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‘The Hobbit’ Knocks ‘Frozen’ Off Top of Home Video Sales Chart

16 April 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros.’ “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” shot to the top of both national home video sales charts for the week ended April 13, ending a three-week stay at the top for Walt Disney’s “Frozen.”

“Frozen” slipped to No. 2 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. Nielsen data shows that consumers bought about twice as many copies of the “Hobbit” sequel as they did of “Frozen” during the week, with Blu-ray fans snapping up more than three times as many copies.

Two other new releases made it into the First Alert top 10. The Weinstein Co.’s “August: Osage County,” distributed by Anchor Bay, debuted at No. 4 (No. 9, Blu-ray), a good showing for a dark comedy about strong-willed women that only made $37.7 million in theaters. And Warner’s “Grudge Match, »

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Final "The Hobbit" Gets A Title Change?

16 April 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A trusted source for The One Ring suggests that "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," the upcoming third and final film in Peter Jackson's trilogy, may get a title change as New Line has reportedly registered the title: "The Hobbit: Into the Fire."

In July 2012 came the decision to split 'The Hobbit' films into three rather than two. Before that the two 'Hobbit' films were set to be called "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again".

When it became three films, questions arose as to what the final two films would be called. At the time, the same source for that site said New Line had registered two new titles: "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies".

A month later, the titles were confirmed in press releases with "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" slotted back in »

- Garth Franklin

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The Hobbit: Is 'There and Back Again' Getting Renamed 'Into the Fire'?

16 April 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even back when director Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was set to be just a two-part movie, The Hobbit: There and Back Again was always meant to be the finale's title, with New Line Cinema deciding on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as the second part of this trilogy that begins with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Today, we have word from TheOneRing.net that the last movie may now be re-titled The Hobbit: Into the Fire.

New Line Cinema has registered this title, although the site's source, dubbed "The Knocking Thrush," claims that studios often register multiple titles while deciding on the final version. New Line previously registered the title The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies, before it was confirmed in August 2012 that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again would be the final two movies. With that being said, »

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Dr Who: films of Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy

15 April 2014 2:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Alex Westthorp 16 Apr 2014 - 07:00

Alex's trek through the film roles of actors who've played the Doctor reaches Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy...

Read the previous part in this series, Doctor Who: the film careers of Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker, here.

In March 1981, as he made his Doctor Who debut, Peter Davison was already one the best known faces on British television. Not only was he the star of both a BBC and an ITV sitcom - Sink Or Swim and Holding The Fort - but as the young and slightly reckless Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great And Small, about the often humorous cases of Yorkshire vet James Herriot and his colleagues, he had cemented his stardom. The part led, indirectly, to his casting as the venerable Time Lord.

The recently installed Doctor Who producer, John Nathan-Turner, had been the Production Unit Manager on »

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Another Couple Of New Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Stills

14 April 2014 9:11 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The cast includes: Andy Serkis (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Public Enemies, The Great Gatsby), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Harry Potter film series), Keri Russell (The Americans, Mission Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (The Prince of Persia, Wrath of the Titans, Rock N Rolla), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, ParaNorman), Enrique Murciano (Traffic, Black Hawk Down »

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The UnPopular Opinion: The Lovely Bones

9 April 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Unpopular Opinion is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer Hated, but that the majority of film fans Loved, or that the writer Loved, but that most others Loathed. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****Some Spoilers Ensue**** We have done a lot of critiques about Peter Jackson in this column. My predecessor lauded the divisive King Kong while I slammed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. »

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack)

8 April 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Blu-ray Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch

Running Time: 2 hrs 41 mins

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: April 8, 2014

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Plot: A hobbit named Bilbo (Freeman) travels with dwarves to their stolen land of Erebor, which has been taken over by a dragon named Smaug (Cumberbatch).

Who’S It For? Skeptics of the first Hobbit to see if they can be won over, and anyone else who enjoyed Peter Jackson’s previous Lord of the Ringsmovies.

Overall

Watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey last year was exactly like re-reading a long re-written prologue to a short story you already saw the 71-minute animated film of in fifth grade. »

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Grand Piano review: not enough notes

8 April 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Builds up a good momentum of suspense only to throw it away on a rushed and powerfully unsatisfying ending, rendering all its preposterousness suddenly unforgivable. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

World-famous classical concert pianist Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood: The Wind Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) hasn’t been in front of an audience in five years, after a performance went, apparently, so disastrously wrong that classical music nerds are still talking about it. But his movie star wife, Emma (Kerry Bishé: The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Argo), has arranged a comeback. And as if Tom weren’t already nervous enough, when he opens his sheet music — you know, the kind that I’m pretty sure world-famous classical concert pianists don’t use onstage in the same way that actors onstage don’t »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Second 'Lego the Hobbit' Video Game Trailer

8 April 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Tt Games and The Lego Group today announced the launch of Lego The Hobbit, available now in all major retail stores across North America for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, and the Nintendo 3Ds hand-held system, as well as Windows PC. The game will also be available for Nintendo's Wii U system on April 22. Take a look at the latest trailer for the game, before picking it up at a retailer near you, and you can also clickHere to watch the first trailer released back in December.

Here's what Tt Games Managing Director Tom Stone had to about this new game.

"The Lego The Hobbit videogame gives Lego and Middle-earth fans of all ages a fun, new way to experience the legendary adventures »

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Disney Pacts With Spain’s Atresmedia Television

7 April 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Re-upping on a stable relationship. Disney Spain has inked a multi-year movie volume deal with Atresmedia Television, one of Spain’s two biggest broadcast network groups.

