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Billy Boyd to sing the end credits song for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

1 hour ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Billy Boyd and company were responsible for producing one of the most suspense filled and dramatic moments in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy.  Pippin’s heartful rendition of ‘The Edge of Night’ is one of my favourite moments and one of the best original songs to come out of the series. With that in mind it is no surprise young Peregrin Took has been invited back to test his vocal chords once again.

A recent announcement suggests that Lord of the Ring’s Pippin – a.k.a. Billy Boyd – will be taking on the challenge of singing the final Hobbit credits song. Considering previous Hobbit original songs have not quite lived up to the reputation of Oscar-winning Lotr songs like Annie Lennox’s ‘Into the West’, Boyd has the chance to make a real mark and round off the latest trilogy in award-winning style.

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- Alfie Nobes

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Oscars predictions: How stupid are 'Experts'?

17 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

When you look over our Experts' Oscar predictions at this point on the calendar – more than three months before nominations will be announced – I know what you're thinking: "Those pompous pundits can't possibly know what they're talking about. Most of these films haven't even opened in theaters yet!" -Break- Ok, calm down! Let's look back at our Oscar predictions exactly one year ago today and see how we fared. See chart below. Out of the 34 nominees in the top 6 races, we correctly predicted more than two-thirds: 22 (67%). We picked three winners: Best Picture ("12 Years a Slave"), Best Actress (Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine") and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyongo, "Twelve Years a Slave"). Best Picture: There turned out to be 9 nominees instead of 10. We really should be able to take credit for getting "Nebraska" right since we had it in our top 10, but we won't quibb...' »

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Oscars predictions flashback: One year ago today - How wrong were we?

17 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

When you look over our Experts' Oscar predictions at this point on the calendar – more than three months before nominations will be announced – I know what you're thinking: "Those pompous pundits can't possibly know what they're talking about. Most of these films haven't even opened in theaters yet!" -Break- Ok, calm down! Let's look back at our Oscar predictions exactly one year ago today and see how we fared. See chart below. Out of the 34 nominees in the top 6 races, we correctly predicted more than two-thirds: 22 (67%). We picked three winners: Best Picture ("12 Years a Slave"), Best Actress (Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine") and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyongo, "Twelve Years a Slave"). Best Picture: There turned out to be 9 nominees instead of 10. We really should be able to take credit for getting "Nebraska" right since we had it in our top 10, but we won't quibb...' »

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Evan Rachel Wood: My Vanity Fair Cover Shoot Made Me Feel "Like Meat"

22 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Evan Rachel Wood did not enjoy her first experience shooting a Vanity Fair cover.  After one of her Twitter followers posted a throwback pic of Wood from the magazine's 2003 cover, the True Blood actress responded with a series of tweets criticizing the issue's shoot. "I was almost in tears after this shoot," wrote Wood, who was 15 when she posed for the magazine's "Young Hollywood" issue. The actress explained that she didn't feel comfortable in the dress that was chosen for her but was told there wasn't time to tailor it. Read more Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch Make

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Joel Edgerton Talks Thriller ‘Felony,’ ‘Exodus,’ Trials of Shooting ‘Jane Got a Gun’

18 October 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If Joel Edgerton has one piece of advice to aspiring actors, it’s this: always be sure to check your inbox.

“I found an email the other day from my old agent in London, that I’d just sort of discarded because I was too busy at the time,” Edgerton recalls on a recent afternoon in New York, looking a tad professorial in full-rimmed glasses and beard. “It was this screenplay for a film by a first-time filmmaker that, if I was interested, I should consider auditioning for.” As it turned out, the filmmaker was Steve McQueen and the movie was “Hunger.”

Well, you win some and you lose some in this business, and lately Edgerton has been chalking up the wins. After back-to-back breakout performances in the Oscar-nominated “Animal Kingdom” (2010) and “Warrior” (2011), the 40-year-old Australian actor and screenwriter has been working nonstop in Hollywood, from his Navy Seal commander »

- Scott Foundas

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Robert Redford set to join Pete’s Dragon remake

18 October 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney have been hard at work rebooting and remaking some of their classic movies recently and next on the list is Pete’s Dragon. According to THR Robert Redford is in early talks to join the fray as a local who ‘tells tall tales involving dragons that no-one believes’. The remake of the 1977 classic will be directed by David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) with Oakes Fegley (This Is Where I Leave You) playing Pete.

