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The teaser trailer for the much-anticipated "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is officially set to be unveiled tomorrow at 12pm Us-pt/3pm Us-et, finally giving us a full look at the final chapter in Peter Jackson's saga. A 15-second glimpse can be seen below.
In a press conference following the film's panel at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, Jackson himself has said the upcoming film is his favorite of the new trilogy:
"By the time we are done with this film, I think it will be the most emotional, the most tense of the three - I think it's my favorite of the three. Seriously, it's got a nice thrill and a pace to it. It's something that, when you get to the end of it, it's going to feel like the right time to hand over the future of the ring.
I was always very »
- Garth Franklin
The most popular film or TV title bought online in Australia last year was also the most widely pirated: season three of Game of Thrones.
Data released today shows a strong correlation between TV shows downloaded legally and viewed illegally through file sharing in 2013.
That.s not surprising according to Simon Bush, CEO of the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association. .Game of Thrones is incredibly popular,. Bush told If. .The shows with the highest file-sharing tend to do well commercially..
According to TorrentFreak, the final episode of season three file was ripped more than 1 million times in Australia within 24 hours of the broadcast and shared by up to 170,000 people simultaneously.a record. This year Foxtel stepped up its efforts to combat piracy by airing Game of Thrones two hours after the Us.
.What the data shows is that there is a strong legitimate market for quality television and film productions »
- Don Groves
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second of a planned trilogy of movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien.s The Hobbit. Despite the fact it only covers a few chapters from the famous novel, the movie offers plenty of action and a striking ending that makes it a vast improvement over the first segment. After a quick expository scene set in The Prancing Pony (a popular inn in the Lotr series, as well), Desolation of Smaug picks up where The Unexpected Journey leaves off, with Gandolf (Ian McKellen), Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), the handsome dwarf Kili (Aiden Turner) and the other members of the 12 companions on their quest to retrieve the Arkenstone. Along the way, the crew must run from and defend themselves against orcs, giant spiders and the titular villain, the feared dragon Smaug (Benedict »
Exclusive: In a solid six-figure deal, Screen Gems has acquired Padre, a stark drama spec by Mike Maples. Greg Champion and Mark Lawyer will be producers and Screen Gems’ James Lopez will oversee it. The script has a No Country For Old Men and A History of Violence vibe to it. A priest, trying to atone for his bloody past as a special ops soldier, witnesses the brutal murder of members from his congregation by a malevolent Sheriff and his deputies. Tortured and left for dead in the desert, he survives. Then, he faces a crisis of conscience and the dawning realization that his past military training and three tours in Afghanistan may have been preparation for what his soul and his heart tell him is right. From there it goes all bad for the crooked cops. Maples is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment, and attorneys Alan Wertheimer and Jeff Hynick rep the producers. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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