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Martin Freeman only read Hobbit two years ago, says it 'just wasn't in my universe'

22 December 2012 7:03 PM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Martin Freeman is now on the big screen leading the cast of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which broke records in the Us as the biggest ever December opening for a film, despite some mixed reviews.

We'll be seeing the actor as Bilbo again in the next two instalments, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug and The Hobbit: There And Back Again, which are released in 2013 and 2014.

Set in the fantastical Middle-earth, the tale begins 60 years before the events of The Lord Of The Rings, and sees a young Bilbo Baggins swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost dwarf kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug (voiced by Freeman's Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch).

New and old faces pop up along the way. Andy Serkis returns as Gollum, while Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role as wizard Gandalf the Grey, who appears out of the blue to task Bilbo with his audacious plan. »

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Orlando Bloom Gets His Bike Fixed as He Gears Up For the Holidays

20 December 2012 9:30 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Orlando Bloom did some heavy lifting when he carried a bicycle into a bike shop in Beverly Hills yesterday. It's been a busy time for Orlando, who recently finished filming The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the sequel to the recently released The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. After wrapping work on the project, Orlando returned to La where he may be spending the holidays with his wife, Miranda Kerr, and their son, Flynn. However, when we spoke to Miranda at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last month, she was still unsure about where she and her family would be during the festive time. Wherever they end up in the coming days, it sounds like they'll maintain their usual traditions since Miranda shared that, "No matter where we are, we like to cook. I love to cook around Christmas time and be in the kitchen because I am not working. When »

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And So it Begins: First Screen Shot from The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

18 December 2012 9:15 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Bless ‘em, they just can’t help themselves. We had barely made it through the record-breaking premiere weekend of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. But if you’ve already seen it multiple times (as I have), then maybe, just maybe, you’re thinking “so… what’s next?” Well, Warner Bros has stepped up to the plate by releasing the first screen shot from installment 2 of the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug:

Counting the days…

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

In High Frame Rate 3D (Hfr 3D), other 2D and 3D formats, and IMAX in select theaters on December 13

(New Line Cinema/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

Director: Peter Jackson

Writers: Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson

Based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien

Producers: Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson

Executive Producers: Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins, Carolyn Blackwood

Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, »

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Tenth and Final Video Blog from Peter Jackson on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

17 December 2012 7:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Have you seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey yet? We thought we had seen the final production video blog from Peter Jackson for this first installment of the Hobbit trilogy, but he has one more for us. Don’t worry; as always, it’s basically spoiler free. It’s mostly about the premiere but it’s great to see what they put into it, and interesting to see how close they cut it to get the final version to the screen on time.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Production Video #10

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Congratulations to all involved in the production of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; Deadline reports that it set records for the biggest December Friday and biggest December weekend for the domestic box office, and brought in $223 million worldwide as of yesterday morning.

The Hobbit films star Ian McKellenMartin FreemanAndy SerkisRichard Armitage, »

- Erin Willard

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New TV Spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – ‘Loyalty, Honour.’

17 December 2012 1:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is finally arriving in cinemas this weekend. Here in the UK, it has hit the big screen a day early and is now playing in theatres, with its Us release date set for today.

The anticipation is buzzing for Peter Jackson’s return to Middle-earth, and I’m looking forward to seeing how high the numbers rise over the weekend at the box office.

We’ve seen plenty of brilliant things from the film already, most recently with a great new clip earlier in the week. And now Warner Bros. have released another TV spot for the States, with another great blend of action and adventure.

“The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue »

- Kenji Lloyd

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You Saw 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Now Give Us Your Review

15 December 2012 10:15 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Movie: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Studio: Warner Bros. Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Richard Armitage as Thorin, Ken Stott as Balin, Graham McTavish as Dwalin, William Kircher as Bifur, James Nesbitt as Bofur, Stephen Hunter as Bombur, Dean O'Gorman as Fili, Aidan Turner as Kili, John Callen as Oin, Peter Hambleton as Gloin, Jed Brophy as Nori, Mark Hadlow as Dori, Adam Brown as Ori, Ian Holm as Old Bilbo, Elijah Wood as Frodo, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Christopher Lee as Saruman and Andy Serkis as Gollum Screenwriters: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien RottenTomatoes: 65% MetaCritic: 58/100 Snippet from My Review: (read my full review here) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first installment in a trilogy that is already overstuffed. This doesn't make it a bad movie per se, »

- Brad Brevet

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Character Cage Match: The Hobbit's Gandalf vs. Harry Potter's Dumbledore

14 December 2012 7:30 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

This weekend sees the opening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which is great news for Lord of the Rings who will get to see plenty returning characters such as the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) aids a young Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and an assembly of dwarves in their quest to unseat the dragon Smaug from the treasure he's guarding. It's only the first of a three-part adaptation, which means there will be plenty more Gandalf to go around for the next few years, even if he will still be one appearance behind another literary-turned-cinematic wizard, Harry Potter's Dumbledore.

