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Christopher Lee Talks Saruman in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

31 December 2011 10:03 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to return quite a few characters from The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy, but one of fandom's favorites is legendary actor Christopher Lee as Saruman.

While the character wasn't present in J.R.R. Tolkien's original novel, future literature noted that Saruman was quite active during the time of this adventure, and director Peter Jackson is going to focus on some of that history with his interpretation of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Over the holidays, Christopher Lee brought a special message to his fans, offering some insight into Saruman's plight in this new movie. He also speaks out on his appearances in Hugo, The Wicker Tree, and Dark Shadows.

Check out the video below.

This is what Christopher Lee had to say about Saruman in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

"I did my part in about four days. What is extremely important is, »

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Peter Jackson Explains the Difference Between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

30 December 2011 8:59 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Those familiar with J.R.R. Tolkien's novels know there is a difference in tone between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but with director and co-writer Peter Jackson in charge of the two-part adaptation of The Hobbit (with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey set to open next December, followed by The Hobbit: There and Back Again in 2013) and adding in characters from his Lord of the Rings movies regardless of whether they were in Tolkien's original text, it would seem that Jackson was looking to make The Hobbit more like The Lord of the Rings. However, in the recent issue of Total Film (via io9), Jackson revealed that The Hobbit will be very different from The Lord of the Rings.

The Hobbit is very much a children's book and The Lord of the Rings is something else; it's not really aimed at children at all. I realized »

- Ryan Gowland

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Peter Jackson Discusses The Hobbit Trailer and Martin Freeman Discusses Meeting Gollum; New Set Photos Released

29 December 2011 10:21 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

For fans of the Lord of the Rings, one of the biggest treats of the holiday season was the release of first trailer for The Hobbit, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Shot in two parts by director and co-writer Peter JacksonThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released next December, followed by The Hobbit: There and Back Again in 2013 — the trailer was put together while the movie was still being shot.

"We're only half way through shooting, so it was just a case of selecting bits from the stuff we'd shot, even though there's still a lot of big scenes we haven't shot yet," Jackson told Adelaide Now after the release of the trailer. "We just wanted to give people a bit of old, a bit of new and a sense of the tone of the film."

Next Showing:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - »

- Ryan Gowland

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Blu-ray Review: Thrilling, Satisfying ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

29 December 2011 9:17 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Have a gift card burning a hole in your wallet? Want a new movie? There are few better options for new release Blu-rays than Fox’s stellar reboot, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” one of the most surprising critical and commercial smashes of 2011. The special features are extensive and impressive and the movie holds up remarkably on repeat viewing. Expertly directed by Rupart Wyatt, who perfectly choreographs amazing cinematography and effects work,and featuring a landmark mo-cap performance from Andy Serkis, this isn’t just a must-see, it’s a must-own.

Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0

After Tim Burton’s sterile “Planet of the Apes” in 2001, who would have guessed that we would get an entry in the same franchise that not only works creatively but, on a filmmaking level, is the best of the entire series? The 1968 original will always have the pop culture influence that makes it the sentimental favorite, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Peter Jackson Promises ‘The Hobbit’ Will Be ‘More Playful’ Than ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy

29 December 2011 7:34 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Audiences expecting more of the brand of large maturity found in The Lord of the Rings trilogy might be surprised when they check out The Hobbit. Especially people who’ve never read the books. Same director. Same world. Different style. Talking to Total Film, director Peter Jackson had a lot to say about his journey back to Middle-earth. He’s been kind enough to update fans through production video diaries, but here, he explains that his forthcoming flick will be “more playful” than the previous ones featuring Frodo and his merry band. “The Hobbit is very much a children’s book and The Lord of the Rings is something else; it’s not really aimed at children at all. I realized the characters of the dwarves are the difference. Their energy and disdain of anything politically correct brings a new kind of spirit to it. And that’s why I thought, ‘Okay »

- Cole Abaius

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Peter Jackson Explains The Difference Between The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings

29 December 2011 5:33 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Source: Total Film via io9 Peter Jackson on how The Hobbit differs from The Lord of the Rings: Jackson: "The Hobbit is very much a children's book and The Lord of the Rings is something else; it's not really aimed at children at all. I realized the characters of the dwarves are the difference. Their energy and disdain of anything politically correct brings a new kind of spirit to it. And that's why I thought, Ok, this could be fun!" If you though Joss Whedon had it tough spreading screentime amongst his ensemble cast, Peter Jackson has it even tougher. Here, Jackson briefly comments on that challenge: Jackson: "That was something I worried about. I imagined 13 guys with long hair and beards and I thought, 'How are we ever going to know which dwarf is which? It's an ensemble from hell really. I thought nine members of the Fellowship was a problem; but here, »

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My 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2012

27 December 2011 2:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

2011 is about to come to a close and as I am prepping my Top 10 list of movies of the last year I decided to take a break and share my Top 10 most anticipated film of 2012. Next year looks like an amazing year of movies and there are a ton of great films being released including one of my most anticipated movies of all time, and with that I'll start off with my number one most anticipated film...

