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The Hobbit: There and Back Again to receive title change?

17 April 2014 5:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The third Hobbit film is rumoured to be changing its name.

New Line Cinema has registered the title The Hobbit: Into the Fire, reports TheOneRing.net.

The reliable fan site points out the move could be an attempt to protect the intellectual property rights of a tie-in.

Currently titled There and Back Again - the subtitle of Jrr Tolkien's original 1937 novel - the final instalment of the film trilogy was at one point expected to be called The Battle of Five Armies.

Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Luke Evans will star in the third movie.

Peter Jackson's final Hobbit film will be released on December 12 in the UK and on December 17 in the Us.

Watch a trailer for the most recent instalment, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, below: »

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The Hobbit: There and Back Again to be renamed The Hobbit: Into the Fire?

17 April 2014 5:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems that the third instalment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy could be set for a title change, with TheOneRing reporting that New Line Cinema has registered a new title The Hobbit: Into the Fire, which could replace The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

It should be noted that at this point, there’s little more evidence to suggest that the closing chapter of Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings prequel will be renamed, and of course Into the Fire could be reserved for an entirely unrelated project, such as a video game tie-in.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again – or whatever it ends up called – is set for release on December 17th, with a cast that includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Hugo Weaving and Evangeline Lilly.

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- Gary Collinson

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Spooks: The Greater Good - Kit Harington in first-look photo

14 April 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kit Harington has featured in a new photo from Spooks: The Greater Good.

The Game of Thrones actor stars as an MI5 agent in the big screen spinoff of the BBC spy series, while Peter Firth reprises his role of MI5 chief Harry Pearce.

Original series director Bharat Nalluri will helm the movie version, which began shooting earlier this year. Jennifer Ehle will also star.

The story will be centred on terrorist Adam Qasim, who escapes from MI5 custody during a handover to the head of counter-terrorism. When Pearce vanishes, his protégé Will Crombie is tasked with finding out what happened as the clock ticks down to an attack on London.

Spooks: The Greater Good is written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, and will be produced by Kudos' Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett, as well as Shine's Ollie Madden.

Spooks, known as Mi-5 in the Us, ran for »

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Spooks: The Greater Good - Kit Harington in first-look photo

14 April 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Kit Harington has featured in a new photo from Spooks: The Greater Good.

The Game of Thrones actor stars as an MI5 agent in the big screen spinoff of the BBC spy series, while Peter Firth reprises his role of MI5 chief Harry Pearce.

Original series director Bharat Nalluri will helm the movie version, which began shooting earlier this year. Jennifer Ehle will also star.

The story will be centred on terrorist Adam Qasim, who escapes from MI5 custody during a handover to the head of counter-terrorism. When Pearce vanishes, his protégé Will Crombie is tasked with finding out what happened as the clock ticks down to an attack on London.

Spooks: The Greater Good is written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, and will be produced by Kudos' Jane Featherstone and Stephen Garrett, as well as Shine's Ollie Madden.

Spooks, known as Mi-5 in the Us, ran for »

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Photo: Kit Harington In "Spooks" Film

14 April 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Though often dubbed "the British '24", one thing that made long-running BBC spy series "Spooks" (aka. "Mi-5") different was that it wasn't afraid to randomly kill off its major characters - going through at least three leading men (Matthew Macfadyen, Richard Armitage, Rupert Penry-Jones).

Now, the series is jumping to the big screen with "Spooks: The Greater Good" and today Empire has released the first photo from the movie which has essentially been made so that newcomers to the property can enjoy it.

"Pompeii" and "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington takes on the lead role as Will Crombie who is brought in to investigate the truth behind the apparent death of embattled section chief Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) who was seen jumping from a bridge into the Thames following a scandal involving an escaped terrorist. Crombie must learn the truth about Pearce's disappearance and the crisis at the heart of Britain's counter-terrorism agency. »

- Garth Franklin

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack)

8 April 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Blu-ray Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch

Running Time: 2 hrs 41 mins

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: April 8, 2014

Own “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug” Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo pack, Blu-ray Combo pack, 2-disc DVD special edition, and Digital HD on 4/8

Plot: A hobbit named Bilbo (Freeman) travels with dwarves to their stolen land of Erebor, which has been taken over by a dragon named Smaug (Cumberbatch).

Who’S It For? Skeptics of the first Hobbit to see if they can be won over, and anyone else who enjoyed Peter Jackson’s previous Lord of the Ringsmovies.

