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Despite The Hobbit only being a mere 320-page book, Peter Jackson (The Lovely Bones, The Lord of the Rings) has stretched the story into three rather long movies - the second of which, The Desolation of Smaug, came out last Friday.
Large handed film critic Mark Kermode has taken a sideways approach to the film's debate: looking at the cold, hard numbers involved. By adding together the total extended running lengths of the three movies (he makes an estimation on the last installment), working out the overall number of frames (double that of a normal film, as Jackson shot it all in 48fps) and comparing those to the source novel's word count, he's calculated...well, it's hard to say what is all proves. But it is quite fascinating.
Check out the wonderfully titled Decimilisation of Smaug below...
So each word in The Hobbit translates as a third of a second on screen. »
- Oliver Davis
Orlando Bloom may play Romeo in the current Broadway production of Romeo & Juliet, but the 36-year-old heartthrob insists he doesn't see himself as the Hollywood hottie that makes so women fall weak at the knees. "I'm sure I was a great disappointment to many women because I wasn't Errol Flynn," Bloom told Elle magazine in a recent interview, referring to the late Hollywood actor, who was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles. "I'm me. I think that's got some merit." But that doesn't mean he hasn't encountered his share of overzealous fans. "There was a lot of that," he admitted, when the reporter mentioned marriage proposals from strangers. »
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- Laura Marie Meyers
Orlando Bloom's marriage to Miranda Kerr ended this year, but don't think for a minute that this Hollywood hunk has written off romance. "I'm completely in love with the idea of love. Maybe I'm all misty about it because I'm playing Romeo. But I really believe in, you know, that sort of heart-to-heart connection," Bloom, referring to his just-completed role in a Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet, tells January's Elle. It probably helps that his relationship with Kerr post-split has been more than amicable. The duo were spotted lunching together with son Flynn, nearly 3, Thanksgiving weekend and Bloom, »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Orlando Bloom's marriage to Miranda Kerr may be over, but his belief in romance is still very much intact. In a new interview for Elle magazine's January issue, the Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug actor says he still has faith in the pull and power of true love. "I'm completely in love with the idea of love. Maybe I'm all misty about it because I'm playing Romeo," he confessed. (Bloom just finished a run as the male lead in a Broadway revival of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, [...] »
"I got in the best shape of my life for that movie," he tells Elle magazine of playing Brian Epkeen in the crime drama. "It was quite amusing walking around set and seeing the crew avert their eyes at first. Then there were a few more people watching playback. I got so comfortable with it I could brush up behind someone and go, 'Oh, excuse me.'"
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The sexy talk didn't stop there for the 36-year-old actor. When asked what the first thing he thought of after he seriously broke his back when he was in drama school (doctors weren't sure he would walk again), Bloom joked, "Will I be able to have sex again?"
Following his divorce earlier this year from supermodel Miranda Kerr, Bloom, who's »
It hit 287 Indian screens - in 213 3D screens and in 74 2D screens - Friday and raked in Rs.5.1 crore till Monday, said a statement.
The fantasy adventure movie, which has a mix of action scenes along with romance to excite the audience, stars Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Lee Pace and Luke Evans.
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is the second film in the Hobbit trilogy. The. »
- Shiva Prakash
It seems Evangeline Lilly didn't want to recall her Jack/Sawyer days on Lost when signing on to The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug and the final flick in the trilogy, There And Back Again. The actress reveals to Yahoo! in the video below that the one and only stipulation she had when agreeing to be a part of the movies was "no love triangle". Of course anyone who's seen the current movie will know that didn't exactly stick - Lilly's character Tauriel is quite taken with Kili (Aidan Turner) while also drawing some very interested glances from Legolas (Orlando Bloom). Apparently when the decision was made to expand the 2 movies into a trilogy, those extra scenes were added. “We came back for reshoots in 2012 … and they were like, 'Uh, the studio would really like to see…' And I was like, 'Here we go. Here we go' And »
Despite pulling in an opening weekend north of $200 million around the globe, the promotional campaign for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug isn't showing any sign of slowing down, with a new trailer for the latest chapter of Peter Jackson's fantasy epic arriving online today....
"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 adventure 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."
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is directed by »
- Gary Collinson
There were so many memorable shirtless moments in 2013, it's hard to pick just one. But we've narrowed down the list, and now it's up to you to crown a winner. Bradley Cooper, NBA player Dwyane Wade, and David Beckham brought the hottness during beach days this year, while Orlando Bloom, Zac Efron, and Will Smith took off their shirts on dry land. Harry Styles and Chris Hemsworth rounded out the group of guys showing their abs and arms - now it's time weigh in: which sexy man gets your vote? »
- Lauren Turner
To say little Flynn Bloom enjoyed the snow that descended upon New York City over the weekend is probably an understatement. Case in point? This cute photo of the tiny tyke while out and about the Big Apple with mom Miranda Kerr on Saturday, Dec. 14. Bundled up in a cozy coat, the 2-year-old son of the former Victoria's Secret Angel and Orlando Bloom could be seen adorably trying to catch snowflakes in his mouth. Kerr, looking stylish as always, held Flynn's hand while carrying his toy sword in the other. And it seems as if the 30-year-old model also appreciated what Mother Nature had to offer. "Winter wonderland," she captioned an Instagram photo she posted later that day »
So The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug did pretty well this weekend, even if it did open about $10 million shy of what the first one took home in its first weekend. Some of that could be chalked up to so-so reviews and maybe even Middle-earth fatigue, but don't worry about this horse cause she'll do just fine. Maybe not as good in the States, but worldwide this franchise is still a big, entertaining moneymaker. Speaking of those so-so reviews, though, one aspect of the new film that some are having issues with is the love triangle between the new female character Peter Jackson invented for the sequel named Tauriel (Evangeline Lily) and the two dudes who are kinda crushin' on her: Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and the dwarf Kili (Aidan Turner). Some feel the love triangle...
