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Peter Jackson's ‘Hobbit’ Trilogy Costs $745 Million So Far

7 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Peter Jackson‘s “The Hobbit” trilogy is one of the biggest box office hits of all time, and it's also one of the most expensive film productions ever undertaken. With eight months left to go before the December bow of the final chapter in the epic Middle-Earth saga, financial documents filed in New Zealand this month put the production at $745 million. See photos: 10 of Hollywood's Creepiest Demon Dolls That figure makes it the most expensive film production on record, but it is a combined total for what amounts to three separate films. Guinness World Records estimates the most expensive production to. »

- Jason Hughes

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Review: Housebound

16 hours ago | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Housebound

There’s an excellent feeling when you watch a film that you just know will go down as a horror classic. The moment the film is over, the first thing on your mind, is to call every friend you have to tell them what you just experienced and do your best to spread the love for the film. It rarely happens, and for every film like that, there is typically around 12 other ones that don’t give you a feeling like that whatsoever. Thankfully though, Gerard Johnstone’s Housebound is not only a very entertaining debut feature, but Is one of those films that gives you such a great ride, that immediately upon finishing the film, it’ll be an instant addition to your favorite films list and an immediate classic.

Taking the story of Kylie Bucknell (Morgana O’Reilly), a trouble young woman in trouble with the law »

- Jerry Smith

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Lotr's Pippin Will Return to Middle Earth with a Song for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

16 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

As we bear down on the third and final installment of The (interminable and also delightful) Hobbit Saga, Peter Jackson is looking to exploit our nostalgia for his other Middle Earth trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. Or possibly he is feeling nostalgic himself and no one ever says no to him so he does what he wants. Either way, it’s good news for fans.

Remember in the Return of the King when Pippin, played by Billy Boyd, sang “The Edge of Night” while Denethor, son of Ecthelion, wonderfully played by John Noble, grossly ate that chicken leg and that grape tomato and we hated him so much and wondered why couldn’t he see how great Faramir was and also wondered why Jackson had ruined Faramir and made him actually weak instead of strong in a way that Denethor and Boromir just couldn’t understand??? Wow, that got away from me. »

- Mily Dunbar

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Ryan Murphy spreads his anthology wings to 'Scream Queens' on Fox

19 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Not content to have a pair of anthology series set up at FX, Ryan Murphy has set up his third current offering within the anthology model, this one at Fox. Fox announced on Monday (October 20) that it has given a 15-episode series order to "Scream Queens," from Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.  Production on "Scream Queens" is set to begin this spring, for a Fall 2015 premiere. Murphy, Falchuk and fellow "Scream Queens" executive producer Dante Di Loreto all work on FX's "American Horror Story," which launched its fourth installment, "Freak Show," two weeks ago to record ratings. That premiere was followed by an immediate fifth season renewal last week, but it was preceded by FX ordering the new anthology series "American Crime Story," which will focus on the O.J. Simpson trial in its first installment. So what, exactly, is "Scream Queens"? Apparently it will focus on a college campus »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Lord of the Rings' Billy Boyd to sing The Hobbit's final end credits song

20 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

While The Lord Of The Rings trilogy was an awards powerhouse, especially the final film Return Of The King, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit has been critically underwhelming on the trophy circuit. Still, with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies representing the last cinematic endeavor from Jackson and his crew, they are making a sentimental choice and bringing back a fan favorite to sing the closing song for the trilogy capper's end credits. Billy Boyd, the actor who »

- Alex Maidy

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'Lord of the Rings' Star Billy Boyd to Sing Final 'Hobbit' Credits Song

21 hours ago | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

For every release of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, there has been an original credits song. The song created for Fellowship of the Ring was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, and one of the songs from Return of the King ended up winning the trophy. However, so far Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit hasn't seen any of the original songs nominated. But maybe there's still a chance as Awards Circuit has pointed out some info on Warner Bros. Pictures' For Your Consideration site for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies that reveals who is behind the latest song. More below! Billy Boyd is best known for playing Pippin in Lord of the Rings, and he delivered this stirring song: The track is "Edge of Night" from Return of the King, and while it's by far my favorite original song from the entire series, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Pippin Will Sing Again, This Time Over the End Credits of the Final Hobbit Movie

