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The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug "Virtual Cinematography" Featurette

5 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

"On their quest to reclaim the dwarvish kingdom of Erebor from the dragon Smaug, Bilbo and the company of dwarves travel through the wilds of Middle-earth, from the cold and mysterious Lake-town to the wild rapids of the barrel escape and the sinister forest of Mirkwood. Weta Digital's 'real-world' approach to virtual lighting and camera work helped sculpt the story of their incredible journey through Middle-earth. From initial previs to the final shot, see how virtual cinematography worked alongside traditional cameras and lighting in this exclusive making-of clip." - Weta Digital   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along »

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Cool Videos: Got 12 minutes to see everything wrong with the second Hobbit?

18 April 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug may have been better than the first film in Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy to The Lord Of The Rings but it still felt like a piece of a single film rather than a movie capable of standing by itself. While you can still enjoy it, something just doesn't quite feel right and yet I couldn't put my finger on it. So, maybe the Cinema Sins crew can. Usually, the Cinema Sins team compiles a list of issues with a movie that ranges from nitpicks to continuity »

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Sr Geek Picks: Van Damme’s Original Predator Costume, Best ’80s Action Figures and More

17 April 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find a Killer Instinct fan film; the 50 most frustrating moments in video games; everything wrong with The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug; the houses of Westeros singing their hearts out in a Game of Thrones music video parody; and the 12 most awesome 1980s action figure toy lines. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!

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Everything Wrong With The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

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Everything Wrong With Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug

17 April 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all - a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself - the Dragon Smaug. Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman »

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Rumor Patrol: ‘The Hobbit 3′ May Get a Different Subtitle

17 April 2014 6:51 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy has grown a lot from its original inception, expanding the 300 page book first into two movies and then into three, thanks to additional material from The Lord of the Rings‘ appendices. New Line also considered several different subtitles before settling on An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again for the three films.

The subtitle for the upcoming third film in the trilogy is a little odd, since technically speaking Bilbo and the dwarves are already “there” (i.e. at the Lonely Mountain) by the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In fairness, The Hobbit: Back Again ...

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The Hobbit: There and Back Again to receive title change?

17 April 2014 5:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The third Hobbit film is rumoured to be changing its name.

New Line Cinema has registered the title The Hobbit: Into the Fire, reports TheOneRing.net.

The reliable fan site points out the move could be an attempt to protect the intellectual property rights of a tie-in.

Currently titled There and Back Again - the subtitle of Jrr Tolkien's original 1937 novel - the final instalment of the film trilogy was at one point expected to be called The Battle of Five Armies.

Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Luke Evans will star in the third movie.

Peter Jackson's final Hobbit film will be released on December 12 in the UK and on December 17 in the Us.

Watch a trailer for the most recent instalment, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, below: »

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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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The Hobbit: There And Back Again May Be Getting A New Title

16 April 2014 3:52 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Before Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies were split into three parts, the second film was going to be called The Hobbit: There And Back Again - a name borrowed from the actual subtitle of J.R.R. Tolkien's original novel. Then, when the split was made in 2012, the name of the second movie was changed to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and the new third movie in the trilogy then became The Hobbit: There And Back Again. Now it seems as though the title really can't catch a break, because rumors are swirling that the final installment of the new Middle-earth trilogy is undergoing yet another change. TheOneRing.net has learned a rumor from one of their reliable sources claiming that The Hobbit: There And Back Again is going to be retitled The Hobbit: Into the Fire. There's no real explanation as to why Warner Bros. might be considering changing »

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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 »

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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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Will the Final Hobbit Film Get a More Exciting New Title?

16 April 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It's looking like the third and final film in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy could be getting a new and more exciting sounding title. The current title is The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Now thanks to Theonering.net, we've learned that the title could very well be changed to The Hobbit: Into the Fire. The title was registered by New Line at about the same time that they registered The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which was shortly after it was announced that the original two Hobbit movies would be stretched to a trilogy. 

There are several reasons for changing the title, and the site offers a list of potential reasons. Some of those reasons include that the current title is inaccurate to where the third movie begins. Into The Fire seems like it would be a better fit for the events that took place in The Desolation of Smaug. »

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Orlando Bloom Charms His Way Out of a Ticket

16 April 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Orlando Bloom fought the law, and he won. While driving around in La on Tuesday, the actor was pulled over by a cop, but it looks like he drove away without a ticket after a smile and a handshake. The actor recently returned to California from a trip to overseas last week, where the Unicef Goodwill ambassador met with Syrian children and their families at a Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. He enjoyed music, dancing, and fun but also spoke out for the cause. "They don't want to live like refugees. They just want their lives back and a future for their children," he said. Orlando has been keeping busy over the past few months, including a win for best fight in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a sweet reunion with ex Miranda Kerr at an Oscars bash. »

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Watch a behind-the-scenes featurette for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

16 April 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last night after the latest episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC aired a special behind-the-scenes look at Marvel’s next Phase Two offering, the James Gunn-directed space epic Guardians of the Galaxy, and we’ve got it for you right here courtesy of Cbm…

“From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team — the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, »

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Extended TV spot for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

15 April 2014 9:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During the MTV Movie Awards, Marvel Studios debuted an extended TV spot for the upcoming space epic Guardians of the Galaxy; sadly, it doesn’t contain any new footage from the eagerly-anticipated film, but if you’d like to check it out anyway you can do so below courtesy of Cbm….

