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Ian McKellen spends his last day as Gandalf on the 'Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' set

24 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Wellington, Nz. Perhaps it's the blustery winterish weather outside and the relative warmth and stillness inside the vast, canvas-covered tent/structure that give Sir Ian McKellen comfort. Maybe it's the lure of craft services dessert that give him cause to stay. Or maybe the venerable thespian is just in an introspective mood. Whatever the cause, as wind howls outside and various members of the "Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" crew scurry in and out of the door, accompanied by chilly gusts and intruding drizzle, McKellen holds court with a small group of reporters for nearly 45 minutes. Some of that time is spent on The State of Gandalf and the events that may or may not be on-tap for the third installment of Peter Jackson's second Tolkien-based trilogy, but far more of the interview is dedicated to deep reflection, delivered in the same authoritative and sonorous tone »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Billy Boyd's theme to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies released

22 November 2014 10:04 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The official video for Billy Boyd's end theme to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has been released.

'The Last Goodbye' will run over the end credits of the final film in the trilogy.

The Lord of the Rings actor has already lent his voice to Peter Jackson, performing 'Edge of Night' in Return of the King, which was also used in one of the trailers for Five Armies.

Boyd who played Pippin Took in the trilogy co-wrote the song with filmmakers Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – starring Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Luke Evans – will be released on December 12 in the UK and on December 17 in the Us.

Watch a trailer for the film here. »

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'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' Last Goodbye Music Video

21 November 2014 5:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, we reported that actor/singer Billy Boyd, who played Peregrin Took in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is singing the end credits song for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. While the song itself debuted last week, Warner Bros.' WaterTower Music has released an official music video.

This four and a half minute video features plenty of footage from director Peter Jackson's final Hobbit adventure, along with Billy Boyd signing and playing guitar in the recording booth. The actor/musician co-wrote the song with filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Billy Boyd had this to say about how they wanted to say goodbye to audiences with this song.

"We had to get the song just right, to send the audience out of the movie theater in the most perfect way we could. But I don't »

- MovieWeb

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See the exclusive music video for 'The Hobbit's 'Last Goodbye,' with Billy Boyd and goosebumps aplenty

21 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

When it came to finally bid farewell to Middle-earth after 16 years and six epic films, Peter Jackson gave the last word to one of the original members of the Fellowship. Billy Boyd, who portrayed loyal hobbit Pippin in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, collaborated with Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens to write "The Last Goodbye," the song that will play over the credits when The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens on Dec. 17. "We had to get the song just right, to send the audience out of the movie theater in the most perfect way we could, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Watch All Three Films in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy on Monday, December 15

14 November 2014 11:19 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As the Studio has done in the past with such epic film series as “Harry Potter” and “The Dark Knight,” Warner Bros. Pictures, in conjunction with New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), is once again treating über-fans to a movie marathon, this time in celebration of the highly anticipated finale of Peter Jackson’s blockbuster “The Hobbit” Trilogy.

On Marathon Monday, December 15—two days prior to the third and final film’s theatrical release—moviegoers in select theaters across North America can experience Middle-earth one last time, beginning with “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” followed by “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” and, a full 24 hours prior to its theatrical release, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”

Tickets for Marathon Monday go on sale Friday, November 14 at 12:00 p.m. Est / 9:00 a.m. Pst, the same date and time as tickets for opening day of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies »

- Michelle McCue

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Peter Jackson is still editing The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

14 November 2014 7:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With its U.K. December 12th air date edging ever closer, Peter Jackson has revealed in an intimate interview with New Zealand Radio News that he is still working hard editing The Battle of the Five Armies, the third and final instalment of The Hobbit saga. Jackson admits that he is working “22 hours a day…so it’s pretty full on at the moment…I’ll be delighted when it’s finished…but obviously there will be a bittersweet quality to it.”

Anyone who has purchased the Extended Editions of the previous two movies will already understand just exactly how hard Jackson and company work to finish these pictures off in time. For the first movie, Peter Jackson and his team of editors were still working diligently right up until the morning of the worldwide premiere in Wellington and there was a similar story for The Desolation of Smaug.

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- Gavin Logan

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'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' Billy Boyd Song Debuts

12 November 2014 1:22 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the news that fans can see all three Hobbit movies in a trilogy marathon next month, Warner Bros.' WaterTower Music has released the end credits song for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, "The Last Goodbye," along with a new TV spot.

We reported last month that Billy Boyd, who played Peregrin Took in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is singing "The Last Goodbye," which he also co-wrote with filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. Here's what the filmmakers had to say in a statement about the song from last month.

"It is hard, after 16 years and six films, to know exactly how to say goodbye. We knew that we wanted to speak directly to all those who have taken this journey with us, especially to the fans whose love of these films has so often kept us going. This is why we asked Billy Boyd, »

- MovieWeb

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Final Trailer For The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

6 November 2014 9:17 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Time to visit Middle-earth one last time. Here’s the final trailer for the final Hobbit film.

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 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, »

- Michelle McCue

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New Trailer and Artwork for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Released

6 November 2014 2:35 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The “Hobbit” films have been brewing to the epic battle involving the Orcs, humans, elves, dwarves, a large dragon and a small hobbit, and the latest trailer for the final installation of The “Hobbit” trilogy, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is here to provide a glimpse of the action. Take a look at the trailer below the post, as well as some new artwork! “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro (based, of course, on the novel “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien). The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen,  [ Read More ]

The post New Trailer and Artwork for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Released appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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Watch the epic final trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

6 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has premiered its final trailer online.

Peter Jackson's fantasy blockbuster will bring the curtain down on the Middle-earth saga, which began with 2001's Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, when it opens in cinemas this December.

Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Luke Evans will all return for The Battle of the Five Armies, which reportedly climaxes with a 45-minute action sequence.

Lord of the Rings star Billy Boyd will provide closing credits song 'The Last Goodbye' for the movie. The Pippin Took actor co-wrote the track with filmmakers Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be released on December 12 in the UK and on December 17 in the Us. »

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Holiday 2014 Forecast: 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

1 November 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

<< Back to Holiday 2014 ForecastThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesRelease Date: December 17th (3D & IMAX)Studio: Warner Bros.Genre: FantasyDirector: Peter JacksonWriters: Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del ToroCast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitrage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando BloomStudio Description: Bilbo and Company are forced to be embraced in a war against an armed flock of combatants and the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and incinerating all of Middle-Earth. Analysis: Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy concludes this December with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Advertisements promise that this will be "the defining chapter" of the franchise, and fans of the Middle Earth saga are surely excited to see the titular battle portrayed on the big screen. Outside of hardcore fans, though, it doesn't seem like there's much excitement surrounding this finale. »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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

31 October 2014 3:42 PM, PDT | 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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Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd to sing The Hobbit theme

25 October 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ahead of its December release, it has been announced that The Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd will perform the end title song in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

The actor, who played Peregrin 'Pippin' Took in the first Tolkien film trilogy, co-wrote 'The Last Goodbye' with the filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

They said: "It is hard, after 16 years and six films, to know exactly how to say goodbye. We knew that we wanted to speak directly to all those who have taken this journey with us, especially to the fans whose love of these films has so often kept us going. This is why we asked Billy Boyd, who has been with us from the very beginning, and whose portrayal as Peregrin Took in The Lord of the Rings films is so beloved, to help write and perform the final song in this trilogy. »

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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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Weta Digital: Peter Jackson’s VFX Company is About ‘Immersive Filmmaking’

22 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Weta Digital is observing its 20th anniversary this year, but the celebration is low-key, because the team is too busy to rest on its laurels.

Top priorities include “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies,” the culmination of 17 years and six films in the J.R.R. Tolkien canon; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” slated to bow in 2016; and the upcoming “Avatar” films. Then on to other projects, both large and small.

Peter Jackson has five companies in Wellington, but Weta Digital is the best known, thanks to its visual-effects breakthrough creations such as Gollum, Caesar, Smaug and the Na’vis.

Joe Letteri, the company’s director and senior visual effects supervisor, says, “If we can shoot it live-action, great. If not, we’ll do it digitally.” (Letteri is in the above photo, flanked by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson.)

The company’s executive producer David Conley adds that Weta Digital is unlike traditional visual-effects houses. »

- Tim Gray

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Billy Boyd To Sing The Hobbit's Closing Credits Song

21 October 2014 12:18 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With fitting circularity, the Hobbit saga will end pretty much as The Lord Of The Rings did 12 years earlier with Billy Boyd - Pippin, no less - singing out The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies with a closing credits song. In collaboration with Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh, the actor, singer and once-Hobbit has co-written an original song, 'The Last Goodbye', which he'll perform over the end credits, presumably using a battered orc as a mic stand, in collaboration with. The news was spotted by Hitflix on a For Your Consideration award from Warner Bros., who'll no doubt be hoping that Boyd gets some belated Best Song acclaim at the Oscars next year.As Peregrin 'Pippin' Took, of course, he sang 'The Edge Of Night' towards the conclusion of The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King and has kept his vocal chords »

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Lotr's Pippin Will Return to Middle Earth with a Song for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

20 October 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

As we bear down on the third and final installment of The (interminable and also delightful) Hobbit Saga, Peter Jackson is looking to exploit our nostalgia for his other Middle Earth trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. Or possibly he is feeling nostalgic himself and no one ever says no to him so he does what he wants. Either way, it’s good news for fans.

Remember in the Return of the King when Pippin, played by Billy Boyd, sang “The Edge of Night” while Denethor, son of Ecthelion, wonderfully played by John Noble, grossly ate that chicken leg and that grape tomato and we hated him so much and wondered why couldn’t he see how great Faramir was and also wondered why Jackson had ruined Faramir and made him actually weak instead of strong in a way that Denethor and Boromir just couldn’t understand??? Wow, that got away from me. »

- Mily Dunbar

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Pippin Will Sing Again, This Time Over the End Credits of the Final Hobbit Movie

20 October 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Remember how much you liked it when Pippin sang in Return of the King? That can't even compare to how much Peter Jackson liked it. First the director used Rotk's "Edge of Night" in the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and now he's brought back actor Billy Boyd to sing a new song, "The Last Goodbye," over the end credits of the final Hobbit movie. Boyd apparently wrote the song alongside Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh, which means the road to Billy Boyd, Egot winner, begins today. »

- Nate Jones

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'Rings' star will sing 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' credits song

20 October 2014 5:32 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Billy Boyd’s performance of “Edge of Night” in “Return of the King” is among the most stirring sequences in Peter Jackson’s original “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. After Denethor (John Noble) requests a ditty, Boyd’s Pippin serenades the king’s court with the memorable, falsetto ballad. Adapted by screenwriter Philippa Boyens from J.R.R. Tolkien’s poem, “A Walking Song,” and scored by composer Howard Shore, Jackson juxtaposes the haunting melody with shots of Faramir (David Wenham) battling over Osgiliath. “Return of the King” won 11 Oscars at the 2004 Academy Awards, “Edge of Night” didn’t earn any love — Best Song honors that year went to another “Lord of the Rings” tune: Annie Lennox’s “Into the West.” Jackson’s recent “Hobbit” films haven’t fared as well in the past two awards seasons, but that could change when Boyd gets a second chance at Oscar glory. According to information posted to Warner Bros. »

- Matt Patches

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