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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.

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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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Preview: 365 days until 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

31 December 2011 5:37 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

Dust off your staff and get ready to Smaug yourself silly as the year-long countdown begins to 14 December 2012, the date that heralds the return of Peter Jackson and his unique vision (now in 3D) of J.R.R. Tokien's Middle Earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2011). In just 365 days the first part of Jackson's eagerly awaited two-parter will be surfing into cinema near you riding high on the biggest wave of hype since The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Django Unchained, The Avengers...let’s just say that 2012 is going to be a big year on the film front.

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Season's Greetings and a look ahead to the films of 2012

30 December 2011 3:59 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Just a brief note to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Flickering Myth, and to say thank you for supporting the site over the past year.

We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2011" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2012's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (sorted roughly by order of arrival)...

Beauty and the Beast 3D (dir. Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise)

Contraband (dir. Baltasar Kormákur)

Haywire (dir. Steven Soderbergh)

Red Tails (dir. Anthony Hemingway)

W.E. (dir. Madonna)

Underworld Awakening (dir. Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein)

The Grey (dir. Joe Carnahan)

Man on a Ledge (dir. Asger Leth)

Chronicle (dir. Josh Trank)

The Woman in Black (dir. James Watkins)

Safe House (dir. Daniel Espinosa »

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Christopher Lee Talks The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

30 December 2011 9:39 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Christopher Lee talks about his role in the upcoming fantasy film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” by director Peter Jackson and star Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, Elijah Wood, Martin Freeman, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis. Click Here for more photos, news and movie trailers from The Hobbit. Official Synopsis: The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey »

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The Hunger Games Ranks as 2012's Most Anticipated Movie in New MTV Survey

30 December 2011 9:06 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

With 2011 coming to a close this weekend, MTV’s NextMovie site surveyed fans on the “Movie Most Looked Forward To in 2012” and The Hunger Games topped The Twiight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 with The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey lagging far behind. MTV voters shared little in common with readers at the the Hero Complex blog of The L.A. Times who recently ranked John Carter, director Andrew Stanton’s live-action feature based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, as the most anticipated movie of 2012 with The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the second and third slots. »

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The Hunger Games Ranks as 2012's Most Anticipated Movie in New MTV Survey

30 December 2011 9:06 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

With 2011 coming to a close this weekend, MTV’s NextMovie site surveyed fans on the “Movie Most Looked Forward To in 2012” and The Hunger Games topped The Twiight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 with The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey lagging far behind. MTV voters shared little in common with readers at the the Hero Complex blog of The L.A. Times who recently ranked John Carter, director Andrew Stanton’s live-action feature based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, as the most anticipated movie of 2012 with The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the second and third slots. »

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The Hunger Games Ranks as 2012's Most Anticipated Movie in New MTV Survey

30 December 2011 9:06 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

With 2011 coming to a close this weekend, MTV’s NextMovie site surveyed fans on the “Movie Most Looked Forward To in 2012” and The Hunger Games topped The Twiight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 with The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey lagging far behind. MTV voters shared little in common with readers at the the Hero Complex blog of The L.A. Times who recently ranked John Carter, director Andrew Stanton’s live-action feature based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, as the most anticipated movie of 2012 with The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the second and third slots. »

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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 »

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2012 Movie Preview

30 December 2011 8:09 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

From superhero flicks "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" to sequels "Men in Black III" and "Wrath of the Titans" to book adaptations "The Hunger Games" and "The Hobbit," 2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year at the movies.

Here's a preview!

2012 Movie Preview'Chronicle' (Feb. 3)

Who: Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell; directed by Josh TrankWhat: Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. »

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Christopher Lee talks The Hobbit

30 December 2011 12:20 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

  Old-stager Christopher Lee has been talking about his involvement with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and from the sounds of it, audiences are about to see a very different Saruman from the one villain of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. According to Lee, The Hobbit sees Saruman return as, “a good and noble man and the head of the Council Of Wizards, as he had always been.” However, don’t expect Lee to be snaffling up much screen time, as the ninety-year-old is apparently only interested in smaller roles these...

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The arts in 2012: film

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

Peter Bradshaw picks his highlights of the year ahead

Shame (dir. Steve McQueen)

Artist and film-maker Steve McQueen follows up his award-winning Hunger with this study of Brandon, a compulsive sex addict in Manhattan, played by Michael Fassbender. Brandon is forced to consider his life choices, and their origins, when his equally troubled sister (Carey Mulligan) comes to stay with him in his bachelor pad. Released on 13 January.

Coriolanus (dir. Ralph Fiennes)

This has reportedly been a "passion project" for Ralph Fiennes for years: an adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, a play about a Roman military hero and autocratic leader who despises the people and the political arts of appeasing them. Rejected by Rome, he makes common cause with the city's enemy in order to wage a bitter war of revenge. Released on 20 January.