22 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Remember how much you liked it when Pippin sang in Return of the King? That can't even compare to how much Peter Jackson liked it. First the director used Rotk's "Edge of Night" in the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and now he's brought back actor Billy Boyd to sing a new song, "The Last Goodbye," over the end credits of the final Hobbit movie. Boyd apparently wrote the song alongside Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh, which means the road to Billy Boyd, Egot winner, begins today. »

- Nate Jones

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The Hobbit: 10 Deaths To Expect In The Battle Of The Five Armies

20 October 2014 5:48 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

New Line Cinema

In just a matter of weeks, director Peter Jackson’s second go-round in the world of Middle-earth will come to a conclusion with the arrival of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Though debate continues to rage on over whether or not splitting J.R.R. Tolkien’s modest story into a trilogy was a necessary endeavor, audiences have nonetheless flocked to the films, with the trilogy-ender destined to take the box office by storm.

Two years ago, An Unexpected Journey swept people away in a relatively charming introduction full of songs, humor and a lot of innocent fun. Last year’s The Desolation of Smaug began taking audiences — and its characters — down a much darker path that ended with a bleak promise of bad things to come that The Battle of the Five Armies is set to fulfill. With Smaug bound to Lake-town to rain down »

- Geoff Cox

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'Rings' star will sing 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' credits song

20 October 2014 5:32 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Billy Boyd’s performance of “Edge of Night” in “Return of the King” is among the most stirring sequences in Peter Jackson’s original “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. After Denethor (John Noble) requests a ditty, Boyd’s Pippin serenades the king’s court with the memorable, falsetto ballad. Adapted by screenwriter Philippa Boyens from J.R.R. Tolkien’s poem, “A Walking Song,” and scored by composer Howard Shore, Jackson juxtaposes the haunting melody with shots of Faramir (David Wenham) battling over Osgiliath. “Return of the King” won 11 Oscars at the 2004 Academy Awards, “Edge of Night” didn’t earn any love — Best Song honors that year went to another “Lord of the Rings” tune: Annie Lennox’s “Into the West.” Jackson’s recent “Hobbit” films haven’t fared as well in the past two awards seasons, but that could change when Boyd gets a second chance at Oscar glory. According to information posted to Warner Bros. »

- Matt Patches

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Watch Lego figures reenact The Hobbit in 72 seconds

18 October 2014 10:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

If the thought of sitting through a three-hour film fills you with fear, we may have found a solution.

The BrotherhoodWorkshop has managed to condense Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy from around nine hours to just 72 seconds, using lots of Lego.

Subtitled "33,000ish Seconds Shorter Than Peter Jackson's Version", the video tells the story of Bilbo Baggins and his quest, while poking fun at the hugely successful movie series.

Featuring key scenes from all three Hobbit films, the video also references the differences from J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel.

The video's credits are interrupted by a group of characters, annoyed by their lack of presence in the shortened YouTube video, before a voiceover tells them: "Uh, you're not in the book."

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third and final film in the trilogy, will be released in the UK on December 12 and in the »

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The Definitive Scary Scenes from Non-Horror Movies: 30-21

17 October 2014 6:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

30. No Country for Old Men (2007)

Scene: Coin Flip

Video: http://youtu.be/0iAezyDzj0M

There was a brief period of time from 2006-2009 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made some more daring, but wholly deserved choices for Best Picture. It began in 2006, when Martin Scorsese finally won for The Departed which, while not his best and not nearly as dark as, say, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull, still leaned that direction. Three years later, they handed the Oscar to The Hurt Locker over the blockbuster Avatar, rewarding quality over audience love. But in between the two it was given to No Country for Old Men, an incredibly dark neo-Western based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. It’s still one of the Coen Brothers’ best films, an incredible cat-and-mouse journey through West Texas in the 1980′s. The film stars Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, »

- Joshua Gaul

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Cool Videos: Watch the entire plot of The Hobbit in less than 90 seconds

17 October 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Peter Jackson is not exactly known for brevity. Aside from the already immense running time of The Lord Of The Rings, the Extended Editions add hours of excised footage to complete the story. With The Hobbit, Jackson has a similarly dense film running time. Having been criticized for stretching a brief volume into a trilogy, Peter Jackson crammed The Hobbit films with both addendum material from the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien as well as original characters and changed storylines. In the »

- Alex Maidy

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Pacific Rim Composer To Score Duncan Jones' Warcraft

