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'Hobbit 3' Poster Unites Heroes in Battle Against Smaug

5 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If the epic safety video from The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies wasn't up your alley, then perhaps you'll enjoy a new poster from the final installment of this Middle Earth franchise.

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is seen brandishing his sword Sting, alongside Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and Thranduil (Lee Pace), with the massive dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) looming in the background.

Peter Jackson directs this final installment of his epic trilogy, which follows Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves, after they reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo's frantic attempts to make him see reason drive »

- MovieWeb

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Final Poster for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

6 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released what seems to be the final poster for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

The film stars Martin FreemanIan McKellenRichard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict CumberbatchCate BlanchettStephen Fry, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom.

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo's frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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'The Hobbit' Cast Star in Epic Air New Zealand Safety Video

6 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As The Hobbit trilogy kicked off with An Unexpected Journey, the franchise partnered with Air New Zealand for a safety video in 2012. The airline then debuted a Smaug airplane last year for The Desolation of Smaug. As the trilogy comes to a close this year with The Battle of The Five Armies, director Peter Jackson and star Elijah Wood have teamed up for "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made".

Clocking in at just over four and a half minutes, this safety video also features cameos from Dean O'Gorman (Fili), Sylvester McCoy (Radagast the Brown) and Weta Workshop co-founder Sir Richard Taylor.

Here's what Peter Jackson had to say about this epic video, which was directed by New Zealand native filmmaker Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows).

"Air New Zealand has created yet another fantastic video to celebrate The Hobbit films. I had a lot of fun on »

- MovieWeb

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New poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, budget for the trilogy swells to $745 million

6 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amid reports that the budget of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy has swelled to a whopping $745 million (compared to $297 million for The Lord of the Rings), a rather fine new poster for the final chapter, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, has arrived online, and we’ve got it for you here…

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But »

- Gary Collinson

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Int’l Box Office Final: ‘Guardians’ Now 3rd Biggest Marvel Movie Ever

20 October 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

3rd Update, 2:45 Pm (Pt): Finals are in for Guardians Of The Galaxy, the No. 1 Bollywood movie this year stateside Bang Bang, director David Fincher’s thriller Gone Girl (which passed $100M stateside), the Denzel Washington action/drama The Equalizer, the animated The Boxtrolls, the Ya hit The Maze Runner, Luc Besson’s Lucy, Universal’s Dracula Untold, Fox’s sequel Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Ice Age: The Meltdown In 3-D which debuted in China this weekend to $3.2M on 2,800 plays, and also its buddy comedy Let’s Be Cops. In addition, Warner Bros.’ just reported for its horror film Annabelle and the courtroom drama starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall The Judge, and lest we forget Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which debuted strong in the UK this weekend) and Hercules which are still playing in 17 markets. Final tallies for stateside newcomers Fox »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Billy Boyd to sing the end credits song for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

20 October 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Billy Boyd and company were responsible for one of the most suspense filled and dramatic moments in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy.  Pippin’s heartful rendition of ‘The Edge of Night’ is one of my favourite moments and one of the best original songs to come out of the series. With that in mind it is no surprise young Peregrin Took has been invited back to test his vocal chords once again.

A recent announcement suggests that Lord of the Ring’s Pippin – a.k.a. Billy Boyd – will be taking on the challenge of singing the final Hobbit credits song. Considering previous Hobbit original songs have not quite lived up to the reputation of Oscar-winning Lotr songs like Annie Lennox’s ‘Into the West’, Boyd has the chance to make a real mark and round off the latest trilogy in award-winning style.

A hint was dropped that »

- Alfie Nobes

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Bats Swarm For Dracula Untold Concept Art

20 October 2014 6:59 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Andrei Riabovitchev Now Playing! Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Gary Shore directs and Michael De Luca produces the epic action-adventure that co-stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks. Starring: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Diarmaid Murtagh, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks Directed By Gary Shore * Screenplay By Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless »

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Universal Confirms Dracula Untold is the First Entry in a Shared Monster Universe

18 October 2014 7:23 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

Shared cinematic universes are all the rage now; and even the monsters are getting in on the act. Universal Studios confirms what has been rumored for a year now. There will be a unified film universe for the iconic movie monsters and Dracula Untold is the first volley in the game.

