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Dwarves Dominate New Poster For 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 2:18 PM
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"Hi Ho Hi Ho, it's off to work we go!"....oops, wrong movie. While Snow White may have had seven, J.R.R. Tolkien conjured up a few more, bringing thirteen to "The Hobbit." And they are all here on this...crowded...new one sheet for the movie.

Bilbo Baggins Gets His Closeup In New Poster For 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 8:59 AM
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Well, Tolkien Week is over, and after seven days that saw new images and a brand new trailer that featured alternate endings for some reason from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," you would think that would be all for now. But alas, it's not so, as the Warner Bros. marketing train continues with a brand new one sheet for the movie.

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."

Watch: Brand New Trailer For 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 9:46 AM
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Hey guys, have you put in your order for your Bilbo and Frodo Baggins birthday cakes? As you might be aware, Saturday, September 22, marks both of their birthdays, but even if you forgot about them, they haven't forgotten about you, and a brand-new present for Tolkien fans in the midst of Tolkien Week has arrived with, a brand-new trailer for Peter Jackson's "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.

Part 2 Of 'The Hobbit' Entitled 'The Desolation of Smaug,' Part 3 Dated For July 18th, 2014

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 1, 2012 10:14 AM
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One problem with turning your two-part fantasy epic into a three-part fantasy epic is that you need to find a new title from somewhere. It's alright when a "Twilight" or a "Hunger Games" decide to split their final installment into two, because they can always go for a "Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 and 2" or "Mockingjay Pt. 1 and 2" type deal, but for "The Hobbit," Peter Jackson had already added two new subtitles to his one-book source material, admittedly ones already associated with the books -- "An Unexpected Journey" and "There And Back Again."

Fall Movie Preview: Our 15 Most Anticipated Films For The Rest Of 2012

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • August 27, 2012 1:19 PM
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The summer movie seasons is pretty much wrapped up, with the Venice Film Festival kicking off this week, and Telluride and Toronto just around the corner. And as ever, the fall festival season sees us move away from superheroes and the like for a few blessed months, in favor of some fare that's a little more adult, and geared with an eye towards awards.

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