17 October 2014 8:08 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to filmmusicreporter.com, Legendary Pictures and director Duncan Jones have hired Ramin Djawadi to compose the Warcraft score. Ramin Djawadi is best known for scoring: Pacific Rim (2013), Clash of the Titans (2010), and Dracula Untold (2014). Duncan Jones' Warcraft wrapped filming in August and currently Ilm (Industrial Light & Magic) is hard at work adding digital effects. It'll be a long grueling  post-production but if the film is nearly as good as Jones' Moon (2009) we are all in for a real treat. A brief amount of footage was shown this year at San Diego's Comic-Con and for the most part it was compared to Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings in scope and the CG characters were said to be of high-quality like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Sadly, the film won't arrive in theaters until 2016. Geesh! Legendary Pictures’ Warcraft, a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict »

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'Birdman' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About Michael Keaton's Big Comeback Movie

17 October 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Michael Keaton is perhaps best known for playing Batman in a pair of Tim Burton-directed superhero movies, whose visionary tone has set the standard for the genre until this day. And now he's stepping back into the superhero suit (sort of) for "Birdman," the latest film from "Babel" director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

"Birdman" tells the story of an actor who has been immortalized in a series of superhero movies (played, obviously, by Keaton), who decides to attempt a comeback by writing, directing, and starring in a stage adaptation of a Raymond Carver story. Of course, everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. (Andrea Riseborough, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, and Emma Stone co-star.)

So why is everyone talking about this relatively little movie that could conceivably do very big things? Read on to find out!

1. Michael Keaton Is Truly Incredible

Michael Keaton is kind of always incredible. »

- Drew Taylor

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Kiwi Horror/Comedy Housebound Hitting DVD/Bluray This November From XLrator Media

16 October 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Gerard Johnstone’s Housebound took the festival circuit by storm and gained tons of acclaim all across the board (rightfully so, our review hits tomorrow). The New Zealand-based horror/comedy is by far one of the best horror hybrids I’ve seen in ages, being the absolutely perfect combination of making you laugh hysterically one minute and grabbing your seat the next. Part haunting story, part gory splatter film, Housebound feels like an early Peter Jackson film but made today (Jackson was among the many fans of the film during its festival run).

The film is finally set to hit DVD/Bluray on November 18th from XLrator Media, giving horror fans the opportunity to catch one of the most impressive genre films in the last decade. If you’re into films that gracefully jump genres, Housebound is one that should be in your collection.

“Kylie Bucknell is forced to return »

- Jerry Smith

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Cool Stuff: Art On The Films Of James Cameron, John Carpenter, Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan & Steven Spielberg

16 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

James Cameron, John Carpenter, Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan & Steven Spielberg. You’d be hard pressed to come up with five names who, over the past few decades, have build better worlds on the big screen. Avatar, Halloween, The Lord of the Rings, Inception and Jurassic Park are just the tip of the cinematic iceberg for […]

The post Cool Stuff: Art On The Films Of James Cameron, John Carpenter, Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan & Steven Spielberg appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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The Hobbit Retold in 72 Seconds with Lego Stop Motion

16 October 2014 7:44 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Brotherhood Workshop has created a lot of entertaining stop motion Lego animated shorts that we've enjoyed. Today we have their latest episode, which takes Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movies and condenses the story down to 72 seconds. Like all of the shorts they make, they also include a bit of light humor to make it fun. Here's the caption that came with the video:

For everyone who thinks the Hobbit movies are too long, I offer my own version....33,000ish seconds shorter than Peter Jackson's! Though I do like Peter Jackson's version too :)

I'm one of those guys that doesn't think The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies are long enough. I'm glad that Jackson split the Hobbit into three films. It means I just get to spend more time in Middle Earth. 

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- Joey Paur

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Producer Barrie Osborne Launches Climate Change Movie via Kickstarter

16 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Lord of the Rings” producer Barrie M. Osborne is launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund “Talk Is Cheap,” an environmental-themed family drama.

The 30-day campaign has a $1.5 million goal.

Jim Jarrett is producing and directing from his own script. The story centers on an estranged father and daughter and how one teenager’s viral vow of silence ignites a revolution after a documentary filmmaker follows a popular talk radio host for 48 hours.

Osborne, Jarrett and producer Jon Labrie announced the independent film project Thursday and formally launched their Kickstarter campaign, asking only $1.00 per person to help finance production costs. Contributors will be credited on screen and on the film’s website as an associate producer.

“It’s a rare and great privilege when you come across a project that you really like that has something very meaningful to say, while also being very entertaining,” said Osborne. “This film »

- Dave McNary

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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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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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