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Peter Jackson Says To Wait Until You See 'The Hobbit' In Full Before Judging The Results Of 48fps Filmmaking

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 28, 2012 11:44 AM
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It seems that this week, everyone suddenly became an expert on 48fps (frames-per-second) filmmaking. In case you're still playing catch up, 48fps doubles the 24fps standard that has been used throughout cinema history in order to provide a smoother, crisper and more "realistic" image. It's the latest technological leap that guys like James Cameron and Douglas Trumbull have been trumpeting (the latter considering going to 60 fps for the project that he's currently working on) and Peter Jackson has been using it on "The Hobbit." He unveiled 10 minutes of footage at CinemaCon this week and it got a negative-to-mixed reaction, resulting in those in attendance tossing out comments like "terrible," "jarring" and "it doesn't look cinematic." Ouch.

Peter Jackson's 48fps Presentation Of 'The Hobbit' At CinemaCon Gets A Mixed Response

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2012 4:58 PM
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While the fact that Peter Jackson was shooting the upcoming "The Hobbit" films in 3D at 48 frames-per-second rate instead of the standard 24 frames-per-second has been around since proudction started, in gained a bit more steam last week. There were concerns about how prepared (or not) theaters would be for the blockbuster film come December, to show it in the format that Jackson intends it be viewed. The short version, is that exhibitors/theater owners will need to upgrade the software on their 3D projects to handle 48fps, and it's not cheap (about $10,000). However, the selling point is that 48 fps offers a crisp viewing experience, free of any motion artifiacts, juttering or any other anomalies sometimes present in 24 fps screenings. Win/win right? Unfortunately for Jackson, it's not quite a slam dunk. Presenting 10 minutes of footage today in the fancy new format at CinemaCon, the screening left many unimpressed.

Peter Jackson Unveils New Image From 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 5, 2012 12:40 PM
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2012 is undoubtedly the year of the mega-franchise. With "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Dark Knight Rises" "Twilight: Breakin Dawn Part Two" and "Ice Age: Continental Drift," several of the biggest movies of all time (yes, "Ice Age 3" made nearly a billion dollars...) are seeing follow-ups hit theaters, so much so that Marvel have been forced to combine all their franchises into "The Avengers" just to compete. But few of these films are as eagerly anticipated as "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

Watch: Return To New Zealand In New Video Blog From Peter Jackson For 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2012 3:29 PM
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Getting tired of winter blahs? Well, Peter Jackson has the remedy, and while it's not exactly the same as being there, his latest videoblog from New Zealand on the set of "The Hobbit" films is a nice mini-vacation.

Could 'The Dark Knight Rises' & 'The Master' Be Contenders? We Prematurely Predict The 2013 Best Picture Oscar Nominees

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 1, 2012 2:03 PM
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As you might have noticed, the 2011/2012 awards season is finally over: the Oscars were on Sunday night, "The Artist" was the big winner, Meryl Streep finally got her third statuette, and "Hugo" basically won everything else. And so we get to put all this talk of what might get nominated, what might win, and who will definitely win, to bed for a year.

Billy Connolly Joins 'The Hobbit' As Dwarf Warrior Dain Ironfoot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 10:05 PM
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So just how long and massive has the production on Peter Jackson's two-part, 3D "The Hobbit" been? Well, we're nearly at a year since it first went in front of cameras, it's still shooting and yes, still casting.

New Images From 'The Hobbit,' 'Snow White And The Huntsman' & 'Wrath Of The Titans'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 3, 2012 10:19 AM
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Here's a quick coffee break post for you today -- some new images from a few of 2012's big blockbusters are here to try and stoke yr anticipation, and get you out on opening weekend. So let's take a look...

Evangeline Lilly Says Her Character Tauriel Is Head Of Elven Guard In 'The Hobbit' & Features Mostly In Part 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2012 12:24 PM
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If you think you know the story of "The Hobbit," guess again. While Peter Jackson is bringing the tale to the big screen via a massive two-part, 3D epic, he's also tinkered with the source material, not only creating a bridge to "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy of films but also conjuring up brand new characters to populate the world. Sacrilege? Perhaps only to the most die hard of dorks. While there has been a ton of press about this movie already, its secrets are still under wraps.

Grittier Look At Bilbo Baggins In New Pic From 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2012 5:35 PM
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Well, here's a bit of change of pace from the generally sing-songy, bright-eyed trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

New Pics From 'The Hobbit,' 'Prometheus' & 'Snow White & The Huntsman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2012 8:57 AM
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Screw in your eyeballs folks. While the end of 2011 meant lots of best-of-the-year lists, 2012 ushers in "most anticipated" rundowns (including our own) and over at USA Today, they've dropped a dozen movies they've highlighted on their calendar along with a few new stills to go with it. So let's get started.

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