1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

This is a film adaptation I've been waiting to see since I first read The Hobbit as a little kid. As big of a fan as I am of The Lord of the Rings, I have always had a much deeper connection with The Hobbit. I'm so happy and excited that Peter Jackson ended up taking the director's chair; there's no doubt he's going to pull off another magnificent Middle Earth story. »

- Venkman

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'The Hobbit': New production video shows a permanent Hobbiton

27 December 2011 1:17 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Have you been dreaming of heading off to Matamata, New Zealand to visit the set of "The Lord of the Rings?" Are you dying to visit Hobbiton? While there are tours of the location, the structures were never permanent. Well, according to the newest production video from the set of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," that has all changed.

The fifth video to be released from the set not only shows some of the most amazingly beautiful vistas we've ever seen, it brings us back to the Hobbiton set. Director Peter Jackson explains that this time, they've built everything out of long lasting materials so that the Hobbit holes and the entire town can stand the test of time.

In addition to a tour through the set, we get to see Elijah Wood, who plays Frodo take a trip down memory lane. He was 19 when he first started production on »

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Germain’s 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2012

27 December 2011 12:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If 2012 is the end of the world, that's all right with me. Hollywood has overstocked the Mayan calendar's final year with so many potentially amazing movies that trying to cut it down to a top ten was virtually impossible. How could movies like The Amazing Spider-Man, Brave or Lincoln not be on this list? Ten then became twenty, which was more satisfying but there were still a few major films lingering. So, while I could have easily done 30, here are my ten most anticipated films with a bloated honorable mention list. Is your most anticipated on the list? Here are my honorable mention anticipated films of 2012, from least to most anticipated: John Carter, This is 40, World War Z, Gangster Squad, Wreck-It Ralph, Lincoln, The Amazing Spider-Man, Brave, American Reunion, Looper And now the top 10, complete with photos and brief descriptions. 10. Les Miserables - While I have a feeling this musical »

- Germain Lussier

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New 'Hobbit' Production Diary Takes You To Hobbiton

27 December 2011 10:15 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

The first thing you notice during this new production diary for "The Hobbit"? The dwarves.

The dwarves are kayaking through the river in a big raft. They're on location, riding horses and brandishing swords and running against green screens. There's a lot to see; twelve minutes of it, to be exact, taking you through the trailers and the production studios and the computer labs where all of the work gets done.

Check out the "Hobbit" trailer!

There's honestly too much to summarize, so you'll have to check it out for yourself. That said, the Shire shows up, as do Elijah Wood (reprising Frodo) and Ian McKellan (reprising Gandalf). Hobbiton's been recreated for the new film, and Wood gives his thoughts on returning to the Tolkien-verse after 11 years away. Andy Serkis (Gollum) also shows up -- as a 2nd Unit Director, if you didn't know about his expanded role.

December 2012 is a long while away, »

- Jeremy Gordon

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Win Arena on Blu-ray

27 December 2011 2:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Rising star Kellan Lutz (Twilight series, Nightmare on Elm Street) and the inimitable Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, The Avengers) face off in the action-packed, visually stunning thrill ride Arena, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD this January 9 courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and to celebrate we’ve got 3 copies of the Blu-ray to give-away!

How do you make a fortune from the bloodlust of millions?  One sadistically savvy businessman (Samuel L. Jackson) has created an empire with his brutal, fight-to-the-death gladiator website.  His newest warrior is David Lord (Kellan Lutz), a kidnapped fireman, now imprisoned and forced to fight for his life. To buy his freedom, Lord agrees to do a series of lethal bouts…

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question using the form below:

Arena star Kellan Lutz is best known for what series of films?

The Lord of the Rings »

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Lord of the Rings Director Peter Jackson's Latest Video Diary From The Hobbit Set

26 December 2011 5:48 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Holy Hobbit! Ever wondered just how much it takes to pull off and create an epic film like The Lord of the Rings' prologue, The Hobbit? Well, now you'll know! Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson has released a new production diary from the set of the Lotr prequel. And the always web-savvy director offers up exactly the kind of detailed making-of video that fans have come to expect. After 110 days shooting in the studio, the massive crew of 500, and cast members like Elijah Wood, head outdoors to the scenic wilds of New Zealand in what they describe as "the biggest logistical move in cinematic history"—packing up and preparing everything from hobbit feet and makeup to goats »

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The Hobbit: Peter Jackson Discusses "Location Shooting" in 5th Production Video

26 December 2011 12:06 PM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Following hot on the furry little heels of the release of the first poster and trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first chapter of the two-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings (Lotr) trilogy — and just in time for the holidays — co-writer, producer and director Peter Jackson has delivered yet another "present" for the fans: a new video blog offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.