The original movie told the story of Pete, a young boy who flees his abusive adoptive parents with his best friend Elliot the dragon. Apparently the remake will stay true to the original but change some small plot details to make it a modern tale. The location will change from a fishing village to a threatened forest where the dragon resides. Redford in his narrator’s role will likely play a logger who also lives in the forest. »

- Gavin Logan

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Inside the Life and Work of Actress Misty Upham

17 October 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The mysterious disappearance and death of Misty Upham thrust this rising actress into the headlines.

The mysterious disappearance and death of Misty Upham thrust this rising actress into the headlines. Though Upham starred in several critically-acclaimed films, she was still cleaning homes when she auditioned for August: Osage County, and many people may now be hearing her name for the first time.

ETonline took a look back at the life and work of an actress who had starred alongside such film greats as Meryl Streep (August: Osage County), Benicio Del Toro (Jimmy P.) and Melissa Leo (Frozen River).

News: Juliette Lewis: Misty Upham's Death Was Not a Suicide

Native American Upbringing: Born on July 6, 1982, in Kalispell, Mont., Misty was raised in Auburn, Wash. -- about 28 miles south of Seattle -- and was a member of the Blackfoot Tribe, the largest Native American tribe in Montana. Misty has said she is the direct descendant of the »

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'How to Train Your Dragon 4' Not Happening; Spinoffs Are Possible

17 October 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After the critical and commercial success of both How to Train Your Dragon and this year's How to Train Your Dragon 2, which have earned over $1.1 billion worldwide combined, fans will get their next look at Hiccup and Toothless in How to Train Your Dragon 3, which is set for release on June 9, 2017. Given the success of this franchise, it may be surprising that, during a recent interview, director Dean DeBlois revealed that the upcoming sequel will actually close out the trilogy.

Take a look at what the director had to say below, revealing that he had to talk DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg out of making a fourth movie, but there may be spin-offs in the works.

"I think I've talked [Jeffrey Katzenberg] down from that (laughs). There may be spinoffs to come, but my involvement and my dedication to completing a story that has a reason for being and a strong »

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Robert Redford Joins "Pete's Dragon"

16 October 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Robert Redford is in early talks to join the remake of the 1977 Disney family classic "Pete’s Dragon". The new take will use live action combined with a CG dragon.

In the new version, Pete (Oakes Fegley) is a boy whose parents died in car crash. He has been subsequently raised by the dragon named Elliot in a forest now threatened by loggers.

Other characters include a forest ranger, along with a mill owner's young daughter (Oona Laurence) and greedy brother. Redford will play a local who tells tall-tales involving dragons that no one believes.

David Lowery is helming the project which shoots in New Zealand this fall, not far from Redford's current gig - filming "Truth" alongside Cate Blanchett in Australia. Jim Whitaker is producing.

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- Garth Franklin

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Peek behind the scenes of 'How to Train Your Dragon,' past and future

16 October 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

How to Train Your Dragon is different than your typical animated franchise. While there have been more-successful blockbusters that yielded sequels—like Toy Story or Shrek—Dragon was slightly more ambitious from the outset because it almost immediately mapped out a heroic multi-picture arc for its main character, Hiccup, treating him like Harry Potter or Luke Skywalker. In the second film, which arrives as a digital download on Oct. 21 and on DVD on Nov. 11, Hiccup is five years older than when he first met Toothless, his jet-black Night Fury dragon, and director Dean DeBlois and his team of animators spent »

- Jeff Labrecque

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London Film Festival: Steve Carell Says 'Foxcatcher' Got Under His Skin

16 October 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Steve Carell has revealed how playing eccentric millionaire John du Pont in Bennett Miller’s reality-based wrestling tragedy Foxcatcher is something that remains with him to this day. "It’s something I still think about," he told reporters at the BFI London Film Festival on Thursday, speaking ahead of the film’s gala screening and U.K. premiere. Watch more Cannes: Steve Carell, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett Preview Their Upcoming Movies "As a group, we went to Pittsburgh to film this and, without sounding too pretentious, I feel like we all disappeared for a while. And then a few months later

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- Alex Ritman

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Four new banners for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

16 October 2014 3:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Taking a break from the series of character posters, four new banners has arrived online for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the final chapter of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel series The Hobbit. Check them out…

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, »

- Gary Collinson

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Harris as 87th Academy Awards Host. Good Choice?