History is repeating itself. Back in 1931, Dracula (Starring Bela Lugosi) became a monster hit (pun intended) for Universal Studios and ushered in a slate of successful monsters franchises—Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and the Creature from the Black Lagoon.  These monsters eventually segued into the first-ever shared cinematic universe. (Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman;  the House of Frankenstein; the House of Dracula; and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein). Fast forward 83 years and once again, that Transylvanian blood-drinker is the first entrant in a shared monster-verse.

We’ve heard unofficially for months now that Universal Studios is »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Saturday Morning Cartoon: The Punny Charms of ‘Count Duckula’

18 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Dracula Untold was out last weekend, starring burgeoning (maybe?) Hollywood talent Luke Evans as the title vampire. Or, rather, as the title historical figure with a particular fondness for bats. This is one of those Vlad the Impaler-focused stories, moving to the source material of this age-old Balkan legend. As usual, I won’t dive into the details of whether this particular new release is terrible. Instead, let’s look at some much more successfully entertaining Transylvanian fare. It may not involve Dominic Cooper but it does involve ducks. I am talking, of course, about the evergreen ridiculousness of Count Duckula, scion of the line of Duckula. As the opening credits explain, he was resurrected by his scheming butler Igor and gregarious Nanny when the moon was in the eighth house of Aquarius. They accidentally used ketchup instead of blood in the ritual, so he’s the world’s first vegetarian vampire. He »

- Daniel Walber

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Hey Hollywood, Please Don't Soften Up Badass Characters!

17 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I went and saw Universal PicturesDracula Untold last weekend, and not only was I extremely disappointed in the story and script, but their portrayal of Dracula was absurd. Dracula is a badass character, he's suppose to be a very scary dude, and even the real life person that he's based on, Vlad, is just as terrifying, maybe even more so! That is a man that should be feared. Unfortunately, the people who made Dracula Untold removed all of that from this character. They made him a soft heroic person that absolutely does not strike fear in the hearts of men. Dracula is supposed to be a villain. The furthest they should take him away from that would be to make him an anti-hero, but they didn't even play with that notion. I will say that Luke Evans played the part fantastically! It was just the way that the »

- Joey Paur

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Four new banners for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

16 October 2014 3:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Taking a break from the series of character posters, four new banners has arrived online for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the final chapter of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel series The Hobbit. Check them out…

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, »

- Gary Collinson

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Sink Your Teeth Into Dracula Untold Concept Art

15 October 2014 3:26 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Frame Store Concept Art by Maciej Kuciara Concept Art by Mauro Borrelli Concept Art by Jason Horley Now Playing! Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Gary Shore directs and Michael De Luca produces the epic action-adventure that co-stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks. Starring: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Diarmaid Murtagh, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks Directed By Gary Shore * Screenplay By Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless »

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Three more posters for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

15 October 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve had daily character posters from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this past week, and now we’ve got three new one-sheets for the “defining chapter” of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy…

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has »

- Gary Collinson

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'Hobbit 3' Posters and Banners Tease Key Action Scenes

15 October 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After a beautifully executed series of 9 character posters released throughout last week, we now get two more posters and three banners teasing key action sequences from the upcoming trilogy ending sequel The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies.

Gandalf (Ian McKellen) lies amongst the rubble of war, bleeding from the head as Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) comforts him with a kiss in both a poster and a banner. In the second poster, we see Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, who has become obsessed with his reclaimed treasure as the Orcs march towards the Lonely Mountain. That moment is depicted in the second banner. And finally, we see Lee Pace as Legolas' father Thranduil, who gallantly leads the charge as part of the first army.

