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The Dark Crystal 4K Restoration Coming to Theaters in February from Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company, and Universal Pictures

Presented by Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company, and Universal Pictures as a two-night event, the recently restored The Dark Crystal (1982) will mesmerize audiences in theaters on February 25th and 28th. Keep reading for more awesome news on the beloved film from the minds of Jim Henson and Frank Oz:

Press Release: Denver – December 12, 2017 – Thirty-five years after it first stunned audiences and critics with its unprecedented visions and mythic storytelling, Jim Henson’s 1982 epic fantasy-adventure “The Dark Crystal,” co-directed by Henson and Frank Oz, will return to big screens nationwide in a special two-night presentation from Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company and Universal Pictures.

Newly restored in 4K (at select theaters), “The Dark Crystal” is a visually spectacular tale of a young hero who must find a legendary relic in order restore harmony to the universe. A watershed in fantasy filmmaking produced by Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back
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Trailer Trashin’: Return to a Galaxy Far, Far Away in the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Official Trailer

Happy Halloween, dear readers! Whether you’ll be out trick-or-treating, at home giving out candy, going to parties, or something else entirely, I hope you enjoy the holiday. Now, let’s take a look at the official trailer for the biggest movie of the rest of the year, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Premise: The Force Awakens is set approximately thirty years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983), and features new leads Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) alongside characters returning from the previous Star Wars films.

My take: I love Star Wars, I’m excited for this, let’s get into it.

0:08-0:16: Rey (Daisy Ridley) exploring what is presumably the wrecked Star Destroyer we saw in the second teaser. Her protective gear is reminiscent of both the Tusken Raiders/Sand People and Leia’s bounty hunter
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Doctor Who: Listen Review (Contains Spoilers)

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And that is the trouble with hype, ladies and gentleman. Ever since the script and rough cut were leaked, Listen has been quietly talked up in fan circles (and more recently in the press) as one of Steven Moffat’s best episodes and also one of his scariest. A pair of accolades that it in no way lives up to.

While there’s nothing that makes Listen a noticeably bad episode, there’s also nothing that really takes it above being average. And the thing that really holds it back from having the chance of living up to its hype is that it’s far too scattershot

Although the plotlines intersect most of the time and advance alongside each other, the choice of including the bootstrap paradoxes concerning the main characters takes away too much attention from the monsters when the only one that’s really important to the
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Second A Fantastic Fear of Everything Trailer

Second A Fantastic Fear of Everything Trailer
More than a year and a half after Simon Pegg debuted the first trailer for A Fantastic Fear of Everything on his Twitter page, we have the second trailer for this upcoming comedy. The actor portrays a children's author who becomes paranoid while researching serial killers for his new novel, which turns his life upside down while a Hollywood executive expresses interest in his story. Writer-director Crispian Mills' comedy debuts on iTunes January 7, before its theatrical debut February 7.

Jack (Simon Pegg) is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by an irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a lifeline by his long-suffering agent, and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in Jack's script, what should be his "big break" rapidly turns into his "big breakdown
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First Official Photo from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Teases Smaug's Treaure

First Official Photo from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Teases Smaug's Treaure
Yesterday, we showed you the first photo from The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the last movie in director Peter Jackson's Middle Earth trilogy. Today, we have our first look at the second movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, arriving in theaters next December. Martin Freeman is seen as Bilbo Baggins, sitting atop of massive pile of gold coins. However, he looks rather distraught, which means the powerful dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) is probably in the vicinity. Take a look at this image, then read on to see what screenwriter-producer Philippa Boyens had to say about Smaug.

Smaug plays a rather important part in this trilogy, as the fire-breathing obstacle Bilbo and his company must overcome to reclaim the dwarves homeland. Philippa Boyens teased that there is a major battle in the final movie, The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

"The dragon is a huge, wonderful, amazing part of the story,
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Bolg the Orc Revealed in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; Stephen Colbert Set for Cameo

Bolg the Orc Revealed in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; Stephen Colbert Set for Cameo
Three new photos have surfaced from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which give us our first look at the beastly Orc Bolg, as played by Conan Stevens. These photos also come with the news that comedian Stephen Colbert will have a cameo in one of the next two sequels. Check out the photos, and then read on for more information on the inclusion of The Colbert Report host in Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy.

