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‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Extended Edition’ Review

7 hours ago | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sylvester McCoy, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Manu Bennett | Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro | Directed by Peter Jackson

It’s that time of year again…and no I don’t mean Halloween.  We are at the point of the year where the next Tolkien movie is just around the corner and it’s been long enough since the last one came out for an extended edition to be something the fans may consider spending their hard-earned cash on.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Extended Edition is not only a good reminder of where we left Bilbo and the dwarves last, but also a good edition for fans of Lords of the Rings and Sauron. »

- Phil Wheat

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies To Have World Premiere in London on December 1

29 October 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The end of the six films will be here in less than two months. Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Richard Armitage and Luke Evans made the announcement today that the final film will have its world premiere in London on Monday the 1st of December.

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 film opens in UK cinemas December 12th and Us theaters December 17th.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. »

- Michelle McCue

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2 Clips from The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Extended Edition

24 October 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Warner Bros. has released two new clips from the Extended Edition of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Each one features new footage from the film that will be included in the extended cut. The first clip features Beorn (Mikael Persbrandt) asking Gandalf (Ian McKellen) if the rumors of the sighting of "the dead" in the mountains are true. The second clip is a scene with Gandalf and Thorin (Richard Armitage). The extended Blu-ray cut contains 25 extra minutes not seen in theaters and over nine hours of bonus features. It is set to be released on November 4th.

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- Joey Paur

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First look at the Battle of the Five Armies in The Hobbit

24 October 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than two months to go before our sixth – and presumably final – trip to Middle-earth, we’ve got our first look at the titular Battle of the Five Armies from the third Hobbit movie, with Entertainment Weekly dropping a couple of stills from the climactic 45-minute battle. Check it out…

“There’s a lot of logistics that have to be thought through,” states Peter Jackson with regards to the staging of the battle. “We have dwarves and men and elves and orcs, all with different cultures, with different weapons, and different shields and patterns and tactics. Before we could loose the first arrow, we had to design the landscape itself and figure out, ‘Okay, if we have 10,000 orcs, how much room are they going to take up?’ ‘Are they going to fill up the valley or look like a speck?’ Then we could start drawing the arrows on the schematics. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Hobbit 3' Images Tease 45-Minute Battle Sequence Finale

24 October 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With anticipation steadily building for director Peter Jackson's Hobbit finale The Battle of The Five Armies, the director has teased new details about the final installment, revealing that this sequel will end with a massive 45-minute battle sequence at the foot of the Lonely Mountain.

The filmmaker explains how planning such an immense sequence is as complex as shooting the scenes on location.

"There's a lot of logistics that have to be thought through. We have dwarves and men and elves and orcs, all with different cultures, with different weapons, and different shields and patterns and tactics."

The battle follows the five armies all vying for the immense treasure that is now left unguarded, after the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) took off at the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Peter Jackson spoke about designing the landscape that would have to hold thousands of warring characters.

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- MovieWeb

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Poster

23 October 2014 11:34 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Here’s the latest poster for the final film in the trilogy based on a single book. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies will pick up where the last film left off, as we saw dragon, Smaug (thank god I don’t have to pronounce it in type), head towards a small town on a course of destruction. It will also probably tie up some bits and bobs between this trilogy and Lord Of The Rings. The latest poster just seems to be clips and stills from the film, Photoshopped on a canvas with little imagination. Which is a bit if a shame. What’s even more of a shame is the fact the film will still try and pass off Hfr as if it was a thing. Hfr (High Frame Rate), still makes films look incredibly tacky and cheap, even big budget productions like this.

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- Luke Ryan Baldock

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'Hobbit 3' Poster Unites Heroes in Battle Against Smaug

22 October 2014 2:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If the epic safety video from The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies wasn't up your alley, then perhaps you'll enjoy a new poster from the final installment of this Middle Earth franchise.

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is seen brandishing his sword Sting, alongside Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and Thranduil (Lee Pace), with the massive dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) looming in the background.

Peter Jackson directs this final installment of his epic trilogy, which follows Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves, after they reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug. 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 »

- MovieWeb

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Final Poster for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

22 October 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released what seems to be the final poster for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

The film stars Martin FreemanIan McKellenRichard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict CumberbatchCate BlanchettStephen Fry, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom.

"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. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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'The Hobbit' Cast Stars in Epic Air New Zealand Safety Video

22 October 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As The Hobbit trilogy kicked off with An Unexpected Journey, the franchise partnered with Air New Zealand for a safety video in 2012. The airline then debuted a Smaug airplane last year for The Desolation of Smaug. As the trilogy comes to a close this year with The Battle of The Five Armies, director Peter Jackson and star Elijah Wood have teamed up for "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made".

Clocking in at just over four and a half minutes, this safety video also features cameos from Dean O'Gorman (Fili), Sylvester McCoy (Radagast the Brown) and Weta Workshop co-founder Sir Richard Taylor.

Here's what Peter Jackson had to say about this epic video, which was directed by New Zealand native filmmaker Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows).

"Air New Zealand has created yet another fantastic video to celebrate The Hobbit films. I had a lot of fun on »

- MovieWeb

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New poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, budget for the trilogy swells to $745 million

22 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amid reports that the budget of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy has swelled to a whopping $745 million (compared to $297 million for The Lord of the Rings), a rather fine new poster for the final chapter, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, has arrived online, and we’ve got it for you here…

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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

20 October 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Billy Boyd and company were responsible for 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.

A hint was dropped that »

- Alfie Nobes

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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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8 Striking Character Posters For ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

15 October 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Aside from Lord Of The Rings, has there been a more extensive and exciting world created like The Hobbit? I don’t think so, and so as the countdown for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies continues, we wanted to share all the latest huge character posters!

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honor in his search for the legendary Arkenstone. Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, »

- Dan Bullock

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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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'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 »

- MovieWeb

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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 »

- Matt Goldberg

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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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'Hobbit 3' Poster Series Ends with Bilbo Baggins

14 October 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has come full circle with their character poster roll out for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, showcasing another one-sheet featuring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo Baggins was the first poster to debut last week, featuring the actor holding his trusty sword Sting, followed by Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly).

In The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, Bilbo, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves have reclaimed their homeland, but, at the same time, they have also freed the deadly dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), who unleashes his fiery fury upon the untwitting residents of Lake-town. This group of men, dwarfs and elves must either unite or be destroyed as The Battle of the Five Armies begins.

Take a look at the final character poster, »

- MovieWeb

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Bilbo Baggins gets another character poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

14 October 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the promotional campaign for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies heating up, we’ve been treated to character posters for Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Galadriel, Legolas, Bard, Thorin Oakenshield, Tauriel and Thranduil over the past few days, and now it’s the turn of Bilbo once again, with Martin Freeman taking centre stage in the latest one-sheet for the fantasy epic. Take a look…

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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8 Character Posters for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Stare You Down

14 October 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over the last several days Warner Bros. has been releasing a series of character posters promoting the December 17 release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the final film in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, which has basically become a punchline for everyone as of late. Hell, there was even a joke about it during the puppet sketch on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. The studio has dubbed this the "defining chapter" in the overlong franchise and who knows, maybe some redemption can still be found after the hours spent with Bilbo and the gang over the course of the Unexpected Journey and the Desolation of Smaug. I'm not expecting much, but perhaps those lowered expectations are exactly what this franchise needs. As for these posters, you get a look at Bard (Luke Evans), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Thorn (Richard Armitage), Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), Thranduil (Lee Pace) and, »

- Brad Brevet

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