This December, The Hobbit trilogy concludes as Bilbo Baggins joins the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to keep »

- MovieWeb

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The Onslaught of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Posters and Banners Continues

15 October 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Have you had enough of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies posters and banners yet?  Of course not!  Science shows that unless a movie has at least 23 posters, it will drastically underperform at the box office.  Thankfully, in addition to all of the other posters Warner Bros. has recently released for the movie, we now have three more posters along with three banners.  With this many posters and banners, how can you not see this movie? Hit the jump to check out the new posters and banners.  The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, and Luke Evans with Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Smaug.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens in 2D, 3D, Hfr 3D, and IMAX 3D on December 17th. Via Warner Bros. Here’s the official synopsis for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies »

- Matt Goldberg

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'Hobbit 3' Poster Series Ends with Bilbo Baggins

14 October 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has come full circle with their character poster roll out for The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, showcasing another one-sheet featuring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo Baggins was the first poster to debut last week, featuring the actor holding his trusty sword Sting, followed by Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly).

In The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, Bilbo, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves have reclaimed their homeland, but, at the same time, they have also freed the deadly dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), who unleashes his fiery fury upon the untwitting residents of Lake-town. This group of men, dwarfs and elves must either unite or be destroyed as The Battle of the Five Armies begins.

Take a look at the final character poster, »

- MovieWeb

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Bilbo Baggins gets another character poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

14 October 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the promotional campaign for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies heating up, we’ve been treated to character posters for Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Galadriel, Legolas, Bard, Thorin Oakenshield, Tauriel and Thranduil over the past few days, and now it’s the turn of Bilbo once again, with Martin Freeman taking centre stage in the latest one-sheet for the fantasy epic. Take a look…

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him »

- Gary Collinson

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8 Character Posters for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Stare You Down

14 October 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over the last several days Warner Bros. has been releasing a series of character posters promoting the December 17 release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the final film in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, which has basically become a punchline for everyone as of late. Hell, there was even a joke about it during the puppet sketch on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. The studio has dubbed this the "defining chapter" in the overlong franchise and who knows, maybe some redemption can still be found after the hours spent with Bilbo and the gang over the course of the Unexpected Journey and the Desolation of Smaug. I'm not expecting much, but perhaps those lowered expectations are exactly what this franchise needs. As for these posters, you get a look at Bard (Luke Evans), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Thorn (Richard Armitage), Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), Thranduil (Lee Pace) and, »

- Brad Brevet

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Dracula Untold Review: Better Left Unsaid

13 October 2014 10:23 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

I applaud Universal for trying to create a new unified monster film universe using their classic monsters as the source material. I also very much think the idea of Dracula Untold was excellent on paper, but lost everything in the execution. By taking one of literature's greatest monsters and further tying him to his historical roots, the story of the origin of Dracula is perfectly suited for the jumping off point in Universal's grand plan. Unfortunately, the movie isn't very good.

Luke Evans (Fast And Furious 6) plays Vlad Dracula, a family man and ruler of a small group of Transylvanians that resides in his castle in Europe. As a boy, Vlad was given to the Turks to be trained to fight their wars and his bloodlust turned him into a military genius that saved Transylvania and made him a legend as "Lord Impaler." As the story begins, Vlad and his »

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Box Office Mojo: The Case of the Mysterious Disappearance and Reappearance of a Website

13 October 2014 7:04 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Box Office Mojo is back – and how tons of information online can vanish when you least expect it By now, everyone who cares about movie box-office information is aware that the website Box Office Mojo, the Web's premier source of box-office news and data, is back online after disappearing for much of Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, 2014. During that period of total silence, Twitter was abuzz with speculations — a technical glitch? A hacker attack? An alien invasion? — lamentations, and eulogies. For a brief while, the ever-reliable (sarcasm) Wikipedia referred to Box Office Mojo in the past tense. How did it all happen? Well, some time on Friday, journalists, bloggers, and box-office aficionados noticed that Box Office Mojo was being redirected to an Internet Movie Database page featuring the latest box-office information — which, on that site, isn't either much "latest" or much information at all. But why would Box Office Mojo be redirected to the IMDb? »

- Andre Soares

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