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    Watch: 'The Hobbit' Fan-Made Trailer Condenses the Series Into a Single Story

    Anyone dreading another epic trip to Middle Earth, fear not -- this handy summary speeds things up quite a bit.

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    Watch: Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson Star In 'Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made'

    Please secure your own oxygen mask before helping your halflings.

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    Peter Jackson Suggests Even Longer Cuts Of 'The Lord Of The Rings' Could Be Released

    Many many epochs past, before claiming its rightful status as the beloved Oscar-winning trilogy known the world over, "The Lord Of The Rings" was planned to be a single movie, directed by John Madden ("Shakespeare In Love," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"). Obviously, that didn't come to pass, and ...

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    Watch: Explore 136 Years Of Special Effects In 3-Minute Supercut

    Official announcement from The Internet ™: these videos of lots of special effects from across the ages are A Thing now. We had one from the Academy themselves and one that was heavy on the recent releases. And now comes a very even-handed one that, while including the genre-obligatory Epic Music, t...

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    Viggo Mortensen Throws Shade On Peter Jackson; Says ‘Lord Of The Rings’ & ‘Hobbit’ Films Sacrificed Subtlety To CGI

    If “The Lord Of the Rings” movies were universally beloved with Peter Jackson sweeping the Oscars for “Return Of The King” as a kind of “well done” overall achievement award, then his “Hobbit” films thus far have received possibly the opposite response (or at least a far more divisive one). Jackson’...

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    Watch: 3-Minute Supercut Retrospective Commemorating Best Picture Oscar Winners Of 2000s

    We're about enter the summer season of movies that will test the limits of CGI and spectacle, so perhaps it's a good time to take a moment to remember that there will be movies of substance beyond the explosions. They're the films we spend the last part of the year talking about their Oscar potentia...

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    Watch: Lost Footage From Ralph Bakshi's Animated 'Lord of the Rings'

    Footage from Ralph Bakshi's animated rendition of the "Lord of the Rings" (1978) has been recovered.

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    Watch: 4 Clips, TV Spot & New Pics From 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' & Everything Wrong With 'Fellowship Of The Ring'

    Running times don't really mean anything until they make their presence felt. Which is why even with Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street" clocking in just a shade under three hours making it his longest film, folks are more concerned about numbing their butts in December with "The Hobbit: The...

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    Jake Gyllenhaal Auditioned To Play Frodo In 'Lord Of The Rings' And It Was The Worst

    The road not taken is sometimes as fascinating as the one folks went down, and in the case of "The Lord of The Rings" movies, one could probably talk all day about the versions that never came to pass. As Peter Jackson's trilogy was gearing up back in the day, Elijah Wood was officially revealed as ...

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    25 Blockbuster Threequels: Did They Sink Or Save Their Franchises?

    A lot's been written over the years about sequels -- when they go right and bring us a welcome return to characters and themes we'd flocked to see the first time out and, more often, when they do not, and instead deliver diminishing returns in everything except box office terms. But what of the seco...

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