16 items from 2014
The guys over at Wired have a behind the scenes look at the thrilling barrel chase in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Although the sequence was just seven minutes long, there was an estimated 91 hours of film recorded, be it CGI or live action....
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
The film sees Ian McKellen returning as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The cast also features Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, »
- Gary Collinson
Who doesn’t like a glimpse at hotly anticipated adaptations of a popular book series? Ronald D. Moore has been putting together Outlander for Starz, based on Diana Gabaldon’s book series. Today I have a small collection of photos from the production of the show’s first season, which will be premiering this summer, and I’m sure they’ll tickle the fancy of Outlander’s fans, both those that are built in and those who will be joining the fandom as they watch the series. Are you ready to look at these photos? I know I am!
First off, we have the above picture of Caitriona Balfe in character as Claire Randall and, I have to say, she looks stunning. Judging by her dress, I’d say this photo takes place in the 1940s, before she takes a step back in time to 18th century Scotland. It’s »
- Brody Gibson
We posted a motion poster for you last week that gave some of the details of the Blu-ray/DVD release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but now, thanks to the lovely folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, we have the full deets for you, including info on the very cool limited collector’s edition packaging, and some enticing clips to remind you of the awesomeness of the movie:
Trailer: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Available April 8
Clip: The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug – You Have No Right: Available April 8
Clip: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – It Is Our Fight: Available April 8
Clip: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Your World Will Burn: Available April 8
Clip: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – I Found Something: Available April 8
Clip: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Into the Barrels: Available April 8
Continue The Epic Adventure When “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, »
- Erin Willard
If you don’t give and get spring baskets of goodies every year, maybe it’s time to start a new tradition, because Warner Bros. has announced that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released as a 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Combo Pack on April 8, and nothing says “Happy Spring!” like dwarves and dragons.
To celebrate, Warner Bros Online has released this very cool 30-second motion poster:
Motion Poster: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Blu-ray Release
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is available 4/8/14 on 3D Blu-Ray at the WB Shop http://bit.ly/GetTheHobbitTDOS
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.
Isn’t that description adorable? Ooo, a magical ring, I wonder what that’s all about?!
- Erin Willard
It has been far too long since we’ve posted anything Outlander, so here’s a little something to make up for that lapse. Actually, a few little somethings: three gorgeous (it’s what Starz does, apparently, if Da Vinci’s Demons is any indication) screenshots, an interview with the two stars, and another “Speak Outlander” tutorial:
And yes, I can hear you yelling for it — Outlander fans are very enthusiastic — so here once more is the trailer, for your ogling:
Trailer: Outlander – First Look
- Erin Willard
**Final artwork Tbc**
The adventure continues in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug and we’ve got all the details for the Home Entertainment that’s set for a UK release on April 7th!
Adventures abound as Bilbo, Gandalf and the Company of Dwarves continue their Quest through Middle-earth in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), arriving onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on 7 April from Warner Home Entertainment.The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug the second in a trilogy of films adapting the endearingly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, is directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, who also produces together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh.
Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Benedict Cumberbatch, »
- Dan Bullock
Warner Bros. announced today that director Peter Jackson's hit sequel The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Blu-ray Collector's Edition and DVD on April 8. Only 25,000 units of the Blu-ray Collector's Edition will be available for fans to purchase in the U.S. Take a look at the cover artwork and special features details for this highly-anticipated home video release.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be available on Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $105.43, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on 2-disc DVD Special Edition for $28.98. The Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray 3D includes two Gates of Erebor replica bookends from the Noble Collection and features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; only 25,000 will be available in the U.S. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version »
Plastic is inspired by true events and tells of a group of students who must pull off a jewel heist in Miami after they accidentally target a gangster in a credit car scam.
Gilbey’s directing credits include hoodlum thriller Rise Of The Foot Soldier and abduction thriller A Lonely Place To Die.
Cinema Management Group and Gateway Films previously collaborated »
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Slowly but surely our pals at Starz are releasing videos for upcoming Ronald D. Moore summer series Outlander, and today it’s the alternate ending to the First Look Trailer that we showed you two weeks ago, along with the third in our How to Speak Outlander lessons. Hey, it’s Dwalin from the Hobbit movies!
See an alternative ending to our first look Trailer. The epic tale becomes a reality. Welcome to the world of Outlander. Outlander comes to Starz Summer 2014 and will be internationally distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
Outlander stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Gary Lewis, Graham McTavish, Duncan Lacroix, Lotte Verbeek, Nell Hudson, and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore. Based on the international bestselling novels by Diana Gabaldon.
