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Watch: Two New TV Spots For 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 29, 2013 10:00 AM
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The Desolation Of Smaug, Hobbit, Legolas
If you didn't have your fill of Middle Earth adventures with last year's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," well, you're in luck, because for the next two Christmases we'll be treated with a new J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired odyssey (captured, for some reason, in ultra-fluid 48 fps 3D). The first sequel, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" (too many definite articles!) will be out this December, and two new TV spots have debuted for the film, which emphasize director Peter Jackson's frantic grasp of action and the connection to the later "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (via Flicks and Bits).

Watch: NSFW First Trailer For Forest Whitaker, Orlando Bloom Crime Movie 'Zulu'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 11, 2013 12:51 PM
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Though Forest Whitaker looks he’s headed back to the Kodak Theater with the sincere “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” the Oscar-winning actor looks to be getting into rough-and-tumble mode with the Jérôme Salle-helmed “Zulu.” A French (and somewhat NSFW) trailer (via Shadow and Act) has arrived online for the South Africa-set crime thriller, and it looks like pretty compelling stuff. Watch it below.

'Elizabethtown' Duo Kirsten Dunst & Orlando Bloom Reunite For Financial World Drama 'Cities'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 29, 2011 5:01 AM
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Watch: Kirsten Dunst Stars In R.E.M.'s Final Video: "We All Go Back to Where We Belong"It's okay if you forgot about this movie, because we did too. Way back in the spring, it was announced that Clive Owen and Anil Kapoor were being lined up to star in Roger Donaldson's "Cities." And then...we didn't hear much after that. But the film is getting a couple of fresh faces who haven't worked together since they first paired up six years ago in Cameron Crowe's not-so-hot "Elizabethtown."

Joel Kinnaman Replaces Orlando Bloom In 'Lola Verus' With Greta Gerwig

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2011 9:22 AM
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Hamish Linklater Also Comes AboardLife is very, very good right now for Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman. The young thesp got his breakout role in "Snabba Cash," which started earning buzz at the Berlin Film Festival last year and went on to get snatched up for a Hollywood remake and launched its director Daniel Espinosa onto studio hot lists, as he was tapped to direct "Safe House" with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. As for Kinnaman, he quietly has racked up roles in a number of forthcoming films including the alien invasion flick "The Darkest Hour," David Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and yes, in his buddy Espinosa's "Safe House" as well. Currently, he's earning raves for his turn on AMC's "The Killing" but it looks like he's about to get his biggest role in Hollywood yet.

First Poster Arrives For 'The Three Musketeers;' Which Cast Member Is Humiliated The Most?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 9, 2011 1:41 AM
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Currently in a tight neck-and-neck race with Roland Emmerich's "Anonymous" to be the stupidest movie of the fall, "The Three Musketeers," which sees "Resident Evil" director Paul W.S. Anderson cunningly reboot Alexandre Dumas' legendary characters for the 21st century by trying to make it look as much like "Resident Evil" as humanly possible, is looming on the release schedule. We've already seen one truly terrible trailer for the film, and now, with the film's October release date coming closer, Summit have released the first one-sheet for the film, via Yahoo.

Peter Jackson Confirms Orlando Bloom's Return As Legolas In 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 27, 2011 5:46 AM
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While this was largely expected to happen, the last time we heard from Orlando Bloom about his possible (inevitable) reprisal of Legolas in "The Hobbit," the actor played it safe. During the press rounds for "Sympathy For Delicious" Bloom told us, “My fingers and toes are crossed, but, yes, I’ll be there. We’re just waiting for everything to get straightened out.” Well, the ink has dried and the schedules have been made as Peter Jackson confirmed Bloom's return in aFacebook post today:

Bloom! Shake The Room: 'Lord of the Rings' Star Teaming With Greta Gerwig For Rom-Com 'Lola Versus'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 3, 2011 1:02 AM
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It seems like the Orlando Bloom comeback is underway in full force. For a little while after he broke through in "Lord of the Rings," the actor was the go-to-guy for period actioners, with leads in "Troy," the "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Kingdom of Heaven." But he never had the same success in contemporary fare, or got to grips with the tricky task of delivering his lines as anything other than a bland, smirking robot, and the actor's been essentially absent from screens since the third 'Pirates' movie.

Orlando Bloom Still Not Confirmed For 'The Hobbit,' But It Appears To Be An Inevitability

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 25, 2011 7:59 AM
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A minor update on "The Hobbit" for you fanatics. Despite the fact that Orlando Bloom wasn't really accepting questions outside of Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut, "Sympathy For Delicious" today, the film he was promoting -- earlier in the press day he apparently had gently scolded a journalist for asking about one his "The Good Doctor" film currently playing at the Tribeca Film Festival -- we managed to eek out a little something from the actor afterwards.

Emma Thompson's 'Effie' With Orlando Bloom & Saoirse Ronan Stuck In Legal Row

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 7:33 AM
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Last fall, a rather interesting project was coming together based around a script from actress/screenwriter Emma Thompson. Titled "Effie," the film lined up a solid cast with Saorise Ronan, Orlando Bloom, Imelda Staunton, Greg Wise and Thompson herself in the strange-but-true story that centers on the wedding night between Victorian artist, architect, poet and political thinker John Ruskin and his wife, Effie Gray. Ruskin was long infatuated with Gray and married her when she was 17. However, when it came time to consummate their marriage, something so reviled Ruskin that Gray remained a virgin until after they divorced and she remarried his protege, painter, John Everett Millais. While it has never been established just what disgusted Ruskin to the point he refused to have sex with his wife, theories over the years have speculated it might have been pubic hair or menstrual blood.

Orlando Bloom & Imogen Poots To Star In The Period Drama 'The Laureate'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 28, 2011 2:12 AM
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Kerry Condon Also Joins, Dominic Cooper and Hayley Atwell Out For a time at the beginning of the 21st century, it seemed that you couldn't get a blockbuster period piece greenlit without the presence of British star Orlando Bloom. After breaking out as badass elf Legolas in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Bloom turned up in "Troy," "Kingdom of Heaven" and the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films -- hell, even Cameron Crowe anointed him as the star of his contemporary rom-com "Elizabethtown."

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