The fifth such production video blog Jackson has released to date, the latest one focuses on "the logistics of location shooting." As boring as that may sound to some — and we do see a lot of loading and unloading of vehicles and equipment — the 12-minute video also contains beautiful shots of New Zealand and "Hobbiton" and tons of footage of cast members on the set in full costume, from original Lotr actors like Sir Ian McKellen as the »

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'The Hobbit': Elijah Wood returns to the Shire in new on-set video

24 December 2011 8:55 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new behind-the-scenes video from The Hobbit shoot has been released. The latest clip sees Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins) return to the shire 11 years after production began on Peter Jackson's The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. In addition to Jackson and Wood, The Hobbit stars Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins) also feature. Other scenes detAil the logistical challenges of filming on location in New Zealand, while an epic river rafting set piece featuring several hobbits is also teased. The first trAiler for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was unveiled earlier this week, along with new artwork depicting the beginning of Bilbo's adventure in Middle Earth. Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Orlando (more) »

- By Daniel Sperling

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Peter Jackson Goes On Location For ‘The Hobbit’ Production Video #5

23 December 2011 1:04 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After some nerd tears were shed over the lackluster debut trailer for Peter Jackson‘s first prequel to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the director is quick to return with a new production featurette. This is the fifth in his series of video blogs, and after shooting 110 days in a studio, Jackson takes us into the New Zealand wild on location. The first half of the video discusses the many logistics of moving around such a massive crew, including everything from toilet paper to wigs to much-needed alcohol.

We then venture into Hobbitton, where we see a bit of Elijah Wood reminiscing over his first experience here nearly 12 years ago and then some insight to how they are building a living, breathing town. These technical pieces do much more for me than the trailer and make for a great holiday treat. Check it out below via the official Facebook page, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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12 minutes of behind the scenes footage from The Hobbit!

23 December 2011 12:21 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

That's something you don't see everyday.  As if that full trailer wasn't enough to whet your appetite, Peter Jackson and crew have released a fifth production diary for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This one focuses on their shots on location, and like with The Lord Of The Rings, it's beautiful enough to get you to wishing for that New Zealand vacation right away. More than 12 minutes of footage is yours to enjoy. Not sure how you could be more sold on this film, but there you have it. One more year to go »

- Alex Riviello

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Best/Worst Movie Promos of the Week: Only the Best for the Holidays from ‘Prometheus’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rise’

23 December 2011 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, maybe not for our worst three movie promos of the week, but at least they still have time to kick things up a notch before their releases. However, even though there was an obvious bottom three this time around, the promotional material released this past week has generally been pretty solid. Of course the big news is the debut of the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and, even as someone who wasn’t exactly caught up in The Lord of the Rings craze, An Unexpected Journey is looking pretty good. In other big budget, CGI-to-the-max news, we also got the trailer for Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer and the combination of a doe-eyed Nicholas Hoult plus some wicked flaming tree...

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Wood Worried About Decline Of Successful Blockbusters

23 December 2011 4:01 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Elijah Wood is baffled by the increase in big money blockbusters, insisting they're failing to attract audiences.

The Lord of the Rings star has been watching box office trends, and he's worried by the lack of cinemagoers turning out to see high-profile releases.

He tells Britain's Guardian newspaper, "It's like there's no middle class of movies any more. It's either minuscule budgets or it's f**king $200 million. You don't need to spend that much money!

"And it's sort of failing. A lot of films have come out this year that were supposed to be huge and haven't been. That's a bad trend. I'm biased, but the thing that separates Rings from that crop is that it felt like the world's biggest independent film.

"It was new territory for everyone, so we were figuring s**t out as we went along. (Director) Peter (Jackson) was knocking on people's doors asking if we could use their land to pick up some shots. The scale was massive, of course, but it never felt like a blockbuster; it felt intimate and small. Hollywood doesn't always include that spirit." »

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Elijah Wood: 'I was thrilled to play Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit'

22 December 2011 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Since Lord of the Rings, the actor has avoided big-budget epics. But now he's reprising his hobbit role and starring in a lavish Treasure Island adaptation

Is that the Ring? Around the ring finger of Elijah Wood's right hand is a band of silver with strange lettering on it – probably Elvish. As a reward for his lead hobbiting services in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson reportedly gave Wood the original Ring. And he still wears it. Doesn't he?

"No. This is Hebrew, " he says, twirling the ring around his finger. "I know, it has a kind of a similar look to it."

Oh.

"I do have the Ring, but it's not inscribed, and it's gold. But I don't think it's real gold – gold-plated. But, no, I don't wear it. I keep it in a little box." Not on a chain around his neck? "I carried it for a long time, »

- Steve Rose

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Elijah Wood: 'I was thrilled to play Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit'

22 December 2011 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Since Lord of the Rings, the actor has avoided big-budget epics. But now he's reprising his hobbit role and starring in a lavish Treasure Island adaptation

Is that the Ring? Around the ring finger of Elijah Wood's right hand is a band of silver with strange lettering on it – probably Elvish. As a reward for his lead hobbiting services in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson reportedly gave Wood the original Ring. And he still wears it. Doesn't he?

"No. This is Hebrew, " he says, twirling the ring around his finger. "I know, it has a kind of a similar look to it."

Oh.

"I do have the Ring, but it's not inscribed, and it's gold. But I don't think it's real gold – gold-plated. But, no, I don't wear it. I keep it in a little box." Not on a chain around his neck? "I carried it for a long time, »

- Steve Rose

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