Speaking of Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore (first played by the late Richard Harris and then by Michael Gambon), this week's arrival of Gandalf got us thinking about our two favorite, long-bearded wizards and which of the two would survive the cybernetic cage that is our Character Cage Match! No doubt, »

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Tolkien class at Marquette University proves popular

14 December 2012 6:55 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The vast collection of J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts initially sold senior Joe Kirchoff on Marquette University, so when the school offered its first course devoted exclusively to the English author, Kirchoff wanted in. The only problem: It was full and he wasn’t on the literature track.

Undaunted, the 22-year-old political science and history major lobbied the English department and others starting last spring and through the summer and “kind of just made myself a problem,” he said. His persistence paid off.

“It’s a fantastic course,” said Kirchoff, a Chicago native. “It’s a great way to look at something »

- Associated Press

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Stranger Than Fiction: Once Upon a Time, Real "Hobbits" Fought Real Dragons on a Tiny Island in Indonesia

14 December 2012 5:52 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

High fantasy adventures on the big screen are among the most thrilling, enthralling movies to watch because of the fantastical people, places and monsters that populate them. They allow us to escape from our comparatively mundane lives by offering us a glimpse into another world, another reality where magic is real and noble heroes go on quests and do battle with dragons and other fantastical creatures. However, even some of the most fantastic elements of this genre of popular fiction are not the stuff of myth, but of history. In fact, not too long ago, diminutive "Hobbits" living in Indonesia were forced to protect their "Hobbit holes" from the deadly dragons that claimed the island as their own.

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The Hobbit - New Trailer

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Happy Hobbit Day! Celebrate With One More Extended TV Spot and Many More Pics

14 December 2012 4:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Happy Hobbit Day! Yes, friends, it’s finally here, premiere day for Peter Jackson‘s first part of the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Whether you attended the midnight premiere or the first show of the day and these are just reminders for you, or if pesky real jobs or other insurmountable obstacles have as yet kept you from your first viewing of the movie, you are sure to love the extended TV spot as well as the cartful of pictures we have for you.

First though, it just feels right to start out with yesterday’s tweet from Gandalf the Grey himself, Sir Ian McKellen:

Entertained dwarves and hobbit at home before London premiere #TheHobbit. Can they drink!!! Especially #MoetandChandon Who can blame them?

Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) December 13, 2012

TV Spot (Extended): The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey »

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Clips from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are Here For Your Line-Waiting Enjoyment

13 December 2012 9:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Happy Hobbit Eve! Are you in line yet? I hope the weather’s cooperating in your area of the world for tonight’s midnight premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. To help ease the wait, we’re starting off today’s coverage of our most-excitedly-anticipated movie of the season with some mouth-watering clips. Ready, steady, go!

Clip: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – There Is Nobody Home

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Clip: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Give Him the Contract

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Clip: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Who Did You Tell About Your Quest

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Clip: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Swords Are Named For The Great Deeds

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Clip – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Goblin Chase

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Clip: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey »

- Erin Willard

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Peter Jackson to Shoot The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun in 2013

12 December 2012 11:40 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Peter Jackson will take a break from Middle Earth next year to shoot The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun. The filmmaker revealed during a Belgian press tour for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that he hopes to shoot the performance capture sequel in 2013 for a 2015 release.

We reported last October that Peter Jackson will direct this sequel after he finishes work on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which at the time was only slated to be a two-part film. Now that he has a full-blown trilogy, with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug debuting next December and The Hobbit: There and Back Again closing out the series in December 2014, it leaves one to wonder where this busy filmmaker will find time in his schedule for a follow-up to last year's The Adventures of Tintin, directed by Steven Spielberg.

We reported last April that Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker »

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New Clip from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – ‘I Wasn’t Talking to You’

12 December 2012 10:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is finally arriving in theatres this weekend, and the anticipation is naturally running on high. Peter Jackson’s original trilogy stormed the box office three years in a row, and now his prequel trilogy is set to do the same over the next two and a half years.

The film arrives in UK theatres tomorrow, and this Friday in the Us, and is expected to have a slew of awesome trailers attached to it. And with hours to count down until it hits, Jackson himself has given us a new clip from the film through Facebook, featuring an encounter between Bilbo Baggins and Gollum.

