All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘The Hobbit’

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer Takes Us Back To Middle Earth

Say what you will about Peter Jackson’s decision to take a 310-page book and turn it into a three-part, almost nine-hour excursion that’s being released over the course of three holiday movie seasons, but the fact remains, his gift for visual spectacle remains strong. That much is certain after watching the two-plus minute trailer for the upcoming second installment, The …

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‘The Hobbit’ Trailer Recreated With LEGOs

Back in June, the long-expected trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was finally released. The preview gave Tolkien fans their first glimpse of the dragon Smaug, voiced in this adaptation by Benedict Cumberbatch. This week, the dedicated artists of the Brotherhood Workshop have re-created the entire trailer using only animated LEGOs. The artists claim that the project took …

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Smaug: Hobbit Trailer Gives Us First Glimpse Of The Dragon

Smaug is the central antagonist in The Hobbit. Unfortunately, he wasn’t really seen in last year’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. That will all change with the next film. In the latest teaser for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, we get out first look at what the famous dragon will look like. Spoilers – he looks like a dragon. …

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Check Out This Custom-Built “Hobbit House”

A life-long Tolkien fan who has been collecting memorabilia and books for more than 30 years has worked with architect Peter Archer to create an abode which would make even Bilbo Baggins proud. Archer says they first had to find the perfect spot to begin building the structure, and found it in Chester County, Pennsylvania. “This isn’t something that you …

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Middleton Premiere: “Hobbit” Appearance Canceled

Kate Middleton was scheduled to attend tomorrow’s London premiere of “The Hobbit”, but won’t be able to attend due to the extreme morning sickness she’s experiencing while pregnant. The Duchess was famously hospitalized for the condition earlier this month, which resulted in a highly publicized prank call to the hospital by two Australian radio DJs and ended in a nurse …

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Hobbit Nausea: Movie Might Make You Sick

Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” has been screening in New Zealand, and fans have had an unexpected reaction: dizziness and even nausea over the film’s high rate of speed. Jackson chose to film the epic movie at 48 frames-per-second–double the usual amount–because of fast-paced action sequences which often become blurred when filmed at the regular rate. The faster pace means the …

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This “Goonies”/”Hobbit” Mashup Will Give You Chills

As a child of the ’80s, there are certain things I hold dear. One of them will always be my love for the films and books which instilled in me a love for adventure, and bravery, and good triumphing over evil. As youngsters, many of us thrilled at the idea of finding a map leading to buried treasure (or, even …

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The Hobbit’s World Was Brought To Life With 3D Printers

Weta Workshop is one of the premier special effect studios on the planet. The studio is responsible for bringing The Lord of the Rings and other high profile films to life. Now they’re working on The Hobbit, and much of the modeling work is being done with advanced 3D printers. A news report from July featured an inside look at …

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Hobbit Films To Be A Trilogy, Says Peter Jackson

What once was two, has now become three. Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson has confirmed that his sure-to-be-epic take on The Hobbit will come to us in three installments. He announced this in a Facebook note: It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the …

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The Hobbit Gets Awesome Publicity Stills Via EW

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit will be unveiled in more detail at Comic-Con this month. But right now Entertainment Weekly has some great publicity stills and screenshots from the upcoming film. Here we see Gandalf, Bilbo, and dwarves Fill, Dill, Dori and Nori and others embarking on the original quest across Middle-earth. Some of these promotion stills feature Martin Freeman as …

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Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Receives Lukewarm Reception at CinemaCon

In order to help convince theater owners that upgrading their projectors to handle motion pictures lensed at 48 frames per second, Peter Jackson screened roughly 10 minutes of his upcoming epic “The Hobbit” for a select group of individuals at this year’s CinemaCon. Unfortunately for Jackson and the suits over at Warner Bros., the reception to the filmmaker’s latest bid-budget …

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‘The Hobbit’ to be Released at 48 Frames Per Second

Cinema’s are scrambling to get their equipment up to date ahead of The Hobbit’s December 14 release, The Hollywood Reporter notes. The film is supposed to be released in a high frame rate of 48 frames per second; most theaters are only equipped to run the standard 24 frames per second. Peter Jackson and James Cameron have advocated a change …

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