Titles in the pact are “The Avengers, “The Lone Ranger,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Planes,” and “Saving Mr. Banks,” among others.

Disney movies sit well with Atresmedia’s predominantly family-skewed demos. While many broadcasters in Europe have scaled back on movies, Atresmedia has made big film titles one of its defining hallmarks: Further movies in the Atresmedia hopper include “Argo,” “The Bourne Legacy,” ”The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “Skyfall.”

Spain’s crisis has also increased grid-time for bought in product, at the expense of costlier in-house fiction.

Hit by still weak consumer demand in Spain, TV ad spend in Spain plunged 8% year-on-year to around €1.65 billion ($2.3 billion) in 2013, 53% off its pre-crisis 2007 peak, per a Barlovento Comunicacion year-in-review study.

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Win a 3D home cinema system with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!

6 April 2014 11:13 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

To celebrate the release of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ on Blu-ray 3D™,  Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download (out now!), we’re giving you the chance to win a phenomenal home entertainment prize package, plus take the next step in the film’s Treasure Hunt! One lucky winner will get their hands on a 42” 3D Premium Smart Led TV with 4 pairs of 3D glasses, Smart 3D Blu-ray player, and a Soundbar with wireless subwoofer, plus a copy of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition’ and ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ on...

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Nab: Moviegoers Won't React to Hdr Imagery as They Did to Hyper-Real 'Hobbit', Proponents Say

6 April 2014 11:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Las Vegas — Proponents of efforts to introduce high dynamic range (Hdr) imagery -- which expands the range between the darkest and brightest images a display can produce -- argued that it will not have the same audience impact as high frame rates did when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was unspooled. The topic was discussed during a Sunday panel at the Nab Show. Many will remember that Hfr detractors asserted that The Hobbit’s look in 48 frames per second was too real, resembling a video. While Hdr is unquestionably very different from frame rates, it has been described as a more

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Blu-Ray Review

5 April 2014 10:44 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Peter Jackson

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Sylvestor McCoy, Mikael Persbrandt

Running Time: 161 minutes

Certificate: 12

Extras: New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth Part 2, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug: Trailer 1 & Trailer 2,  Live Event: In the Cutting Room, Production Video 11: Introduction to Pick-Ups Shooting, Production Video 12: Recap of Pick-Ups, Part 1, Production Video 13: Recap of Pick-Ups Part 2, Production Video 14: Music Scoring-Scoring the Desolation of Smaug in Wellington, Peter Jackson invites you to the set, Lego Hobbit Game Trailer, Kingdoms of Middle Earth Trailer,  Ed Sheeran – I See Fire Music Video

Splitting The Hobbit into a series of three films always seemed like a bit of a stretch to most, »

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Win The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug on Blu-ray™ 3D!

4 April 2014 7:12 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘ on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download on April 7th, we have prizes in store for five lucky winners!

The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

We’ve got five copies of the film to giveaway on Blu-ray™ 3D (which also includes a 2D Blu-ray and Digital Download) five copies of the new Harper Collins book, ‘Smaug: Unleashing the Dragon’ and a set of great goody bags, including a canvas tote bag and more!

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‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of an Unexpected Journey’ [Movie Trailer Mash-up]

2 April 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When I walked out of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first thing I said to someone was “After they release the other two movies, some fan will edit a cut of the three films into a great three hour movie.” Its funny how things change — with the Lord of the Rings films we […]

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Win ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ on Blu-ray 3D™!

2 April 2014 5:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘ on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download on April 7th, we have prizes in store for five lucky winners!

The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, ’The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

We’ve got five copies of the film to giveaway on Blu-ray 3D™ (which also includes a 2D Blu-ray and Digital Download) and a set of great goody bags, including a Lenticular Mouse Mat, Notepad and more! To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, all you need to do is answer the movie question below:

Smaug, »

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Daddy Caesar On New Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Poster

30 March 2014 10:21 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is being directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The cast includes: Andy Serkis (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Public Enemies, The Great Gatsby), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Harry Potter film series), Keri Russell (The Americans, Mission Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (The Prince of Persia, Wrath of the Titans, Rock N Rolla), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, ParaNorman), Enrique Murciano (Traffic, Black Hawk Down »

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Great New Footage In Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes TV Spot

30 March 2014 6:09 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The cast includes: Andy Serkis (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Public Enemies, The Great Gatsby), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Harry Potter film series), Keri Russell (The Americans, Mission Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (The Prince of Persia, Wrath of the Titans, Rock N Rolla), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, ParaNorman), Enrique Murciano (Traffic, Black Hawk Down »

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Andy Serkis Says 'Jungle Book' Adaptation 'Doesn't Shy Away From Its Darkness'

27 March 2014 7:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Las Vegas -- Prior to receiving the Vanguard Award on Thursday evening at CinemaCon, actor Andy Serkis talked with The Hollywood Reporter about his latest role as director of Warner Bros.' live action take on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. The actor -- best known for his roles as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes -- said he first read The Jungle Book as a child growing up in Baghdad. "I found it mesmerizing, and it transported

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- Carolyn Giardina

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See A Sharknado Without The Sharks In Trailer For Into The Storm

27 March 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

What do you get when you combine sharks and a tornado, and then remove the sharks? You get Into the Storm, an upcoming disaster movie that is curiously free of man-eating fish, fish-eating octopi, octopi-eating megalodons, or any recognizable actors. The result is a pretty generic-looking movie that seems aimed primarily at the kind of people who watch The Weather Channel hoping to see someone swept out to sea.

Here’s the official line on the film from its press release:

From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film Into the Storm. Steven Quale (Final Destination 5) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (Zookeeper, Knight and Day).

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even »

- Jeremy Clymer

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