The Descendants (dir. Alexander Payne)

Payne, the director of Election, About Schmidt and Sideways, is known as »

- Peter Bradshaw

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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."

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - »

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The Logistics of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

29 December 2011 8:03 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

The Logistics of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Yes, the title says logistics, which is usually a very boring word, but Peter Jackson has such passion for what he’s doing that it shines through when he talks about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey so this little behind-the-scenes look at shooting on location in New Zealand is actually interesting, especially when Hobbiton turns out to be real.

With Gandalf on the scene, there’s no doubt that magic takes place on the big screen, but there’s plenty of magic happening behind the scenes too as Jackson and the film crew venture forth from the studio to the real world. Just imagine having to transport 700 members of the crew, 240 vehicles, and numerous animals in a coordinated move that requires everyone to show up at the right place at the right time. Add in those little real-life necessities like food, shelter, »

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Batman 3 The Dark Knight Rises Rules Itunes

29 December 2011 7:12 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Batman 3 The Dark Knight Rises Rules Itunes

The Dark Knight Rises rose to the top of the downloads list for iTunes, showing that, in the world of movie trailers at least, a lone DC Comics hero has the power to dethrone a group of super-powered individuals from the Marvel Comics universe.

Back on October 11, the trailer for The Avengers set an iTunes record by being downloaded 10 million times in 24 hours, but Collider now brings word that the record has been shattered by the trailer for Batman’s latest adventure. Warner Bros recently sent out a press release stating The Dark Knight Rises trailer had been downloaded 12.5 million times during the first 24 hours of its release on Monday, December 19.

There’s no doubt about that being an impressive record, and Bane and Catwoman are definitely download-worthy, but there are tons of potential blockbusters headed our way and a few of »

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Lego "Tribute" to The Hunger Games Trailer

29 December 2011 6:54 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

While most of the major studios have been pumping out new promotional materials for their 2012 movies — new posters for The Avengers, a website for The Amazing Spider-Man, and new still images, the first trailer for Prometheus, a new theatrical trailer for The Dark Knight Rises and the first teaser trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — December was a pretty quiet month when it comes to news about Lionsgate's The Hunger Games, with only a new poster and a line of District-inspired nail polish to whet the appetites of the ravenous "Tributes," "Hunger Gamers" and "Mockingjays" out there.

It's likely because of this dearth of new materials that one fan decided to remake the theatrical trailer for The Hunger Games using those eponymous little Danish toys, Legos. It's not the best homemade animation we've seen, but considering the animator completed the trailer in only two days it's pretty impressive.

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New Hobbit Video and Tarzan's Cheetah Dies

29 December 2011 3:20 AM, PST | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Peter Jackson has released a new video from the production of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the poster for this year's Oscars has been released, and the monkey who played Cheetah in the Tarzan movies has apparently died. New Hobbit Production Video. We'll take anything we can get from the set of The Hobbit, and the latest production video is ten minutes of logistical nightmares revolving around moving an entire production team to a remote location. »

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John Carter Ranks as 2012’s Most Anticipated Movie in New Survey

28 December 2011 8:57 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Holiday moviegoers watched new trailers for many of 2012’s top fantasy movies including The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Men In Black 3 and Prometheus in addition to previously released trailers for The Hunger Games, The Avengers and John Carter. A readers survey at the Hero Complex blog of The L.A. Times ranked John Carter as the most anticipated movie of 2012 with The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the second and third slots. In an earlier interview, Mark Strong, who plays the alien leader Matai Shang, told fans to expect a dazzling mix of sci-fi and a period backdrop from director Andrew Stanton, making his first live-action feature after a series of Pixar films. »

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John Carter Ranks as 2012’s Most Anticipated Movie in New Survey

28 December 2011 8:57 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Holiday moviegoers watched new trailers for many of 2012’s top fantasy movies including The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Men In Black 3 and Prometheus in addition to previously released trailers for The Hunger Games, The Avengers and John Carter. A readers survey at the Hero Complex blog of The L.A. Times ranked John Carter as the most anticipated movie of 2012 with The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the second and third slots. In an earlier interview, Mark Strong, who plays the alien leader Matai Shang, told fans to expect a dazzling mix of sci-fi and a period backdrop from director Andrew Stanton, making his first live-action feature after a series of Pixar films. »

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John Carter Ranks as 2012’s Most Anticipated Movie in New Survey

28 December 2011 8:57 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Holiday moviegoers watched new trailers for many of 2012’s top fantasy movies including The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Men In Black 3 and Prometheus in addition to previously released trailers for The Hunger Games, The Avengers and John Carter. A readers survey at the Hero Complex blog of The L.A. Times ranked John Carter as the most anticipated movie of 2012 with The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the second and third slots. In an earlier interview, Mark Strong, who plays the alien leader Matai Shang, told fans to expect a dazzling mix of sci-fi and a period backdrop from director Andrew Stanton, making his first live-action feature after a series of Pixar films. »

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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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