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Christopher Lee worked steadily in film and on stage in the 1980s and ‘90s, though he didn’t have a massive hit (outside of Gremlins II: The New Batch and then occasional Tim Burton movie) until Peter Jackson cast the legendary thespian as Saruman in 2001’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
Andrew Lesnie, the Oscar-winning cinematography behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy and a longtime collaborator of director Peter Jackson, has passed away. A native of Sydney, Australia, Lesnie was said to have died from a heart attack. He was 59.
It was only a matter of time. Now that The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is on Blu-ray and DVD, it has a shiny new Honest Trailer to point out all the flaws.
In a fun behind the scenes story that should interest any Middle-earth fans out there, it's been revealed that celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was offered a role in one of The Hobbit films if he cooked Peter Jackson’s 50th birthday dinner.
Now that The Battle of Five Armies has released, we seen all of Peter Jackson's Tolkien films. Here are the 10 most badass moments from the movies.
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit is releasing. He's celebrating by calling out other directors for using too much CG.
It’s pretty easy to make fun of The Hobbit. Each of the films, including the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, come in at around three hours long, while they’re also slightly pompous and filled with moments that are borderline ridiculous. Still, even though it’s easy that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be done.
The cultural impact of Peter Jackson's big screen Middle-earth franchise is unquestionable, and there are thousands upon thousands of fans who will be deeply saddened by its conclusion with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. But what will the people who made The Hobbit movies miss most about that experience? To answer that question we have this brand new featurette:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has premiered in international theaters. Unsurprisingly, it is dominating at the box office.
The Hobbit was never planned as just one movie. Even in the years before the adaptation became a trilogy the plan was always to have the story unfold in at least two parts. But what if that wasn't the case? The trailer for that epic production might have looked something like this.
The bond between artist and material is undeniably real - and it's the reason why Ian McKellen believes that Peter Jackson may not be done with Middle-earth just yet.
The Hobbit is ready to fight it out one last time in the Battle Of Five Armies. Are you ready for the end?
When Peter Jackson and the folks at Warner Bros. announced that The Hobbit would be split up into three movies instead of the announced two, many fans were outraged. But rather than just being a simple cash grab, it turns out that what is actually planned for the new trilogy's finale, The Battle of the Five Armies, is the most epic big screen Middle-earth war we've seen yet.
Elijah Wood is back to celebrate The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies, and this is how he's done it! Put your seat and tray table in its upright position, and proceed to watch this video safely.
The Hobbit film series is poised to be one of the highest grossing franchises of all time. And it better be considering how much Warner Bros has shelled out to make the trilogy: three times the cost of making Lord of the Rings.
There’s no update on the ebaums page, so we don’t know for sure whether the dating couple in the Lord of the Rings video stayed together, or even got married. If they did, I hope this guy updated his material.
The question that remains is whether or not this is even possible. Del Toro made Pacific Rim for Legendary, a relationship so pleasurable that they opted to move forward with Pacific Rim 2. The director also worked with the company yet again on next year's Crimson Peak. With Skull Island gearing up for a November 2016 release date, is it feasible del Toro could shoot that film before jumping onto Pacific Rim 2 (currently scheduled for 2017)?
Peter Jackson informs fans that the full trailer for the final The Hobbit film is “not going to be released until around Oct.” because “the complex VFX work required to produce the battle shots we’re all wanting to see are simply not far enough along yet.” Makes sense.
Jackson says in the notes of his production diary that he looks forward to continuing the journey with fans next year. We expect that he will continue to blog the trip through post-production as he concludes this Hobbit endeavor with There and Back Again.
Should The Silmarillion ever make it to the big screen, it deserves another director with a passion for the work and an understanding of limitations. The Tolkien universe is filled with enough imagination that a less thoughtful director would still have more than enough to work with, while Jackson needs to put his valiant efforts into projects that would fall apart in anyone else’s hands.