Overall

Watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey last year was exactly like re-reading a long re-written prologue to a short story you already saw the 71-minute animated film of in fifth grade. »

- Nick Allen

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This Week In Home Entertainment: The Hobbit, Grudge Match And More

8 April 2014 5:23 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second of a planned trilogy of movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien.s The Hobbit. Despite the fact it only covers a few chapters from the famous novel, the movie offers plenty of action and a striking ending that makes it a vast improvement over the first segment. After a quick expository scene set in The Prancing Pony (a popular inn in the Lotr series, as well), Desolation of Smaug picks up where The Unexpected Journey leaves off, with Gandolf (Ian McKellen), Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), the handsome dwarf Kili (Aiden Turner) and the other members of the 12 companions on their quest to retrieve the Arkenstone. Along the way, the crew must run from and defend themselves against orcs, giant spiders and the titular villain, the feared dragon Smaug (Benedict »

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Second 'Lego the Hobbit' Video Game Trailer

8 April 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Tt Games and The Lego Group today announced the launch of Lego The Hobbit, available now in all major retail stores across North America for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, and the Nintendo 3Ds hand-held system, as well as Windows PC. The game will also be available for Nintendo's Wii U system on April 22. Take a look at the latest trailer for the game, before picking it up at a retailer near you, and you can also clickHere to watch the first trailer released back in December.

Here's what Tt Games Managing Director Tom Stone had to about this new game.

"The Lego The Hobbit videogame gives Lego and Middle-earth fans of all ages a fun, new way to experience the legendary adventures »

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Richard Armitage Twitter Q&A: 'The Hobbit 3 is a tragic story'

8 April 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the middle chapter in Peter Jackson's new Middle-earth trilogy, is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

To mark the release, Digital Spy sat down with Richard Armitage, who plays the increasingly morally compromised dwarf leader Thorin, and asked him your questions as submitted via Twitter.

The full list of questions we asked is below - click on the video above to see his answers about Thorin's journey, the extended edition of Desolation, and what to expect from the "tragic" final film.

How will There and Back Again compare tonally to the first two films?

Will we see more of Thorin and Bilbo's relationship in There and Back Again?

What would Thorin have done had he been the one to find The One Ring?

What scenes will be included on the extended edition of Desolation of Smaug?

Which scene did you find most challenging to film? »

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Luke Evans Talks Bard The Bowman in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' | Exclusive

8 April 2014 8:13 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In just four short years, Luke Evans has risen through the acting ranks in rapid succession, going from smaller roles in Clash of the Titans and Robin Hood to much bigger parts in The Three Musketeers, Immortals and The Raven. Following roles in No One Lives and Fast & Furious 6, the actor capped off a stellar 2013 by playing Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which arrives on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD April 8. I recently had the chance to speak with this talented actor about taking on this coveted role, the archery training he had to go through to play Bard the Bowman, working with director Peter Jackson, while giving us updates on upcoming projects such as Dracula Untold and The Crow. Take a look at what he had to say in our exclusive interview below.

First off, did you read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings »

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New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Hit Home

7 April 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Warner Bros. - Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray combo pack, and DVD Director: Peter Jackson Cast: Ian McKellenMartin FreemanRichard Armitage,Benedict CumberbatchEvangeline Lilly. Full cast + crew It's a little strange that I find myself becoming a big fan of The Hobbit films considering I wasn't a hard-core fan of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I can't exactly pinpoint the difference between the two, though I guess it boils down to the more adventurous spirit of The Hobbit versus the dire, survivor mode of Lord of the Rings. I suppose I just prefer a small story in a grand setting. It also probably helps that I am by no stretch a Tolkien purist, so any changes made from the source material go completely...

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- Peter Hall

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray review

7 April 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

‘A noble quest, to reclaim a homeland, and slay a dragon’ – this plot synopsis, helpfully uttered by elven king Thranduil in the second instalment in the Hobbit trilogy, suggests there’s a straightforward A-to-b quality to this fantasy sequel.

Peter Jackson’s film is certainly a marked improvement on its predecessor. Rather than relying on a lengthy prefix and interminable exposition and singing in The Shire, The Desolation of Smaug gets going straight away. Purists will still have quibbles about changes or additions to the text but few could deny how thrilling the film is, whether it’s seeing Beorn evocatively realised, shuddering through a genuinely creepy sequence involving the spiders of Mirkwood, or bouncing along in a seemingly Donkey Kong-inspired Barrels Out Of Bond scene.

The action is splendidly developed, the design (as with all of Jackson’s Middle Earth epics) sumptuous and the principal cast excel themselves, with »

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The HeyUGuys Interview: Richard Armitage Talks The Hobbit Trilogy

7 April 2014 3:29 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Few characters benefitted more from Peter Jackson’s second instalment of The Hobbit trilogy than Thorin Oakenshield, leader of a dwarf clan intent on reclaiming their homeland. As portrayed by Richard Armitage, it’s a subtle performance of a layered character, one we’re looking forward to seeing more of when The Hobbit trilogy comes to an end later this year.

