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New Zealand Really Likes 'The Hobbit': Peter Jackson Cameos In Air New Zealand Safety Vid & Gollum Gets Airport Sculpture

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2012 11:43 AM
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Holy Middle Earth! It's safe to say that New Zealand and Peter Jackson are in the midst of love affair, with the director bringing shine and interest to the country thanks to shooting his "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy in the country, utilizing their pristine natural settings. And while there was a brief moment when it looked like that relationship was going to be frayed, with a labor dispute finding Jackson threatening to take "The Hobbit" movies elsewhere, all ended well. And with the first of the trilogy set to hit theaters in just over a month, Jackson and New Zealand have solidified their friendship.

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Will Run About 2 Hours 40 Mins. Plus New TV Spot & Denny's Hobbit Menu Items

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2012 9:01 AM
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As one of our team wrote yesterday about "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey": "I for one will be happy to pull up some popcorn and sit down for 2 ½ (and hopefully not more) hours with moderately tempered expectations and enjoy what I can." It looks like he might want to put his ass into training, as Peter Jackson has revealed the runtime for the first movie in the trilogy and, not surprisingly, it's very, very long.

Watch: All 5 Alternate Endings Of The New 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Trailer

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 19, 2012 4:50 PM
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Unless you're living under one of the hugest mossy rocks in the shire of Middle-earth -- located in in the large region of Eriador and the Kingdom of Arnor, of course -- you're acutely aware that Tolkien nerds the world is celebrating Tolkien Week, which culminated this morning with the appearance of the highly anticipated second theatrical trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

New Images From 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Continue Tolkien Week Celebration

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2012 3:33 PM
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It's Tolkien Week, so Warner Bros. is carpet-bombing the interwebs with promotional material for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" all in anticipation of the brand-new trailer coming tomorrow. And the big question WB will have to answer is how can they get audiences back in the same numbers that came out to make "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy a nearly $3 billion worldwide smash? Hopefully Peter Jackson and co. will be bringing something both familiar and fresh.

New Image Of Martin Freeman In 'The Hobbit' Teases New Trailer Arriving Tomorrow

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 18, 2012 12:40 PM
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It is, we're told, Tolkien Week. We're not sure entirely what that means, except that it's presumably something like Shark Week, but with elves. But in movie publicity terms, it means a big push from Warner Bros. for their upcoming "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," a two-part hastily cobbled-together trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's first excursion to Middle Earth, which serves as a prequel to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

Tolkien Week Kicks Off With New Images From 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2012 11:41 AM
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If you have a geek in your life, you probably have already been informed that today kicks off Tokien Week, a celebration of all things Middle Earth. The next seven days will mark, among other things, the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Hobbit." Hardly the ones to look a gift marketing opportunity horse in the mouth, Warner Bros. and Peter Jackson are riding that wave with a promised plethora of stuff to please the fans.

20 New Images From The 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' Including First Look At Lee Pace As Legolas' Dad

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 9, 2012 11:04 AM
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We imagine one of the buzz words in movie marketing departments these days, along with 'Pinterest' and 'viral games' is 'app.' Barely any major movie hits theaters without some kind of iOS-related promotional tie-in, often in the form of a game, or something similar. Some are genuinely nifty (the Hans Zimmer one for "Inception" was pretty great), most are a bit half-hearted, but few are particularly revelatory about the movie themselves.

Calendars & Treasure Chest Of Brand New 'The Hobbit' Images Surface

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 21, 2012 12:33 PM
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Tolkienites, Ringers and Hobbit fans are in for a treat. A small treasure trove of material from Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" has arrived including a new calendar that obsessives will pore over.

A Slightly Revised 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Trailer Focuses On The 13 Dwarves

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 5, 2012 8:30 AM
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"I cannot guarantee his safety, nor will I be responsible for his fate," Richard Armitage's Thorin Oakenshield says to Ian McKellen's Gandalf The Grey about Martin Freeman's diminutive Bilbo Baggins in the latest trailer for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." Hey, I have a great idea, let's bring a small hobbit on a perilous journey that he may not survive!

'The Hobbit: Tokyo Drift' (Or Whatever It Ends Up Being Called) Doesn't Yet Have A Script Or A Budget Yet

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 1, 2012 10:24 AM
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Like it or not, we're getting a third "Hobbit" movie. What started as rumors at Comic-Con became firm negotiations last week, and on Monday, it was announced that the as-yet untitled third film will follow six months or so after the already-scheduled second, "The Hobbit: There And Back Again," in the summer of 2014. Beyond that it's likely to feature additional scenes from the appendices, not much is known about Peter Jackson's actual plans, only that deals are in place for the actors, Warner Bros have given the go-ahead, and additional filming will take place in the near future, likely for two months or so.

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