Trailer: Outlander – First Look Alternate Ending
Of Course we have that original trailer for you again:
Trailer: Outlander – First Look
- Erin Willard
Happy Monday, Outlander fans and pre-fans, we have bountiful gifts for ye, in the form of new character pictures plus the recent Fan Gathering on video, Right Here. The premiere is getting closer, I think I can hear bagpipes off in the distance…
For your reference, left to right, top to bottom, we have the lovely Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), followed by the ruggedly handsome Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), then Dougal MacKenzie (Graham McTavish), Colum MacKenzie (Gary Lewis), Geillis Duncan (Lotte Verbeek), Jonathan Randall (Tobias Menzies), Frank Randall (also Tobias Menzies), then another of the lovely Claire in Jamie’s time, and Claire with Geillis:
If you’d like to get a little taste of what’s to come, and what the book-based fandom is like, or if you’re one of them, definitely check out the 90-minute video of the Fan Gathering that took place recently in Los Angeles, »
- Erin Willard
It’s announcement season in TV land! Also known as the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour (the TCAs), during which networks bring producers and cast to talk about current and upcoming shows to a room full of TV critics.
For Starz, and happily for us, that meant the release of the first trailer and more for Outlander, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Helix) and based on the international best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon.
First, here’s a reminder of the synopsis:
The “Outlander” series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one grandiose tale. It follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, »
- Erin Willard
Us premium cable channel Starz is looking to join in the time-travelling TV world with an adaptation of the best selling novels Outlander. Not exactly Doctor Who but more Goodnight Sweetheart, the series follows a 1945 combat nurse who travels back to 1743 where she soon finds herself in a romance with a Scottish warrior. However, can a woman love two men over 200 years? And is that technically cheating? The series seems very romantically charged, and the trailer doesn’t give too much away. With there being 7 novels in the series by Diana Gabaldon, it looks as though the showrunners have plenty of material to work with.
Outlander, or Cross Stitch as it was titled in the UK, will be coming to Starz this summer and stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Gary Lewis, Graham McTavish, Duncan Lacroix, Lotte Verbeek and Nell Hudson.
The post Time Travelling First Trailer »
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Following a new photo earlier this weekend, Starz has released the first trailer for "Outlander," based on the internationally best-selling book series by Diana Gabaldon. Premiering this summer, "Outlander" stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Gary Lewis, Graham McTavish, Duncan Lacroix, Lotte Verbeek and Nell Hudson, and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore. The "Outlander" series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history and adventure in one epic tale. It follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and »
Based on the bestselling series of novels by Diana Gabaldon and produced by “Battlestar Galactica” fella Ron Moore, check out your first look trailer for Starz’s latest offering, the time-travel fantasy drama/romance “Outlander.” From the looks of this trailer, you’re in for some period fightin’ and some romancin’. This being Starz, there will probably be plenty of skin on show, too. Unless, of course, they decide to go prudish with this latest series, which is probably unlikely. Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. Starring Caitriona Balfe, »
So, did you make it through the holidays all right? Are you ready for 2014, now that we’re fully into it? We here at SciFi Mafia hope that all your dreams, fantastical or not, come true this year. Joining us in the good wishes are the lovely folk from Ronald D. Moore‘s upcoming time travel series Outlander:
Okay, okay, here’s what you Outlander-the-book-series fans are looking for. It’s the first pic of Claire and Jamie together, and it’s lovely:
In other Outlander news, Simon Callow has been cast as the Duke of Sandringham, and I’m hoping it’s a nice juicy part, he’s a wonderful actor. He’s been in many terrific projects over the years, but Doctor Who fans know him as Charles Dickens from “The Unquiet Dead”, an early Rose and Ninth Doctor episode, »
- Erin Willard
(L-r) John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito and Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi in Warner Bros. Pictures’ musical “Jersey Boys, ” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released their slate of films for 2014. Along with each movie’s synopsis and photos, you will find Hobbits, dolphins, legos, Godzilla as well as the latest info and first image of Clint Eastwood’s take on the musical Jersey Boys.
The cinematic lineup hosts a bevy of A-listers for fans of Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell, Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Bryan Cranston, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Kevin Spacey, and Christoph Waltz.
Further on down the cinematic »
- Michelle McCue
16 items from 2014
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