- Erik Davis
"I am King under the Mountain." Exclusive poster for #TheHobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! pic.twitter.com/dfIkQPK8Bp— The Hobbit (@TheHobbitMovie) December 16, 2013 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 adventure 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. Starring: Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield Graham McTavish as Dwalin Ken Stott as Balin Aidan Turner as Kíli Dean O'Gorman as Fíli Mark Hadlow as Dori Jed Brophy as Nori Adam Brown as Ori John Callen as Óin Peter Hambleton as Glóin William Kircher as Bifur James Nesbitt as Bofur Stephen Hunter »
Wellington, December 16: Miranda Kerr and her alleged romance with James Packer is said to be "natural" and "easy".
The 30-year-old Australian model reportedly started dating her long-time friend Parker after ending her marriage to Orlando Bloom, which lasted three years, and both have been hugely supportive of each other, Stuff.co.nz reported.
Sources revealed that the romance has been natural and very easy for them, and as they both have recently separated from their respective spouses, the rough time is what brought the new couple closer. (Ani) »
- Rahul Kapoor
Sometimes, things don't work out the way you hoped. It happens to the best of us, and celebrities are no exception. This year was fraught with splits, from Britney Spears and Jason Trawick calling it quits to George Clooney and Stacy Keibler throwing in the towel. We were floored when Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom broke the news of their breakup and equally saddened when Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder ended their two-year romance. And let's not forget Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus, who called off their engagement, and Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, who had us rooting for them more than once. Let's talk about all the biggest celebrity breakups that left us totally flabbergasted - vote now! »
- Ryan Roschke
Peter O’Toole: ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ actor, eight-time Oscar nominee dead at 81 (photo: Peter O’Toole as T.E. Lawrence in David Lean’s ‘Lawrence of Arabia’) Stage, film, and television actor Peter O’Toole, an eight-time Best Actor Academy Award nominee best remembered for his performance as T.E. Lawrence in David Lean’s epic blockbuster Lawrence of Arabia, died on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at a London hospital following "a long illness." Peter O’Toole was 81. The Irish-born O’Toole (on August 2, 1932, in Connemara, County Galway) began his film career with three supporting roles in 1960 releases: Robert Stevenson’s Disney version of Kidnapped; John Guillermin’s The Day They Robbed the Bank of England; and Nicholas Ray’s The Savage Innocents, starring Anthony Quinn as an Inuit man accused of murder. Two years later, O’Toole became a star following the release of Lawrence of Arabia, which grossed an astounding $44.82 million in North America back in 1962 (approx. »
- Andre Soares
Bilbo Baggins went after treasure this weekend, and he found a lot of it — just not quite as much as he did last year. Peter Jackson’s latest Middle-earth adventure The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug earned $73.6 million in its opening weekend, marking a 13 percent drop from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’s $84.6 million bow in December 2012.
Smaug notched the fourth-best December opening weekend ever, after An Unexpected Journey, I Am Legend ($77.2 million), and Avatar ($77 million), and although it undercut its predecessor’s debut, Warner Bros., who co-financed the film with MGM for about $225 million, can’t be too disappointed with the result. »
- Grady Smith
Let's not dance around it: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was boring, but The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is so, so much better. In fact, pretty much every aspect of the new film is hugely superior to the first installment. Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), and the company of dwarves are continuing their march across Middle-earth on a mission to take back their homeland, but there's a crop of new characters this time around. There's also more action; a huge, cranky dragon; and, in case you missed it, Orlando Bloom is back! So if you're thinking of skipping The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug because you were disappointed last year, you really should reconsider. Here's why: There's more eye candy. Bloom has returned as Legolas, and has there ever been a sexier elf? Nope. Lee Pace, who's back as his father, Thranduil, is close, and even though they're not conventionally attractive, »
- Maggie Pehanick
Did you catch Peter Jackson.s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug over the weekend? Based on the early box office numbers, thousands of you ventured back to Middle-earth for the middle chapter of Jackson.s second trilogy adapted from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. And if you did, you met Tauriel, a new character created by Jackson and played by the lovely Lost star Evangeline Lilly. She.s an orc-kicking archer who fights alongside returning warrior Legolas (Orlando Bloom). But she also has a subplot that has bothered a few audience members . and also Lilly. Stop reading now if you haven.t see The Hobbit and you want to steer clear of possible spoilers. So Tauriel ends up in a love triangle that defines her character. She.s surprised to hear that the handsome Legolas has affections for her. And as the story goes on, Tauriel also »
The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office. For the second year in a row, New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson had a movie atop the box office in the second weekend of December, which is probably no surprise since The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was the follow-up to last year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the second installment of Jackson's latest trilogy. Once again starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, the second chapter brought back Orlando Bloom's elf Legolas and introduced Evangeline Lilly as a female elf named Tauriel, but fans of Jackson and J.R.R. Tolkien did »
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