15 October 2014 5:35 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscar 2015 ceremony Stage, film, and television actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2015 Oscars, aka the 87th Academy Awards ceremony, Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today, October 15, 2014. This will be Neil Patrick Harris' first time hosting the show, which in the United States will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 22. As quoted in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences press release, Zadan and Meron are "thrilled" to have Harris host their show, adding that "we have known him his entire adult life" and "to work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm." As to be expected, Harris' statement reads that “it is truly an honor and a thrill" to be invited to host the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony Now, Neil Patrick Harris is an experienced awards-show host. His credits in the field include hosting the 61st and 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, »

- Steve Montgomery

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Three more posters for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

15 October 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve had daily character posters from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this past week, and now we’ve got three new one-sheets for the “defining chapter” of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy…

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has »

- Gary Collinson

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New Posters For The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Tease Bilbo’s Ultimate Journey

15 October 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been almost a week since Warner Bros. released a fancy new poster for Peter Jackson’s upcoming trilogy-capper, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, causing us to think that the studio had suddenly lapsed into a world shortage. Thankfully, though, those promotional teases in question are back with a bang today, as New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. have unveiled a bevy of fresh posters and banners.

Following up on the recent character stills, this latest batch of posters appear to touch upon the key themes within the threequel, including a somber Thorin Oakensheild along with Gandalf and Cate Blanchett’s Galadriel desperately stretching for one another. Elsewhere, the final poster sees a world-weary Biblio looking on with steely determination.

And by the looks of things, our clumsy protagonist will need every ounce of determination he can muster, with those aforementioned banner images teasing a battle across an almost unprecedented scale. »

- Michael Briers

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'Hobbit 3' Posters and Banners Tease Key Action Scenes

15 October 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After a beautifully executed series of 9 character posters released throughout last week, we now get two more posters and three banners teasing key action sequences from the upcoming trilogy ending sequel The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies.

Gandalf (Ian McKellen) lies amongst the rubble of war, bleeding from the head as Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) comforts him with a kiss in both a poster and a banner. In the second poster, we see Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, who has become obsessed with his reclaimed treasure as the Orcs march towards the Lonely Mountain. That moment is depicted in the second banner. And finally, we see Lee Pace as Legolas' father Thranduil, who gallantly leads the charge as part of the first army.

This December, The Hobbit trilogy concludes as Bilbo Baggins joins the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to keep »

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The Onslaught of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Posters and Banners Continues

15 October 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Have you had enough of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies posters and banners yet?  Of course not!  Science shows that unless a movie has at least 23 posters, it will drastically underperform at the box office.  Thankfully, in addition to all of the other posters Warner Bros. has recently released for the movie, we now have three more posters along with three banners.  With this many posters and banners, how can you not see this movie? Hit the jump to check out the new posters and banners.  The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, and Luke Evans with Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Smaug.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens in 2D, 3D, Hfr 3D, and IMAX 3D on December 17th. Via Warner Bros. Here’s the official synopsis for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies »

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New Banners And Posters For 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

14 October 2014 9:54 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

There's a couple more new banners and posters for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The latest show Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen) and Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) as well as Thandruil (Lee Pace) and Azog (Manu Bennett) and Thorin (Richard Armitage).

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The final Hobbit sequel brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s »

- Laura Frances

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New York Film Critics Will Vote December 1

14 October 2014 3:57 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The earlier the vote, the greater the risk that crucial year-end titles won't be screened on time. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Los Angeles Film Critics also face similar deadlines. The deadline for Golden Globes screenings is December 3, and their nomination announcement is on December 11. Last year the Lafca waited to vote until December 8.  This year the Nyfcc Gala Awards dinner will be held on Monday, January 5, 2015 at the Tao Downtown. New additions to the group are Scott Foundas of Variety and Pulitzer prize-winner Wesley Morris of Grantland. While the Nyfcc has an impact on the course of the Oscar nominations, it is by no means predictive, as you can see from last year's awards: Best Picture: "American Hustle"Best Director: Steve McQueen "12 Years a Slave"Best Screenplay: Eric Singer & David O. Russell " American Hustle" Best Actress: Cate Blanchett "Blue Jasmine" Best Actor: Robert »

- Anne Thompson

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Oscars: Is Michael Keaton the Actor to Beat?

14 October 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s only October, yet the predictions have already been rolling out for the next Academy Awards, still five months away. And though it seems to be said every year, 2015 is truly shaping up to be one of the most competitive best actor races ever.

Coming out of the gate from the Cannes Film Festival in May, buzz was heavy on Steve Carell’s transformative performance as John du Pont in “Foxcatcher” and for Timothy Spall, who won the lead actor prize for “Mr. Turner.” The Telluride and Toronto film festivals revealed a couple other contenders in Brits Eddie Redmayne for “The Theory of Everything” and Benedict Cumberbatch for “The Imitation Game.”

We’re not even touching on the many films yet to be seen that could bear contenders, from Jack O’Connell in “Unbroken,” Bradley Cooper in “American Sniper,” Oscar Isaac in “A Most Violent Year” and David Oyelowo in “Selma. »

- Jenelle Riley

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