When we sat down with Armitage ahead of the home entertainment release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, we asked him about his fondest memories of Middle Earth, which scene from The Lord of the Rings trilogy he would have liked to see in 3D, and what he’s most excited for audiences to see in trilogy-capper There and Back Again. Have a watch below.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray from today and you can order your copy here. »

- Amon Warmann

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Blu-Ray Review

5 April 2014 10:44 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Peter Jackson

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Sylvestor McCoy, Mikael Persbrandt

Running Time: 161 minutes

Certificate: 12

Extras: New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth Part 2, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug: Trailer 1 & Trailer 2,  Live Event: In the Cutting Room, Production Video 11: Introduction to Pick-Ups Shooting, Production Video 12: Recap of Pick-Ups, Part 1, Production Video 13: Recap of Pick-Ups Part 2, Production Video 14: Music Scoring-Scoring the Desolation of Smaug in Wellington, Peter Jackson invites you to the set, Lego Hobbit Game Trailer, Kingdoms of Middle Earth Trailer,  Ed Sheeran – I See Fire Music Video

Splitting The Hobbit into a series of three films always seemed like a bit of a stretch to most, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Trailer: Into The Storm

5 April 2014 8:02 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes.

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, Into the Storm throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.

Into The Storm stars Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sumpter and Matt Walsh, is directed by Steven Quale, written by John Swetnam and produced by Todd Garner. »

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Win The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug on Blu-ray™ 3D!

4 April 2014 7:12 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘ on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download on April 7th, we have prizes in store for five lucky winners!

The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

We’ve got five copies of the film to giveaway on Blu-ray™ 3D (which also includes a 2D Blu-ray and Digital Download) five copies of the new Harper Collins book, ‘Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon’ and a set of great goody bags, including a canvas tote bag and more!

Please note: This competition is open to »

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Thn Talk To Richard Armitage On ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’

4 April 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy is undoubtedly one of the most influential and acclaimed film series’ of all time. With that in mind  it’s difficult to not get excited when the subject of Jackson’s (so far) fantastic Hobbit prequel trilogy is brought up. With two films down after An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation Of Smaug, we unfortunately only have one sequel left in the Hobbit series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original 1937 novel.

To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, Thn had the wonderful opportunity to speak to Thorin Oakenshield himself…Mr Richard Armitage. Armitage has played Thorin for the first two instalments in the Hobbit franchise, with the upcoming concluding chapter of the trilogy set to complete his perilous journey to reclaim his homeland and fulfil his destiny.

Check out our interview with the humble actor below, »

- Ben Read

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Win ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ on Blu-ray 3D™!

2 April 2014 5:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘ on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download on April 7th, we have prizes in store for five lucky winners!

The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, ’The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

We’ve got five copies of the film to giveaway on Blu-ray 3D™ (which also includes a 2D Blu-ray and Digital Download) and a set of great goody bags, including a Lenticular Mouse Mat, Notepad and more! To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, all you need to do is answer the movie question below:

Smaug, »

- Dan Bullock

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Urban and The Shed Crew

1 April 2014 1:55 PM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

12 year old Fraser Kelly (represented by Red Hot Entertainment) leads the cast of Urban and the Shed Crew, an adaptation of the book by Bernard Hare,  described as a tale of heroin and cement, set in Britain’s underclass in the 90’s, which is currently filming in Leeds.

Ex-social worker Bernard Hare is introduced to the Shed Crew – an anarchic gang of kids between the ages of ten and fourteen; joy-riding, thieving runaways, no strangers to drugs or sex

Fraser stars alongside Richard Armitage as Chop, Anna Friel as Greta, Neil Morrissey, Kathryn Drysdale, and Charlie Heaton plays Urban's brother Frank.

Twelve-year old Urban Grimshaw is Britains’ most runaway child, he’s even been on TV’s Crimewatch. His mother is a junkie and his father might as well be dead. He can’t read or write, and he doesn’t go to school. His average day is spent sitting »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Gravity, The Hobbit among major winners at Empire Awards 2014

30 March 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gravity and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug were among the major winners at the 2014 Jameson Empire Awards tonight (March 30).

Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity was named Best Film and Cuarón himself won the award for Best Director, while The Hobbit picked up prizes for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Best Male Newcomer for Aidan Turner.

Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) and James McAvoy (Filth) triumphed in the leading acting categories, with Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave) and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) winning for their supporting roles.

Simon Pegg's The World's End was named Best British Film, while The Conjuring, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa also took home awards.

Meanwhile, Pegg, Hugh Jackman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise and Paul Greengrass were honoured for their professional achievements.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Film presented by Sky Movies

· 12 Years A Slave

· Captain Phillips

· Gravity »

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