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The Hobbit

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    Elijah Wood on Acting as a Sadistic 'Maniac,' His Love of Horror and Finally Playing Characters His Own Age

    Elijah Wood is long way way from the Shire in "Maniac," out in select theaters and on VOD this Friday. In Franck Khalfoun's brutal remake of the cult '80s slasher of the same name, Wood plays the titular loon, a compulsive killer of young women who takes their scalps as trophies.

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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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    Viggo Mortensen Says He Turned Down 'The Hobbit,' Gearing Up Directorial Debut With 'The Horsecatcher'

    There are few actors around as discerning, interesting and talented as Viggo Mortensen. As he's gained success in career, he's become choosier about this roles, usually going for something that stirs his heart or brain (or both), rather than the obvious star vehicle or blockbuster franchise. But of ...

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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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    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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    'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey': What Worked & What Didn't

    For a long time, it seemed as though "The Hobbit" would never get made. Despite the multi-billion dollar success of Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" films, the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien's earlier novel were tangled up, and Jackson didn't even seem to be sure he wanted to go back to Middle Earth. E...

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    Watch: Dwarves Sing "Misty Mountain" In New Clip From 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

    Starting tomorrow night, audiences around the world will be taking a trip back to Middle Earth with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." It will be coming packed to the gills with 48fps, 3D, CGI, action, adventure, comedy, drama and....singing. Yep, the songs are back too, and before you t...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Age Of The Hobbits' That A Federal Judge Thinks You'll Mistake For 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

    Brands and franchises are lucrative properties, and considering how much they mean to the bottom line of a studio, it's no doubt they have teams of lawyers working around the clock to protect anything that might harm or impair the boatloads of money they'll make. And sometimes that zeal just...

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    Peter Jackson Explains How 'The Lord Of The Rings' Was Almost One Film Directed By John Madden & How Some Careful Lies Saved The Project In Four Weeks

    As you can likely tell, we've been in the presence of Peter Jackson a lot lately as the New Zealand director has spent plenty of time in New York of late. Last week, Drew Taylor spent time with Jackson and "The Hobbit" cast at 'The Unexpected Journey' press day -- Jackson defended the controversies ...

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    Peter Jackson Calls 48fps & 3D A "Gift To His Style Of Filmmaking," And Says Fran Walsh Directed The Best Scene In 'The Two Towers'

    The press tour for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” must be nearly as epic as the film itself. Earlier this week, we shared what we learned from Peter Jackson at the New York press conference for the film (and don't forget to read our review of the movie). Later that day, Jac...

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