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" prequel.

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    Peter Jackson Debuts 9th 'Hobbit' Video Blog with Sleep Deprived VFX Crew Rushing Toward Completion

    Check out the latest "Hobbit" vlog by Peter Jackson, the ninth in a series chronicling the film's long road to completion.

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    Weekend Recap: First Looks, Reviews, The Painter Behind 'Life of Pi,' Latest Moves from Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristen Stewart, and Richard Gere

    This first look at Richard Ayoade's "The Double" shows Jesse Eisenberg and Noah Taylor in period costume for this adaptation of Dostoevsky's novella about a minor government clerk who becomes aware of a doppelganger, who begins to displace him among his friends and acquaintances. Mia Wasikowska and ...

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    Watch: New 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Video Blog & Air New Zealand's Hobbit Plane

    It's hard to believe, given the ups and down the film has faced, but the world premiere of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is four days away. In just 96 hours the word on Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth will be heard around the world, but there is still work to be done.

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    'West of Memphis' Director Amy Berg Talks New Evidence in Arkansas Case UPDATE: New Trailer

    "It's a living, breathing thing," says director Amy Berg of The Sony Pictures Classics film "West of Memphis" (December 25), backed by producer-financeers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, which revisits the 18-year imprisonment of the innocent “West Memphis 3”: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie M...

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    'Hobbit' to Play in 48 FPS on 450 Screens--For Starters

    Finally, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" will screen in its original 48 FPS version in only about 450 of its approximate 4,000 release locations on December 14. That was not the original plan. Warner Bros. distribution president Dan Fellman tells TOH! that the majority of the hig...

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    "Something Moves In The Shadows": 7 New 'Hobbit' Images, A New TV Spot & Where To See It In 48 fps

    Tolkien keeners take note: as of November 7 (this Wednesday), hard-core moviegoers will be able to purchase advance tickets for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," online and in theaters across North America, at 12:00pm Eastern Time. As such, Warner Bros. have released seven new phot...

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    New Zealand Really Likes 'The Hobbit': Peter Jackson Cameos In Air New Zealand Safety Vid & Gollum Gets Airport Sculpture

    Holy Middle Earth! It's safe to say that New Zealand and Peter Jackson are in the midst of love affair, with the director bringing shine and interest to the country thanks to shooting his "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy in the country, utilizing their pristine natural settings. And while t...

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    Jackson Reveals 'Hobbit''s Running Time -- 'Our Shortest Middle-Earth Yet' (But Still Epic)

    Empire magazine's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" edition (on newstands October 25, with five collectors' covers) arrives with some juicy new details for fans of Peter Jackson's ongoing Tolkien franchise, including the film's running time.

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    'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Will Run About 2 Hours 40 Mins. Plus New TV Spot & Denny's Hobbit Menu Items

    As one of our team wrote yesterday about "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey": "I for one will be happy to pull up some popcorn and sit down for 2 ½ (and hopefully not more) hours with moderately tempered expectations and enjoy what I can." It looks like he might want to pu...

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