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Watch: Bilbo Baggins Gets His Contract In Clip From 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 12:31 PM
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Already in theaters overseas thanks to time zones and whatnot, in about ten hours, and after a long wait, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" will finally open in multiplexes across the country. So here is your last tease of the movie, and don't worry, it's from really early on in the film, so there are no spoilers.

Review: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Rallies From A Goofy Opening To Become Another Thrilling, If Familiar, Action-Adventure Epic

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 4, 2012 12:00 AM
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At almost three hours, Peter Jackson’s fourth foray into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is initially worrisome and typically self-indulgent. An extremely jarring 48 fps look -- which looks like an odd "Masterpiece Theater" in HD -- is unsettling, and the opening is slow-going and tepidly genteel, taking its time with two prologues, one that includes an aged Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) and Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood). And while “The Lord Of The Rings” films always sported a jovial and light-hearted tone, 'The Hobbit' (set some 60 years before the events of ‘LOTR’) ratchets up the goofiness to a near unfortunate level (yes, the source material is more of a kids' book, but even this is a little much).

Ian McKellen Reveals His Pros & Cons In Reprising Gandalf, Martin Talks The Pull Of The Ring On Bilbo In 'The Hobbit' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2012 4:16 PM
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It was a while ago, so you might have forgotten, but at one point it was a question mark whether or not Ian McKellen would return to Middle Earth to play Gandalf. "Sequels aren’t necessarily as rewarding to act in as their originals," McKellen wrote on his blog at the beginning of 2011 responding to a report about the reasons why or why not he was going to be in "The Hobbit" films. "The deciding negotiation was not about money but about dates. Gandalf is needed on set over the next 18 months but with sizeable breaks when I can work on other projects. My worry that I could not easily escape from Middle Earth was lifted."

Martin Freeman & Eddie Marsan Join Edgar Wright's 'The World's End'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 5:51 PM
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Here's a fun fact: Peter Jackson had an ever so brief cameo in Edgar Wright's "Hot Fuzz" (so did Cate Blanchett, for the record). You know who else did? His future Bilbo Baggins, and now that actor will be taking in a role in "The World's End." So, small world right?

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.

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!

New Pics Of Andy Serkis & Martin Freeman In Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2012 10:56 AM
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While the decision is yet to come down on whether or Warner Bros. and Peter Jackson will embark on additional shooting to create "The Hobbit: Cashing In" aka a third movie in the upcoming series of the films (we hope the director reads our open letter), they haven't kept their eyes off the prize in marketing the first movie, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

Comic-Con '12: Peter Jackson's Cameo, The Role Of Women, Extended Cuts & More From 'The Hobbit' Presentation

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 16, 2012 9:24 AM
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To say the Comic-Con crowd is a little excited about the long-awaited release of the first “The Hobbit” movie this holiday season would be the understatement of the century. Saturday morning’s Hall H line was quite possibly the longest in the convention’s history, which could be attributed partially to other big guns such as “Django Unchained” and “Man of Steel,” but it’s hard to imagine the legendarily loyal Tolkien faithful didn’t play the biggest part in the mob scene.

Gollum, Gandalf, Galadriel & More In 10 New Pics From 'The Hobbit'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 3, 2012 9:04 AM
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With this week’s release of “The Amazing Spider-Man” -- and "The Dark Knight Rises" just around the corner -- we’re at the halfway point of the summer blockbuster season. But there will be big spectacles to come right through to the end of the year, including Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”

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