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Hobbit Movie Screening Draws Mixed Reviews

Peter Jackson and Warner Brothers released a 10 minute sneak peak of the upcoming “The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey” film which is due to be released in December of this year.  With the 10 minute sneak preview, Jackson implored theaters to show The Hobbit in its native filmed 48 frames per second (fps) format that […]

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Ian Mckellen and Stephen Fry Save Pub

It seems as though Gandalf is already coming to rescue and The Hobbit movie has not even been released yet!  Hobbit news hit headlines this past week when a small pub in Southampton was threatened by legal action from Saul Zaentz Company for copyright infringement. The pub has been around for years and is a […]

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The Hobbit Production Video Blog #6 Released!

As we promised, here is Peter Jackson’s newest behind the scenes video blog.  This time, Peter Jackson shows us more of some of the beautiful landscapes that have been chosen as Middle Earth.  Additionally, the Dwarves get a lot of screen time in this video blog.  We also hear a lot from Andy Serkis and […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch tells MTV The Hobbit will be “Amazing”

MTV interviewed Benedict Cumberbatch at Elton John’s Oscar party on Sunday. He had plenty to tell about fun times working with “Sherlock” co-star, Martin Freeman. Enjoy, and stay tuned! Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog

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Oscars and The Hobbit

With The Academy Awards taking place this past weekend, we have to speculate what kind of impact The Hobbit movies will have on The Academy. Indeed we saw a big impact with LOTR, as The Return of the King cleaned house with Oscars that year.  Could The Hobbit movies have the same fate? We do […]

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Stephen Fry Bashing New Zealand Internet via Twitter

Stephen Fry, who was recently in Wellington on set for The Hobbit, posted on Twitter about the quality of internet access in New Zealand. His comments have created quite a media stir in the last few days. The tweet read, “Rise up, Kiwis and demand better? You wouldn’t allow crap roads with pot holes and […]

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Comedian Billy Connolly Cast in The Hobbit

Today it was announced that the final actor has been cast for the Hobbit movies. Comedian Billy Connolly will appear in a cameo as the dwarf warrior Dain Ironfoot in the second film, “There and Back Again”. Many are worried about the seriousness he will bring to the role. But seeing as his character won’t […]

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New Hobbit Toys and MGM Pays Back Debt

As we announced last week, Warner Brothers is already capitalizing the tremendous buzz surrounding the upcoming Hobbit movies.  We introduced the new Tolkien LEGOs that have hit the market.  In addition, new products are set to hit the market soon.  Above you see the 10K gold “One Ring”.  Warner Brother will be soon releasing Trivia […]

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James cameron purchases farmland in middle earth

Around 80 km (or 50 miles) outside Wllington, James Cameron bought out 1000 hectares (or 2470 acres) roughly 20 million New Zealand dollars. The property is 20 km (around 12 miles) from Peter Jackson’s estate, which holds a castle full of Tolkien movie memorabilia. This begs the question: Why is the director of Avatar moving to Middle […]

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Chaos shuts down hobbit casting call

Sky News wrote that the casting call for ‘The Hobbit’ was shut down in New Zealand this Saturday when traffic became chaotic due to thousands more than expected showing up. Radio New Zealand reported that over 3000 people came to the casting in Lower Hutt, near Wellington, in hopes of landing a role in The […]

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