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    'The Hobbit' Review: Bilbo Lives! Everyone Else, Not So Much.

    I have never been a Lord of the Rings fanatic, so take that into account, but The Hobbit made me miss Voldemort. I spent a fair amount of time during Peter Jackson’s latest installment in his Tolkien franchise comparing it to the Harry Potter movies, thinking how savvy J.K. Rowling’...

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    Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit': Review and Reaction Roundup UPDATED

    Finally, the last films of the year are being screened, just in time for early critics voting. While early reactions to this weekend's "Django Unchained" were upbeat, reviews so far are mixed on Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Reactions came in from both the New Zealand premiere...

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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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    '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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    Watch: New 'West of Memphis' Trailer Exposes Injustice in West Memphis Three Case (VIDEO)

    Sony Classics has released a new trailer for Academy Award nominated director Amy Berg's documentary "West of Memphis," opening in select theaters on December 25, 2012.

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    It's True: Peter Jackson Will Turn 'The Hobbit' Into a Trilogy (COMIC-CON VIDEO)

    At a press conference backstage at Comic-Con, Peter Jackson revealed that he wants not only to get permission for a few weeks of reshoots next year for what could be two long "Hobbit" films--supplemented with darker material from JRR Tolkien's appendices-- but they could wind up as three. UPDATE: No...

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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: Even Without Fox, 'Dark Knight,' or 'Star Trek,' Plenty to See, from Burton and Jackson to 'Game of Thrones'

    Comic-Con is so noisy and logistically energy-draining--they're expecting 130,000 attendees this year-- that it's tempting to just watch the Hall H panel videos from afar. Isn't the "Twilight" series over already? (Actually, no, and the sad death of a fan who was struck by a ca...

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    'The Hobbit' Wraps Production in New Zealand, Peter Jackson Looks to Comic-Con

    That's a wrap! Peter Jackson announces (via Facebook) that shooting of "The Hobbit" has concluded while giving a shout out to Comic-Con...

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    Watch: Prosthethics, Swordmasters and Body Doubles in Peter Jackson's Seventh 'Hobbit' Video Blog

    Check out Peter Jackson's seventh of eight "Hobbit" video blogs, which cheerfully takes us on a tour of all things Stone Street Studios. Prosthetic bulbous noses, tumultuous indoor rivers and miniature set models are just the beginning of this 14-minute video. Watch below.

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