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Jackson On More "Smaug," "Dam Busters" Remake

22 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

If there was a surprise about "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" extended edition, it's the fact that it wasn't really that extended - the film scoring only an additional 13 minutes on top of its theatrical 169 minute runtime for a total of 182 minutes.

That quotient is being upped for the sequel. Filmmaker Peter Jackson confirmed at Comic Con that the upcoming "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" will clock in with around 25 minutes of extra footage. He tells Deadline:

"The Smaug movie, we've got 25 or 26 minutes of pretty good stuff for that DVD. The first one, there wasn't that much we left on the cutting room floor and it wasn't earth shattering. But this is worthwhile stuff that you haven't seen before."

'Smaug' has a 161 minute runtime, meaning the additions will bring it up to a 186 minute film.

With his work on the final "The Hobbit" drawing to a close, Jackson »

- Garth Franklin

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British Superhero To Be Made Into A Feature Film; Bananaman

9 May 2014 6:27 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Bananaman - a young boy named Eric who turns into an adult superhero when he eats a banana!, a new teaser website says very little besides the promise of a 2015 release date and that its being produced by Elstree Studio Productions, which is based in the UK. According to the Elstree Studios' website, "Some of the most famous feature films have been produced at Elstree over the years which include the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies, Superman, Moby Dick, The Dam Busters, The Shining, Ice Cold in Alex, and Labyrinth.  Over 800 feature films, and similar numbers of television programmes, have been produced at Elstree Studios." (Link below). The original strip, originated by Dave Donaldson  and Steve Bright, written and developed by the latter, and mostly drawn by John Geering until his death in 1999, is essentially a parody of Superman and Batman with shades of Captain Marvel and »

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Sherlock: nearly 10m viewers watch BBC detective's return | TV ratings - 1 January

2 January 2014 8:20 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Return of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman drama attracts biggest audience of the day – but not the festive season

Nearly 10 million viewers tuned in to find out how Sherlock survived his rooftop plunge on BBC1 on Wednesday night, the acclaimed drama's biggest audience yet.

The third series of the Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman drama began with an average of 9.2 million viewers between 9pm and 10.30pm, peaking with 9.7 million for its first five minutes.

Sherlock had the highest audience of the day but not the biggest of the holiday period, unable to top an opponent even more powerful than MoriartyMrs Brown's Boys, the BBC1 sitcom which drew 9.4 million viewers on Christmas Day.

It was more than the 7.5 million viewers who saw the opening episode of the first series in July 2010 and the 8.8 million who watched the start of the second series on New Year's Day 2012.

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- John Plunkett

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