The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert is set to make a cameo in one of the second two The Hobbit movies. All that is known is that his role will not be featured in the first movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, although it isn't specified if he will appear in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug or The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

Here's what the comedian had to say about his trip to the set last year.
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More guests and games coming to McM Expo London Comic Con

The organiser have already unveiled a spectacular line-up of movie, videogame, sci-fi, comics, anime and cosplay content for this month’s McM London Comic Con (check out those details here), but Britain’s biggest pop culture festival has just got even bigger! Here are some of the highlights from our second wave of announcements:

Film And TV Guests: Stephen Lobo and John Reardon, stars of Continuum, will be joining fellow cast members Tony Amendola and Roger Cross. Lobo plays former Liber8 member Matthew Kellog while Reardon plays Kiera’s husband, Greg Cameron. James Cosmo (Jeor Mormont) and Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel) from smash hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones will be at the show on Saturday, while Julian Glover (Grand Maester Pycelle) will be attending on the Sunday. Genelle Williams and Cch Pounder from popular sci-fi show Warehouse 13. Williams plays psychic B&B proprietor Leena in the show, while
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The Hobbit Confirmed for Three Movies!

The Hobbit Confirmed for Three Movies!
Last week, we reported that Warner Bros. and director Peter Jackson were in talks to expand The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again into a trilogy. Today, the filmmaker confirmed that a third movie is actually happening! Take a look at the statement he released on his Facebook page this morning.

"It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran (Walsh), Philippa (Boyens) and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie - and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to
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Peter Jackson Talks Possible 3rd Hobbit Movie

Peter Jackson Talks Possible 3rd Hobbit Movie
During Comic-Con a few weeks ago, Warner Bros.' reps were quick to dispell rumors that director Peter Jackson wants to make a third movie after The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Today we have video from the Comic-Con floor, where Peter Jackson confirms that talks are ongoing with Warner Bros. to shoot additional footage. Here's what he had to say, adding that he didn't know if extra footage will be used for extended editions, or a trilogy-making third Hobbit movie.

Comic-Con 2012: Peter Jackson Talks Possible 3rd Hobbit Movie

Yesterday, we reported that the filmmaker and Warner Bros. are currently in "accelerated talks" to make a third movie happen sometime next summer. Along with the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, the filmmakers acquired rights to the author's appendices, unpublished notes that expand this Middle Earth universe even more.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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The Hobbit May Yet Become a Trilogy

The Hobbit May Yet Become a Trilogy
During Comic-Con a few weeks ago, a Warner Bros. rep shot down rumors that Peter Jackson's two-part Middle Earth prequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will be expanded into a trilogy. Today, we have a new report claiming the director is in "accelerated" talks with the studio about making a third movie.

The filmmaker has said that he shot an abundance of material that he would not be able to fit into both movies, which sparked speculation that a third movie may be in the works. Warner Bros. is now reportedly on board with the proposal, if they can make it for the right price, since new deals will have to be negotiated with cast members. At any rate, a decision must be made very soon, according to an unidentified source close to the production.

"If we're going to do it, we
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Comic-con 2012: No Third Hobbit Movie Is Being Planned!

Comic-con 2012: No Third Hobbit Movie Is Being Planned!
Fans were expecting director Peter Jackson to announce a third The Hobbit film during Saturday's planned The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey panel. A Studio spokesperson has come forward to preemptively strike down those hopes and dreams.

This is what was said.

"[There are] no planned or surprise announcements. The plan was always for two."

The rumor started to spread about a third film due to the fact that Peter Jackson has shot way more footage than he can use in two movies. It is a very feasible idea, and Warner Bros. would be able to recoup more of the production cost.

Alas, unless that studio spokeperson is lying to keep the announcement a surprise, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again are the only two Hobbit movies we're going to be seeing in the near future.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes to theaters December 14th, 2012 and stars Elijah Wood,
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The Hobbit Movies Wrap Principal Photography

The Hobbit Movies Wrap Principal Photography
Director Peter Jackson announced that principal photography has wrapped on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. He also posted a set photo featuring himself behind a clapboard. Take a look at the message and photo that he posted on his earlier today.

"We made it! Shoot day 266 and the end of principal photography on The Hobbit. Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con!

Cheers, Peter J"

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes to theaters December 14th, 2012 and stars Elijah Wood, Billy Connolly, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Hugo Weaving, Martin Freeman, Evangeline Lilly. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again comes to theaters December 13th, 2013 and stars Ron Perlman, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis,
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Sixth The Hobbit Production Video Delves Into the Secret Lives of Dwarves

Sixth The Hobbit Production Video Delves Into the Secret Lives of Dwarves
The sixth production video for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and its sequel The Hobbit: There and Back Again has arrived, offering sight from director Peter Jackson's merry band of dwarfs including William Kircher as Bifur, Dean O'Gorman as Fili, Jed Brophy as Nori, and Adam Brown as Ori, as they show off some of the beautiful shooting locals in and around New Zealand with the rest of the cast and crew. Watch now.

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey: Production Video 6

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes to theaters December 14th, 2012 and stars Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again comes to theaters December 13th, 2013 and stars Ron Perlman, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Doug Jones, Kiran Shah, Billy Connolly.
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The Hobbit Adds Billy Connolly

The Hobbit Adds Billy Connolly
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been in production for several months already in New Zealand, but it's never too late to add one more cast member. Scottish actor Billy Connolly has joined The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as the mighty dwarf Dain Ironfoot, a cousin of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). Here's what director Peter Jackson had to say about his final cast member.