“The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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New Clip from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Featuring Gollum

12 December 2012 8:31 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Peter Jackson has released a new clip from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on his Facebook page.  The clip is from the best scene in the film, which is the game of riddles between Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and Gollum (Andy Serkis).  It's a scene that makes you wish Gollum were in all three movies, and in a movie filled with gigantic set pieces and a huge cast, it's the most intimate, funny, and sad part of the movie.  I even forgot how bad the Hfr 3D was when I was watching this scene, and this clip shows off the scene's beginning as Gollum meets Bilbo and Bilbo learns about Gollum's schizophrenia. Hit the jump to check out the clip.  The film also stars Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving, and Cate BlanchettThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens December 14th. Click here to check out the clip.  We'll update this »

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Richard Armitage Talks The Hobbit, Transforming into the Dwarf Leader, Thorin, and Filming Additional Footage for the Sequels

11 December 2012 9:11 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opening this weekend, I recently got to interview some of the cast and filmmakers in New York City and every day this week I’ll be posting an exclusive interview.  Yesterday I posted Andy Serkis and today it's Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin Oakenshield, son of Thráin, son of Thrór, King Under the Mountain. During the interview, Armitage talked about his reaction to seeing The Hobbit for the first time, what it was like to transform his physical appearance, what's been the biggest surprise making The Hobbit trilogy, whether or not he is looking forward to the additional filming next year, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch. Richard Armitage: Is he enjoying being anonymous even when standing next to a Hobbit poster with Thorin on it.  Also talks about transforming his physical appearance to play the character »

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The Hobbit Movie – Behind The Scenes Look At Creating The Music With Howard Shore

11 December 2012 4:16 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Over the past two days The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences listed both the score and song from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as eligible for nominations in both the Best Score and Best Original Song categories for the 85th Academy Awards in February. I can’t even begin to fathom any of the movies in the Lord of the Rings trilogy without the soaring soulful works of Howard Shore. It undoubtedly stands as his most towering achievement to date. He won three Academy Awards® for his music for those films, two for Best Original Score, and one for Best Original Song. Shore has also won numerous other honors for his film work, including four Grammys and three Golden Globe Awards.

WaterTower Music has released The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack today and once again composer Shore’s score is a triumph. »

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Stills From The Next Two “Hobbit” Films

11 December 2012 10:27 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Yesterday, Peter Jackson and company released stills from The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, and The Hobbit: There And Back Again (via EW). We have them all for you in the gallery below, in the correct order, starting with Gandalf staring at the Goblin King in the upcoming film this Friday, Martin Freeman’s Bilbo on a pile of gold (presumably in Smaug’s lair), and Luke Evans’ Bard the Bowman chatting with Orlando Bloom’s Legolas.

The Hobbit comes out this Friday, December 14th.

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Parts of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were shot at 96fps

11 December 2012 6:15 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is just days away from hitting the big screen this weekend, and there’s a lot of anticipation surrounding our return to Middle-earth for various reasons.

The most obvious, of course, is that The Lord of the Rings was so immensely successful, and Peter Jackson’s return to the world of hobbits, dwarves, wizards, and more has been a long-awaited one.

Another of the main reasons we’re all looking forward to it is finally getting to see the way it was shot – in 48fps. Jackson revealed some footage earlier in the year that hadn’t yet been finished, to give a preview of what the higher frame rate would look like, and it was met with mixed reactions.

Jon has seen the finished product – you can read his review here – and is full of praise for the higher frame rate. So whether you’re »

- Kenji Lloyd

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New TV Spots for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – ‘A Game of Riddles’

11 December 2012 1:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is inching ever closer to its big screen release, with Peter Jackson’s blockbuster now on the cusp of returning us to Middle-earth.

Jon has seen the film already – you can read our review here – and it certainly sounds like it will be welcomed with open arms for fans of Jackson’s original trilogy. And if for nothing else, it is well worth seeking out to get a taste of the 48fps format.

With just days before it arrives on the big screen – two in the UK, three in the Us – Warner Bros. have released two new TV spots, giving us yet more to look forward to this weekend.

“The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Judge blocks release of low-budget mockbuster 'Age of the Hobbits'

10 December 2012 4:44 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

One hobbit will rule them all—for now, at least. A California federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order barring the release of Age of the Hobbits, a low-budget straight-to-video release from an independent film production company called The Asylum that was slated for release on Tuesday, just days before the opening of director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Warner Bros., New Line, MGM, and Hobbit producer Saul Zaentz filed suit against The Asylum last month, charging that the company was trying to infringe on its copyrights and confuse consumers with its film.

In response, The »

- Josh Rottenberg

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