“From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team — the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, »

- Gary Collinson

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Chris Pratt talks Guardians of the Galaxy

15 April 2014 1:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During the MTV Movie Awards, MTV News caught up with man of the moment Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie), who is set to make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this August as Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, the leader of the ragtag group of misfits turned superheroes, the Guardians of the Galaxy. Pratt offered an update on the current status of the movie, as well as a promotional campaign that so far has been fairly reserved (of course, expect all that to change by the summer).

“They’re cutting it together and loving everything that they see. They’re being very careful about what they release and very smart about getting people excited without giving away what the movie’s about and not giving away the best jokes or story. I think people are very fired up to see it, and don’t know what to expect. »

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China Box Office: 'Captain America' Fends Off 'Rio 2' for $80 Million Total

14 April 2014 11:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Captain America: The Winter Soldier surged to a stunning cume of $80.26 million after 10 days in China, taking $41.44 million its first full week of screening in the world’s second biggest film market. The movie notched up 6.538 million admissions and had 226,486 screenings, according to box office estimates from the Beijing-based Entgroup research firm. This compares to the year’s second biggest foreign movie, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which had taken $60 million after 10 days. Internationally, Disney and Marvel Studio's Captain America sequel has now earned $476.1 million worldwide,

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Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘East Of Eden’ May Be Two Movies

14 April 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We already knew that dream-team Gary Ross and Jennifer Lawrence will be working together again on a new adaptation of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. Well, now it looks like the film could be a two-parter.

Writer, producer and director Ross teamed up with Lawrence on 2012′s The Hunger Games, although he didn’t return to direct her as Katniss in the next installment The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Ross’ first screenplay was ’80s smash Big with Tom Hanks, which he co-wrote with Anne Spielberg, and he’s also brought us Pleasantville and Seabiscuit.

East Of Eden will be the second big screen take on Nobel Prize winner Steinbeck’s literary tome. Published in 1952, the story follows two Californian families and their intertwined lives in the early years of the twentieth century. James Dean made the role of Cal his own in the version directed by the legendary Elia Kazan »

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New Clips and TV Spots: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' 'Transformers 4,' Hercules,' 'X-Men' and More

14 April 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Yup, that's Zac Efron winning a Golden Popcorn for "Best Shirtless Performance" during the MTV Movie Awards show last night. Host Conan O'Brien presided over a broadcast that was as rambunctious -- and often silly -- as ever. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire won movie of the year, over such contenders as 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Wolf of Wall Street, while Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were honored for the best female and male performance of the year, respectively. In addition to the diverse pleasures of a show in which awards are given for "best kiss," "best fight" and "best scared-as-s**t performance," it's also a great time to anticipate summer movie season....

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New Clips and TV Spots: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' 'Transformers 4,' Hercules,' 'X-Men' and More

14 April 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Yup, that's Zac Efron winning a Golden Popcorn for "Best Shirtless Performance" during the MTV Movie Awards show last night. Host Conan O'Brien presided over a broadcast that was as rambunctious -- and often silly -- as ever. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire won movie of the year, over such contenders as 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Wolf of Wall Street, while Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were honored for the best female and male performance of the year, respectively. In addition to the diverse pleasures of a show in which awards are given for "best kiss," "best fight" and "best scared-as-s**t performance," it's also a great time to anticipate summer movie season....

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Henry Cavill Wins Best Hero Award At MTV Movie Awards; Hobbit 2 Takes Home Best Fight Scene

14 April 2014 9:42 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Last night the MTV Movie Awards aired hosted by the very funny Conan O'brien. While superhero movies were largely shut out of any wins or even nominations, people should be happy to know that Henry Cavill won the "Best Hero" award for his lead role in 2013's Man of Steel in which he played Clark Ket/Superman. Cavill beat out Robert Downey Jr. (for Iron Man 3), Chris Hemsworth (for Thor: The Dark World), and several others. Fans of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should also be happy to learn that Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly took home the award for best fight scene.  Ultimately The Hunger Games: Catching Fire won the top prize of the night. You can check out a list of full winners using the link below.   »

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