""We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connolly, the Big Yin himself. With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of The Hobbit is now complete. We can't wait to see him on the Battlefield!"

Peter Jackson is shooting both The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and its follow-up, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, back-to-back. It isn't said if Dain Ironfoot will appear in both movies, but it seems likely he will
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The Hobbit Shooting for Two Years Says Evangeline Lily

The Hobbit Shooting for Two Years Says Evangeline Lily
Director Peter Jackson is in the midst of production on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again in New Zealand. According to actress Evangeline Lilly, who plays Tauriel in both adventures, the back-to-back shoot will take two years to complete.

"I still have to go back for five more months of filming. (I've been there) on and off for the past six months. It's a two-year shoot in total for both films, and my contract had me blocked off for about a year. I come in and out of New Zealand throughout that year."

She also spoke more about her character Tauriel, a Mirkwood elf who appears to be quite dangerous.

"Yes, she is a warrior. She's actually the head of the Elven guard. She's the big shot in the army. So she knows how to wield any weapon, but the primary weapons that she
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The Hobbit Teams Up with Lego

The Hobbit Teams Up with Lego
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The Lego Group announced today a partnership that awards the world's leading construction toy brand exclusive rights to develop build-and-play construction sets based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the two films based on The Hobbit. The multi-year licensing agreement grants access to the library of characters, settings, and stories for The Lord of the Rings property, as well as films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Lego The Lord of the Rings construction sets are slated for a rolling global launch beginning in June 2012 in the United States, with Lego The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey scheduled for later in the year.

"Only Lego, with their expertise in the construction category, is capable of doing justice to the incredibly imaginative environments depicted in the world of The Lord of the Rings and the two films based on The Hobbit,
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Exclusive: Joe Letteri Talks The Evolution of Gollum in The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is available on Blu-ray and DVD this week. To celebrate the anticipated release of this smash hit prequel, we caught up with senior visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri to discuss the film's remarkable achievements in creating realistic, life-like apes. Andy Serkis, who brought the film's star Ape Caesar to life, is currently collaborating with Joe Letteri once again for The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

We asked Joe about the evolution of Gollum in The Hobbit: There and Back Again. This is what he had to say.

"Without getting into what he is going to look like on screen, and everything, because we are saving that...Technically, what has been good about this, is that we did Gollum the first time around, and it was the first time that we were doing performance capture in a film. But we couldn't record on the stage.
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Third The Hobbit Production Video from the Set!

Third The Hobbit Production Video from the Set!
Hot on the heels of his statement about why he wasn't bringing The Hobbit to Comic-Con International this year, Peter Jackson has released the 3rd production video from behind-the-scenes of Pinewood Studos, where they are currently filming the movie. Check out the magic below.

Click to watch The Hobbit Production Video #3!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes to theaters December 14th, 2012 and stars Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again comes to theaters December 13th, 2013 and stars Ron Perlman, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Doug Jones, Kiran Shah.
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Sdcc 2011: Peter Jackson Says The Hobbit Won't Be at Comic-Con

Sdcc 2011: Peter Jackson Says The Hobbit Won't Be at Comic-Con
Director Peter Jackson updated his Facebook page today to talk about how The Hobbit won't be coming to Comic-Con International this year.

"Good news and bad news today. Bad news is that we won't be doing any The Hobbit presentation at Comic Con in San Diego this year. New Line and Warner Bros were very happy to support a presentation, but I declined, simply because I felt it was too early. There's so much more of the films still to shoot. I just wanted to get that out there, because I've seen various references to the possibility of something Hobbity at Comic-Con. Hate to disappoint anyone. But something tells me we will be there in force next year.

Now for the good news...

We've just finished a new video blog, covering a little more of the first block of shooting. So please enjoy this-at least you don't have to travel
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The Hobbit Dwarves Oin and Gloin Revealed

The Hobbit Dwarves Oin and Gloin Revealed
Warner Bros. Pictures have revealed two more dwarves from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Get your first look at John Callen as Oin and Peter Hambleton as Gloin.

Distant cousins of Thorin Oakenshield, these two doughty Northern Dwarves join the Company out of a sense of loyalty to their kin, and also because they have a substantial sum of money invested in the venture. Along with Bombur, Gloin is the only other married Dwarf in the Company (there being a shortage of female dwarves in general). His wife is an acclaimed beauty with a particularly fine beard. Gloin is the proud father of a young son, Gimli, who will go on to become part of the famous Fellowship of the Ring.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes to theaters December 14th, 2012 and stars Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Martin Freeman,
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